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Crittery - 2011-05-04
Like the article - good to see advice on splitcaging although personally I do not do the neutral territory part since that conflicts with the point of making both sides smell of both gerbils.

However it is incorrect to say that gerbils can be kept in a wire cage - they MUST have room to dig. A minimum of 6 inches of a decent substrate such as megazorb, carefresh, ectopetbed or finacard is ideal (nothing sawdust, or pine or cedar based due to risk of serious respiratory infection). Hay is a good addition as well, chewing aids digestion and it helps them construct elaborate tunnels!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-04
    I think I missed something. The Animal World article on Gerbils says to keep them in the same cage but the Animal World article on hamsters recommends a separate cage. Sometimes my brain doesn't go to the top floor but I think I just lost track of whether we are on hampsters or gerbils. I am sorry.
  • Stephanie Branch-Gratton - 2012-09-04
    Is there a good website where I can purchase on of those over the top wire things made for aquariums?
  • Imogen - 2013-01-02
    I use sawdust and it's fine. Should I use something else?
  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-02
    Sawdust is not recommended.  Can cause respitory issues as well as some commercial woods have toxins in them.
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sarrah - 2012-12-30
i had a cinnamon rabbit for the past 4 years and it got sick this past november, she was my first rabbit and my best friend i cried for days about her death even though 2 other of my rabbits passed to

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guinea pig - 2012-12-29
i just got my guinea pig he seems real neves and he poops alot i wanted to know if that is normal

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-29
    It is perfectly normal.  They get nervous easily when re-homed.  Will settle down quickly!
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Tomas - 2012-12-25
I had a Dutch rabbit he lived to 8 years but he died. The vet told us he died of old age. I cryed a lot because I had to bury him in our backyard

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stephanie - 2012-03-20
i have a new skinny pig, and I'm having an issue keeping it warm. I'm thinking of putting it in a fish tank so I can put a heat pad on the bottom, but someone thought it might be too noisy for the little guy. does anyone know if that is true? please help....thanks

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-21
    Noisy no. OK you can put the little fella in a fish tank given it's large enough and place paper towel on the bottom (so it doesn't slide). Then put carefresh or some bedding on top of the paper towel. Place a heating pad on low under 1/2 the tank so the little fella can be as warm (or cool off) as he wants. You could also place a heat lamp shining over 1/2 his cage and he could do the same thing.
  • Anonymous - 2012-12-24
    you could place a wool sock over the pig and secure with a little duct tape. I did this once cause the piggie had severe derm. I found out that using a little kitten revolution flea med cures dermatitus on guinea pigs. I cut the toe and heal off the sock and cut 2 holes for front feet then slip it on and loosely duct tape the sock so it stays.
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Maria Gilbert - 2012-12-23
The American Guinea-pig is an absolutely gorgeous, and extra ordinary creature.

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Cole - 2012-12-21
@dawn ... I myself breed rabbits and I see you have encountered a choice between mini rex and mini lop. The mini lops that I have and sweeter and more intelligent than the mini rex as tho the mini rex are more playful and adapt to a person very quickly. I hope you come to a conclusion.

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Ebdal Myan Guaffar - 2012-12-18
he is so cute i am interested in buying him but how much does it cost?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-18
    It will vary on the area you live.  Maybe include that info and a brreder will contact you!
Ebdal Myan Guaffar - 2012-12-18
he is so cute i am interested in buying him but how much does it cost?

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Leah Kenny - 2009-06-18
I have one guinea pig, and that guinea pig is so cute.

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  • Sandy - 2012-12-13
    I recently 'rescued' a guinea pig from a pet store. I didn't like her cage with the wire bottom. I have always loved guinea pigs, and had them years ago. Here I go again. Anyway, her name is Lisbeth, and she has long hair. She was sold as an Abby, but alas, the only rosette is on her head, then comes the long hair. Needless to say, lots of brushing and butt checking. She seems happy by herself, but somedays I think maybe she should have a companion. Sandy

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