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The Pet Guide: Let’s Talk About Rats!

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Introduction

From my experience with rats there are two quite extreme reactions to them, kind of like marmite. People either love them or hate them. Those who love them find it is normally due to having experience with them as pets. Those who have a dislike for them, base their opinion on those from the wild. Personally I have always wanted rats since I was a little girl. To me they have a lot to offer, just like dogs, however smaller. Rats are quite the intelligent creatures, they offer companionship, love and respect their owners, and can even be trained. I would argue that rats would make a great pet for those who want such qualities, and here’s why… Read More

The Pet Guide: Adopt or Buy

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One of the common questions I get asked in regards to the animals, is about where they initially came from. Were they bought from the pet shop? Were they re-homed/adopted? Or my favourite, did I capture them from the wild myself?

First things first, none of our animals here at Wild Science are actually wild. All of our animals are captive bred. It is our firm belief that animals born in the wild should in fact stay in their natural habitat. As to the remaining two questions. We use a mixture. Mainly our invertebrates come from a pet supplier, as they aren’t particularly popular for re-homing. Then the bigger animals, we try to adopt as and when we can. If it is not viable, then in some instances we do go to independent breeders or pet shops depending on the animal and the availability. Read More

The Pet Guide

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Introduction:

Welcome back! One thing as a pet owner that has occurred to me, is that when it comes to looking into owning a new pet, the whole research side to things can be a tad bit daunting. There are two very drastic sides to the spectrum. On the one side, you have the people who say “yes, you can do that with your pet” and on the other side you have the ones that say “No! Absolutely not you cruel person!”. With so many mixed opinions, it can be difficult to work out if the care of a particular animal will fit in your day to day life, and therefore a difficult decision as to whether or not to get that particular animal.

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My 35 Animals and Me (Part 2)

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The Job

There are three main sessions that I work on. Schools, Care homes and Parties, providing education, therapy and some plain old fashioned fun. The day starts with me choosing the appropriate animals. This does have to take some careful consideration, as although I do try to bring what people want to see, it is mainly about how my animals are doing that day. Let’s take Romeo for example. He is my french lops bunny rabbit, and is very popular with everyone. And why not? He is calm, cheeky and cuddly. Quite the character. However due to his popularity, if I was to bring him with me every time he was requested, majority of the time Romeo would then be working full time. As much as my animals are beneficial for everyone, at Wild Science our priority is first and foremost the animals. If I think they would benefit more from staying at home and relaxing, then I will leave them at home. After all what good are they going to do if I brought them to someone, and they weren’t  their usual happy go lucky selves.

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My 35 Animals and me (Part 1)

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Ever since I was a little girl I have been an animal lover. Growing up I always jumped at the opportunity to do something involving animals, and now I am living the dream. When I tell people that I have thirty-five animals the look on their faces is always priceless, with the first question to pop to their mind being “where do you keep them all?”. I always respond “at my home of course”. Read More