Pet Care Blog

Heat Stroke

As temperatures rise over summer the risk of HEAT STROKE becomes very real for our pets. Heat stroke has devastating effects on pets left outdoors with insufficient shelter, and even pets housed indoors. Heat stroke is an emergency, and can kill within an...

Toxins to avoid in the holidays

Christmas is a time of plenty – plenty of social events, plenty of joy and plenty of food and decorations!  Our feathered, scaled and furry pets often like to join in the fun – but not everything that is safe for us, is safe for them! Christmas decorations...

Common Reproductive Problems in Reptiles

Photo: All of these eggs and ovaries were removed from a single bearded dragon! Spring is well and truly here!  And with spring/summer comes lots of reproductive activity and problems in many of the species we see.  But many people don’t realise that reptiles also get...

Excessive egg laying and egg binding in Birds

Reproductive behaviour is a ‘normal’ part of avian life in the wild. In captivity however, reproductive behaviour can be undesirable as it can lead to diseases such as overlaying, egg binding, prolapse, egg peritonitis. It can also lead to problems with the pet-owner...

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...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This