Heather Ross
Author for A-Z Animals

Heather Ross is a secondary English teacher and mother of 2 humans, 2 tuxedo cats, and a golden doodle. In between taking the kids to soccer practice and grading papers, she enjoys reading and writing about all the animals!


What Do Dung Beetles Eat? Picture

Key Points Yes, they do eat dung, but they also dine on all sorts of other items, like other insects, fallen leaves, fruit and even fungi. Dung beetles take advantage… Read More

By Heather Ross 9 months ago


Do Bed Bugs Jump? Picture

Key Points: Bed bugs look for humans to parasitically feed on and will also dine upon pets until they can make their way to their favorite meal. While they may… Read More

By Heather Ross 10 months ago


Rare Types of Cats Picture

Key Points: Each of these cat types has its own characteristics that make them stand out from other felines. Believe it or not, cat thoroughbreds are not very common. Some… Read More

By Heather Ross 10 months ago


10 Types of Wild Cats Picture

Key Points Wild cats show similarities to house cats, except they are larger and more powerful. Many flourish in wet and dry environments all over the world. Wild cats are… Read More

By Heather Ross 11 months ago


Types of Big Cats Picture

Key Points: The kings of the jungle, lions are large cats. Females weigh just under 300 pounds while males weigh in around 600 pounds. Tigers, however, are the largest cats,… Read More

By Heather Ross 11 months ago


What Causes Carpet Beetles? Picture

Key Points: Not cleaning properly and regurlary can help make a nice home for these pests. The carpet beetle really likes the dark and areas hidden away from sunlight. If… Read More

By Heather Ross 11 months ago


Top 9 Longest Cats Picture

Key Points: The Persian cat reaches 18 inches long and is content to lounge about the house. It has long hair and a flat face.The Chausie is a cross between… Read More

By Heather Ross 11 months ago


Top 8 Rare Silver Animals Picture

Key Points: The great gray owl, nicknamed the Phantom of the North, is on the endangered list due to its habitat loss in the woods of California. The sliverback gorilla… Read More

By Heather Ross 11 months ago


What Do Ants Eat? Picture

Key Points: Ants are omnivores and will eat just about anything.Ants like dairying ants and lemon ants have opportunistic strategies when it comes to obtaining food.The favorite meal of an… Read More

By Heather Ross 1 year ago


Do Geese Have Teeth? Picture

Key Points: Goose teeth are made from cartilage, not bone. Goose teeth have a similar function to the molars found in humans. The loss of teeth in birds was an… Read More

By Heather Ross 1 year ago


Types of Falcon Birds Picture

Key Points: The peregrine falcon is the most common and widely spread raptor in the world. It can dive as fast as a cheetah!The American kestrel is the smallest falcon… Read More

By Heather Ross 1 year ago


Can Peacocks Fly? Picture

Key Points: Flightless birds are rare and most likely a result of evolution due to environmental changes of their habitats over time. This topic is still debated by scientists.Peacocks can… Read More

By Heather Ross 1 year ago


Types of Boxer Dogs Picture

Key Points: The German Boxer, originally bred to guard and bull-bait, is known as the "official" Boxer.The American Boxer is mixed between German and Austrian imports. The English boxer has… Read More

By Heather Ross 1 year ago