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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What Age Should I Neuter My Dog?

Unless you intend on breeding your dog it can be a responsible course of action to get them neutered. For male dogs this is called castrating and for female dogs this is called spaying. Both require the dog to go under anaesthetic whilst a vet carries out the operative procedure. Spaying is a more invasive […]

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6 Unique Animals You Can Keep as Pets

One of the real pleasures of keeping an exotic pet is knowing you can care for something that not many other pet owners have the opportunity to do. Having an exotic pet is a privilege and, for those who aren’t hamster or puppy people, there is a unique selection of animals to suit the quirkiest […]

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Debunking Myths About Dog Breeds Considered Dangerous

If dogs are truly man’s best friend, why are some considered dangerous and banned in countries worldwide? More often than not, it is human intervention that has caused some of the breeds below to be tarnished with a bad reputation. Whilst some of the pooches below can look a little menacing, we wanted to debunk […]

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How to Breed Terrapins

Terrapins are freshwater turtles, of which there are only seven species. These aquatic pets are very popular in the UK and there are countless specialist reptile stores that sell hatchlings. However, there are many reputable breeders too. If you have terrapin experience, you may wish to breed your own. This guide will help you get […]

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5 of the Best Chameleons to Keep as Pets

The world is home to approximately 180 different types of chameleons. Varying in colour, size and appearance, some make better pets than others. Furthermore, there are only a small percentage of breeds bred in captivity, whereas the remained can only be found in the wild. Different pet breeds of chameleon can vary drastically in temperament […]

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Indian Ringneck Parakeet Care

Indian ringnecks are some of the most widely-distributed parrots found anywhere on earth. Their natural habitat stretches from arid western Africa right through to the humid monsoon forests of India. As you might expect, the Indian Ringneck is an astonishingly adaptable bird, capable of surviving in all manner of habitats. It should be little wonder […]

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How to Breed Chinchillas

Firstly, the fine print: animal rescue centres are awash with unwanted pets, some of them a result of unwanted breeding. Before you decide to breed any animal at all you should be certain that you have homes for any babies produced. In addition, it is important to appreciate that there are always risks in breeding […]

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How to Breed Guinea Pigs

There is little cuter than a baby guinea pig. Unlike most mammals they’re born fully-furred, with their eyes open and able to run around within moments of birth. They’re also quite a bit larger than you might expect, being comparable to a small hamster. Little wonder, then, that so many people want to breed guinea […]

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How to Breed Budgies

Budgies aren’t shy when it comes to breeding and the turnaround from mating to chicks is very quick. Buying a pair of budgies is very popular, and minds begin to wonder about breeding from healthy, happy pairs. It is not as easy as simply having a male and a female if your pair does not […]

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