Keeping pets is a habit that goes way back into our hunter-gatherer past, and has played an important part in our evolution.
Exotic pets may rank highly on the novelty and excitement scale, but little is known about their ownership in Australia.
Hollywood shirks its ethical responsibilities when it comes to vulnerable animal species.
Many pet fish end up in ponds, fountains and waterways. But before ditching your goldfish in the park, stop and think about the viruses you could also be releasing.
Disney's latest hit movie has inspired Chinese people to keep Saharan foxes as pets.