Animals

A Guide to Guinea Pig Behaviour and Hygiene

Marie Pavaday-Pillay, from Wood Green tells us all about guinea pig behaviour, how to keep good hygiene, how to recognise their sounds and what the most common ailments are.

2017-07-28 00:00:12By Marie Pavaday-Pillay

Animals

Give Your Guinea Pig the Best Living Conditions - 10 Cage Facts

We asked Guinea Pig Welfare how to give our piggies the best living conditions, from the size of our guinea pigs' cage to the type of bedding to whether they should be inside or outside as well as the dilemma of leaving food in the cage.

2017-03-06 00:00:54By Guinea Pig Welfare

Animals

Rehoming Rabbits: What You Should Know

With their twitchy noses, big thumping feet and hopping nature, it can be hard to resist giving a baby rabbit a home. But before you do! Make sure you are clued up on what you should know when rehoming a baby rabbit.

2015-09-09 13:58:28By Adele Gardner

Animals

Ferret Care: Basic Dos and Don'ts

If you are looking for a pet with bundles of playful character and an inquisitive nature, then the ferret could be your perfect pet. However, if you have small children, cute as they may be, ferrets are probably not the right pet for you. Keep reading to learn more about ferrets, and how to care for them properly.

2015-09-04 12:26:24By Jessica Clarke

Animals

Hamster Care Basics: Dos and Don'ts

With their small size, cute appearance and contained housing requirements, hamsters make great first pets! However, just because they are less demanding pets than say a dog, that doesn't mean we should care for their needs any less. Guest writer, and experienced hamster owner Jess lists the basic dos and don'ts when is comes to hamster care!

2015-08-24 11:52:48By Jessica Clarke

Animals

Keeping Pet Rodents Warm in Winter

Most small pets live indoors, so keeping them warm is not as much as a concern then those that live outdoors. However there are still some steps you can take to make sure they are healthy and happy!

2014-10-29 10:19:05By Marie Channer

Animals

Keeping Rabbits Warm in Winter

We caught up with the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund to learn how to care for your rabbit in winter. Our long eared friends may have furry feet and cosy dewlaps, but even rabbits need to be kept warm in the winter months.

2014-10-22 10:48:22By Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund

Animals

Caring for Your Guinea Pig in Winter

The colder months can be a nice break from the summer heat for our furry friends, however we must not think there's nothing to worry about! Winter can bring a range of problems to our much loved guinea pigs, such as skin and respiratory conditions. Behaviour can also be affected greatly, Marie Channer from the Wood Green Animal Shelter gives us some useful tips on how to care for your guinea pig in winter.

2014-10-16 10:06:47By Marie Channer

Animals

Small Pets - Where to Find Advice

They're cute, small and furry - what's not to like? If you're thinking of getting gerbils, mice or other small furries read our advice on everything you need to consider.

2014-07-08 17:29:20By Justine Dench