They're dirty and despised. That's where it usually ends - till you gain an appreciation of the many fine 'stunts' these birds are able to perform. Things like telling people apart, learning math rules, deciphering medical images, and more. No wonder they can sell for up to $300K.
A female queen is the ruler of the honeybee hive, but that's not the only species where females have unique advantages or skills that make them ideal for ensuring survival. And some of these happen to be among the most peaceful species on Earth.
Sugar gliders are adorable, small and fuzzy, making them popular impulse buys at state fairs, exotic animal shows and flea markets. But do sugar gliders - marsupials native to Australia - make good pets?
Do you use them to add ambiance to your home? 75% of people in this country do. But watch out. They emit carcinogenic chemicals linked to respiratory issues, DNA damage and more. Which can send your pet's (and your) health into a tailspin of dreadful health issues.
People who do this likely don't realize how they're causing very painful and unnecessary deaths to more than 130 species. Anyone who loves animals must know how their perfectly legal actions cause organ failure, brain damage, blindness, paralysis, seizures and death in so many innocent creatures.
bark & whiskers disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian or doctor. Dr. Karen Becker cannot answer specific questions about your pet's medical issues or make medical recommendations for your pet without first establishing a veterinarian-client-patient relationship. Your pet's medical protocol should be given by your holistic veterinarian.
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