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Circadian Rhythms Influence Pet Behavior
The morning songs of birds, the foraging behavior of the squirrels in autumn, and the human tendency to get a little blue in the winter all represent the natural rhythms of life. The presence of internal biological clocks, or circadian rhythms, is one of the most universal traits shared by all living things, from bacteria to fruit flies to humans. Read the Full Story
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Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to. ~Alfred A. Montapert
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Although hummingbird migration is not well documented by large numbers of banding records, we do know a few facts, and we can draw logical inferences about some of the unknown areas. ("Banding" means trapping a bird and wrapping a tiny numbered strip of aluminum around one leg. This is currently the only way to identify individual hummingbirds. Species are studied by gathering data on large numbers of individuals.) Read the Full Story
Understanding Normal Dog and Cat Behavior and Signaling. The nature v. nurture controversy: All behavior has environmental and genetic components. The variation in the genetic component is sufficient to produce a wide array of individual behavioral phenotypes in the absence of any specific breed. Hence, not all domestic long-haired cats or mixed breed dogs look alike or demonstrate identical behaviors in response to like situations. This is true within and between litters. Evolutionary biologists since and including Darwin have recognized these differences. Read the Full Story
Just Say "Go Away" to Breed Discrimination*
Pay more or even lose insurance coverage because of the breed of dog you own? Get Evicted? Read this and know your rights. Breed-specific legislation and restriction are prohibited in New York State. As such no town or city in this State can enact a law or make a rule that would prevent any particular breed or type of dog from living in that town or city, or ask that particular breeds or types of dogs be subject to restrictions, such as muzzling or mandatory insurance or registration, that other dogs are not required to follow. Read the Full Story
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