Yearly Archives: 2021

Treats For Guinea Pigs

Posted on April 16, 2021 at 12:20 pm

Guinea pigs are a very popular small pet. With them being the perfect pet for young children due to how affectionate and cuddly they are. But, like with every pet, we all want to give our guinea pigs yummy treats. So, what are some of the best treats to give to guinea pigs?

What To Remember
When purchasing treats for any animal it is important to remember that a treat is something that they do not normally eat. So while weeds and plants for the garden may seem like a treat, if this is part of their diet you may want to consider some other goodies for them.

Another aspect you need to remember is the size of your guinea pig. While you can give larger animals large quantities of treats, guinea pigs only need a small amount for their tummies to keep them happy.

What Are Some Of The Best Treats For Guinea Pigs?
Now, we are going to share with you a shortlist of some of the best treats that you can give to your guinea pigs.

Vegetable Treats
Vegetables are one of the best options of treats for guinea pigs. They can offer them some amazing benefits for their health and well being. Some of the best vegetables to give as treats to guinea pigs include:
– Beetroot
– Carrot
– Pepper
– Tomato
– Kale

Fruit Treats
While fruit treats do offer some amazing health benefits, in large quantities they can cause some issues. It is important that you only give these into consideration as a small treat. Some of the best fruits that you can offer your guinea pigs as a treat include:
– Grapes
– Apple
– Pear

When giving guinea pig treats it is important to consider the amount that you are giving them. You do not want to overfeed and over face them. Small amounts of treats every so often are fine, as it keeps the treats feeling to them as a treat.

Posted in Pet Advice

Rabbits – Where Do They Go At Easter?

Posted on February 17, 2021 at 12:26 pm

Now Pancake day is over, the next big holiday is Easter! You may have noticed that in the weeks leading up to Easter, pet shops stop selling Rabbits. Today, we are going to share with you where they go and why they stop selling them!

Why Do Pet Shops Stop Selling Rabbits At Easter?
In simple, during the weeks leading up to Easter pet shops stop selling rabbits for one main reason… The Easter Bunny. Due to the legend of the Easter Bunny coming and leaving you Easter eggs or an egg hunt, pet shops have taken it upon themselves to stop the sale of rabbits around this time. The number of sales coming up to Easter increased. But sadly, the amount of returned rabbits after Easter also increased. People purchasing rabbits for the Easter bunny trick did not do their research. They did not understand the amount of care that goes into having a rabbit as a pet. Or they went in with the mindest of returning once Easter was over. As this is not a good life for the rabbits, pet shops decided to stop selling rabbits over this period. Some will still have them on display, but others take them away completely to ensure people are not tempted to share that they are the Easter bunny.

Where Do The Rabbits Go?
If you are heading to a pet shop at Easter that does not even display their rabbits during this time, you will probably be wondering where they go? You don’t need to worry as they are still being cared for. Some rabbits will go to their backstock rooms until easter is over, where they will be fed and cleaned. Some may even be taken home with workers to ensure they are not seen or purchased.

Posted in Pets News

Importance of Walking Your Dog

Posted on January 8, 2021 at 3:04 pm

Everyone knows that walking their pet dogs is important, but do we know the real reasons as to why. It is not all about the toilet breaks, there is so much more. Today, we are going to share with you some more reasons why you should walk your dog.

Socialisation
Taking your dog on regular walks allows them to socialise with other dogs. Meaning they will become a more sociable dog, who is able to interact with other dogs safely.

Training
Walking your dog also gives you an excellent opportunity for training exercises. For example, the recall command where your dog returns to you when their name is called. There is another opportunity to teach them to sit and stay at the roadside to keep them safe by the road.

Health
There are many health benefits which come alongside walking your dog. The main example is becoming overweight. Regular walks can help prevent this from happening.

Posted in Dogs