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November 17 2012

Bill Moller/Steve Dale's Pet Photo Page: The Cutest Critters Ever

How cute, how darling, how scrumptious is your pet? Bill Moller of WGN Radio and myself want to see. So Bill set up a WGN Listener Pet Photo Page. I appear most  Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM on 720 WGN Radio with Bill, answering your pet behavior questions. Bill decided that it’s about time we…

September 27 2012

Your Questions Answered: Potty Mouthed Bird; Pet Over Vaccination, Traveling Pugs

Q: What should we do with our potty-mouthed bird? Bingo is a 16-year-old Amazon parrot. He’s a wonderful companion to our entire family. We also have a 14-year-old son who’s started using bad language. We were tipped off when Bingo began to talk like a drunken sailor. We can deal with our son, but how…

September 10 2012

Budgie and Kitties, BFF's

Am I the only one worried about this bird? This appears to be an adult budgie mutually grooming with the kittens. Clearly when this is shot everyone is content…but…..(thanks to Paulette for the link)

August 24 2012

AVMA Releases Pet Census Results

SAN DIEGO, CA — Pet ownership is on the decline. On Aug. 3, during the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention here, Dr. Karen Felsted revealed new data from the soon-to-be-released 2012 AVMA Pet Demographic Sourcebook (based on data collected in 2011). This pet census polls over 50,000 American households every five years. While cats…

July 9 2012

Cockatiel Whistles the Addams Family

If you enjoyed the Cockatiel singing the Andy Griffith theme song, check out a cockatiel whistling along to the Addams Family theme. If it’s a TV theme song a cockatiel can do it. But it seems songs without lyrics with whistling are easier for birds to catch on to – after all, it figures –…

July 7 2012

Cockatiel Whistles Andy Griffith Song

The Andy Griffith Show will be remembered forever….10 years from now, 50 years from now . . . close your eyes – and you’ll recognize this song….whether performed by a person or a cockatiel.  Sadly, except for Ronnie Howard – they’re now all passed on (Floyd, Andy, Barney, even Helen Krump, Otis, Thelma Lou and…

July 6 2012

Conversation with Irene Pepperberg, Alex Foundaiton

Irene Pepperberg has learned more about parrot behavior than anyone on the planet…listen HERE to the First Lady of Parrots from Steve Dale’s Pet World. Her most recent paper demonstrated that an African Grey parrot could actually add – Alex knew, for example, that 3 and 2 equals five. Pepperberg would be able to ask…

July 6 2012

Small Bird, Guinea Pig Diet Recalled

Voluntary Recall of LabDiet® and Mazuri® Feed Products Contact Consumer: 1-855-863-0421, x224 Media: Trish Scorpio, PMI International 651-375-1814 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 3, 2012 – PMI Nutrition International has initiated a voluntary recall of four varieties of the LabDiet® and Mazuri® feed products listed below, due to the potential for an elevated vitamin D…

April 24 2012

IAABC Conference

Is your cat scratching in all the wrong places; your dog wants to ‘eat’ other dogs; parrot screams overnight or horse who seems afraid of people – then I have help for you… members of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, who met April 20-22 for continuing education in Providence, RI. Here are just…

April 10 2012

Birds Attack Dogs

It’s not a plane – it’s not even Superman….it’s a bird. Really? Police in Hinsdale, IL are warning dog owners about the threat of bird attacks after two reports of large birds — possibly hawks — attacking small dogs in the past in March. In one case, police said, the bird severely injured the dog.…

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