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  • 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 RenaSherwood82

  • 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. This page provides some ideas of what to put in your play area, where to set up...

    Creating a Pet Rat Play Area

    Creating a Pet Rat Play Area

    by JessyGene0

  • Piggies think burrowing and nibbling are fun. A guinea pig's idea of fun differs a lot from other pet's ideas of fun. Although you may come across balls and wheels in pet shops or online stores that say they are toys for guinea pigs, they are...

    What Toys Can I Give My Guinea Pig?

    What Toys Can I Give My Guinea Pig?

    by RenaSherwood109

  • 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 Marello10

  • 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, many illness are treatable.

    Health Problems in Pet Mice

    Health Problems in Pet Mice

    by ThePetMaster5

  • 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 angryelf15

  • Goes in as carrots, comes out as beans 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. Truth is definitely...

    Why Guinea Pigs Eat Poo

    Why Guinea Pigs Eat Poo

    by RenaSherwood29

  • I gift you with some tips about being a rat mom/dad/other and some adorable pictures of my baby.

    Rat Parenting 101

    Rat Parenting 101

    by Brianna4

  • 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

  • Before you get a guinea pig as a pet, you probably ought to know how much guinea pigs 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 Michele2

  • A comprehensive guide to what guinea pigs can, and cannot, safely eat along with specific tips about hay, pellets, and Vitamin C supplements.

    What Can Guinea Pigs Eat?

    What Can Guinea Pigs Eat?

    by southpaw23799

  • I live in a pet store. In my bedding of fleece Spend my day behind glass Where I’m tapped at and teased I take my food in rations And my water from pipes I run the wheel with passion But mostly at night. Do I sound cute? Well...

    Creating the Perfect Rat Set-Up

    Creating the Perfect Rat Set-Up

    by Writerchic8515

  • 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 Bunniez9

  • 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 Theophanes28

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

    The Complete Guide to Pet Mice

    The Complete Guide to Pet Mice

    by ThePetMaster5

  • 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 Theophanes21

  • Rats can be defined by many factors; one individual rat may be defined by 1 or more factors. These include, color, coat type, markings, and body type. Some rats may be specifically defined by many factors. New varieties are still in development but some of the standardized factors and varieties can be found below.

    Now That's A Rat Of A Different Color : Fancy Rat Varieties

    Now That's A Rat Of A Different Color : Fancy Rat Varieties

    by Eternal Evolution8

  • Most guinea pig owners don't realize that there is another option for a guinea pig cage that is not only cheaper, but 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 Miller74

  • Do you have a gerbil that seems depressed? Depression is not only common among people these days but also can apply to animals/pets in this case regarding gerbils. Let me first state that having a depressed gerbil does NOT make you a bad owner,...

    How To Help Depressed Gerbils

    How To Help Depressed Gerbils

    by Cam Anju3

  • 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 Nettlemere15

  • If you already have one dwarf hamster and are thinking about adding a friend to make things more cozy, you should first make sure you are prepared to have two separate cages.  This is just in case the two decide they definitely don't care for each...

    Introducing a New Dwarf Hamster to One You Already Have

    Introducing a New Dwarf Hamster to One You Already Have

    by steven6211

  • 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 stink of your pet mouse

    How to reduce the stink of your pet mouse

    by jplaj14

  • Gerbil's teeth and claws are always growing and getting longer, a lot of people will just let them and will venver stop and think how this is affecting their pet, or the relationship they have with their gerbil. While longs claws and sharp teeth...

    3 Common Ways Of Wearing Down Gerbil's Teeth & Claws

    3 Common Ways Of Wearing Down Gerbil's Teeth & Claws

    by Cam Anju9

  • All you Abysinians, stand up! The Abyssinian guinea pig is one of the most popular and recognizeable breeds of guinea pig in the world. They can be any color in the guinea pig rainbow and breed readily with other breeds of guinea pigs. The only...

    All About Abyssinian Guinea Pigs

    All About Abyssinian Guinea Pigs

    by RenaSherwood134

  • Pet stores contradict themselves when selling mice; they are social animals, but if you put them together they will fight. Mouse psychology is complex, and their various instincts sparks conflict between them from time to time. With the proper understanding, you can tell whether your mice need to live together or if they're in danger of hurting 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 jplaj50

  • 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 Pythons8

  • Hamsters are usually pretty resilient, and 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...

