Which type of dog bowl is best for my dog?
More For Pets offer range of different dog bowls all of which have their individual benefits depending on your dog and situation.
Ceramic dog bowls are the traditional favourite and offer a heavy weight, easy clean, anti chew option which can keep food and water fresher for longer. Choose the size that is most suitable for your dog and the colour which fits your decoration! No longer just a brown option there are some amazing designer bowls now in gorgeous colours. The Mason Cash Spaniel bowl is worthy of a special mention as this bowl is essential for any owners of spaniels as they will know how dirty spaniel ears can get at dinner times.
Metal Dog bowls have come on a long way and if you want durable then this is your choice. The new generation of super premium stainless steel dog bowls are now made from heavy weight stay bright metal. No more stained and dented dog bowls to be embarrassed about. The variations are incredible the most worthy of individual mention are the anti gulp bowls if your dog makes itself ill from rushing its food then these will slow it down and the square shaped slant bowls which direct the food or water to one side making feeding and drinking easier for puppies or elderly dogs. Most now come with fused rubber feet to reduce slipping.
Plastic dog bowls are not the flimsy easy scratched bowls that they used to be they too can ooze class with a touch of fun. If you are after a cheaper bowl which will not break then these are for you. Great for travelling and available in some brilliant colours. Anti slip feet make these bowls a great option.
If you need a bowl to fit dog crates then the bolt on stainless steel dog bowls are for you, we sell the Classic bolt on bowls or Coop Cups as these are the best quality that we have found and are a reasonable price too. The firm fixing keeps the bowl in place.
Check out the full ranges of ceramic dog bowls, metal dog bowls and designer dog bowls at More For Pets available to buy online now all at cheap prices.
What should I feed my Chipmunk?
Chipmunks are real characters which will develop their own personal favourites when it comes to food! They will appreciate a mixture of dried foods such as seeds and nuts as well as fresh foods like fruit and vegetables and doing so will keep your pet Chipmunks healthy too.
Giving your Chipmunk a good variety of food is the best way to maintain a healthy pet. They will seem to be eating nonstop but like their close relatives the squirrels they will be constantly hiding food away for later! There are ready mixed Chipmunk foods which include everything they need from the premium Beaphar Xtra Vital Chipmunk in smaller bags to the great value Johnston & Jeff Chipmunk & Squirrel food in 12.5kg sacks – whichever way you go they will still benefit from the addition of some fresh foods such as fruits and vegetables to help boost vitamin availability and to increase their interest.
To help keep teeth in good condition the addition of nuts still in the shell is a great idea plus it occupies your pets for a little longer! Providing good Mineral Stones such as Vitakraft’s Small Animal Mineral Stones are always beneficial for supplementing essential minerals while keeping teeth trim.
More For Pets Limited are a great place to get all of your Chipmunk Supplies if we have not got what you want listed let us know and we will get it for you!
Treats like dried fruit, egg biscuits, millet sprays and even live or dried insects are all relished!
Why do rabbits need toys?
Rabbits, like all animals need some kind of environmental stimulation to prevent them from becoming bored and stressed. Lots of rabbit toys and small animal toys are available which can provide different ways to occupy your pets some encourage a natural foraging behaviour replicating your rabbits natural feeding pattern and making the feeding process longer, some encourage chewing which helps to keep teeth healthy while others encourage a playful response as most small pets will happily use toys to roll around and climb. A selection of different toys and chews should be provided on a rotational basis for all rabbits, rats, hamsters, chinchillas as they will benefit from the enrichment they give resulting in healthier and friendlier pets.
How can I stop my rabbit hutch from smelling?
Rabbits urine can soak in to wooden hutches or crystallize on plastic hutches, this is then colonised by bacteria which produce the nasty smells that you notice but also where other germs can build up too. Household disinfectants are not designed to deal with this and so have little or no lasting effect on it, they just mask the smell for a little while. Household disinfectants can also contain phenols which are harmful to your pet. Johnson's Hutch and Cage Cleaner is purposely made for the task and kills the bacteria that cause the smell as well as viruses and insects at the same time. Using this product also helps to prevent Fly Strike in the summer which can be a killer. So to keep the smells down and to keep your rabbit healthier use Johnson's Hutch and Cage Cleaner regularly.
Why is my Bearded Dragon so lethargic and hides away?
