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What to feed your pet hedgehog?Read more

What to feed your pet hedgehog?

Since the dawn of time (okay, not that long, but since hedgehogs became popular as pets) hedgehog owners and breeders have debated what food is best to feed to their spiny friends. The great food debate continues today and exotics vets, breeders, hog owners, and a vast amount of other resources still tend to disagree on what food is best. Let's explore this topic further.

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Eye problems in your rabbitRead more

Eye problems in your rabbit

Rabbits are seen at the veterinary clinic for an assortment of eye problems. It is important to be able to recognize a possible problem before it is too late to help the eye, therefore this list of rabbit eye problems will come in handy if your bunny is squinting or you suspect he has an eye issue.

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What to do if your gerbil is depressed?Read more

What to do if your gerbil is depressed?

Do you have a gerbil that seems depressed? Depression is not only common among people these days but also can apply to animals/pets in this case regarding gerbils. Let me first state that having a depressed gerbil does NOT make you a bad owner, and there are easy fixes for your gerbil's depression. If you suspect your gerbil is depressed but are unsure I will also list some warning signs of depression in a gerbil.

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Head tilt in a rabbitRead more

Head tilt in a rabbit

It's usually pretty obvious when your pet rabbit has a head tilt but the reasons behind it are a little less straightforward. There can be a few reasons why your rabbit is suddenly cocking his head to one side or the other but regardless of the reason, your rabbit needs to see an exotics vet.

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Wobbly Hedgehog SyndromeRead more

Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome

Wobbly hedgehog syndrome, also referred to as WHS, is a neurological disease that creates a progressive paralaysis in about 10% of all pet African Pygmy Hedgehogs and European Hedgehogs. It is normally seen in hogs under two years of age but can affect older hedgehogs as well.

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Right menu for your pet squirrelRead more

Right menu for your pet squirrel

Squirrels are quick critters who need to eat throughout the day to maintain their energy levels and body weight. A varied diet is crucial in keeping them healthy but you also need to make sure you feed the appropriate foods, not just any variety of foods.

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Dry food for your chipmunkRead more

Dry food for your chipmunk

I've made a distinction on this site between dry foods (seeds, nuts) and fresh foods (grapes, apples, avocados). Chipmunks are a little like people, in that they will have their favourite foods, and if you have more than one, each chipmunk could like different things. So when you first get your chipmunk you will probably be trying almost everything to find out what he or she likes. Chipmunks like and sometimes need to store food, but they only store dry food. It's very unlikely you will ever see your chipmunk taking something back to its nest that will rot.

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Is my hedgehog shedding??Read more

Is my hedgehog shedding??

Some may refer to them as spines (which is technically what they are) but they are more commonly known as quills and they cover a large portion of your pet hedgehog. When these quills fall out in large amounts it is referred to as quilling. During this shedding period you may start to wonder if losing all these spines is normal and you should know what signs to watch for that might indicate a problem.

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Providing first aid for your rodentRead more

Providing first aid for your rodent

The most important thing for a pet owner to remember is the old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That said, there are a few simple small mammal first aid procedures you can administer at home. These procedures may relieve your pet's immediate pain or discomfort and/or help prevent an infection that could threaten your pet's life.

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Tumors in guniea pigsRead more

Tumors in guniea pigs

To keep your guinea pig healthy, all she needs is a clean and appropriate home, plenty of fresh water with supplemental vitamin C, freshly milled guinea pig pellets and fruits and vegetables. For most guinea pigs, this results in a happy healthy guinea pig that can live up to 5 to 8 years. Unfortunately, cancer occurs in guinea pigs just as it does in other animals and people.

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