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Signs My Pet Bird is Unwell

Like all pets, there certain illnesses or healthcare problems pet birds are susceptible to. Your bird can exhibit symptoms in many different ways, some more obvious than others. As a pet bird parent, it is important you understand what these health issues are to not only help treat them, but also prevent them. In this blog post, we’ll talk about the signs your pet bird may be feeling under the weather, how to help them, and how to prevent more...

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Do I Need a Vet For My Snake?

Snakes make wonderful pets, but it can be tricky finding a veterinarian that specialises in these reptiles. As with all animals, snakes can fall ill, and these illnesses can often be life threatening, so finding a vet that will be able to care for your snake properly is important.  Many vets don’t treat reptiles as they differ from other mammals that they have specialised in; although they may treat him for general care, you should conduct research into local...

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How Long Do Pet Snakes Live For?

Snakes make fantastic pets and companions. They offer a rewarding experience, and often build a bond and trusting relationship with their owners. In the wild, they don’t tend to live for more than ten years due to predators and other dangers present. In captivity however, they can live for much longer with the right diet, habitat and care. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how long snakes live in captivity, the lifespans of different breeds of snake, and how to...

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Playing with your Guinea Pig

Guinea pigs are curious, playful creatures, who love exploring and spending time with their favourite humans. Daily simulation and interaction, but when done correctly, can provide a lot of fun and enjoyment for the whole family. By interacting and playing with them, it can really help build your bond and bring you closer to your beloved piggie. In this blog post, we’ll talk about some of the best games to play with your guinea pig, what toys we recommend, and...

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Why Does My Hamster Sleep All Day?

If you’ve recently brought home a new pet hamster, you might be wondering why he’s asleep all day. Hamsters require around 6-8 hours of sleep, and can often be achieved with multiple sleep cycles. Hamsters are nocturnal creatures, which means they will sleep during the day and be awake at night. In this blog post, we’ll answer from frequently asked questions about your sleeping hamster. What is a Normal Awake Time for Hamsters? Hamsters are most active at dawn and dusk. It...

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Why Rabbits Need to Chew

Chewing is a natural, enjoyable, and important behaviour for rabbits. Chewing can help your rabbit maintain good oral hygiene, keep his continuously growing teeth healthy and strong, and can act as a means of entertainment and prevent boredom. Chewing can be a nuisance for pet owners when their rabbits decides to chew anything and everything in sight. Leaving your rabbit up to his own devices to find something to chew on can lead to dangerous consequences, both for you and...

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The Top 5 Best Hamster Toys

Hamsters are naturally playful, active and inquisitive, so it is important to provide toys that will help to stimulate this natural behaviour. They require plenty of stimulation and entertainment in order to be happy, as well as an outlet for their chewing and gnawing desires. Choosing the perfect toys for your little pet can be overwhelming as there are so many options to choose from, and if you’re new to the hamster-parenting world, you may not know where to...

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Choosing a Hamster Habitat

Hamsters make wonderful pets, as they are small, cute, easy to care for and love to play. Providing the right habitat and home for your hamster is important if you want them to live a happy, healthy, and stress-free life. Different breeds of hamster may have different ideal homes, such as Syrian hamsters who are larger than Dwarf hamsters and will therefore require more space. In this blog post, we will talk about how to choose a cage for your...

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The Best Toys for your Guinea Pig

Guinea pigs are active creatures, who like to explore, sniff around, and play. Providing your guinea pig with plenty of toys and accessories will not only keep boredom at bay, but help with your piggies’ mental stimulation and overall happiness. No matter what type of guinea pig you have, they will certainly love the opportunity to interact with and play with some toys! Balls, tunnels, ladders, you name it-we’ve compiled a list of our top 7 best guinea pig toys...

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8 Reasons Why Rabbits Make Great Pets

Rabbits are one of the most adorable pets you could own; their floppy ears, their cute little eyes, and their soft, cuddle-worthy fur, make them an ideal pet for all families. They are Ireland’s third most popular pet behind cats and dogs, and it’s not difficult to see why! We’ve compiled our top 8 reasons why you should consider adopting a rabbit and why they make such wonderful fur babies! 1. They Are Quiet Live in an apartment or quiet neighbourhood and...

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