Pocket and Exotic Pet Articles

Making a Home for Your Small Pet

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

Once you your fish tank is established, ongoing cleaning and maintenance is vital to the health of your fish. Some routine tasks will keep your aquarium and fish looking their best.

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.

Keeping Pet Rabbits Happy

Looking after a pet rabbit is a very special responsibility. You need to provide adequate housing, a proper diet, regular grooming and veterinary check-ups, as well as give your pet plenty of love and attention.

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.

Feeding Your Pet Rabbit

Rabbits don't just eat carrots and lettuce! You need to feed your rabbit a proper diet to make sure make sure it stays healthy.

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.

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