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Thoughts on Giving Pets as Christmas Gifts

It’s that time of year again — that time of year, every year, when I start thinking about the number of families who are considering buying a bird, kitten, bunny or puppy for Christmas. Every year I put off writing it until it’s too late because, frankly, it just depresses me. At the risk of…

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Talk N’ Play Cell Phone Toy Review – One Upset Pionus

Have you ever seen those little toy cell phones designed for birds? The ones with the buttons that make noise when you push them? They are advertised as interactive fun that can keep your bird entertained and engaged when you’re away. Your bird will LOVE playing with this toy and making it talk back, the…

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Dancing Cockatoo Frostie: Whip My Hair

Frostie the dancing parrot shows off how to whip yo’ hair.. um, I mean “crest”.

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Personality, Not Pity, Is the Key to Promoting Adoptions

Over at the Pet Connection Blog, Christie Keith points out a study that reinforces something a few of us have already known instinctively: posting pet adoption ads that scream of desperation might get a lot of views and pity, but it doesn’t help the cause (either long term or short term). The article talks about…

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