Pet Breeds

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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 | April 18, 2017 | Blog

    The Scottish fold gets its name from its folded ears, an 'easy to spot' characteristic. Often new cat breeds are discovered from natural mutations. This is particularly true of the Scottish Fold whose heritage can be traced back to a single feline named "Susie"

  • spaniel

    By | March 22, 2017 | Blog

    These dogs are bred to be companions and find their homes in the laps of their owners. Smaller dogs make up what is known as the "toy" breeds.The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is one of the largest of these "toy" breeds and while a fantastic companion pet, this

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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

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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

  • 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

  • Short Hair Cat

    By | June 28, 2015 | Blog

    Many years ago, when the Romans still ruled the world, the Shorthair breed travelled to the British Isles. Years later, some of these gentle-mannered cats stayed behind and some travelled all the way on the Mayflower to the then British colonies in North America.