Tips to Find a Lost Hamster, Gerbil or Other Small Pets

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It’s not uncommon for a small pet to get lost inside your home. Finding a lost hamster, gerbil, rat or another small animal can be rather difficult, especially if you have other animals inside the home. … Read More

Reasons to Avoid Bathing Your Rat in the Sink

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When bathing your rat or another small animal, including rabbits, gerbils, hamsters and guinea pigs, it’s important to avoid sticking the pet under running water of a faucet or shower spigot. There are several dangers associated … Read More

Safety Tips for Small Animals Who Live With Cats and Dogs

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Many animal lovers have different types of pets, but there are inherent risks if you own small pets like hamsters, rats, guinea pigs and rabbits, along with larger predatory animals like cats and dogs. I literally … Read More

HR 669 and How It Might Affect You and Your Pets

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Regular readers know that I tend to avoid political topics in this blog. They’re too contentious, and there are many sides to every issue. However, there is a bill currently being considered by the United States … Read More

When Is It Time To Take Your Small Animal To The Vet?

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Every pet owner should maintain a good working relationship with a veterinarian. Owners of multiple types of pets, particularly exotic or unusual pets, may need several veterinarians. However, sometimes the decision to take a pet, particularly … Read More

Changes Afoot at Petco

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Let me begin by saying that, as a pet rat owner and fancier, I detest the mill-style breeding that Rainbow Exotics practices. As a result of these conditions, as well as the treatment of animals seen … Read More

Grooming Guidelines For Your Guinea Pig

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Guinea pigs are exceedingly easy to care for. They enjoy a big cage and won’t show signs of stress being confined, unless they’re left alone all day every day. But they still require some hair and … Read More

Accessories For Your Guinea Pig

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Guinea Pigs enjoy tunneling, exploring and interacting with animals and other elements in their environment. Giving them lots of variety will keep them mentally active for those hours you’re away. That helps keep them stimulated, a … Read More

Bedding Options For Your Guinea Pig

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Guinea pigs need soft, clean bedding that is changed frequently in order to stay in top health. Litter training a cavy is very difficult and, as a result, they tend to eliminate in many areas around … Read More

Different Breeds of Guinea Pigs

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Professionals recognize 13 official breeds of guinea pig or cavy, though several more are popular. Within this set is a group of differently colored types that add further variety to this amazing animal. To top it … Read More

Common Signs That Your Guinea Pig Might Be Ill

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Because guinea pigs are common prey for many larger species, they have evolved to hide pain and weakness. Making noise, limping and other signs of distress alert predators to a location. They tell the predator that … Read More

Guinea Pigs Behavior

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Guinea pigs, or cavies, are like any other species in having a number of distinctive behaviors. Within that broad outline, of course, each pig will have its own peculiarities. It’s the latter that makes detailing the … Read More

Cage Options For Your Guinea Pigs

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One of the many fun aspects of owning a guinea pig is selecting or designing and building a cage. Few homes are designed in a way that allow the owner to let their guinea pig simply … Read More

What Is A Guinea Pig?

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The question posed in the title is a legitimate one. Even though guinea pigs are familiar, they’re neither pigs nor do they hail from Guinea. These rodents, originating from the Andes mountains in South America, are … Read More

All The Secrets Of Guinea Pigs

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By: Dane Stanton Guinea pigs originated from the Andean region of South America, presently known as Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru. They were a food source for mountain tribes around the year 2000BC. They are still to … Read More

Guinea Pigs Training Guide – The Basics

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By Florian Ross Many people would be quick to call a guinea pig just another “dumb animal” but that’s actually not true. Of course, when compared to a human or a dog, guinea pigs aren’t going … Read More

Cleaning Baby Guinea Pigs

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Cleaning Baby Guinea Pigs By: Dane Stanton If you have recently acquired a baby guinea pig and are wondering how to clean baby guinea pigs, you definitely aren’t alone. Chances are you even feel a bit … Read More

Guinea Pig Diet

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Guinea Pig Diet By Graeme Jarry A Good Diet is the Basis for a Healthy Guinea Pig. Daily Basics: Fresh Water Vitamin C Good Quality Guinea Pig Pellets Grass Hay Correct Fresh Vegetables ……………………………………………………………………………………………… WATER: Should … Read More

Guinea Pigs

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Guinea Pigs By Dane Bergen Guinea pigs originated from the Andean region of South America, presently known as Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru. They were a food source for mountain tribes around the year 2000BC. They are … Read More

Guinea Pigs As Pets

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Guinea Pigs As Pets by Phyllis Wasserman Guinea Pigs Guinea pigs are fun pets. They like to eat green peppers, oranges, romaine lettuce, parsley, spinach, carrots, plums and apples. They must have 10 to 30 mg … Read More

Caring For My New Guinea Pig

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Caring For My New Guinea Pig By Greg Beverly Guinea pigs are very lovable animals. They are very affectionate and have their own personalities, which will become very evident within days after you bring them home. … Read More

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