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  • Rat carriers (also called bonding pouches) are very useful. They can be used to help socialize baby rats, to comfort sick or lonely rats, or to just spend more time with healthy rats. Learn how to make one here.

    How to Make a Pet Rat Carrier Out of Fabric

    How to Make a Pet Rat Carrier Out of Fabric

    by JessyGene18

  • Got a hamster? Got a name? Whether you're looking for a cute or funny name, browse through these names to find the perfect one for your male or female hamster!

    72 Cute and Funny Hamster Names

    72 Cute and Funny Hamster Names

    by Tatiana873

  • Peruvian guinea pig care information on hair care, hair loss, hygiene, diet and comfort. Peruvian guinea pigs need extra attention to make sure they stay free from disease and discomfort.

    Caring For A Long Haired, Peruvian Guinea Pig

    Caring For A Long Haired, Peruvian Guinea Pig

    by Suzanne Day22

  • Details essential items which you need to care for your pet Syrian hamster. Includes Housing, feeding and hamster illnesses.

    Syrian Hamster Care

    Syrian Hamster Care

    by Nettlemere30

  • When they're not out playing with you, your pet rats spend most of their time in their cage. Taking the time to ensure that their home is spacious, comfortable, and engaging will add substance and enrichment to their lives.

    How to Choose and Set Up the Perfect Rat Cage

    How to Choose and Set Up the Perfect Rat Cage

    by loverats18

  • Most guinea pig owners don't realize that there is another option for a guinea pig cage that is not only cheaper but is also more comfortable overall for the guinea pig. A step-by-step tutorial with photos shows how to build a "C&C" cage for a cavy.

    How to Build a C&C Guinea Pig Cage

    How to Build a C&C Guinea Pig Cage

    by Jessie Miller83

  • Do you need to introduce a new pet rat to your rat family? Learn the gradual, step-by-step introductory process recommended by experts, accompanied by useful tips and personal insight.

    How to Introduce a New Pet Rat

    How to Introduce a New Pet Rat

    by Jessica Peri38

  • My family added two gerbils to our household and fell in love with them. Gerbils are a very friendly animal. They hardly ever bite, they're curious, and they'll often adapt to your schedule! Learn how to care for this fun and interesting pet.

    How to Care for Pet Gerbils: Cages, Food, Chew Toys, and More

    How to Care for Pet Gerbils: Cages, Food, Chew Toys, and More

    by Kit-Kitty39

  • Before you get a guinea pig as a pet, you probably ought to know how much they cost. We examine the start-up costs of obtaining a guinea pig, as well as the recurring monthly upkeep costs.

    How Much Do Guinea Pigs Cost?

    How Much Do Guinea Pigs Cost?

    by Michele10

  • What causes pet guinea pigs to die early and unexpectedly? Know the potential causes and warning signs for when your guinea pig's life may be in danger.

    Causes of Sudden Death in Guinea Pigs

    Causes of Sudden Death in Guinea Pigs

    by Melissa A Smith1

  • Black Bear hamsters are reported to be more tolerant of handling than other hamsters. They also seem to handle stressful conditions better than other hamster types. Learn more about this fun hamster breed.

    How to Care for and Raise Black Bear Hamsters

    How to Care for and Raise Black Bear Hamsters

    by Cool Rare Animals1

  • Hairless rats make wonderful pets, but they do require a little more care than their furry counterparts and can suffer from a higher incidence of certain health problems.

    Common Hairless Rat Health Problems

    Common Hairless Rat Health Problems

    by Theophanes Avery25

  • In the age of constant recalls, nothing is more frustrating than worrying about what your pet should be eating. Seven years ago, as a pet store employee, I adopted a cute little guinea pig without a clue of what dry food I should feed him. Fresh...

    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Guinea Pig Dry Foods

    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Guinea Pig Dry Foods

    by albatross330041

  • This basic guide will cover the foods that cavies should eat and the foods you must avoid feeding them. Their diet is pretty simple, but there are certain things you need to be aware of in order to keep your guinea pigs healthy.

