Be prepared with the right cage before you bring home your new guinea pig, mouse or rat.
Rabbits are timid, gentle, curious, and affectionate if given the opportunity. They adapt easily to living in your home and are suited to quiet households.
It is very desirable to have a tame, affectionate and interactive bird as a family pet. Some birds can be more difficult to befriend than others but the ultimate goal is to earn the bird’s trust and respect.
The joyful twitter and chirping of a content collection of birds in the trees overhead is such a restful and glorious sound. But not so the harsh, discordant squarks and screams of a parrot demanding attention as dawn breaks.
What causes coughing in cats? Is it serious? Can cats get asthma like humans?
The keeping of backyard poultry gives great enjoyment to many people. Unfortunately, poultry, just like dogs and cats, may become ill from many causes.
Lower urinary tract disease is a common problem in cats which can lead to house-soiling, but careful nutritional management can help prevent the disease and aid in its treatment.
In the warmer months we are likely to be out and about more with our pets. However, the sunshine can also be a cause of heat stress. You need to be careful that you don't put your pets at risk in hot weather.
Ringworm is the 'social butterfly' of pet diseases and is quite happy to flit from pet to pet, from pet to owner, or even from an infected owner to his or her innocent pet!
Have you ever considered a rascally rat as a pet? Rats make fascinating buddies and are easy to maintain.