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Chubby Mealworm's Chipper Hedgehog Husbandry!

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Keeping hedgehogs is rewarding. Hedgehogs have a wonderful expression. That wiggly nose and those dark eyes are almost ready to comment on the day’s news or weather. In fact, if your hedgehog struck up a chat with you – it wouldn't seem at all out of place. Stepping out from the pages of The Wind in the Willows, those favorite little characters are just as welcome in our homes as they were in Badger’s! These darling creatures evoke warm spring...

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How to Choose the Right Pet With Chubby Mealworms

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Having a companion animal makes life better! Fond memories of childhood pets embrace our thoughts. We certainly want to experience that again — and we want to share that with our children. Of course, it is a really cheerful time. Whether you are 6 or 60, just musing about adding another buddy to the house brings joy, and we become excited “kids” again. Choosing the right pet is a task that requires careful consideration to ensure a great match. Here...

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“Chubby’s” Chicken Breeds - Select a Silkie

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  This foundation breed of chicken can be summed up in one word – cute!. Silkies are very cute. Everything about this breed revolves around fluffiness! They are irresistible.  Just like any other breed Silkies appear like soft Persian kitties…but they are all chicken. The cocks crow with manly intent, and the hens often rise to the top of coop politics with determination. Many a chook keeper is surprised to see fluffy “Poodles” using ninja moves on “Mildred” the Brahma. They...

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Hit the Dirt! It’s Composting Time

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The earth is waking up and the trees are stretching their sleepy arms to the sun. Whew. Winter is over. But work is just beginning. Songbirds are nesting, flowers are budding and the chickens are laying. Chubby Mealworms is busy providing those critters their snacks so you can think about the flora that needs to sprout, root and bloom. Growing a garden is easy when you have some help. Yup. Helpers. The secret crew Your soil may not say much....

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Spring is Here! Don’t Forget to Feed the Birds

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Chubby Mealworms is jumping into spring. Warming days and peeping blooms of tulips and daffodils proclaim that winter is over. Don’t put away those bird feeders yet. Feeding the birds will need to continue through this season! Spring is migration time for dozens of species of songbirds.Food supplies are scarce after winter and they will not peak until the summer for many fruit and seed eating birds. The bird researchers at Cornell Lab of Ornithology inform us that “during migration...

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