Small Pet Advice

Here at TAG, we are always happy to give help and advice on caring for your small pet. Below are just some of the more common areas we are asked about, however please feel free to get in contact and one of our advisors will be happy to help.

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Only 40% of Chipmunks hibernate during the winter?

These small squirrels from North Americaare substantial food hoarders who are active by day and sleep at night. In the wild Chipmunks spend most of their time underground where they build complex underground burrow systems with nesting and large food storage chambers sometimes containing several litres of food! Chipmunks live for 7

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Please make sure you keep a close eye on your pets teeth.  This poor little gerbil came to TAG and it’s teeth had grown so much it could not eat.  Fortunately Chris and Julie, our Sanctuary manager and supervisor were able to clip them back so she is now fine.  Their teeth can grow very quickly so BEWARE!

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Two poems written by Sallie Still, one of our dedicated volunteers.

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TAG Pet Rescue believes in better than basic care for all animals, big or small, so we have a keen interest with cage sizes and suitability. It’s bad enough that far too many rabbits are permanently locked inside a hutch, but also birds that are in cramped cages, or reptiles kept in inadequate terrariums/vivariums.

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Many guinea pig and rabbit health problems are due to an inadequate diet, poor accommodation and/or hygiene.