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In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka gives tips on training rabbit and deodorising the rabbit cage and keeping the home smell rabbit-free. By Maneka Gandhi How do I litter train my rabbit? You can litter-train your bunny, but, spaying or neutering must come first. It is almost impossible to litter train an unspayed or unneutered…

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In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka tells how herbivorous animals recognise poisonous plants from non-poisonous By Maneka Gandhi While eating, how do herbivorous animals recognise the poisonous plants from non-poisonous plants? Herbivores learn by watching their mothers, and other group members, eating. Herbivores must continuously taste foods, even familiar foods in familiar environments, as the…

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In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka tells how an injured bird should be handled and also gives information on Marek’s disease By Maneka Gandhi Should I keep my injured bird outside in the playground during the day, or in my balcony? Keeping the injured bird out in the open should be avoided because it will…

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In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka gives tips on how to stabilise an injured or ill bird until further assistance By Maneka Gandhi My bird puffs itself up. What does dilated pupils and puffing indicate? A bird fluffs up its feathers to keep warm and to relax when it sleeps. Sometimes it might also indicate…

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In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka talks about relocating stray animals and feeding animals in the colony By Maneka Gandhi What should I do when a stray dog is removed and repositioned to another location? According to the ‘Animal Birth Control Rules, 2001’ and the ‘Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960’ (PCA, 1960) and…

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In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka tells why animals have to be spayed or neutered  before adoption By Maneka Gandhi Is the killing of an insect the moral equivalent to killing of a bird or a mammal? All lives are the same and each being clings to life whether it is a fly or an…

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In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka tells about measures to be taken after Holi celebrations are over By Maneka Gandhi Is it safe to colour animals with powders on Holi? No, powdered colours are not safe for animals, not even the ones marketed as herbal and organic. The powdered colour can cause severe skin allergies…

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In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka talks about housing requirements, nutrient requirements of elephants By Maneka Gandhi Are Indian elephants endangered? The Indian elephant population is between 20,000 and 25,000 in the wild. This means severely endangered, specially because there are less than 1,000 male tuskers left. The selective elimination of the male due to…

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In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka talks about diet for rabbits and what should be done if a rabbit bites By Maneka Gandhi What do I do if my rabbit has fleas? Even though rabbit fleas are not that common in indoor pet rabbits, they happen occasionally. If your rabbit is infected by fleas he/she…

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In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka gives tips on hand-rearing and rehabilitating a squirrel; How to bring the disappearing sparrows back to our cities. How can we bring the disappearing sparrows back to our cities? The disappearance of sparrows, which once could be found in every nook and corner, is another warning sign against the…

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