    Sick Hamster - Signs and Treatment of Hamster Broken Bone

    Sick Hamster - Signs and Treatment of Hamster Broken Bone

    by Whitney25

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

    Caring For Hamsters

    Caring For Hamsters

    by Whitney256

  • 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 jplaj9

  • 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 Whitney42

  • If you have decided to breed your rats or have a pregnant female, you have to expect 8-15 babies, sometimes even more. However, first of all: Don't underestimate your pet rats. She has probably prepared a nest in her house, piling up everything she...

    How to Care for Baby Rats

    How to Care for Baby Rats

    by Nepenthe38

  • 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 Miller41

  • One of the natural wonders of the world is watching a hamster stuff his or her cheeks. They can carry the equivalent of their own bodyweight in their cheeks. Their food bowls are always empty. Depending on what species you have, they only weigh a...

    How Much Does A Hamster Need To Eat?

    How Much Does A Hamster Need To Eat?

    by RenaSherwood72

  • 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 Marello5

  • 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!

    The Dangers of Breeding Fancy Rats

    The Dangers of Breeding Fancy Rats

    by angryelf0

  • 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 Lawson20

  • Pet Gerbil's will eat a variaty of different things, but what's healthy and whats not for your pet gerbils is another thing. Gerbils will eat foods like: Nuts Seeds Fruits Vegetables These are all healthy for gerbils. There are some foods for...

    All About Gerbils: Care For Your Gerbil's Diet

    All About Gerbils: Care For Your Gerbil's Diet

    by Cam Anju8

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  • 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 Tillerman5

  • 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 Marello6

  • 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 Words51

  • There are several species of hamsters being kept as pets today, and they all require a bit different care, so it's important to know the difference between the species to know which hamster is right for you. Make sure you know everything there is to...

    Which Hamster Should I Get?

    Which Hamster Should I Get?

    by finatics13

  • 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

  • First aid for hamsters. How to avoid falls, one of the main causes of injury to a hamster. Plus what to do in the case of mites and other illnesses and injuries.

    How to Care for an Injured Hamster

    How to Care for an Injured Hamster

    by Thomas Byers30

  • I have to come clean. I love pet rats. Of all the animals I've had in my life, rats are some of the best. If you're already sold on rats as pets, your next step is to decide which gender(s) to get. This can be a tough choice, especially if you're...

    Pet Rats: Male or Female?

    Pet Rats: Male or Female?

    by Theda K.11

  • My family just took a little trip to petsmart the other day and fell in love with two adorable gerbils, we were surprised to see how active and friendly they are, they truly have been a great addition to our household which consists of myself, my...

    Gerbils Care: About Pet Gerbils

    Gerbils Care: About Pet Gerbils

    by Kit-Kitty38

  • 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 Mikulin1

  • 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 finatics14

  • 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. When rats have a cozy bed to sleep in close to your chest they...

    How to Make a Pet Rat Carrier

    How to Make a Pet Rat Carrier

    by JessyGene15

  • A new Pampered Hamster has risen and her name is Elsa. Enjoy Elsa's reflections on living with a human family in this sequel to my hub titled "Adventures of a Pampered Hamster."

    Further Adventures of a Pampered  Hamster

    Further Adventures of a Pampered Hamster

    by Karen A Szklany6

  • How I took care of three blind baby mice and how you can do it too. Instructions and the story of the time I cared for baby mice.

    How to Care for Baby Mice

    How to Care for Baby Mice

    by carozy50

  • 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 Miller235

  • 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 Nettlemere29

  • 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 Theophanes147

  • 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?

    Why Isn't My Guinea Pig Drinking?

    by Bunniez14

  • 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 him a special diet.

    Care for Gerbil with Broken Teeth

    Care for Gerbil with Broken Teeth

    by Sherry Vacik0

  • A gerbil can be a fantastic addition to your home and family. They are great 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

  • 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 Theophanes9

  • 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 Miller0

  • 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 DaniellaWood157

  • 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

  • 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 jplaj10

  • 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 Bunny52

  • 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 ThePetMaster6

  • 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 tamitami0147

  • 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 RenaSherwood50

  • The fun thing about having pets is spending time interacting with them. It's not fun for them or you if all they do is sit in a hutch or cage all day, waiting for their next meal. Of course, you should always have two or more guinea pigs, as they...

    Three Games To Play With Your Guinea Pigs

    Three Games To Play With Your Guinea Pigs

    by Bunniez14

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

    How to Introduce a New Pet Rat

    How to Introduce a New Pet Rat

    by Jessica Marello24

  • 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 JessyGene16

  • 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 Day19

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