Brooding About Backyard Chickens?

Yes, backyard chickens in Brooklyn are a thing!Inexpensive, high-quality eggs became widely available in supermarkets across America in the 1950’s, about the same time that a sleek, modern suburban lifestyle was embraced. In spite of this, many people in cities continued to raise chickens because of their relative ease, affordability, and the great return on initial investment. Now, with the sustainable, locavore, and organic movements, citizens in all New York City boroughs can raise as many backyard chickens as they like.

Hens, No Roosters

Raising chickens can be very satisfying, but it’s critical to avoid creating situations where they become a nuisance to others. Because of their propensity to crow throughout the day, roosters are classified as illegal. While there’s no limit on the amount of hens one can keep, any smells, noise, flies, etc. must not have a negative effect on neighbors, as the city takes complaints seriously. Continue…

Those Ears! That Nose! All About Rabbit Health

Quality veterinary care is important to rabbit healthThere are few things more adorable than the wiggle of a bunny’s nose or their soft, puffy tail. These days, pet rabbits are much more common and are making their way from the backyard into our homes. House rabbits are often free-roaming and can even be taught to use a litter box, which is why they’ve become one of the most popular exotic pets.

While they certainly make an exceptional pet, rabbits do have special needs. The team at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital is happy to provide a crash course in rabbit health and connect you with the tools and information to successfully raise your rabbit companion.

Bunny Basics

Rabbits are wonderful pets and can offer owners a world of affection and entertainment. However, in terms of husbandry, rabbits do have very specific needs that can lead to sickness or injury when left unmet. Here are a few things you need to know when it comes to rabbit health:   Continue…

The Smallest Among Us: Your Guide To Pocket Pet Care

pocket pet careAlthough they are unlikely to replace dogs and cats as the most popular companion animals, pocket pets have solidified their place in our society (and our hearts) over the years. Although hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, (along with others such as mice and lizards) are often thought of as being easier to care for than larger pets, this is often not the case.

Pocket pet care is not a one size fits all equation. Each type of pet has its own requirements for optimal health, safety, and comfort. Before you bring home one of these sweet little guys or gals, make sure that you can provide the type of environment that will support his or her overall wellness and longevity.

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