Pocket & Exotic Pet Articles

Five ways to help your pets cope with fireworks

Fireworks can be a spectacular addition to many of our annual celebrations. But sadly they can cause serious distress to our pets.

Owning a Pet Ferret

Ferrets make interesting pets. However, they are higher maintenance than cats or dogs and are banned from being kept as pets in some areas.

Common Diseases of Pet Guinea Pigs, Rats and Mice

Find out more about some common problems that can affect your pet guinea pig, rat or mouse.

Chocolate Toxicity In Animals

Chocolate can be a killer! Although chocolate is one of our favourite treats, it contains a substance that is poisonous to animals. Toxicity, or poisoning, is most common in dogs because of their habit of rapid consumption, but it may …

Maintaining Your Fish Tank

Once established, regular maintenance of your fish tank is essential to continue to provide a healthy environment for your fish. Some routine tasks will help keep your aquarium and fish looking their best. Water exchange It is recommended to routinely …

Feeding Your Pet Rabbit

Rabbits are herbivores and require a varied, balanced diet. They have a specialised digestive tract that allows them to digest the large amount of fibre that is required in their diet. What should rabbits eat? The majority of commercially available …

Keeping Eastern Long-necked Turtles in Captivity

The most common turtle kept in Australia is the Eastern Long-necked Turtle. While they are often very small when purchased, they may live for up to 40 years and grow to the size of a dinner plate.

Common Diseases of Pet Rabbits

Common conditions of pet rabbits include snuffles, hairballs, parasites, overgrown incisors, uterine cancer, and sore hocks. Fortunately, with proper attention to your rabbit’s diet and living requirements and with daily handling, many of these diseases can be prevented. If you …

Housing Pet Ferrets

Ferrets make wonderful pets, provided you have the time and patience to care for them properly. They love company and are quite mischievous little creatures. Bins, lounge chairs, drawers, toilet bowls, behind fridges and washing machines, in cupboards, and air …

Diseases In Fish: How Do I Treat Them?

It is extremely important to detect disease at the earliest possible opportunity, since prompt treatment may be able to save the affected individual fish and equally important, prevent the disease spreading to other fish. Many …