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  1. General Animal Discussion
    I usually use aspen shavings meant for horses that I buy at the farm supply store. But when I got some today, the bag had a label that said not to use it for small animals because it can cause respitory problems. I havent had any problems with it, but Id rather be safe than sorry! So now I have...
  2. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    which one is best for my robos. want something with good quality and good for the price. right now i have in the cage carefresh colors. but im hearing mixed reviews. please help:confused:
  3. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    Hi I am new to this site, I am a 14 year old girl that LOVES animals. Well right now I own 1 horse(for sale), 2 cats(1 indoor, 1 outdoor) and 2 parakeets. I am interested in owning a pet rat. I have owned hamsters before and even 1 guinea pig before. I am trying to find one but can't seem to...
  4. Bird Discussion
    hi, i have 2 parakeets and i was wondering can i use pine shaving instead of newspaper? i know its kinda of a silly question but i have 2 rabbits and i always get them wood shaving so i was just wondering if i can use wood shaving for birds too.... my birds are hardly in their cage ( i put them...
  5. 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...
  6. Degu Discussion
    hi there one of my baby degus seems to have a bit of a runny nose it had cleared up after a few hours they both sneeze occasionally nothing that would make me worry though, his breathing is a little snuffly but not wheezey, but this was only after he had been playing with the others and getting...
  7. Degu Discussion
    My degus have been missing fur in various places for a few months now. Hes been less active than he normally is, and just sitting around. I only just noticed 2 deep patches of fur missing from either side of his head, and by his belly. images: The fur missing goes right to his skin, on...
  8. 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...
  9. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    I have a male Fancy Dwarf Hamster, and a couple of days ago I noticed a small bump on his back, kinda like a bite. Now I have seen one his one leg, there is a spot where it looks like the skin has kinda gone raw or been scraped agianst something. At first I though that my puppy might have...
  10. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    alot of times my hamster brings down the bedding when he sleeps and it gets stuck in the tube so i have to unclogg it. it that commen???:confused:
  11. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    So I got two mice on Saturday, and yesterday I started to worry that the bedding they're on is no good. It's wood shavings, I don't know if it's pine but it might be. Today I got one of them out for a bit and I noticed she is squinting a lot with one of her eyes and it looks a bit leaky. I think...
  12. Guinea Pig Discussion
    And their foster mommy told me that wood chips are not good for piggies. Is this right? One thing she suggested was hemp bedding, which I can get at the same place as my aspen shavings. Which do you think is better?
  13. Rabbit Discussion
    What do you all think about carefresh bedding? I have been using wood shavings for a year, and I got tired of Lola kicking them all out, so I changed to carefresh. She seems to like it better, since it is not all over the floor every morning when I wake up to check on her. :)
  14. Rabbit Discussion
    Hey , I got my bunny around july 2007:) I love him :):D
  15. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    hi, my son uses "a safe" fluffy bedding that is supposed to be made from edible vegetable fibre. unfortunately one of his female hamsters (1yr old syrian) died today from what seemed an intestinal infection (vet couldn't exactly define). on subsequent research i found a site that stated "any...
  16. Rabbit Discussion
    It's safe to use baking soda to clean the bunny's cages right? Mostly their litterboxes. Probably a stupid Q - I mean ppl brush their teeth with that stuff right? I don't see how it would be bad for rabbits, I just want to make sure! If anyone can recommend any good cleaning products to use...
  17. Rabbit Discussion
    We just added two dwarf bunnies to our family. We are already the proud owners of two kitties and two dwarf hamsters. We got a dwarf lionhead named Charlie and a netherlands dwarf named Chysanthemum. They are only 2 mos. old... so we can't tell the sex yet. We've only had them for 3 days, but...
  18. Snakes
    And just the head hehe Thats him after I woke him up.
  19. Introductions
    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"][/FONT Hi. My family just purchased 2 fancy mice. Their names are Minnie and Winnie . My son wanted them and named them himself. He is % so he has the responsibility of caring for them, but of course requires help from me. We got them on Wednesday and they are starting to...
  20. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    I just wanted to let everyone know NOT to use corn cob bedding for Dwarf Hamsters. Especially if they are diabetic. According to the labeling on the bag it is safe for hamsters. However apiragyllis fungus grows with only the slightest amount of moisture and is not visable to the naked human...
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