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Safe for Pets Mice Removal

With cold weather here, mice and rats seek warm places for their survival, which could mean your house. If your cats and dogs are like my daughter’s pets, they believe in live and let live. Which means it’s up to us to rid our homes of those unwelcome guests. Of course there are pets that […]

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Hamsters That Bite

Hamsters make good pets but they do bite. With a little TLC and correct handling, you can prevent those bites. Never startle a hamster by touching or picking up unexpectedly. Hamsters sleep during the day and don’t like to be disturbed. They are less apt to bite in the evening. Make sure your hamster’s cage […]

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Choosing Small Pets for Children

Children’s introduction to pets is so important for a number of reasons. Pets teach children to be responsible for the care, nurturing and well-being of a living creature which translates into being able to handle adult responsibilities. Children learn about nature and the environment in caring for pets. And pets teach children intangibles – feelings […]

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Endangered Rodents

It is an unfortunate fact that some rodent species are now endangered in the wild. This is due to factors such as loss of habitat due to urban development and the fur trade. Efforts are being made to conserve these species and increase their population numbers. The long-eared jerboa is a rodent which lives in […]

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Cancer in Small Pets

Guinea Pigs, gerbils, hamsters, rats and mice can all develop cancer, particularly as they age. They are prone to all types of cancer, bone cancer, skin cancer, internal organ cancers. Spaying the female of the species acts as a preventive of some types of cancer. Removal of tumors with surgery is well tolerated by these […]

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Teach Your Little Critter Tricks

Even small pets – rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, rats, gerbils and hamsters – can learn to do tricks. In order to teach your pet, you must first gain his trust. Spend time with your pet, get him used to your touch and the sound of your voice. Get to know your pet’s reaction to you […]

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Choosing the Right Small Animal

You may have already decided that a small animal fits your lifestyle and personality, but are not quite sure which type of small animal is right for you. You need to consider not how a pet can fit round your life, but whether you can alter your life around what your pet needs. Some things […]