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Signs of Illness in Rodents

Just like many of our other small friends, rats, mice and guinea pigs are all extremely good at hiding when they are unwell. Many exotic species that we keep as pets are very good at this, and our rodent friends are no exception. Rodents are very good at just going...

Tour of the Hospital – Where Sick Creatures Stay

Tour of the Clinic! We thought all of our wonderful clients might want to see a behind the scenes tour of our lovely clinic. You guys get to see our reception and consultation rooms but a lot of our work is done ‘out the back’ where we have specialised equipment and...

Signs of Illness in Reptiles

Hello everyone! As many of you with reptilian pets would know, they can be challenging to read sometimes! Signs of illness can be very difficult to spot – because often there aren’t any! Reptiles are very adept at hiding any evidence that they are sick, often until...

Signs of Illness in Birds

Hello everyone! This month we thought we would talk to you about signs of illness to look for in our exotic pets. It is extremely important to be on the lookout for these things so that we can address any medical issues as soon as possible. We are starting with our...

Healthy Scales

To finish off our monthly theme of healthy fur/feathers/scales we are talking about our reptilian friends! Reptiles have very unique skin that is formed into scales. Many people are under the impression that reptile skin is ‘slimy’ – this couldn’t be further from the...

Guinea Pig Fur

Honey the Guinea pig showing off her short, Abyssinian coat type. She doesn’t need a lot of maintenance from day to day. Honey wakes up looking this gorgeous! Neo the long-haired guinea pig. His coat requires regular brushing to keep it...

Feather Health

Hello everyone! We thought this month we would educate everyone on an important topic – feather and skin health! We’re starting off with out feathered friends, but will also touch on mammals and reptiles. What we can see on the outside of our exotic pets can certainly...

Reptile Heating

The next most important point is to choose a heat source that allows heating overnight, without disrupting the day/night cycle.  Many people would argue that reptiles only need heating during the day, however we recommend providing heating 24/7 as our enclosure...

UV light supplementation for birds/guinea pigs

There are three forms of UV light (none of which is visible to the human eye), defined by their differing wavelengths: UVA, UVB and UVC. UVA is important in stimulation of normal behaviour, including appetite. UVB reacts with products in the skin and feathers to...

Appropriate UV lights for reptiles

There are three forms of UV light (none of which is visible to the human eye), defined by their differing wavelengths: UVA, UVB and UVC. UVA is important in stimulation of normal behaviour, including appetite. UVB reacts with products in the skin and feathers to...

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