The ASPCA conducted a telephone survey in July this year of people who had received their pets, whether they knew about it or not, as a present. Surprisingly, many owners claimed that their affection for their pet increased or had no bearing over whether they received the pet as a gift. Furthermore, around 86 percent of pets are still residing with their owners until they have passed away which is on par with people who acquired their pets through other means (i.e. adoption, purchase from breeder/pet store).
Ever come into the proximity of a cat and suddenly started sneezing and your eyes began swelling up? Well you may be allergic to cats! What a travesty! But what causes cat allergies exactly? People have long held the belief that it was a cat's hair that made them allergic. However, it is in fact a protein your cat produces called Felis Domesticus 1 (Fel D1) which is the culprit! We investigate why this is the case.
Ever forgot to finish a school assignment on time and claimed your dog ate your homework? This excuse is the oldest trick in the book and probably nowadays your teacher would expect a better excuse then that! Although... what happens if your dog did in fact eat your homework? This actually happened to Payton Moody whose pet laborador, Reggie, decided to take it upon himself to consume her entire Science project.
Budgerigar, Budgie, Parakeet
Budgerigar's actually originated in Australia over 5 million years ago and are found throughout the mainland (exception of East Coast, north of the Northern Territory, Tasmania and far south west). Flocks, which can range from 3 to the tens of thousands (huge difference... yes), usually reside in mangroves and grassy plains. They are never located far from a water source.