Goldfish are a popular choice of pet for many families, but do you know about their five welfare needs?
Here’s a quick check list of things I need:
- A large, clean fish tank or pond. Goldfish bowls are too small and don’t allow enough oxygen into the water for me to breathe
- A small amount of fish food every day
- I like interesting objects in my tank to explore and swim around. Plants help keep the water clean too
- Company – I like to swim with other fish otherwise I get lonely
- Take me to the vet if I seem unwell
- Remember, to clean my tank and change some of the water each week. Tap water needs special drops to remove the chlorine
We have lots of really good video's showing our vets and nurses caring for pets, why don't you watch today.
Below is a video that shows PDSA vet, James, speaking about some of the things you should consider before getting a new pet. Having a pet is a big responsibility and he says that pets like dogs, cats and rabbits should all be vaccinated, neutered and insured. He says that pets need our time and love, with time spent playing and taking them for walks every day, and that anyone thinking about getting a pet also needs to fully consider all the costs that will be involved.
We have lots more video’s you can watch on our Watch page
We have a great poster you can download and print out to keep at home.
Just click on the link below to download your copy today
Download our Pet files page on Goldfish (PDF - 6.16 MB)
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