Desexing Guinea Pigs

This week, we will be discussing the importance of desexing guinea pigs!  Many people are often unaware that it is possible to desex guinea pigs, and that there are a number of health benefits to doing this at a younger age.   Did you know that female guinea pigs can...

Prophylactic desexing of Rats

** CAUTION – some graphic images ahead**   Hi everyone! This month we are going to talk to you all about the importance of de-sexing various exotic pets! Many people think that de-sexing procedures are only for dogs and cats but that isn’t true. We advise...
Health checks over Winter

Health checks over Winter

The cooler weather that comes with winter puts additional stressors on everyone’s bodies – including those of our pets! Some particular health issues that we see exacerbated with the cooler weather include: Arthritis: the cool weather can be hard on the joints, and...
Keeping Birds Warm

Keeping Birds Warm

There are a number of products sold for birds to help them stay warm – particularly sleeping bags such as ‘happy huts’ and snuggle buddies made of soft, fluffy materials. Although many birds enjoy having access to these they can pose a significant health risk. It is a...
Keeping Small Animals Warm Over Winter

Keeping Small Animals Warm Over Winter

Our small mammals (such as guinea pigs, rats and mice) generally much prefer our cooler temperatures over winter.  In fact, summer is much more problematic! However, sudden changes and temperature extremes can still be problematic, particularly when we have a very...

How to Safely Transport Reptiles to the Vet

Hello everyone! Earlier this month we posted about safe transport of birds and small mammals to the vet, now we’re moving on to our scaled creatures! Reptiles come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and can sometimes be a bit challenging to transport. The most...

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