Oh what a debate! So, you’ve made the decision to welcome a small pet into your family lives. You’ve discussed it and decided that you’re ready to provide everything they need: keep them fed, sheltered, happy, healthy and hopefully enjoy each other’s company. However, you just can’t decide which pet would be best for your family: guinea pig or rat?
It’s not just toilet roll that was running short at the beginning of the lockdown… some staple foods were quite hard to get hold of too, including eggs. And that might be why there seems to have been a massive run on rehomed chickens!
Well, what a question! At first glance, these two animals may seem worlds apart on the pet scale, but although they certainly have their differences, they also share a surprising number of qualities. Whether you’re a fan of fur or feathers, let’s see how they compare on the ‘best pet’ scale!
This is the first in a new series, taking a (slightly tongue in cheek!) look at different pets - their advantages and disadvantages to us, but also their needs and requirements. We asked one of our vet bloggers, Liz, to start us off with perhaps the pet oldest question of all… - Ed.
A new take on an ancient question: dog or cat? Cat or Dog? In my opinion, the answer is always the same. That is, 'dogs because I'm a dog person, and practical factors be blown.' But if you try to answer this question objectively, then what are the important factors?