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Anonymous - 2010-12-09
Hey I'm going get a guinea pig in january help.

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  • ? - 2013-05-19
    Well if u do, guinea pigs are suppose to b kept in pairs or more. They're very social animals and become depressed easily from loneliness. But if u r home and spend a majority of ur time with it I'd recommend a friend. Employees in pets stores may say its ok to keep one but most don't really know what they're talking about. And b sure to give them plenty of space. Food and hay and vedgitbles daily. . And guinea pigs can't store vitamin c so give them orange slices often and u can even buy drops to put in their water. And don't forget lots of love.
  • Emily - 2014-08-18
    The problem is not that cavies cannot store vitamin c, the problem is they can not produce it. If you feed them oranges, they can get sweet tooth preventing them from eating normal pellets feed them green bell peppers cut out the seeds
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Julia Torti - 2011-10-07
How much do polish dwarf rabbits cost ?????????Do poliisgh dwarf rabbits bite much?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-07
    Polish cost around $25 normally and they are pretty easy going. Not bitey but like to taste your fingers when little. Not biting just more like a pup licks you.
  • Judy - 2014-08-09
    I have 2 polish and I bought them for $30
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mel - 2008-01-01
Hi -

I've had the pleasure of sharing my home with bunnies for the past 20 years and currently have four, one of which is a beautiful light gray, spunky Holland Lop named Samson. Not one bunny has ever once had a hairball (and they certainly shed quite a bit) and they are happy and healthy. The best advice I can offer is to feed these darling creatures an abundance of hay as long as it's Timothy as it's low in protein (Oxbow is the best company out there to order hay from...it's incredibly high quality and smells unbelievably fresh...once you've tried it it's hard to go back to the usual store bought brands). The rabbits appreciate it tremendously and it is now considered very good practice by many rabbit savvy vets and rescuers to give rabbits unlimited hay daily, again as long as it's Timothy. Supplementing alfalfa or other hays in every now and then is fine but Alfalfa is too high in protein. Also check out rabbitcare.org.

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  • Annie - 2014-08-08
    Thank you for the hay advice and rabbitcare.org. Just adopted a speckled black and white holland lop less than 6 months old and female!
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lynette callegari - 2014-08-08
how do I clean a hamster that has laid in his wee

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Olive (sorry but this is very detailed and long) - 2014-08-03
Hi i recently adopted a Britannia Petite Rabbit named Olive (hence my name) When i first got her home, I gave her time to get used to the surroundings of her cage which is big enough for her to jump around 4 1/2 times the length of herself (as she is just a baby) I then put a litter box in her cage a left her for the remainder of the day and night obviously with food and water. The next day I opened the cage door and made it her decision as to when she wanted to come out. I then proceeded to look in her litter box and noticed she had used it, I thought this was weird because she was just a baby and had never been litter box trained before but i saw she hadn't gone anywhere else in her cage. She was born litter box trained! When she finally came out of her cage I lay on my floor with my laptop, in my bunny proofed room, and let her explore me and the room. She sniffed my and each day we did this for a couple hours, we started with baby steps. Then i started getting her used to my hands, I tried to fed her carrots from my hand but she wouldn't take it yet,I started with a long carrot and made it shorter an shorter till she was eating right off my palm. Now she was associating my hands with treats. Anyways after a couple weeks of this she is now completely comfortable around me and follows me everywhere I go, she is completely litter trained and loves to lick:) I try to pick her up a little as possible but when I do she has no problem with it. If you want to tame and bond with your Britannia Petite rabbit this is the way to do it! I can honestly say she is the perfect bunny, even if she needs hours of floor time every day! Sorry this was so long and detailed but thanks for reading!!

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  • hi - 2014-08-03
    :)
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Laila - 2014-07-31
I'm thinking of getting a mini-lop rabbit. Any tips and comments on them?

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Slept - 2014-07-30
I have two male gliders about one year old. They are brothers and have been together since birth. I got them from someone who couldnt care for them properly. I give them all the best food and toys and a big cage. I play with them as much as possible but lately it hasnt been enough. They are kind to me and dont bite but will only stay on me for a few seconds then try to escape my room (which has happened recently). One has gotten out twice and i think the first time he was out all night long. I also think since getting out into a very large space this has been their only goal. Is there anything i can do to help curve this?? Im in desperate need, i hate keeping them locked up.

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jessica kutz - 2010-03-15
I am looking for a live rabbit to do Easter pics with in the Charleston area, if you know of anyone doing this please e-mail me at princessrosea@prodigy.net.

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  • Rhonda Pauley - 2014-07-29
    What Charleston are you talking about? I am near Charleston WV
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Kimberly Creighbaum - 2014-01-09
I have a pet raccoon named baby. She was stranded by her momma last year. We waited two days for her mom to come back but she never did. So I called several rehabbers and no one wanted to take a raccoon. One person even told me to have a vet put her down. No way to that! I love animals.  Baby is a joy to have. Very affectionate and playful. She just has a look of pure joy on her face when she plays. We have a chihuahua and they are best buddies. I never thought a raccoon could be such a joy but Baby is really fun. They do keep you on your toes, you have to watch them all the time because they are faster then a two year old and love getting into things. Always exploring everything they can get into. Wouldn't trade her for the world though :) 

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  • Linda - 2014-07-29
    I found a baby raccoon about 4 weeks old that I'm caring for. Can you tell me what did you for de-worming or any input you can share. Thanks Linda
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Lorna Hargreaves - 2013-04-09
Can sugar gliders live in a 3ft tall glass tank by 2 ft wide with a mesh top. It's kitted out with branches, parrot toys, nesting boxes and pouches ?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-10
    From the 'environment' section above, you can see that the size of your glass tank should offer plenty of space, especially with all the decor you've provided for these active little critters. They do like attention as well as activity, so may want to come out of the cage to play as well.
  • Adam - 2014-07-29
    Absolutely no glass tanks!!! They need to climb on the sides and have full use of the space. Also it should be at least 3.5 feet tall and 30 inches square. Thats really as small as i would suggest. And horrizontal bars are best i have been told.
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