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Before getting any pet, it's hugely important to research first and here we provide articles, videos and other information about care needs and giving you an insight into the best and worst of these animals!


Fancy Rat

9 Practical Reasons to Own a Pet Rat

Author: Amy

Pet rats are fun, easy-going and can make great pets. They are rapidly becoming more popular as younger and older pet lovers adventure beyond more common types of pets.

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Mongolian Gerbil

The Issues with the Live Feeding of Rodents and Why It Must Be Stopped

Author: Mice are Not Food

There are many people who do not realize the number of problems that live feeding rodents to snakes can cause.

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Hamster

What Makes a Good Rescue?

Author: Christine, of Crittery Exotics

With the overuse of the word rescue, how do you identify who should be supported?

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Woods

Safe Woods for Pets

Author: Christine, of Crittery Exotics

Lists of safe woods for your pet and how to treat it safely

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Lemon

Unsafe Foods for Pets

Author: Christine, of Crittery Exotics

A handy list of the unsafe foods for your small pets

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African Pygmy Dormouse

Torpor in Dormice

Author: Christine, of Crittery Exotics

How to identify and deal with the dangerous issue of torpor.

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Southern Flying Squirrel

Getting to Know my Flying Squirrel

Author: Christine, of Crittery Exotics

First impressions of a flying squirrel as a pet.

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Gerbil under and umbrella

Cooling your Pet

Author: Christine, of Crittery Exotics

Ideas for keeping your animals cool in hotter weather.

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Gerbil pups

When to Breed Animals - Ethics and Care

Author: Christine, of Crittery Exotics

Details on what you should know before you breed and the moral implications when there are so many small animals in rescue.

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Exercise Ball

The Problems with Exercise Balls

Author: Christine, of Crittery Exotics

Explanation of why exercise balls are bad for your pet.

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Ground Squirrel

Seasonal Pets: Why Pets Aren't Presents

Author: Christine, of Crittery Exotics

Fun ideas as an alternative to buying a pet for Christmas.

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White Rats

Rat Introductions: Myths and Legends

Author: Kat Barnes, of Scritches Rat and Rodent Rescue

A discussion on rat introductions and behaviour.

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Zebra Mouse

Cohabitating Different Species of Mice

Author: Christine, of Crittery Exotics

An account of introducing a lone Zebra mouse, two multimammate mice and a male fancy mouse.

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African Pygmy Mouse

How to Furnish a Vivarium for an Exotic Rodent

Author: Christine, of Crittery Exotics

Guide to setting up your habitat for your exotic rodent.

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Chinchilla

Before you get your Pet: Common Reasons People Rehome

Author: Christine, of Crittery Exotics

Common reasons rodents are rehomed and what to consider before you commit.

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Animal enrichment

Rodent Enrichment

Author: Christine, of Crittery Exotics

Ideas for shop-bought, home-made and natural enrichment for your pet rodent.

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Fancy Mice

Baytril and Mycoplasma in Mice

Author: Kallan

Information regarding baytril dosages and mycoplasma in Mice (UK applicable).

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Modular cage

Why Modular Systems are Bad for your Pet

Author: Christine, of Crittery Exotics

Explanation for why rotastak and other modular systems are generally against the best interests of your rodent.

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Outside

Why Shouldn't I let my Rodent Outside?

Author: Christine, of Crittery Exotics

Sadly letting your rodent outside is very risky. Read about why.

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Tempting food

Tempting Food for Ill Rodents

Author: Christine, of Crittery Exotics

Tips for building up weight or hiding medication.

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