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Aug 8, 2016 at 11:11am
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Jul 20, 2016 at 05:51pm
Ready for some good laugh outz!!Buy your tickets NOW! Come laugh with us on Monday 25th July 2016 as we witness this extraordinary one-night-only show hosted by the hilarious PapiZak, starring the queen and king of comedy, Joanne Kam and Douglas Lim! Also featuring live music by the soulful Russell Curtis! What a night it will be so see you all there at 8.30pm at LOL @ Live House, TREC KL. Tickets are RM90 per person (comes with a free limited edition cap). Email us at now before tickets run out! All ticket sales proceeds go to Trap - Neuter - Release - Manage ( TNRM ) Malaysia


Jul 20, 2016 at 04:26pm
Let's celebrating Malaysia 59th Birthday together! SmartHeart - Merdeka 59 Quiz Challenge is starting from 1/July - 30/Sept/2016.

Step 1: Download App in IOS or Android App Store
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Step 3: Play the quiz as many times as you can to get the highest rank within the contest period.
Step 4: Check scoreboard occasionally to see if you still hold the winning ranks!
SmartHeart will select the top 3 winners after the contest ended.

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Grand Prize – Mac Book Air x 1, Pet Food worth RM300
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Jul 12, 2016 at 10:14pm
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kevin22 added a marketplace listing - Dog Obedience Training

May 26, 2016 at 01:08pm
Most common dog behavior problems such as Pulling, Lunging, Jumping, Over Excitement and Excessive barking are usually a by product of lack of training. At Saharikenn Training Centre, we pride ourselves on offering services that can help you and your dog. With a range of services for dogs and puppies, we will tailor a training or behavior modification course to you and your pet.

limaunjoe2929 created a new forum topic - pet cafe.

Apr 28, 2016 at 12:40am
hi I am a pet cafe owner. anyone if is looking for place to hang out and love Thai food. can visit my place in ss 18 subang jaya. shop name is Thai salad cafe, can be found in Facebook. but currently the shop is name barks bunnies. we just took over 1 month less so we change the menu from a commen F&b like pasta to Thai food. Chef all org Thai.


Apr 27, 2016 at 11:16am
How to Hold a Bird Safely
Correct Ways to Hold Your Pet Bird

As with most things, there are right ways and wrong ways to hold a pet bird. Birds are rather fragile creatures both physically and emotionally, and since they are not domesticated, scooping one up into your arms is not quite as simple as it would be with a dog or a cat. However, if you practice the correct techniques, you will find that safely holding your feathered friend can be easier than you might think. Check out the tips below for information that will help both you and your bird enjoy your handling time to the fullest extent!

• Teach your bird to “Step Up”.

The majority of bird owners are not professional bird trainers - but it’s still important for them to teach their pets a few basic commands in order for them to remain healthy and happy. The most important of these is the Step-Up Command, an easy to teach “trick” that trains a bird to step onto their owners’ finger.

Teaching this command to your bird will make it much easier for you to remove your pet from its cage, in addition to enabling you to easily move your bird from place to place within your home without the need for frightening episodes of “catch me if you can.”

• Never squeeze, shake, or strike your bird.

Because birds are such highly specialized creatures built for flight, they have a complexanatomy that makes them quite fragile as compared to other types of pets. When handling your bird, it’s important to remember to always be as gentle as possible. Never squeeze your bird or hold it too firmly, even if he or she resists handling. Doing so could break one of your pet’s bones, damage his or her internal organs, or worse. If it seems like the only way you can hold your bird is to keep a tight grasp on him, try practicing some bonding techniques that will help your pet enjoy being handled and accept it without fright or hesitation.

• Use a towel if necessary.

Sometimes it can be difficult to hold onto a bird if you need to conduct a wing or nail trim, so it can be beneficial to both of you to practice toweling in these situations. While toweling your bird all the time is far from ideal, it can help to calm your pet and keep him or her safe during times when it’s necessary to restrain your feathered friend.

Keep in mind that birds can become overheated rather easily, so make sure that if you do need to towel your bird for any reason, you get it over with as quickly as possible. Toweling a bird can be rather traumatic for some pets, so if you must do it, allow your bird some quiet time alone in his cage afterward so that he can recuperate.

• Don’t allow your bird to sit on your shoulder.

It’s a common practice for bird owners to allow their pets to climb, ride, and sit on their shoulders - but it’s a bad idea for several reasons. First of all, allowing your bird to sit on your shoulder gives your feathered friend access to your ears, eyes, and other sensitive parts of your face. Should your bird become frightened or upset while riding on your shoulder, you could very well be subjected to a painful and damaging bite. Eliminate the risk by always holding your bird on your hands or forearms, and making sure that they are at a safe distance from your face.

• Never hold a bird by the wings, legs, or tail.

