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Is it Humane to Keep Goldfish in a Bowl?
Animal Welfare
Is it Humane to Keep Goldfish in a Bowl?
A goldfish is one of those classic pets that everyone has probably had at one time or another. You may have fond memories of going to the pet shop and coming home with a plastic bag full of water and a new fish, ready to…
October 15, 2021 • 67 shares
Can I catch diseases from my pet mice?
Exotic Pet
Can I catch diseases from my pet mice?
Mice, which belong to the rodent family, are lively and fun pets. Mice are easy to care for, are interesting to watch and easily tamed with a little patience. It’s no surprise then that mice are popular pets, especially…
October 10, 2021 • 31 shares
How do I Prepare my Tortoise for Hibernation?
Exotic Pet
How do I Prepare my Tortoise for Hibernation?
Hibernation can cause health problems for tortoises, particularly when done without due care. Weight loss, unthriftiness and poor appetite are common post-hibernation complaints. A good system put in place to care for yo…
October 6, 2021 • 27 shares
Why is calcium so important for pet reptiles?
Exotic Pet
Why is calcium so important for pet reptiles?
Providing a complete and balanced diet is essential when you are keeping any pet. In reptiles, however, not getting it right can quickly lead to some pretty severe and irreversible consequences. A lack of calcium in the…
June 22, 2021
Do alpacas make good pets?
Exotic Pet
Do alpacas make good pets?
Alpacas are increasingly turning up all over the country - no longer seen as the playthings of eccentrics, but as popular pastimes, even pets. But do they make a good pet? Vet blogger Cassandra investigates...
June 13, 2021 • 3 shares
Can reptiles get a fever?
Common Conditions
Can reptiles get a fever?
Reptiles are increasingly popular pets. Animals such as cornsnakes, leopard geckos, tortoises and bearded dragons are commonly kept in the UK. Reptiles, however, have very different care needs to more typical pets such a…
April 18, 2021 • 1 shares
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