Hamsters As Pets

by FidosCityGuide.com Heaps of fun and a lot more "touchy feely" than a gold fish, hamsters make great pets for both adults as well as children. Hamsters are today among the most popular small pet and with good reason. Hamsters have many advantages as pets. Being nocturnal they are well suited to those who work or are at school all day. Another advantage is that they have almost no odor and are generally clean and easy to look after. There are three common species of hamster, each of which has…

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Care for Your New Pet Hamsters

If you are deciding whether or not to purchase a hamster as a family pet, you have a lot to consider. Hamsters are not going to be for everyoneWhile they are somewhat simple to take care of, because they fall into the rodent category, hamsters have some specific habits that can make them hard to live with. For instance, hamsters are nocturnal. If you are a morning person, and do not like a lot of activity at night, a hamster will probably not be the animal for you. In fact,…

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Best Breeds For Hamsters

Hamsters are small, loving, furry and fierce creatures. They come in many varieties, and are known by many different breeds of hamster. Because there are so many types, it can be difficult to pick which to have as a pet. Having hamsters as pets can be a wonderful family activity or hobby to enjoy for years. However, some may be more suitable for children so read our article carefully to learn about which will fit your family the best. They are basically clean and do not involve any elaborate procedure…

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Guinea Pig Breeding

The guinea pig has been a favorite pet in many western cultures since the late 1700’s. Guinea pigs originated in the Andes Mountains of South America and are particularly suited as household pets because of their gentle demeanor, easy of care and friendliness towards humans. Guineas are a particularly fertile animal, related to the Caviidae family of rodents but are neither pigs nor from Guinea. Guineas are still popular today in many South American countries as a food source because they require very little resources to maintain and breed extremely…

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Guinea Pig Breeds

Are you looking for the ideal guinea pig for your family? Are you looking for a guinea pig that is easy to care for and excellent around children? If so, read on as everything about guinea pig breeds is made easy! There are approximately seven main guinea pig breeds and ten types of coloration. This may seem confusing but all you really need to know is this – the main difference between all guinea pig breeds is essentially hair length and hair type. Unlike other types of pets (like cats…

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Small Pets Defined

Pocket pet is a term used to refer to any small mammal commonly kept as a household pet. The most common pocket pets include rodents such as: hamsters, gerbils, fancy mice, fancy rats and guinea pigs. It also includes pets such as sugar gliders, flying squirrels, and hedgehogs, which have been bred as domestic house pets in the U.S. for the last 15 years. The domestication of small mammals is a relatively recent development, arising only after large-scale industrialization. Historically, when western society was more agrarian than it is today,…

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Introduction to Gerbils

Gerbils form the subfamily Gerbillinae, a large group consisting of over eighty species. They have a wide range of native land throughout most of Africa and parts of Europe, extending across Asia into Mongolia and China. Gerbils tend to live in arid areas, having adapted, in several ways, to the scarcity of water. By burrowing during the hottest part of the day, they protect themselves against dehydration. Then, at night they venture forth to forage for seeds and similar foods that, in the rapidly falling temperatures, gain a covering of…

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Gerbils, Hamsters, Mice and Guinea Pigs

Gerbils, hamsters, mice, and guinea pigs are the usual rodent pets. Golden Hamsters Golden hamsters have a lifespan of 2 to 3 years. When grown they are about 6-inches long. They are loners and need to be in their separate cage that is at least 12 x 18 inches and at least 12 inches in height. They are very active animals, so a larger cage is better for them. Most of the modular cages aren’t big enough for a hamster. When a Golden hamster is petted and held while young,…

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Buying A Sugar Glider

Sugar gliders are very affectionate animals who will become bonded and loyal companions. It is for this reason that many people are interested in acquiring a pet glider. However, gliders are exotic pets. You can’t just walk into any pet store and find a glider for sale. Finding your new companion can be somewhat challenging. However, purchasing a glider can go smoothly if — you know how to handle it. Many perspective glider owners turn to the Internet to purchase one of these amazing pets. Buyers can be easily captured…

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Needs Of A Baby Sugar Glider

Sugar gliders are delivered into their mother’s pouch just 16 days after conception, where they live for 60 to 75 days, nursing on their mother’s breast milk. The earlier a baby is removed from its mother, the more time consuming will be the challenge of raising it to maturity. In the event that a glider is rejected by its mother, or its mother, dies they can be hand raised and fed a milk supplement. This method of feeding sometimes works on these tiny marsupials if one has the time and…

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Hedgehogs Facts

Here are all the facts about hedgehogs you need! What are the most common hedgehog varieties? The most common domesticated hedgehog varieties include “Atelerix albiventris,” the White-Bellied or Four-Toed hedgie, and “Atelerix algirus” the North African or African Pygmy. Other less common but still seen varieties includes Hemiechinus auritus, the Long-Eared Hedgie and Hemiechinus collaris, the Indian Long-Eared Hedgie. What do hedgehogs look like? The most unique characteristic of a hedgehog is his or her spines, or quills as they are called. Quills are a natural defense against predators that…

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Owning a Hedgehog Pet

The exotic hedgehog pet has had no trouble in capturing the eyes of the public. The many little spines, curious and friendly nature, and of course that constant smile they always seem to have on tiny little faces, has made them an adoration of millions around the world. Many in Britain, Europe and sects of Africa have long been captured within the charm of the hedgehog pet. British illustrator/author, mostly famous for the tale of Peter Rabbit, had also written the charming story of a hedgehog named “Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle”, a…

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