Deciding to clip your bird’s wings or not is never an easy decision. It is a divisive issue that will uncover a considerable number of differing opinions. A variety of techniques have been used over the years, most prevent your bird from flying, but very few result in a satisfactory outcome for the bird.
Metabolic Bone Disease is a complex disease that is commonly diagnosed in reptiles, and most frequently seen in lizards and turtles. It is easily preventable with the correct husbandry and a correct balanced diet.
It can be challenging to determine if a reptile is a male or female as often there can be a lack of external differences between the sexes (sexual dimorphism). This is in contrast to most mammals where gender determination is generally straight forward.
Hand raising baby guinea pigs can be quite tricky and demanding. This responsibility should never be taken on lightly, and some points should be considered before deciding to hand-raise guinea pigs.
Gastric dilation (commonly known as bloat) is an acute and often life-threatening condition in rabbits that requires immediate veterinary attention. It can cause a perfectly healthy rabbit to become very unwell very quickly.