Archive for the ‘Behaviour and training’ Category

Video: Beagle catching Ball

Monday, May 16th, 2011

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Dumbing-Down our Pets with Insecticides?

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Three recent articles have revealed exposure of the fetus to Organophosphates (OPs), a class of insecticide commonly used on our food crops and pets, stunts cognitive development  throughout… Read more

Georgie Crawford: Addicted to Toad

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

This La Nina cycle has brought plenty of welcome rain. Our gardens are thriving, but so is the local Cane Toad population. These are a persistent fear of many pet owners and justifiably so: Bufo… Read more

Video: Cat With A Drinking Problem?

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

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Best Friends

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

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Interspecies Affection

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

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Feline personalities

Monday, May 17th, 2010

If there was just one family of animal I could empower with speech, and psychoanalyse, it would be the feline.  Their behaviour can be chilling: stroke, nuzzle, lick,… Read more

Altruism and empathy in animals

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Selfish gene theory has dominated our interpretation of animal behaviour over the last 30 years.  Believing animals will only ever look after themselves, or those genetically related, it was another… Read more

Goldfish Intelligence: Video

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

If you wanna avoid feeling horribly guilty about the solitary, pet gold fish you kept as a childhood pet, for years, in a depressingly stark and undersized bowl, kidding yourself it’s attention span… Read more

Bones of contention

Monday, September 21st, 2009

A natural part of the diet of carnivores in the wild, bones fell off the metropolitan menu over the last century due to perceptions of risk.  They are a digestive hurdle on which pets rarely come to… Read more