Pet Care Blog

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...

Keeping Guinea Pigs Warm

Stop right now, thank you very much! It’s the Spice Boys! Meet Ginger and Cinnamon, the two brothers known as the Spice Boys. They’ll tell you what they want, what they really, really want, and that’s to not be cold over winter! Their Mum has done an amazing job of...

JULY – HEATING

I am sure everyone has noticed that we are well into winter – those chilly mornings make it harder and harder to get out of bed! So our education focus this month is on heating for our scaled, furred and feathered pets! Keeping our little critters warm over winter can...

The Dangers of Rope Toys

Do you have any rope toys in your bird’s cage? You could accidentally be putting your feathered family in danger without even realising! Many birds LOVE to chew and often will chew on rope if placed within their cage. When chewing on these fibres, most birds spit them...

Sylvia the Sliced Snake

We work with the wonderful people at Reptile Rehabilitation QLD (https://www.facebook.com/ReptileRehabQld/), who take excellent care of the wild reptiles that come to us.  Earlier in the year, we were presented with a wild Carpet Python that had an extensive...

Cutest Guinea Pigs!

Just recently, Emily, Willow and mum, Pippa, spent a few days with us, being neutered.  All of them are doing very well post-operatively - eating, pooping and doing all the guinea pig things! Apart from preventing unwanted pregnancies, desexing female guinea pigs can...

Basil the Red-eyed tree frog

Hello everyone! Today we bring you the story of Basil the Red-eyed tree frog. This handsome man came in to see us a few weeks ago after his owner had noticed that one of his eyes had changed. More information in the pictures below! Here is Basil during his exam. We...

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