The must-read Five Welfare Needs you need to keep your pets healthy and happy:
Behaviour, Companionship, Diet, Environment, Health
How big should their cage be? Why do chinchillas and gerbils need a dust bath. How should I handle my hamster? Do they need a gnawing block? What sort of toys do they like?
Vital signs to look out for every day to stop your pet getting poorly. Why do ferrets need vaccinating?
Which small furries need a mate? Which ones don’t? Who should care for my pet when I go on holiday?
What vegetables are unsafe to eat? Why muesli-mixes cause pain. Why do guinea pigs eat their own droppings? How can I introduce new food?
How big should their enclosure be? What should be inside it? What happens in cold winters and hot summers? What is a gerbilarium? Which plants are poisonous?
From chocolate to chives, bees to bottles, flowers to fleas – our poisons and hazards guide has some well known, some common sense and some that may surprise you. How many do you know?
From Addison’s disease to Zinc poisoning, here’s a wealth of expert information. It’s written in easy to read and understand plain English, so you can find just what you want quickly.
What you need to think about before getting a pet and where it’s best to get it from