Dogs are capable of understanding up to 250 words and gestures and can count up to five.
Eating grass rids a cats' system of any fur and helps with digestion.
A male rabbit is called a buck and the female is a doe; a young rabbit is a kitten or kit.
Guinea pigs commonly live up to 7 years old – this is much longer than many other small pets.
Mice have great balance and can walk along very thin pieces of rope or wire.
If you hear the call of a morepork (ruru), it actually sounds as if it is calling out the word ‘morepork’.
Male hedgehogs begin hibernation in winter much earlier than females.
Rats have been proven to make a laughter-like noise (unable to be heard by the human ear alone) when tickled.
Young female chickens are called pullets and young male chickens are called cockerels.