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Choosing the right hamster for your home

Mon 18th May, 2015

There are several different types of hamster In the UK, there are generally two types of hamsters available for adoption, these being Syrian and Dwarf hamsters. Here are some differences between these breeds: Syrian Hamsters – These animals are the larger of the hamsters you will find. They’re both inquisitive and gentle, and because of…

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The importance of Timothy hay for fibrevores

Mon 18th May, 2015

The digestive needs of fibrevores The dietary needs of any animal (including humans) are directly linked to the unique digestive processes of that animal. Fibrevores, as the name implies, need lots of fibre. Fibrevores have a unique digestive system with an appendix designed to deal with fibre exclusively. A complete fibrevore diet will provide for…

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How to Keep Your Dog Well Groomed

Mon 18th May, 2015

Brushing and Bathing Your Dog Choose the right brush for your breed of dog. Your vet or local groomer will be able to help. Short-hair, single-coat dogs, aren’t likely to need a lot of brushing. Longer hair dogs need more frequent brushing. Work on knot-prone areas every other day perhaps for five to fifteen minutes…

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How to create the right environment for your rabbit

Mon 18th May, 2015

What type of home does your rabbit need? Rabbits love a warm and snuggly hutch to sleep in, but that’s just their bedroom. It should never be the extent of their home. Rabbits need to run and hop far more than you could imagine. In the wild, they graze and move over an extensive territory…

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9 ferret facts you may not know

Mon 18th May, 2015

Ferret secrets How many of these ferret facts did you know? A group of ferrets is called a ‘business’. Ferrets aren’t related to rodents. They’re closer to polecats and weasels. They’ve been domesticated for over 2500 years. Pet ferrets bond well with people. Owning a ferret is a huge commitment. They are smart and can…

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5 Daily Health Checks for Your Rabbit

Mon 18th May, 2015

5 Daily Health checks Get to know your rabbit so you are able to notice any changes in behaviour, appetite and demeanour. Here are a 5 things to look for… Healthy hop – Rabbits don’t limp for the fun of it. If you spot unusual movements or anything that looks painful, take a bit of…

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Free Rabbit Health Checks in May for Rabbit Awareness Week

Fri 8th May, 2015

  09 – 17 May 2015 FREE RABBIT HEALTH CHECKS IN MAY FOR RABBIT AWARENESS WEEK   -       New ‘Room for Rabbits’ theme announced -       RAW dates confirmed 9th – 17th May   Pet owners can make the most of free rabbit health checks this May as Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) springs back into action…

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What Plants Are Poisonous to Rabbits?

Mon 20th April, 2015

Poisonous Plants Aren’t Always Obvious The plants that are poisonous to your rabbits aren’t always obvious to you or your pets. Rabbits don’t instinctively know which plants are bad for them, or at least not in every case. And there are a few very common plants that could be hanging around your home or garden…

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London Pet Show Competition Winners

Mon 20th April, 2015

It’s been such a difficult task for the team at Burgess Pet Care but we are delighted to announce the names of our London Pet Show competition winners   1. Our first winner is Eileen Cunningham with the following picture of Alfie the guinea pig.     2. The second winner is Rebecca Chidgey with…

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Keeping Your Ferret Healthy

Mon 20th April, 2015

Ferret Care Basics All pets need food, shelter and plenty of stimulation. This provides a pet’s basic foundation of health. Ensure that you feed your ferret the correct food. Their digestive system is different from other pets. They need plenty of animal protein – though it can’t be their only source of food as problems…

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