Rob joins the charity following a successful career in retail - starting out at B&Q and rising through the ranks, latterly working as General Manager, shop operations with the John Lewis Partnership.
It’s a great time to brush up on your knowledge of caring for guinea pigs, which is why we have created the below handy infographic. It’s loaded with useful advice such as enrichment, grooming, and bedding.
Whilst they were farmed for their fur and meat, many sources suggest that some of the medieval gentry women started to keep rabbits as pets.
During his initial assessment on arrival, Socks showed little to no interest in toys or food, and was shrinking away from human contact.
However, he showed a flicker of interest in Shelley, a Junior Animal Care Leader, and herself an experienced Spaniel owner. Shelley was allocated to work with Socks for his first few days to help him settle.
So they made sure that Casey was comfortable by keeping handling to a minimum, as otherwise she would get very stressed, and would hiss and swipe at anyone who approached.
Once Casey had her kittens, the plan was to neuter and release her back to her colony. But although Casey was scared, as time went on, it became clear that she wasn’t actually behaving like a typical feral.