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Pet Care Fact Sheets

The following information, PDF basic care sheets and outbound links are designed to help our customers to properly care for their new pets. With any new pet also comes new sets of responsibility. If you are considering any new pet please first read up and research the proper care requirements and consider if the pet you have in mind, is the right pet for you.

At Pet City we challenge all our customers to be responsible pet owners and urge you not to impulse buy animals or to take on pets that you have not first researched or fully understand what new responsibilities you are taking on. Please ensure you think about it carefully and discuss it with all household members for a few days before purchasing a new pet, the decision will impact the entire household. The more research you do online, the better prepared you will be, all animals have different needs, lifespans, care requirements and costs involved. Pet City staff offer ongoing support and advice in order to help be a responsible pet owner.

Simply right click and select “Save link as..” to download any of the following PDF documents or left click to view online or print.

Puppies

You are required by law to register your dog in WA.
Dogs over the age of three months are required to be registered with your local government.
For more information visit the Department of Local Government website – Registering Your Dog.
Find your local government  – Directory.

Visit our Dog Articles for pet dog related advice and information, subscribe here to receive regular updates via email.

Kittens

From 1 November 2013, the full Cat Act 2011 is in effect and requires all cats in WA that have reached 6 months of age to be:

  • Microchipped
  • Sterilised
  • Registered with your local government

Cats are required to wear a collar and registration tag to ensure that owned cats can be easily identified and returned to their owner.
For more information visit the Department of Local Government website – Responsible Cat Ownership.
Find your local government  – Directory.

Visit our Cat Articles for pet cat related advice and information, subscribe here to receive regular updates via email.

Fish

pdf-icon-tiny Goldfish .pdf
pdf-icon-tiny Tropical fish .pdf
pdf-icon-tiny Axolotl (Mexican Walking Fish) .pdf

For more information on Exotic Fish and Controlled Species please visit the Department of the Environment website –Exotic Fish Trade.

Visit our Fish Articles for pet fish related advice and information, subscribe here to receive regular updates via email.

Birds

pdf-icon-tiny Budgies
pdf-icon-tiny Canaries
pdf-icon-tiny Application for Avicultural (Avian) Keeper Licence
pdf-icon-tiny Declared Birds Form

Some birds do require a Aviculture (Avian) Keeper’s Licence in WA. All bird licences are handled by the Department of Environment and Conservation, for more information please visit their website – Aviculture licensing section.

Visit our Bird Articles for pet bird related advice and information, subscribe here to receive regular updates via email.

Reptiles

pdf-icon-tiny Arboreal Geckos
pdf-icon-tiny Blue Tongues & Bobtails
pdf-icon-tiny Dragons
pdf-icon-tiny Pythons
pdf-icon-tiny Terrestrial Geckos
pdf-icon-tiny Tortoises & Turtles
pdf-icon-tiny Tree Frogs

The taking or capturing any species of herpetofauna from the wild by private keepers, farmers and dealers is strictly prohibited and offenders are prosecuted under WA Laws.

If you are considering a Reptile or Amphibian you will need a  Pet Reptile Keepers Licence. In WA licenses are issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife: http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au. You must contact the Department of Parks and Wildlife to obtain your licence prior to purchasing any reptile and bring your valid licence into the store with you in order to purchase reptiles available from the  Approved Reptile Keeping List.

Department of Parks and Wildlife Information and Document Downloads

Visit our Reptile Articles for pet reptile related advice and information, subscribe here to receive regular updates via email.

Small Animals

pdf-icon-tiny Guinea Pigs
pdf-icon-tiny Rabbits
pdf-icon-tiny Rats & Mice
pdf-icon-tiny Hermit Crabs

Visit our Small Animals Articles for pet small animal related advice and information, subscribe here to receive regular updates via email.

Please note: This page is a just a basic guide. To find out more about your pet, please ask Pet City about suitable books.

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