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How To Move A Fish Tank, Amphibians And Axolotls

It happens to most of us at some point. You’ve viewed loads of houses, you’ve fallen in love with one, your offer has been accepted, but then excitement wears off and the reality of moving hits you. You have so much stuff to pack! And what about the animals? Well, I can’t help you pack, but I can help you plan how to move those pets! We recently moved our fish tanks, African clawed frogs and axolotl and with the help of this blog, you will feel prepared and ready to move. Continue reading

Good Vet Waiting Room Etiquette

The vet waiting room can be a stressful place to be, with different smells, noisy animals and loud voices and it’s likely you have experienced some unpleasant times whilst waiting for your appointment. But have you thought about your own manners whilst you wait? Worries about your pet’s health can take over, so here are some rules to follow whilst you wait to be seen.

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Don’t Let Those Balloons Go!

Although it may feel relaxing and seem harmless to watch a large amount of balloons floating away against the sky, what goes up must come down – So what are the dangers of releasing balloons?

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Help Support The House of Animals Via Patreon

Do you enjoy reading my blogs? Do you like the adorable photos? Would you like to see more? I need your support!

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What’s It Like Having Lots Of Animals?

As most of you know, I seem to have more animals than the average person. Some are my own, whilst others are fosters (either short or long term) for Furry Friends Animal Rescue. I am often asked what it’s like having lots of animals of all different species, so here’s an insight;

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10 Reasons Why You Should Adopt An Older Animal

Older animals find themselves in rescue too but are normally overlooked. Here are 10 reasons why you should adopt an older animal. Continue reading

The Problem With Pet Shops

Pet shops have been around for such a long time, you would be hard pushed to find a high street without one. Most pet shops sell animals, however, there are a few that don’t and the latter are the ones who should be applauded as responsible pet shops sell products and not pets. Selling animals in pet shops is outdated and treats animals as if they are fashion accessories. Too many pets are purchased on impulse, leading to rescues becoming crowded. Here are some reasons why pet shops that sell animals are problematic.

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Things That Amaze And Annoy Me In Rescue

Ok, so it’s another sarcastic post, as I enjoyed writing about 10 of the most annoying things to say to an animal rescuer so much. Here are things that amaze and annoy me in rescue.

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Tilikum’s Story – Why Orcas Should Stay In The Wild

As an animal lover, it’s hard to see cruelty to animals, but sadly, it is happening all over the world. The death of Tilikum, the orca at Seaworld, has filled my news feed over the past few days and I can’t help but feel this all could have been avoided. Tilikum killed three people in captivity, however, there aren’t any reports of orcas killing people in the wild and aggression between members of a pod are almost non-existent. Orca do not belong in captivity and do not exist for our entertainment.

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Why Purchasing A Pet As An Impulse Buy Is A Bad Idea

Working in rescue, we hear lots of horror stories about people getting pets and then not being able to keep properly, leading to the animal becoming neglected. Pet shops sell cute baby animals and social media has opened up a whole new realm to pets being given away, leading to people getting pets on an impulse. It is so important to research and plan before you take on a pet.

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