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Small Pets

Making a Home for Your Small Pet

Be prepared with the right cage before you bring home your new guinea pig, mouse or rat.

Common Diseases of Guinea Pigs, Mice and Rats

Find out more about the common problems that can affect pet rodents.

Feeding Your Guinea Pig

Guinea Pigs (or Cavies) are cute little creatures but they are not easy to feed correctly. The main reason is that guinea pigs are the only species, apart from humans, who require Vitamin C included in their diet.

The two lizards most commonly kept in Australia are the Eastern Blue Tongue and the Bearded Dragon. Find out how long they live for and how you look after them.

Human Foods that Poison Pets

Feeding pets food that we enjoy is not only wrong, it can also be fatal. There are some foodstuffs that humans relish which cause illness and death if eaten by pets.

The most common turtle kept in Australia is the Eastern Long-necked Turtle. These turtles are often sold when they are very young and quite small, however they grow to the size of a dinner plate and can live for up to 40 years.

Children and Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs can be a wonderful pet for the whole family, including children. It is important to remember that they rely solely on their human owner(s) for every aspect of their care.

There are several causes of skin problems in guinea pigs, including parasites, fungal infections, scurvy, barbering and abscesses.

Feline Mad! How to Keep Your Yard Cat Free

Most of us would agree that cats are wonderful pets but, to some, the trespassing of cats is a nuisance, the source of many complaints and the cause of much neighbourhood disharmony. So how do you keep your yard cat free?

Pets - Why Own Them?

As sensible, rational, thinking human beings, why is it that we insist on indulging the whims and fancies of our furry four-legged and feathery two-legged friends?

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