Animals

Why do fish have scales?

Nov 30th, 2008 | By

Many fishes have scales but clingfishes do not have. Their body has a layer which is called mucous. Scales on the fish body helps fish in some ways like:- Firstly it acts as a protective layer so that harmful objects, fungus, bacteria and parasites cannot enter the fish body Secondly they are present in overlapping
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How do we get afflicted from roundworms?

Nov 26th, 2008 | By

Roundworms are also known as nematodes and can affect both adults and children. These worms will usually live in the human intestines after they have come in contact with humans. Even pets can get affected by roundworms and even pass the same to the humans. Usually the larvae or the eggs of the roundworms are
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How to get rid of chiggers?

Nov 25th, 2008 | By

Chiggers are also known as harvest mites and red bugs. They are very small in size which makes them hard to see with naked eyes. People call them tiny lobsters. Chiggers live in damp and shady bushes, tall grass, weeds, fences, leaves, bark and dense foliage. Whenever you go for a walk in the woods
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Why do tiger have stripes?

Nov 21st, 2008 | By

Stripes on the body of tiger mainly help them to hide. Stripped body cannot be easily recognized in the shadow of forests. It helps the tiger to escape from the predators and himself can easily hunt for its prey. Scientists say that color blindness is very common among the wild animals or in other words
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How to get rid of flies?

Nov 11th, 2008 | By

Flies in the house always irritate and disturb you when they buzz around, particularly if they are in large number. Moreover some of them can transmit disease causing microbes that can be harmful to our health and can cause diseases like cholera, tuberculosis, food poisoning, dysentery etc. so here are some of the ways by
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How does a wall lizard get rid of its tail?

Nov 7th, 2008 | By

Many species of wall lizards can be found across the world and across continents such as North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. It has been estimated that over 25000 types of lizards have been found so far by the scientists. Almost all wall lizards have an extra ordinary ability to detach a part
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How to cut dog nails?

Oct 31st, 2008 | By

It is important to cut your dog nails and it is important too to know when to cut your dog’s nails. If you are not aware of the proper way of cutting the dog nails then it will cause crippling pain in the paws of your dog, can damage the nails forever and even lead
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How to get rid of silverfish?

Oct 21st, 2008 | By

Silverfish is not harmful for the humans but they may do harm to your things like books, clothes, food etc. Here are some ways to get rid of silverfish:- Proper sanitation is important as it prevents reinfestation. Silverfish are attracted towards moist places like sinks, bathroom, piles of leaves, laundry room etc. One way to
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Why do cats cough up hairballs?

Oct 18th, 2008 | By

Your cat appears to be normal and suddenly it feels irritated and after few minutes again return to her normal behavior this is because of hairballs which are irritating her. These hairballs are very common especially in the long-haired cats. When a grooms itself with the tongue the loose hair sticks with it which goes
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How do Parrot and Myna speak like us?

Oct 15th, 2008 | By

It is really very fascinating to see how birds such as parrots and myna can talk like human beings. These birds can imitate the voice of human beings. These birds can speak small words and very short sentences if they are taught and trained well. The reason behind the talking of the birds is mainly
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