The parrot problem: why Zoom calls are forcing people to abandon their pets

The parrot problem: why Zoom calls are forcing people to abandon their pets

The rescue charity Birdline took in 88 birds between March and September, a 70% increase on the same period last year.Well, at least the rescued birds can now be adopted by new owners with more patience.Some parrots don’t like women.

Bonnie the Staffy gets tongue stuck in tuna can after sneaking into the bin

Bonnie the Staffy gets tongue stuck in tuna can after sneaking into the bin

Louisa was worried about removing the tin herself so rushed her to the vets (Picture: PDSA) They had to put her under anaesthetic(Picture: PDSA)Louise took Bonnie to Nottingham PDSA Pet Hospital, where vets are running an emergency-service during lockdown.

Cooped up: is coronavius lockdown a good time to start keeping chickens?

Cooped up: is coronavius lockdown a good time to start keeping chickens?

But Smith, Scott-Norman and RSPCA’s scientific officer Dr Sarah Babington all warn that a backyard chicken coop is not an easy egg fix, if the supermarket runs low.

Work from home: As work-from-home picks up, pets double up as co-workers

Work from home: As work-from-home picks up, pets double up as co-workers

Pet pooches are making the work from home (WFH) experience quite interesting for their human parents.Be it taking over the laptop keyboard or snuggling up on their laps as they work on that pending presentation, pets are taking over the home workstations and even video-bombing online meetings.

Emotional support animals might get banned from planes

Emotional support animals might get banned from planes

While insisting that it "recognizes the integral role that service animals play in the lives of many individuals with disabilities," the Transportation Department said in a statement that its proposed rule is aimed at "reducing the likelihood that passengers wishing to travel with their pets on aircraft will be able to falsely claim their pets are service animals.".

Family think they’ve been burgled after naughty dog destroys the kitchen

Family think they’ve been burgled after naughty dog destroys the kitchen

The pup had emptied the bin and spread rubbish all over the floor Picture: CATERS NEWS AGENCYShe had also munched dried lasagne sheets, licked up icing sugar, and had a sneaky bite of whatever food she could find.

Watch this cat say 'well hi!' like a perfect Southern gentleman

Watch this cat say 'well hi!' like a perfect Southern gentleman

Gambino is really talkative…for a cat !A video his human mom happened to record of him saying “well hi!” like a perfect Southern gentleman is going absolutely viral, and we can’t stop watching it.

Hunt saboteurs share naked pictures of judge who 'assaulted activists'

Hunt saboteurs share naked pictures of judge who 'assaulted activists'

Members of the Barlow Hunt during the New Year\’s Day event that allegedly ended in two animal rights activists being assaulted (Picture: Sheffield Hunt Saboteurs/Eugene Henderson)Defence solicitor Stephen Welford said Mr Jordan had citronella spray, often used to mask the scent of foxes, and Mr Robinson had a horn to distract the hounds.

Call to train British guide dogs – archive, 8 October 1934

Call to train British guide dogs – archive, 8 October 1934

Owing to quarantine difficulties dogs trained abroad could not be imported into England, but the British Guide Dogs for the Blind Training Committee had been formed to train dogs in this country.

Dog goes vegetarian and refuses meat after eating pieces of a BBQ

Dog goes vegetarian and refuses meat after eating pieces of a BBQ

Pluto now follows a vegetarian (Picture: PA Real Life)Like most dogs, Pluto the golden retriever used to love meat.Pluto home after the operation (Picture: PA Real Life/Vets Now)Programme manager Robin, who lives in Maidenhead, Berkshire, with his wife Tanya, 46, a childminder, said: ‘Pluto has become a vegetarian now.

Inseparable lovedogs are looking for home after months in shelter

Inseparable lovedogs are looking for home after months in shelter

(Picture: Support Adoption For Pets)Two dogs so inseperable they have been dubbed ‘lovedogs’ are looking for their forever home.They absolutely love each other (Picture: Support Adoption For Pets)However, they are being picky about their new owner – as Samir and Sabina need lots of love and attention.

Neglected dog who lived under a bed for two years has dramatic transformation

Neglected dog who lived under a bed for two years has dramatic transformation

Lionheart’s years of neglect had left him with such matted fur he couldn’t walk or eat (Picture: Richmond SPCA)Little Lionheart has had a tough time – but now he’s finally getting the love he deserves.

REVEALED: Dogs ABUSED and left to die

REVEALED: Dogs ABUSED and left to die

INJURED dogs and heartbreaking accounts of how they became victims of abuse are all over social media with images of them looking like "bags of bones". When Facebook user Tina Zellmer saw the video, she said: "I cried like a baby.

These sausage dogs have been trained to pick up litter on their walks

These sausage dogs have been trained to pick up litter on their walks

Dudley and Hooch picking up litter (Picture: Richard Frew/Caters News)‘So I began picking it up, and putting in the plastic bottles, which the two of them will carry in their mouths quite happily until I find a bin.

Rubbish bin HORROR: Cute cat that looks like much-loved Bagpuss found ABANDONED

Rubbish bin HORROR: Cute cat that looks like much-loved Bagpuss found ABANDONED

Matilda the dumped cat looks like famous Bagpuss character (Image: RSPCA)The Persian tabby that bears a striking resemblance to the saggy-clothed television character who delighted generations of children was only saved by sharp-eyed dustmen. Jo Elmes, from RSPCA Putney, said: “As soon as we saw poor Matilda she reminded us of the much-loved childhood character Bagpuss.

Cat-inet reshuffles: the long history of felines in politics

Cat-inet reshuffles: the long history of felines in politics

Evie the cat has moved up in the the Cabinet Office to be the new face of the Equalities Unit. The corridors of Whitehall might hold nothing more menacing for Evie than a large mouse or Chris Grayling, but in the time of the Pharoahs, cats could be relied upon to protect their humans from poisonous serpents.

Newborn kittens saved by the incredible animal lover who took on the role of mother cat

Newborn kittens saved by the incredible animal lover who took on the role of mother cat

Kittens were only two days old when thrown in rubbish bin (Image: RSPCA)Serena Grimes devoted months of her life to hand-rear the four kittens so they could grow up as loving pets.

Busy road becomes pet dumping hot spot as heartless owners throw dogs away like rubbish

Busy road becomes pet dumping hot spot as heartless owners throw dogs away like rubbish

Almond and Cashew were in a pitiful state when discovered in cage (Image: RSPCA) As RSPCA inspectors were investigating the appalling way two suffering pets had been abandoned in a locked cage came reports of another dog left tied to a bale of straw.

Dog Reunites with Family after Traveling 1100 Miles

Dog Reunites with Family after Traveling 1100 Miles

5. Dog Reunites with Family As reported by chron.com , a 3-year-old Chihuahua/Dachshund mix has been reunited with his family after somehow managing to travel from his home in Killeen, Texas to a shelter in southwest Ohio.

Remus the puppy only responds to Harry Potter spells in adorable video

Remus the puppy only responds to Harry Potter spells in adorable video

We’ve fallen head over heels in love with a puppy named Remus, who only responds to Harry Potter spells. Anna Brisbin, a voice over and screen actress and YouTuber, shared a video of herself giving Remus Harry Potter spell commands using a wand, and him responding to them perfectly.