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Home Health Check

It is very important to make subtle inspections of your pet rodent on a daily basis, to help notice any pain, distress or injuries in time, so that prompt action can be taken. The following signs are a handful of indicators that your pet is not feeling well: Showing little or no interest in foodRead More

Catching an escaped rodent

Position a bucket or similar such as a storage box on the floor in a room that you think your pet rodent is in, making sure that the bucket is escape proof, you could also add another bucket to other rooms. Next, construct an access ramp that leads up to the rim of the bucketRead More

Gerbils

Gerbils do not like to live their lives as a solitary gerbil; they long for for the company of their own kind. In the wild, gerbils will live in groups and we should try and echo this as best we can – two or more gerbils, same sex and from the same litter is perfect.Read More

Rodent Species

Many of the rodent species have cheek pouches, which is used for the storing of food and nesting material. Some rodents have external cheek pouches and others have internal cheek pouches, the hamster for instance has internal cheek pouches. The pouches are very substantial often allowing for a huge quantity of contents and reaching pastRead More

Rodent Species. Part 2

Rodents have a large post digestive caecum, which contains intense bacterial flora. Being post digestive means that the valuable nutrients of food would be lost given that the absorption must take place in the small intestine. Most rodents have a way of dealing with this; they practise a specific form of coprophagy. Once the foodRead More

Syrian Hamster

Syrian hamsters are rodents and the unique distinction of this species is ‘Golden’ and they are found in countless homes across the world kept as pets and they make great pets for both children and adults. Regrettably, this species of hamster has also had a great many other names bestowed upon him such as Fancy,Read More