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Endangered animals on our doorsteps #1 Snakes

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Coco the Cornsnake

Up to 2,000 species become extinct every single year, such ahigh number with not enough being done to decrease it. This begs me to ask thequestion that if these animals were on our doorsteps, would we be doing more? Ican’t help but think if dogs started heading to extinction we would stop atnothing to save mans bestfriend. So why do we care so little about theinvertebrates, amphibians and reptiles heading straight to extinction? We areall well aware of Polar bears, Amur leopards, Orang-utans and many more. But somany smaller animals go extinct every day, without as little as a whisper aboutthem. In this next blog series I’m going to compare some of our own animalswith those going extinct unnoticed everyday, because no life is too small tonot be cared about. If we start comparing them to our beloved pets, maybe wewill start to do more to save the small but mighty animals in our marvellouskingdom. After all, they all have as much right to be here as any otherspecies.

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Welcome back- An introduction to me

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Basil The Hedgehog

Hello everyone and welcome to the first blog of 2019, we apologise for the slight delay in recent blog entries we are vastly expanding as a company which pulled us away from the social media side of things for a short period of time however we are now back and will be bringing you more content than ever before!

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The Benefits of Animal Therapy in Schools

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More than 1/6th of young people are identified ashaving Special Education Needs (SEN). One in eight children assessed in 2017were identified with at least one mental disorder.

Educators continue to research new ways of assisting thesechildren and one method that’s piqued the interest of many schools walks onfour legs and can be found in the home of 49% of adults in the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Introduction

As a way for you to understand us some more, here are some of the questions our experts are frequently asked during sessions. We hope you find them as delightful as we do, as well as hope that we have provided the answers you are looking for. If you do have any further questions, do not hesitate to ask us.

Where do you find your animals?

None of our animals have been caught or taken from the wild. All animals used within the company are captive bred, and have always lived their lives as pets. In order to provide such a high quality service, we ensure that all of our animals are tame. This is a security we can not offer if the animals come from the wild. Furthermore, we do believe that if an animal has lived its life in the wild, then who are we to take them from their homes. All of our animals come from either adoption, rehoming or the pet store. Naturally dependant on the animal. For example, majority of our fluffy animals and reptiles are re-homed animals. Some of which are “donated” to us due to customers truly believing in the good that we do, combined with the knowledge that we care for our animals.  Read More

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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Introduction:

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