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.
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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Did you know that today’s domestic hamsters come from just one female wild golden hamster and her 12 babies? Learn more about your furry friends!