Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Zebrafish Hold Key To Fighting Heart Disease

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Great Britain - A popular tropical fish normally found pet aquariums may hold the key to the future of preventing heart disease. Medical researchers...

New Federal Law Infuriates Pet Snake Owners

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Vero Beach, FL - After a study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey suggested that the Burmese python and eight other species of constrictor...

Mini Pigs Are Hugely Popular

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Framingham, MA - The Franceskin family of Framingham, Massachusetts fell in love with love with little pigs or "teacup pigs," as they are known...

Parrot Thief Caught in Undercover Sting Operation

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Fort Walton Beach, FL - The determined owners of Petland resorted to an unusual and unconventional way of recovering a parrot that was stolen from their pet store...

Cockatoo Key To Breakthrough Discovery In Neuroscience…..and Music Videos?

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San Diego, CA - So what does a Medium Sulphur-Crested Eleanora Cockatoo do in it's spare time (of which it has plenty?) Dance to the...

Rescued from Roadside, 6 Soft-Shell Turtles Recovering

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Lacey Township, NJ - What were 10 soft-shell turtles doing close to a thousand miles away from their native environments, Florida, Georgia, and Alabama?  That remains the...

Prolonged Cold Endangering Tropical Fish Farms

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Ruskin, FL - Even though the midwest and eastern United States have seen long stretches of brutally cold weather this year, southern states like...

Supporters Press to Remove Ferret Ban in California

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Sacramento, CA - The state of California is now the only state in the continental United States with an active ban on pet ferret ownership.  First...

“Secretive” Species of Lizard Found in the Philippines

Philippines - While we don't expect to see any reptile enthusiasts bringing these into the United States (we hope), reptile watchers will be excited...

Crickets Raised For Pet-Reptile Food Face Lethal Virus

A paralyzing virus is sweeping through cricket farms in the United States and Canade, killing over 100 million crickets and jeopardizing the businesses of cricket farmers in North America. First appearing in Europe in 2002, the virus has made its way to the United States and is devastating cricket farms dedicated to providing a food source to pet reptile owners and zoos around the country.