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  • Bombay Cat

    Breed: Bombay Cat Temperament: companionable, easy going Cost: $500 Lifespan: 13-15 years Maintenance: low Recommended for: apartments, elderly History In... read more
  • Chinchilla

    Breed: Chinchilla cat Temperament: placid and affectionate Cost: from $650 to around $850 Lifespan: 12-15 years Maintenance: high Recommended for:... read more
  • ‘Kosci’ The Horse

    Some people say that the feral horses of Australia, the brumbies, are nothing more than vermin damaging our national parks.... read more
  • Ragdoll Cat

    Ragdoll Cats

    Breed: Ragdoll cat Temperament: placid and relaxed Lifespan: up to 15 years Maintenance: medium Recommended for: single or elderly people,... read more
  • Lizzie’s Lumps

    Lizzie’s Lumps Scott Cam was very worried when he discovered a large lump on his dog, Lizzie. Lizzie is the... read more
  • Meeting People with Dogs

    Meeting People with Dogs If you have trouble making friends, our resident scientist, Graeme Quirk, suggests that you get a... read more
  • Obese Dog

    Obese Dog Ricky, a smooth-haired, standard Dachshund, is about 15kg overweight. He is just one of the many fat dogs... read more
  • Devon Rex

    Devon Rex Breed: Devon RexTemperament: active and playfulCost: $350 – $500Lifespan: 12 yearsMaintenance: lowRecommended for: families and apartments History The... read more
  • Scottish Fold Cat

    Breed: Scottish Fold Temperament: loving, inactive Maintenance: low (shorthair), medium (longhair) Cost: from $450 Lifespan: 10-15 years Recommended for: units,... read more
  • Siamese Cat

    Breed: SiameseTemperament: demanding and livelyCost: $250+(pet), $500+(show)Lifespan: 12-17 yearsMaintenance: lowRecommended for: anyone who loves cats, home units History As the... read more
  • Red-Rumped Parrots

    Don came across a pair of red-rumped parrots stripping a flannel flower. The flowers were too immature to have set... read more
  • Dr Rob Zammit’s New Book

    Over the years, Burke’s Backyard veterinary consultant, Dr Rob Zammit, has been asked hundreds of questions about dogs. The good... read more