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  • Does your rabbit have a friend? Image

    Does your rabbit have a friend?

    5 May 2021 (Last Updated: 6 May 2021) - by in Small Animals

    Naturally sociable, rabbits love the company of their fellow rabbits. In fact, companionship is so important for their well-being that you'll typically only find them in groups or pairs. This is the story for wild rabbits too, who thrive among their own kind. But can rabbits live alone and, if not, how do you go about introducing a single rabbit to...

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  • Rabbit poop - what’s normal? A vet guide Image

    The famous saying goes that ‘the eyes are the window to the soul’, but for our pet bunnies it’s actually their poop! You can tell a significant amount about how healthy your rabbit is by keeping an eye on their toilet habits. This may sound slightly crazy but please read to the end of this blog before you make up your mind. What&...

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    Feeding your rabbit or guinea pig

    4 September 2020 (Last Updated: 11 November 2020) - by in Small Animals

    Rabbits and guinea pigs have a very complex digestive system that relies on what is called ‘Hind Gut Fermentation’. This includes a microflora of healthy bacteria that help them break down the tough forage and fibre they eat. It’s really important you give the right diet to keep this microflora happy and your pet healthy. This sho...

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  • Fly Strike in Rabbits Image

    Spring and summer are approaching and our pet rabbits love the warmer climate and longer days this brings. Unfortunately so do flies, with the warmer months being their prime breeding season. The larvae they produce can actually be deadly to our pets, which is why we've outlined steps on how to keep your pet bunny safe! What is Fly Strike? Flies na...

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    Hutch and cage cleaning tips

    29 September 2015 (Last Updated: 23 January 2020) - by in Small Animals

    If you have small animals, you will know the importance of regular hutch and cage cleaning. While it probably isn’t something you look forward to, it’s a necessary evil for a happy and healthy pet. The longer the habitat goes without being cleaned, the more it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. Over time, this can be harmful to you...

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  • Top 5 Tips on Feeding Rabbits and Guinea Pigs Image

    Top 5 Tips on Feeding Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

    6 August 2015 (Last Updated: 27 May 2020) - by in Small Animals

    No single small animal food can be classed as “complete”. Small animals, often referred to as fibrevores, have a complex digestive system which requires two types of fibre; digestible and indigestible, and to help owners incorporate this fibre into their pet’s daily diet Burgess Pet Care created the Burgess Excel Five Step Feeding...

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