Rodents : Pets & Animal

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How to Groom a Hamster

How to Groom a Hamster

Hamsters are small popular pets that many children enjoy having in the home. Many people favor the fact that hamsters are low maintenance and do a lot of self grooming, which makes them easy pets to keep. However, it is still important to take care of their cages from time to time so as to properly ......[Read More]
How Does a Rat Find Food?

How Does a Rat Find Food?

About RatsThere are many different animals called rats, and they all have different behaviors, diets and strategies. The word "rat" is not a precise scientific term and is sometimes applied to animals that are not closely related. Generally, larger, long-tailed rodents are called rats,.........[Read More]
How Hard Are Hamsters to Take Care Of?

How Hard Are Hamsters to Take Care Of?

A hamster is one of the cutest and least expensive critters in a pet shop, leading many people to purchase them on impulse. Hamsters do make friendly and funny pets, but learning how to care for them properly once you get them home is important. Hamster care isn't difficult, but there are key points......[Read More]
How to Make a Monkey Cage

How to Make a Monkey Cage

Monkey cages are used at animal refuges and zoos to house monkeys. Monkey cages come in many different shapes and sizes and are found constructed out of various materials. A cage that has 128 cubic feet will be large enough to house a few squirrel monkeys and will be capable of temporarily housing o......[Read More]
Rat Lice Treatment

Rat Lice Treatment

Rats make great pets and usually pose no health risks to humans. However, in rare cases, rats come down with a case of lice. Luckily, there are treatments for lice on your rats so your furry friend can stop itching and go back to being healthy.......[Read More]
How to Take Care of Fancy Hamsters

How to Take Care of Fancy Hamsters

A fancy hamster is a short-haired version of the popular Syrian hamster. It is cared for in the same way as other hamsters and is a popular pet for children. The word hamster originates from the German word hamstern, which means "hoarder." The cheek pouches of the fancy hamster are used to hoard foo......[Read More]
How to Breed Kune Kune Pigs

How to Breed Kune Kune Pigs

The kune kune (pronounced cooney cooney) pig genuinely enjoys the company of humans. The native New Zealand pig stands under 26 inches tall. It usually has two tassel-like appendages that dangle below its chin and a fur-covered body. According to the Monach Farms website ,Individual variations inclu......[Read More]
Gerbil Health Care

Gerbil Health Care

Gerbils are generally healthy, hearty animals and rarely require medical attention. With good care, the frisky rodents can live three or four years, say the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Many common illnesses can be treated without a costly trip to the veterinari......[Read More]
How to Make Portable Pig Pens

How to Make Portable Pig Pens

Pigs are kept in a pen to keep them safe from other animals and the environment. Building a portable pig pen can create a pen that you can move to new locations easily. Moving your pig pen may be necessary after you have slaughtered your pigs. A new location can help avoid killing your grass in one ......[Read More]
Reasons Hamsters Make Good Pets

Reasons Hamsters Make Good Pets

Hamsters make good pets for people of all ages. Hamsters are quiet, odorless, inexpensive, and easy to care for. They have lots of energy and enjoy daily interaction with their owners and various toys.......[Read More]
How to Catch a Rat Using a Live Trap

How to Catch a Rat Using a Live Trap

Rats carry diseases, can cause damage to your home and are usually unwanted guests. You can go the more humane route and capture a rat using a live trap. These traps will not hurt the animal, but you will want to be careful where you release the animal. Rats have been living with humans for centurie......[Read More]
How to Tell if Baby Hamsters Are Boys or Girls

How to Tell if Baby Hamsters Are Boys or Girls

Determining the sex of baby hamsters can be challenging because they have not sexually matured. Adult males usually exhibit large testicles, the presence or absence of which make sex clear, but this distinction isn't present at a young age. As a result, the younger the hamster, the more difficult it......[Read More]
Supplements for Hamsters

Supplements for Hamsters

Supplements add variety to a hamster's diethamster eating image by cat from Fotolia.comPet hamsters generally enjoy chewing, frolicking, nesting and eating. While most of the store-bought hamster foods are already infused with all the vitamins and minerals your pet needs for optimum.........[Read More]
How to Raise a Magpie

How to Raise a Magpie

The magpie is a common wild bird that eats insects such as beetles, larvae (worm stage of insect growth) and earthworms. Magpies have higher protein requirements than other birds as they progress to their adolescent and adult maturity stages, which is why they don't naturally eat plant seeds and sma......[Read More]
What Are the Treatments for Hair Loss in Dwarf Hamsters?

What Are the Treatments for Hair Loss in Dwarf Hamsters?

Why is your dwarf hamster losing its hair and should you be concerned? Is hair loss indicative of a disease or just a natural occurrence? Knowing the basic causes of hamster hair loss as well as some preliminary treatment to try at home may save you a visit to the veterinarian.......[Read More]
How to Keep Hamster Teeth Healthy

How to Keep Hamster Teeth Healthy

Your pet hamster uses his teeth all day long to eat, shred his bedding to make a nest, chew on his toys and even help clean his fur. Keeping your hamster’s teeth healthy is important so they don’t become overgrown or rotten.......[Read More]
DIY Bush Pig

DIY Bush Pig

Bush pigs, or bushpigs, are part of the pig family and related to the warthog. While similar to the warthog in looks, bush pigs tend to be larger, have smaller tusks and lack warts. They have long hair that ranges from red to black. If you own acres of private property and are interested in raising ......[Read More]
How to Make a Self-Feeding Pig Feeder

How to Make a Self-Feeding Pig Feeder

Pigs require a constant supply of food to keep them healthy while fattening them up. Whether you are raising a pet pig or a pig to sell for meat, the animals eat large amounts of food so you need to be prepared for that. Take the time to build a self-feeding pig feeder so you do not have to worry ab......[Read More]