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  1. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    I've had my little guy for around 6 months. He recently began scratching and losing fur. After a few trips to different vets and numerous medication, it is getting no better. He now has a big open wound across the back of his neck and lost part of his ear. The vet said this could be skin...
  2. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    Hi! I'm new to the forum, and could use some advice. I have a 2 year old female mouse named "O". She started scratching herself and drinking an excessive amount of water about two months ago. I read (on this forum and online) that I could try Benadryl in her water and put triple antibiotic...
  3. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    I raised 3 rats (brothers) since 1 month after birth. About 3 months ago 1 of the rats (Remy) started behaving agressively at the same time Jacques started growing tumors (we had them removed) Jacques also had several severe abcesses caused by bites from Remy. For about 1 month Jacques was...
  4. Cats
    Hi! I have a two year old Snowshoe Siamese named Koko. We got him maybe 2 months ago. He is very playful, very friendly, and very talkative. Probably about a month and a week ago, we had him neutered. He was fine at first, purring and happy. He loves to come lay on the couch with me and my...
  5. Chinchilla Discussion
    My boy I have noticed has developed dry skin on his ears and paws. What can I do to get rid of it, and or to help prevent it in the future? Can I use regualr lotion? How would you suggest applying it? Any other ideas?
  6. Guinea Pig Discussion
    One of my guineas keeps scratching his sides too hard with his teeth and he always has little scars here and there as a result, but sometimes he ends up with bigger wounds that take longer to heal. My guinea pig book tells me to rinse any wounds with saline solution and apply a mild antiseptic...
  7. Prairie Dog Discussion
    My prairy dag neutered male is 6,5 years old now.He only sleeps in a cage the rest of the day he is out in my living room and kitchen. You can really see he is getting old. He is a lot thinner than he used to be. At the moment he is slowly getting new fur but it is itching that much that he...
  8. Rescues
    My cat continues to scratch my furniture even tho i have several scratching posts and toys for her. i am getting a new corner suite soon how can i stop her frm doin this to my new stuff help!!!!!
  9. Dogs
    Sam is good dog and know how to response when any one give love to him. But some time he starts scratching to wall or furniture. Because of this our wall also have marks and furniture need regular changes or repair. Kindly tell me what to do ?
  10. Cats
    So I have had Kramer as you all know for many years now, I love the little brat but not some of his behavior and its getting to the point that I don't know what to do. Here's the thing, ever since we got him he has been sweet and loving but in the twitch of an ear can be the meanest thing on the...
  11. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    Uggg. I believe that Hunter, my older cat, has gotten a small case of the nasty fleas. Now, my cats + fleas are no problem to deal with, however my mice are another thing. I've been trying to isolate Moose and Freya (my mice) from the carpets and such. Just places that I know our fleas like to...
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