    Foods That Guinea Pigs Should and Should Not Eat

    Foods That Guinea Pigs Should and Should Not Eat

    by finatics15

  • Do guinea pigs make good pets? The argument can be made that they are not simply good pets . . . they are great ones! Read on to discover the many reasons why guinea pigs make such good pets.

    Do Guinea Pigs Make Good Pets?

    Do Guinea Pigs Make Good Pets?

    by Leonard Tillerman11

  • All rats should have a free-range area. Even if your rats have a large cage, it is important for them to have time outside the cage to run around and socialize with you.

    How to Create a Pet Rat Play Area

    How to Create a Pet Rat Play Area

    by JessyGene0

  • Guinea-Pigs (Cavies), make perfect pets for both children and adults alike. They are sociable little creatures that enjoy being handled and seldom ever bite. Their enthusiasm for knowing it is feeding time or time for them to have a cuddle is usually very vocal, with a range of squeaks, whistles, purrs and grunting. Owners soon learn to recognise what the different sounds represent and find it highly amusing to hear their pet talking to them.

    How to Care for and Choose Your Guinea-Pig (Cavy)

    How to Care for and Choose Your Guinea-Pig (Cavy)

    by Cindy Lawson249

  • Gerbils’ teeth are regenerative, meaning broken teeth will grow back, usually in about four days. However, until the tooth has grown back, it will be necessary to help your gerbil by preparing them a special diet.

    How to Care for Gerbils With Broken Teeth

    How to Care for Gerbils With Broken Teeth

    by Sherry Vacik0

  • Rats are very intelligent animals and thus need interesting cages and toys to keep them stimulated. Even if you do not own any tools, know how to sew, or have much time to build anything fancy, there are still many simple and easy ways to...

    Simple and Easy Ways to Accessorize a Rat Cage

    Simple and Easy Ways to Accessorize a Rat Cage

    by JessyGene18

  • If you have reptiles, you may want to start breeding feeder rodents. Rats and mice are the most common species. Shipping costs are only getting higher each year. Save tons of money and even make some!

    Reasons to Breed Your Own Feeders (Rats and Mice)

    Reasons to Breed Your Own Feeders (Rats and Mice)

    by Power Ball Pythons10

  • A gerbil can be a fantastic addition to your home and family. They are fun, placid, and intelligent and make fantastic pets. But what do you need to consider when buying a gerbil?

    9 Things to Consider When Buying a Gerbil

    9 Things to Consider When Buying a Gerbil

    by Ritchie Hicks0

  • Guinea pigs, although wonderful pets, tend to be expensive. Fortunately, I've learned some money saving tips from years of owning guinea pigs.

    Money Saving Tips for Guinea Pig Owners

    Money Saving Tips for Guinea Pig Owners

    by Julia McDonald3

  • Training a guinea pig to use a litter box or pan might be a lot easier than you think. It's also much cleaner for the rest of the cage, which will save you a good bit of time when it's time to wash and clean the entire cage.

    How to Poop, Potty, or Litter Box Train Your Guinea Pigs

    How to Poop, Potty, or Litter Box Train Your Guinea Pigs

    by Dave Rogers42

  • Thinking of getting a new pet? An experienced pet owner weighs the differences between multiple small pet options and gives an overall summary of what it is like to own a guinea pig.

    5 Reasons Why Guinea Pigs Make Great Pets

    5 Reasons Why Guinea Pigs Make Great Pets

    by Jessie Miller44

  • Did you recently get a pet rat, or are you thinking about it? It's going to need a great name, and here are more than 125 to choose from. You'll find famous rat names, funny ones, cute ones, and even ones for pairs. Take a look, and hopefully you'll find the perfect one.

    125+ Cute and Clever Names for Your Pet Rat

    125+ Cute and Clever Names for Your Pet Rat

    by Claudia Mitchell28

  • While there are many products marketed to small pets, guinea pigs require a diet consisting mostly of hay. Know what to feed (and what not to feed) your beloved small pet to ensure a long and healthy life!

