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Small Animals and Exotics

Articles about Small animals and Exotics

  • Hibernation
    Well another summer has passed by and now's the time tortoise owners, like me, are thinking about their winter siesta. Tortoises are cold blooded, meaning they are unable to maintain their body temperature independently...
  • Myxomatosis and VHD in rabbits
    Myxomatosis is a disease caused by a viruswhich is spread by blood sucking insects, such as fleas and mosquitoes. It only affects rabbits, but both wild rabbits and pet rabbits are susceptible. Wild rabbits suffering from this condition usually fall victim to predators...
  • Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
    Rabbits are the third most popular pets in the UK, with 1.1 million being kept by children and an increasing number of adults. The rise in status of the rabbit from a commodity to an indoor pet has seen an increase in the level of veterinary care now available and we see many pet rabbits as part of our general practice...
  • Keeping birds
    Like all pets, cage birds are not an easy option. To look after properly takes time and effort and can involve a substantial financial outlay. The simple fact is that the larger the cage the better - birds naturally fly and should be able to flap their wings freely...
  • Fly Strike In Rabbits
    Each year, especially during the warmer weather, we unfortunately see many rabbits with the awful condition of fly strike (also known as flyblown or myiasis). This is where flies lay their eggs on soiled or damp fur usually around the tail base of the rabbit, which develop into maggots and cause terrible damage...
  • Is a rabbit for you?
    great companions, however they do require a regular commitment. If you are thinking about getting a rabbit, you might like to consider the following - Rabbits can live for 5-10 years Rabbits need daily food and fresh water, grooming and company - preferably with another rabbit...


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Highcliff Veterinary Practice is the trading name of Highcliff Veterinary Practice Limited.

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