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Sheltie Guinea Pigs | Diet | Size | Breeding | Housing | Care Guide

The Sheltie Guinea Pig is best-known for its coat, which is long and luxurious. In fact, Sheltie Guinea Pigs are also known as ‘Silkies,’ in reference to this striking feature. The fur of the Sheltie Guinea Pig is downright plush to the touch.  It is no wonder then, that so many have sought to make […]

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Can Mice Eat Peanut Butter? 11 Foods Your Pet Mouse Will Love.

When it comes to our mice, we all love nothing more than to treat them. Be it with lots of love and cuddles, toys, or tasty tidbits of food, we just can’t resist spoiling them. This often, however, is not a good thing despite our best intentions. The foods that they love and we give […]

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Can Gerbils Live Alone? Will They Get Lonely?

Gerbils are undoubtedly a great addition to any family, but can Gerbils live alone or do you need a pair or small group? Gerbils are happy, friendly creatures with endearing personalities, and make the cutest of noises. They also form really strong bonds with their owners and each other, making them the ideal rodent pet […]

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Child Friendly Hamsters: Top 3 Hamsters For Kids

You may be surprised to learn that there are more than twenty breeds hamster in the world today. However, not all of them are kept as pets and not all of them are child friendly hamsters. This is because, just like many pets we keep, hamsters can vary greatly from breed to breed in size, […]

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What Is Popcorning In Guinea Pigs? Reasons Why They Do it.

Before you rush out and buy bags of popcorn for your guinea pig, let’s be clear and say that popcorning has absolutely nothing to do with the tasty snack! Rather, it is a descriptive word used in relation to a movement that you might see your guinea pig make.  What is popcorning in guinea pigs? […]

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Do Pet Mice Carry Disease? Can You Catch A Disease From A Pet Mouse?

Mice make exceptional pets, especially for those families who may be limited in space. They are cute, friendly, tiny bundles of fun which will give you hours and hours of enjoyment. This includes watching them scurrying around their cage and petting them whilst taking them out for exercise. But, how careful should you be whilst […]

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Do Gerbils Make Good Pets? Are They Good Pets For Children?

Gerbils are an incredibly popular pet in the USA, and it’s not difficult to see why. They are, after all, abundantly cute in appearance and have fantastic and friendly personalities. They are also reputedly one of the easiest pets to care for that require very little space. This makes them all the more appealing to […]

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What Noise Do Guinea Pigs Make When They Are Sick?

Guinea pigs are renowned for being vocal and making a wide range of noises in order to communicate with each other and with us. For example, guinea pigs purr when they are content, wheek when they are hungry, and rumble when in the mood for love. All noises that we are happy to hear our […]

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How To Hold A Hamster That Bites. Safely Hold Your Hamster

When you picked a hamster as a pet you probably envisaged a little furry friend scurrying around in his cage and sitting happily in your hands whilst you pet them. However, what you’ve got, if you are reading this, is a situation that isn’t quite as pleasant. You have a hamster that bites you when […]

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How Long Do Mini Lops Live For? Life Expectancy | Lifespan

As rabbit breeds go, the mini lop has to be one of the cutest and adorable around. They are, after all, amazingly small, delectably pudgy, and have the most incredibly long furry ears that loll to both sides of their head. Personality wise, the mini lop is exceptionally friendly and playful, making them the ideal […]

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Do Mice Live Alone? Are Mice Happy To Live Alone?

For many people the question ‘do mice live alone?’ will probably be one that they just wouldn’t ask. After all, mice are thought of by many as nothing more than vermin that they’d rather not think about at all. This isn’t, however, the case for everyone as mice have become a rather popular pet. Do […]

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Why Is My Hamster Biting Me? Tips To Stop Them Biting

Hamsters love affection from their human owners. In fact, it could even be said that they thrive on it, and hence require it. After all, living in a cage must get pretty boring for your furry friend and what could be more exciting and fulfilling than time spent with you outside of it. Be it […]

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Do Gerbils Smell? Easy Steps You Can Take To Stop Them Smelling

When it comes to keeping gerbils as pets many people are put off by the possibility that they will smell bad. After all, gerbils live in cages where they defecate and urinate, so it’s got to stink, right? Well, as usual, there is no simple yes or no answer, although it can be stated that of […]

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Do Mice Have A Good Sense Of Smell?

If you have ever seen or kept a mouse, you may have noticed that they seem to spend an awful lot of their time sniffing at their surroundings. Be it on their hind legs whilst twitching their whiskers, or just roaming around in their cages, their nose is always active. However, do mice have a […]

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How Big Do Mini Lop Rabbits Grow? Size | Growth Rate | Age

The mini lop is a popular rabbit breed that is renowned for its pudgy and cute appearance with long ears that flop to the side. They come in a variety of colors, both solid and broken, and make great family pets. Affectionate, playful, and friendly all rolled into one, mini lops really are proof that […]

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Unhappy Guinea Pig Noises – What do they mean?

Everyone wants to be the best pet owner they can, and that includes those of us with guinea pigs. We provide the best diet that we can, the best environment that we can, and all the love and affection that we’ve got. Do we though, understand and react to the unhappy guinea pig noises we […]

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What Size Cage Do Guinea Pigs Need? Dimensions | Shapes | Sizes

Guinea pigs are small rodents renowned for their chattering and social nature. They make great pets for children as long as an adult is prepared to be responsible for the majority of their care. They do, however, have certain specific needs which are essential to their wellbeing. One of the most important of these being […]

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Why Do Rabbits Grunt? What Do All Those Rabbit Noises Mean?

Though rabbits are considered to be a quiet pet they do communicate vocally with both humans and their own species. In fact, they have a complex language which is all their own, through which they can tell us all sorts of things. But why do rabbits grunt? Of all the sounds that rabbits make, and […]

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Can Hamsters Live Together In The Same Cage?

Hamsters are the perfect pet for people of all ages. They are a whole lot of fun, can teach children the responsibilities involved in keeping a pet, and make fabulous companions. As they live in a cage, they are also ideal for those whose living space is limited. But what if you fall in love […]