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Hamster Care Sheet

Hamster Care Sheet

Hamsters are a low-maintenance pet whose cage-cleaning and daily feeding is easily managed by young children. Taking to frequent use of exercise wheels, tubes, and Run-About balls, Hamsters are very entertaining to watch. Because they are nocturnal, when they are not exercising, they are generally napping in a nest they build out of their bedding or given nesting materials. Some Hamsters house together well. If you want to keep multiple Hamsters in the same cage, be sure that they are the same gender and try to choose from ones that are currently living with each other – it can be difficult to introduce new Hamsters to each other. Hamsters can be easily startled, but a gentle touch and some treat bribery can encourage a bond with their caregiver.

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Guinea Pigs Care Sheet

Guinea Pigs Care Sheet

Guinea Pigs are a great low-maintenance and social companion animal for children and adults. A member of the rodent family, the Guinea Pig gets its name from the piglet-like whistle it produces when excited. Guinea Pigs produce different calls depending on if they are nervous, hungry, seeking attention, or just plain excited! Unlike any other animal, the Guinea Pig “popcorns”, which is when the animal sporadically pops up and down a couple inches off of the ground, an expression of extreme excitement or happiness.

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Box Turtle Care

Box Turtle Care

Box Turtles make a great beginner turtle for children and adults. Their modest size allows them to be kept in smaller enclosures than other turtle species, which makes for an easy in-home pet. Unlike many other turtles and tortoises, Box Turtles are quite social, enjoying handling and exploring, rarely feeling the need to tuck their head or limbs into their shell.

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Gerbil Care Sheet

Gerbil Care Sheet

Gerbils are a low-maintenance pet whose cage-cleaning and daily feeding is easily managed by young children. With frequent use of exercise wheels, tubes, and Run-About balls, Gerbils are very entertaining to watch. Because they are nocturnal, when they are not exercising, they are generally napping in a nest they build out of their bedding or given nesting materials. Some Gerbils house together well.

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Dwarf-Breed Rabbit Care

Dwarf-Breed Rabbit Care

Dwarf breeds of rabbits are becoming very popular due to their size and temperament. These rabbits have been bred to be house pets with a great disposition. Full-grown size varies depending on breed, but those in this category typically range from 2-5 pounds, in stark contrast to standard size rabbits ranging from about 7-40 pounds. Dwarf rabbits are small and calm enough to handle easily. Their size also allows them to be easily kept indoors as a house pet.

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Finch Care

Finch Care

Scientific Name: Family: Fringillidae (dozens of pet species) Originating From: Worldwide Average Adult Length: 4-6 inches Average Lifespan: 5-10 years General Information There are dozens of popular pet Finch species that come from all over the world. Today, most all pet finches have a long history of being carefully bred in captivity and show great…

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Lovebird Care

Lovebird Care

The Lovebird is a very small species of parrot who is outgoing and comical, enjoying lots of interaction. Being so social, this bird requires daily handling and playtime outside of the cage. Lovebirds chatter, but do not possess the speaking ability of most others in the parrot family. Being very affectionate and playful, Lovebirds make for exceptional companions. Naturally living in groups, Lovebirds can be housed with one or more of their kind.

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