Once you've made the decision to enrich your life with a new pet, it's important to consider your lifestyle and what animal best fits into your daily routine.
Please ensure that you have plenty of love and time to give your pet(s).
We are a responsible pet shop and can provide all the basic information and a few tips and tricks to get you started with a new pet. However, we recommend that you also take the time to read other information online, in books or at the vets. Learn as much about your pet's needs as possible so that you can offer them a good quality of life and an environment that they feel safe in. You should consider the animal's ideal habitat, as with many small animals you must have a proper housing such as a hutch, cage or tank. Some animals need a particular temperature range to be comfortable and healthy. Certain animals such as tropical fish should only be kept by someone who already has the knowledge and patience to look after them. Tropical fish will not survive if the habitat isn't perfect and even cold-water fish need well filtered, oxygenated water to live a long, healthy life.
There are many products that we use every day that can be very harmful to pets. Chocolate can poison animals, snails can be very harmful to a dog's lungs and many other solids and liquids can be toxic or irritant, so preferably read information about pet healthcare before you buy a pet. If you learn about your new pet first and respect the creature's needs and requirements then you should do just fine and they will live happy lives.
If you would like to read more about substances that are hazardous to pets click the bunny button.
Below are some interesting facts about pets (More content coming soon):
Dogs can be trained to detect drugs, explosives and diseases such as cancer.
The pleasant chips of a small Finch flock can often not be heard outside of the room that the birds are housed in, they are fairly quiet.
The Greyhound is the Fastest Dog on Earth and can run 45 miles per hour for short periods of time.
Cats have incredible hearing and can detect higher frequencies of sound than humans or even dogs.
Owning a pet may help to keep you healthy, boosting your immune system.
If having a talking bird is your prime goal, you might consider a larger parrot before getting a cockatiel.
Children brought up with pets have more stable immune systems.
The St. Bernard is the heaviest dog breed.
The smallest pet hamster is the Roborovski hamster which measures between 20 – 24 grams, which is lighter than a small bag of crisps.
There are 8-9 million cats in the UK and this number is growing.
Rabbits are social creatures who need a companion, not only for their emotional well-being but also for their health.
A study found that dog owners who walked their dog were more likely to achieve 150 minutes of physical activity a week than owners who didn't.
Older people who regularly walk their dogs walk faster and for longer periods, and have better mobility in their homes.
Syrian hamsters much prefer living alone and can’t live with any other hamsters other than with their own brothers or sisters.
Pets can be a great source of companionship, providing emotional support.
Growing up with pets may improve children’s social skills and encourages childhood responsibility.
Unlike parrots, who should be handled every day, Finches tend to not do very well with human handling.
Pets can also encourage children to develop compassion, understanding and respect for living things.
Pets can act as ‘social catalysts’, by providing opportunities for social interactions. For example, dogs can help to initiate conversations between strangers.
These facts are from the RSPCA website below
If you would like to read more interesting facts about pets simply scroll down.
We intend to add more content and links regarding animal health and safety soon.
Did you know? A very fertile cat named Dusty gave birth to 420 kittens in her lifetime.
Did you know? Around 200 million kitten yawns happen every hour.
Did you know? Cats have 24 more bones than humans.
At Fenley's Pets we have an expanding range of animals that you can take home as pets. As proud pet owners ourselves we know that taking a new animal into your home to keep as a pet comes with great responsibility.