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Hamsters Wet Tail Disease

Wet tail disease in hamsters is actually not a problem with the tail, but rather the intestinal system. According to Dr. Nash at peteducation.com, the main symptom of wet tail disease is diarrhea, which causes the tail to become wet and dirty....More...

Symptoms of Intestinal Hemorrhaging in a Pet

Pets can be a wonderful addition to your home.pet pamper image by Allyson Ricketts from Fotolia.comOwning a pet can be a joy, but it is also a huge responsibility. Animals, such as cats, can be difficult to diagnose when it comes to illness. Internal bleeding, also called hemorrhaging, is......More...

What Tricks Can Hamsters Learn?

Hamsters are smart little creatures that can learn quickly from an owner who has plenty of patience. With repetition and treat rewards, hamsters are happy to learn new tricks, including using a litter box to minimize cage cleanings to going through a homemade obstacle course....More...

How to Humanely Kill Mice

Mice are a staple in the diet of many reptiles including snakes and large species of lizards. Mice can be fed either live or killed, although it is generally considered safer to your reptile to feed killed mice to avoid injury. You can purchase feeder-quality dead mice from pet stores, although it c...More...

How to Take Care of a Young Hairless Rat

Hairless rats make unusual pets and can be playful companions. Hairless rats require care similar to that provided to "normal" rats, but they need a little additional care, especially when young. Like any pets, hairless rats need consistent care, feeding and attention and must be well socialized whe...More...

How to Get the Value of a Full Length Mink Coat

Full-length mink coats can be the most valuable of all fur coats and can cost $10,000 or more for a high-quality coat. Even lower-quality full-length mink coats can be priced in the thousands. They can come in a variety of styles and colors and despite their high value, can depreciate in price over ...More...

How to Take Care of a Hamster That Is Pregnant

Hamsters are popular pets for children and adults of all ages. They are personable rodents and easy to care for. Hamsters, like many other members of the rodent family, are prolific breeders. Keeping two hamsters in the same cage will oftentimes result in a pregnancy. Caring for a pregnant femal...More...

Cool Homemade Hamster Cages

Hamsters are small pets that usually live in cages. Some pet owners buy wire cages or aquariums from the pet store, but it is easy to make your own at home out of plastic storage containers. Once you have constructed the cage itself, and made holes for ventilation, you can decorate it or connect it ...More...

Gestation of Black Bear Hamsters

The black bear hamster is a kind of Syrian hamster. It can have long or short hair and is always black. This hamster is solitary creature that interacts only during mating; both males and females will fight if they are not separated by 6 to 8 weeks of age. Once the mating is over, the female will fi...More...

How to Raise Fox Squirrels

Orphaned fox squirrels can often be found on the ground after their parents have been scared away; it is rare for the parent to come back in time to save the youngster. If you find an abandoned fox squirrel, you can raise it yourself, either to release it back into the wild or to keep as a pet....More...

How Do Squirrels Mate?

Mating CallWhen a male squirrel is ready to mate, beginning in January, he begins his mating call. The sound is like a sneezing sound in Gray squirrels, but there are other types of squirrels, like the Red variety, that make a sound similar to this. Some scientists compare the call to a......More...

The Differences Between Male & Female Gerbils

Whether you have bred a litter of baby gerbils, or have just bought two or more new gerbils, it's important to be able to tell the difference between males and females. Even if you have been told that you've bought males or females, it's a good idea to double-check, to avoid unwanted breeding....More...

Facts & Things to Know for Hamsters

Hamsters are relatively easy to care for and don't require excessive space or attention, thus making them a popular choice for pets. Before you make the decision to add a hamster to your family, be sure that you are prepared for the commitment by learning more about their behavior and needs....More...

The Best Diets for Hamsters

Maybe it's because of their teeny little tails or their cute-as-a-button faces, but hamsters are one of the most popular pet rodents. The Syrian hamster is the most common, but there are also several "dwarf" varieties, including the gray and white Siberian hamsters. These nocturnal pets are quiet, s...More...

How to Care for Infant Hairless Rats

Infant hairless rats can do little more than roll around and squeak during their first week of life. If their mother neglects them, or if their mother dies, raising the babies will be your responsibility. Doing so can be challenging, especially because you'll need to keep up with feeding them. Even ...More...

How to Make a Chipmunk House

Although some consider them a nuisance, chipmunks are clever creatures that can be fascinating to watch. While chipmunks naturally live in complex underground burrows, you can encourage them to take up residence in a birdhouse-style nest by providing an enticing and species-appropriate shelter. Buil...More...

How to Eliminate Pet Odor on Clothing

Ridding clothing of unpleasant odor is a task many pet owners will face at some point, particularly owners who keep animal indoors. Even if your pet is house-trained, accidents occur. Pets can also track in odor-causing germs from outside when on walks, playing in the yard, or interacting with other...More...

How to Kill a Mouse Humanely

Mice are one of the most common household pests, particularly in rural or wooded areas. Mouse traps are widely used, but they can often leave the rodents paralyzed or mortally wounded. Luckily, there's a fairly simple method of euthanization that serves as a far more humane method of putting the ani...More...