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Having a Rat as a Pet Is Not Without Risk

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 10.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

A special thanks to Miranda Ebraheim for assisting in this article. Rat-bite fever is an illness caused from bacteria that is transmitted by rode...

Of Mice and Mylar

R.J. Marx | Posted 01.29.2017 | HuffPost Home
R.J. Marx

Last Sunday, we saw the first of the elk entering our property.

This Dog Is Best Friends With A Rat

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 02.27.2015 | Green

One dog's dinner is another's best friend. Such is the case for Cooper, a coon dog who'd normally prey on small rodents like Olivia. Instead, he an...

March of the Isotherms

William S. Becker | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
William S. Becker

The changing climate is forcing species into tough choices: adapt at record speeds to warming temperatures, die off, or invade new territory.

Humans Aren't The Only Ones Who Regret Bad Choices

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 06.09.2014 | Science

Just as humans lament not pursuing a lover or bemoan having eaten that extra slice of chocolate cake, rats may experience feelings of regret, too, new...

Subway Rats Are Actually The Ultimate New Yorkers, So Stop Hating

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.15.2014 | Comedy

They're just looking for a connection, you guys.

The Farallon Islands, USFWS, and Island Conservation's Tax-free Government Contracts

Maggie Sergio | Posted 05.14.2014 | Green
Maggie Sergio

By the time you read this article, a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) signed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, retired USFWS Biologist Sonce ...

Odd 'Mounds' Mystery Solved?

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 12.23.2013 | Science

A new twist on an old mystery may finally settle the debate over the origin of Mima mounds, which bulge out of the ground like enormous, grass-covered...

Cookies, Cocaine, and Culture

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The need for Oreos to be indicted of war crimes before we acknowledge we are eating too many of them, and foods like them, says something profoundly disturbing about our culture. How bad is bad enough?

WATCH: Why Is This Little Guy Serenading The Sky?

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 09.30.2013 | Science

Deep in the cloud forests of Central America, two species of singing mice put on a high-pitched opera to mark their territory and stave off clashes, r...

The Best Nutrition for Rabbits and Rodents

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

The healthiest diet for pet rabbits, guinea pigs, and other small herbivores is a hay mixture and/or fresh grass, herbs and green leafy vegetables, plus a very limited amount of pelleted feed for vitamin and mineral supplementation.

How Rodents Kill Cats and Dogs

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

If your pet ingests rodent bait containing warfarin, there will be no symptoms to alert you right away. Your dog or cat won't throw up or seem sick, and in fact, a lot of pet owners don't even know their animal has ingested bait.

Vacation Bound! What to Do With the Pets?

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Travel
Sarah Hodgson

No matter where you travel, or who you leave behind, the end goal is to make your pet's day consistent and routine. Select an option that will give you the greatest peace of mind. Now pack up, unplug, and enjoy yourself. Bone voyage!

Sightless Animal Sniffs In Stereo, Study Suggests

Posted 02.07.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 02/05/2013 02:56 PM EST on LiveScience Most mammals can hear in stereo, locating sounds in th...

Woman Pays $1 Million For House, Finds It's Infested With Mice

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business

Many home owners are familiar with mouse traps. But mouse traps won't be any help to a Canadian woman who paid $1 million for a home and declined to h...

Makers of Banned Rat Poisons Ignore the EPA

Maggie Sergio | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Maggie Sergio

These products are designed to kill quickly by interfering with the blood's natural clotting ability. When mammals (including humans) and birds consume these poisons either directly or indirectly, bleeding to death is the gruesome outcome.

Why Are Women So Afraid of Mice?

Holly Robinson | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

I am not afraid of much. I have hiked through the Andes and the Himalayas, zip-lined through a Mexican jungle, driven on motorcycles far too fast. I have given birth to three children and beaten off two separate muggers intent on grabbing my purse.

Giant Rat Killed In England

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.23.2012 | Weird News

An English man named Brian Watson killed a large rat his granddaughter's boyfriend found while cutting grass, Sky News reports. "I heard him shout...

Keys Swarmed By Cat-Sized Rats

Posted 03.26.2012 | Miami

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and U.S. Department of Agriculture officials are battling an invasive species in the Keys they thoug...

New Study Suggests Surprising Cause Of Obesity

Posted 02.03.2012 | Science

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 02/03/2012 09:08 AM EST on MyHealthNewsDaily We've heard obesity can be "spread" ...

Stem Cells Can Fix Penis Trouble? What New Study Shows

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.23.2012 | Science

Stem cells sure are versatile. They're being eyed as the key to treating medical conditions ranging from heart disease to neurological problems and bl...

Boa Constrictors' Big Squeeze: How Do They Know When To Stop?

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.04.2013 | Science

Boas and other constrictors kill by literally squeezing the life out of their prey--no secret there. But how do they know when to stop squeezing? ...

Rats Show They Care About Other Rats In New Study

| Posted 12.10.2011 | Green

By Ferris Jabr (Click here for original article.) The English language is not especially kind to rats. We say we "smell a rat" when something does...

PHOTOS: 7 Things You Find Most Disgusting

Colin McGinn | Posted 02.05.2012 | Home
Colin McGinn

What seems to provoke disgust is the co-presence of death with pulsing life: the corpse being consumed by bacteria and worms, living things turned to dead pulp in digestion, bleeding wounds, scurrying rats in graveyards.

Transit Workers: Budget Cuts Causing A Rat Epidemic

Posted 11.22.2011 | New York

MTA workers protested Wednesday in front of Jamaica Central Terminal demanding that the city address what they say is a terrible rodent problem in the...