    The Best Guinea Pig Diet

    The Best Guinea Pig Diet

    by Leah Lefler2

  • Want to have rats as a pet? Rats are great pets, and have so many different benefits. If you have decided to have rats as pets, here are some reasons as to why you've made a great decision!

    Top 10 Reasons to Have Rats as a Pet

    Top 10 Reasons to Have Rats as a Pet

    by angryelf20

  • You can do so as long as you follow a few basic common sense rules. Guinea-pigs are wonderful pets, and if they are to be kept outside, the advice in this article will keep them safe and well cared for.

    Can I Keep My Guinea Pig (Cavy) Outdoors?

    Can I Keep My Guinea Pig (Cavy) Outdoors?

    by Cindy Lawson22

  • Cage Rage aka Cage Aggression Syndrome can be a potentially serious psychological disorder that is often mistaken for a grumpy hamster or something else. The complete guide to cage rage.

    Cage Rage in Hamsters: The Complete Guide

    Cage Rage in Hamsters: The Complete Guide

    by ThePetMaster24

  • There are many diets for rats on the market, but you may want to vary your pet's diet with something homemade.

    Homemade Rat Diet and Food

    Homemade Rat Diet and Food

    by Whitney44

  • Mice can make wonderful pets, but there are some things you should know before getting one... or two... or more. Read on for a complete guide to their care, handling, welfare and other information.

    The Complete Guide to Pet Mice

    The Complete Guide to Pet Mice

    by ThePetMaster21

  • Find out how long the guinea pig heat cycle is and their gestation length. Learn how to successfully breed guinea pigs. See a just born baby guinea pig.

    How to Breed Guinea Pigs

    How to Breed Guinea Pigs

    by Nettlemere19

  • Are rats dirty beasts or beloved pets? How did they go from being used in dog fights to being sent into outer space? Find out this and much more in this cheerful list of rat trivia.

    Interesting Facts About Rats

    Interesting Facts About Rats

    by Theophanes Avery147

  • Our pet guinea pigs roam free in a large outdoor enclosure. Natural living. Lots of tips and photos including pregnant guinea pigs, baby guinea pigs, outdoor housing.

    Pet Guinea Pigs Living Outdoors

    Pet Guinea Pigs Living Outdoors

    by LongTimeMother33

  • Guinea Pigs: The Eco-Friendly Vegetable Removal System Miriam Kaefert, CC-BY-SA-2.0-de, via Wikimedia Commons Have you decided to bring a guinea pig into your home? As pets go they are quite easy to care for, but there are still a few essential...

    Everything You Need to Care for a Guinea Pig - A New Owner's Guide

    Everything You Need to Care for a Guinea Pig - A New Owner's Guide

    by Weaver of Words64

  • Are your pet rats suffering in the summer heat? Learn the signs of an overheated rat, as well as how to prevent heat stroke and heat stress in your pet rats. Keep your rats healthy this summer!

    How to Keep Your Pet Rats Cool During Summer

    How to Keep Your Pet Rats Cool During Summer

    by Jessica Peri15

  • If you've been caught off guard by a pet mouse pregnancy, taking care of them doesn't have to be difficult. Having recently experienced this, I chronicled my actions. I offer a step-by-step list of suggestions for properly receiving new pets into this world.

    What to do when your Pet Mouse has Babies

    What to do when your Pet Mouse has Babies

    by jplaj16

  • So you are getting a guinea pig? First things first, you need to pick a name! There is plenty to choose from in this article: cute and funny names for both males and females.

    72 Cute and Funny Guinea Pig Names

    72 Cute and Funny Guinea Pig Names

    by Tatiana797

  • Rats are not the dirty creatures we believe them to be. They can become the reason you get up in the morning.

    Rats as Therapy Pets

    Rats as Therapy Pets

    by Claire Miller1

  • Anatomically speaking, mice are harmless. In most cases, they won't attempt to bite you unless threatened and, even then, they are unlikely to cause much damage. Here's how to fight your fear of mice!

