Small Furries

The keys to better care

The must-read Five Welfare Needs you need to keep your pets healthy and happy: Behaviour, Companionship, Diet, Environment, Health

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Small furries behaviour

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?

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Small furries health

Vital signs to look out for every day to stop your pet getting poorly. Why do ferrets need vaccinating?

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Small furries companionship

Which small furries need a mate? Which ones don’t? Who should care for my pet when I go on holiday?

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Small furries diet

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?

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Small furries environment

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?

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Poisons and hazards

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?

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The A-Z of conditions

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.

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Choosing your pet

What you need to think about before getting a pet and where it’s best to get it from

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