Gerbils as Pets

While Syrian hamsters may have been the most popular children’s pet for some decades, many gerbil keepers claim they actually make far better pets – for kids of all ages. If you’re considering purchasing your first gerbil, in this article we’ll try to make a balanced argument, revealing both the good and the bad sides […]

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Gerbils Vs Hamsters

Two of the most popular small pets available in pet shops are hamsters and gerbils. Traditionally hamsters have been viewed as the best pet – especially for children – but is that really the case? The purpose of this article is simple; to present a balanced view of the “gerbils vs hamsters” argument, in order […]

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What Do Gerbils Eat?

While they may not match the popularity of the Syrian hamster, gerbils are still very common pets, especially among children. It is hardly difficult to understand why; gerbils are fascinating to watch, typically live longer than hamsters and are far less likely to bite. However what you might not know is just what gerbils will […]

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Let Your Pets Chill Out: The Treats That Keep Your Pet Cool

With the hot weather seeing pub gardens full, parks busy and ice cream sales going through the roof, everyone is seeking a way to stay cool yet enjoy the sun. What about your pets though? When you indulge in a cold drink or a sumptuous sundae, what can they enjoy to keep them cool, entertained […]

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Quiet Pet Birds

Here’s a conundrum that gets asked from time to time: what are the best quiet pet birds? The difficulty is that birds, by their very nature, tend to be quite a vocal group of animals. Canaries are known for the beautiful singing abilities, while macaws can screech at impressive volumes. Are there really any pet […]

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How to Handle Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are one of the most popular small pets, loved by children and adults alike. With their stocky bodies, and willingness to vocalise at feeding time they project an image of cuteness. That is, of course, until you try to handle them… Guinea pigs can be surprisingly fleet-footed when you’re trying to catch them, […]

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How to Look After a Chinchilla

Chinchillas are one of the more unusual “small furries” encountered in pet shops. Originating in the Andes Mountains in South America they have an incredibly dense coat in order to protect them from the cold. While chinchillas are rodents like hamsters and gerbils. their care is considerably different. For one thing they’re relatively large and […]

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What Do Guinea Pigs Eat?

There are a huge range of different guinea pig foods for sale, and much conflicting advice on discussion forums about how best to feed your guinea pig. For anyone wondering what guinea pigs eat, what follows is a complete introduction to the guide. Simply follow these steps and you’ll be well on your way to […]

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Hamsters as Pets

One of the most popular small pets, especially for children, are hamsters. Solitary in nature, easily looked after and supremely handleable it is little wonder that hamsters have become so popular. If you’re looking for information and advice on hamsters as pets – both the pros and the cons – then read on to discover all […]

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