Keep Your Kitty Away from Your New iPod

Keep Your Kitty Away from Your New iPod

Taryn Williford
Oct 20, 2008

We learned the hard way that pets and home technology should be kept separately. All it took was a new chew-y little bunny rabbit and a few delicious forgotten floor lamp cords behind the couch to figure that one out. (Disclaimer: No rabbits were harmed in the making of this post.) But it turns out there's a whole lot more to worry about than wire-chewing. According to a survey carried out by Petplan, the iPod tops the list of "gadget most likely to injure pets." What else made the list?

Fifteen percent of the 3000 survey respondents appear to have cited their iPod in pet accidents. While around 10 percent cited the laptops, remote controls, Plasma TVs and Wiis.

Only 5.8 percent of the survey's respondents said that their cellphones caused injury to their pets, the same number that admitted that their pets had been hurt by their karaoke machine.

While you should always be worried about your pets' health, especially in the case of curious kittens and hungry little bunnies, take this survey with a grain of salt. Petplan, the sponsor, sells health insurance for animals.

Have your animals ever destroyed your gadgets?

[via Telegraph ] [ image from Micah Sittig @ Flickr ]

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