Other Pets

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    By | June 14, 2017 | Blog

    Over the past century rats have gained popularity as pets. For many people the idea of keeping a rat as a pet is a frightening thought. The truth is rats are some of the friendliest and easiest to train pets available. Rats are social animals by nature and make

  • ringneckindian

    By | May 22, 2017 | Blog

    Also known as the ringneck parakeet (Psittacula krameri) This bird is fast becoming one of the most popular of all parakeet species to have as a pet and as such they are readily available for purchase. Ringnecks have been kept in captivity since 200 B.C.,

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    By | February 23, 2017 | Blog

    These furry little critters are very common pets, and many people keep or have kept hamsters at one time or another. Just like all pets, there are right and wrong ways to care for your pet hamster. A common home for a hamster is a house made of interlocking

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    By | February 22, 2017 | Blog

    The wild hedgehog has been a native animal of Africa for millennia but in more recent times, domesticated species have also been bred. It is a common misconception that the hedgehog is a rodent and a close relative of the porcupine. This is most likely due

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    By | January 30, 2017 | Blog

      A rabbit’s teeth are open-rooted, which means that they grow continuously. They must therefore be kept in check to avoid any abnormalities in their growth. Rabbit teeth are similar to horse teeth, able to cut through weeds, leaves, grass and twigs. Rabbits

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    By | January 23, 2017 | Blog

    The African Grey Parrot is one of the most popular breeds of birds that are kept as pets. They are regarded as the most intelligent and talkative of the parrot family.  African Greys make excellent companions but require a lifelong commitment as they are known to

  • chinchilla

    By | December 27, 2016 | Blog

    Chinchillas make wonderful pets. They are loving, inquisitive and extremely smart. They are very social animals, but require a lot of interaction and attention. If you are unable to devote a lot of time to your pet, consider adding a second chinchilla for extra

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    By | December 6, 2016 | Blog

    The Macaw is a colourful and tropical parrot found in the rain forests of Central and South America. There are seventeen different species of Macaws and sadly today many are endangered. There is a flourishing black market for some of the rarer breeds and numbers

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    By | November 2, 2016 | Blog

    Every rabbit has its own unique personality. Getting to understand their behaviour will bring added joy to rabbit ownership. A rabbit’s everyday or common behaviour can include: thumping, chinning, nudging, binking and eating of their droppings: Thumping