Pet parents are spending on pets like children, says Walmart exec

  • Walmart just announced the addition of a number of new offerings to its suite of pet services, including pet-sitting and insurance.
  • Business Insider spoke with Melody Richard, the vice president of the retailer’s pet category, about the boom in the pet services industry. 
  • “Pets have truly become part of everyone’s family,” Richard told Business Insider. 
  • And that development — especially among younger shoppers like millennials and Gen Z — means that there’s opportunities for major spending spikes in everything from products like costumes and toys to pet insurance.
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Do Pet Birds Poop Everywhere? (And How To Stop It!)

Do pet birds poop everywhere?

Birds will commonly poop wherever they feel best as is common in the wild. This often coincides with their eating schedule as they are more likely to poop after a healthy meal whether it’s indoors or outdoors.

If your pet bird tends to poop everywhere, it’s important to find a solution right away. Letting this continue for too long is going to create a real mess at home along with the unwanted odor!

So, how do you make a bird stop pooping everywhere?

It’s best to start by understanding specific variables around the bird’s pooping

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MeowTalk app translate’s cat’s ‘language’ for pet owners

This app is the cat’s meow.

A former Amazon engineer who worked on Alexa now wants to solve the mystery of what your cat is trying to tell you.

Javier Sanchez, a project manager at the tech company Akvelon, has developed the MeowTalk app, which supposedly translates a wide range of feline utterances, KING 5 reported.

“It’s not a language. They don’t share words or communicate with each other. Cats never meow at each other out in nature,” Sanchez told the outlet.

He said the NPR series “The Secret Language of Cats” sparked his interest to pursue his latest

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The Genome of Your Pet Fish Is Extremely Weird

Humans have domesticated a large number of animals over their history, some for food, some as companions and protectors. A few species—think animals like rabbits and guinea pigs—have partly shifted between these two categories, currently serving as both food and pets. But one species has left its past as a food source behind entirely. And, in another rarity, it ended up serving not so much as a companion but as a decoration.


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