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Parker - 2013-03-03
My hamster is very sleepy. But one morning when I went to get him out he lost some fur around his nose. Is he sick? Please let me know.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-03-03
    How old is he? Does he act normal most of the time? Hamsters are normally nocturnal animals and so they will sleep most of the day while you are awake. As long as he is acting normal, is eating, and has a clean cage I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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Melissa - 2013-03-01
I live in the Highlands of Scotland and there are always lots of lovely wee wild hedgehogs in my garden every year. I just adore them and not being able to keep a wild one, I went and got an African Pygmy Hedgehog from a rescue organisation for exotic animals. He had been handed in after being removed from a horrible home. He was covered in mites, had lost part of his rear, right foot and was very unhappy and unsettled. I'm happy to say that three months after I got him home to my house he's doing great! I actually have him curled up asleep in my lap as I type! I just love having him and although hedgehogs aren't as affectionate as a dog, they do respond to kindness and consistent handling. I'm so happy that I can see such a big change in Harry's personality - he doesn't huff or ball up anymore and he stretches out and snuggles into the warmth of my body. I have 3 kids who adore him too and being in the Highlands, there aren't too many folk who have one of these wee guys so it's a bit of a novelty to the kids too. I have cows and dogs too and I love all animals but Harry is special because of his background and the change in him.

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Irina - 2013-02-28
My mouse has a pink ring around his eye, im not sure if its new, its not crazy noticeable im worried tho cause my last mouse had a similar thing and then his head exploded....im using the same cage so i hope that the sickness wasnt still in there i had washed the cage several times before. Should i get him eyedrops?

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Mariah - 2011-08-18
Help! I've got a nz male rabbit who is just barely three months old and has taken to spraying! It is marking its territory in the house too so I have not allowed him inside ever since! He is the only rabbit. I never knew a rabbit could mature so quickly. Does anyone have this problem or any solutions/suggestions please, as I do not want to get rid of him.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-19
    A male rabbit is going to spray unless you have him neutered. Better for the rabbit to have him neutered if he is to be a pet. They live longer too.
  • Anita Jensen - 2012-01-26
    Get him fixed. My New Zeland did the same around 3 months of age. I got him fixed at a local Vet (it was hard to find a Vet that would fix a bunny in my area and do it for a reasonable price, so I suggest you call around to get all the pricing information you can! At least males are cheaper to fix, anywhere!) I paid $57 for the procedure. I dropped him off at 8am and he was ready to come home by 12:30pm, so it is a fairy quick and easy process. My bunny, Bun-Bun, is now 10 months old and has totally stopped spraying. Bun-Bun is an indoor bunny with free rain to the entire house all day long, although we cage him at night time (so he wont eat all our cords and molding). We also have 3 indoor cats. My Vet told me that my bunny probably began to spray because of the cats. So, if you have other animals or are around other animals where your bunny can smell them on you that might be what started the problem. Rabbits are fully grown at 12 weeks (3 months) of age though, so this really isnt all that early.
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  • judy Enslow - 2013-02-26
    hi there.Get him spayed and he won't spray anymore.call your local vet.good luck.
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betty - 2013-02-24
I have four baby himalayan netherland dwarft would like to know if they are show qyality if there ears are not all black they are around three months old

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Marita - 2013-02-20
Thank you all for your contributions. I have just rescued an infant ringtail from the slow torture by three crows. Its little body is no more than 5 cm and its eyes must have only just opened as they are still cloudy. Actually, the ringtail, the size of a mouse leapt towards me and ran into the folds of my skirt. I fear a wildlife service would put it down as it is so tiny and has been pecked at by sharp beaks.(No limbs gone or blood on fur). Yet, this little guy rolled up and went to sleep in my skirt. Following all your comments I will feed it some diluted goat's milk tonight and see how it fares. Will take it to a wildlife service but so close to its trauma will give it some peace temporarily. Any advice would be welcome.

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Andrea Smith - 2007-03-03
I had an Angora rabbit named Teako. He was a beautiful golden color & he was the friendliest bunny I've ever had. The moment I saw him at the pet shop I knew I wasn't leaving there without him. For some reason I'm a sucker for an animal that's not quite perfect. Teako was missing an ear (a birth defect). When I got him home I discovered he had a club foot in the front too. But none of that affected him one bit. He ran around and played like any other rabbit. He could even jump up & down on the shelf in his cage. He would look out from his cage with the most pitiful look, like I want out of here, and usually I would let him out to run around. He followed me around all the time. He always wanted to be with me. He loved everybody. He was the best!! Unfortunately, Teako died suddenly a year ago. I only had him for 7 months. I'll never forget him! If he's typical of Angoras, I'd recommend them to anyone & I hope to find another one someday.

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  • Esa Brudos - 2013-02-17
    I have Angora/lions and they are beautiful, inquisitive and their father follows your description by being our house bunny. When he matured tho' we had to limit his axcess because he wanted to mark his territory. He still is a good bunny but I'm going to have him fixed. So glad he has had a litter of 6 beautiful bunnies with a Chocalate Torte Lioness which I might also fix, but their kits are two toned and beautiful.... contact me and I'll send pictures. ^.^
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Anonymous - 2013-02-17
lionhead angora bunnies are even tempered and lovely...

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kokyikaung - 2013-02-14
i have one but i dont know male or female. can you help me with  male and female photo

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Jonathan - 2013-02-10
My rabbit just had a litter tonight. They usually have about 2-4 kits per litter. There is is a little more responsibility,but the mother does most of the workhouse just have to make sure that she is doing her job. If she is not doing her job then sometimes you can try to put them in with another doe. One more thing you can do depending on how old they are is get cat milk replacement. It is a little work but not much if the mother does here job.

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  • Michelle Rodriguez - 2013-02-10
    Hi, I read your post regarding your new litter of bunnies. I am looking to get my son a nethe land dwarf. We had one before for 7 years & he passed away last year. I'd like to surprise my son with a new one this valentines day. Please contact me if you are selling them. Thanks. My email is: michyrodriguez23@aol.com.
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