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April 27, 2016

Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal

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Nowadays most of us live with pets because we love animals. We assume we need to "take care of them" since their intelligence is inferior to ours.

But perhaps they are just different, very very different. In the newly-released Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? zoologist Frans de Waal reveals how intelligent animals actually are, and how we as human beings have generally underestimated their abilities.

People often assume a cognitive ladder, from lower to higher forms, with our own intelligence at the top. But what if it is more like a bush, with cognition taking different forms that are often incomparable to ours? Would you presume yourself dumber than a squirrel because you're less adept at recalling the locations of hundreds of buried acorns? Or would you judge your perception of your surroundings as more sophisticated than that of a echolocating bat? De Waal reviews the rise and fall of the mechanistic view of animals and opens our minds to the idea that animal minds are far more intricate and complex than we have assumed. De Waal's landmark work will convince you to rethink everything you thought you knew about animal―and human―intelligence.

His research was based on crows, dolphins, parrots, sheep, wasps, bats, whales, and the usual chimpanzees and bonobos. At Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

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February 3, 2016

Heart Shaped Birdbath and Feeder

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Our backyard wild birds need our support year-round, both during the cold winter months and the summer droughts. This Heart Shaped Birdbath and Feeder makes a thoughtful Valentine's Day gift for a bird enthusiast.

It's made of copper-plated stainless steel with antique finish and holds both water and bird seed. Perch it on your deck or add this Twisted Metal Stake For Bird Baths With Threaded Connectors for back yard use.

At Heart Shaped Birdbath and Feeder

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February 2, 2016

United States Postal Service 2016 Pets Stamps

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We Americans love our pets. And the United States Postal Service has noticed, since of course they would love us to buy their stamps and products.

This year (2016) the Postal Service is issuing a booklet of 20 USPS Forever Stamps featuring photographs of 20 pets (see USPS Pet Stamps 2016 and scroll down).

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The stamps show pets from the following groups: puppies, betta fish, iguanas, hamsters, goldfish, parrots, guinea pigs, tortoises, rabbits, kittens, corn snakes, mice, hermit crabs, chinchillas, gerbils, dogs, parakeets, horses, cats, and geckos. The photographs were taken by Eric Isselée and Derry Noyes was the art director.

At USPS Forever Stamps.

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January 29, 2016

Dyson V6 Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleans Up Pet Households

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If you have pets you likely spend too much time vacuuming! This efficient Dyson V6 Animal Cordless Vacuum comes equipped with Dyson-engineered tools for pet households.

Its stiff nylon bristles remove pet hair and ground-in dirt from furniture, car seats, and tight spaces.

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This Dyson Cordless is small, light and powerful, with purportedly an overall cleaning performance that beats most full-size corded vacuums.

It quickly converts to a handheld for quick clean ups, spot cleaning, and cleaning difficult places.

A convenient docking station stores and charges the Dyson Cordless and holds additional attachments.

At Dyson V6 Animal Cordless Vacuum.

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January 28, 2016

Heart Pet Bird Feeder

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We like to remember our pets on Valentine's Day--after all, who do we love more? Show the love with this Heart Pet Bird Feeder, a challenging foraging device.

The Heart Feeder will stimulate your sweet caged birds to search for food. Help them occupy their time with a healthy and rewarding activity!

Made for small to medium birds at Heart Pet Bird Feeder.

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December 3, 2015

Gingerbread Christmas Cottage Bird House

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Here at SCP HQ we don't think it is possible to ever have enough Christmas decorations. And when they are useful too...well, that's perfect!

This darling Gingerbread Christmas Cottage Bird House is fully functional for our wild birds, inspired by a favorite Christmas treat. Hang it anywhere inside or out from its sturdy nylon cord.

The Bird House is decorated with a real shingled roof, four gingerbread cookie appliqués, candy canes, and starlight mints as well as door, window and portico details. The walls are removable with a back door that swings open, all for easy cleaning.

Makes a thoughtful holiday gift at Gingerbread Christmas Cottage Bird House.

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November 16, 2015

Home Bazaar Windy Ridge Stone Bird Feeder in Stone/Red/Black

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Backyard wild birds certainly couldn't be called our pets, but caring for their well-being can definitely be a rewarding hobby. This charming Stone Bird Feeder triggers sweet memories of country Thanksgivings gone by and makes an attractive accent to any back yard, porch or patio.

