Are humans the only species who dance? Curious researchers analyzed thousands of videos to reach the conclusion that, yes, 14 species of parrots dance to the beat of the same drummer as we do. From Birds boogie at boston.com:
Schachner's and the other scientists' work has a serious side: By studying other animals, they hope to gain insight into the evolution of an ability that is a cornerstone of human behavior and culture.
The finding that parrots can dance to an external beat supports an emerging theory on the origins of dance - that it might be a byproduct of another skill parrots share with humans, the capacity to mimic sounds.
This multi-level metal Cockatiel/Small Parrot Playstand should help alleviate your bird's boredom and consequent naughty behavior. Different ladders, perches, and toy/treat hooks will entertain your bird, with a variety of textures to explore as well.
Want to move the playpen from room to room? It's easy with the included casters. This portable playground also features a bottom shelf to store treats, toys, and other essentials. Easily wipes clean.
Each year, two to three million of us suffer as the result of disasters, and as was painfully apparent during Katrina, our pets do too. After a natural disaster everyone is pretty much on their own, at least for the first few days, as we have discussed in a prior disaster preparation post.
Mother's Day is not far away. Here's an idea for a gift she'll love.
Pet paws track in overwhelming amounts of dirt and mud, especially in the spring, soiling your floor almost the moment you have cleaned up. Save the mother (and everyone else) in your pet household a lot of work plus take $50 off the fabulously convenient iRobot Scooba 380 Floor Washing Robot -- and get a FREE bottle of Clorox® Scooba® Cleaning Solution. Offer expires at midnight (ET) on May 10, 2009.
This spring, you probably have enough of the real thing outside to do the trick, but if not...this Bird Sound Alarm Clock wakes you up year-round with a bird singing sound. And it doesn't fly south for the winter. 9 min snooze. AC-powered with battery back-up.
Here's something a bit stronger to neutralize pet allergens and dust mites, plus remove those deep-set smells and stains from pet beds, toys, blankets, towels, clothes.
Natures Miracle Laundry Detergent with Allergen Removers is specially formulated with powerful stain & odor fighting enzymes that penetrate, loosen and eliminate pet oils and the toughest pet stains & odors. Bio-degradable, safe and non-toxic with a pet safe environmental fragrance.
To get that fresh-air smell we all love, hang your pet laundry out to dry in the spring sun with these Bird Clothes Pins. Eight swallows in eight colors to spruce up your clothesline.
All lifestyles and budgets are considered, as well as issues such as practicality, style, comfort and safety. The book covers all areas of the pet household, from the kitchen to the backyard to the bedroom, floor to ceiling.