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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 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]
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 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]
Information on Raising Hamsters

Information on Raising Hamsters

Raising hamsters is not difficult, but it does require a commitment to provide a clean cage and adequate food and water for the mother and babies. Hamsters prefer to be solitary, so the male and female should only be housed together for mating, and then separated immediately afterwards to prevent fi......[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]
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]
Facts About the Sahara Desert Kangaroo Rat

Facts About the Sahara Desert Kangaroo Rat

The Sahara desert runs through northwest Africa and encompasses nine countries, which makes it the largest desert in the world. The daytime temperature regularly tops 113 degrees Fahrenheit, and during the night the temperature often drops to below freezing. Within its harsh borders the kangaroo rat......[Read More]
Allergies to Hamsters

Allergies to Hamsters

You commonly encounter pet allergies to dogs and cats, but people may suffer from allergies to other pets as well. Popular pets due to their affordability, small size and docile nature, hamsters can cause allergic reactions in people from either their dander or their bites. Hamster allergies most co......[Read More]
How to Get Rid of Fancy Mice

How to Get Rid of Fancy Mice

Fancy mice are low-maintenance "pocket pets." They weigh about 1 oz. and their body length measures between 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches. Their fur may be long, smooth or curly and often present in combinations of white, brown, gray, black and tan. The more you handle your mouse, the tamer he will become. ......[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]
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 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]
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]
American Blue Rat Pet Information

American Blue Rat Pet Information

Although rats are sometimes pests or denizens of sewers and garbage cans, a domesticated rat can be an affectionate and valuable pet. In households that are too small for dogs or that have grown to love the personalities of rats, it's common to see a rat roaming the shelves looking for attention. Am......[Read More]
How to Lure Your Runaway Hamster Back

How to Lure Your Runaway Hamster Back

Hamsters sometimes display great skills at escaping, and their small size, agility and speed means they can quickly disappear under furniture or into walls. An escaped hamster is at risk from all sorts of predators, including snakes, birds of prey and cats, electrocution from gnawing wiring or traps......[Read More]
How to Make a Dog Bark at a Squirrel on a Tree

How to Make a Dog Bark at a Squirrel on a Tree

Squirrels may be cute and fluffy, but they can be a serious nuisance to homeowners. Squirrels are destructive, often chewing on siding and shingles in an attempt to nest inside your home. They will knock down bird feeders and steal pet food while scavenging for a meal. Dogs can be taught to bark at......[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]
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 Take Care of a Litter of Dwarf Hamsters

How to Take Care of a Litter of Dwarf Hamsters

Taking care of a litter of dwarf hamsters can be quite intimidating. Fortunately, the hamster parents provide most of the work and care for the pups. However, there are a few things you must do as well.......[Read More]