Meet Ramsey – Rats as pets :)

Ramsey is the latest addition to the family, my beautiful pet rat! No doubt some of you just cringed; well let me assure you he is disease free and just as good (if not better) a companion then a dog or a cat. I got Ramsey just before Christmas 2013 from a friend who worksContinue reading “Meet Ramsey – Rats as pets :)”

What not to feed them: Cats

As with dogs, owners need to take care with what food their cats get their paws on. It is important to become familiar with what might be harmful to your cat’s health and avoid giving them anything that might be a risk. Here is a quick list of what should be avoided: 1. Chocolate: Theobromine,Continue reading “What not to feed them: Cats”

What not to feed them : Dogs

While the urge to hand your dog leftover food and throw them down a scrap or two from your plate at dinner time is not uncommon , it is important to take note that as well as this increasing chances of obesity and undesirable begging behaviours from your pet, a number of food substances canContinue reading “What not to feed them : Dogs”

In search of the smooth newt (L. v. vulgaris)

When I was younger I remember just how common it was for me to find a smooth newt when out exploring the fields. It was on recently reading about the National Newt Survey that I began to wonder if these fascinating little creatures where still as common on our land as they had once been.Continue reading “In search of the smooth newt (L. v. vulgaris)”

Sand, the big debate: Bearded Dragons

Bearded dragons have become increasingly popular over the years due to their mini dinosaur looks and mega laid back personalities. They make wonderful pets and as with your average furry pets love attention. Due to their habitat in the wild it is a common assumption that the best substrate to house a bearded dragon onContinue reading “Sand, the big debate: Bearded Dragons”