Archive For The “Small Animals” Category

Life With Charlie the One Eyed Hedgehog and Wilhelmina the Wonderful

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Life With Charlie the One Eyed Hedgehog and Wilhelmina the Wonderful

by Ryan Jordan   My interest in hedgehogs started very young, as soon as I found out you can keep them as pets. I wasn’t allowed to get one when I was eight years old, but I recently revisited that dream as an adult and got my first hedgehog!   Charlie is a retired breeder…

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5 Things You Must Know for a Happy Hedgehog

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5 Things You Must Know for a  Happy Hedgehog

by Aimee Gertsch   Hedgehogs are great small pets, but they do need extra care to be happy and healthy. To get started on the right foot, here are 5 basic needs for hedgehog care. Heating It might surprise you to learn that hedgehogs have special heating needs. Hedgehogs like things warm, and it’s important to…

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them-Life With Little Piggies

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them-Life With Little Piggies

by Brian Balla     Life before guinea pigs – my fantastic beasts – was a simpler time. Saturday mornings were usually spent at the local farmer’s market or finding a new favorite hike among Oregon’s many outdoor offerings. Weekdays were spent quietly working on hobbies after work or planning fun weekend get-aways. And the spare…

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Guinea Pig 101: How to Keep Your Cavy Happy

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Guinea Pig 101: How to Keep Your Cavy Happy

text and photos by Michele D’Amour McDanel   Since having Rosie  and now Hamish, I have learned a lot about guinea pig care, and would like to share what I’ve learned for those who have guinea pigs or might be thinking about adopting one. Housing Guinea pigs need a minimum of eight square feet of floor space…

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Rosie the Riveting Guinea Pig

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Rosie the Riveting Guinea Pig

photos and text by Michele D’Amour McDanel I first met Rosie when she’d already moved in. My husband, Patrick, had brought her to the house while I was out. She was a rescue from a family whose children weren’t caring for her adequately anymore. We eyed each other with mutual curiosity, and some trepidation on my…

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The CUTEST baby goat you will ever meet

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The CUTEST baby goat you will ever meet

.   This little goat wants to play so bad! Ultra cute.   Tweet

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Cat Nurses Baby Squirrel

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This Mother cat not only nurses the baby squirrel, but grooms it, and cares for it right alongside her own kittens! The kittens have totally accepted it as one of their siblings. Because of how this squirrel is being raised, it can be handled just like a cat, (it even purrs) and will never be…

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Its too cute Thursday!

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Its too cute Thursday!

We have some pictures for you that are just too cute!       Tweet

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Guinea pig breeds

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Guinea pig breeds

Short haired The short coated cavy – often called the American or English- has consistently short, glossy hair without a part. This breed of cavy most resembles the Guinea pig’s relatives and ancestors in the Cavia genus. In shows, short-haired Guinea pigs are shown by their color variety – self, dalmatian, Himalayan, etc. This designation…

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Guinea pig facts

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Guinea pig facts

  Unlike most rodents, guinea pigs are not nocturnal. Instead, they prefer taking mini naps during the daytime. Guinea pigs are not related to pigs. Guinea pigs are originally from South America. Unlike most rodents, guinea pigs are born with their eyes open and a full coat of fur. Guinea pigs can develop social relationships with people…

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