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  1. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    Hello! We just bought our first two pet fancy mice. We are discovering one of them has the Waltzingmouse syndrome, which is fine. We still love little Joan and just want to make sure we're doing all we can to keep her comfortable and happy. We bought a flying saucer wheel, but other than...
  2. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    So my mouse cage had alot of knats in it, i put some apple vineger in a bowl away from the cage and most went into the bowl, but about 7 (yes i counted) stayed by the cage, is there a way to get rid of ALL the knats?
  3. Guinea Pig Discussion
    We just adopted two male one-year-old piggies. We have had them about a week and they are acclimating to our home well. We are leaving on a short vacation Monday morning and returning Wednesday evening. I have a few options for care while we are away and want to get some feedback on what...
  4. Prairie Dog Discussion
    Hi! I am the caregiver to 2 female prairie dog pups that are approximately 8-10 weeks in age. They are owned by a pilot that is gone 25% of the time and the rest of the time they spend in my home. I know bonding is super important and I try to insure they get lots of attention! However, we...
  5. Guinea Pig Discussion
    DS wants to research what it takes to care for a GP - can someone link me to a good care sheet?
  6. Degu Discussion
    Okay. So, I am getting two female degu babies, Belle and Apple in a few weeks. And I've been doing research, but, I still need help with...EVERYTHING! Can the cage be as big as a chinchilla cage, because my sister has a chinchilla. Blizzard has a pretty big cage with ledges and things. The lady...
  7. Dogs
    I was driving today and saw a puppy cold and wet in a ditch.. Of course i couldn't just leave him there, so i brought him home and have warmed him up. I know he is WAY too young to be away from his mother.. I have a lot of experience with dogs and other animals, but I've never had one this...
  8. General Rodent Chat
    Hello Everyone! Just wanted to share information on our celebration for Adopt-A-Rescued-Guinea Pig Month. To celebrate, we're holding a live Q&A about small mammal adoption and care on our Facebook page today, Wednesday, March 28, from 12-2 p.m. ET! If you have any questions or would like to...
  9. Reptile & Amphibian Discussion
    Keeping Reptiles Isn't Difficult, With The Right Equipment! Most people who start out keeping reptiles will fail if they have not done advance research on the species they are trying to keep. This happens for a number of reasons...
  10. Other Exotics
    Well i'm really sad to be posting this :( my boyfriend has a tarantula he barely takes care of and it's still alive. he's just uneducated about it. but i was talking to him and he told me that if i figure out what i need i can take care of it however i want so i'm gonna take light of said...
  11. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    :binkie: Bought 2 gerbils. One grey 12 weeks and a black and white one 10 weeks. There're related, I am a first time gerbil owner but I have minded gerbils before. Anyone have any idea what type of gerbil they are? I didn't buy them from a pet shop. I have a plastic base wire cage can they chew...
  12. Ferret Discussion
    Hi, I've never owned a ferret, but I've always thought about it. Do they bite and can you potty train them to only poop in a designated spot? How friendly are they, and do they require a lot of attention or are they more independent? And what are the main differences in between owning a pet...
  13. Rabbit Discussion
    When i first got benji ( 9 1/2 weeks old) he didn't mind being picked up and for the first month or so he tolerated it and would let me pick him up to put him on the bed or to put him in the play pen etc.. But now (4 months) he HATES it, he wiggles and kicks, I try to support his back legs as...
  14. Chinchilla Discussion
    Okay so I am a new owner of my first pet chinchilla and I love him to death but sometimes he poops in his ball and it gets stuck in his fur... I read up on how to get it out and some people said use a baby wipe... well I did and now his fur isnt normal... I gave him his sand bath and its still...
  15. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    My daughter aquired a hamster from a friend cause they were moving, so Ive been trying to learn as much as possible about how to care for one. I read that when hamsters get stinky that we can't bath them but that we can use baby bum wipes.. Any truth to this or will the wipes irritate? What if i...
  16. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    i haven't been on in awhile, and here's why... our house is breaking up! >.< we're not sure who's going to keep the rats... right now we are in a custody battle. wish me luck guys, any advice you have will be appreciated.
  17. Snakes
    hey everyone. i had a customer bring me a snake yesterday and said he found it under a tarp in is back yard. he took out this little grey and orange snake that looked REALLY cute. he had a bit of a musk smell to him but i didnt mind because of how awesome he looked. the scales were keeled so i...
  18. Animal Welfare & Legal Issues
    If our pets are important to us, we owe it to them to do what they cannot - ensure their well-being when we are no longer mentally or physically able to take care of them. In this book, we cover a range of options to provide for our pets' future under such circumstances. We also discuss a...
  19. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    Hey.... my chinese dwarf hamster noddle has a lump on her back in the middle of her shoulder blades and when we took her to the vets they gave me some anti-biotics in case it was an abses but they didn't work. The vets also said that it may be a tumour but if it wasn't causing her any harm then...
  20. Snakes
    Hey everyone. My name is Mike and just bought a female Ball Python from Animal Jungle. I'm not sure of the age at the moment. I need some advice on caring for her. Her name is Ivory. I purchased a 10gal tank with a carpet bottom, a heat lamp with a 20w bulb, a water dish, and a little hut for...
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