Hamster Care

Hamster care is essential to keeping your hamster healthy. Hamsters are small nocturnal rodents. They love to hoard food in their cheeks and also love to chew! They are pretty good at escaping so make sure you have a very secure cage. There are many different species of hamsters with Syrian hamsters, also known as golden or teddy bear hamsters, being the most common ones kept as pets.

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Guinea Pig Care

Guinea Pig care is essential to keeping your Guinea Pig healthy. Guinea Pigs comes in a wide range of colors and the hair may be long, short or short and curly. Cavies have a very good sense of smell and sensitive hearing. They love to vocalize with squeals, chirps, squeaks, and whistles. Guinea pigs tend to have a gentle nature and recognize their owners and seek them out and return affection.

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Rat Care

Learn about rat care with our rat care guide. Rats are social and inquisitive small rodents that come in a variety of colors. They tend to make very good pets being intelligent and trainable. They often become very attached to their owners.

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Hedgehog Care

Hedgehog care is essential for a healthy hedgehog. Hedgehogs are nocturnal and are best suited for people who are home in the evenings and at night when they are most active. A hedgehog is fun to watch, quiet and not usually aggressive, though they will curl up into a ball if startled or scared! They are very curious animals and love exploring. A hedgehog can be a wonderful addition for someone who wants a unique and entertaining pet.

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Sugar Glider Care

Sugar glider vet care is important. Sugar gliders recognize the people that handle them and express affection and displeasure. They are social animals and do better in pairs. Sugar gliders can be very vocal and loud and bark much like a small dog.

Sugar gliders can live up to 15 years in captivity. They require fresh fruit daily and a reasonably larger cage. Although they require some work, sugar gliders can make fun, enjoyable, and loving pets.

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Chinchilla Care

Chinchillas can make wonderful pets for the right family. They are smart, inquisitive, and loving animals. They are active, vocal, and entertaining to watch.

​They are not recommended for young children. Children are often overzealous with affection and could frighten or injure a chinchilla. A chinchilla could possibly bite a child out of fear. Although loving animals, they do require gentle and careful handling.

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