Pet ownership

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Whether you’re looking to adopt a new pet, or just want to brush up on your pet care knowledge, our Pet Ownership section contains everything you will need to know about keeping a happy and healthy pet.

Pet ownership is a wonderful thing, a furred and feathered friend will bring joy to any household. But with so many different species and breeds available for adoption, what pet is right for you? We have you covered with our essential guides to owning puppies, kittens, rabbits, mice, birds, and even ferrets.

But before you race down to your local shelter, it’s important to understand the nitty-gritty of pet ownership. Outside of pet rocks, any animal or bird you take home will require ongoing financial investment. You will need to consider the costs of veterinary visitsvaccinations, dental care, parasite prevention, microchipping and desexing – not to mention food, toys and bedding.

You will also need to make sure you can have a pet at your property, particularly if you are renting. Read our guide to renting with pets for more information on your local government’s laws around pets in rental properties, then check-out our guide to successfully finding and applying for pet-friendly rentals.

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