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Small Animals care & advice

Budgies, as they are more commonly known, develop very attractive and sometimes unusual markings.
Many people have budgies as companions. They require some care and attention to ensure they stay healthy.

Here a few tips to help you!

Where will your budgie live?

The budgies cage should be roomy enough to allow the budgie to move about, climb and stretch his wings. It should also have a few
horizontal bars set at different heights to encourage the bird to move about.
The cage itself should be located away from drafts and be kept at an even temperature. Avoid placing the cage in front of a window
as the sun can heat up a cage considerably.
You will need to put sand sheets or cage bird sand on the bottom of the cage. Budgies need sand or grit to help them digest their food.
When you first take your budgie home introduce him to his new cage slowly. Open the box and allow the budgie to walk into his new cage
and leave him alone for a while in a quiet place. Cover him up at night if the temperature is likely to drop.

What does the budgie eat?

Budgies require a special seed mixture. This can be obtained from Acton Pet Store when you buy your budgie or from your local pet shop.
You will need to check and refill the seed pot regularly and remove empty husks. Your budgie will also enjoy the odd millet spray, honey
bell or seed bar. Be careful not to overfeed as this will be harmful to your bird.
Grit must be available to help the bird's digestion and cuttlefish will provide the budgie with much needed calcium. Ensure you buy the right
size for your cage. Mineral blocks, also available from Acton Pets, will provide other essential minerals and trace elements.

What about toys and treats?

Your budgie will thoroughly enjoy new toys to amuse him. An extensive range is available at Acton Pet Store. Just make sure there is room
enough for the bird to stretch and climb and avoid overcrowding the cage.

General care of you budgie

If you care for your budgie he will live a long and happy life.

Feathers

Enure that feathers are not allowed to become too dry. Use a fine spray mist containing a special solution, available from your pet shop.
Some budgies will enjoy a bath, but some do not!

Colds

If a budgie is kept in a cold environment it may develop a cold. The bird will be quiet and sleepy. His feathers maybe all fluffed up and he
will sound like he is wheezing. Speak to your local pet shop or take the bird to you vet.

Mites

The most common parasite for the budgie is red mite. This is a little parasite which hides away during the day feeds on the blood of the
budgie causing loss of appetite and weight loss. Treatment is easy; just ask you local pet shop for a mite spray for budgies. They will be
more than happy to help you.


If you are in any doubt about caring for your pet then please ask your pet shop or consult your vet.
This leaflet gives only basic advice. Invest in a good book about your pet. This will help you care for your pet safely.
We would be happy to help you choose a suitable title.

• Budgies

Hamsters are very popular small pets and they thrive on a little attention. They are ideal pets if you are not at home very
much during the day as they are predominately nocturnal animals. They have a life span of 3-5 years
.

Here are some tips to help you care for your hamster

Where will your hamster live?

You will need a reasonably sized wire cage to allow your hamster to get some exercise. There are many types of special hamster
cages around that contain wheels or runs for the hamster. Acton Pet Store will be pleased to help you choose the right cage.

You will also need some sawdust or fine wood shavings to put on the floor of the cage and a soft bedding material to provide somewhere
for the hamster to sleep. DO NOT use man-made fibres or course hay or straw. The cage must be sited away from drafts and out of the
reach of other pets. Avoid placing the hamster in a draft or in a cold environment. Ideally the hamster should be kept in an area that is
fairly warm and not exposed to sudden changes in temperature.

If possible each hamster should have their own cage and should NEVER be mixed with other rodents.

You will need to remove wet or soiled bedding every day and clean the cage once a week.

What do hamsters eat?

Hamsters eat a varied, balanced diet of grain, seeds and nuts. This is available form alpine pet shop in the form of pellets.
A small amount of greens such as cabbage, carrots etc. can be added as a treat. There are also lots of proprietary treats and nibbles
available from Acton Pet Store. Just ask!

A fully grown hamster will eat about a tablespoon of food a day but you will find that more than this is missing from the food bowl.
That's because the hamster has taken some to his "larder" to store away for later.

Fresh clean drinking water must always be available. There are special drip feed bottles available. The water should be changed daily.

What about playing with the hamster?

Hamsters are naturally timid creatures and you will need to get the hamster used to being handled if it is very young. All handling must
be very gently done and very young children will need to be supervised when handling the hamster.

The best way to handle a hamster is to scoop it up with both hands and cup it. Once you and the hamster are used to each other you can
use one hand to gently hold the hamster across its back with its head facing your wrist.

Hamsters have very loose skin and so you must be careful not to let the hamster slide out of you hands.

