November 1, 2000
Parrot fever, or psittacosis, is transmitted to humans from birds, particularly pet parrots, and can cause flu-like symptoms.
March 1, 1998
Any injured or orphaned wild animal who comes into your shelter's care is highly stressed -- after all, her life in the wild was just turned upside down.
March 1, 1997
Even if you have only limited experience with animals, you probably know your way around a dog leash and have little trouble handling a Siamese. But odds are you have considerably less experience picking up a chinchilla orholding a hedgehog.