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How are hamsters, rats and gerbils put to sleep (euthanased)?
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How are hamsters, rats and gerbils put to sleep (euthanased)?
Sadly the time may come when your little furry pet needs to be euthanased. Unfortunately, most do not simply go peacefully in their sleep. It is important to consider your pet’s quality of life, whether they still enjoy…
September 7, 2021 • 62 shares
Why do rabbits and rodents eat their poo? The wonderful world of caecotrophy
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Why do rabbits and rodents eat their poo? The wonderful world of caecotrophy
Caecotrophy might not be a term you have come across before. So what exactlty does it mean? Which pets do this and why do they do it? Caecotrophy is a fascinating digestive strategy which some small mammals use in order…
December 20, 2020 • 6 shares
How serious is Wet Tail in hamsters?
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How serious is Wet Tail in hamsters?
The term ‘wet tail’ can be used to describe a variety of conditions in hamsters, some more serious than others. True Wet Tail is a serious gastrointestinal infection which can be life-threatening. However, the term ‘wet…
November 8, 2020 • 42 shares • 6 comments
How do I know when a guinea pig is unwell?
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How do I know when a guinea pig is unwell?
Guinea pigs make wonderful pets. Unlike other rodents they make quite a lot of noise and may chatter to you once they get to know you. Guinea pigs are social animals and are best kept in same sex pairs or small groups. O…
September 22, 2020 • 25 shares
Does my hamster need the vet?
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Does my hamster need the vet?
Hamsters may be small, but they are full of character and often become an important member of the family despite their relatively short lifespan. As a naturally nocturnal prey species, they can be secretive when it comes…
August 6, 2020 • 24 shares
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