The Stone Bird Feeder features include inlaid river stone walls, a real shingled roof, a stone chimney with chimney cap, a wood pile, chopping block, and a rain barrel. For seed dispersal, it has a lift-out magnetic roof opening and a pyramid-shaped centerpiece in the middle of the interior floor to spread seed to all four sides.

The same style is also available as a Stone Birdhouse.

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October 19, 2015

Hot Pet Book -- Kinship with All Life by J. Allen Boone

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Problems are often caused by a lack of communication, although here at SCP HQ they are sometimes caused by too much communication.

But that is amongst those of us who use speech. Wouldn't it be great to communicate better with our pets and other animal friends, though, rather than trying to decipher their body language and voice tone?

J. Allen Boone's Kinship with All Life is all about how animals communicate with each other and the people who understand them. You will never look at animals the same way again!

Open up new horizons at Kinship with All Life.

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September 9, 2015

Good Directions Palazzo Tube-Shaped Copper Pagoda Bird Feeder

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Now that our Labor Day cookouts are but a memory here in the US of A, we are hearing rumors that summer is over! If that's the case, time to stock up on wild bird seed to keep our feathered friends fat and happy through the upcoming months.

Feed the wild birds from this tube style Good Directions Palazzo Bird Feeder with a 3.5 pound seed capacity. It has a copper finish pagoda-style roof and a lipped feeding tray with convenient drain holes to keep seed dry and prevent waste.

It will look sharp in your back yard or on your deck! Easy to hang, fill and clean at Good Directions Palazzo Bird Feeder.

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July 29, 2015

Hot New Pet Book Release: What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss

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Only those living in the proverbial cave have not heard that there is a new book out by Dr. Seuss, one of the most beloved children's book authors ever.

The just-released What Pet Should I Get? is about one of the most exciting experiences in a pet lover's life, especially a child's.

This "never-ever-before-seen" picture book by Dr. Seuss tells the tale of a brother and sister visiting a pet store to pick a pet. So hard to choose just one--so, why not both?

Told in Dr. Seuss's signature rhyming style at What Pet Should I Get?.

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July 6, 2015

Oco Wireless HD Video Home and Pet Monitoring Smart Camera

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Monitor everything and everyone you care about, including your pets, when you are anywhere in the world with an internet connection.

Wherever you place it, this portable Oco Wireless HD Video Monitoring Smart Camera enables you to view live, streaming or recorded video over the app or the web.

You can set alerts to receive notification of any actions, movement or changes in the camera's view.

Make sure your pets, children, elderly parents, business, and more are safe and sound when you can't be there with them at Oco Wireless HD Video Monitoring Smart Camera.

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June 29, 2015

Cast Iron Birdbath with Bracket

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Here at Super Cool Pets HQ we keep a ready supply of drinking and bathing water available for wild animals and birds, especially during drought. Hang this attractive Cast Iron Birdbath with Bracket from a window frame or on your deck, porch or patio.

Backyard birds will flock to this Cast Iron Birdbath with Bracket for water on those warm summer days, and it can hold birdseed in winter when food is scarce. Two cast iron birds sit on the edge to attract birds.

At Cast Iron Birdbath with Bracket.

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June 8, 2015

Mini Flying Trapeze Toy for Birds

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Swings for our caged birds promote exercise and help develop their coordination and balance skills. This Mini Flying Trapeze Toy for Birds is a hanging seagrass mat, suspended by a colorful chain and decorated with beads, links, and porcupine balls.

This cute little swing is a good texture for munching and has bright colors for you and your birds to enjoy. Fun for smaller birds at Mini Flying Trapeze Toy for Birds.

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March 5, 2015

Home Bazaar Butterfly Cottage Birdhouse

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It's nesting time for many North American wild birds. Attract birds to your yard with this charming Cottage Birdhouse, equipped with a 1-1/4" opening designed to accommodate nesting birds such as wrens, finches, chickadees and nuthatches.

The Cottage Birdhouse features a hand painted floral design, front steps leading to a picket fenced front door detail. It includes a back wall clean-out, drainage, and ventilation.

This beautiful Cottage Birdhouse is fully functional and intended for outdoor use. It would also work well in the house as a decorative accessory.

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