Rodents : Pets & Animal

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Guinea Pig Food Diet

Guinea Pig Food Diet

As a common children's pet, guinea pigs (also known as cavies) give the illusion that they are an easy, low-maintenance pet. This, however, is not the case as is exemplified by their dietary needs. Given an improper diet, guinea pigs can suffer from metastatic calcification (calcific lesions through......[Read More]
Why Chipmunks Make Bad Pets

Why Chipmunks Make Bad Pets

Chipmunks are indigenous to the North American continent and parts of Eastern Europe. You will have seen them as cartoon characters, where they are usually depicted as cute but mischievous creatures who respond energetically and vigorously when they are disturbed or their habitat is threatened. Alth......[Read More]
How to Control Odor in a Guinea Pig Cage

How to Control Odor in a Guinea Pig Cage

Guinea pigs, often called cavies by pet-owners, make excellent additions to any family. These animals, once they adapt to the presence of humans, become affectionate and loving. Because of their generally docile demeanor, guinea pigs are often a favorite pet of children. It is important to remember,......[Read More]
Scratches on TimberTech Decking

Scratches on TimberTech Decking

TimberTech's composite decking products, while durable, are not completely scratch-proof. They are susceptible to scratching, if not handled or cared for correctly, before, during and after installation. Even with proper care and normal use, scratches can occur over time. When scratches do occur, th......[Read More]
Information on Chocolate Russian Dwarf Hamsters

Information on Chocolate Russian Dwarf Hamsters

Chocolate Russian dwarf hamsters make ideal family pets and are easy to care for. The three different types of Russian dwarf hamsters are Campbell's Russian dwarf hamsters, winter white Russian dwarf hamsters and Roborovski Russian dwarf hamsters. All three breeds can be bred in a variety of colors ......[Read More]
How to Hold Hamsters

How to Hold Hamsters

Hamsters are cute little rodents that can make fascinating pets. Although the personalities of these critters may vary, many hamsters enjoy being held and won't get too nervous when handled. Before you try to hold a hamster, however, know that the hamster is comfortable with you. When holding a hams......[Read More]
Information About Pet Mice

Information About Pet Mice

A pet mouse can be a great addition to almost any family. Mice are clean, friendly and even a little cuddly. Mice can be a source of entertainment for those seeking an addition to their lives. A mouse does not require a huge yard or trips to the local park.......[Read More]
Are Female Cockatiels Easier to Keep Than Male Cockatiels?

Are Female Cockatiels Easier to Keep Than Male Cockatiels?

One of the most popular types of birds people keep as pets is the cockatiel. Cockatiels are smart, social birds that are approximately 10 to 14 inches in length. With proper care, cockatiels generally live approximately 15 to 20 years. Male and female cockatiels are both easy to keep as pets; howeve......[Read More]
How to Build a Cage for an Unreleasable or Injured Squirrel

How to Build a Cage for an Unreleasable or Injured Squirrel

Squirrels are wild animals that best thrive when they are left in the wild, but certain situations require that squirrels be raised or kept in captivity because they are injured or otherwise unreleasable. Creating a cage for a squirrel in such a situation will allow for the squirrel to be housed saf......[Read More]
How to Make a Comfortable Home for your New Gerbil

How to Make a Comfortable Home for your New Gerbil

If you just got a new gerbil and you are wondering what you should buy to make his or her new little home comfortable, there are a few things you should look out for and include. Some things may not be a good choice, while others are more suitable. From toys or food, gather a few things to make a co......[Read More]
Information About Short Haired Male Hamsters

Information About Short Haired Male Hamsters

Hamsters are a type of rodent, featuring long, curved incisors that allow them to be good at gnawing. Hamsters originated in the wild, but are now domesticated and bred to be caged pets. Male short-haired hamsters are regarded as a good pet for small children, as they are generally laid back and for......[Read More]
Do Ground Squirrels Eat Grubs?

Do Ground Squirrels Eat Grubs?

"Ground squirrels" refers to a group of rodents with 62 species worldwide, 38 of them found in North America. The name comes from their habitat, often open areas and grasslands of temperate and tropical regions. These animals have short legs and tails, and strong claws, which they use to dig burrows......[Read More]
Chinchilla Food in Their Natural Habitat

Chinchilla Food in Their Natural Habitat

Chinchillas are native to the Andes mountains in South America. They are crepuscular rodents, which means they are most active at dusk and dawn, and sleep the rest of the day. Chinchillas are slightly larger than common squirrels and, in the wild, they make their homes in rock crevices. Due to exces......[Read More]
How to Find a Lost Hamster in Your House

How to Find a Lost Hamster in Your House

With hands that are able to grasp onto doors, and enough intelligence to know how many cage doors work, hamsters are known for becoming escape artists. If your small pet is lost in your home, a little ingenuity will help you find it and return it to its cage.......[Read More]
How to Raise Baby Flying Squirrels

How to Raise Baby Flying Squirrels

If you find a litter of baby flying squirrels that appear to have been abandoned or lost their mother, it's a good idea to take them. Many lost or abandoned baby animals do not survive on their own in the wild. If you cannot get in touch with a licensed wildlife rehabilitation center and are able, t......[Read More]
Colors & Types of Hamsters

Colors & Types of Hamsters

Hamsters come in a variety of sizes and colors.hamster image by cat from Fotolia.comNo small rodent remains quite so popular a pet as the hamster. There are many different types of hamster from which to choose, and each breed comes in various shapes, sizes and colors. Whether a fluffy.........[Read More]
What Is the Habitat of a Rat?

What Is the Habitat of a Rat?

The two most common North American rat species are the Norway rat and the Roof rat. These animals originated in Asia but spread throughout the world by ships. Rats are considered to be scavengers and therefore can usually survive on almost anything, in almost any kind of environment. Rats are rodent......[Read More]
How to Breed Hairless Rats

How to Breed Hairless Rats

Hairless rats, sometimes referred to as Sphynx rats or dumbo rats, can be difficult to breed. Female hairless rats tend to lack a maternal nature and do not lactate sufficiently to support the healthy growth of young. They are most safely bred from a haired Rex female that carries the hairless gene,......[Read More]
How to Feed Infant Squirrels

How to Feed Infant Squirrels

Baby squirrels often become dislodged from their nests during severe storms. The mother may also succumb to a predator or other mishap which leaves the infants orphans. Most squirrels have three to four babies at a time. Born blind and hairless, the young infants depend completely on their mother. T......[Read More]
How to Feed & Care for Hamsters

How to Feed & Care for Hamsters

Hamsters are a small species of rodent commonly kept as pets. Hamsters may seem self-sufficient and content in their cages, but they require as much careful owner attention as larger pets to ensure long, healthy lives. Because of their small size, limited space requirements, and relatively docile di......[Read More]