Posted February 28, 2017 by Ron Callari

The goal is 12,500 species. The ’Photo Ark’ navigator and animal photographer is Joel Sartore. The mission is to document every captive animal species in the world using studio lighting and black-and-white backgrounds. So far, he’s traveled to 40 countries and has accomplished more than half of his target.

Posted January 3, 2017 by Ron Callari

In a few of my past posts, I reported on microchipping dogs and its importance in locating lost pets, particularly during inclement weather such as hurricanes. Of recent date, the application of microchipping has expanded to include some of our other most loved pets. For instance, with parrots, like dogs, this procedure is a lot safer than the standard, traditional leg bands. 

Posted January 2, 2017 by Ron Callari

Who says our dogs can’t have their own social network? Perhaps you’re thinking their paws aren’t built for smartphone touch screens or computer keyboards? Well, you’re right, they’re not.

But we’re sure some day that might change, if and when Petwidget.com takes it to the next phase of what they're offering pet owners and their dogs currently.

Posted December 14, 2016 by Ron Callari

My last post focused on monkeys and the biological reasons why man’s closest genetic cousin lacks the ability to utter a word. With films such as ‘Planet of the Apes’ and other such fiction broaching this topic, it was curious to me why evolution hadn’t taken monkeys down the same ‘audible speaking’ path as humans.

Posted November 19, 2016 by John P. Barker

Animal expert David Mizejewski always throws Conan O'Brien for a loop with the critters he brings to the show--and Conan's reactions are worth watching.

Posted November 2, 2016 by John P. Barker

Looking for a little musical interlude?  This little cockatiel may just be what you need.

Posted October 27, 2016 by M Dee Dubroff

At the special Serenity Park Sanctuary in Los Angeles, California,  abused parrots and traumatized veterans watch over each other and the bonding helps to heal their mutual wounds. Read on for more on this unique rehabilitation.

Posted September 21, 2016 by Creature Features

Witness for the parrot-secution? An African Grey Parrot from western Michigan is playing the stool pigeon by er, parroting a murdered man's supposed last words.