curiosities

Two Common Types of Flatfish: Sole and Megrim

The common sole and four-spot megrim are two common types of flatfish. However, people also tend to mix them up a lot. They may be from the same family, and look very similar, but there are some variations that can help…

What do We Know About the Origin of Birds?

The origin of birds and their evolution is one of the biggest mysteries for paleontologists and biologists. Want to learn what we know at the moment? The origin of birds There is some consensus: many scientists believe that birds evolved from…

Plant-Based Milk: A Great Alternative to Dairy

Whether because of allergies, lactose intolerance, or for ethical reasons, more and more people are buying plant-based milk as an alternative to dairy. Today, we’re going to tell you about the different plant-based milks out there, and their health benefits. 4 plant-based…

Why Do Cats Like Cardboard Boxes?

No matter how many toys you give your cats, it seems like they’ll always prefer cardboard boxes. But why do they like them so much? The answer has to do with an instinctive behavior that they’ve developed over time to hide…

4 Great Works of Art With Dogs in Them

Art is one of the most human forms of expression. People bring together their emotions and thoughts in a way that leads to a brilliant creation. People think and feel a great deal about their pets, too. So most likely there…

Is it Possible to Teach a Cat to Shake?

Dogs and cats are the most well-known and common pets in most peoples’ homes, but they’re also very different. Most people think dogs are easy to train, whereas cats will never do anything that’s asked. However, is that actually true? For…

An Interesting Question: Are cats good with babies?

People love to talk about how dogs have an instinct to protect babies. There’s a constant debate about whether people should let animals be in close contact with babies, but there’s scientific evidence that mentions animals are good for children’s development.…

The Vomeronasal Organ in Cats

Cats have a much more acute sense of smell than humans. This sense is a vital part of how they communicate and interact with their environment. However, their nose isn’t the only tool they use to get to know their…

Breaking News: An Iberian Lynx in Barcelona?

On May 29th, 2018, the alarms went off in Barcelona after people spotting an Iberian Lynx. A few citizens reported sightings and the Catalonian government’s environmental protection agency managed to snap a few photos of this species that’s in danger of extinction.…

Why Your Cat Stares at You

People say cats are mysterious and they’re very unpredictable. One of the main reasons people say that is because of their penetrating, undefinable stare. A lot of people find themselves asking, “Why does my cat stare at me?” Read on to…

The Name Game: Names for Police Dogs

Naming a pet isn’t always easy. There are times you what name to give them at first glance and other moments when you get stuck. In today’s article, you can find some ideas of names for police dogs.

Music for Animals

Although it may seem hard to believe, lots of different types of animals have a liking towards music. This is probably why there are people who have written songs dedicated to them. Whether it being out of curiosity or as…

Why Dogs Tear Up

If you a first time dog owner and have noticed your dog’s eyes tearing up, you probably don’t know why it happens or what to do. Sometimes insignificant things like this happen to your pet, but it’s normal for you to…

Dog Breeds With Blue Tongues

There are plenty of (contradictory) theories about the origins of dog breeds with blue tongues. They range from pagan legends to scientific hypotheses, but in the end, the explanation is more complicated than it might seem.

Joaquín Sabina and His Cats

Besides sharing his apartment with quite a few cats, this famous singer from Úbeda, Spain, has dedicated his poems, drawings, and whole choruses in his songs towards Felis Catus. That’s why, today in My Animals, we’re going to take a totally unnecessary look…