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How Big Should a Guinea Pig Cage Be?

How Big Should a Guinea Pig Cage Be?

Guinea pigs need plenty of space to play in.guinea-pig image by Ekaterina Maasing from Fotolia.comMinimum RequirementsThough different sources list very different numbers, most experts recommend that a single pet guinea pig should be kept in a cage or enclosure no smaller than 3.5 square.........[Read More]
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]
Are Hamsters Susceptible to Temperature Change?

Are Hamsters Susceptible to Temperature Change?

Hamsters are highly susceptible to temperature changes. Fluctuating their temperature by more than a few degrees is dangerous for the animal. A stable and moderate climate is necessary for optimal hamster health.......[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 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]
Treatment for Mites in Hamsters

Treatment for Mites in Hamsters

Pet hamsters should be observed daily for any changes or signs that might indicate illness. If you notice small, moving spots on your hamster or excessive scratching, your hamster probably has mites. Your hamster can catch mites from other hamsters or from bedding materials. Consult your veterinaria......[Read More]
How to Care for a Male Dwarf Hamster

How to Care for a Male Dwarf Hamster

The cuddliness and cuteness of dwarf hamsters makes them a popular pet for both children and adults. The Siberian hamster, Roborovskii hamster, Djungarian hamster, and Chinese hamster are the most common species of dwarf hamsters. Although caring for a dwarf hamster is relatively simple, it does req......[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]
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]