Monday, March 29, 2010

Pet Myths Debunked

Astonishing news from the Guardian – apparently many things people believe about their pet animals are wrong. Dogs do not wag their tail to show they are happy, as tail wagging is used to display a complex range of emotions. Furthermore, cats do not just purr when they are happy – they also purr when they are in pain or dying. So if your cat is purring, watch out.

Particularly disturbing for people who like both cats and wild birds is the revelation that putting a bell on a cat does not stop them from catching birds – apparently the little scamps just learn to move more quietly, becoming even more efficient predators.

It nevertheless turns out to be true that hamsters run for miles and miles on their running wheels – apparently as much as six miles in a day.

An inuit panda production

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