Basic Water Quality and the Nitrogen Cycle
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4M ago
Your aquatic animal’s health is intimately related to the quality of the water they live in. The way you manage your water quality is therefore very important. This handout covers the very basics of water quality management for indoor freshwater aquariums and will be helpful for freshwater species such as goldfish, turtles and axolotls ..read more
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Ferret Raw Feeding Recipe
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5M ago
A simple recipe to make up 10kg of ferret food. As an alternative to feeding whole prey, a raw mix can be made by combining 10% bone, 10% organ, and 80% muscle meat, as below ..read more
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A Guide to Feeding Your Ferret
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5M ago
Ensuring the well-being of your ferret involves providing a nutritionally balanced diet that aligns with their natural carnivorous instincts. This guide explores various feeding options, emphasizing the importance of protein and fat while steering clear of plant-based proteins ..read more
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Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease: A Comprehensive Guide
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10M ago
Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD) is a viral infection that affects parrots and other avian species, and can significantly impact their health. Understanding the symptoms, modes of transmission, and diagnostic options is crucial for early detection and effective disease management ..read more
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The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Pet Chickens
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10M ago
Chickens make wonderful pets, endearing themselves to many with their unique personalities and interesting behaviours. Caring for chickens is relatively easy, but ensuring they receive the right vaccinations, proper husbandry, and a balanced diet is crucial ..read more
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What Do Blue-Tongue Lizards Eat? A Guide to Their Dietary Requirements
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11M ago
Blue-tongue lizards, also known as blue-tongued skinks, are fascinating reptiles that have captured the hearts of many reptile enthusiasts ..read more
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Caring For Ringneck and Alexandrine Parrots
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1y ago
Ringneck and Alexandrine parrots are intelligent, curious and social birds that can make excellent pets in the right home. Many are very playful and vocal. Ringneck parrots are available in a wide range of colour mutation. As with all pet birds, it is important to provide them with proper diet, housing and socialization to ensure their physical and mental well-being ..read more
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Caring For Carpet Pythons
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1y ago
Carpet pythons are a group of snake species found in Australia and nearby islands. They are known for their unique patterns and colours and are popular among reptile enthusiasts ..read more
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Managing Reproductive Drive in Companion Birds
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1y ago
Behavioural and medical disorders relating to excessive reproductive drive are some of the most common problems we encounter in both female AND male pet parrots. Often owners are completely unaware that their pet is experiencing excessive reproductive drive until it becomes a life-threatening emergency or results in serious problematic behaviours ..read more
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Desexing Your Rabbit
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1y ago
Desexing, otherwise known as sterilisation or neutering, is a very important part of the veterinary care of rabbits. The most common form of desexing is when animals undergo surgery to remove part of their reproductive tract, generally known as castration (males) or spay (females ..read more
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