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The Happy Healthy Parrot

This is one of a series presented by the National Aviary, which works to inspire respect for nature through an appreciation of birds. Parrots are beautiful, intelligent and charismatic birds. They are featured in a variety of media, showcasing their amazing mimicry and problem-solving skills. Parrots can live long lives, with larger species living 60-80 […]

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The Most Safest States in USA for Your Pet

You want the best for your child, even if that kid happens to be a cat or dog. To give pet owners peace of mind and some relocation ideas, Safewise released a researched list of the most pet-friendly states.. These are the places that are the most fun for pets and provide them with the most […]

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HOW TO BE A POLICE DOG TRAINER

The only experience I have had of dog handling is with my grandmother’s small King Charles cross, so when the possibility of handling a German Shepherd was proposed, I must admit I wasn’t sure what to expect. To save any potential embarrassment I was later told that I would merely be observing police dog training, […]

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Dogs share food with other dogs even in complex situations

Generosity, even among family members, had long been considered to be a specifically human characteristic. Yet rats, chimpanzees and other animals also exhibit similar behavior. Rachel Dale, Friederike Range and colleagues, of the Messerli Research Institute at Vetmeduni Vienna had already shown that dogs also share food rewards with other dogs. Using a bar-pulling task, […]

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LAST EFFORT TO SAVE AUSTRALIAN GREEN PARROT

Conservationists trying to save one of Australia’s rarest birds say that hopes of boosting the wild population currently rest on the survival of a single chick. The tiny orange-bellied parrot chick was the only survivor from a group of five that were flown across the island state of Tasmania to be reared by foster mothers […]

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CORRECT FEEDING FOR YOUR DOG’S LIFE STAGES

From a puppy’s energetic demands, to the unpredictability of adolescence, to self-assured adulthood and finally the comfortable pace of old age – providing the right diet for each stage will keep them functioning at their best. The stages of a dog’s life are rough: Puppyhood: ± 1 – 6 months Adolescence: ± 6 – 18 […]

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5 REASONS TO TALK WITH YOUR DOG

A lot of people talk to their dogs, but it can be a bit embarrassing. When I am explaining to my dog that the sooner she poops the sooner we can go in out of the rain, and a neighbor comes around the corner and catches me, I somehow feel like talking to a dog […]

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HOW TO TEACH PARROT TO SWEAR

One of the reasons humans love parrots is their ability to talk. We love their vocalizations (well, maybe not the screaming they are sometimes prone to), and we enjoy the feeling of communicating with these intelligent, beautiful creatures. However, you should never buy a bird only because you expect a talking genius. Frankly, you should assume the […]

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WHAT IS TRUE ARE ELEPHANTS REALLY AFRAID OF MICE

From the movie “Dumbo” to Saturday morning cartoons, the image of an elephant cowering from a minuscule mouse is pretty well established. But the elephant’s fear has more to do with the element of surprise than the mouse itself. Theories abound that elephants are afraid of mice because the tiny creatures nibble on their feet or can climb up into […]

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BEST PARROT EVER

Eleven species of cockatoos are native only to Australia. Seven species of cockatoos can be found on the islands of the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the Solomon Islands. Most live in trees in forested areas. Many have suffered due to the destruction of their landscape and food sources. When this happens, they often […]