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Month: December 2017

Can Rabbits Change Gender / Sex?

I have seen this question on many forums and over heard breeders discussing the fact that their rabbit changed gender. In fact rabbits that have won awards at ARBA conventions as a doe, have been shown later only to find out it was actually a buck. Does this mean that a rabbit has changed sex? Amazingly in nature there are some instances where an animal can change its gender. Take for example a clown fish. Clown fish live in schools. Within that school is a leadership structure led be a female clown fish. When that clown fish dies, the highest male in leadership takes over for the female and changes gender including reproductive functions. This is however a rarity for this type of biological change to take place. In fact there are even more rare cases of humans that have changed gender as a result of either 5-alpha-reductase deficiency (5alpha-RD-2) or 17-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase deficiency (17beta-HSD-3). Rabbits do not fall into that strange and rare category of animals that change gender. A rabbit born a buck, will be a buck at 6 months, will be a buck at a year. A rabbit born as a doe will be a doe and 6 months, will be a doe at a year. At young ages it can occasionally be difficult for experienced breeders, and even more difficult for inexperienced breeders to sex a rabbit. The majority of “sex changed” rabbits...

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When to List Your Item For Sale on eBay

If you think listing an item at anytime of day will make your listing equally as successful, think again. What may be convenient for you, say 4:00 pm on a weekday when you're not in classes, or at work, may not be ideal for someone else. eBay's listings end on 24 hour intervals, no matter what time of day you start them on. So if you listed an item to begin at 4:00 pm CST, that would be 2:00 pm on the west coast (when generally people are not home on a given weekday). So if you want to discourage bidders say in California or British Columbia from bidding, I would not suggest listing an item as this time. Never use a 1-day listing unless you want to sell something that is time sensitive, such as concert tickets at the last minute for example. You also have to be an established member of the eBay community to even have the option to serve a 1-day listing. Typically, when do most people have the greatest amount of spare time? On the weekends. Choose to list your items based upon the schedule of society. Typically, the most successful listing times for me have been as follows: Thursday night between 6:00 and 8:00 CST. (3-day listing) Sunday night between 8:00 and 9:00 CST. (3-day listing) Here's why I've found these times to...

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Top 3 Risks of NOT Replacing Your Timing Belt

The timing belt in a car is very important to the car’s proper operation. It controls a lot of the basic functions in your car, like water pump, air conditioner compressor, alternator, and much more. In the top 3 risks of not replacing your timing belt, you are putting in danger all of those important tasks that have to be accomplished for your car to function properly. It is not the most important thing in a car, but because of how pivotal it is in its operation for the car, it can cause a lot of headaches and trouble if it is not properly maintained and replaced. Of the top 3 risks of not replacing your timing belt, if it wears down, and eventually breaks while you are driving, it can not only cause the whole car to die where you are at, but it can also cause a lot of damage in the engine bay area. This is because it is traveling at such a high rate of speed, at such a high rate of stress and pressure, that when it finally does break, there is a lot of force and momentum that causes the rubber and metal of the belt to slam against various engine parts. Another important reason to replace your timing belt is so your can operate at optimum efficiency. This is because with an...

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When to List Your Item For Sale on eBay

If you think listing an item at anytime of day will make your listing equally as successful, think again. What may be convenient for you, say 4:00 pm on a weekday when you're not in classes, or at work, may not be ideal for someone else. eBay's listings end on 24 hour intervals, no matter what time of day you start them on. So if you listed an item to begin at 4:00 pm CST, that would be 2:00 pm on the west coast (when generally people are not home on a given weekday). So if you want to discourage bidders say in California or British Columbia from bidding, I would not suggest listing an item as this time. Never use a 1-day listing unless you want to sell something that is time sensitive, such as concert tickets at the last minute for example. You also have to be an established member of the eBay community to even have the option to serve a 1-day listing. Typically, when do most people have the greatest amount of spare time? On the weekends. Choose to list your items based upon the schedule of society. Typically, the most successful listing times for me have been as follows: Thursday night between 6:00 and 8:00 CST. (3-day listing) Sunday night between 8:00 and 9:00 CST. (3-day listing) Here's why I've found these times to...

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Getting the Most From Cheap Flight Websites

How cheap flight websites work – Cheap flight websites sell blocks of seats on airline flights to many different destinations. Because they guarantee to sell a specific number of tickets per airline, they purchase the tickets at a lower price than what is offered to the single consumer. The websites pass the savings on to the customers who use their sites to purchase tickets. Each website has a search engine, which sorts the tickets by airline, destination, number of stops, dates of departure and return, seat assignment, departure time, one-way or round-trip, number of tickets, price, and / or origin of flight. You choose the flight, which best suits your needs or best fits your budget. The customer who shops earliest saves the most. If you are willing to travel to more remote airports, leave and return on off-peak days (like Tuesday) or take late-night flights, you can save more because these tickets are harder for the website to sell. Often, cheap flight websites will offer package deals to certain destinations based on tickets that they purchased at a discount. Choosing your destination from the website's offerings can save you more money than single trip tickets. Bundling hotel and car rental with your airline tickets can earn you a discount from the website even if you choose your own destination. Comparing cheap flight websites – An internet search will...

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