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Small Pets

Articles on caring for pocket and exotic pets.

Breeding guinea pigs is a rewarding pastime. They are easy to mate and easy to rear, but just be sure you can find good homes for the resultant babies.

Bunny Love

As pets, rabbits should be provided with a companion wherever possible. Litter mates or rabbits that have been brought up together usually co-exist peacefully, but how do you introduce a friend for your existing rabbit without the furr flying?

Have you no room for a pet and no backyard? Do you want a pet but don’t want to spend a fortune on buying and feeding it? Maybe a mouse or rat is just the pet for you.

Children and Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs can be a wonderful pet for the whole family, including children. It is important to remember that they rely solely on their human owner(s) for every aspect of their care.

Chocolate Toxicity In Animals

While chocolate is a much-loved treat for humans, it contains a substance that is poisonous to animals. Toxicity is most common in dogs because of their habit of rapid consumption, but it can also affect cats and other pets.

Choosing a Pet

Wondering what type of pet would best suit you and your lifestyle? Let’s look at some options.

Common Diseases of Guinea Pigs, Mice and Rats

Find out more about the common problems that can affect pet rodents.

Fun, fascinating and forever into mischief. Ferrets make great pets but are susceptible to certain conditions, such as diarrhoea, distemper, human influenza, parasites, ringworm, and various types of cancer.

Hairballs? Snuffles? Find out about the problems that commonly affect pet rabbits.

Feeding Your Guinea Pig

Guinea Pigs (or Cavies) are cute little creatures but they are not easy to feed correctly. The main reason is that guinea pigs are the only species, apart from humans, who require Vitamin C included in their diet.

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