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Pet Fact Files

  • By Shaun Wheatcroft

Find out pet facts about your favourite pet with RedShed’s new pet fact files. From cats and dogs to mice, budgies, hamsters and goldfish, they’ve all got their own little slice of history and the pets are waiting to share it with you.

Rat Facts: The Perfect Pet

  • By Dale De Leon

Once given a bad name because of the plague carried by pests on their bodies, rats haven’t always had it easy. However, as our rat facts profile explains, these days they are one of the most rewarding pets you can keep.

Rabbit Facts: A Pet Bunny

  • By Dale De Leon

Find out all you need to know about keeping a pet rabbit, from care to behaviour our fact guide has it covered. Once introduced as a source of food the rabbit has quickly become a favourite pet of the nation.

Parrot Facts: Who’s a Pretty Boy?

  • By Dale De Leon

Around the world there are 358 species of parrot and the birds can be found on all tropical and subtropical continents, but what are they like to keep as pets? This fact file delves into the mysteries of one of the most popular pet birds.

Horse Facts: A Friendly Neigh-bour

  • By Dale De Leon

Historically, horses have been used in war. Also in work, travel and leisure. But what are they like to keep as pets? Find out here in our essential guide to horse facts and caring for a horse.

Mice Facts – Squeak, Squeak

  • By Dale De Leon

Mice have been domesticated for hundreds of years. They are descendants of the common house mouse and believe it or not, don’t actually like cheese as much as you might think. For more facts read this guide on keeping mice as pets here.

Gerbil Facts: A Long Way From Home

  • By Roberta Striga

What is like to keep a gerbil as a pet at home? The facts are, most domestic gerbils are derived from Mongolian gerbils who live in large colonies in the wild. However, these days they are tamer than mice.

Goldfish Facts: Fun From The Fair

  • By Roberta Striga

There’s more to goldfish than many people think. These gorgeous fish have been domesticated and kept as pets in China since at least 800 AD. This goldfish facts guide explains more and looks into the history of the famous aquatic animal.

Guinea Pig Facts – A Family Friendly Pet

  • By Roberta Striga

As this RedShed pet fact file explains, the guinea pigs that we all know and love are actually domesticated versions of wild guinea pigs found in Brazil. Find out more about these cute little rodents.

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