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tracy - 2013-08-15
I just bought 2 eight week old Holland lop bunnies. Their ears are not floppy. The person I purchased them from informed to start pinching their ears, is that correct? It seems cruel to me. Thank-you

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-08-22
    No, there is no need to pinch their ears if they are true lops! Their ears will flop over all on their own! They may be less floppy when they are younger, but by the time they are full grown, their ears will be exactly as they were meant to be.
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norasikiniznan - 2013-08-15
It's great to have a pet such as a hamster (winter white). It changed my mind that this pet is not as dirty as a rat.

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tom - 2013-08-07
How large would a D'argent and a netherland dwarf mix be when full grown? -Thanks

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-08-28
    The Creme D'Argent are full-sized rabbits and can be over 10 pounds when full grown. The Netherland Dwarfs are smaller - only reaching around 2 pounds. A mix of these guys could really be any size in between that.
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Emma Wilson - 2013-08-01
I have been taking care of a white 'lab' mouse for about 2-3 months. I'm worried because he makes this non-stop chirping noise and when he rests, he never lays down, he just stands with his eyes wide open. He is not on his exercise wheel as much as he used to before. I am also am concerned because his water bottle doesn't work that well so he may not be getting the right amount of water he needs. I am really puzzled on what I can do to help him and I hope to take him to a vet soon. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions that could help me out? If so, thanks.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-08-02
    It sounds like your mouse might have a respiratory infection. The best things you can do are to keep his cage clean and dry and make sure it is out of any drafts. Also make sure it is a comfortable temperature where his cage is at. You may want to buy a new water bottle or simply put in a small bowl of fresh water that he can easily access. If the infection gets worse or doesn't clear up a visit to the vet is your next best option to get him on some antibiotics.
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Hope - 2013-08-01
My name is Hope and I have a silver doe and a black and white coloured buck. They make my life great, the doe was named Immaculate and the buck Prudence. They are so big just like a six month old baby.

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Marie - 2013-07-30
Hi: My name is Marie we have a beautiful Holland Lop Male Bunny, he is a little over a year old. He has been wonderful to us. He followed us around the house and played tag with us, let us hold him, hug him and kiss him. He was extremely loveable, never went to bite or lunge at us. But we went on vacation and left him with very good family friends who knew how to take care of bunnies since they had them previously. I failed to mention he has the run of our apartment and is extremely spoiled with lots of toys etc. When I left him with friends I made a schedule out of what he does and told them if they were leaving him in the basement to leave a light on and always give him a lot of attention because this is what he is used to. Well he has been home over a week now and will not let us pick him up, play with him, he runs from us as though he has been abused, will not play with us like he normally does. It's as though we have a totally different bunny and it is scaring us. I called the vet he told me to give him 2 weeks and see what happens, that bunnies hold grudges. But something does not seem right, how do we tell if our baby has been abused in ANY WAY????? PLEASE HELP US WE ARE CRYING OUR EYES OUT OVER THIS THIS IS OUR BABY....... THANK YOU.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-31
    I'm so sorry about your bunny. :( Did you find out from the people who watched him if anything happened? One thing that comes to my mind is the possibility of a young child (or anyone really) accidentally dropping the rabbit and tramatizing or hurting him. Is he still eating well and does it appear that he is moving around without problems? If a leg was hurt he would probably be limping. I hope the vet is right and it just takes some time for your little guy to readjust.
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Joyce - 2013-07-18
My Grandson's Teddy Bear Hamster got loose last Friday night. I have put food and water out for it. Anyone know how to catch it?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-24
    Well, hamsters are very active at night, so that is the best time to look for them. However, they like to hide behind and under things. So I would start by searching behind dressers, under beds, etc. Good luck finding him! I know when ours would get out he would always climb up into our bed, waking us up!
  • donna - 2013-07-27
    Try making steps up to a bucket with books or something then put something soft on the bottom of the bucket. Put food on each step and in the bucket. Hopefully he will climb the books and fall into the bucket and you will find him in the morning.
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Deborah Getzler Munoz - 2013-01-25
We got a male abyssinian 9 days ago, he is cute, chutts a lot = their way of talking. He likes to be held and given veggie treat - lettuce, loves cilantro and spinach and carrots. He is kinda messy- trying to train him to use a litter box. Has anyone had any luck with this?

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  • joe sanders - 2013-07-18
    It is normal just do your daily care and it's fine to just do a spot clean every day or very often.
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Linda Sykora - 2012-04-16
Hi there, I breed the white crested guinea pigs in my home country (Czech Republic) and I am in Vancouver now for one year to improve my English. So I am looking around about the cavies you breed here too and I would like to gain some new information, experiences and contacts to breeders who are interested in this breed of cavies in this country to see yours pigs ... Thanks for your offers and reactions (please on my e-mail). Linda

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  • Linda Sykora - 2012-05-07
    Is any cavy breeder interested in breeding white crested guinea pigs in British Columbia? I still look for some contacts ... Thanks for your answers on e-mail lindasykorova(at)seznam.cz, Linda
  • Anonymous - 2013-07-13
    Hi, well my friend asked me to find out what breed her two guinea pigs are (Wish = hers, Scrappy ( my favourite ) = her brothers). I think Scaps is a White Crested!
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Baare Beary - 2012-06-21
My pet mouse died last month his name was Mouse I had him for almost 20 months- I came home and he had died with his eyes open and it almost looked like he was praying. I don't know why he died he was fine the day before. Did he suffer? My heart is so broken without my little boy.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-21
    No, probably just fell asleep and went on to the whatever world.  I am sorry - it is hard to lose a friend. 
  • Anne - 2012-10-08
    I had a mouse die recently and her eyes were open, as well. She had been having some health problems but had seemed find the night before. Unfortunately, because mice are so tiny, any illness or problem will take over very quickly. Also, 20 months for a mouse is a good age. They average less than 2 years typically. I can't tell you if he suffered or not, but he could have simply just died of old age. I'm so sorry for you loss.
  • Catrena - 2012-10-02
    I am sorry for your loss. I just lost a mouse tonight and I am on here in my grief looking for answers.
  • Imogen - 2012-10-07
    I'm really sorry. I know it is very hard to lose a pet-I've lost 3 female mice, and my heart broke. I was so upset and in grief for ages about my girls. Just remember the fun you had together.
  • Magda - 2012-10-23
    I have males and females for free
  • Megan - 2013-07-12
    The same happend to my little Cream. I was heart broken too she died with her eyes open and looked like she was praying just like yours but we buried her in the backyard and made her a little cardboard cross. We know we won't forget her and it really was a shock when we found her dead she was fine the night before.
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