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Kim - 2012-08-20
I am looking for a Himalayan rabbit to add to our family and finding it very difficult to locate a breeder. My daughter and I had one we loved very much but he unexpectedly and suddenly passed away after a surgery last year. If anyone knows a breeder in the Eastern, PA (Reading, Harrisburg, Allentown and thereabouts) or even within 2- 2 1/2 hours from the area please let me know! My email is Cristalsmama@gmail.com, thank you.

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SunChaserWildlife - 2010-01-17
The debate on whether to have a pet raccoon has been surpassed by the need of your voice for all urban wildlife. State Wildlife agencies are responsible for the welfare of ALL wildlife, not just the animals selling hunting tags. Wildlife is owned by the citizens and is to be managed by the state agency under the terms of a Public Trust Doctrine.

Yet, over-stated risks and lack of proper education and reporting is leading our society to malign intelligent, beneficial urban animals such as skunks, raccoons, foxes...There is NO perspective anymore! Always use caution with wild animals, but do not act in fear. Research the animals that live in your backyards and learn the truths.

And please, speak up for these animals and defend their rights to not be banned from rescue and rehab. States like NC order all these animals be killed, denying qualified rehabilitators (citizens who own the wildlife equally) the right to rescue & rehab them. Such state killing programs are becoming the "norm" because the public does not speak up against this.

Rabies testing is a billion dollar business - millions of healthy animals are killed and their heads sent to labs for testing. Oral rabies vaccine baits can eradicate this disease - but people have to care enough to demand it be done by their local and state gov't.

Raccoons intelligence has been proven second only to higher monkeys. Raccoons kill venomous snakes, and as with skunks are the best mousers you can find!

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guinea pig breeding - 2010-09-11
The first time a sow gives birth, it would be best if she is already four to six months old. That's what I do with my sow. And when she gives birth they're all healthy and strong. http://www.expertguineapigcare.com/guinea-pig-breeding

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Anonymous - 2013-04-20
Need help!! My 9 week old flyer is in the house and I can't Find him.:( how do I catch him when I can't find him?

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  • Milla - 2013-05-04
    You should put something out what he likes because I think he can easily sniff it out. Squirrels are good at smeling things out. Just try(; From milla to Anonymous
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Derek Sisson - 2004-06-03
I have recently learned a very good tip for treating wet tail which is highly effective. even with some of the sickest hamsters. ive treated well over 20 hamsters with wet tail at the pet store i work at. all you need to do is feed the dri tail liquid directly to the hamsters through a dropper. about 8 drops. also add it to the water as directed.

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Troy - 2006-02-22
This really is a great site. Has all the information I needed about animals I was interested in and ones I did'nt even know you could have as pets. I also like all the feedback by the owners.

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LaVina - 2005-01-18
I have a blue and white dutch bunny. He is the first pet I have had as an adult and my first bunny. He has a great disposition, is very playful, and loves to be petted. He is easy to care for and was easy to litterbox train. He pretty much trained himself. They are very smart animals. He loves to play. He runs all over the room and binkys high! He has a ball that he likes to roll around and he likes to hide in his little huts made out of cardboard boxes. He loves treats such as raisins, apples, carrots, broccoli, oranges, cilantro, mint, and parsley. He seems particularly fond of the mint and will pull it right out of your hand and gulp it down! : ) He does require alot of attention as they do get lonely but he is so worth it! He also gives bunny kisses which is a high honor. They will only groom some one they truly trust and love. He also knows that i always kiss his nose and has started to put his nose out for kisses! So cute. Bunnies are a great pet if you have the time for them but they also require alot of research. They are a fragile animal and need the proper care. But if you are considering one for a pet, a dutch is great to start out with. But be prepared. They can live up to around 10-15 years if properly cared for.

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Angela Johnson - 2013-05-28
Hello everyone, i am a proud owner of a sto, for short, whose name is benny, jr. We have had him for a few months and he is so sweet and friendly, but, and i say but in caps for a reason;are you ready? He eats his own poop! ! It is so completely nasty and i have caught him already a few times doing it. I provide him with the special food they recommended at the exotic pet shop where we bought him- but why is he doing this? What makes it worse is that he gets it on his little 'fingers' and flings it about his home,(a fish aquarium. ) he makes such a mess and it is just so gross because then we don't want to handle him after seeing it stuck to his feet! ! Anyone have this problem?

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  • Anonymous - 2013-05-28
    I have seen this with dogs. I don't know of any absolute cures, but I've seen products for dogs that may help. There is a discussion here and products here . I can't attest to how well any of them work (thank goodness I've not had to deal with this problem myself)
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Milla - 2013-05-06
I have a bunny,a cat and a turtle,but iam a animal lover sort and i really want another animal (a small one like a chinchilla or a squirrel) what do you think , what shall i have?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-06
    Hehehe, you are an animal lover! So what shall you get... I've had chinchillas and they're very cool, though not quite as snuggly as cat or bunny (definitely more snuggly than a turtle) and they can't take hot temperatures, so there's that to consider. But they are so soft and are curious. Now I'm wanting a bunny myself, and am thinking of one of those really big ones, so I can take if for walks... (but will have to research that some more:)) Anyway, good luck on your decision making, I'm sure whatever you get you'll have a great time and wonderful friend.
  • Milla - 2013-05-08
    I just want to add this to what i said about 'what shall i have!?'thing. -it could also be a bird
  • Logan - 2013-05-26
    I am interested in finding a bunny myself, and I am probably going to, however I am at my grandmothers house for the summer, and there are many wild cats that live there, my sister, mom, and I caught 3, an adult female, and two kittens (both male) and I am REALLY enjoying taming them. They may not be the pet for you, but I absolutely LOVE the cute things:) I really recommend getting kittens or a cat. However, if you get one, try to get or from an animal shelter, it hurts me to think of how many animals are put to sleep each day, so please try to save one. Thanks for reading!
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Dawn - 2013-05-26
Hello, well I am sorry to say, about 2 weeks ago we were clearing land we bought. My husband cut down a dead tree and there was a mama Raccoon with 3 babies in it. The mama ran off so we left the babies alone and hoped mama would come back for them..She came back for 2 but not the little girl.. I brought her home and it has been 2 weeks her eyes are now open and she is doing great. I am a dog breeder so I know about keeping them warm and stimulating them so they can go the bathroom and I just started worming her. I am not sure if I can let her go when she is old enough, I cry just at the thought of her being all alone in the world. Please, if anyone can help with in any information the do's and dont's of raccoon care I really need help. Thank you, Dawn

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-27
    Sounds like you're doing great with your little Raccoon:) Read all the comments here, cuz there's some great info on their care and behaviors, and good luck to you both!
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