- REDIRECT Cats and 9 Lives – Myth or Fact?
Birds can suffer from diabetes too. Diabetes milletus occurs when the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin. Insulin is the hormone that helps regulate and metabolize sugar. The cause of diabetes in birds is somewhat different than in mammals. With mammals, insulin production is too low. In birds, too much of the hormone, glucagon is present. […]
Two of the major causes of death for pet reptiles are Metabolic Bone Illness and stress. Both can be caused by insufficient lighting in the reptile’s habitat. Diurnal species (active during the day) require a UVB bulb. Species such as tortoises and Bearded Dragons need UVB to help them create vitamin D3 which is in […]
Contrary to popular belief, cats don’t always land on their feet. If cats fall a short distance, they can usually right themselves and land on their feet. They have very small collarbones which allow them to fit through small spaces and their backbones are very flexible, more so than other animals. Their spines have about […]