Healthy adult hedgehogs typically weigh between 1 and 2 lbs in the wild. But there is vast variation, depending on the age and sex of the hog and the time of year. Being under-, or less commonly over-weight can cause big problems for hedgehogs, and the scales aren’t always the best way of telling whether a hog is carrying the right amount of body fat.
There is no denying cats love food, but what happens when yours seems to be hungry all the time? If your cat shows signs of an increased appetite, begs, whines or gets aggressive around its food bowl, it could be a sign of an underlying medical condition. It could also be that your cat is bored, craving your attention or even experiencing a psychological issue.
Most forms of Metabolic Bone Disease are caused by improper care and occur when a tortoise has insufficient calcium, therefore, draws calcium from its skeleton and shells, causing bones and shell to become soft and malformed. This can lead to bone fractures, a misshapen shell, severe pain, and, ultimately a painful death, if not treated.
A tortoise’s shell is probably its most distinctive feature and a very important part of its anatomy. tortoise shells are strong, but they can still suffer damage which can lead to tortoise shell rot: potentially a very serious condition. But what is shell rot, how is it diagnosed and what can we do about it? Although it’s something all tortoise owners need to be aware of, fear not, as it can be treated and is easily prevented.
Do rabbits need shots? Do you really need to vaccinate your rabbits? Depending on where you live, vaccination may or may not be required by law. But even if it’s not, the appropriate shots can protect your rabbits against VHD/RHD and Myxomatosis, and can help your rabbits live longer, healthier lives.