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The pet parent’s guide to Christmas

The pet parent’s guide to Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… and while every pet parent wants their four-legged family members to feel part of the celebrations, there are plenty of festive perils to watch out for. Check out our comprehensive Yuletide guide to ensure that your furry friends stay healthy and happy this Christmas. Deadly decorations Anything […]

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True or false? How well will you score in our fun hamster quiz?

True or false? How well will you score in our fun hamster quiz?

Here are eight statements about hamsters. Five of them are TRUE and three of them are FALSE. Can you work out which is which? The answers are below. Hamsters have poor eyesight Hamsters should always be kept on their own Hamsters teeth never stop growing Hamsters are vegetarian Hamsters carry food in pouches inside their […]

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Vegan diets and pets – getting the facts straight

Never has giving up meat and dairy products and switching to a solely plant-based diet been more popular. Between 2014 and 2019, the number of vegans in the UK quadrupled, according to a survey commissioned by The Vegan Society.  And it’s a trend that’s having an impact on pets too. A survey of 3,670 dog […]

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Adopt not shop

Want a new animal friend? Why not consider adopting a pet?

It seems that people want pets now more than ever and, with hashtags #AdoptDontShop and #RescueIsMyFavouriteBreed trending on social media, unwanted animals in need of adoption are getting some much needed attention. A few lucky pets have even been welcomed into the homes of celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and Meghan Markle. So, could you […]

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Want to give your child the best start in life? Get them a pet

Want to give your child the best start in life? Get them a pet

Children get more satisfaction from relationships with their pets and get on better with their animal companions than with their brothers or sisters, according to a new study. Research from Cambridge University adds to increasing evidence that household pets may have a major influence on child development, and could have a positive impact on children’s […]

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What food can hamsters eat?

What food can hamsters eat?

When it comes to food, hamsters like to forage and hoard – and they are extremely well equipped to carry their provisions from one place to another thanks to their ingenious cheek pouches. What’s more, these small omnivores also have very specific nutritional requirements…

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Which small pet is right for you?

Which small pet is right for you?

From beautiful bunnies to delightful dwarf hamsters, small pets make good companions for animal lovers of all ages. However, there are lots of things to take into consideration before you take the plunge and become the proud owner of a small pet or two. Small animals such as guinea pigs and gerbils, are classed as […]

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Who’s watching their weight in 2020?

Who’s watching their weight in 2020?

Have you started the New Year with a resolution to lose a few pounds and ramp up the amount of exercise you do? It seems that this is exactly what our pets need too. There’s a whole raft of data that reveals beyond doubt that the UK is in the grip of a pet obesity […]

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Why pets should never be an impulse buy

Why pets should never be an impulse buy

If you’ve longed for a dog, hankered after a hamster, or craved a cat for as long as you can remember, making that dream come true can be a wonderful thing. However, the idea of getting a pet is very different from actually owning one. Suddenly you’re responsible for providing another living, breathing creature with […]

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Wild at heart

Wild at heart

Many generations ago, the ancestors of our small pets lived in the wild. Understanding how their wild relations live can help us meet our small pets’ needs so they have the right environment, company and nutrition to thrive

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Wise up to winter colds and flu

Wise up to winter colds and flu

During the winter, it’s not only us humans that can feel a little under par, thanks to the range of seasonal cold and flu viruses that do the rounds. Our pets can also be susceptible to a range of unpleasant illnesses and infections. The best way to protect our pets’ health is to ensure they […]

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Behaviour
Behaviour

Behaviour

Understanding your hamster's behaviours can help you get to know them better and build a great bond.

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A brief summary of the sick gerbil
Behaviour

Behaviour

Understanding your gerbils' behaviour can help you build a happy relationship with your pets.

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Companionship
Companionship

Companionship

How many hamsters you should get depends on their breed. Some like company while others don't.

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Feeding
Feeding

Feeding

Hamsters are naturally omnivores, so they'll happily munch on seeds, grasses and the occasional creepy-crawly.

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Health
Health

Health

Knowing what to look out for and checking your hamster regularly can help keep them healthy.

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Housing
Housing

Housing

When it comes to housing, different breeds of hamster need different cages to suit their needs.

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