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Animal Radio Episode 828

October 16, 201587 min
Secret Lives Of Bats When you mention bats, most people shutter. Dr. Merlin Tuttle believes bats are misunderstood and that in many countries, they're a welcome friend. Oh, he also says without bats there would be no tequila. Just sayin' Trendy Pet Costumes Some pets really like to be dressed up for Halloween, or so we think. Wonder Costumes' Chris Yandek has a list of the most popular pet costumes and you can rest-assured the worthy "Minion" is on it. Just Say No To Dog Buns Odd animal trends like the "dog bun" could actually harm your pet. If you haven't seen photos of this yet, it's where a dog's hair is gathered into a bun on top of its head. Veterinary experts say pulling a dog's ears up like that can damage the ear, causing wounds, cuts, which then risk the chance of being infected. Stealing Cat Owned By Cop How funny is it that a police Sergeant in Oregon owns a cat that loves to steal? After sharing the antics of his thieving cat with his fellow police officers, the sergeant has created a Facebook page for his cat Tigger whom he affectionately calls "Kleptokitty." Tigger has been stealing for many years. He brings home everything from socks to old fast food boxes and even a small bag of marijuana. Micro Pigs Tiny pigs, which were created by scientists in China using new genetic editing techniques, are to be sold as pets in the near future and the prospect has triggered a furious debate between animal rights groups and scientists. Read More… Next Week: Dr. Marty Becker - Abe Lerner

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