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Behavioural Enrichment

Behavioural Enrichment

Behavioural enrichment aims to enhance the quality of life of captive animals. Providing varied, challenging and stimulating environments will improve the mental and physical well-being of pet reptiles, which in turn should assist in preventing or reducing abnormal...

Rodent Enrichment

Rodent Enrichment

Enrichment is about providing activities for your animals that will alleviate boredom and recreate activities normally undertaken in the wild.

Enriching Birds!

Enriching Birds!

Providing varied, challenging and stimulating environments will improve the mental and physical well-being of pet birds, which in turn should assist in preventing or reducing abnormal behaviours often associated with captivity.

Reptile Nutrition

Today we’re going to talk about reptile nutrition! Nutrition is a very important part of maintaining the health of our reptilian friends! There are unfortunately a number of health issues that can arise from a poor diet. Each of the reptile groups has different...

Rat Nutrition

The nutritional requirements of the domestic rat (Rattus rattus) have been studied extensively. This means that there are some great diets available to ensure they get the appropriate nutrition. Unfortunately, there is no regulation of the exotic animal pet food...

Guinea pig nutrition

Guinea pig nutrition

Almost every day we see health problems in guinea pigs that could have largely been prevented with the correct diet. There is a vast amount of misinformation on the internet, and provided by some pet stores, so deciphering the correct diet can be tricky!  A key point...

Bird Nutrition

Bird Nutrition

Birds in the wild have evolved to eat a large variety of natural foods, which vary seasonally and regionally. Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to replicate the natural diet for our parrots in captivity. A well-nourished bird will live longer, be more resistant...

Reptile Prophylactic Desexing

To follow on from our monthly theme of prophylactic desexing of exotic pets today we’re talking about reptiles! Many people don’t realise that reptiles can get reproductive problems, particularly the females.  Snakes, lizards and turtles can all lay eggs (though not...

Keeping Your Reptile Warm Over Winter

Winter is here! I am sure everyone has noticed the chilly weather making it harder and harder to get out of bed! Our education focus this month is on heating for our scaled, furred and feathered pets! Keeping our little critters warm over winter can help prevent many...

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