Nicky Hoseck

Nicky Hoseck

Nicky owns a variety of pets, from dwarf goats to dogs and horses, and spends much of her time researching the best ways to keep them healthy and happy.
She’s passionate about natural medicine and loves discovering new ways to treat physical and behavioral problems without the use of pharmaceuticals.
She’s been looking after animals all her life and is committed to responsible pet ownership. She loves sharing her experiences and learning more about how to improve the lives of animals, both domestic and wild.

February 24, 2023 A-Z Animals Invertebrates 

Clawing Our Way Through the Secrets of The Lobster World

Growing up, the only thing I knew about lobsters was how good they tasted! For those who haven’t had the pleasure, lobster has a sweet, meaty flavor similar to crab but less fishy. It’s delicious, but is it worth trawling the depths of the ocean to capture these intriguing creatures? People tend to think of […]

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February 22, 2023 A-Z Animals Mammals 

The Evolution and Behavior of the American Black Bear

When Theodore Roosevelt chose not to shoot that black bear back in 1902, he started a craze that continues today. That black bear he saved became the father of all teddy bears, but there’s no evolutionary link between the two! Let’s leave the teddy bears where they belong (in bed) and focus on the iconic […]

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February 18, 2023 A-Z Animals Fish 

The Secret Life and Mysterious Origins of the Eel

The story of the eel is a slippery subject that takes us from the Sargasso Sea on the eastern coast of the US all the way to the rivers and lakes of Europe. As we follow the intriguing life story of the freshwater eel, we’ll unlock a series of secrets and mysteries, like why the […]

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February 15, 2023 A-Z Animals Mammals 

All about Pet Otter – Why Otters Are Otterly Wonderful but Terrible Pets!

There is no cuter sight than an otter floating around on its back with its little paws folded on its belly. They look like aquatic teddy bears from a distance, but if you get up close, you soon realize not everything about the otter is quite so adorable. Despite that, the demand for pet otters […]

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February 11, 2023 A-Z Animals Mammals 

Fascinating Facts about the Evolution and Lifestyle of the Beaver

Beavers shape our natural environment, building dams and creating wetland areas that provide homes and food for many other species. These large rodents live in close family groups and defend their territories aggressively if threatened. With their flat tails, webbed hind feet, and teeth reinforced with iron, they are strange-looking animals that bear little resemblance […]

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February 9, 2023 A-Z Animals Mammals 

Dive Into the World of Seals and Discover Their Secrets

There are over 30 various species of seals and sea lions living in the world’s oceans, all of which swim a great deal faster than the average human. Although they appear clumsy and awkward on land, in the water, the seal uses its torpedo-shaped body and fin-like feet to perform amazing feats of agility and […]

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February 8, 2023 A-Z Animals Mammals 

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About the Gerbil

If you own a pet gerbil, its ancestors probably came from Mongolia. The Mongolian and Fat-tailed gerbils appear more suited to a domesticated life than other species and are widely regarded as friendly, gentle creatures. Gerbils only became household pets comparatively recently, although some say the great warrior Genghis Khan owned a Mongolian gerbil back […]

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February 4, 2023 A-Z Animals Mammals 

Discovering the Solitary World of the Wolverine Animal!

Not to be confused with the X-Men character, the wolverine is a solitary, nocturnal predator that looks a bit like a small bear but with a long bushy tail similar to that of the skunk. The chances of you seeing a wolverine are extremely small due to their preference for cold, remote climates high above […]

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February 2, 2023 A-Z Animals Mammals 

A Look Beneath the Armor of the Armadillo!

If you were to hold a competition for the strangest-looking creature on earth, the armadillo would have a good chance of winning.  With its armored shell, long nose, and big ears, the armadillo is both comical and bizarre. They also have a habit of leaping into the air when startled, which makes them even more […]

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January 31, 2023 A-Z Animals Mammals 

Discover the Truth About the Curious Coatis

Overview Coatis are furry mammals that belong to the raccoon family Procyonidae and share some similarities with their raccoon cousins. Both have long, bushy tails and black facial markings. Even their habitats are similar, with raccoons living in damp woodland areas and coatis inhabiting tropical forests and woodlands. Although they have some similarities, they are […]

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