Tag: hamsters

Pet Stores: The good, the bad, and the… yuck

Finding the good ones For obvious reasons we recommend patronizing pet stores that do not sell animals. Some stores we DO recommend: Ani-Mall (Morrisville) All Pets Considered (Greensboro) Phydeaux (Carrboro) We realize that this is not always convenient, and sometimes you have to choose among the ones that do sell animals. When this is theRead More

Safe Wheels

The Wodent Wheel has been recommended by many people and it seems that our pet rodents love the wheel’s entrance holes & feel more secure because of them. They also avoid the threat of damaged limbs & broken bones, which comes with unsuitable wheels. Although the Wodent Wheel can be provided for many species andRead More

Hamster Stories – Hibernation

Pauline tells her story: That reminds me of something that happened to me with a teddy bear hamster I had when I was a kid. My parents had just renovated a garage into a bedroom by knocking a hole into the wall and joining it to the house, and as a result, the poorly insulatedRead 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