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How to build an aviary

Building an aviary is a natural extension of bird keeping. Fresh air, rain, wind and sunlight improves birds’ health.

Read more 17 May 2021
Fatty Liver Disease in Parrots

Vet expert Dr. Sophie Bell discusses the issue of fatty liver disease (Hepatic Lipidosis). She explores causes, the most common symptoms, the main preventative methods, how it is diagnosed and then treated through diet and medicine.

Read more 9 Apr 2021
Do bearded dragons need baths?

Reptile expert Pete Hawkins gives his opinion along with vet Dr Sophie Bell, on this controversial subject. 

Read more 11 Mar 2021
What can African grey parrots eat?

Your African grey should be eating fresh vegetables and fruit, along with pellets or seeds depending on what your bird will accept. You can home cook for your bird to make it more fun.  

Read more 22 Feb 2021
Tortoise names - from girl, to boy, to funny to famous

Looking for a name for your new tortoise? From girl, to boy, to funny to famous, we've done the research for you! 

Read more 15 Jan 2021
Introducing a new bearded dragon to your home

It's advisable to keep a new bearded dragon (or any lizard) away from other pet reptiles for the first few months, to monitor for health conditions that could be contagious.

Read more 6 Jan 2021
What can Blue-tongued skinks eat?

Blue-tongued skinks (Tiliqua scincoides intermedia) are an opportunistic omnivorous species.

Read more 20 Oct 2020
What parrots can live together?

Can pet parrots live together? There are too many variables to give a clear cut - yes they can, or no, they cannot

Read more 9 Oct 2020
Tortoise parasites - worms

Parasitic worm eggs under the microscope  - each type has its own distinctive appearance, so they can be identified and counted, enabling the severity of an infection to be assessed from a faecal sample. 

Read more 7 Oct 2020
Guinea pig names

With so many Guinea pig names to choose from, which one will you pick?

Read more 18 Aug 2020
Parrots and sleeping

A 12 hour sleep cycle is the norm for many parrots. How you can achieve this in the best possible way for your parrot, and you? 

Read more 16 Jul 2020
Best pet lizards

Every lizard requires specialist care, regardless and most people looking for a ‘beginner’ lizard are doing so because children will be involved with its care. Therefore my beginners list incorporates this as a ranking order, to determine easiest from hardest

Read more 3 Jul 2020
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