Snakes probably aren’t everybody’s idea of a good pet but they are a surprisingly popular choice. There are estimated to be over 300,000 pet snakes in the UK and anybody who has ever owned one will tell you that they are skilled and tenacious escapologists.
It hasn’t been a good year for United Airlines. After a video of a doctor being forcibly removed from one of its planes went viral, the company must have thought that things couldn’t get any worse. But they were wrong! United have now managed to kill a giant bunny which looked set to become the […]
Rabbits are incredibly cute, but like the majority of pets, their care requires a great deal of work. It is easy to get carried away when you see a fluffy bunny but you should think long and hard before taking on the challenge of a new pet.
Alpacas are small camelids, native to the South American countries of Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru, although breeding programmes and farming now shows populations of these animals all over World including the UK. Looking like a miniature Llama, Alpacas are famed for their soft, warm wool which because it doesn’t contain any Lanolin makes the […]
I have always loved animals – any animals! As far as I am concerned all pets enhance your life but that doesn’t mean that they don’t cause you a problem or two. Things can get particularly tricky when you have an issue of the reptilian variety.
How Drones are Saving American Ferrets The black-footed ferret is a native species of North America which is listed as endangered. The animals were first discovered by Audubon and Bachman in 1851. But the species declined severely during the 20th century. The ferrets’ diet is principally prairie dogs but the prairie dog population had been […]
How to Care for Rats Rats are excellent pets which are usually clean, intelligent and fun. They are suitable pets for older children but not for toddlers. Rats are relatively inexpensive to keep and live between 2 and 2.5 years.
A Rescue Rabbit and a Treasured Teddy Bear The Kindness Ranch is an animal sanctuary in Wyoming which offers homes to animals which have been used in research. Two of the many animals which have found forever homes at the sanctuary were Sally and Dutch. These were a pair of rabbits which had spent ten […]
What is Myxomatosis? This viral disease afflicts rabbits and it severely impacted the wild rabbit population when it first arrived in Britain 50 years ago. Pet rabbits are vulnerable to the disease which mutates from year to year and immunity in wild populations fluctuates.
All About Rabbits Rabbits can be excellent family pets and their owners can develop extremely strong bonds with them. They are fascinating creatures with their own behavioural quirks. In the wild they spend a great deal of time foraging for food and that can mean that they lack stimulation when in captivity. It is crucial […]
Looking after Ferrets Are you looking for a cheeky, intelligent and engaging pet? If so, then a ferret could be the perfect choice. But like all animals, ferrets have specific needs so here’s everything you need to know about looking after ferrets.
Rat Care Guide The idea of keeping a rat may fill some people with horror. However, rats actually make for great pets and these friendly and intelligent animals are reasonably easy to look after. Like all pets, your rat will be relying on you and does have specific needs. Here’s how to properly care for […]
How to Handle a Chinchilla Chinchillas can be very nervous of people. They are predated in the wild and so will naturally associate handling with being captured by a predator. It is crucial that chinchillas are familiarised with people at a young age if they are to become comfortable with human interaction.
Troublesome Chinchilla Behaviour Pet Chinchillas may exhibit a variety of troublesome behaviours. These are usually the result of inappropriate care or inadequate housing as chinchillas have complex needs. If your chinchilla is showing signs of distress then it is important to identify the cause and it just might be you!
Top Tips – Caring for Chinchillas Chinchillas are South American rodents with wonderfully soft coats and large eyes. They are incredibly cute and so are proving to be popular pets. But these animals have relatively complex needs which must be met if they are to be happy living in your home.