General care of your hamster

Hamsters are very good at looking after themselves most of the time. They groom frequently using the little dark spots on his side, which
are oil glands, to keep his coat shiny. Providing hard chewing material will help prevent your hamster’s teeth from becoming overgrown.
If they do become overgrown they can be clipped by an experienced person or your vet.


If you are in any doubt about caring for your pet then please ask your pet shop or consult your vet.
This leaflet gives only basic advice. Invest in a good book about your pet. This will help you care for your pet safely.
We would be happy to help you choose a suitable title

• Hamsters

Rabbits have long been the favourite pets of children and adults alike. Because of their pleasant nature and natural cleanliness
they make excellent indoor as well as outdoor pets and get on well with other pets such as guinea pigs, cats and dogs.
Rabbits were discovered about 3000 years ago in Europe. They were not domesticated until the 19th century.

Most domesticated rabbits will live for about 6-10 years and so make good long term pets. There are over 200 breeds of rabbits
in the world and many varieties are found in this country.


Here are some handy tips to help you care for your rabbit

Where will your rabbit live?

A good quality weatherproof hutch is needed so that your rabbit can be warm and dry even during extremes of weather. A mesh fronted,
2 roomed wooden hutch is best. A pitched roof with a small overhang will stop the rabbit from getting wet in bad weather. Try to raise the
hutch off the ground if possible on short legs. This will help reduce damp. The hutch should be big enough to allow your rabbit to move
about easily.

The minimum floor space needed per rabbit is about 3sq ft for a rabbit up to 5Ib. You should increase the floor space by 1 sq ft per 2Ib if
you rabbit is bigger than this or there is more than 1 rabbit. If you wish to keep your rabbit indoors then a suitable wire cage is needed.
The hutch should be at least 18 inch high.

You will also need to provide a large secure area or pen so that your rabbit can get some exercise in a safe area from which he cannot escape.
The enclosure should be surrounded by a mesh fence at least 3ft high and sunk into the ground so that the rabbit can't dig underneath it.

You also need to provide some bedding for the rabbit. This can be a layer of whitewood saw dust underneath to insulate the hutch or a layer
of peat to provide some digging material. Top the litter with a layer of hay or straw.

Any wet or soiled bedding should be removed daily along with stale food and any droppings. A thorough clean is needed once a week.

What do rabbits eat?

Acton Pet shop stocks a large range of rabbit food including pellets and mixed food. Rabbits need two meals a day. One of which should
contain hay or dandelions to provide calcium. Rabbits enjoy a varied diet and a small amount of cabbage, spring greens, celery and carrots
can be given. Be careful as too many greens can cause diarrhoea. During the winter it may be advisable to give the rabbit a mixture called
bran mash and also extra grain foods. Rabbits are nibblers so there should always be something for the rabbit to gnaw on, especially if being
kept in doors or you may find it will gnaw on your wires! A mineral block and a salt lick will also help to keep the rabbit healthy and provide
essential minerals. Vitamin drops will also help.

Make sure that feeding dishes are kept clean and washed frequently.

Fresh drinking water should be available all the time and a drip-feeder bottle can provide this easily and cleanly. The bottle should be emptied,
cleaned and refilled at least once a day and check during the winter that the water is not frozen!

General Care of your Rabbit

Clean hutches regularly and avoid leaving hay that is wet in the hutch for too long as mouldy hay or straw can cause respiratory problems
in rabbits. Long-haired rabbits require grooming to keep their coats clean and shiny. A good brush once a week will usually be sufficient;
this will also prevent fur balls. Also keep you rabbit’s teeth in good health and if they become too long you may need to get them trimmed.
Seek the advice of your vet.


If you are in any doubt about caring for your pet then please ask your pet shop or consult your vet.
This leaflet gives only basic advice. Invest in a good book about your pet. This will help you care for your pet safely.
We would be happy to help you choose a suitable title

• Rabbits

Guinea pigs or Cavies are naturally clean animals that make ideal pets especially for children but they can be a little timid so be gentle! Guinea pigs were originally discovered in South America and are closely related to the chinchilla which also comes from South America. They can be indoor or outdoor pets and there are many different types. They are usually distinguished by their hair and coat. They are commonly classified as Smooth Coats, Abyssinian or Peruvian. Guinea Pigs usually have a life-span of 4-7 years if looked after properly.

Here are some handy tips to help you care for your guinea pig!

Where will your guinea pig live?

Your guinea pig needs a good well constructed hutch, if being kept inside. Acton Pet shop can help you choose a suitable one. Ensure the hutch has a water proof roof with an overhang and the floor should be treated with a suitable protective sealant. Ideally the hutch should have two rooms to allow the guinea pigs to have a separate bedroom.

If being kept indoors then a cage large enough to allow the guinea pig to run around should be purchased. Do not place the cage in a draft or in direct sunlight.

