Rodents : Pets & Animal

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Care of Guiena Pigs Tips

Care of Guiena Pigs Tips

Guinea pigs are actually rodents and have nothing at all to do with pigs. Guinea pigs make great pets for children because they very rarely ever bite and are easy to handle. They still need a lot of care, and a parent should not buy one for a child if they aren't willing to be responsible for the Gu......[Read More]
How to Raise Gray Squirrels

How to Raise Gray Squirrels

Adult gray squirrels, who frequently inhabit yards and trees in and around human neighborhoods, are sometimes victims of accidents which leave young squirrels orphaned and alone. If you come across a nest of helpless baby squirrels, it is possible for you to become a foster parent and care for these......[Read More]
How to Get Rid of Mice in a Pail of Water

How to Get Rid of Mice in a Pail of Water

Mice are rodents that can be either pests or pets. In winter, mice enter homes to look for food and shelter. Some common types of mice that invade homes are field mice, deer mice and American white-footed mice. When mice enter homes, they can fall into buckets or pails that have been left out. If yo......[Read More]
Home Treatment for Mange in Hamsters

Home Treatment for Mange in Hamsters

The occurrence of mange is common in hamsters. Mange is caused by small mites that live in the hair follicles and skin. Mange symptoms include dry, scaly skin and fur loss. Symptoms are usually concentrated around the ears or on the hamster's back. Home treatments are possible but they will not tr......[Read More]
Domestic and Wild Rat Species

Domestic and Wild Rat Species

Because there are so many species and subspecies of rats, it's hard to know where to begin. These animals have been around for centuries, growing, mutating and always adapting to new conditions. Rats have had relationships with humans for as long as we've shared the same space, resulting in disease,......[Read More]
The Best Pet Rodents

The Best Pet Rodents

It's easy to get confused when trying to figure out which kind of pet rodent to get. Each species has its own distinct features and personality traits. Pet rodents can also be great in different ways depending on what someone is looking for. One person may want a tame rodent. Another may be more con......[Read More]
What Are the Signs of a Pregnant Syrian Hamster?

What Are the Signs of a Pregnant Syrian Hamster?

A pregnant hamster will exhibit an increase in appetite.hamster eating image by cat from Fotolia.comSyrian hamsters reach sexual maturity within weeks of their birth, after which females go into heat every four days. The gestation period for a Syrian hamster is only about 15 to 17 days..........[Read More]
How to Clean Your Rat's Teeth

How to Clean Your Rat's Teeth

Affectionate and clever, rats make surprisingly good pets. They don't take up much space, and like cats, rats are meticulous self-groomers so they're relatively easy to care for. You've probably bathed your rat once or twice after he's gotten something nasty on his fur, but tooth care now needs to b......[Read More]
What Do Dwarf Hamsters Eat?

What Do Dwarf Hamsters Eat?

Feeding your pet dwarf hamster a well-balanced diet can make a major difference in its overall happiness and health. A sound diet provided early in life might mean your hamster will have a longer life than one that has to fend for itself in the wild.......[Read More]
How to Bathe a Domestic White Rat

How to Bathe a Domestic White Rat

Rats have a reputation as being dirty animals, when the truth in fact is very different. They clean themselves regularly using their tongue, but should also be cleaned regularly by their owner in the same way the rat's cage is. White rats will show dirt a lot more than brown rats due to their color,......[Read More]
How to Attract Magpies

How to Attract Magpies

The magpie is a common wild bird conspicuous by its black and white plumage that is offset by a greenish-blue tinge. This social and intelligent bird can be fascinating to watch as it inhabits trees, woodlands, parks and hedgerows in human and natural environments. However, magpies are much maligned......[Read More]
How to Deter Squirrels From Invading Your Home

How to Deter Squirrels From Invading Your Home

Squirrels are adorable, fuzzy little creatures that are fun to watch – unless you are watching them invade your home. Once squirrels have gotten inside of your home – usually through an attic window or basement, it can be difficult and pricey to get them back outside where they belong. T......[Read More]
How to Get My Rat to Stay With Me & Not Run Away

How to Get My Rat to Stay With Me & Not Run Away

Rats are very intelligent creatures making them easy to train. Trust is key when attempting to train a pet rat. First you must establish trust and a bond with the rat, then you can train it to come to you when called or stay on your shoulder until you remove it to ensure it will not run away.......[Read More]
Difference Between Girl & Boy Hamsters

Difference Between Girl & Boy Hamsters

Male and female hamsters look similar at first glance. They don't have obvious differences in color, as seen in many pet birds or size, as seen in other rodents such as rats. Naturally, it is useful to know the gender when naming a hamster, and it may influence behavior and disease risk. In the case......[Read More]
Types of Hamsters Available at Petsmart

Types of Hamsters Available at Petsmart

Winter whites are one of several species of hamster available at PetSmart.hamster image by Patrik Lidaj from Fotolia.comPetSmart stores sell a variety of hamsters at most of their store locations, and knowing which species is right for you can be crucial to proper pet ownership. While.........[Read More]
Foods That Hamsters Should Not Eat

Foods That Hamsters Should Not Eat

Hamsters are darling little petshamster eating image by cat from Fotolia.comHamsters love to eat all the time, according to hamsterific.com. Give your hamsters fresh food such as hamster pellets, grains, seeds, fish liver oil and eggs. However, there are many foods that hamsters should.........[Read More]
Winter Squirrel Habitat

Winter Squirrel Habitat

Squirrels are rodents comprising over 365 species. Within the species, the gray squirrel is the one most recognized, as it is the one most commonly seen in cities, towns, parks and yards. A squirrel's habitat is usually a hollow tree trunk or empty bird's nest, or it will build a den in tree branche......[Read More]
Dwarf Roborovski Hamster Information & Care

Dwarf Roborovski Hamster Information & Care

Dwarf Roborovski hamsters are great, low-maintenance pets for most age groups. These hamsters are the smallest of the dwarf breed and because they can be difficult to handle due to their size, they might not be suitable for small children, according to the Roborovski Hamsters website. However, these......[Read More]
DIY Shelves for Hamsters

DIY Shelves for Hamsters

Hamsters make good household pets, especially for small children. Hamsters don't require much more than food, water and a clean cage to live in. However, to make a hamster's home more interesting, you can make some do-it-yourself shelves for hamsters to live and play on. These shelves are easy to ma......[Read More]