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  • Essential Mouse Gear

    Filed in Small Animals, Mice

    Getting a new mouse is like bringing a newborn into your house in the sense that it starts a chain reaction of purchases. Instead of strollers, cribs, and pacifiers, it's aquariums, water bottles, and wheels. Below is a general shopping… Read more

     
  • Common Health Problems

    Filed in Small Animals, Mice

    As a new mouse owner, you should be aware of several common health problems. Knowing more about obesity, overgrown incisors, tumors, common accidents, and several types of bacterial and viral infections will help you deal with these challenges should they… Read more

     
  • Chinchilla Training

    Filed in Small Animals, Chinchilla

    OK, so perhaps you can't train your chinchilla to sit, stay, roll over, or even fetch. But you can teach her to come when called and even enjoy being handled, although this may take some time, consistency and lots of… Read more

     
  • Mice | Common Health Problems

    Filed in Small Animals, Mice

    As a new mouse owner, you should be aware of several common health problems. Knowing more about obesity, overgrown incisors, tumors, common accidents, and several types of bacterial and viral infections will help you deal with these challenges should they… Read more

     
  • A Brief History of the Chinchilla

    Filed in Small Animals, Chinchilla

    Like many beautiful furry creatures from around the world, chinchillas were initially known for their soft and luxurious fur coats. Chinchillas were named by Spaniards, after Chincha Indians who used the chinchillas for food and clothing. Found on the slopes… Read more

     
  • Moving or Flying With Your Rat

    Filed in Small Animals, Rats

    From time to time, even rat owners like to travel -- many times with their four-legged friends in tow. When moving into a new home or travelling by plane, there are several things to keep in mind. Moving With Your… Read more

     
  • Problematic Chin Behaviors

    Filed in Small Animals, Chinchilla

    Though Chinchillas can be terrific, fun pets, owners should also be aware of some potential behviors they may offer up. Understanding the potential behavior problems chins may engage in will help you better prepare yourself for managing this little critter. Like many… Read more

     
  • Ferret Nutrition

    Filed in Small Animals, Ferret

    The domestic ferret is the third most popular carnivorous pet, after the dog and the cat. It is rapidly becoming the 'pet of choice' for many people looking for an alternative companion animal. Why are they becoming so popular? The… Read more

     
  • General Cage Care

    Filed in Small Animals, Rats

    Keeping your rat's home clean is a must. A clean cage will keep you rat healthier and control odor. As a general rule of thumb, you'll need to clean your pet's cage every week. Depending upon the design and composition… Read more

     
  • Bunny Food

    Filed in Small Animals, Bunny

    Your rabbit's diet is a crucial part of his health. Help your rabbit to live a long, healthy life by providing him with all of his dietary needs. Some Facts About Rabbits and Food It is helpful to understand some… Read more

     
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