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  1. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    So I was at a petstore the other day with my sister. She had to get some supplies for her guinea pig. we were looking at all the animals and there was a tank full of white mice and then we saw this really cute grayish one and then another light colored brindle. They were so cute. I couldn't...
  2. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    Hey everyone. I'm a brand new mouse owner, but she's very shy. I've been trying to get her used to me by petting her with my finger while she's on her wheel. What else can I do to get her to butter up to me? Thanks. I wish I could take some pics, but my cameras' broken. :(
  3. Rabbit Discussion
    I picked up some new bunnies this weekend. They belonged to my friend Brenda for about 3 and a half years, but since she's been leaving them at home with her parents while she's at school, her parents seem to have finally put their foot down and told her she has to get someone else to take the...
  4. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    hi everyone. I've had rats for a while, and I know that there is no way to keep them from smelling at all! but, this is my first time having boys instead of girls and it is definitely a bigger challenge to keep the smell under control. does anyone have any suggestions for air fresheners that...
  5. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    does any one have any information on black bear hamsters,because where i stay they have them at this petstore called petland.and they are very sweet.and i've never had an hamster before and i've been researching getting one for a while,any info would be great on the black bears hammies ,bye!
  6. Guinea Pig Discussion
    And their foster mommy told me that wood chips are not good for piggies. Is this right? One thing she suggested was hemp bedding, which I can get at the same place as my aspen shavings. Which do you think is better?
  7. Rabbit Discussion
    I recently just bought home a new family member shelley! He is actually a guy but I gave him a feminine name because of a special meaning behind it =) Anyway, I think it is because its my first time taking care of a pet, I get paranoid easily. I have done so many research and everyone says...
  8. Rabbit Discussion
    Hi! Our 2 cages for our new buns are both wire cages with an underneath pan that slides out for cleaning. I have the bottom of the pan lined with newspaper, but it really, really smells in the room I have them in. For those of you who have wire cages, what is in the bottom? Would it help...
  9. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    Has anyone dealt with lice on their rats/mice? My vet found lice on mine several weeks ago, and they were on oral meds for 3 weeks. Well, I think they have them still/again. I was just wondering if anyone has been successful in getting rid of them, and what worked for you?
  10. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    I'm going to get a rat cage off my cousin today that she doesn't want anymore and she says its huge so yeah. I'm planning on getting 2 female rats sometime this week if i can find the perfect 2. Now I just want some people to list all the different types of stuff that rats need and like...
  11. Guinea Pig Discussion
    I don't have any piggies, yet, but I plan to, although I don't know when yet, and I just have a couple of questions. For one, I plan to make my own cage, a C&C cage, and I was wondering if pigs chew a lot and also if coroplast is safe to be chewed? Also, is newspaper ok to line the cage and...
  12. Degu Discussion
    The pet store I buy my bedding at was out of stock this weekend, the Degu's cage really needed to be cleaned, so I found some cheap stuff at a different store. Both brands say pine but the new stuff is really aromatic, I'm not sure it's ok for the degus. I've heard to use "kiln dried pine...
  13. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    So whenever I had my female rats, I could go a week, even a week and a half before their cage would get smelly and messy. But with the boys I have to clean it almost every three to four days, sometimes less! I have heard that males are more smelly but I just realized how much bedding I have to...
  14. Rabbit Discussion
    Hi Everybody, Thks for making me feel welcome.My initial post went to the moderator for approval so the pics may have been deleted. Anyway,below r the photobucket links of my companions Barney & Betty. Can someone pls tell me what breed they r...
  15. Degu Discussion
    Hi guys! I think my degu has been scratching one ear more than usual. She doesn't flinch or anything whrn I touch it, so its doesn't hurt her. But she does un around my room alot, maybe she's alergic to something. There is a little red spot on that ear...maybe a small bug bite? Should I stop...
  16. General Rodent Chat
    Cedar and Pine Shavings are Toxic to ALL Small Animals! Cedar and pine shavings, the bedding choices most commonly used for small animals, have been found to contain toxins! Both cedar and pine contain phenols-that's the stuff that makes them smell good. Phenols are caustic, poisonous, acidic...
  17. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    Last night I got a new hamster. I guess I missed having a little rodent :). He's a male (or at least that's what I was told...I'll be checking him myself when he's used to me) and I ended up getting him from a petstore. I usually rescue so I feel kinda bad but there aren't any hamsters around...
  18. Rabbit Discussion
    Any tips on how I can littertrain my male rabbit? My female was "smart" & trained herself :lol: I'm sure neutering will help (going to!) but any tips? Sites to recommend?
  19. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    So, I know hamsters arent the greatest smelling animals in the world... but Haylee seems to Really smell. I hold her and afterwards I have to wash my hands/arms and change if I dont want to smell like her! =) I clean her cage at least 2 times a week, and its not horrible, but it still smells...
  20. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    I have always used the fluffy type of bedding with some shredded paper mixed in for all the gerbils and hamsters I've had.:hamster: I've never had any problems with it but I read in a few books recently that you shouldn't use fluffy bedding as they can swallow it and choke!:shock: I just...
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