UK: Part 2 Of Pets - Wild At Heart Narrated By David Tennant Repeated This Morning

The second  part of Pets - Wild At Heart narrated by David Tennant has a repeat airing on BBC Two this morning. The two part series from John Downer Productions, the makers of Earthflight and Penguins: Spy In The Huddle looks at the hidden instincts of the animals we share our lives with.

Pets - Wild At Heart: Secretive Creatures

BBC Two, 9.05am
Take another walk on the wild side with our favourite pets. Extraordinary photography reveals their hidden senses and secret communication skills. Dogs take a car trip through Paris, using their legendary sense of smell to show us a very different city. A hamster uses his remarkable senses to stage a great escape and then deploys more navigational talents to find his way home. Cats become intoxicated on the scent of a plant and suffer the consequences.

A budgie shows his hidden charms to his mate as, under UV light, his crown and cheeks positively glow. Goldfish reveal secret senses that can detect the slightest water movement. A guinea pig gives birth and the newborns receive surprising care from their father. In South America, where guinea pigs have lived with people for 7,000 years, they express the true meaning of their entertaining calls.

When we groom a horse we speak their language, but horses use ears to communicate in ways that we are rarely aware of. In Japan cats show their secret messages and in Peru dogs reveal the hidden signs that allow them to communicate across a city.

Packed with extraordinary facts and wild behaviour - you'll never look at your pet in the same way again.