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Step by Step Guide to Teaching Your Chinchilla Tricks

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Chinchillas may look cute but they do not need lots of care and attention once they are brought home. If you don’t keep your pet amused even when it is cage then they can quickly become bored and unhappy. So if you are willing to do it is worth spending some time teaching yours a few chinchilla tricks that will keep it amused whilst in its cage or when allowed to roam.

By teaching them things it can help to prevent your chinchilla from becoming a destructive pet. The best way of doing this is by providing them toys that they can spend hours playing with and chewing. Be sure to avoid the plastic types as these may contain chemicals in them that could prove detrimental to your pet’s health.

Another thing that is worth considering is not just to buy one chinchilla on their own but two. They not only have someone that they can play with but will help each other to keep their coats looking great. To avoid the patter of small chinchilla feet it is best to purchase two females. But be aware that there may be occasions when your pets don’t get alone and so provide them with separate space if needed.

After bring your chinchilla home allow it time to settle in before you do actually attempt to try and teach it a trick. For the first few weeks it is far better if you allow yours to get used to its new surroundings and new owner. A chinchilla that is happy will trust you more and so respond to what you are trying to teach it to do more willingly.

Once they have settled now is the time to begin teaching them some tricks. The first one you should try to teach them is that they come to you when their name is called. Below we offer some tips on how to achieve this.

Step 1 – Start by saying your chinchilla’s name and then every time that they respond by turning towards you or looking at you provide them with a treat (raisin). You should do this twice a day for about one week.

Step 2 – Next you should again call your chinchilla’s name but this time you should hold the treat about 5cm away from them. Then provide them with it should they move towards you after their name has been called. Again practice this twice a day for a week.

Step 3 – We are now at week three and this time as you call your chinchilla’s name hold the raisin a distance of 10cm away from them. But rather than repeating this twice a day for one week you should be doing so for 2 weeks. Hopefully by the end of this time your chinchilla should be coming to you without the need for treats just by you calling their name.

When it comes to teaching your pet any new chinchilla tricks make sure that you don’t give them treats at any other times. Plus take your time over teaching them each new trick just as you did with teaching them to respond to their name being called.

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Unbiased Ex2 System Review

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Problems come in different forms and shapes. If you are having problems with your relationship right now because of breakup, it is just normal. But don’t fall into depression because that is where the problem becomes abnormal. If you are looking for a solution on how to restore the relationship, you can count on e-books that will provide you information about the techniques and strategies to get an ex back.

But to get the one that can meet your needs, you have to read reviews because they will tell you what is ideal and what is not. In this regard, you can try to read the Ex2 System review. This article will provide you with an unbiased review of this e-book.

Matt Hudson – The Creator

The creator of this e-book is the relationship expert Matt Hudson. He used his expertise in psychology to solve the problems of people when it comes to their relationship. In this book, you can read the step by step ways on how you can take advantage of female psychology and her hot emotional buttons. So, you will be influenced on how to be a real man.

The Don’ts

There are things that you should not do right after the breakup. They are what you need to learn in order to ascertain your success in getting your ex back. Of course, to make sure that everything will be successful, there are also do’s.

The other things that you will know are the secrets that you need to know to win back your ex and the ways on how to make her love you even more and never get dumped again.

Now that you already know what this guide can provide you, it is time to discover its advantages and disadvantages.

The Pros

According to the majority of users, this guide is complete that is why it is perfect to use. There is also a money back guarantee within the first 60 days of purchase. So, if this e-book is not working for you, you can still return it and have your money back. You will also feel satisfaction because of the special bonus guide entitled ‘How To Train Your Girlfriend?’

The Cons

Yes, this guide uses lots of psychological tricks to get your ex back but some of them might be dirty. This is so far the only disadvantage of this book.

Hope this unbiased Ex2 System review helps.

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Halloween – UK History and Traditions

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The festival of Halloween in the UK is over 2000 years old, dating back to the time of the Celts (600 BC-50 AD). The Celts celebrated the end of summer and the gathering in of the harvest with a festival called ‘Samhain’, which took place on the night of 31 October. Even then, this date had links with ghosts and the spirit world, as on this night the Celts believed that the boundaries between our world and the next would weaken, allowing the souls of dead to cross over and communicate with the living. A large part of the celebration involved the building of huge bonfires, which were thought to welcome friendly spirits and ancestors, but ward off those considered dangerous. People would dress up in animal heads and skins, and burn sacrifices and gifts in thanks for the harvest.

Samhain was also a time for divination and the telling of fortunes. Apples feature widely in these divination techniques. For example, when bobbing for apples, a tradition that still survives until today, the first person to take a bite out of an apple would be the first to marry that year. In addition, when peeling an apple, the longer the unbroken length of peel, the longer you would be destined to live.

Following the invasion of the Romans in 43 AD, two Roman festivals came to be celebrated at the same time as Samhain. The first was Feralia, a day when the Romans commemorated the passing of the dead. The second was a day in which they honoured Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit trees who was symbolized by the apple. The Romans were very open to the cultures of people they invaded, and they sought to merge their beliefs with those of the indigenous Celts. It is perhaps easy to see why these two festivals became linked closely with Samhain.

