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Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2013’

  • Budgie

    Keeping birds

    Food Birds need a nutritionally balanced diet to maintain their active lifestyle. With a variety of different species kept as pets, it is recommended that you invest time in researching exactly what foods best meet your bird’s requirements. If in doubt, your local veterinary practice …

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  • Cat

    Cat factfile

    Domestic cats (Felis catus) are thought to originate from the African Wildcat and retain much of this species’ biology and behaviour. Insight into the biology and behaviour of cats can help you to understand your pet better, so check out our top ten cat facts! …

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  • Dogvet

    Dog welfare

    Check your dog for signs of injury or illness every day, and make sure someone else does this if you are away. If you suspect that your dog is in pain, ill or injured, consult a vet promptly. Take your dog for a routine health …

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  • Dogs

    Dog factfile

    It is generally accepted that the common ancestor of the domestic dog (Canis familiaris) is the wolf. Domestication of the dog began around 15,000 years ago and during this process, humans selected for particularly desirable traits such as coat colour and leg length. This selection …

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  • Keep fleas in check

    Fleas can be a problem even in the most spotless home or on the cleanest pet. Treat your pet – and your home – to keep fleas in check and stop your pet feeling jumpy. Check for fleas Is your pet scratching? Can you see …

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  • Good reptiles for beginners

    While reptiles can make rewarding pets they do require a high level of commitment and many people embark on ownership without realising how expensive or difficult they can be to care for properly. Particularly when you are a beginner, the right choice of reptile can …

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  • Reptilepet

    Reptile keeping and the law FAQs

    Like just about everything else in life, there are laws to be obeyed when it comes to keeping pets – and pet reptiles are no exception. Fortunately, however, keeping on the right side of the boys in blue isn’t too hard, but as always, it …

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  • Lizard

    What to do if your reptile escapes

    First of all prevention really is better than cure. So above all else, spend time making sure that your reptile enclosure is absolutely escape-proof. You’d be amazed at the size of gaps that some snakes or lizards can squeeze through or how strong some reptiles …

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  • Snake

    What to feed your reptiles

    Feeding is the one area where keeping reptiles may be quite different to keeping other pets. Unlike dogs, cats, rodents and birds, it is difficult to maintain nutritional balance and health by feeding your reptile on commercial reptile foods. This means that you may have …

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  • Fish

    Keeping fish

    As a beginner, setting up a new tank, selecting your fish, what they eat, accessories etc can be confusing. Our guide is for tropical / coldwater fish and should be used for reference only, please seek expert advice before making any purchase as fish are vulnerable …

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