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Parrot Sings Magic Flute

Parrot in Italy sings Magic Flute by Mozart, 

Pets With Training Wheels, For First Time Pet Owners

Thinking about a pet for the New Year? Rookie pet owners — whether it’s a first-time pet for a child, or an adult who hasn’t had a pet in years — sometimes make the wrong choice. So, for a USA Weekend story, I consulted some pet experts. With the myriad of pet possibilities, there was…

Thankful Penguin

An injured penguin has received a prosthetic beak and is recovering in a Rio de Janeiro zoo after he was found stranded on a nearby beach, according to News New Zealand online. Tungo, the thankful penguin The zoo’s veterinarian said the acrylic replacement will one day help the five-month-old Magellanic penguin, named Tungo, to catch…

Cats and Songbirds, Living Together in Harmony

A story in the Washington Post, ‘Bird Lovers See Roaming Cats as Major Threat to Many Species,’ by Adrian Higgins doesn’t quite get it right. The story appeared September 30, and I’ve been meaning to blog about it. Song birds are wonderful, aside from their pleasing music and good looks – they are instrumental in…

One Safe Chicken in The Social Network

I loved The Social Network, a true story about a group of Harvard college students, notably Mark Zuckerberg, that created Facebook in their dorm room, and rose to fame and wealth before eventually becoming involved in lawsuits. The film also starred a chicken. It was a small role, but an important one. And for this…

Animal Behavior Coffee House On the Web

ATLANTA, GA. — Decades ago, legendary veterinary behaviorist Dr. R.K. Anderson realized that preventing behavior problems keeps pets in homes. He’s been barking the same mantra for a very long time. Dr. R. K. Anderson “It’s all about behavior. When there are no behavior problems, there’s a stronger bond with the pet,” adds Anderson. In…

Best Animal Behavior Website Gets Better with Expert Overview

I am proud to say I’m a part of this story. When legendary veterinary behaviorist Dr. R. K. Anderson told me, “I’m the same age as Betty White, you know…and I want to assure a positive future for ABRIonline,org (Animal Behavior Resources Institute).” I’m on the Board of Director at the American Humane Association, which…

Parrot Beaks World's Record

Speed parrot training. A Senegal parrot performs 20 tricks in 2 minutes. Pretty cool, I think.

Seagull Who Thinks Like a Cat

Pooh just won’t fly the coup…. Pooh and a family cat Pooh is a seagull who arrived in the Grimwald family from from Shoreham-by-Sea as a chick by falling into the fireplace.  “We heard a rustle in the lounge when we were watching telly and we suddenly thought ‘Ooh – what’s that?” said June Grimwood.…

Revenge of Kitty Galore: A Preview

Cats, dogs and even birds working together – in the Revenge of Kitty Galore. Here’s a preview to the movie coming out later this month.

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