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What to do when you need to rehome your pet?
Sometimes people find themselves in the unfortunate position of being unable to keep their pet. We realise that making the decision to rehome your pet is an extremely tough one and it may be for reasons out of your control.
Goats are ruminant herbivores and differ from sheep and cattle in that goats are browsers.
Pet Friendly Holidays around New Zealand
Thinking about going on holiday this summer? Those pleading eyes or anxious circles around the house while you pack your bags are never nice.
Handling goats and goat behaviour
It is best to get your goat used to being handled from a young age, so future visits from the veterinarian or other people is not stressful. At all times, goats should be handled quietly, gently and confidently. Goats will quickly become habituated to your presence and will actively seek out positive interactions with you, when treated kindly and in a positive manner.
Shade and shelter for farmed and lifestyle block animals
All animals should live in an appropriate environment, and one which reflects the five freedoms. The conditions and surroundings that an animal lives in, contributes to the animal’s overall well-being, both behavioural and physiologic
Caring for your sheep
Before you decide to get sheep, it is important to carefully consider whether you have the time, resources, and knowledge, as well as the right environment to care for your sheep properly.
The right environment for your sheep
All sheep should live in a suitable and comfortable environment, which provides for all of the provisions of the five freedoms, as this will affect how sheep think, feel and behave.
Rabbits are very sociable and will crave the companionship of their own kind.
Feeding sheep the right diet
Sheep are grazers and eat plant matter usually in the form of pasture (e.g. grass, clover and other pasture plants).
Ask a behaviouristHow to stop your rabbit from scratching the children?I recently adopted a rabbit for my kids, and she keeps scratching them. I was told she would be a good pet for children, and now I’m not so sure.