Why Should You Wash Your Hands After Handling Pets?

Zoonotic diseases are high contagious infectious diseases which can be spread directly from animals to humans. Over 60% of known pathogens that affect humans are zoonotic. These can be transferred through direct contact, being bitten or scratched by the animal or via a contaminated food source. If you haven’t had pets before, washing your hands […]

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The Most Unusual Pets you can Keep if you Live in the UK

Many of us love to have a pet in our lives. They provide companionship, love, and entertainment. Traditionally, dogs and cats fill the pet-shaped spaces in our lives, but more and more people are turning to exotic pets. There are currently over 13,000 different exotic pet species being kept in the UK and 4000 wild […]

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Amanda

Adhesive and I are home and safe! The whole process went incredibly smoothly from dropping him off at 5am in Edinburgh to picking him up in Newark. There was no trouble at all. In Edinburgh, the men handling the pets shipping department were so friendly and made me feel really comfortable leaving Adhesive with them. […]

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Essential Care for Oriental Fire Bellied Toads

An oriental fire bellied toad is a great choice of pet for inexperienced exotic pet owners. This is because they are relatively hardy animals which are easy care for. Due to their small size (approx. 5 cm), these visual striking amphibians take up little space and are an extremely intriguing pet to keep. Origin of […]

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How to Care for a Pygmy Hedgehog

If you’re based in the UK, you will be very familiar with our native wild hedgehogs. However, the hedgehogs we’re referring to here are domesticated and look slightly different from those you’ve spotted in your back garden. The most popular hedgehog species to be kept as pets in the UK is the domesticated African pygmy […]

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The Causes and Symptoms of Stress in Rabbits

Rabbits are not only adorable to look at but have their own extremely cute individual personalities, making them a great addition to any family. However, when you noticed your rabbit’s behaviour change it can naturally cause concern. In general pet rabbit behaviour is not dissimilar to their wild ancestors. As prey animals they are naturally […]

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Do Giant Centipedes Make Great Pets?

Giant Centipedes are generally found in tropical climates around the world, with the largest centipede species, originating in the Amazon rainforest regions of South America.  However, smaller species can be found on most continents, including Europe. Smaller species of centipede can also be found in the UK. Popular amongst experienced exotic pet enthusiasts, these fascinating […]

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The Most Common Chinchilla Diseases and How to Spot Them

Wild chinchillas are quite resilient animals. This is most likely due to their changeable natural habit in the Andes mountains, where they are exposed to extreme climate conditions. Under such a harsh environment the species evolved to be extremely hardy in order to survive. However, after many years of domestication and breeding, the pet chinchillas […]

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Beginners Guide to Keeping Leopard Geckos

Leopard Geckos are a very popular first reptile. These small crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk) lizards are native to India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, where the environment is dry and rocky. Unlike other gecko species, Leopard Geckos don’t have sticky toepads on their feet to climb walls. These cute little creatures are relatively easy to […]

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