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Ali’s Answers

What

This website offers basic pet advice,  hints and tips for the benefit of both pet and owner.  The home page offers posts with pet advice on many different topics, for a wide range of pet animals. Ali’s Answers is for those who want to learn a little more about their pets and take an interest in animals (like myself). The categories are listed at the bottom of the page into posts and question responses; individual pet species and general animals, to help you navigate through the posts and find the relevant post/ topic for you. Questions can be asked on the contact page, and they will be answered within a post – so if you ask a question remember to check back for the response! If you have any thoughts or comments about a post, you can post it in the “thoughts” box underneath each post! Ali’s Animal Answers is the name of the Facebook page, and posts on Twitter come via @AlisAnswers, so you can follow posts via your social media site. Questions can be asked via social media sites, however a response is guaranteed if the question comes via this website.

Why

I am called upon regularly for pet advice and practical help, whether face-to-face or online via social media. I have never tried blogging or running my own website before, but being passionate about animals and their welfare, I thought it was a good topic for a blog, and a great way to offer advice to people about their pets! I hope that this website can be a way of me being useful with my animal knowledge to others. Started in 2014, I aim to help answers questions and queries, and provide information to fellow animal-lovers out there! It also helps me in keeping up-to-date with current animal issues, and to refresh my mind with regard to animal training, health, welfare, and other animal-related topics I studied at college and university. I hope that all my readers enjoy my posts, as much as I enjoy writing them!

Ali

Me

Background

My (nick-)name is Ali (hence “Ali’s Answers”). Ever since I was a kid I have loved animals – most of my toys and teddies growing up were animals! I studied at Myerscough College in Preston, England for 5 years – instead of doing A-Levels I did a BTEC National Diploma in Animal Management, and then went on to do a Bachelor of Science with Honours Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare; both courses were great as animals are one of my biggest passions in life. My dissertation was done on Comet Goldfish nutrition, in my final year at university. I have had various jobs in the animal industry, and wish I could have much more pets of my own – however working with a variety of species is a nice “fix”!

20 Random Facts About Me!

  1. I was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  2. I moved to Southport, England, when I was 3 years old and  lived there (with the exception of 5 years living at college/uni) until 2017.
  3. My childhood pets were 3 rabbits and 2 guinea pigs. My first rabbit being typically named, Thumper!
  4. We got our little Bedlington, Barney when I was 13. He sadly passed away September 2019 at the age of 15.
  5. I love horse riding! I want a horse… and lots of sheep… and a cow…
    Horse riding is one of my great joys in life, and I would love one of my own someday.
  6. For my dissertation, I studied feeding affects on Comet Goldfish. I took some of my dissertation fish home, and the last one left died at the age of 7 years old!
  7. I am 5ft 2″ – have been since I was 16.
  8. Also at the age of 16 I got baptised – literally when I was 16… the day after my 16th birthday!
  9. 10 years prior to my adult baptism I first became a born-again Christian aged 6.
  10. I actually own a Lego The Big Bang Theory set! #Geek
  11. My Mum and Dad are Gideons – remember that little red bible you were given in high school?!
  12. I am obsessed with Disney (in particular the animal based stories, surprisingly).
  13. My favourite author is Darren Shan (a.k.a. Darren Dash). Haven’t read his stuff? Check it out! Especially if you love fantasy!
  14. I did my first college work experience at a vets, age 16/17.
  15. I once delivered 3 different sets of triplet lambs in one evening!
  16. I still have a small collection of stuffed animals!
  17. I recently developed a liking for mango and passion-fruit flavoured and Mojito flavoured Green Teas.
  18. This is my first ever attempt at a blog/ website – started up in 2014!
  19. I drew my own logo – the dog. My dad put it onto the computer and turned it into what you see at the top of the website – he is computer genius!
  20. I got married October 2019 – now to start saving for that smallholding 😉

Thoughts

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