Caring for Hamsters and Gerbils

Gerbils and hamsters are busy, burrowing, tunnel-digging critters that, if well cared for, can live for about four years. Gerbils are active during the day, while hamsters, on the other hand, are nocturnal – they sleep all day and play all night. The Mongolian Gerbil is the species most commonly …

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Guinea Pig Safety

Guinea Pigs make great pets and with a little forethought to the perils around your home and garden, you can create a Guinea Pig heaven. Guineas Need Protection. Guinea pigs by nature are natural prey for many predators. Dogs, cats, ferrets, owls and a host of other creatures will see …

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Keeping Your Rabbit Safe

Keeping your Rabbit safe greatly depends on being aware of the Rabbit’s environment and eliminating any hazards that may be present. It’s a Dangerous World if You’re a Rabbit. Predators are one of the greatest dangers to your pet. All carnivores’ dogs, cats, hawks, owls and weasels see your beloved …

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Hamster and Gerbil Safety

Ask any hamster or gerbil owner what their biggest fear is and they will say, “My pet is escaping!” These furry, wriggly little rodents can be master escape artists and the average household presents a minefield of hazards as well as a host of hiding places. Even the plastic “hamster …

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Keeping Mammals in an Aviary

If you love birds, but would also like a few small cuddly friends, you might be interested in investing in a large aviary which can also house small mammals. Providing you choose your species carefully and design the aviary with their needs in mind, you can create an environment which …

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Dealing With Overgrown Incisors

One of the most common problems owners have with pet rabbits is overgrown incisors. Not just a cosmetic issue, this problem – if not dealt with – can result in serious conditions that can be harmful, even deadly, to your pet rabbit. Rabbit Incisors The incisors are the front teeth …

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How to Housetrain Your Rabbit

Many people would like to have their pet rabbits indoors and include them in family activities but worry about any toileting mess their bunnies might make. However, rabbits can in fact be trained to use a litterbox – just like cats – and the process is not as difficult as …

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