Krishna Maxwell
Author for A-Z Animals

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Krishna is a lifelong animal owner and advocate. She owns and operates a small farm in upstate New York which she shares with three dogs, four donkeys, one mule, and a cat. She holds a Bachelors in Agricultural Technology and has extensive experience in animal health and welfare. When not working with her own animals and tending her farm, Krishna is helping other animal owners with behavior or management issues and teaching neighboring farmers about Regenerative Agriculture practices.


Types of Pond Turtles Picture

Key Points Turtles are a wonderful part of our ponds and streams and an important part of a healthy ecosystem.Turtles consume insects and other pests that tend to inhabit a… Read More

By Krishna Maxwell 11 months ago


Types of Pet Birds Picture

Key Points There are at least 206 types of house birds, but not every bird is appropriate for a pet. Birds need a great deal of attention to be happy… Read More

By Krishna Maxwell 11 months ago


Deer Tick vs Dog Tick Picture

Key Points The deer tick and the dog tick are both ticks, but they are named because of the animal they prefer feeding on.Both deer ticks and dog ticks will… Read More

By Krishna Maxwell 11 months ago


Can Ducks Fly? Picture

Key Points Wild ducks, such as Mallards, are extremely fast, agile, and capable fliers. There are several breeds of domestic ducks that have lost the ability to fly. Did you… Read More

By Krishna Maxwell 12 months ago


Top 10 Scariest Cats Picture

Key Points Whether domestic or wild, some cats are just plain scary. Black cats have a rep for being harbingers of ill will. However, this is just pure superstition. Black… Read More

By Krishna Maxwell 12 months ago


Top 10 Best Cats Picture

Key Points The all-time favorite cat breed is no breed at all. The domestic shorthair, or mutt of the cat world, remains the easiest and best choice of feline friends.… Read More

By Krishna Maxwell 12 months ago


Top 8 Tiniest Cats Picture

Key Points Miniature, teacup, and dwarf cats are popular right now. However, some of these come from highly unethical breeding practices. Do your homework and know what you are buying… Read More

By Krishna Maxwell 12 months ago


10 Lovely Orange Animals Picture

Key Points Depending on the environment, orange can help an animal stand out or provide camouflage. For flying creatures, bright colors help attract a mate and draw attention away from… Read More

By Krishna Maxwell 12 months ago


Top 10 Softest Dog Breeds Picture

Key Points Dogs with the softest coats tend to have long hair that may require extensive grooming.Double coated dogs have a very soft undercoat and a more coarse outer coat.Dogs… Read More

By Krishna Maxwell 12 months ago


Top 10 Meanest Dogs Picture

Key Points All dogs can become aggressive when defending themselves or their human pack. However, dogs are not born mean, they become that way when mistreated or forced into it… Read More

By Krishna Maxwell 12 months ago


The 10 Best Farm Animals Picture

Key Points We raise animals for food, fiber, companionship, and as helpers.Goats and sheep are relatively easy livestock to raise.Chickens have become very popular as pets and backyard egg layers.… Read More

By Krishna Maxwell 1 year ago


10 Poisonous Butterflies Picture

Key Points The only way that butterflies can defend themselves from predators is by making themselves unpalatable to their enemies.Many butterflies lay their eggs on plants that are toxic to… Read More

By Krishna Maxwell 1 year ago


What Do Salamanders Eat? Picture

Key Points Salamanders are carnivorous and generally eat insects, worms, and slugs. Salamanders are amphibians not lizards. they have no scales or claws and their skin is generally wet.Some salamanders… Read More

By Krishna Maxwell 1 year ago


How Do Butterflies Eat? Picture

Key Points Butterflies draw nectar and juices through their proboscis, which is similar to an elephant's trunk in function if not in size. Butterflies generally eat during the afternoons. In… Read More

By Krishna Maxwell 1 year ago


How Do Snakes Mate? Picture

Key Points Female snakes give off pheromones that attract males. In species that form a mating ball, the female is surrounded by males. However, the female can control which of… Read More

By Krishna Maxwell 1 year ago


How To Catch A Snake Picture

Key Points There are several methods of catching a snake that ranges from traps to bare hands. Choosing the right method depends on whether or not the snake is venomous… Read More

By Krishna Maxwell 1 year ago


What Do Penguins Eat? Picture

Key Points Penguins are all carnivores.Their taste buds have evolved to only detect the flavors of salty and sour.Penguins eat primarily fish, with other seafood thrown in. Penguins refer to… Read More

By Krishna Maxwell 1 year ago