Operant Conditioning Video
Operant Conditioning: Big Cat Rescue’s Animal Training Program is based on operant conditioning and clicker training techniques. Operant conditioning is a type of learning in which behaviors are altered by the consequences that follow them. The behaviors are not forced, but “caught”, reinforced and therefore trained. We train only natural behaviors, no entertainment types of behaviors.
Clicker Training: Clicker training is a positive-reinforcement training system. It is Read More
Through Glass Video Thru July 4 2014
I love Google Glass because it can give YOU a view of what it is like to run a big cat sanctuary from my purr-spective; up close and purr-sonal. But it doesn't record in HD, so if I try to edit video captured with Glass and video captured from my iPhone, which is high def, it produces a finished product that is not high def.
Maybe that is because I use iMovie. I need to learn Final Cut Pro, but it makes sense that you can't record in 720 and produce Read More
Kitten Cuteness Silly Leopard
Siamese Momma Cat
This Daily Big Cat is full of Kitten Cuteness, Silly Leopard, Siamese Momma Cat and newborn kittens, white tiger and lion getting access to their larger enclosure, feeding big cats in the rain...again! A quick peek at our booth #TAFA14, Howie and Carole laughing at their attempt at a selfie in front of the Capitol and manatees.
Big Cat Rescue Offers Home for Tony
Big Cat Rescue gets more complaints about Tony the tiger at the Tiger Truck Stop than all other complaints combined. In 2009 the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries had called Big Cat Rescue to come get Tony during their planned seizure of the tiger, but before we could take Tony, Sandlin filed for an injunction and the long legal battles began.
That same year Big Cat Rescue was the first organization to hire an attorney to represent a tiger. David Nance, Esq. exhausted his ability to fight Read More
Timeline of the Big Cat Coalition
If it seems rather late to be discussing these coalitions, it is because we have to be as stealthy as the cats we are protecting, so that those who abuse wild cats cannot thwart our mission. There are LOTS of exciting things going on behind the scenes right now that we can't talk about, for that very reason, but now that we have achieved many of our goals, it's time to give credit where credit is due.
The timeline of the Big Cat Coalition starts with the
Timeline Read More
New York JnK Tiger Rescue
DejaVu is all I can say. It happens over and over, like a recurring nightmare for the wild animals suffering through it; only the names and places change.
Someone wants to “rescue” wild animals because that seems like glamorous work, so they buy animals (and just prolong the problem) until the really bad guys find out there is a new place to dump last year’s photo cubs, and then the “rescues” become more legitimate, in the eyes of the “rescuer” Read More
Cat Chat Show 60
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What's in YOUR cat's bowl?
Margaret Gates says it should be a raw meat diet, like nature intended. Join us for this hour long discussion about how a raw meat diet can help your cat live a longer, healthier life. http://feline-nutrition.org/
Help the Feline Nutrition Education Society share their research with pet owners. Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign: http://igg.me/at/felinenutrition
Big Cat Rescue's Quarantine Protocol
To prevent the introduction of disease to animals already established in the Sanctuary, new animal arrivals are quarantined on arrival in the Sanctuary's Quarantine Facility. Occasionally new arrivals will be quarantined elsewhere on site. To control certain health problems or outbreaks of disease, quarantine restrictions are sometimes placed on a certain Sanctuary area. The quarantine period is thirty days unless specified by the vet. The quarantine period may be extended indefinitely if the new Read More
Cat Chat 59 Madi Hawkins
She is the Director of the Habersham County Animal Care & Control in Georgia talks about how TNR is saving thousands of cats from being killed in her shelter.
Image below of Madi Hawkins