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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 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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Dog running in a green field.

It’s totally cool – a summer safety guide for pets

While we’re all hoping for another long, hot summer, scorching sunny days can be challenging for our furry friends. When it comes to keeping pets cool in summer, there are lots of things we can do to help. Check out our summer pet safety tips to help your furry friends remain cool, calm and comfortable. […]

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Life as a very small animal

Life as a very small animal

There are small pets and then there are very small pets – enter the diminutive dwarf hamster, which has scurried its way into children’s hearts for decades as a much-loved first pet. Despite their small stature, dwarf hamsters are curious, intelligent and social creatures who require the right home, correct nutrition and company of their […]

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Love is in the air

Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day

February is not just about Valentine’s Day – it’s also the month when animal fans celebrate National Love Your Pet Day – which are two great reasons to show your pets just how much you love them… As well as treating your pets to their very own Valentine’s Day gifts on 14 February (more of that […]

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Mice Q&A

When did mice first become pets? What do mice eat? How sociable are mice? What do mice like to do? We’ve all the mice info you need to help you enjoy caring for these tiny, epic explorers who love to forage, play, climb and interact with their cage mates – no wonder a group of these […]

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My furry valentine

My furry valentine

Dogs, cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, ferrets, chinchillas, gerbils, degus, hamsters or rats – whatever the size or the species, if you have a furry friend in your life, you know exactly how they can steal your heart. But why is this the case? Why do we unconditionally love creatures that need walking, feeding, grooming and […]

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New pets on the block?

New pets on the block?

When it comes to the enjoying the company of animals, we humans have forged bonds with other species for thousands of years. We delve into the fascinating history of some of our favourite pets… Dogs – our faithful companions for 40,000 years Canines are, of course, our longest-known companions, evolving from a shared ancestor with wolves […]

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Not all hamsters are the same

Not all hamsters are the same

Did you know that there are five main types of hamster that are kept as pets in the UK? Each has their own distinct personality and, contrary to popular belief, not all hamsters hanker after solo living. We take a closer look at these diminutive, intriguing animals to help you decide which type – from […]

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Pandemic pets have piled on the pounds too

Lots of people have come out of lockdown with a few extra pounds to lose – and it seems that the same is true for our pets, indicating a worrying trend. PDSA’s annual PAW Report into the health and wellbeing of the nation’s dogs, cats and rabbits has noted: “an association between lockdown and deepening […]

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Pet supplements – are they necessary?

Pet supplements – are they necessary?

As the days gradually become shorter and we spend more time indoors, we could be lacking in an essential vitamin that helps us keep our bones, teeth and muscles healthy. Vitamin D – which helps to control the amount of calcium and phosphate in our bodies – is created when direct sunlight reaches the skin […]

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Hamster in hay

Safe and scrummy snacks for your small furries

We all enjoy a bit of snack-time, and our pets do too. However, it’s important to only give our much-loved small furries treats that are good for them. So, why not pay a visit to the Burgess Excel snack shop? Along with specially designed food for all manner of small pets, there’s also a range […]

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Salad days

Warmer weather means we’re all craving fresh summer salads – and we don’t want our small pets to feel left out. But what fresh foods are safe for our rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, chinchillas and degus to eat? What foods are harmful and should be avoided at all costs? If you’ve ever wondered if […]

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Show your pets the love on Valentine’s Day

Show your pets the love on Valentine’s Day

We’re known as a nation of animal lovers – according to the Pet Food Manufacturers Association (PFMA) more than 58.4 million animals are kept as pets in the UK. But how much do we really know about what our pet animals need to be healthy and happy? This Valentine’s Day, why not make a pledge […]

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Super snacks for small furries

Super snacks for small furries

For our small pets, as well as providing them with the right accommodation, company and food, enrichment should be an essential part of how we care for them. Burgess In-house Vet, Dr Suzanne Moyes says: “Essentially, enrichment is about helping your pet to exhibit natural behaviours, such as climbing, digging, tunnelling, foraging, chewing and gnawing. […]

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Take a closer look at your pets’ diet in 2019 – degus

Take a closer look at your pets’ diet in 2019 – degus

In the wild, degus – who are native to northern and central Chile and live high up in the Andes mountain range – survive on grass and other green vegetation, bark and seeds. In fact, compared to other rodents, degus need to consume large amounts of fibre – at Burgess, we refer to them as […]

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Take a closer look at your pets’ diet in 2019 – rats

Take a closer look at your pets’ diet in 2019 – rats

As the cleverest rodents on the planet, our pet rats deserve the very best nutrition. Giving them the right food is actually an essential requirement because rats need a range of essential amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals from their diet that they cannot produce themselves. That’s why you should never feed them food […]

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Take a closer look at your pets’ diet in 2019: Hamsters

Take a closer look at your pets’ diet in 2019: Hamsters

When hamsters emerge from their cosy sleeping quarters each evening, they like to get busy. Along with playing and exploring, hamsters will happily forage for hours, seeking out tasty morsels to nibble on, as well as hoarding food away in their amazing in-built storage system – their cheeks. Native to the arid landscapes of Syria […]

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The 12 pet presents of Christmas

The 12 pet presents of Christmas

1. K9 Pursuits Maze Slider This fun, two-in-one device is ideal for those dogs who tend to gobble down their food. There is a challenging maze slider on each side of a deeply grooved slow feeding bowl, which is designed to prevent dogs from rushing their food, easing reflux, indigestion and bloat. Price: £9.99, available […]

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The Cost Of Owning A Dog During Lockdown

Over the last year, we have all been spending more time at home than any of us could have ever expected. But if you’re anything like the team here at Burgess Pet Care, having a dog by your side has been a welcome source of companionship throughout this difficult period. It’s no surprise that dog […]

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All I want for Christmas is...

The dangerous foods you should keep away from your pets over Christmas

Ever wondered how safe the food you feed your pets over Christmas really is? Here at Burgess Pet Care, we know that it can be tempting to allow your pets to join in with the festivities and give them something to eat from the dinner table – but the truth is, this can be a […]

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The naming game

The naming game

Naming a pet is often a subject of much debate, with everyone in the family having an opinion on what the new family member should be called. Should you opt for something that’s bang on trend, or branch out with something a little more unusual?  “Dogs are considered fully-fledged members of the family by nine […]

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