Mordecai, an African grey parrot owned by Sally Green, recently passed away after a long and pampered life. Mordecai joined the family as a baby and remained a steadfast and loyal friend for more than four decades. He was extremely talkative and had a vocabulary of more than 250 words. Read more
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MONTICELLO — A formal dedication of Dr. Gary Stamp Way will be held at noon Friday at the corner of Kratz Road and Market Street in Monticello.
I’m gonna tell ya, being a chicken farmer isn’t exactly what Thomas thought it would be. It is, however, exactly what I thought it would be. Horrible. Do you know why? Cuz I’m the one farming.
Not all cats are cut out for indoor life. The Champaign County Humane Society finds barn homes for those who aren't adoptable as pets.
The Champaign County Humane Society has scrapped its plans to remodel and add more space at its current Urbana facility and will instead be moving to a new site in west Champaign.
When the standard treatment for a fungal infection wasn’t working for Frankie, a bearded dragon, the experts at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine were able to help.
Veterinarians at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine are looking for dogs and cats that have been diagnosed with diabetes to investigate a promising treatment for the disease.
MONTICELLO — Monticello High School agriculture teacher Elizabeth Rost would eventually like to see her students tending to cattle as part of their animal-science class, but that is a ways off.
Animals and humans have a lot in common. Not only do they share the same living environments, but they also share many similar segments of genes. This makes animals great disease models in research.
Veterinary technicians make up a crucial part of the veterinary care team. Not only do they assist veterinarians in hands-on care of animal patients, but many also provide client education, serve various administrative roles and even specialize in a specific service area.
Hedgehogs are not tiny cats or spiny hamsters. Before getting a hedgehog as a pet, you need to understand their unique needs so you can keep it healthy and happy. Luckily, Dr. Spencer Kehoe, the newest veterinarian on the zoological medicine service at the University of Illinois Veterinary M…
In Birdland, we woke to an icy rain that slicked even the gravel lane so that I slipped and slid when I went out early to feed the dogs.
Kloeppel said correspondence has come in from as far away as England and Canada after a post about the dog’s death was posted on Facebook, and she is calling on the public to stop.
Birdland is overcast and dry. Though some sparse grass shows green, patches of the yard seem to be pounded dust. I try to remember when we last had a soaking rain or blanketing snow, and I can’t. For the last several days I have not gotten out to close up the chicken coop before dark and alw…
Ursula has found her spot in the sun. The breeze blows lightly over her as she checks everything out. The kitchen door? No, still closed. She turns her head. Maybe something is happening with the garage door. No, still closed. When it opens, she will check the new cupboard where the two-legg…
Just like that, the tawny wall of corn is gone. And just like that, our view to the woods is unobstructed. We can see the trees at the fence line behind our house. We can see Uncle David’s big rock to the west. The grass waterways on the morning and evening side of our house are visible agai…