When: Arrive 9.45 for a 10 am start, finish around 4 pm.
Where: Little Bookham Village Hall, Bookham, Surrey (easy access of the M25, M3 and
relatively near a railway station).
Cost: £30 to include course notes and refreshments, £25 for LAA members. Under 18s
Many of us have pet rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, rats, degus or other small furry;
often for our children. This talk will provide an introduction to the world of these
delightful creatures. We will look features of their wild homes and lives and how
that has shaped their physical and behavioural characteristics. We will also look
at how living in our homes as pets can be a challenge for them in ways that are not
immediately obvious. Finally we will consider how we can easily and cost effectively
help our pets have long and happy lives where they are neither bored or fearful.
Young owners are welcome!
During the breaks there will be the opportunity to make enrichment toys for your
pets if you wish to (materials provided).
Speaker: Dr Anne McBride, University of Southampton. Anne has written several books
on small mammals including some you will find in typical pet shops.