Vet advice for Exotic Pet and Animal owners

Image Fireworks: Keeping Your Pets Calm and Happy

Fireworks: Keeping Your Pets Calm and Happy

Fireworks are an integral part of many celebrations, including Bonfire Night, Diwali and New Year’s Eve. While they can be fun for us, many pets have a different view. Fireworks often cause stress, ...

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Image Chinchillas – A rough guide to owning Chinchillas

Chinchillas – A rough guide to owning Chinchillas

Chinchillas originated in the Andes Mountains of South America. They have been trapped to near extinction for their luxurious fur. They are now a popular pet in the UK. They can live from 8 – 15 yea...

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Image Ferrets – A rough guide to owning Ferrets

Ferrets – A rough guide to owning Ferrets

Ferrets can make very friendly pets. They’re generally very clean, playful and are ideal for older children. Domesticated ferrets come in a variety of colours. They tend to live between 8 – 10...

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Image Degus – A rough guide to owning Degus

Degus – A rough guide to owning Degus

Degus make great pets for older children and adults. They generally live for  7 – 10 years and a healthy adult should weigh between 176 – 315g depending on age and sex. Companionship Degus are ve...

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Image Gerbils – A rough guide to owning Gerbils

Gerbils – A rough guide to owning Gerbils

They generally live for 2 – 3 years and a healthy adult should weigh between 46 – 131g depending on age and sex. Companionship Gerbils are very sociable and in the wild, they live in colonies. The...

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Image Guinea Pigs – A rough guide to owning Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pigs – A rough guide to owning Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pigs (also known as ‘Cavies’) originate from South America (where they are still considered a staple food source), but were domesticated and brought to Europe in the 16th century. They can ...

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Image Hamsters – A rough guide to owning Hamsters

Hamsters – A rough guide to owning Hamsters

Hamsters make good pets for adults and children, and can live for up to 2 – 2½ years. Companionship Hamsters are solitary animals, so prefer to live on their own. If kept as a pair, they are very l...

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Image Rats – A rough guide to owning Rats

Rats – A rough guide to owning Rats

Rats can make very friendly pets. They’re generally very clean, highly intelligent and are ideal for older children. Domesticated rats come in a wide variety of colours. They tend to live between ...

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