questionstoday.com
Browsing Category

Rodents : Pets & Animal

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...

How to Play With a Mini Pig

Many people consider miniature pigs to be stinky, filthy animals, but that assumption is far from the truth. Mini pigs are clean, social, highly-intelligent animals that make wonderful pets for the right owners. These tiny swine are capable of learning basic commands and love to play and frolic in t...More...

Russian Dwarf Hamster Skin Diseases

Large hamsterRemmi image by Sergio Mart?-n Guerrero from Fotolia.comRussian dwarf hamsters are a favorite pet because of their small size, cute appearance and low maintenance. All they require is food, water and a clean cage. Though they are a low maintenance pet, Russian dwarf hamsters......More...

How to Care for a Siberian Dwarf Hamster

Siberian dwarf hamsters originated in Siberia and Kazakhstan. Because of the brutal weather in these two countries, the Siberian dwarf hamster has evolved to cope with the extreme temperatures and predators that they encounter. This is one of the only breeds to have the capabilities to change the co...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...

How to Make a Rat Cage by Connecting Other Cages

Buying a brand new rat cage can be expensive. But it is a necessity, especially as your fuzzy friends grow from tiny babies to big adults. Luckily, you can avoid the added expense of a brand new cage if you already have a few old ones lying around the house. All you need is a few crafty tips to prop...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...

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 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...

How to Care for Gerbils

While gerbils are generally happy and healthy just about anywhere, they are curious and require adequate care. If you just got a gerbil, are thinking about a gerbil or simply want to provide a better quality of life for your current little friend, there are lots of ways you can ensure that your comp...More...

How to Buy a Mini Lop

Mini Lops are tiny, cute rabbits–especially as babies–often kept as pets, favored for their long, floppy ears that hang straight down. Developed from the German Klein Widder breed, they were downsized by years of selective breeding for size reduction....More...

How to Hold a Chinchilla

At some point during a chinchilla's lifespan, it needs to be held. Whether you hold it while the cage is cleaned, to take it to the vet or another reason, holding a chinchilla poses a challenge. A chinchilla is a type of rodent that somewhat resembles a small rabbit with mouse ears and a tail. Most ...More...

How to Talk to Squirrels

The thought of talking to squirrels may seem like a foreign concept. To many people, the very mention of talking to squirrels conjures up images of some crazy old loon, walking through the park bickering at animals. In reality, talking to squirrels is not strange or bizarre at all. Squirrels are soc...More...