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  1. Introductions
    Hello all. I am new to the forum. I am a Certified Veterinary Technician in Hartford, CT. I take a particular interest in exotic mammal pets, especially rabbits, rodents, and ferrets. I welcome questions and wanted to let everybody know that the clinic I currently am working for will start...
  2. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    My very sweet-natured dwarf hamster get her front paw caught today and was hanging from it for a very short while before I noticed. Now, she is noticeably limping and favouring that paw. As well, it looks like there is a bit of blood around her claws. She may have pulled her arm out of the...
  3. General Animal Discussion
    I did do a search to see if this has been brought up before and several cases have been, but I've seen this too many times and I'm getting so soo mad!! Just think a minute, do you like to go and see the animals perform at the circus, take your kids as a treat maybe? I was talking to someone who...
  4. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    Today I bought 2 winter white "female" hamsters at Petco. The agouti colored female (for sure female) is jumpy and very vocal. The *ahm* now-apparent male platinum/pearl has been living with the other 3 females in the cage at Petco for at least one day. That's all I'm sure of. (I'm going to...
  5. Degu Discussion
    Hey everyone. My name is Hannah. I have a degu named Daisy. And she pretty sick,she is pretty lethargic and she's culed up in a ball and puffy and always trying to be next to something that is warm. She's also thin...and sleeps alot. She's been sick like this before,twice. we tried chnging the...
  6. Pet Health Concerns
    Hey guys. Since school I have not come her for a few months now, but I'm back now. In the recent weeks, My hamster Abby has begun to grow what looks like a tumor. It is a big bubbly type thing right abover her right eye. It started as something small, but now it has grown very very big. And...
  7. General Animal Discussion
    Who has good vet trips with their pets? Bad? My cats are the sweetest girls at home - I get them to the vet office, they turn into demon spawn. They are scared to death; they hiss; they bite; they scratch. Because of the latter two, if they get too hostile, they are restrained by multiple...
  8. Pet Health Concerns
    Hi. My daughter accidentally stepped on our chin and now something seems to be wrong with one side of him. It doesn't hop straight and was veering to the hurt side. :( Thinking my daughter stepped on a paw but they all appear like they are ok. Thinking he was just stunned and will be alright...
  9. Dogs
    Hi guys. I just woke up for school and apparently I slept through quite an ordeal last night. Gidget is my almost 7 month old chihuahua. Before I went to bed, she seemed like she had a bit of diarrhea (but not completely loose) but was acting normal. She sleeps with my parents and I guess they...
  10. Bird Discussion
    = ^ _ ^ = I most probably told you gals before but about a week ago my new Sunny face budgie girl escaped from her cage. Naturaly I blamed myself for this disaster , thinking I had left her out after previously having her out later in the day , coming home to find blood all over her after she...
  11. Rabbit Discussion
    He Jumped From On Top Of The Sofa And Landed On His Bottom Now He's Limping And Not Running Around As Usual, What Do I Do...he Doesnt Want To Put Weight On It...he's Also Hiding From Us, Is It Bad??
  12. Rabbit Discussion
    hi everyone...:confused:i need some tips on my bunny thumper....he is 7 months old and he bites...how do i stop that habbit. i've tried shouting no but all he does is put his ears back and bite harder. i give him attention he plays in our living room for hours but when i want to get to know his...
  13. Vents and Rants
    LOL:giggle: How would giving to PETA have, in any way, prevented this? Giving to PETA doesn't help animals, ...it helps the money machine that is PETA. PETA kills animals, and throws their bodies in public dumpsters. bob
  14. Dogs
    Alright, I've been holding off for quite some time hoping that things would take a turn for the better but they're not. I DO NOT want to uthinize this puppy but do not know how to take care of special needs pups and am wondering the chances of this sweet girl getting a home. I think that she may...
  15. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    I got a couple people who contacted me,I posted an ad& said I will take in pet rats people in the province is trying to re-home& I'm being contacted.Which is absolutely great. Problem is,a couple people contacted me saying they had rats that had head tilt. One girl that contacted me today said...
  16. General Animal Discussion
    YouTube - Breaking Investigation: Pet Smart animal suppliers enough said
  17. Debate Forum
    Why Animals Do Not Make Good Gifts Animals are not toys. They are sentient beings who, like us, require love and proper care to flourish. Although people who give animals as gifts invariably have good intentions, it is unfair to give an animal to anyone unless you are absolutely certain that...
  18. Debate Forum
    I've heard so many horror stories about animal collectors who have so many animals that they usually get them taken away. I've watched shows like AnimalCops and it sickens me. My question is, when is it too many? I see myself owning turtles, ferrets, rats, hedgehogs, dogs, cats, and I ALREADY...
  19. Cats
    I want to get a cat but my mom needs to know the pros and cons of cat owning if anyone can help me i would love it thankes!!!
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