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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 Complete Guide To Hamsters As Pets

The complete guide to hamsters as pets - what to feed, where to buy a hamster, bite prevention and training

Big, fluffy cheeks, round black eyes, tiny pink hands – it’s hard to simply “walk past” the hamster tanks when you’re at the pet store. Hamsters are quiet pets that are easy to care for. It’s a joy to watch them nibble on sunflower seeds and store extra food in their cheek pouches. But are you ready to take home a hammy of your very own? Scroll through this complete guide to find out everything you need to know before adding this tiny rodent to your family. Is A Hamster Right For You? Hamsters can be skittish and bitey when[…]Read More…

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My Hamster Horror Story And What You Can Learn From It?

Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted a hamster. I thought they were really cute and from a small child’s perspective, they are. They are tiny and for some reason, we humans are attracted to small creatures. However, my mother hated hamsters. She hates anything that resembles a mouse and with good reason. We lived in an apartment once that was infested with mice so to get my mother to agree to buy me a hamster simply wasn’t an option. Fast forward to my 20-something self when I moved out for the first time and one of my[…]Read More…

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What Are The Differences Between A Gerbil And A Hamster?

Hamsters and Gerbils are similar in many ways, yet they are so very different. Even though they are both mammals and are very popular as pets, they are completely different species. At first glance, you might think they both look the same. Yeah, they are both adorable and make good pets but that is where all the major similarities end. In order to decide which furry rodent is a perfect match for you, you have to totally understand the differences between them. Understanding these differences beforehand is greatly going to help you make decision about the best individual choice so[…]Read More…