Archive for August, 2010

Choosing Guinea Pig Hutches

Many owners choose to keep their guinea pigs in hutches rather than cages as the guinea pig is likely to get more room and more privacy. Before you go out to buy your guinea pigs’ new home, you should ideally have a place ready for the hutch. If your guinea pigs are going to live […]

August 28, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · One Comment
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Velvet & the Guinea Pigs’ August 2010 Update

I have 7 guinea pigs and a rabbit who live in a shed outside that I bought especially for them; their building is known as the ‘animal shed’ and they often have their exercise running around on the floor and in my rabbit’s case jumping on top of all the hutches. There are 4 hutches […]

August 28, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · One Comment
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What Do Rabbits Eat?

If you are thinking of getting a pet rabbit then you’ll need to know what rabbits eat. Like all other animals, rabbits too need a balanced diet and it is important that the foods they are fed provide all the essential nutrients and vitamins bunnies need. Rabbits are herbivores and will never eat any meat […]

August 26, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · One Comment
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Guinea Pig Colours

There are many different colours of guinea pigs, as there are with many other pets. Before you go to get your new guinea pig you may want to look up the different cavy colours and patterns as you may want a specific guinea pig variety if this is possible. Generally, whichever colour guinea pig you […]

August 25, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 13 Comments
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List of Guinea Pig Breeds

An Introduction to Guinea Pig Breeds There are many different guinea pigs of all sorts of shapes, sizes, colours and hair types. When you are looking to get a new guinea pig, and are unsure as to which breed to get, it is helpful to have a list of the different guinea pig breeds that […]

August 24, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 21 Comments
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Are Small Dog Carriers a Good Idea?

There are many types of dog carriers for many types of dogs. For your dog you need a carrier that suits your pet the best. Big dogs need more exercise than small dogs and so shouldn’t be in a carrier as much as a terrier might. Many toy dog owners like to have ‘dog purses’ […]

August 22, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 6 Comments
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Tamaskan Dogs

Tamaskan dogs originated in Finland and are known to be excellent in obedience, working trials and agility. Also called the Tamaskan husky, this dog is often used for pulling sleds across arctic places like its ancestors the Siberian husky and Alaskan Malamute are also capable of. The Tamaskan dog breed is most noted for its […]

August 22, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 2 Comments
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Sumatran Orangutans at Durrel Zoo, Jersey

On my recent visit to the world-famous Durrell Zoo (in Jersey) I spent a long time simply watching the Sumatran orangutans; they are fantastic creatures and I feel you can only fully appreciate them after watching them for a while and seeing them interact with one another. Out of all the animals at Durrell I […]

August 22, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 2 Comments
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Wild Cats In Guernsey

On my recent trip to Guernsey (in the Channel Islands) I spotted what I believe to be a wild cat in the marshy parts near Cobo Bay beach. I was walking through the grassland when I saw movement ahead, slowing down I could see a cat, no bigger than a domestic pussycat. The animal blended […]

August 22, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · Comments Closed
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One hundred posts at

Yes, this post is the 100th post at so today we’re going to take a look back at all that we’ve achieved. A brief history of the site: Ok, so I started this website about 5 years ago (around 2004/5) but it looked completely different then. In fact I first started thinking about making […]

August 13, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · Comments Closed
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Giant Land Snails As Pets

Giant Land Snails, particularly the African Species, but also a few of the American species are often popular choices for pets, especially childrens’ pets. So why do many people choose to keep one of these snails over other animals, such as dogs, cats and rabbits? Well, the main attraction to giant land snails as pets […]

August 12, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 3 Comments
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Swamp Rabbit

The Swamp Rabbit , (Sylvilagus aquaticus) is a large species of cottontail rabbit that can be found in certain regions in the Southern United States. This rabbit is well adapted to the wetlands and swamps in which it lives as it is one of the few rabbit species which are strong swimmers as it needs […]

August 12, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · Comments Closed
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Litter Training Cats and Kittens – What You Need To Know

Have you ever wondered if there is an easy way to toilet train your cat or kitten? Litter training cats is one of the biggest problems that today’s new-cat-owners face. Worry no more as today’s guest author knows many ways in which you can persuade your new kitten to use his or her litter box. […]

August 11, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · Comments Closed
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My Giant African Land Snails’ New Home

So, yesterday I bought a new vivarium for my three beautiful giant African land snails, and it’s twice the size of their last one. In fact the vivarium that I chose is the biggest one in the ‘Geo’ range; it being ‘Geo maxi’. It measures 41.3 x 26 x29.8cm. Ok, so I know my giant […]

August 11, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 2 Comments
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Eastern Cottontail Wild Rabbits

The Eastern Cottontail rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus) is a New World wild rabbit of that belongs to the Cottontails genus ‘Sylvilagus’. These rabbits are members of the Leporidae family, which they share with hares, and belong to the Order ‘Lagomorpha’ along with Pikas. The Eastern Cottontail is probably one of the most common wild rabbits in […]

August 10, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 4 Comments
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