Bird owners should know that although their pet birds might be highly intelligent and clean companions, they may carry germs that can make you sick. Here’s a look.
How much do animals sleep? From bats to giraffes, here are the typical sleep needs for more than 30 different creatures — including humans.
Unfortunately, reptiles, amphibians and salmonella often go together – which means you need to be careful, especially around young kids or people with immune system disorders. Here’s why.
After evolving from horses some two million years ago, zebras came to have a distinctive pattern. So why do zebras have stripes? A team of scientists has found at least part of the answer.
Sure, our pet cats seem to have it pretty good. But things can look a little different from a cat’s perspective. Here’s how you can create a cat-friendly home for your feline friend.
What are the rules for flying with pets? Here’s a detailed look, along with links to all the airline policy information you need.
You know, crabs and lobsters kind of look like big bugs. Are they really just super-size insects that happen to live in the water?
From Game of Thrones to the How to Train Your Dragon movies, you might wonder: are dragons real – or were they once?
Though many say that cats have domesticated humans – rather than the other way around – from a scientific perspective, when were cats first kept as pets?
Is it really true that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?
What do cats use their whiskers for? They actually do a lot for your feline friend – far more than we’d ever expect a human hair to deliver. Here’s a look.
Are there any differences between crocodiles and alligators, or are they just different names for the same thing?
How can you teach a cockatiel to sing songs and do things like wolf whistles? Here are some tips to help you train your pet bird.
If you are planning a beach vacation, you’ve probably wondered: Should you be worried about shark attacks? How common are they?
Years ago, when it came to pets, you usually had a dog or a cat, so many people wonder about a lesser-known animal: Do ferrets make good pets?
What are some good low-maintenance pet fish for a beginner?
Is it true that you can figure out the temperature based on a cricket’s chirps? Yes, you can – and here’s how to do it.
You might not have planned to get a new pet fish, but once it’s won, congrats – it’s goldfish! So how can you keep your carnival goldfish alive and healthy?
If you’ve heard both the terms buffalo and bison, and sometimes they seem to refer to the same animal, you might wonder if there’s a difference. There is.
Is there actually a difference between a turtle and a tortoise, or are the terms pretty much used interchangeably? Find out here!