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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 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.
  • Amanda - 2012-05-08
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  • judy Enslow - 2013-02-26
    hi there.Get him spayed and he won't spray 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. ^.^
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:
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Bev Landy - 2013-02-07
I am very upset that your site infers that Ringtail Possums are pets in Australia. I am Australian, and I am sure that only animal rescue people can keep one in captivity, and then only until it is well enough to return to the wild. They are a protected species in Australia, not a pet.

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  • Anonymous - 2013-02-08
    Thanks for sharing your concern. This article was actually mostly written by an Australian who's profession is a Vet Nurse. She sent the pictures as well. And lucky for us... she's advised us on a number of other small animals as well.

    Just the same, I've looked into this. Although they are can be found in some protected wildlife areas, and in someplaces they are protected from being hunted or poisoned, I could find absolutely no indication that they are a protected species.

    Also, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, they are listed as Least Concern (LC), with the following quote, 'Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, lack of major threats, and because its population is not in decline.'

    I truly believe the very compassionate people who accept the immense responsibility for these fine animals, are equally competent, and diligent in abiding by any requirements pertaining to these animals.
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Gemma - 2008-11-10
I've had mine for quite a long time now. He's called Jasper, he's 3 this November 08 and he's castor brown. My experience with him has been lovely and I recommend all you guys out there on getting one. They feel like velvet and I sometimes watch eastenders with him on my lap :D haha. He sometimes bites my clothes when I'm not looking, but overall he's a generally relaxed bunny. We keep him indoors because he's not neutered and we feel it's healthier for him because he's out of the damp. You may need to get them a new chew toy every say, 6 months, because they do love chewing which is good for their teeth. Their eye lashes can get quite long and so can their claws so always keep nail cutters handy ;). I love Jasper and I always will. They like to have little holes to go in like their burrows in the wild. They're a bit like dogs because they have the same affection. Anyway .. hope you get one :p

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  • Anne - 2011-01-06
    I've raised rabbits for about 4 years now and 2 of my rabbits did the same thing. The first one was a lop and on thanksgiving weekend we brought them inside and we found it doing the same thing and it died. When we went to the vet to get the rabbit's check-up, we told the vet about our rabbit and he said the first thing you need to know about rabbits is that rabbits can kick so hard that they can break their backs. Our other rabbit that was a mini rex and on the second day we got it. It was dragging its feet and it died because it broke its back.
  • S. - 2013-02-05
    Always use proper holding technique when handling your rabbit. Support the lower back with one hand and underneath the front feet with the other. NEVER allow the rabbit to kick against a surface while forcibly being held---the feet should face away from you when picking up the rabbit. Rabbits do not like being restrained, so only do so when you have to pick him/her up. When petting the rabbit, place him/her in your lap and allow them to sit unrestrained. The best way to pet the rabbit in your lap is to let them go there on their own.

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