Gerbil Facts: A Long Way From Home

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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

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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

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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.

Hamster Facts: The Nocturnal Rodent

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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!

Ferret Facts: The Cable Guys

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Ferrets aren’t wild animals, rather they are thought to have descended from the European polecat. Learn more about ferrets and their wild ancestors in this RedShed fact file.

Dog Facts: Man’s Best Friend

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Man’s best friend wasn’t always that way. Our dog fact files looks at their history, exploring why every breed of domestic dog is descended from grey wolves, evolving over thousands of years.

Cat Facts: Meow!

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While we might love our domesticated kitties, our cat fact file shows that cats have an interesting history and many wild relatives. Looking at getting a pet cat? Find out more here about one of Britain’s favourite pets.

Budgie Facts: The Pet Parakeet

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Learn all about budgies in our budgie fact file. One of the most popular pet birds in the world, there’s more to these stunning avians than you might think. Find out what it’s like to keep a pet budgerigar.