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How Stress, Diet, and Health Cause Parrots to Pick Their Feathers

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Feather picking has a number of possible causes and sometimes is the result of a combination of factors.

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Looking for a Lizard? Think Skink

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Northern blue tongue skinks have advantages: they’re not too large, they don’t require insects in their diet, and they can have long lifespans.

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Cats Dogs Life at Home Other

Is Your Pet Your Valentine? Here’s How You Can Tell

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Reading Time: 9 minutes Cats, dogs, and birds all have unique ways of expressing their affection, using body language, vocalizations, and touch, to name just a few of their methods of animal-to-human sweet talk.

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Horses Have a Special Day: 9 Ways to Celebrate

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Reading Time: 4 minutes From working horses to pasture pets, horses deserve recognition for the special place they hold in our lives.

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How to Coexist With Coyotes and Keep Pets Safe

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Reading Time: 3 minutes The general Fear Free concept of respecting animals for who and what they are may arguably extend to urban wildlife such as coyotes. Coyotes are survivors. While many species have paid a price for their intersection with humans, coyotes are among the few that have found a way to survive and even thrive right under […]

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Bag It! Protect Pets From Choking Hazard

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Reading Time: 2 minutes This doesn’t happen every day, but it does happen, and some pet parents are unaware of the danger presented by plastic bags to companion animals, from curious ferrets to dogs and cats. Veterinarians are busier removing dog toys or rubber bands from all-too-curious dogs, cats, and ferrets who have ingested them compared to dealing with […]

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Adopt a Pet Online? Here’s How Shelters Are Making It Work

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Like many animal lovers, Lili Chin decided to adopt a pet during the coronavirus pandemic. After the death of her beloved dog Boogie, the author/illustrator of the book “Doggie Language: A Dog Lover’s Guide to Understanding Your Best Friend” and her husband decided to branch into cats. With COVID-19 raging in Los Angeles, they reached […]

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New Airline Rules Regarding Emotional Support Animals: What You Need to Know

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, I was a frequent flyer. Sometimes I even traveled with my little Poodle, Peach, in her carrier after paying the required pet fee. As a pet writer and dog advocate, I grew increasingly concerned by the dramatic increase in fake service dogs and alleged emotional support animals (ESAs). It was […]

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Busting Bunny Myths: What to Know Before You Get One

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Reading Time: 3 minutes People continue to buy rabbits at Easter. Unfortunately, when that is a spontaneous decision, it is typically a wrong decision. While rabbits can be wonderful pets, they’re often paired with young children, which is hardly ever a good idea. Here are 10 things to know about keeping rabbits as companion animals. When purchasing a washing […]

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New at the Zoo: Design Trends Benefit Animals and Humans

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Animal wellbeing, both physical and mental, is a priority for modern zoos, and that involves a lot more than you might realize. It starts before an animal even arrives, with the design of the exhibit where they’re going to live. A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body To start, an exhibit needs to provide a […]