    Top 10 Reasons Not to Be Scared of Mice!

    Top 10 Reasons Not to Be Scared of Mice!

    by DaniellaWood187

  • Orphaned hamsters, gerbils, and other rodents have very little chance of survival unless their owner is already prepared and knowledgeable about what to do. Learning how to take care of these newborn rodents should be the first priority before breeding hamsters or other pocket pets.

    How to Care for Orphaned Baby Hamsters, Mice, Gerbils, and Rats

    How to Care for Orphaned Baby Hamsters, Mice, Gerbils, and Rats

    by Rebecca Mikulin4

  • Are your pet rat's nails too long or sharp? Learn how to safely trim your rat's nails using a nail scissor or clipper, as well as how to file down your rat's nails naturally.

    How to Trim Your Pet Rat's Nails

    How to Trim Your Pet Rat's Nails

    by Jessica Peri13

  • Bringing home a new guinea pig? One of the most difficult yet important parts of the process is coming up with a name for your new pet. Here are some guinea pig name ideas for girls, boys, and guineas or all coat colors.

    Guinea Pig Name Ideas

    Guinea Pig Name Ideas

    by Olivia Nicole1

  • Curious about learning hamster first aid? We'll discuss how to prevent hamster falls—one of the main causes of injury to these small pets. We'll also talk about how to deal with mites and other conditions.

    How to Care for an Injured Hamster

    How to Care for an Injured Hamster

    by Thomas Byers67

  • Do you have an adorable ball of fluffy hamster at home, but can't decide what to name him? Your problem is solved, with this great list of hamster names, including suggestions by type, appearance, and number of hamsters you have.

    Best Hamster Names

    Best Hamster Names

    by Brainy Bunny68

  • Is your dog aggressive toward your pet rat? It is common for dogs to see rats as "food" and not "friends". Learn how to introduce your rat to your dog and protect it from your dog if needed.

    How to Protect Your Pet Rat from Dogs

    How to Protect Your Pet Rat from Dogs

    by Jessica Peri6

  • Hairless rats make for wonderful pets but when it comes to breeding them one must consider their peculiarities and their special needs. This is not a hobby to enter lightly! Read more on the proper husbandry and breeding of hairless rats here.

    Breeding Healthy Hairless Rats

    Breeding Healthy Hairless Rats

    by Theophanes Avery28

  • Although guinea pigs may seem very simple to care for, there are many common mistakes. Here are five frequent misconceptions and how to avoid them to become a better caretaker for your cavy.

    5 Common Mistakes Guinea Pig Owners Make

    5 Common Mistakes Guinea Pig Owners Make

    by Jessie Miller311

  • A guide to health problems pet mice can suffer from along with treatment options and outlook. Like with any other pet, mice are no exception to health risks, and many illnesses are treatable.

    Health Problems in Pet Mice

    Health Problems in Pet Mice

    by ThePetMaster44

  • Fancy rats now come with three possible eye colorations, four different fur types, two ear types, and thousands of different markings and colors. How was such diversity achieved? Where did it all come from? Find out in this article.

    Genetic Anomalies in Rats

    Genetic Anomalies in Rats

    by Theophanes Avery9

  • Pet mice may get lonely if they live alone, but they may fight if a new mouse shows up in their territory. After successfully introducing three adult male mice, I created a list of things of suggestions for anyone else who might need to do this.

    How to Introduce Two Pet Mice to the Same Cage

    How to Introduce Two Pet Mice to the Same Cage

    by jplaj17

  • Hamsters as pets have lots of positives—they are cute, clean, and easy to care for. There are also downsides, however, and this article lists the 5 main negatives of keeping these rodents.

    5 Reasons Not to Have a Pet Hamster

    5 Reasons Not to Have a Pet Hamster

    by Paul Goodman3

  • A few tips and guidelines one should know about hamsters before and during owning one. Temperament, Adjusting perdiod, diet, housing, and behaviors.

    Caring for Pet Hamsters

    Caring for Pet Hamsters

    by Whitney257

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