Pet Rodents : How to Train a Hamster

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Training a hamster is done by handing them frequently at a young age to get them socialized and comfortable with human contact. Begin training a hamster as e…

Pet Rodents : How to Train Pet Rats

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Training pet rats is easily done by handling them often, finding out what their favorite treat is, rewarding good behavior and even putting a litter box in t…

Traveling with Rats: By Plane (Part One)

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Yes, it’s possible to fly with rats, but it takes a little more planning and finesse than traveling with rats by car, and it’s not feasible at all times. Some airlines won’t carry rats. During very cold … Read More

Extreme Cold and Your Pets

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Ice storms are battering the Northeast, while the West and Midwest are now experiencing record cold due to an Arctic front. In my city, a record-breaking low was recorded yesterday, with temperatures of -15 degrees Fahrenheit … Read More

Bathing Your Rat

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  Rats are naturally very tidy animals, generally needing baths only once or twice a year unless a medical condition or an owner’s allergies necessitate more frequent bathing. Some male rats require more frequent baths due to … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Mouse Woes

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Dear Petlvr Mailbag … Polybore’s cat is terrible at catching mice. It catches them in the garden then brings them into the house and lets them go, alive. I want the cat to catch and kill … Read More

One Rat or Two?

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“Should I get one rat, or two?” That’s a question I hear asked very often, and, unlike most pet questions, it’s got an easy answer. Get two! Or, better yet, three, or as many rats as … Read More

WHS Ad – October 30, 2007 – Please Adopt Me!

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Marty, 137540 Marty is happy to be one of the first cats in the cat adoption condos at the new shelter! Marty has a bit of a surprising story…. Stray for 10 months, when he was … Read More

Pet Rats – Why They Make Great Pets

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By Scott McHenry Anyone looking for a new pet wants a pet that is clean, socialized and well trained. Most people don’t know that these are all qualities of pet rats! There are many misconceptions about … Read More

Snakes

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By Bob Cheney Well, what is there about them you can say that is positive? How can anybody trust a creature that is born without arms or legs and smells with its tongue? Obviously, you can … Read More

Rats – Ten Things You May Not Know About Them

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By Sarah Ann *In ancient Rome, the people called rats, “big mice” and mice were referred to as “little mice”. The actual translation was Mus Maximus (big mouse) or Mus minimus (little mouse). * Near the … Read More

Ferret Disease And Illness

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Ferret Disease And Illness By Lee Dobbins Some people look at me like I’m crazy when I say “I love my ferret”, but I do, and they can think what they want. My little guy brings … Read More

Should You Give Children Hamsters

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Should You Give Children Hamsters By Hal Storm Getting a pet for a child is a great idea because it gives them responsibility and a buddy. Hamsters are a popular choice, but are they a good … Read More

Hamster Care And Why Hamsters Make Great Pets

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Hamster Care And Why Hamsters Make Great Pets By P Anderson Hamsters are one of the most popular pets in the world, and are definitely the most popular pet from the rodent family. Hamsters make great … Read More

What Exactly Do Ferrets Eat?

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What Exactly Do Ferrets Eat? By Rob Symonds So you’ve gone out and gotten yourself a furry friend that you are excited about teaching and feeding but it suddenly occurred to you that you are unsure … Read More

Ferrets as Pets – Is This The Right Pet For You?

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Ferrets as Pets – Is This The Right Pet For You? By Jonni Good Many people are now considering ferrets as pets. This animal is the third most popular pet in the United States according to … Read More

Rats vs. Hamsters: Which is the Better Pet for Your Toddler?

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Rats vs. Hamsters: Which is the Better Pet for Your Toddler? By Mary Jensen When choosing a pet for their child, many parents are more inclined to choose a hamster over a rat. They see the … Read More

Basic Needs For Your Pet Ferret

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Basic Needs For Your Pet Ferret By Lee Dobbins A ferret can be a fun pet that will provide you with hours of amusement. If you are thinking about adopting a ferret, you should take the … Read More

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