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Caring for your guinea pigs’ sensitive skin

Caring for your guinea pigs’ sensitive skin

Gorgeous guinea pigs are susceptible to a number of skin complaints, which is why owners of these chatty cavies need to be vigilant and keep a close eye on their pets. Constant scratching is a warning sign and it’s vital to check for dry or flaky skin around ears, nose or mouth, spots or lesions, […]

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Celebrating all our non-human friends

Celebrating all our non-human friends

The keeping of pets has been practiced from prehistoric times to the present. Pets are found in nearly every culture and society, which suggests that caring for animals satisfies a deep, universal human need. It’s no surprise then that pet ownership in the UK is on the rise. According to the latest pet population data […]

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Chinchilla food that fits the bill

Chinchilla food that fits the bill

Chinchilla treats can be handy to encourage your pets to take food from your hand. But what food can chinchillas eat? And what else can you do to keep things fun and interesting for them?

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Chinchilla Q&A

With their beautiful soft fur and gentle ways, chinchillas are exceptionally appealing pets. But before you consider taking on these long-lived rodents, it’s vital you find out as much as possible about these active, agile and fragile animals so you can provide them with all the things they need to live their best chin lives. […]

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Could portion control be the answer to preventing our pets getting tubby?

Could portion control be the answer to preventing our pets getting tubby?

When it comes to maintaining a healthy weight, portion control is a simple and effective way to ensure we don’t eat too much. Indeed, celebrities including US actress Angelina Jolie and chef Gordon Ramsey cite portion control as the secret to staying in shape. The same can be true for our pets. Right now, gaining […]

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Three degus

Degu Q&A

Where do degus come from? When did they first become pets? What do degus eat? How sociable are degus? What do degus like to do? We’ve all the degu details you need to help you become the perfect pet parent to these intelligent, curious, and endearingly entertaining members of your family. Here’s what’s covered in […]

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Essential checks for your small pets this winter

Essential checks for your small pets this winter

From checking that outdoor accommodation is weatherproof and providing extra bedding, to scheduling suitable exercise time (small pets still need to keep active) and regularly checking water supplies, our handy checklist outlines what to do to help your pets cope with chilly, wintry weather. CHECK #1 How well do your pets cope with cold weather? […]

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Excel Dual Care Recovery

Excel Dual Care Recovery

We offer an excellent recovery diet specially formulated for rabbits and guinea pigs, to help them through any poorly stages! We all know the problems you face trying to get rabbits and guinea pigs to eat when ill. Gut stasis can be devastating, and any kind of stress trigger can lead to appetite loss. Filled with essential long […]

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Foraging for your small furries

Foraging for your small furries

In the wild, fibrevores, such as rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas, spend around 70% of their time eating grass and other plants. Foraging and chewing keeps them physically and emotionally stimulated, enables them to express natural behaviours, and is essential to their dental, digestive and emotional health. As well as high quality feeding hay and our […]

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Game Plan

Short of ideas for fun things to do in the winter? The short, chilly days can take their toll on our pets, which is why it’s important that, as responsible pet guardians, we go all out to boost the feelgood factor for our four-legged friends. From ‘treat-seeking missions’ to indoor circuits, getting creative with cardboard […]

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Get even closer to your bunnies during Rabbit Awareness Week

Get even closer to your bunnies during Rabbit Awareness Week

This June we’re celebrating all things bunny in the form of Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW). Over the past 12 years since RAW first started, it’s become the biggest and best campaign promoting rabbit care and welfare in the UK.  If you haven’t heard of RAW before, you can request an information pack here This year, the […]

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Two guinea pigs with hay

Get to know your guinea pigs better

These chatty cavies make super pets but, just like us, there are all sorts of guinea pig types and each have their own likes and dislikes and distinct personalities. Finding out more about what makes these loveable little animals tick will help you understand them better so you can provide them with all the things […]

