Guinea pigs, rabbits and chinchillas have open root teeth, that never stop growing. When the teeth are not in correct alignment they overgrow and malocclusion develops. Small mammals with overgrown teeth are usually off their food, salivate excessively, lose weight and become depressed or even bad tempered. Congenital disorders from inbreeding, jaw or tooth damage… Read more »

Freshwater turtles are a diverse group of reptiles which make interesting, long-lived pets and are relatively easy to keep. However, they are frequently inadequately maintained and many die in their first couple of years due to inadequate captive care. It is therefore important that careful consideration is given to correct husbandry of these species before… Read more »