In a salute to our furry, feathered and…scaly friends, here’s a collection of our “pet” movies so you can learn about your favourite pet in National Pet Month which runs from 7th April – 7th May.
Want to be the coolest cat in town? You will be after watching this movie, where Tim and Moby introduce you to those finicky felines called cats. Learn about some of the different types of house cat and their common behaviour patterns. Discover when and where cats were first used as pets and how the ancient Egyptians honoured them and even mummified them! Learn how they are able survive a high fall, why they purr and even how long they are likely to live. You’ll also get some tips for keeping your own cat healthy and happy. After watching this movie, you’ll be the cat’s whiskers!
Here’s a shout out to all the cool Cats.
In this movie, Tim and Moby tell you everything you need to know about dogs. Learn about some of the dog’s more ferocious relatives, and find out why you can’t just bring a wolf cub home and call it a puppy. Discover when and where dogs were first domesticated, and the help they provided early humans. Find out how breeds developed, how kennel clubs classify dogs into different groups and see some examples of breeds that fall into each category. Plus, discover the traits that all dogs share, and the different jobs they can do – like being a guide dog. Finally, learn what dogs need from humans and how you can make your pet a loyal, gentle companion. The only thing you won’t learn from this movie is how to talk your parents into getting you one!
Man’s best friend – woman’s too! Dogs
Dogs are great, but it’s time to say hello to man’s other best friend. Let Tim and Moby saddle up to tell you everything you need to know about horses. From the tips of their hooves to the hairs in their manes, you’ll discover precisely why horses have been so important to humans throughout history. You’ll discover how they first evolved, and when scientists believe they were first domesticated. You’ll also find out about the many different breeds that have emerged over time and to which modern animals horses are related. Plus, you’ll see how technology has changed their role in our lives.
So quit horsing around and come along for the ride - Horses
Hey, bird-brains! Want to learn more about our feathered friends? Tim and Moby take a break from their bird-watching session to teach you the basics about these winged creatures. Discover just how many species of birds there are, as well as what makes a bird a bird. You’ll learn the basics of bird flight – including how their wings give them lift and how aeroplanes are modeled on these amazing animals. Find out why birds have hollow bones, very different types of feathers and fused vertebrae. Lastly, you’ll discover the key differences between males and females. So if you’re as free as a bird then don’t chicken out, watch this movie.
Our feathered friends - Birds
There’s something fishy going on at BrainPOP. Tim and Moby tell you all about the largest group of vertebrates on earth. You’ll learn about the special features of a fish’s body – from its fins to its gills to other specialized parts like sucker-mouths and swim bladders. Discover what ectothermic means and what it’s got to do with being cold-blooded as well as how these specialised parts help them breathe and move under water. Examine the three main fish types and find out the differences between bony fish, cartilaginous fish, and agnathan or jawless fish. You’ll also find out why fish are such an important part of the human diet.
But don’t go eating your goldfish! - Fish
Ribbit…Ribbit. In this movie, you’ll be introduced to the various types of amphibians – frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts – and see how much they can differ in their body shapes and lifestyles. Find out the difference between anurans, urodeles and caecilians and the metamorphosis of a tadpole to a frog. Discover why amphibians hold a special place in vertebrate history and find out how they manage to spend their lives in two very different types of environments. Of course, you won’t learn how to catch flies like a frog, – you’re on your own with that one!
Amphibians - croooooak!
Now, does anyone own a hamster named Moby? You’d make us very proud!