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Tong training, clicker training reptiles

Today we are going to talk reptiles! The same principles of positive reinforcement training can be applied to reptiles. You may think – training a reptile?! Why would I do that! However you can actually make the veterinary and at home care of your reptile easier for...

Training Rodents

Did you know that positive reinforcement training doesn’t just apply to birds?* We can also use it for our rodent friends! If you’ve ever had to give your rodent pet medication, you may have found it difficult. However you can train your rodents to accept treats from...

Regular training sessions for birds

Training your parrot is much more than circus tricks! Training your bird to perform tasks is an important part of owning a parrot which is often forgotten. One reason behind this is it makes them use their very clever brain. Parrots in the wild spend all day foraging...

Introducing new animals and how to do it properly

Getting a new pet is one of the most exciting things a pet owner can do! The anticipation, the first meeting and finally bringing them home is magical. The last thing we want to do though is to upset our current pets or to accidentally infect the new or existing pet...

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...

What to feed Rats and Mice!

Rats and mice are very adorable little pets that we love sharing our lives with. Their little hands are super cute when they pick up yummy food and start nibblng away. Have you ever stopped to wonder if we can lengthen our friend’s lives with some foods, and shorten...

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! Here is a...

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...

Keeping Birds Warm

Since our monthly focus is keeping warm over winter we thought it was time we talked about our feathered friends, as they can also feel the cool weather! Birds are lucky in that they (usually) have layers of feathers specifically designed to insulate their bodies to...

Health Checks Over Winter

July is almost over! So to wrap up our monthly theme of keeping warm over winter we thought we’d discuss health checks for your pets over the cooler months. In some of our previous posts we have talked about how the winter months are often harder for the body to cope...

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