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Caring for your Rabbit

Rabbits are extremely popular pets in the UK and it is easy to understand why, when you look at how easy to train and friendly they are!There are a number of things you need to ensure you have considered when caring for your rabbit;Rabbits are highly social animals and must be kept in pairs or [...]

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Checking your Rabbit's teeth

Rabbits teeth grow constantly – around 3mm a week! It is important that you check your rabbit's teeth weekly to ensure that you detect any problems early.What can I do to prevent my rabbit having teeth problems?The most common cause of rabbit dental issues is incorrect feeding. Rabbits need plentiful hay and it is recommended [...]

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Training your guinea pig

How do I start training my guinea pig? Training should be broken into small chunks of 10-15 minutes a day. Always use positive reinforcement (your guinea pig's favourite treat combined with praise and strokes) and never punish a guinea pig under any circumstances. Pick which trick you want to master first (we recommend starting with [...]

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Handling Your Ferret

Ferrets love human companionship and they can become very strongly bonded to their human owners. They particularly like being stroked and tickled behind the ears.Much like puppies and kittens, ferrets (especially young ones) test new things with their teeth, which can on occasions include you… a firm “no” is normally all it takes to stop [...]

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Why Does Your Rabbit Need Company?

Rabbits are sociable animals which need companionship to remain happy and healthy. Always keep your rabbit with a companion unless specifically advised otherwise by your vet.Rabbits may develop abnormal and antisocial behaviours if they are left on their own for long periods of time.In addition to having friends of their own, your rabbit needs to [...]

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Handling Your Guinea Pig

The key to handling your guinea pigs is to be gentle yet confident when picking them up. Guinea pigs can jump when being lifted, so make sure you have a secure but gentle grip on them. Make sure you keep the spine inline as you lift. The best method is to put one hand under the [...]

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Grooming Your Guinea Pig

Guinea pigs are clean animals and whilst they do groom themselves, they also enjoy being brushed and will benefit from you keeping their ears clean and their claws trimmed.Long haired guinea pigs require significantly more maintenance and coat care than short haired ones. Bathing your guinea pig: • Generally guinea pigs don’t need [...]

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Why does my hamster move his food?

Hamsters have evolved over many years to survive in harsh conditions in their natural habitats. They instinctively store food to ensure they have enough rations to survive. Normally this food storage will be within their nest – their most secure place.Hamsters will regularly empty their entire food bowl and move the goodies to where they [...]

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How to arrange your Chinchilla’s cage

Chinchillas are intelligent and inquisitive animals which need plenty of things to do to occupy their active minds. They are susceptible to heatstroke in warm weather so their cages must be kept away from direct sunlight – a piece of granite or natural stone can be added to the cage for them to cool down [...]

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​ Choosing the Right Small Pet

Getting a new pet is a big decision and with so many different small animals to choose from there is a perfect pet for everyone!Rabbits Live for 6-8 yearsMust live in groups and need quite a large space – ideally a hutch and run. Can make good pets for children, but only under close adult supervision [...]

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