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K L Gardner

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I have hands on experience in caring for Rabbits and Rodents for over 20 years, as well as pet store supervisory experience including overlooking the treatment of sick or injured animals. Rabbits and Guinea Pigs and Rodents are my speciality. I have kept everything from Dwarf breeds to Continental Giant Rabbits and various varieties of Guinea Pig and other rodents including Rats, Gerbils, Mice, Degu, Chinchilla, Dwarf Hamster, Syrian Hamster. I can give advice on husbandry, breeding, housing, diet, retail law, general buying your pet and what to look out for and health problems. I can also advise on bonding Rabbits and Guinea Pigs and other rodents. I do advise that if your pet has an ailment that your priority is veterinary help but i will answer questions where i can on pets undergoing treatment by a vet where a diagnoses has been issued. Ailments do need inspection by a trained vet to diagnose any health problems

Experience in the area

I am certified in: Animal nutrition and pet care/store management level 3. This includes animal husbandry, hygiene, retail and animal welfare law, lagomorphs (Rabbits), Rodents (Cavies/Guinea Pigs Rats and mice and the alike), Reptiles and Aquatics. I have also attended a Reptile keeping course. I am also certified in general retail and retail law. I am at present writing books on both Rabbits and Guinea pigs I have Rabbit and Guinea pig keeping and rescuing experience



7 GCSE's Further educated in office computer studies,retail and pet care Educated to store management level in pet care Educated in reptile care Educated in pet nutrition

Awards and Honors

Certificates in Office studies-CLAIT and IBT2 Retail NVQ2 Pet care/Store Management certificates including retail law and pet acts LEVEL 3 Pet nutrition including exotic pets, cats and dogs Reptile husbandry

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Recent Answers from K L Gardner

2016-01-01 Breeding my Hybrid Campbell/Winter White Dwarf Hamster:

It is not a good idea reproducing young from related stock as you will end up with deformities and possible death of the litter and also the breeding female.  I really do suggest you do proper research

2015-01-01 my hamsters are suddenly fighting:

Syrian sized Hamsters are naturally solitary animals and will fight when put together. Dwarf hamsters can live in same sex groups but are know to fight and kill each other when non litter stock is added

2015-01-01 Campbell acting different:

Leave the hamster to settle into his new home and provide gnawing sticks such as vita kraft and loads of places to climb and hide.  It is normal for a hamster to use their wheel alot but it should also

2013-01-02 Teddybear hamster:

Until the hamsters have been seen by a vet you cannot guarantee that the scratching is due to mites. scratching can also be due to overheating or allergies to material or bedding or even possible food

2011-01-01 Female Dwarf Hamster questions:

She is coming down with wet tail due to the stress she has been under. It is a common intestinal bacterial infection that will worsen without veterinary treatment.  She needs baytril from the vets and


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