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  • Mice are social animals, but if you put them together, they will fight. Mouse psychology is complex, and their various instincts spark conflict between them from time to time. With the proper understanding, you can tell whether your mice should live together or if they might hurt each other.

    The Alpha Mouse: How to Tell If Your Mice Are Fighting or Playing

    The Alpha Mouse: How to Tell If Your Mice Are Fighting or Playing

    by jplaj69

  • Hamsters are typically very docile and quiet animals, but you may notice that they are trying to tell you or another hamster something—whether it be happiness, contentment, or aggression.

    How Do Hamsters Communicate?

    How Do Hamsters Communicate?

    by Whitney13

  • Guinea pigs can't eat everything. In fact, certain things will make them quite sick. Learn more about recommended diet before you accidentally kill your pet.

    What Are Guinea Pigs Allergic To?

    What Are Guinea Pigs Allergic To?

    by RenaSherwood0

  • 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

  • If your hamster has an abnormal lump anywhere on the body, you should definitely find a veterinarian that is familiar with small animals so that you can have the lump diagnosed. It may be a simple abscess caused by an infection.

    Sick Hamsters: Signs and Treatment of Abscesses in Hamsters

    Sick Hamsters: Signs and Treatment of Abscesses in Hamsters

    by Whitney12

  • If you've been caught off guard by a pet mouse pregnancy, taking care of the babies 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 guiding your new pets into the world.

    What to Do When Your Pet Mouse Has Babies

    What to Do When Your Pet Mouse Has Babies

    by jplaj17

  • 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 Peri17

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

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

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

    by Cindy Lawson249

  • 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

  • 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.

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

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

    by Suzanne Day22

  • 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

  • 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 Get a Pet Hamster

    5 Reasons Not to Get a Pet Hamster

    by Paul Goodman3

  • 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

  • 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!

    How to Breed Guinea Pigs

    How to Breed Guinea Pigs

    by Nettlemere19

  • 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

  • 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 Michele11

  • Learn about the best types of bedding for pet rats, including paper pellet bedding, straw pellet bedding, cloth bedding and more. Also learn about what bedding not to use with your precious pet rats.

    What Is the Best Bedding for Pet Rats?

    What Is the Best Bedding for Pet Rats?

    by Bunniez10

  • 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.

    How to Breed Healthy Hairless Rats (Sphynx Rats)

    How to Breed Healthy Hairless Rats (Sphynx Rats)

    by Theophanes Avery28

  • 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.

    Free Range Pets: Can Guinea Pigs Live Outside?

    Free Range Pets: Can Guinea Pigs Live Outside?

    by LongTimeMother33

  • 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 ThePetMaster29

  • 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 accessorize a cage, learn how in this article.

    Simple and Easy Ways to Accessorize a Rat Cage

    Simple and Easy Ways to Accessorize a Rat Cage

    by JessyGene18

  • 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

  • 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 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 jplaj18

  • 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

  • It's not actually poo that the guinea pigs are eating. However, it looks like poo and comes out of the same place. And it's actually vital to your guinea pig's health and well-being.

    Why Do Guinea Pigs Eat Poo?

    Why Do Guinea Pigs Eat Poo?

    by RenaSherwood0

  • One of the natural wonders of the world is watching a hamster stuff his or her cheeks. Amazingly, they can carry the equivalent of their own bodyweight in their cheeks.

    How Much Does a Hamster Need to Eat?

    How Much Does a Hamster Need to Eat?

    by RenaSherwood0

  • 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 Miller46

  • 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

  • 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

  • Hamsters are able to get pregnant as young as 4 weeks old. They have the babies about 30 days later. They can have up to 10 or more babies in one litter, so be ready.

    My Hamster Is Pregnant.  Now What?

    My Hamster Is Pregnant. Now What?

    by tamitami0151

  • 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.

    Kids and Caged Pets: Small Rodents

    Kids and Caged Pets: Small Rodents

    by Penny Leigh Sebring2

  • 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

  • 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.

    Why Isn't My Guinea Pig Drinking Water?

    Why Isn't My Guinea Pig Drinking Water?

    by Bunniez19

  • A gerbil's teeth and claws are always growing and getting longer. A lot of people will just let them grow and won't stop and think how this is affecting their pet. Explore three strategies for maintaining your gerbil's teeth and claws.

    3 Ways to Trim or Wear Down a Gerbil's Teeth and Claws

    3 Ways to Trim or Wear Down a Gerbil's Teeth and Claws

    by Cam Anju9

  • 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

  • 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.

