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Hamsters, rabbits and guinea pigs

Why small pets are a big responsibility

If you’re thinking of giving a home to a small pet like a hamster, rabbit, guinea pig or other little rodent, keep in mind that these are not ‘practice animals’ – they do require the same amount of compassion, healthcare and responsibility as any other pet.

What veterinary care do small pets need?

Many people look to small pets when they want a low-maintenance furry companion. However, small pets like mice, rats, hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas need just as much conscious care as dogs and cats. Read more about small pet medical needs and what to look out for.

The best food for small pets and birds

Small pets and pet birds are popular choices of furry and feathered companions, especially for pet owners who don’t have the space for larger animals. These little creatures may take up less space, but they still need full-time love and care and excellent nutrition. Are you feeding your small pets and birds an optimal diet? Find out more

Do rabbits make good house pets?

Rabbits are classed as small pets. They are relatively shy animals with luxuriously soft fur. These surprisingly intelligent critters are wonderful for almost any child

How to Train Your Rabbit

Starting From Scratch Soft, cuddly, companionable and friendly, rabbits make ideal house pets. However, they are also quite intelligent and without regular stimulation they may

Hamster Training Time

What you need to know Hamsters are appropriate ‘starter pets’ for children who want to learn the responsibility of caring for an animal, as well

Adopting a Guinea Pig: More of what you need to know

Guinea Pigs are fun pets to own but before making the huge decision to bring one into your family, there are a few things you need to take into consideration, to ensure that the new adjustment goes smoothly. In this article, we outline all the things that you need to know before starting your new life as a Guinea Pig parent.

Guinea pig care basics

Guinea Pigs are the best pets to get if you are looking for a pet that is fun, adventurous and will keep you actively busy. It is with no wonder that kids are often the ones who enjoy owning guinea pigs. Although they are small, Guinea Pigs come with a lot of care and responsibility and if you are not a hands-on owner, then maybe owning a Guinea Pig might not be for you.

Getting your first Hamster

Hamsters might seem like low-maintenance first pets for kids or even for pet-loving adults. However, they are little beings that require a rather large amount of responsibility! We’ve compiled a handy guide to properly caring for your first hamster

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