Have you checked that the heating in the vivarium is working properly? They do need to be kept hot, at least 30ºC at the warm end of the vivarium, if the ambient (room) temperature has dropped this could have an effect on the temperature in the tank if it is not thermostatically controlled. Investing in a ceramic heater and pulse proportional thermostat is a great idea for this type of lizard. The type of heat that they produce is perfect for a basking desert lizard, the correct wattage with a pulse proportional thermostat will be a very efficient and effective way to heat anything but the biggest of vivarium's.
Check the UV bulbs too as they loose power after 12 months and need replacing annually (make a note on your calendar), replace with a proper desert spectrum (at least 8.0 or 10.0) Exoterra do some great bulbs in a variety of types and sizes to suit any situation. Without proper UV light your lizard will be very depressed and withdrawn in the short term and calcium deficient and ill in the longer term. Always use a quality vitamin supplement on the diet to make full use of the UV spectrum and fix the calcium that they eat in their body for proper development and growth.
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What toys will my rabbit play with, do they need toys?
Rabbits are very playful animals and it surprises a lot of people to hear that they need toys. But they do need lots of stimulation, in the wild rabbits will be constantly active, social creatures who would be chewing all day (and most of the night!). In your home you need to replicate this kind of activity in order to keep them happy and healthy. Chewable natural toys are always a hit with bunnies; lots of wicker, willow, sisal and wooden toys being great to chew on and throw around. Tubes and tunnels too give them some where to shelter, hide and sleep, somewhere to play all sorts of exciting hide and seek games with playful owners. Anything for them to chew on helps to keep their teeth worn down naturally and thing to pack full of hay and too hide treats in really help your bunny play the day away.
I've heard that my Hamster will use a toilet, is this true?
Yes they will! Maybe not a flushable one, but a proper hamster toilet with litter in it. These are commonly used in Hamster cages as they reduce the mess considerably and help prevent smells building up. They are naturally clean animals and would use the same area to toilet in so that the nesting area stays clean. Because of this they don't take too much tempting to start using the en suite toilet, a little bit of the soiled shavings in the toilet to start with and they soon get the idea.
My Goldfish tank goes cloudy so quickly, how can I stop it happening?
Have you got a filter in the tank? This really will make the biggest difference to how clean your tank stays, removing solid waste and breaking down pollutants in the water. For advice on what size of filter to use in your tank please look at our recommended tank volumes for each filter in the aquatics section.
If you already have a filter then its probably time to change the sponges and any carbon in the filter unit, as they do become blocked after some time even with washing, they should be changed every 8 weeks or so, when you do this clean the impeller too as they get clogged up as well. Add a filter enhancer to establish the beneficial bacteria in the new filter or sponges so that they start working fully straight away.
Change your flaked food for a quality pelleted food designed to be used in a tank as there will be a lot less wastage. Goldfish are notoriously dirty feeders and will miss most of the flake as it soon sinks to the bottom in between the gravel where it will rot. Pellets will float for much longer making it easier for your fish to eat it and for you to monitor how much they need.
I've heard that Tarantulas make good pets, what do I need to keep one?
This depends on the size and type of Tarantula, but many do make fascinating pets. They all need to be kept warm and with some humidity, and to live in a secure escape proof terrarium. Exoterra Faunariums make great tanks to keep your pet Tarantulas in and come in a variety of sizes to suit any tarantula. The substrate in the tank should be 2-4cm of a proper Tarantula soil like the Pro Rep Spider Soil which will hold the humidity after a daily misting of warm water, it also gives them something to dig into. They should not have standing water in the tank as they can drown in it , you should use a spider sponge or better still Bug Gel which is a solid water and perfectly safe for all insects and arachnids. A small heat pad on the side of the tank gives a gentle warmth to the terrarium and in most rooms this is enough for a Tarantula, while a Coconut Hut is a great hiding place for most Tarantulas and is able to fare well in a humid environment. If you really want to make a feature of your terrarium then an Exoterra Glass vivarium 30x30x30cm with a light canopy and heat pad can be set up to give the impression of a natural scene.
My puppy is teething what toys can I give it?
Lots of proper puppy toys are available and teething dogs just need to chew! Nyla puppy bones are a fantastic and safe chew for puppies, choose the right size for your dog and they will be satisfied for ages especially when the edges start to rough up and help the gums, others in the range can be frozen to numb the gums a little too. Kong do lots of puppy toys many of which can be stuffed with tasty treats and paste to keep them entertained for ages. Its a great time to get them used to brushing their teeth.