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moma - 2013-02-04
My Daughter had a beautiful Teddy Bear Hamster, plus we have a very large part Black Lab part Newfoundland Dog. Our dog LOVED the Hamster so much that he would let him walk around on his back and they would sometimes sleep together. The hamster got sick and our Dog was the one that made sure we checked on him on a regular basis. Unfortunatly our beloved Hamsters did not pull through and our Dog was really upset he was not himself for days. Now we have a new Teddy Bear and we hope that they will become as good friends as the Dog and the first Hamster.

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kat - 2013-01-30
There are some misconceptions that i don't see written here. I have a female indoor muntjac that also goes out to play within a 7 ft privacy fence. Indeed they are small and sweet, mine has never shown a mean bone in her little body. But this is not a pet for just anyone, especially a child. First you can not hold them. their little hooves are like rocks and their instinct to flee will send the feet kicking and really hurt someone bad. they will sit beside you, play, follow you, lick you etc. but you can't pick them up, i had mine at just a few weeks of age. Bottle feeding and feeding them fruit and vegetables multiple times a day is a must. can really get your budget if not prepared. Bottle feeding for a year is advised. potty training to a litter box is quick as long as you are persistant and since you can't just pick em up and put them there you have to be creative as i was. took about 3 weeks. You can't use sand or you end up having mud. when they pee its as much as a horse and it stinks horibly. they pee multiple times a day, although they don't drink much water, comes from fruit and veggy's. Litter needs to be clay mixed with possibly cedar and should be changed daily or every 2 days. they chew everything, they don't outgrow it like puppy's. cords, books (no low bookshelves or near any furniture)I love our muntjac but its work. Not like having a cat. We are installing a doggie door so maybe that will help with the pee smell. also without the mixture of cedar, they track litter throughout house. If you have a doggie bed or something simular they usually pee on it because they like soft things to pee on. I'm glad i don't have carpet, it would be impossible to get the urine out. They do adjust to hardwood and tile but at first you'll need runners if you have them. They never learn to run on slick floors just walk. They need outside time to run. If given the chance to jump on the bed you'll be in trouble. lol

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-01-31
    This is wonderful information, helps fill out the 'pet experience' and concerns to be aware of. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge.
  • kat - 2013-01-30
    ps. the herd you buy them from should be checked for brusalosis (sure i spelled that wrong). Ours didn't come with the paper from the breeder and had to be ck'd for it in order to be registered with the state. (most states require registration) ours was then, by law microchipped.(vets office,does everything) I recommend cking with your state requirements before buying one. safety of your new pet and family. You know everyone is going to want to visit your muntjac so its recommended to follow you state laws for that reason too. i have never seen signs of worms or fleas. i was told they were resistant to that stuff and so far it has proven to be true.
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Kathy Anderson - 2013-01-30
I have a pet squirrelSammy, that I have had since he was 5 weeks old. My cat brought him and laid him down at my husbands feet. His eyes were not open yet and we weren't really sure if he was even a squirrel. But anyway he has been happy and healthy for 9 years now until this morning he woke up acting strange. Not wanting to play or eat. I noticed that he had not peed in his usual pee spot in his cage. As of now he still hasn't peed. So I belive he is stopped up and I don't know what to do for him. Could someone please let me know, I am really worried about my little guy. Thanks

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-01-31
    So sorry to hear about Sammy. At first I thought, maybe its age, but as they can live over 20 years in captivity, that's not it. You may want to take it to a vet that specializes in rodents. But I also found this site WildAgain Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc., that has some information about the digestive aspects of  squirrels. They also have several resources and some contact information. Starting there, you may be able to get some good suggestions.
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Roxie - 2012-11-04
please say a prayer our 3 month old Roxie that the neighabors pit bull brought to us at 4 weeks old. I took her out side today an she played on the porch then we stepped in the yard. Roxie jumped on the ground then back on me several times. then in a blink of the eye she bolted off of me an ran up a big oak tree an is still up their. please pray she will come down, its going to be 37 tonight an she is not use to being out side in the cold. my heart is broken. pray GOD will protect her an keep her safe till she comes home. thank you al for your prayers for Roxie an us. GOD bless those that serve my LORD. peace/ Sandi/ Roxie

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  • Cheryl - 2012-11-30
    I really hope Roxie came home safe... We've been there;). My husband had to climb the tree and get her at around that age When he was trying to hand her to me  I couldn't help him. I was froze. Fro. Watching the blood run down his face:)... She accidentally scratched him as she jumped onto his shoulder.We recently did a slow release..she was 13 months old...she has built her. Nest across from our fence... She came back and forth for 2 1/2 months now she's out on her own ... We worry everynite.  I feel your pain anyway Hope she's ok:) I pray :)
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Melissa Immel - 2012-12-08
I have a colony of 4 gliders for sale. I need $600 for cage and all. There are 2 feed bowls, a water bottle, toys & pouch. Text for more info. 870-919-6063.

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  • David Ewen - 2013-01-27
    Interested in your pets. Where are you located?
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jen - 2012-12-27
Hi my mom got my son a skinny pig for christmas and I hnow it had 2 owners before we got it. His name is dexter and he's so sweet, he loves to give my son kisses and he came home yesterday. I think he had seizure or something, he was getting snuggled and he was purring next thing I know he started to shake. Really bad and moving really weird then he was fine again. Now it's the next day he was fine all morning I went to go make myself a coffeee and I found him on his side. I just wanted to know if anyone out there knows what's going on I'm a little sad and scared cause my son already loves him so much already can anyone help me please?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2012-12-27
    Do you know how old the skinny pig is? They usually only live 2-3 years so he may just be getting older. If he seems healthy otherwise it may just be his age. It does sound like he's having a seizure from you description though... so if it continues to happen and you are worried you may want to take him to a vet. I don't believe there is anything over the counter you can give him for seizures.
  • jen - 2012-12-28
    Hi its jen we took dexter to the vets we found out he was a old skinny pigs and he had a masive tumor in is brain the vet gave us some pain meds to keep him comfable he passed away last night at 10 I already miss him so much does anyone knoW where to get another skinny pig? I don't now how to tell my son he's only 7 its gonna break his heart he loved dexter so much and he gave the best kisses I can't stop crieing just thinking of him and how to tell my son I really want to get another one so if anyone nows where to find one or adopt one please let me know. Thanks for the support threw all of this :'(
  • jake - 2013-01-27
    You can get a skinny pig at petsmart for around 80 dollars, even though they're expensive they are a great investment!:)
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Anonymous - 2013-01-26
So cute love them.

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Trudie - 2013-01-26
I am living in South Africa and have 3 bags of good quality white angora fur to sell but I don't know where to start. I have been on the internet but could'nt find any buyers to contact.

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Anonymous - 2013-01-25
I love squirrels.

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Jamie - 2013-01-21
My husband and I took our kids and dogs to a park and we found a English Spot bunny too scared to move. We now have him and have given him a wonderful home. I can say that he is very sweet loves to be around us and our 3 kids. He loves to run around with our 2 ferrets and our cats. If anyone is looking into getting a bunny a English Spot is a great one to get. I would love to add another one so Lucky wouldn't be the only one

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