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K L Gardner

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returns 12/31/2017

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

Past/Present Clients

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Gilbert01/17/17101010I'd known about mice popcorning when they're .....
wendy10/14/10101010Thank you, she did give birth the .....
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Natasha Millikan10/09/10101010Thanks : ))

Recent Answers from K L Gardner

2017-01-09 Young mouse odd behavior:

This is normal exploring behaviour. Don't forget he is very scared and will be taking his explorations very cautiously. Mice do jump and popcorn too when happy or scared. Jumping is a naturally way of

2010-11-01 3 mice of same litter but one is overweight:

I have come across mice that over eat which is not good to the rest of the litter as they will starve and their bodies will not develop properly  I have also come across mice that are pregnant when bought

2010-10-15 Kissie noises:

Snorting sounds are usually the sign of a respiratory infection or allergy to the shavings. You may also see he nose is slightly red sometimes.   I suggest you take her to the vet to see if she needs Baytril

2010-10-14 dehydrated baby mouse:

She is either the runt of the litter or too young and should not have been sold to you. It is common for baby rodents to go downhill from the shock of moving and rarely survive away from the litter.  Your

2010-10-13 pregnant and eating other babies:

Your pregnant mouse is doing this to make room for her litter. She is ready to give birth any day now.  Even though mice will live together sometimes there is cannibalism if there is more than 1 litter


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