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Pro Pet Tip: Feeding Your Ferrets

I’ve owned two of the stinky slinkies, aka “ferrets,” over the years, and I can safely tell you that a healthy diet goes a very long way when it comes to the longevity, health and happiness of your pet ferret. It is way too easy to provide poor nutrition to a ferret, so here’s a handy list of tips to ensure your ferret eats well!

Stray Dog Keeps Missing Boy From Freezing

It was just last year that seven-year-old Raul Kutliakhmetov of Siberia discovered that his favorite stray dog -- the one he would play with on occasion -- had fallen into a service shaft. He ran home, had a bite to eat, changed  clothes, and return to try to rescue the feral mutt. Instead of playing the hero he fell 9 feet down the shaft and became a second victim of the open hole. With the temperature dipping down to just 14° Fahrenheit, he was in serious trouble, but his faithful friend kept him warm for 72 hours until help finally arrived.

PetChatz Updates Pavlov's Conditioned Reflex For The 21st Century

If Ivan Petrovich Pavlov was alive today, he would be beaming with pride to learn how PetChatz updated his classical conditioning research from the last century. It was then his behavioral observations determined that dogs could be triggered to salivate by what he called a "conditioned reflex," where when a bell or metrodnone was sounded accompanied by a food presentation, the dog would drool.

Meet 3 Of Earth’s Loudest Animals!

When you’re trying to sleep in on the weekend, you might feel like that singing blue jay happily perched right outside your window is the loudest creature alive. Consider yourself lucky, as nature has plenty of much louder and more obnoxious animals that really tick off their neighbors!

The Tale Of The Crow And The Kitten

The story of the unusual bond between a crow and a kitten began back in 1999 when the kitten turned up in the yard of Wallace and Ann Collito. It was so small that at first they thought it was a rat. Once they discovered it was a kitten they figured that someone had thrown it over the fence of their Massachusetts mobile home park. They were worried about the cat's welfare, right up until they noticed that she already had a caretaker -- a crow.

Romania To Decide If Dolphins Deserve Human Rights

And we have a contender for 2014’s strangest story, and it’s only February! Remus Cernea has pushed a bill into the Romanian parliament that would give dolphins many of the same legal rights as humans do…

Pet Snack Launcher: Ready, Aim, Eat

The pet snack launcher is a unique way to interact, exercise, play with and feed your pet all at the same time! This is the perfect gadget for both  pet and pet owner multi-tasker! The pet treat launcher promises hours of fun and a potential workout for all involved. Watch your pet chase treats that fly up to 20 feet in the air and delight at catching them. Better than television and less depressing than the news!

Finland Working On Glow-In-The-Dark Reindeer

New innovations in reindeer herding is not the sort of news that is going to pop up every day. It is a millennia-old vocation throughout northern Scandinavia and parts of Russia. The animals are bred and raised for their meat, fur, and milk. The problem is that thousands of the reindeer are killed in car accidents every year -- and the answer just may be glow-in-the-dark antlers.

England’s Penguins Given Antifungal Meds, NOT “Happy Pills!”

Contrary to the reports hitting the web this month, Northern England’s Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary did not give their penguins antidepressants! The penguins have been given another medicine to protect themselves in the cold and wet UK winters though…

The Top Gifts For The Shark Nut In Your Life!

If you’ve got a friend or family member who’s always up for Shark Week reruns and owns every Jaws movie on Blu-ray, it might be daunting to find a special gift that they can sink their teeth into. Lucky for you, I’ve found a trio of goodies that’ll make any shark fanatic smile like a megalodon:

Bubbles And Bella Are Best Buds

There is something about "odd" animal pairings that touches our hearts. Whether it is a moose apparently in love with a cow or a mama cat caring for ducklings, we are impressed by this cross-species connection. At times even size doesn't seem to matter -- as with the deep friendship between Bubbles the elephant and Bella, a black Labrador retriever. They take walks together, go for long swims, and even play fetch.

You Can't Goat A Bengal Tiger, Particularly When He's Come To Dinner!

Primal instincts don't always return when you remove a ferocious cat from the 'Bush' -- especially when that particular feline is a Bengal Tiger cub! Such was the case when a baby tiger named "Bhangaram" was left orphaned after the mysterious disappearance of his mother.

Bing’s Top 10 Majestic Marine Desktop Backgrounds!

Here’s a batch of ten beautiful desktop wallpapers featuring exotic marine life from all over the world brought to your by Microsoft’s search engine, Bing.com. It’s like bringing your PC to the seaside without the ultra violet rays and burning sands!

Cute Creepy Lykoi Cats Look Like Miniature Werewolves

It's no accident Lykoi Cats look a lot like little werewolves... actually, it IS an accident: these strikingly cute (or jaw-droppingly creepy depending on your POV) felines first appeared almost four years ago as a natural mutation from a black domestic shorthair mother.

Pro Pet Tip: Feeding Your Guinea Pigs

We all want your fuzzy, bouncy, chirping guinea pigs to grow up to be big, strong and healthy, so I put together a cheat sheet to help your chunky rodent pals get the most out of mealtime:

The Bouncy Baby Goat Animal Video of the Day!!!

This little goat is just plain happy!  Or needs some meds for ADHD.  Either way he's sure to make you smile.  I wish I had this much energy and coordination...

Guinea Pig Suit Of Armour Sold For Over $24K On eBay -- Almost

"Is your pet guinea pig tired of wandering around the house unarmored and vulnerable? Do they get picked on by other guinea pigs? Has your guinea pig ever wanted to go with you to a Renaissance Faire but had nothing to wear?" This was the sales pitch one man who went by the user name mightysox when he was selling his late guinea pig's suit of scale-mail armor. It brought in over $24,000 -- right up until the bidder backed out of the deal.

Hey, Buddy.... Are You Dead? The Animal Video of the Day!!!

 Sometimes you find yourself in a situation to which you have no response--so you have to check it out thoroughly and make an assessment of the issue.  That's what this dog does...

Top 5 Hanna-Barbera Animals That Deserve A Comeback!

Sure, kids these days know who Yogi Bear and Top Cat are from their recent movies, but it’s time for the rest of the Hanna-Barbera zoo to expand their roles to the silver screen. We’d be here all day if I went through all of the animal actors, but here’s the top five that I feel could carry a good flick:

Super Race Of Crazy Ants Have Commenced An Evolutionary Arms Build-Up [Video]

Up till now, Fire Ants have dominated the Insect Kingdom because of their deadly venomous spray. However, as part of the formidable Formicidae family, apparently the word was late getting out there was a new Sheriff in town. Because throughout the US southwest there's been a rise of a new invasive species of ants who biologists humorously refer to as 'Crazy Ants.' And these little critters are doing a damn good job of displacing their much larger cousins, the Fire Ants!


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