August 23, 2019Snowball the cockatoo has taught himself a dizzying array of new moves that might put us to shame, and scientists are excited about parrots’ ability to process music and respond creatively.
July 25, 2019Animals make great companions but they also bring infectious diseases by bacteria, viruses and parasites, which are transmitted to humans by direct contact with infected animals or their products.
June 26, 2019Barbecued foods are often salted, and are seasoned with lots of other spices and herbs that can be bad for dogs. It's also not a great idea to give your dog the leftovers, as grilled bones can break up in the stomach and could cause serious harm.
June 12, 2019Earl showed up one day last August at R & R Garage about a year after a pair of friends opened the shop here along US 158. It didn't belong to the neighbours, and no one came to claim it. After a few days, a customer began buying him chicken feed and the friendly rooster kept coming back.
May 24, 2019As tempting as it might be to let your dog lean out of the window and enjoy the fresh air during a drive, it's a dangerous way to transport a pet. That will probably end fatally for the dog – and potentially for you.
May 22, 2019More and more bird owners in Singapore are opting not to clip their parrots' wings, choosing to train their pets how to fly openly in parks before returning to their humans when called for.
April 30, 2019Tanchanok Kanawong didn't plan to open a corgi cafe. Her two dogs just happened to mate and give birth to a large litter. Then she homed three more corgis from a friend. And that's how Corgi In The Garden began.
March 29, 2019Those who want to feed the sparrows, tits and other feathered friends that visit their gardens should make sure they are not doing more harm to the creatures than good. Here are some tips on how to get it right.
November 18, 2018The crows bring large, nut-type husks the size of walnuts and use the roof as an anvil to break them open. Besides their clamouring, there is another problem of the nut husks clogging up the rain gutters.
September 26, 2018One critic called 'Pick Of The Litter' "a movie about dogs that’s not really about dogs” but instead about the cadre of volunteers and professionals who guide the puppies from womb to their final destinations.
September 23, 2018A harrowing account of how a puppy is affected by parvo virus, and how this one bounced back after a seemingly helpless situation, thanks to prompt medical care and plenty of affection.
September 1, 2018A new study – Timmy’s In The Well: Empathy And Prosocial Helping In Dogs – takes what’s known about canine empathy another step; it suggests that not only will dogs try to help someone in distress, they will overcome obstacles to do so.
August 11, 2018Dogs have been by the side of humans for tens of thousands of years and they’ve learned to read our social cues. Dogs not only sense what their owners are feeling, but if it knows a way to help them, they’ll go through barriers to provide help to them.
July 23, 2018Columnist Ellen Whyte first met Kira the Retriever, her mum’s neighbour, seven years ago. She was just a pup back then. On a recent holiday to visit her mum in Spain, Ellen wondered if Kira would remember her.