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Animal Sleeping Habits Explored (Infographic)

Just as important to survival as food and water, sleep plays a critical role in the health and wellbeing of almost every animal.

Sleeping patterns may vary wildly throughout the animal kingdom, but at the end of the day all creatures – no matter how big or small – share the need for sleep. Over the years, animal experts have conducted countless studies looking into the subject of animal sleep and have found many unique and fascinating sleeping patterns.

Many members of the natural world have evolved to be incredibly light-sleepers for survival reasons. For example, did you know that dolphins and whales can only rest one-half of their brain at a time? In this state of “sleep-swim”, they can never enter a deep sleep. Another impressively light-sleeper is the giraffe which can go for weeks without sleep and they doze off for longer than 5 minutes at a time.

On the flip side, there is also a wide range of animals that enjoy long periods of sleep. For example, the Little Brown Bat is famous for its unusual sleeping position (it hangs upside-down) and typically snoozes for an astonishing 19.9 hours every day.

If you are interested in learning more about the sleeping patterns of animals, why not check out this super interesting infographic from the guys at Greyhounds as Pets. This informative guide looks into weird and wonderful animal sleeping patterns and also explores into the curious topics of hibernation and dreaming.

Read the infographic below for more.

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Skoshbox; Japanese Snacks (for humans)

We have shared a few treat boxes with you before, but they have always been for pets! Well today I am happy to share the Japan Box from Skoshbox. Why? Because it’s just for humans!

Skoshbox Japan box

We have tried a few other snack boxes before and were always a bit let down. Skoshbox has been amazing though! We got a subscription to the Dekabox when we started to learn Japanese. It was a fun way to try new treats, but also to help us with our reading skills. So of course when Skoshbox wanted us to try out their newest and biggest box, The Japan Box, we were thrilled!

Why we love this subscription:

  • Full sized treats. These are not samples, but full sized snacks!
  • Comes quickly, usually on the very first day of the month.
  • You can re-order your favorites on their website, and you get discounts based on how long you have subscribed.
  • Treats are all from Japan, so you get to try things we just don’t have in the states.
  • Fun mystery items (non-food).
  • 100% legal food products, and they pay extra to label all of their products with a complete English translated ingredient list (very helpful).
  • Super interesting snacks. This month included pudding flavored puffs, and octopus flavored sticks. Never boring!

The Japan box is great. In fact, I think we are going to have to upgrade our subscription! It comes with the most treats, both food and non-food, of all the boxes. That means you get two more of each kind over the Dekabox (which has more than the smallest Skoshbox). I especially liked the cute little sushi character key chain this month.

If you want to try a plan, we have a special code for you! You can save $2 off with the code: AIMEEROO. To see all the plan options visit the Skoshbox website. You can also connect with them on their social media channels, Facebook, Twitter, Instgram, and Pinterest.

Skoshbox provided a Japan box to us in exchange for our honest review. As always, our opinions are our own.

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The Good Dinosaur


If you are looking for a cute movie that you can watch with your family The Good Dinosaur is a great choice! Sweet, funny, and with a cute twist on who the “pet” is, the movie is fun for all ages.

The movie is out today for your enjoyment at home, and it comes with all kinds of great special features! That is one of our favorite parts of owning movies, all the fun extras, and The Good Dinosaur doesn’t disappoint! For example, have you ever wondered what it might take to get a “roar” just right?

Special features:

  • Theatrical Short: “Sanjay’s Super Team” (when we watched this with our nieces and nephews who are 5 and 3, they found it scary).
  • The Filmmakers’ Journey: Director Peter Sohn And Team Share Their Experience Of Making The Movie
  • Hide And Seek: Watch A Short Animated Promotional Clip
  • True Lies About Dinosaurs: Learn What Separates The Movie’s Dinosaurs From Real Ones
  • Recyclosaurus: The Crew Competes To Create The Best Dinosaur Ever… From Discarded Items!
  • Every Part Of The Dinosaur: Explore The Movie’s Special Animation Challenges
  • Following The T-Rex Trail: Meet The Family Who Inspired The T-Rex Ranchers
  • Deleted Scenes With Intros: View Scenes Developed For Previous Versions Of The Movie

There may be some parts very young kids could find scary, this is a PG rating so keep that in mind. Our family really enjoyed it, both kids and adults alike!

*We received a review copy in exchange for our honest review, all thoughts are ours.*

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