Tag: rodents

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

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