09/03/2018
WHY IS MY RAT SNEEZING? IntroductionRespiratory disease is one of the most common ailments seen in rats at The Unusual Pet Vets. Respiratory disease can be caused by a number of different pathogens with the most most prevalent cause being a mixed bacterial infection.Signs of respiratory disease in rats include:Sneezing Porphyri...
01/02/2018
COMMON TOXINS IN BIRDSHeavy metals – Lead and Zinc   People are often unaware of just how many household objects still contain lead, until their curious parrot starts chewing items around the house and becomes unwell. Lead toxicity in birds usually requires the bird to ingest the lead, as lead can be readily absorbed in acidic environments like ...
14/01/2018
So you have an amphibian...What is an amphibian?Amphibians are classed into three orders:The Anura, which includes frogs and toads The Caudata, which includes salamanders and newts And the Gymnophiona, which includes caecilians (limbless, worm-like creatures)All three of these groups are characterised by being reliant on water and ectot...
12/09/2017
How to Ensure That Your Carpet Remains Rabbit-Proof and Rabbit FriendlyThis article has been kindly put together by Chemdry Express.Rabbits are a welcome addition to any home because they make great pets. You should make sure that your house is completely suitable for pets before they are allowed to roam free in the home. One of the first things to do ...
18/07/2017
It can be difficult to work out if a reptile is a male or female as often there is very little (if any) external differences between the sexes. This is in contrast to most mammals where gender determination is generally straight forward. Birds are also becoming increasingly easier to sex as we now have access to incredible DNA technology where we can tell the ...