Even if your bird has not yet mastered the “step-up” command, it is never okay to grab him by the wings, legs, or tail. Not only could doing so frighten your bird and damage his delicate plumage, it could cause complications such as broken bones or other trauma.

If you must pick up a bird who absolutely refuses to step up, do it safely by gently grasping him or her in a small towel or with padded gloves that will protect your fingers from bites or scratches.


Apr 8, 2016 at 11:04am
where can register dog lesen at penang?


Apr 6, 2016 at 02:20pm
Mark your calendar to the largest pet expo in Malaysia... bring your furkids... a lots of fun filled activities and surprises awaits you... See you guys!!!


Apr 4, 2016 at 05:31pm
How to Handle Turtles and Tortoises

Turtles and tortoises are very popular as pets, but what should a potential owner expect from these interesting shelled creatures? They are cute, but are they cuddly? They have sharp mandibles, but will they bite? And can they be handled – and if so do they enjoy it? Just what can you expect in the way of interactions from your captive turtle or tortoise?

Actually, despite the fact that they are reptiles, collectively a grouping of animals both well-known for over-emoting, turtles and tortoises are rather responsive to the overtures of their keepers. Most species quickly equate the presence of a person with the probability of being fed, and once acclimated, will eagerly paddle or plod to a position where they can greet their keeper.

Most turtles and many tortoises don’t ever go much beyond this stage, but some tortoises become surprisingly tame. For example, our radiated tortoises plod stolidly along on tiptoe behind us when we’re working in their enclosure, and should we stop, the tortoises will come around in front of us and collapse on our toes with an audible “sigh.” If we reach down and rub their shells, they will then again stand fully erect and stick their head out to have their face and neck rubbed. They are probably the most responsive chelonians (turtles and tortoises) that we’ve ever had. A friend in California has some big leopard tortoises that react similarly.

Keep Handling at a Minimum

However, with that said, we hasten to add that neither species enjoys being lifted from the ground and will hiss in concern and promptly withdraw into their shell if such liberties are taken. Semi-aquatic turtles, even relatively tame, long-term captives, usually react adversely to being picked up. They may show their displeasure in one or more of several ways.

This includes kicking and scratching, attempting to bite, withdrawing fully into the shell, or voiding the contents of their cloaca and bladder when lifted. So, while turtles and tortoises are cute, most are not at all cuddly. It is best to meet turtles and tortoises on their own terms. Let them be the ones to make the overtures. Physically restrain and lift them only when absolutely necessary.

Tips on Handling Turtles or Tortoises

How you lift a turtle or tortoise will depend on the size and the type.

A baby chelonian of any kind can be merely encircled with the fingers and thumb, and physically lifted. The creature will probably feel more secure if laid in the open palm of your other hand. But always restrain him.

Don’t allow him to scramble off your hand. A fall or drop could break your turtle’s or tortoise’s shell, break a limb, or even cause death. A larger turtle or tortoise should be grasped in both of your hands, one on each side of the shell, between the forelimbs and the hind limbs. Tortoises are easily carried in this way, but semi-aquatic turtles can still kick strongly and if they are large may cause minor scratches. These scratches should be sterilized and dressed.

Some long-necked turtles (common snappers, soft-shelled turtles, snake-necked turtles) can even reach around or over their shell when being so held and very literally bite the hand that holds them.

A large common snapping turtle (some may weigh more than 50 pounds) can be held immediately behind the shell by its heavy tail, but keep the top shell and neck directed away from your leg so you won’t be badly bitten. It is best not to handle them unless absolutely necessary.

Some turtle handlers are concerned about harming the tail and recommend that this turtle be handled with thick gloves holding them by their shell, directly in front or as close to their back legs as possible. Remember, never take your eyes off of their head to prevent a bite.

Large softshells of some species may exceed 100 pounds in weight and are among the more difficult turtles to hold safely. It seems that no matter how you hold them you will get kicked and/or bitten.

Softshells are most safely handled by grasping them firmly by the rear of the top shell with one hand and by the very front of the shell with the other.

Force the knuckles of the foremost hand downward to make it difficult for the turtle to fully extend its long neck. Keep in mind that although many parts of a softshell are soft, the mandibles are not. The jaws of these turtles are formidably powerful.

Don’t Scratch the Shell

Take care not to scratch a softshell’s shell when handling it. Fungus may result.

It is important that when handling your turtle of tortoise, you do so in a manner that will minimize the possibility of injury to either you or the animal. The shell is not impervious to feeling but is a living growing entity that can break or be otherwise injured. Your chelonian will feel, and usually respond to, your slightest touch.

Never drop your turtle or tortoise. Always take the necessary precautions to prevent your turtle or tortoise from falling. If any injury does occur, consult a reptile-oriented veterinarian immediately.


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