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Category Archive for: ‘Small Mammals’


    House training rabbits, a ferret with bad breath and a bald cat – your pet questions answered! Q: I’M planning on taking my dog to the beach this bank holiday, am I right in thinking all dogs can swim? A: Many dogs love having a …

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  • Getting a Pet Rabbit

    There are many you things that you need to consider if you are thinking about getting a pet rabbit. Rabbits make wonderful indoor and outdoor pets but they do require time, money and affection. Long gone are the days that we thought a rabbit was a suitable …

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  • Keep your pets cool this summer with these hot tips!

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  • What’s wrong with my guinea pig’s tongue?

    The PDSA is the UK’s leading veterinary charity, providing free veterinary care for the sick and injured pets of people in need and promoting responsible pet ownership. For further information about PDSA please visit or call 0800 731 2502. Q: My guinea pig’s tongue …

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  • Ferrets

    The five welfare needs for ferrets

    There is no one “perfect” way to care for ferrets because every ferret and every situation is different, but certain essential needs must be met. It is up to you how you look after your ferret, but you must take reasonable steps to ensure that he/she: has …

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  • Guinea

    Guinea Pigs

    Guinea pigs make good family pets, but need to be looked after responsibly under adult supervision. They usually live for 5-6 years, all though this can vary. Guinea pigs are intelligent animals and can become friendly if they are cared for well and handled from a young age. …

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  • Rat

    Keeping Rats

    Rats are generally inexpensive to keep and make good pets as they enjoy contact. They are highly social and form bonds. New rats can be integrated into a cage but it is often easier to purchase them in pairs, preferably the same sex. To ease them into their …

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