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  • 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
  • Feeding Kookaburras

    Don advised against feeding meat-eating birds such as kookaburras, currawongs and butcherbirds. They include small birds in their diets, so... read more
  • Firetail Finches

    The Beautiful Firetail finch (Emblema bella) has an olive back, finely-barred underparts and a bright red rump. The males are... read more
  • Glowing Budgies

    Don visited Dr Justin Marshall at the University of Queensland’s Department of Vision, Touch and Hearing. Dr Marshall and his... read more
  • Hearing Dogs

    Radiographer, Emese Gal, suffers from a rare genetic disease called Neurofibromatosis 2 (also called Central Bilateral Acoustic NF) which causes... read more
  • Breeding Budgies

    The Australian budgerigar is the world’s most popular pet, and therefore the world’s most popular bird as well. Don highly... read more
  • Hereditary Eye Disease in Dogs

    Don visited the Animal Eye Care Clinic in East Malvern, Victoria. He talked with specialist veterinary ophthalmologist, Dr Robin Stanley,... read more
  • Brumbies

    Don and the Burke’s Backyard team travelled to the Snowy Mountains in south-eastern New South Wales. They met with some... read more
  • Incredible Colours in Parrots

    Dr Terry Martin first became interested in birds at the age of 10, when given a pair of Zebra Finches.... read more
  • Canine Evolution

    Dogs are often referred to as ‘man’s best friend’, but the relationship between man and dog may be much more... read more
  • Imperial Blue Butterfly

    Imperial Blue Butterfly John Dengate came across a caterpillar covered by a swarm of ants. At first glance it seemed... read more
  • Crib-biting

    Dr Paul McGreevy, from the Faculty of Veterinary Science at Sydney University, is a specialist in animal behaviour and welfare... read more