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One of the great things about being a bird lover is that there are so many different species to enjoy. However, choosing the right bird for you can be a big decision. For example, some species are easily startled and may not be suitable if you have a noisy family home environment.  On the other hand, if you live in a small apartment, a bird that needs a large cage to fly around in will also not be appropriate.
 
Specially bred for their looks and temperament for at least one hundred years, pet rats are curious, intelligent creatures that are easily tamed and can make rewarding, inexpensive pets. They have been described as dogs in a smaller package!
 
Specially bred for their looks and temperament, pet mice are lively little creatures that make rewarding and inexpensive pets. These low maintenance pets are not noisy or demanding and take up very little space. Mice are highly social animals and watching them play amongst themselves is very entertaining.
 
Guinea pigs are small tailless rodents also known as cavies. Best kept in pairs or small groups, these vocal little creatures make wonderful low maintenance pets that rarely scratch or bite. If you get a friend for your guinea pig, make sure it is of the same sex or at least one of the pair is desexed. Guinea pigs are quite hardy and can be kept indoors or outdoors, but you do need to spend time with them each day so that they remain healthy. Handle your guinea pig often and it will happily sit on your lap for cuddles.
 
Rabbits are wonderful pets, full of suprises and and personality  If you live in Queensland, unfortunately you cannot keep rabbits as pets.  Rabbits are clean and intelligent animals with a playful and affectionate nature that make wonderful pets. Rabbits are quite hardy and can be kept indoors or outdoors.

Every day unwanted, abandoned and stray cats and kittens arrive at shelters and pounds across Australia. They need a home to call their own and owners that will cherish them.  

The Great Esky Giveaway!
Best Friends and Advance are giving away 4 Esky Ice King 45L Coolers  at every Best Friends store!
 
The Ice King 45L cooler is an icon in Australia. This hard Esky can keep ice for up to 4 days and features all terrain wheels so it can go with you and your best friends to the beach, park, campsites - anywhere!
 

Socialisation For Puppies

Feeding your pet premium food is one of the best ways to keep them happy and healthy, and it starts from the day you bring you them home.

Different dogs and cats at different life stages need specific nutrition to keep them healthy. There are so many different things to consider; factors like size, breed, age, environment, exercise, heredity and weight management can mean a particular variety of premium food is more effective for your pet’s health.

Some of Victoria's most special children will get to spend time with some lovely farm animals at the Christmas Party For Special Children in Melbourne on Sunday 13th December.
 
Melbourne's Christmas Party for Special Children is in its 21st year and gives children who are sick, terminally ill, physically and mentally challenged, or disadvantaged through circumstance, the opportunity to celebrate Christmas and have fun in a safe and accepting environment.
 

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