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Nicole Goltowski - 2013-03-26
Hi my names Nicole and I'm looking for a new baby Netherland dwarf bunny I'm located in south eastern mi towards the monroe area I would like to purchase one ASAP but am having a really hard time finding one if you could help please send me a message to cole_7784@yahoo.com

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curt mahood - 2013-03-26
I have 2 baby grey squirrels 9 weeks old i have had for the past 7 weeks i noticed when their thicker fur started growing in the male 'which is a sloppy eater' had matting under his chin neck and front legs i bathed them it helped at first now the poor guy looks like he has dread locks and is losing patches of fur. Anyone have any suggestions on what to do or if their formula is causing it or if it is mange the female isn't as sloppy but is matting some

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-03-26
    It could be the 'sloppy' eating which is causing the matting, but yeah, it could also be other things like the environment or the food. You could try visiting the Squirrel Board as it is a good forum where you may be able to help with your specific questions. Good luck!
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Milla - 2013-03-25
Do you need a little cage, hut, house or anything? And if you do, what size, how big? And also please tell me if you know any breeders, if possible in west sussex please, that will be the best. I need a lot of information because I am a 9 yr old girl and I just love animals and nature, also I would like a pet for easter (1st april 2013). Any information would be very nice. Thanks for reading (;

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kiersten - 2013-03-25
I'm looking for netherland dwarf rabbits for 20 dollars or less in the pickens county area in south carolina. Must be babies! Can anyone help me?

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JANE - 2013-03-24
Do rabbits bite? What type rabbits are the best to be handled as pets?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-03-24
    Yes rabbits can bite. Especially if they are not handled regularly from the time they are babies. If you get a baby rabbit and handle him often he will more than likely grow up to be docile and friendly and you should have few, if any, problems with your rabbit biting. This is true of all rabbits, however some breeds are better for beginners and children because they don't get as large and sometimes have more gentle personalities. Some of these include the Mini-Lop Rabbit, the American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit, and the Dutch Rabbit.
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angelina - 2013-03-22
I have Californian new Zealand mix and they have an ok amount of kits (babies), they have 4 to 5. The Californians have 8 to 10.

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Amigo - 2012-12-28
Are guinea pigs easy to litter box train? I want to get one but need it to be at least mostly trained. Thanks

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-28
    They are actually fairly easy to train as long as you are consistant.
  • Susie - 2013-02-28
    Amigo, No they are not easy to litter box train! It is very difficult to get a guinea pig to poo in one place and virtually impossible to train them to poo in a litter box. Any owner will tell you that they go everywhere! Don't get a guinea pig if you're not prepared to clean up the mess. You need to be fully aware of what you are letting yourself in for before committing to any pet. A pet is for life and is a big commitment.
  • chelsea - 2013-03-20
    My sister and I share two guinea pigs and have no problem cleaning up after them. We spot clean about every other day and fully clean the cage on Sunday.
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Liz Guinivan - 2011-06-17
Why are they described as small breeds? They are huge compared to Dwarf Hotot, polish and netherland dwarfs, they are small breeds. Mine is huge and keeps growing and growing yet she's not even 4months! Mine will definately be NOT be small...she is the most gentle and docile creature though,love her to bits!!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-17
    These guys have the best personalities and are great pets. They are considered small as usually just 2 1/2 to 4 pounds. Maybe you got a big one. Just love him and enjoy.
  • Liz Guinivan - 2011-06-23
    I agree, I love her to bits! Damn mine is definately huge. I am pretty definate she is purebred but I will have to look up some more rabbit breeds to see if maybe she is crossbred.
  • Deanna Burkart - 2011-07-07
    You could have a Californian instead. They have the same markings but get 8-10lbs.
  • Maddy - 2013-03-18
    I have a himalayan bunny and he is HUGE! He is like a cat. haha They are definitely not a small breed.
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elaine - 2013-03-18
We adopted 2 orphaned raccoons about 8 years ago. We got them when their eyes were still closed. About 1 month ago one of them passed away...now the remaining one (Bertha) is grief stricken and will not eat, and is getting weaker and weaker. I have not been able to bring her out of it - the sisters had not ever spent one day apart. I tried some Ensure - she would have nothing to do with it - I have tried feeding her all her favorites...nothing. Any suggestions would be welcome.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-03-23
    I am so so sorry to hear about your raccoon :( It sounds like she is just not responding to what she would typically respond to. Is there a wildlife vet or exotic pet vet in your area that you could consult? That would be my best suggestion at this point. I hope to hear she gets better.
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Daniel - 2012-11-29
I am currently living in Nova Scotia and am looking to buy a miniature deer for a pet. I am looking to buy from a breeder nearby, but I am having a hard time finding one anywhere. If you can help me please reply. I really want one and it's going to a good home.

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  • Dara Dumont - 2013-03-15
    Hello Daniel, I am in Alberta and I am also looking into Munjac. I have not been able to find anything regarding them in Canada at all. If you have any info on if Canada allows them as pets and if you have found a breeder can you please help me out? THX
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