Christianity had spread into Celtic lands by the 800s and the Christian church appears to have practiced its usual policy of adopting pagan celebrations by converting Halloween into a Christian observance. By moving the old Christian festival of All Saints Day to 1 November, however, they maintained the link with remembering the dead. On All Saints Day, a mass was held to honour the saints and martyrs, and this was preceded on the day before (All Hallow’s Eve or Eve of All Saints – in Old English, hallow meant holy) by an overnight vigil. According to the early Christian church, this day also marked the release from purgatory of all souls for 2 days. All Souls Day, which commemorated the faithful departed, followed on 2 November. Together, the three festivals – the Eve of All Saints, All Saints Day and All Souls Day – became known as Hallowmass.

The custom of ‘trick-or-treating’, today a large part of Halloween celebrations, could possibly have part of its roots in the tradition of the baking of soul cakes. This was an important feature of All Souls’ Day (similar to the way we associate hot cross buns with Good Friday today), when beggars would wander from house to house, receiving gifts of food and money. In return for a soul cake, these ‘soulers’ would be expected to say prayers for those who had recently died, to speed up their passage through purgatory and into heaven. The ‘trick’ part of the custom appears to have arisen in the USA in the 1930s, where Halloween became to be associated with the playing of pranks and jokes.

Although the Church was successful in establishing Hallowmass as a Christian festival, many of the populace continued to practice the ancient customs and traditions linked with Samhain. With the reformation of the Church in the 16th century, celebrations of this sort were discouraged even more. However, following the Gunpowder Plot in 1605 many traditional Halloween practices, especially the building of bonfires, were transposed to 5 November (now known as Bonfire or Guy Fawkes Night). Although in England the celebration of Halloween gradually fell out of fashion in favour of Bonfire Night, the tradition was maintained for longer in both Ireland and Scotland, because of the strong Celtic links in these countries.

The resurgence in the celebration of Halloween that we have seen over the past 20 years or so, with its emphasis on dressing up as ghosts and witches, has largely been imported from the USA. Halloween and its more pagan traditions were first brought to the USA in the mid-1800s, when huge numbers of Irish immigrants fled to the USA following the Irish Potato Famine. Over time, the festival and its traditions evolved and crossed back over the Atlantic – giving us the celebration that we know and love (or hate!) today.

Conclusion
The celebration that we today know as Halloween dates back to an ancient festival of the Celts – Samhain. Despite the passing of 2000 years, it is still possible to trace some of the traditions we associate with Halloween – bonfires, and the link with ghosts and the spirit world – back to this early celebration of the end of summer and the gathering in of the harvest.

Sources:

  • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween
  • woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/Halloween/history.htm
  • ucc.ie/fecc/samhain.html
  • bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/holydays/halloween.shtml
  • americancatholic.org/Features/halloween/
  • chalicecentre.net/samhain.htm
  • bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/paganism/holydays/samhain.shtml
  • new-life.net/halowen1.htm
  • hauntedbay.com/history/bobbing.shtml
  • britainexpress.com/History/Celtic_Britain.htm
  • britainexpress.com/History/Roman_invasion.htm
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How to Become a Street Photographer

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Street photography is probably one of he most difficult genres of photography, as it is based on the unknown. You can select a frame shot, but you can never select the characters in it or how they will behave to make your picture look good. In modern terms you could call street photography an art snapshot. It is a snapshot after all.

There are street photographers who are like ghosts. You don’t notice them and you certainly don’t notice them photographing you. They carry small cameras and they have learned the trick of focusing the lens by judging the distance between the subject and the camera and adjusting the focus ring based on that distance. Basically, they shoot from the hip, with wide lenses to compensate for framing defects as they don’t actually see the frame, they can only guess it. With such a behavior, it is normal not to see them. They are not paparazzi, but the people tend to control themselves when a person aims a camera at them. By shooting without their knowledge, you can capture genuine expressions which are the heart of street photography.

Stalk people. It’s not illegal on the street. See a person you like, walk with them, follow them until you can get a shot of them. Go for public places so you won’t get the police on your head. Try to follow facial expressions and move like lightning when one that you like comes up. It’s all in the expression, and that’s what you’re supposed to be hunting. Never take close shots. Make the subject and the surroundings a part of your composition. Some bland in, some stand out, but that’s the diversity and the fun of it. A suit and tie in an abandoned factory looks better than a homeless in an abandoned factory. Contrast is the key.

Carry small equipment. Do not go street photographing with big heavy cameras and lenses that look like bazookas, people will notice you right away. Use small cameras, the smallest possible, because quality is not an issue. the best street photography in the world has some of the worst image quality as well.

Always ask for permission afterward. Take your shots, then talk to your subjects. It is extremely unfair and annoying to them to find out they were photographed later on, when your work becomes public. Respect them and, if required, respect their privacy.

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