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The Hidden Lives of Pets

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Amazing, talented animals star in enlightening docuseries.

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Perfect for family TV night, The Hidden Lives of Pets frontloads hours of conversation. How can you not talk about the bunny rabbit who's set a Guinness Book of World Records record for the most basketball slam dunks performed by a rabbit? Or the dog who BASE jumps off cliffs with his owner?

In an age where cat videos provide respite during a bad-news cycle, here's a show that features a selection of stories about real-life pets who do amazing things. Inspiring yet reassuring, this four-part series delves deeper into expert testimony without losing sight of the stars of the show -- the animals living in our homes, who enrich our lives with their cleverness, kindness, and quirks.

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