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  • Keeping your cat healthy
    Desexing, vaccinations, parasite treatment and regular vet visits all play their part in keeping your cat or kitten healthy.
  • Understanding your cat's behaviour
    Cats cannot be physically forced or manipulated to do what you want and they do not respond to punishment. Here are some tips on teaching your cat without punishment.
  • How to safely handle your cat
    Cat respond best to gentle and respectful handling techniques.
  • Preparing for your new cat
    Once you have decided that you are going to bring a cat into your life (after some research and careful thinking about whether a cat is right for you and how to look after a cat), it is important that you make some preparations before getting your cat/kitten.
  • Bringing your new cat home
    Taking your new cat or kitten home is exciting, but there are a few things to consider for the best start.
  • Problem behaviour in rabbits - digging and chewing
    Some behaviours such as digging and chewing are normal behaviours for rabbits. Here are some tips on how to stop them becoming a problem.
  • Are rabbits the right companion animal for you?
    Rabbits can bring enormous joy to our lives. If you are thinking of adopting rabbits or if you already have the pleasure of living with rabbits, then this guide may help you to make the most of your time with these wonderful creatures.
  • Creating an enriching home and environment for your rabbits
    Rabbits can live happily either indoors or outdoors, or both!
  • What to feed your rabbits
    Hay and grass should form the basis (80%) of your rabbits’ diet. The remainder of your rabbits’ diet should be fresh vegetables (15%) and a small amount of pellets (around 5%).
  • Keeping your rabbits healthy
    If your rabbits have a healthy diet, plenty of space, and at least one compatible companion rabbit they should live a happy and healthy life.
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