About


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 both the Google+ page and 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.

 

Ali

Me

Background

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. In 1991 I was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  2. I moved to Southport, England, when I was 3 years old and have lived there ever since (with the exception of 5 years living at college/uni).
  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. I love him to pieces!
  5. I love horse riding! I want a horse… and lots of sheep… and a cow…
  6. I maintain 2 fish tanks – one tropical and one cold-water. The cold-water tank contains the fish I studied for my dissertation.
  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!
  11. I have one sister, one brother and one sister-in-law; and as of 2015 one niece!
  12. My Mum and Dad are Gideons – remember that little red bible you were given in high school?!
  13. I am obsessed with Disney (in particular the animal based stories, surprisingly).
  14. My favourite author is Darren Shan (a.k.a. Darren Dash).
  15. I did my first college work experience at a vets, age 16/17.
  16. I once delivered 3 different sets of triplet lambs in one evening!
  17. I still have a small collection of stuffed animals that live in my bedroom.
  18. I recently developed a liking for mango and passion-fruit flavoured Green Tea.
  19. This is my first ever attempt at a blog/ website.
  20. 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!

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