is your bird a plucker?

Our pet’s behaviour is the best indicator that they are suffering from anxiety or stress. They tell us a lot by their actions, their physiological responses, and sometimes by the “evidence” they’ve left while you’ve been away from home. Many people don’t realise that birds can fret when their owners go away or there is … Rest of Post

5 Treats for a Happy Guinea Pig

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Guinea pigs, also known as cavies from their scientific name Cavia porcellus, are fluffy, inquisitive little rodents. For many Australians, they are most likely either a first or second pet, and although they are quite easy to tame and foster a relationship with they also require a lot of attention and a healthy diet. One … Rest of Post

Your Bird’s Beak

Your bird’s beak is his primary tool for survival. It is used for eating, drinking, playing, talking, grooming, climbing, touching, and protecting. This makes it very important to help your feathered friend take the best care of it! The RSPCA says that a healthy beak will be a smooth, even shape and colour, the top … Rest of Post

Weird & Wonderful: A Foal’s Eponychium

When a baby horse, called a foal, is born its hooves look pretty odd and alienish. The hooves are soft and have what’s called an eponychium [ep-uh-nik-ee-uh m], which is fancy for “hoof capsule.” It might not seem so weird until the hoof is turned over, and there you will see soft, rubbery, finger-like projections. … Rest of Post

The Reality of Dental Disease in Dogs and Cats

Dental disease is a term used to describe a group of dental afflictions which contribute to poor health. It is by far the most common health problem experienced by pets, especially by age three and up. A tale of two case studies Boscoe, a 7-year-old Bull Arab, had everything. Engaging pet parents, a pool for … Rest of Post

Look in the Horse’s Mouth

A horse’s mouth is a gateway to understanding and maintaining the overall health of the horse. Practising key routines helps to ensure the horse stays happy and healthy. Plus, knowing a little history gives insight as to why it is important for horse owners to keep up with the routines. A little horsey history Horse … Rest of Post

Land Hermit Crabs: An Exotic Pet for Beginners

Hermit crabs are a fantastic option for transitioning older kids to exotic pets. Introducing unique, small animals like hermit crabs to kids often helps to alleviate fears of spiders and insects, and they’re more likely to grow into adulthood with more sense and respect for the animal kingdom. Hermit crabs are quiet, interesting to observe, … Rest of Post

The Silent Fish Killer

It’s silent. It’s violent. It’s ammonia. There is an invisible, silent assassin fluidly lurking in your tank. One that is known to cause mass extinction in your carefully crafted fish home if left unchecked. It’s a chemical that you may have heard about in chemistry class but didn’t care much about at the time. But … Rest of Post

Osteoarthritis in Cats

Cats love to laze around and spend their days sleeping and relaxing. Constant lounging isn’t so much because they are naturally lazy, but, according to Pam Johnson-Bennett from the Cat Behavior Associates, because she still retains the biological impulse of her wild ancestors to rest before the big hunt. Sometimes, however, the reason isn’t as … Rest of Post

Colouring Contest!

Hey Kids! Do you want to win a $20 gift card to get your pet some cool stuff? Print out THIS PICTURE, colour it to your best ability, and mail it to: Just For Pets PO Box 150 Suffolk Park NSW 2481 TWO certificates will be awarded: * one for ages 6 and under * … Rest of Post