While many people hold negative perceptions of rats, owners of pet rats are usually eager to describe the positive attributes of their pet, including their playfulness and affection. Science is now backing up their claims. Study results have found that a rat will work very hard at freeing another rat that is trapped, learning how to unlock a clear container; when the container is empty or holds something like a stuff animal, the rat is not likely to bother. Rats who also had a container containing chocolate would unlock that, but their were apt to set some chocolate aside to share with their fellow rat.
“Josh Williams sings Mordecai at the Doyle Lawson Bluegrass Festival at Denton Farm Park in Denton, NC on May 5, 2011. During this song, a small bird lands on Josh’s guitar while he’s singing. Watch his reaction as he keeps his cool and finishes the song.” Watch for the bird at about the 1:30 mark.
“A Great Dane saved his owner’s life. But she couldn’t find a pet-friendly domestic violence shelter. That one woman’s experience is leading to a major addition at the Rose Brooks Center.”
“Researchers found that turtles in Australia’s Murray River regulate their development to hatch as a bunch. The question is, how do they communicate?”
”Feral bees have pretty much died out, so if you don’t have someone with bees nearby, your squash and tomatoes, orchards and nut crops won’t get pollinated….”