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Hamster behaviour explained

Did you know that hamsters use all sorts of ways to communicate how they’re feeling – from body language and scent messages to various sounds – some of which are too high pitched for humans to hear. Understanding if your hamster is feeling happy, scared, curious or cross can help you provide them with all […]

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Dog in summer garden

Having a barbecue? Make sure it’s a sizzling success without any pet mishaps

Planning a few post-lockdown get-togethers in the garden with friends and family around the barbecue this summer? While it’s great fun for humans, it can be a risky affair if you have pets. Veterinary charity PDSA warns: “All those tempting treats and glowing grills can be a danger for our much-loved pets. Heatstroke and burns. […]

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Home alone

Home alone?

Separation anxiety in dogs is a well-recognised condition– but what about other pets? Cats may be independent and self-reliant, but their world revolves around their human. So, is cat separation anxiety also an issue? And what about small animals? Naturally social bunnies, guinea pigs, rats, degus, gerbils and chinchillas form close bonds with their owners […]

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How are your chinchillas doing today?

How are your chinchillas doing today?

Unlike dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets, chinchillas don’t require a yearly vaccination. This means that many are never taken to the vets for check-ups. That’s why it’s really important to give your chins a weekly health check yourself. As with all healthcare issues, prevention is better than cure – and spotting problems early can make […]

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How intelligent are rats?

How intelligent are rats? Can you teach them to do cool rat tricks? Would you like to have your very own rat pack? Here are 7 fascinating facts about these super smart rodents that could make you fall in love with them… Rats are highly intelligent Want a pet that’s smart? Rats are an excellent […]

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How to be a gold-star indoor bunny owner

How to be a gold-star indoor bunny owner

While they may roam your lounge rather than the great outdoors, indoor bunnies still need all the things that wild rabbits enjoy – from company of their own kind and opportunities to exhibit their natural bunny behaviours to providing them with the right nutrition. Indoor bunnies are popular pets – the recent PDSA Animal Welfare […]

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How to help your bunnies get all the exercise they need

How to help your bunnies get all the exercise they need

How much exercise do pet rabbits need? Astonishingly, a wild rabbit would run about five miles a day. Pet bunnies differ in their exercise needs according to age and breed. Rabbit expert and author of Bunnyhugga (a non-profit website that raises the profile of rabbits as pets) Hannah E Davis says: “They are designed to run very […]

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How to rabbit-proof your garden

How to rabbit-proof your garden

Letting your bunnies loose to explore and forage around your garden will be much appreciated by your nose-twitching pals. However, creating and maintaining a rabbit-safe garden is not an easy task and there are lots of things to think about. In particular: How to prevent a great escape  Providing plenty of things for them to […]

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How to tell if you have a happy pet

How to tell if you have a happy pet

With some pets, it’s pretty easy to work out if they’re happy. Dogs, for example, are such a giveaway with their wagging tails and big sloppy smiles. With other pets, signs of happiness can be rather more tricky to figure out. Delighted dogs Along with a high, waggy tail, a happy dog will have soft […]

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Hurrah for rodents! But which small pet is right for you?

Hurrah for rodents! But which small pet is right for you?

Small pets can make wonderful companions, but before you take the plunge into the fascinating world of small furries, it’s essential to think about how the relationship is going to work. For example – do you want a pet that enjoys being handled? Do you want a pet that’s awake during the day? Do you want […]

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Indoor fun and games

Indoor fun and games

The rain’s pelting down, the wind’s howling and it’s dark at four o’clock. At this time of year, life can be a bit on the dull side for our pets stuck indoors with nothing much to do. It’s time to introduce some indoor games to liven things up a little. While some games, such as […]

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Introducing a new guinea pig friend

Introducing a new guinea pig friend

A solo guinea pig is not likely to be a very happy guinea pig. These chatty cavies really need at least one other piggy for company and to allow them to express their natural behaviours. However, introducing one guinea pig to another has to be done very carefully. Put yourself in their paws – how would […]

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