Domestic Animals

Pets are both a part of our hearts and a part of the news. Discover what’s new with our four-legged friends in this section.

Do Parrots Understand What They Say?

We all know that parrots have the admirable ability to reproduce different sounds, and that they can even articulate some words from human languages. However, do parrots understand what they’re saying, or are they just repeating what they hear? We’ll…

Velvet Disease in Fish: Causes and Symptoms

It’s important to know what the causes and symptoms of velvet disease in fish are. This information is especially useful for anyone who has these animals as pets and still who still isn’t entirely sure how to take care of…

Dogs in Movies: Kato the Hollywood Dog

The number of dogs and other abandoned animals increases day by day. However, many have gotten their happy endings. That’s what happened for Kato, a dog with a lot of charisma that captured the right people’s hearts at the right…

Why Do Cats Purr?

A cat’s purr is a sound that’s emitted rhythmically at a low volume. Usually, people associate this noise with pleasure or relaxation, like when a cat is enjoying being petted. However, domestic cats can routinely emit these sounds in different situations.…

Rats As Pets

Rodents can be amazing pets that are nice, docile and intelligent. Hamsters and guinea pigs are great examples of this. However, rats can also be incredible pets and great friends.  Rats as pets Although most people associate rats with filth…

Deworming Your Pet Bird

Birds are sensitive to and can be easily harmed by different pathogens and allergens. Pet birds need proper preventative medicine and good hygiene in order to be healthy. The most common parasites in pet birds As mentioned above, several internal…

Domestic Birds that Sing the Most

If you are interested in adopting a beautiful and active bird to brighten up your home, try starting off your search by learning about the different types of species. Domestic song birds stand out the most due to their vocal ability,…

How to Identify a Bird’s Gender

Identifying a bird’s gender can be complicated. Even vets with the most expert of eyes may not be sure how to identify a bird’s gender at times. Most birds do not have obvious characteristics that reveal their sex. And it’s not…

Meet Nirvana, a Real Sea Dog

There was once a man from Spain who decided to leave his boring life behind and travel the world in a kayak. Along the way he hooked up with an abandoned dog who would become his faithful travel companion. Meet Nirvana, the sea…

Tips for Taking Care of your Goldfinch

The goldfinch, whose scientific name is Carduelis carduelis, is a happy bird that brings joy to any home. Above all, its vivid colors and cheerful tune light up a house.  This bird requires special care because has a nervous temperament and sensitive…

House Sparrows

Although the number of house sparrows has decreased remarkably, they continue being part of the urban landscape in most of the planet. Continue reading to learn about this friendly and lively animal that moves and jumps around on the ground…

What Can You Learn About a Dog From its Bark?

Animals do not speak the way humans do, but they have the ability to make themselves understood. A dog’s bark is its communication system and, just like our words, those sounds can also indicate emotions or specific situations. In this…

War Veteran and Service Dog Both Employed by Shop

There are so many stories about soldiers and dogs who have helped each other in horrific times, whether in the midst of battle or in its aftermath. This story is about a veteran who’s been employed in a shop — along…

Dogs in Wheelchairs Enjoy the Beach

Dogs who have lost use of their back legs because of an accident or illness can use special carts to help them carry on with life as normally as they can — and even enjoy the beach! In this article,…

Taiwan Bans Dog and Cat Meat

Taiwan is the first country in Asia to ban the human consumption of dog and cat meat within its territory. The legislature on the island has approved an amendment to modify the Animal Protection Law. Thus, prohibiting the slaughter of…

Basic Advice for Feeding Canaries

There is more than just selecting canary seed, grains, fruits and vegetables, it’s equally important to know how much your bird will need. Likewise, consider if it’s in mating season, raising young, and if it’s going to have to deal…