Australia's very own Bearded Dragon is the latest addition to the United States list of pets that can potentially give you salmonella. According to the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), around 132 people across 31 states have been infected by gram-negative bacteria from these particular lizards. The CDC surveyed 31 people who had been diagnosed with salmonella and found that 21 of them had been in contact with Bearded Dragons. Furthermore, researchers discovered the rare bacterial strain in the terrarium of a Bearded Dragon.
The National Assembly legal committee's decision to change the long held law of animals being considered as "part of the furniture" is a definite win for animal lovers in France. Instead of animals being considered as having the same rights as immobile object, they would be classified as akin to "sentient human being". Heavy campaigning by animal rights groups helped garner enough attention for the essential vote to take place. The request to change the law must now pass through the entire National Assembly and the Senate for deliberation.
Thinking of acquiring a cute fluffy little bunny for your kids this Easter? Or maybe for yourself? Aww... doesn't the one in the above picture look cuddly!! Before you scramble off and purchase one from the nearest pet store, we list the reasons you should think about before adopting a rabbit into your home!
Looking like a dashing princess and gallivanting around like it owns the joint, introducing the sensational Princess Parrot as our pet profile for this week.
A bill passed by the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Labor government recently has outlawed battery cages and sow stalls which is a definite win for animal rights activists and animals everywhere. This piece of legislation reinforces the notion that factory farming practices are on the way out and higher standards of food production are becoming increasingly popular.
Himalayan cats may look regal and aloof but they tend to be very affectionate. Their fluffy coats make them the type of pet you want to cuddle! We check out the endearing Himalayan feline.
Would you risk your life to save a pet? What happens if you were saving a stranger's pet? And that pet was a big snake? According to Michigan news, a firefighter decided to step up to the challenging task of rescuing a 6-foot python from a ferocious house fire. The two occupants of the house managed to escape but unfortunately they were unable to reach their beloved pet python, Chocolate Chip, who was trapped in the living room.