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CONSERVATION EFFORTS IN BRAZIL COULD HELP SAVE WORLD'S GREAT APES
There are no apes in South America, but small monkeys in a Brazilian rain forest could teach scientists at Great Ape Trust of Iowa a valuable lesson on how to save the world’s great apes from extinction. Read the Full Story
Litter Training Your Rabbit
Over the past few years an increasing number of people have moved away from the traditional idea of keeping a rabbit in a hutch by bringing it into the home.Read the Full Story
The Spaghetti Incident
This is a story of animal communication and how a cockatoo uses telepathy to pass on his lifelong accumulated wisdom through simple actions motivated by compassion. Read the Full Story
A wise man once described his own inner struggles in this manner: "Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time." When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, "The one I feed the most." ~unknown
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Causes of Sudden Onset of Deafness
Drug toxicity (ototoxicity) results from administration or application of a drug or chemical which either directly or indirectly destroys cochlear hair cells, resulting in hearing loss or even total deafness. Many of the same agents are vestibulotoxic, disrupting the sense of balance so that the animal has a head tilt and may walk in circles. Read the Full Story
Why I don't believe in clicker training. I know many of you are fans of operant conditioning and clicker training, but as many of us found out when we took this into the real world and used it as dog trainers, we ran into difficulties. I have used clicker training, I have spoken with the main proponents of this kind of training, studied B. F. Skinner's life and writings and theories, read the books, seen the videos, and I understand clicker training and operant conditioning very well. But... Read the Full Story
Dogs' Disc Problems can be Treated
The "herniated disc" is a common back injury in people who take a fall or strain their backs. Likewise, dogs can suffer from herniated vertebral discs that can lead to severe pain or paralysis. Dr. Dianne Dunning, veterinary surgeon at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, explains that though these injuries can be serious, there are effective treatments, such as physical rehabilitation and surgery. Read the Full Story
Destructive Behaviour in House Rabbits
After litter-training queries, the second most common problem encountered by house-rabbit owners is chewing. Read the Full Story
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