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Which Small Pets Need To Be Kept In Pairs, And Which Are Best Housed Alone?

Which small animals should be housed solo, and which need to live in pairs or groups?

Ready to adopt a new pocket pet… or two?  Owning more than one small pet means extra care costs, but they’ll keep each other from getting lonely when you’re not around. Some small animals are social creatures that live together in the wild, while some are strictly solitary, prone to fighting when housed together. Here are some of our favorite social and not-so-social small animals: Guinea Pigs At the top of our list of most social small pets is the guinea pig. Sweet, cuddly and intelligent, they are herd animals that need lots of love and affection. Guinea pigs always need[…]Read More…

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The Ultimate Guide To Ferrets As Pets

Ferrets As Pets: Care, Feeding and Fun Facts

For some, ferrets are a love at first sight. Others fall in love when they meet a friend’s ferret or see one online or on television. As a close relative to the weasel, they’re very different than traditional pets. While ferrets love to cuddle and play, they have a naughty side. They’re known to steal and hide small items. They’re small and flexible, making it possible for them to squeeze into tight spaces and get into mischief that a dog or cat never would. A Quick Ferret Glossary An unspayed female ferret is a jill and a non-neutered male is[…]Read More…

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10 Unique Pets That Make Great Family Members

Cats and dogs have been snuggling their adorable ways into our families for generations, but they’re not the only animals that deserve a spot in our family portrait. 1. Ferrets Ferrets are just as cuddly as dogs and cats and have been known to get along swimmingly with other animals. They’re excellent for apartment-dwellers. Be sure to train your ferret and provide puzzles, toys, and games for mental stimulation to make full use of their intelligence. You might be surprised at how much personality you’ll discover in such a small package. Requirements: A large, multi-story cage, a few hours of playtime[…]Read More…