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  1. Rabbit Discussion
    Hi there, First of all I'll introduce myself....I'm Holly proud mummy to my 16 month old daughter and our new rabbit (yet to be named). We inherited our outdoor rabbit 4 days ago from friends of friends along with his hutch and run. He's a year and a half old. I'm not sure what breed he is...
  2. Rabbit Discussion
    Ok, I've heard that Guinea Pigs and rabbits get along well, and they are good companions, I've also heard they don't do well... Can anybody tell me if its normaly a good or bad idea? I figure that since they both eat timothy hay, when I feed pellets I can put a divider in their cage until they...
  3. Rabbit Discussion
    I just picked up my Oxbow products from the distributor I found and so far they are a big hit with the buns. :thumbsup: I bought Oxbow Bunny Basics T (timothy pellets) and a big bag of orchard grass. They love the orchard grass and even like the timothy pellets (to my surprise). I am so excited...
  4. Rabbit Discussion
    Okay for those that haven't read Steph's thread on her rescue bunny "Rusty", I had mentioned about us getting a bunny or 2 from a local national that works with Darren, he raises rabbits for food and we both wanted to try and take one or 2 for a pet, guess we would be "saving" a bunnie or 2 if...
  5. Rabbit Discussion
    I just received a rabbit and I know nothing about them... I'm wondering if it wasn't very well taken care of..... I have a couple q's if I should worry or not. First off, it's got quite a bit of poo stuck to it's backside.. I washed it off as best I could. The bunny is shedding, so is that...
  6. Rabbit Discussion
    I feed each of my rabbits two thirds a cup of food a day. My rabbits are both five pound mini lops and need that much food, otherwise they won't have any energy. Of course, they also get to run around outside on almost every nice day. :)
  7. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    Just wondering if its ok to give timothy hay to dwarf hamsters. I figured that it would be fine since hamsters eat grass in the wild and timothy is a grass hay. I have a lot of hay around here for my rabbits, so I gave a little to my new dwarf. She absolutely loves it. Please let me know if...
  8. Chinchilla Discussion
    I read on another forum that bluegrass hay has a yellowing agent in it, and that some people don't feed it to their chinchillas. I recently ordered 9 lbs of it from Kleenmamas hayloft and was wondering if it is safe for the chins to have it everyday
  9. Rabbit Discussion
    Hi. I was wondering if anyone has had this experience with their bunnies. I had to trim a little fur off my bun's nose because he got some sticky baytril on it and it would not come off. The fur was getting matted so I gave it a little trim, thinking that it would grow back in no time. Well that...
  10. Prairie Dog Discussion
    I'm going to be buying my Rosie some stuff and wanted to check to see if what I'm buying is ok, I can't see any reason why not... - Meadow Hay with clover - I usually feed Oxbow Timothy Hay - Willow, woven balls - straw ball, grass hay ball, grass fern ball - fill with hay. - Straw...
  11. Rabbit Discussion
    Hey everyone!! I got my new bunny on Friday!! We are pretty sure she is a girl so her name is Lola!! She is the cutest. its funny to watch her cuz she keeps trying to figure out how to get out of her cage so she'll stand on her hind legs and look around. She also loves to lay in her litter...
  12. Rabbit Discussion
    I found the bunny I am getting. My bf is picking it up on Friday. So I have a couple of questions. What kind of food is good to feed them? I also know not to use pine or cedar as their bedding so what should I use? Would timothy hay be OK?? And we plan on litter training it so what should...
  13. Guinea Pig Discussion
    The use of Gram-positive spectrum oral antibiotics can seriously alter the sensitive balance of bacterial flora in the cecum. Remember antibiotics to be avoided by using the PLACE rule. Penicillin Lincomycin Ampicillin, Amoxicillin Cephalosporins, Clindamycin Erythromycin
  14. Prairie Dog Discussion
    Can anybody point me too a really good website about the proper care for a pet prairie dog -- diet mainly? What does everybody here feed their pd's? Is Prairie dog delight a good choice, there seems to be conflicting information. I read you should not feed stuff like this and stick with...
  15. Rabbit Discussion
    Some rabbits are small: Dutch and Polish dwarf breeds weigh under 4 ½ pounds (2 kilograms). Some rabbits are large: Flemish Giants or Lop-Ears weigh over 11 pounds (5 kilograms). With some 50 different breeds you can pretty much have your choice. Whichever you choose you will have lots of...
  16. Chinchilla Discussion
    I know everyone feeds their chins Timothy and Alfalfa hay.I know some mix oats in the feed but does anyone feed their chins oat hay along with the other.Is this a good thing or bad?
  17. Chinchilla Discussion
    by: Dr. Lani Steinohrt Section: Overview Diarrhea in chinchillas is an increase in the water content of fecal pellets with or without an increase in the frequency or volume of the bowel movements. Contrary to diarrhea in many other species, any changes in the normal appearance of a...
  18. Chinchilla Discussion
    Written by: Pet Place Staff Providing proper nutrition is one of the most important aspects of keeping your chinchilla healthy. Chinchillas are herbivores and require a special diet that is rich in vitamins and high in fiber. In order to promote intestinal motility and minimize intestinal...
  19. Rabbit Discussion
    written by: Elizabeth Te Selle in consultation with Cindy McBee, DVM For years, I have agonized over what to feed the dogs and cats in our family. Researching and analyzing "premium," "prescription," "natural," and even vegetarian foods on the market is time consuming, but having precise...
  20. Prairie Dog Discussion
    Prairie Dogs Susan A. Brown, DVM Prairie dogs are heavy bodied rodents which have been referred to as burrowing squirrels. They are native to the grassy plains of western North America from the Dakotas south to northern Mexico. Of the five species of prairie dog (Cynomys spp.) which reside in...
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