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  1. Chinchilla Discussion
    Hello! I am getting ready to build a cage for my chins :) A super nice, super big one , completely from scratch....:) Anyway, I have heard that some wood is deadly to chins. Annddd.... kiln dried pine and poplar are ok? Is that right? Also... I was wondering if they were allergic to any...
  2. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    My campbell's dwarf SwissMiss has taken a turm for the worse, and now she has two lumps on the insides of her back legs. One is yellow, about the size of a mini m&m, and looks kinda like a little piece of popcorn. It's hard to get her to hold still and see, but it looks like is has a little...
  3. Degu Discussion
    I went out shopping for more toys today for my little goo girls and when I did, my son pointed out the log toy that we have in our cage and said, "Look, Mom! It says it has pine shavings in it!" I could have died. Again, my stupidity rises from not reading up BEFORE purchasing a new pet. When I...
  4. Degu Discussion
    ...and my mom and I saw one of those SunSeed flower garden salad things for my goos. On the package it says "FOR RABBITS, GUINEA PIGS, CHINCHILLAS & DEGUS" The ingredients in it is Timothy Hay, Dehydrated Parsley Stems, Alfalfa Hay, Pine Cones, Calendula Marigolds, and Rose petals. When I saw...
  5. Degu Discussion
    Hello All I don;t have any degus yet. we will be getting them at 5 weeks old soon. We are getting two girls. I bought this cage off of ebay. It is 36 inches high by 31 wide and 18 deep. I built all the shelves from kiln dried pine and cut them on a band saw and routed the edges for a nice...
  6. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    Hey all. Yesterday I became the happy owner of 2 six-week-old mice :D They are sisters and came from a pet shop because I couldn't find any local breeders, but it was a really nice shop. I've had hamsters and rats before but never mice, I just have a couple of questions I was wondering if...
  7. Degu Discussion
    I was wondering what sort of toys I should buy for my soon-to-be goos. Since there isn't any Degu toys, I didn't know if I should go with chin, rat, ferret, or some rabbit toys. Also, what do goos like to play with? I mean are they tunnelers like hamsters, or what? Do they like ferret hammocks...
  8. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    I've never owned a mouse before at all...and to be honest would just be a little afraid too for right now. Not really cuz I don't like them or that they scare me more so because we had a problem with wild mice getting into the house about a year ago and sadly the problem was so large that we had...
  9. Degu Discussion
    Does any one know which wood (branches) are safe for me to place in their cage and which ones are not safe? Thank You,
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Degu Discussion
    What kinds of wood are safe to use to build nest boxes? Would simple press board work?
  14. Chinchilla Discussion
    I had 2 chinchillas in my life so far.& Since last summer,I've been without a chinchilla. I really REALLY miss having one in my life. Is there any chinchilla breeders on this site that breed different color chinchillas? (I only ever had standard grey color). Also do you ship to Canada by means...
  15. Degu Discussion
    So, when I let my girls out to play, it's in a penned in area of the floor. So, yesterday I clean out their cage while playing with them (talking, sitting in the play area) and i'm sitting on my knees. I go to shift my weight from my bad ankle to my good, and there's a goo under me!! oh my god...
  16. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    Now, for all of the animals I've ever had, I've always used pine shavings as I know there are certain types of shavings that rats cant have so mine have always had pine. My Degu's use it as well and none of them have ever had any problems with it. I was just wondering if pine is alright to use...
  17. Degu Discussion
    I'm curious to what you all use for bedding/litter in your degu habitats. Also are they in a cage or Tank? I mix a pine pellet litter which i use for the rabbits too, with some aspen shavings. I have corn cob for all my other critters and it is great, my worry was the Goos may eat it.
  18. Pet Product Reviews
    Who here used/uses Yesterdays News for rodents,like rats or mice or whatever? I use aspen currently...but since I have so many rats,the bags I get are no longer lasting.I mean,they last me a week.I do my cages every 2 days and the bags of aspen really don't last anymore. I know some people use...
  19. Degu Discussion
    I'm just curious what ways you all play with your Degus? Not many people here own Degus, and the few people I knew who did no longer, and theirs were never very friendly or tame. I had one friend who had a giant hamster ball for her Degu and it loved to cruise around the house (dropping poops...
  20. Chinchilla Discussion
    Hello! My name is Kathie and I am a proud new mommy of a 2+ month old mosaic chin named Pogo. :storkb: I got him about a week ago. He is such a joy! I knew I would love having a chin but I am so surprise at how attached I am to him already!:love: My kids love him too! And they are VERY...
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