The bedding provided should be either, peat or whitewood sawdust or wood shavings. Hay should also be provided for insulation and warmth. Wet or soiled bedding should be removed daily and changed completely once a week after the hutch has been cleaned thoroughly with suitable disinfectant

What do guinea pigs eat?

Guinea pigs are vegetarian and like to eat cabbage, sprouts greens appeal and celery in small quantities as well as the usual special guinea pig food provided in pet shops. Guinea pigs also enjoy a locust bean occasionally. These are available from your local pet shop. The food dish should be cleaned and refilled each day.

Fresh drinking water should be provided preferably through a drip feeder and the water bottle should be cleaned and the water changed daily.

A mineral lick and vitamin drops will also help to keep your guinea pig healthy.

Can I play with my guinea pig?

Guinea pigs are naturally nervous but if handled properly and fairly often they will soon become happy to be handled. Small children should be supervised when handling small animals. Using firm but gentle movements the guinea pig hold the guinea pig across the shoulders and around the neck with the other hand supporting the hind legs and rump. This prevents injury to the guinea pigs back legs from kicking.


General Care of your guinea pig

Change hay frequently as mouldy hay can cause respiratory problems in small animals. Guinea pigs that have long hair can be groomed to keep their coats in good condition. A small soft brush can be purchased for this.

Occasionally a guinea pig's teeth will need trimming as they can overgrow. Ask your pet shop or vet for advice.


If you are in any doubt about caring for your pet then please ask your pet shop or consult your vet. This leaflet gives only basic advice. Invest in a good book about your pet. This will help you care for your pet safely. We would be happy to help you choose a suitable title.

• Guinea Pigs

There are many different types of canaries. The most common in this country are Borders, Yorkshires, Rollers, Glosters and Red Factors.

The colours of a canary can vary greatly. Canaries are often noted for their singing but it is only the male canaries that really sing, female canaries may twitter. Unfortunately it is very difficult to find out the sex of a canary until they start to sing or not as the case maybe!

Where will your canary live?

The canary's cage should be roomy enough to allow the canary to move about, climb and stretch his wings. It should also have a few horizontal bars set at different heights to encourage the bird to move about.

The cage itself should be located away from drafts and be kept at an even temperature. Avoid placing the cage in front of a window as the sun can heat up a cage considerably.

You will need to put sand sheets or cage bird sand on the bottom of the cage. Canaries need sand or grit to help them digest their food.

When you first take your canary home introduce him to his new cage slowly. Open the box and allow the canary to walk into his new cage and leave him alone for a while in a quiet place. Cover him up at night if the temperature is likely to drop.

What does the canary eat ?

Canaries require a special seed mixture. This can be obtained from Acton Pet Store when you buy your canary or from your local pet shop. You will need to check and refill the seed pot regularly and remove empty husks.

Grit must be available to help the bird’s digestion and cuttlefish will provide the canary with much needed calcium. Ensure you buy the right size for your cage. Mineral blocks, also available from Acton Pets, will provide other essential minerals and trace elements.

What about toys and treats?

Your canary will thoroughly enjoy new toys to amuse him. An extensive range is available at Acton Pet Store. Just make sure there is room enough for the bird to stretch and climb and avoid overcrowding the cage.

General care of you canary

If you care for your canary he will live a long and tuneful life.

Feathers

Canaries love a daily bath. This helps to keep their feathers in good condition. A range of baths is available at Acton Pet Store. During the last few weeks of the summer a canary may moult, i.e. loose some of its feathers, this is perfectly normal and a moulting tonic is available to help the canary grow new feathers. Speak to your local pet shop for further advice. Moulting at other times maybe caused by being kept in a draft or catching a chill, move the bird to a warmer area avoiding sudden changes in temperature and apply a moulting tonic

Mites

The most common parasite for the canary is red mite. This is a little parasite which hides away during the day feeds on the blood of the canary causing loss of appetite and weight loss. Treatment is easy; just ask you local pet shop for a mite spray for canaries. They will be more than happy to help you.

Colds

If a canary is kept in a cold environment or they are frequent changes in the room temperature it may develop a cold. The bird will be quiet and sleepy. He may stop singing and he will loose his appetite. Speak to your local pet shop or take the bird to your vet.

Toenails

Do not allow the canaries claws to become overgrown. This can be dangerous to the bird as they become caught in the cage. Care is needed when clipping the claws of the canary as a small vein lies near the claws and you accidentally cut this causing the bird to bleed. If in doubt please consult you vet or local pet shop.

Diarrhoea

Too much green food will cause the canary to have diarrhoea. Stop all greens until the canary's droppings return to normal.

• Canaries

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