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(Telegraph)   America: Human obesity epidemic. England: Pet monkey obesity epidemic   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 19
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2013-12-26 02:36:47 AM
Zoo and lab animals are getting fatter, too.  Despite their diets being tightly controlled.
 
2013-12-26 02:40:19 AM
PRAY FOR MOJO
 
2013-12-26 02:42:44 AM
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I'M SHOCKED I TELL YOU, SHOCKED!
 
2013-12-26 04:19:38 AM

fusillade762: Zoo and lab animals are getting fatter, too.  Despite their diets being tightly controlled.


Interesting.  Thanks for the link.

Are you familiar with this theory?  Could be a factor for the pets as well.
 
2013-12-26 05:43:10 AM

HotWingAgenda: PRAY FOR MOJO


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2013-12-26 06:54:01 AM
something something dentistry something something disgusting food mumble mumble fog.
 
2013-12-26 07:11:46 AM
Americans are greedy pigs.  That is all.
 
2013-12-26 07:50:36 AM
Aaaaaand done in two

bravo
 
2013-12-26 08:08:04 AM

solitary: Americans are greedy pigs.  That is all.


Soooo... that's what's keeping our pet monkey population slender?
 
2013-12-26 08:39:17 AM

fusillade762: Zoo and lab animals are getting fatter, too.  Despite their diets being tightly controlled.


Ah yes, but is it tightly controlled as in the amount of calories are controlled? Because tightly controlled diets can still be subject to more cheap crap being shovelled into the food. Also: do they have sufficient room for exercise?
 
2013-12-26 08:47:11 AM

DerAppie: fusillade762: Zoo and lab animals are getting fatter, too.  Despite their diets being tightly controlled.

Ah yes, but is it tightly controlled as in the amount of calories are controlled? Because tightly controlled diets can still be subject to more cheap crap being shovelled into the food. Also: do they have sufficient room for exercise?


I did research in a lab that used mice to study neurodegenerative disease.  The mice were specifically not given toys or exercise stuff, the reason being that they could not control for the effects of play.  There was also an observation early on that access to play items reduced/prevented the onset of disease symptoms in some mice.

I also think the food formulations should be compared, rather than calories.  Not at all happy with the thought that someone could sneeze on me and give me the fats, like the article suggests.
 
2013-12-26 08:51:07 AM
So... we don't make great pets?
 
2013-12-26 09:15:24 AM

Mister Buttons: HotWingAgenda: PRAY FOR MOJO

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Came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-12-26 10:25:11 AM
All of the people I know who have dogs and cats have obese dogs and cats, but those parrot people manage to keep those things pretty slim.
 
2013-12-26 12:28:41 PM

crustysandman: Mister Buttons: HotWingAgenda: PRAY FOR MOJO

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Came for this, leaving satisfied.


Me too.

/hee hee... monkey
 
2013-12-26 06:44:12 PM

HotWingAgenda: PRAY FOR MOJO


Last one out, hit the lights.
 
2013-12-26 11:31:32 PM
came for "Pray for Mojo", got a "Shock the Monkey" as a bonus.
/Happy
 
2013-12-27 02:51:56 AM

fusillade762: Zoo and lab animals are getting fatter, too.  Despite their diets being tightly controlled.


So fatness is an airborne disease now?  Time for me to live in a bubble.
 
2013-12-27 03:15:58 AM
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