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  1. Degu Discussion
    Almost three months ago my Skippy started having troubles breathing. He was sort of wheezing and it just seemed like he really had to try harder to breathe. Otherwise he seemed very healthy, running around, etc. I wrote about it in this post. I took him to the vet and he gave us the antibiotic...
  2. Snakes
    Corn Snake Tank Set-Up *none of this guide is to be stolen or used elsewhere with out my permission* The corn snake tank set-up Corn snake tanks or vivarium is where your snake will spend most if not all of its time (excluding feeding and handling). Vivariums consist of several parts: the...
  3. Rabbit Discussion
    I'm using Carefresh litter right now, but I have a couple problems with it. First, it's not as good as I've found wood shavings like pine to be when absorbing odors. But I know pine is dangerous for bunnies because of the dust and fragrance oils, so I can't use it. But my house is very, very...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Rabbit Discussion
    :question:Ok i'm planning on getting a bunny VERY soon but I have NO CLUE what to buy for it. I have no idea about cages,food,vet services or anything! I would really like to know EVERYTHING possible. If you could tell me EVERYTHING write it here or pm but PLEASE don't give websites they NEVER...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Chinchilla Discussion
    I am planning on buying a Chinchilla in a few weeks, and I want to know if they are easy or mildly easy to take care of. Are they ever mean? How much do they cost you per month for supplies? So, uhhh... Ya, thanks.
  11. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    So today I was in petco buying some ferret supplements and I notice a lady asking one of the employees about purchasing two rats. The employee walks away for about 5-10 minutes(pretty long time for just having to get the keys...during this time I was playing with the petco ferrets of course...
  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. Multiple Specie Breeders
    I breed guppies - if you are interested please PM me. Pick up only. Hello, one of my friends breeds guiena pigs..her username is Animal_Addict here. (No offence, but she doesnt know how to use to computer very well so I am going to post this for her) She asked me to post this for her, this is...
  14. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    hey, now that i think i have figured out the picture stuff, i can show you some pics of my mouse. His name is Buble' (after the singer michael buble'), some say his name is weird, but its good cos its unique. Anyway he is 10 months old and my best bud.:bounce:
  15. 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...
  16. 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.
  17. 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...
  18. Guinea Pig Discussion
    Sorry for the capitals and the ! x2 and the ? x2, but this is urgent. A girl my mom works with (who is about 15, she is a dishwasher at my mom's resturant) supposedbly has guinea pigs. I have never seen them or seen pictures, but she says she has them (but she's notorious for lying). She says...
  19. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    I have recently adopted someone's year old hamster, whom they did not want...they didnt even know the sex of Baxter (a girl).. Baxter looks soo happy here:D and why not, I took the little guy in and now she's got an awesome home and a loving owner! me! lol opps...I believe I violated her...
  20. Degu Discussion
    My degus are due for a cage cleaning and I'm out of aspen shavings. I went to the two local pet stores where I usually get it and they're both completely out as well. I put in an order for some but what can I do until then? Their stocks of animal bedding seems seriously low. All they have right...
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