FORT COLLINS — Pet owners should beware that pets may need some extra attention during Monday's eclipse.
Jennie K. Willis, an animal behavior expert and the graduate coordinator for the Professional Science Master's Program in Zoo, Aquarium and Animal Shelter Management degree in the College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University, offered tips in a press release.
"Darkness cues certain routines for pets, like going to bed or finding shelter," she said, noting many pets may just go to where they sleep at night.
She recommended pets be left indoors, with curtains drawn and artificial light, to minimize the effect of the moon blocking the sun. Bird cages should be covered because they are especially sensitive to light cues.