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Other_Owl
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Even horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, lizards etc?
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(Original post by Other_Owl)
Even horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, lizards etc?
yes... most horses are microchipped now and many lizards are to
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why?
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Hopefully you'll make an exception for goldfish?

On a serious note, I don't know about smaller pets that are kept in cages/tanks, but ideally any pet which goes or could potentially get outside should be microchipped (and neutered, if possible). That would hopefully reduce the number of pets that end up in shelters when they could otherwise be reunited with their owners!

I also think it would be a good idea for vet practices to send out reminders to owners to keep their details updated. A microchip is pretty useless if the owners still can't be reached.
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There are plenty of things that are already compulsory when it comes to owning animals but owners still don't listen.
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You do know that dogs have to legally be microchipped by a certain age in the UK?
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You can't really compare a horse (very valuable, ridden outside on roads, kept outside) to a guinea pig (lesser monetary value, usually kept indoors or outside in secure hutches)
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I don’t think microchipping hamsters will achieve anything.
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I'm not sure a lizard kept in a cage is ever gonna go very far tbh.
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You do know that dogs have to legally be microchipped by a certain age in the UK?
A horrendous injustice and health hazard to dogs.
What next, will children be chipped? Why haven't cats been chipped?
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(Original post by Beth_H)
Hopefully you'll make an exception for goldfish?

On a serious note, I don't know about smaller pets that are kept in cages/tanks, but ideally any pet which goes or could potentially get outside should be microchipped (and neutered, if possible). That would hopefully reduce the number of pets that end up in shelters when they could otherwise be reunited with their owners!

I also think it would be a good idea for vet practices to send out reminders to owners to keep their details updated. A microchip is pretty useless if the owners still can't be reached.
I agree.
Ive only really heard of cats and dogs being microchipped, but for the reason mentioned above, ideally cats and dogs should be (as well as neutered). The vets sending out reminders about updating them is a good idea.
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A horrendous injustice and health hazard to dogs.
What next, will children be chipped? Why haven't cats been chipped?
Quite a few cats usually do get chipped.
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Quite a few cats usually do get chipped.
They aren't forced to like dogs, are they?

Where were the animal rights charities when this was happening?
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They aren't forced to like dogs, are they?

Where were the animal rights charities when this was happening?
Its good to get them chipped. They should get done.
It doesnt harm the cat/dog in any way.
It shows that the cat/dog has an owner and it can be reunited with you if unfortunately it goes missing.
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Or microchip humans?
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