Rodents

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Causes of Sudden Death in Hamsters

What disease, illness, and problems cause a pet hamster to die suddenly and unexpectedly?

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How to Take Care of Your Gerbils

Gerbils are a unique and fun pet to own, but it is important to know how to properly take care of them. Here are some tips on how to take care of your gerbils.

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5 Reasons Not to Get a Pet Hamster

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.

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Causes of Sudden Death in Guinea Pigs

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.

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8 Things You Should Know Before Getting a Pet Hamster

Eight important things you should know before getting a hamster.

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The Best Guinea Pig Diet

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!

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10 Items Your Hamster Needs for a Long and Happy Life

A guide on choosing the right hamster cage, bedding, and food, as well as recommended items you need for a happier and healthier hamster.

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The Best Hamster Cage Size: How Big Should It Be?

Guidelines for the size of your hamster cage, associated research and cage-buying options. We will also take a look at why Critter Trails might not be so terrible.

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Guinea Pig Name Ideas

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.

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125+ Cute and Clever Names for Your Pet Rat

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.

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How Can I Get My Hamster to Trust Me?

Some simple steps to get even the shyest of hamsters to trust you and become your fluffy best friend.

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Do Guinea Pigs Make Good Pets?

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.

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6 Things You Should Never Do If Your Hamster Has Babies

Congratulations! You're the proud parent of some brand new hamster babies. To ensure their best chance of survival, here are six things you should never do while the pups are young.

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How to Take Care of a Pet Rat: FAQs, Tips and Tricks

A quick guide to rat care including diet, social life, bedding, and more.

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Rats as Therapy Pets

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

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How to Help Your Guinea Pig Gain Weight

List of foods to help your guinea pig gain weight and supplements.

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How to Care for and Raise Black Bear Hamsters

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.

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20 Facts About Guinea Pigs

Think you know everything about guinea pigs? Think again!

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Kids and Caged Pets: Small Rodents

Cage pets are entertaining and interactive. They can provide children with a sense of responsibility and empathy, but may require some patience and time to properly socialize.

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9 Things to Consider When Buying a Gerbil

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?

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Health Problems in Pet Mice

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.

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The Complete Guide to Pet Mice

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.

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Cage Rage in Hamsters: The Complete Guide

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.

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How to Make Washable Guinea Pig Cage Liners: DIY Sewing Tutorial

Tired of always running to the store to buy wood shavings for your guinea pigs? Don't like the messy cleanup? Try making these washable fleece liners. They are comfortable and cost-effective!

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A Complete Guide to Roborovski Hamsters

The Roborovski hamster is the smallest, quickest and liveliest species of hamster. A complete guide to the hamsters and their care.

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Wet Tail in Hamsters: Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook

A complete guide to wet tail in hamsters. Causes, symptoms, treatment, and outlook. What to do if you think your pet has wet tail.

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Uterine Problems in Hamsters: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment and Outlook

Hamsters, like humans, can suffer problems with their reproductive organs. Uterine problems are especially common with breeding hamsters or older ones and only occur in females.

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How Much Do Guinea Pigs Cost?

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.

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How to Keep Your Rat Cage Smelling Lovely

Think rats are smelly? They're not! Here's how to keep their cage clean—the way they like it, you like it, and your household likes it.

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How Do You Care for a Long-Haired Peruvian Guinea Pig?

Get information about caring for your Peruvian guinea pig, such as tips about hair care, hair loss, hygiene, diet and comfort. Peruvian guinea pigs need extra attention to make sure they stay free from disease and discomfort.

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10 Risks and Dangers of Breeding Fancy Rats

There are many dangers that are associated with breeding pet fancy rats. Will the doe die? What if the kits are abandoned or born deformed? Be prepared for scary situations, and know your options!

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How to Bond With Your Pet Rats: A Beginner's Guide

So you have your rat, but he/she is very shy. I will teach you how to bond with your pet rats and show you some great activities you can do with them.

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What to Do for an Overheated Guinea Pig

Guinea pigs can get overheated very easily. Here is a step-by-step guide to caring for your overheated guinea pig.

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Common Health and Sickness Issues With Guinea Pigs

This article covers the most common health issues guinea pigs tend to develop, what you can do to treat them, and how to prevent them from occuring in the first place.

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5 Reasons for Breeding Your Own Feeder Rats and Mice for Snakes

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!

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About Abyssinian Guinea Pigs: Care Guide, Breeds, Fur Colours, Origin

Information about Abyssinian guinea pigs, including the Abyssinian personality, care tips, colour guide, types, the history of the breed and what makes them the ideal pet for both children and adults.

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20 Supplies for Pet Rat Care and Rat Cages That Every Breeder and Owner Needs

Pet rats, whether hairless, dumbo, rex, or standard, all need vital supplies for their care and health. Cages and toys must be healthy and engaging as well. As a rat owner or breeder, are you equipped?

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72 Cute and Funny Guinea Pig Names

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.

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72 Cute and Funny Hamster Names for Males and Females

Got a hamster? Looking for a name? No matter what kind of name you're seeking, browse through this list to find the perfect one for your male or female hamster!

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150+ Cute Guinea Pig Names: Colour Names, Pair Names and More

Looking for cute guinea pig and cavy names? Here are some handpicked suggestions for naming guinea pigs after celebrities, famous book characters and more!

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Free Range Pets: Can Guinea Pigs Live Outside?

Our pet guinea pigs roam free in a large outdoor enclosure. Explore lots of tips and photos about natural living for your pets, including pregnant guinea pigs, baby guinea pigs, and outdoor housing.

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Top 10 Reasons to Have Rats as Pets

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

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How to Keep Your Pet Rats Cool During Summer

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!

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How to Trim Your Pet Rat's Nails

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

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How to Protect Your Pet Rat From Your Dog

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.

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How to Get Cheap Cages for Your Pet Rat

Have you been wondering how to find cheap cages for your pet rats? Here are a few ideas and tips to avoid spending lots of money!

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How to Get Your Parents to Allow You to Have a Pet Gerbil

Do you want a pet gerbil but your parents don't like small pets? Read about how to convince your parents with research, responsibility, and maturity.

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How to Safely Pick Up and Hold a Pet Rat

Do you have a new, squirmy pet rat? Learn how to build trust with your new friend and pick them up easily and safely.

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How to Breed Guinea Pigs

Find out how long the guinea pig heat cycle is and discover their gestation length. Learn how to successfully breed guinea pigs. Check out some photos of just-born baby guinea pigs!

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Why Isn't My Guinea Pig Drinking Water?

Why isn't your guinea pig drinking water? This article explains how much water guinea pigs need and when to worry about your guinea pig's water intake.