Deer ticks are members of the arachnid family known for their ability to transmit Lyme's disease. They normally feed on birds and mice, and their range includes the central and eastern United States. They are much smalle... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Deer

Deer ticks live for several months without a host, and females only attach to three hosts in a lifespan of about two years. Males often only attach to two and die shortly after mating. They only attach to each host for a... More »

Ticks can and do lay ticks on dogs and other hosts. One female tick can lay as many as 2,000 eggs at a time, and when they hatch, these seed ticks can be seen in large numbers on any dog unlucky enough to be infested. More »

Deer are members of the order Artiodactyle, which means that they have an even number of toes on each hoof. Deer are the only animals with antlers. Antlers are usually found only on male deer. More » Pets & Animals Mammals Deer

A baby deer is commonly referred to as a fawn or calf. As deer reach adulthood they acquire different names depending on their gender. Adult male deer are called bucks, while females are categorized as does. More »

Most animals in the deer family are crepuscular, meaning that they are most active during dawn and dusk, rather than being strictly nocturnal creatures. Some deer alter their activity patterns to avoid hunting by humans,... More »

A large male deer is frequently called a stag, and a female deer is called a doe. There are other terms that are specifically applied for specific types of deer. More »