Being a pet owner it is important to know your pet so that you can determine when they are feeling unwell. There are many ways in which our pets can fall ill and it is always best to bring them in to see your veterinarian if you suspect that they are unwell.
One way that you can keep an eye on your pet when they are sick or when you suspect that they are sick is by taking their temperature. As with humans, animals normal body temperatures can fluctuate but anything that is significantly different to the average normal temperature for your pet can indicate illness and you should get your pet to the vet or your vet to your pet as soon as you can.
Take a look at some of the normal average body temperatures for animal species below:
A dogs normal temperature is 101 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit (
A cats normal temperature is 100 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8 to 39 degrees Celsius)
A rabbits normal temperature is 101 to 103 degrees Fahrenheit (38.3 degrees Celsius – 39.4 degrees Celsius)
A guinea pigs normal temperature is 99 to 103 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius – 39 degrees Celsius)
A ferrets normal temperature is 100 to 103 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8 to 39 degrees Celsius)
A hamsters normal temperature is 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit (37.5 degrees Celsius)
A rats normal temperature is 100.4 to 102.2 degrees Fahrenheit (38 to 39 degrees Celsius)
A gerbils normal temperature is 99.3 to 102.2 degrees Fahrenheit (37.4 to 39 degrees Celsius)
A horses normal temperature is 99 to 101 degrees Fahrenheit (37 to 38.3 degrees Celsius)
An cockatoos normal temperature is 106.2 degrees Fahrenheit (41.2 degrees Celsius)