Alpaca Farming Essentials


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Alpacas are small camelids, native to the South American countries of Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru, although breeding programmes and farming now shows populations of these animals all over World including the UK. Looking like a miniature Llama, Alpacas are famed for their soft, warm wool which because it doesn’t contain any Lanolin makes the […]

Friday, March 24th, 2017

An Accidental Pet


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I have always loved animals – any animals! As far as I am concerned all pets enhance your life but that doesn’t mean that they don’t cause you a problem or two. Things can get particularly tricky when you have an issue of the reptilian variety.

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

How Drones are Saving American Ferrets


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How Drones are Saving American Ferrets The black-footed ferret is a native species of North America which is listed as endangered. The animals were first discovered by Audubon and Bachman in 1851. But the species declined severely during the 20th century. The ferrets’ diet is principally prairie dogs but the prairie dog population had been […]

Friday, December 16th, 2016

How to Care for Rats


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How to Care for Rats Rats are excellent pets which are usually clean, intelligent and fun. They are suitable pets for older children but not for toddlers. Rats are relatively inexpensive to keep and live between 2 and 2.5 years.

Monday, November 21st, 2016

A Home for Rescue Rabbits


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A Rescue Rabbit and a Treasured Teddy Bear The Kindness Ranch is an animal sanctuary in Wyoming which offers homes to animals which have been used in research. Two of the many animals which have found forever homes at the sanctuary were Sally and Dutch. These were a pair of rabbits which had spent ten […]

Monday, October 31st, 2016

What is Myxomatosis?


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What is Myxomatosis? This viral disease afflicts rabbits and it severely impacted the wild rabbit population when it first arrived in Britain 50 years ago. Pet rabbits are vulnerable to the disease which mutates from year to year and immunity in wild populations fluctuates.

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Taking Care of Rabbits


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All About Rabbits Rabbits can be excellent family pets and their owners can develop extremely strong bonds with them. They are fascinating creatures with their own behavioural quirks. In the wild they spend a great deal of time foraging for food and that can mean that they lack stimulation when in captivity. It is crucial […]

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Looking after Ferrets


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Looking after Ferrets Are you looking for a cheeky, intelligent and engaging pet? If so, then a ferret could be the perfect choice. But like all animals, ferrets have specific needs so here’s everything you need to know about looking after ferrets.

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Rat Care Guide – How to Care for Rats


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Rat Care Guide The idea of keeping a rat may fill some people with horror. However, rats actually make for great pets and these friendly and intelligent animals are reasonably easy to look after. Like all pets, your rat will be relying on you and does have specific needs. Here’s how to properly care for […]

Friday, October 14th, 2016

How to Handle a Chinchilla


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How to Handle a Chinchilla Chinchillas can be very nervous of people. They are predated in the wild and so will naturally associate handling with being captured by a predator. It is crucial that chinchillas are familiarised with people at a young age if they are to become comfortable with human interaction.

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Troublesome Chinchilla Behaviour


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Troublesome Chinchilla Behaviour Pet Chinchillas may exhibit a variety of troublesome behaviours. These are usually the result of inappropriate care or inadequate housing as chinchillas have complex needs. If your chinchilla is showing signs of distress then it is important to identify the cause and it just might be you!

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Caring for Chinchillas


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Top Tips – Caring for Chinchillas Chinchillas are South American rodents with wonderfully soft coats and large eyes. They are incredibly cute and so are proving to be popular pets. But these animals have relatively complex needs which must be met if they are to be happy living in your home.

Monday, September 19th, 2016

The Best Things About Owning a Rabbit


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We wanted to find out what it’s really like to look after a rabbit so we spoke to a rabbit owner to find out. She told us the best things about owning a rabbit. Her rabbit is called Merlin and he is a Rex rabbit. They are absolutely gorgeous bunnies with extremely soft, velvet like […]

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

How To Keep Small Animals Active


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It’s not just dogs and cats that can get too overweight, small animals can be spoiled too much as well. They need enough exercise not only to maintain a healthy weight but also give them so mental stimulation and fun. If you own a small animal you need to make sure they are kept active, […]

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Treats For Chinchillas


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We have a wide variety of special treats for chinchillas on our website. Get some treats for your chinchilla to keep them happy and healthy. Treats can provide additional nutrients, help improve dental hygiene, prevent boredom and aid digestion. If you aren’t sure what to get then here are a few suggestions.

Thursday, June 12th, 2014