    How to Take Care of Your Gerbils

    How to Take Care of Your Gerbils

    by Anne Marie Carr1

  • 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!

    Top 10 Reasons to Have Rats as Pets

    Top 10 Reasons to Have Rats as Pets

    by angryelf22

  • 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 Byers69

  • 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 DaniellaWood191

  • This article details essential items which you need to care for your pet Syrian hamster. We'll cover housing, feeding and hamster illnesses, among other topics.

    How to Care for a Syrian (Golden) Hamster

    How to Care for a Syrian (Golden) Hamster

    by Nettlemere30

  • Guinea pigs are social animals who thrive in the company of both other cavies and their human keepers. Here are three fun activities you can do with your guinea pig that will keep you both entertained during playtime.

    Three Games to Play With Your Guinea Pigs

    Three Games to Play With Your Guinea Pigs

    by Bunniez19

  • Most pet gerbils eat store-bought pellets or feed-mixes. In addition to the formulated gerbil diets offered by pet stores, some gerbils enjoy the occasional fruit, nut, seed, or veggie as a treat. This guide outlines some common foods that are appropriate for pet gerbils to consume.

    What Can Your Pet Gerbil Eat? Feeding and Diet Recommendations

    What Can Your Pet Gerbil Eat? Feeding and Diet Recommendations

    by Cam Anju9

  • If your rat is pregnant, here's what you need to know as she prepares to give birth. Learn about labor and birth, as well as how to care for the babies over the first six weeks of their lives.

    How to Care for Baby Rats

    How to Care for Baby Rats

    by Nepenthe48

  • 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 Tatiana825

  • 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 Rogers43

  • 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!

    10 Risks and Dangers of Breeding Fancy Rats

    10 Risks and Dangers of Breeding Fancy Rats

    by angryelf0

  • 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 Miller323

  • 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 Nicole2

  • 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 Your Dog

    How to Protect Your Pet Rat From Your Dog

    by Jessica Peri8

  • Pet mouse odor can easily be reduced using a few cheap and simple methods. Certain products available at pet stores can eliminate smells from the cage, and by cleaning carefully on a regular schedule you can stop your mouse from marking territory with his scent.

    How to Reduce the Smell of Your Pet Mouse

    How to Reduce the Smell of Your Pet Mouse

    by jplaj23

  • 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

  • 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.

    How to Trim Your Pet Rat's Nails

    How to Trim Your Pet Rat's Nails

    by Jessica Peri13

  • With so many brands out there, it can be tough to know which diet is the healthiest for your cavies. Here I've ranked some of the better-known guinea pig foods from best to worst in terms of nutritional content.

    24 Guinea Pig Food Brands Ranked From Best to Worst

    24 Guinea Pig Food Brands Ranked From Best to Worst

    by albatross330041

  • There are several species of hamsters commonly kept as pets today. This article discusses some of the popular types of pet hamsters on the market and their care specifications.

    Which Hamster Should I Get?

    Which Hamster Should I Get?

    by finatics23

  • 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.

    What Kinds of Fancy Rats Are There? (Genetic Anomalies in Rats)

    What Kinds of Fancy Rats Are There? (Genetic Anomalies in Rats)

    by Theophanes Avery9

  • Unlike adult hamsters, where the sexual characteristics are amazingly obvious, the babies look virtually identical.

    How to Sex Baby Hamsters

    How to Sex Baby Hamsters

    by RenaSherwood0

  • 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 ThePetMaster49

  • 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

  • Hamsters are usually pretty resilient. You're not really going to see a broken bone very often, but when it happens, it can be scary for you and your little guy. Broken legs aren't as big of a concern with larger animals because the vet can...

    Signs and Treatment of Broken Legs in Hamsters

    Signs and Treatment of Broken Legs in Hamsters

    by Whitney35

  • 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

  • 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 Mitchell32

  • 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

  • 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

  • Rats make great pets, but due to their propensity for procreation, they should only be housed with other members of the same sex. Read on to learn the differences between male and female pet rats.

    Pet Rats: Male or Female?

    Pet Rats: Male or Female?

    by Theda K.13

  • Hairless rats make wonderful pets, but they do require a little more care than their furry counterparts. These rats can suffer from a higher incidence of certain health problems, so learn how to care for them properly.

    Common Hairless Rat Health Problems

    Common Hairless Rat Health Problems

    by Theophanes Avery25

  • 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 finatics16

  • 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 the number of hamsters you have.

    Best Hamster Names

    Best Hamster Names

    by Brainy Bunny70

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