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Can We Talk To The Animals? Animal Communication

September 3rd, 2014 | dec | Tags: , , ,

So for most of us pet owners, we feel as though our pets understand us and that we understand them. For example, when I am talking to my dog happy and excited to see him, he seems to give me the same kind of attention back, wagging his tail and rubbing his head on me for attention. Although, to what extent does he actually understand the content of what I am saying, is he understanding me when I am telling him how happy I am to see him or is […]

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Meerkats: Cute but Deadly

November 13th, 2012 | dec | Tags: , , ,

Ok, so they’re not really deadly, but they aren’t as cute & cuddly as many people would believe. Since the ever popular, and almost viral ‘Compare the Meerkat’ ads started appearing in 2009, meerkats have become ever more popular with the general population. Pre-dating this was also the TV show ‘Meerkat Manor’, a documentary style show followed the lives of several mobs of meerkats, yet unlike other documentaries this show had a slightly more dramatic approach to it’s production, the good thing being about this show was it actually showed […]

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Animals vs. Hurricanes

October 30th, 2012 | dec | Tags: , , , ,

So since Hurricane Sandy hit yesterday, it got us thinking here about how animals in the wild as well as in captivity deal with storms like these. A lot of our animals react very differently to wet conditions (i’m not comparing the conditions to a hurricane!). Some seem to hate it and will seek shelter straight away such as: chinchillas, sugar gliders, some snakes and other small animals (not that they are often subjected to it). Whereas some of our animals love just sitting out in the rain; like our […]

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