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How to Train Rats to Detect Land Mines

How to Train Rats to Detect Land Mines

Rats have a sense of smell that nearly rival a dog's. However, rats weigh a lot less than dogs, so they have less of a chance of tripping a land mine than a dog would. According to the charity Landmine Survivors Network, there are about 80 million landmines in the world waiting to be discovered, so
How to Find a Lost Hamster

How to Find a Lost Hamster

Finding a lost hamster may take several days or even weeks. After a while, you may feel that your efforts are hopeless. Don't give up yet. Here are some tricks that will help you find your missing pet.
Chinchilla Eye Infection

Chinchilla Eye Infection

Eye infections are a common problem for chinchillas. Your chinchilla's eyes should be bright with no cloudiness. The first sign of an eye infection is often watery eyes or discharge. If redness or swollen eyelids accompany the discharge, it is almost certainly caused by an eye infection.
How to Tell the Difference Between Male & Female Hamster

How to Tell the Difference Between Male & Female Hamster

More often than not, the prospective hamster owner does not wish to host an entire litter of hamsters every month. Since hamsters reproduce with propensity, make sure you keep male and female hamsters separated to avoid an infestation. However, identifying a hamster's gender can pose a challenge bec
How Do I Get My Rabbit Friendly?

How Do I Get My Rabbit Friendly?

Rabbits look cute and cuddly, but sometimes they are aggressive, wild and unfriendly. To make a rabbit into a family pet, you must be train and tame it. Sometimes rabbits remain aggressive despite training efforts, but other times it's possible to tame the animal into a family-friendly pet. Rabbits
Types of Syrian Hamsters

Types of Syrian Hamsters

The original pet hamster was the Syrian or golden hamster. According to the BBC, all Syrian hamsters found in laboratories or as pets descend from one pregnant female hamster captured in 1930 by Dr. Israel Aharoni. In less than 100 years, hamster breeders have come up with vastly different hamsters
Ultrasonic Pest Repellers & Pets

Ultrasonic Pest Repellers & Pets

Ultrasonic pest control devices produce a high-pitched sound that's intended to be audible only to pests. Intended to drive insects, rodents and other pests away, these devices may also affect other animals. Many homeowners wonder whether it's safe to use this type of pest-control method around thei
Chinchilla Supply Checklist

Chinchilla Supply Checklist

Chinchillas are rodents that look like a cross between a bunny and a squirrel. When kept as pets, chinchillas can live well into their teenage years if they are properly cared for. While the chinchilla is low maintenance as far as pets go, it does have specific needs that must be addressed in order
Difference Between Male and Female Hamsters

Difference Between Male and Female Hamsters

Hamsters are small rodents often kept as pets. There are several different types of hamsters and there are many colors. Nocturnal creatures who are active only at night, hamsters have a life span of about 2 years.
How to Make a Pig Using Origami

How to Make a Pig Using Origami

Origami can be a pleasant way to spend some time being artistic, and your origami creations can be used for many things. You can use them as decoration in your house, Christmas ornaments, gift wrapping decor or toys. A pig is one of the many animals you can create in origami. You can make an entire
How to Take Care of Pregnant Hamsters

How to Take Care of Pregnant Hamsters

Hamster pregnancies typically last from 17 days (for Syrian hamsters) to 18 to 22 days (in the case of dwarf hamsters). It is not always easy to detect pregnancy in a hamster, but changes in behavior and appearance can give clues as to the hamster's state. If a female hamster begins gathering beddin
Non-Anticoagulant Rat Poison

Non-Anticoagulant Rat Poison

A wide variety of rodenticides are available on the market. They work in different ways, have different effects on the environment and pets, and can take anywhere from a few seconds to several days to kill the rat. Knowing the options available can provide you with an informed opinion to use in cons
How to care for your Hamster

How to care for your Hamster

How to care for your Hamster. Caring for your newly acquired hamster is quite easy, if you know what you are doing.
What Are Signs of Dwarf Hamster Pregnancy?

What Are Signs of Dwarf Hamster Pregnancy?

Dwarf hamsters enjoy eating apples and will have an increased appetite during pregnancy.Hamster In Apple image by Borzwear from Fotolia.comThe signs of a dwarf hamster pregnancy are the same as those for standard-sized hamsters. The only difference in pregnancy between the two is the...
Healthy Rat Diet

Healthy Rat Diet

Rats are omnivores that can and will eat almost anything, a quality that has helped them survive in urban habitats around the world. You can easily feed your rat a repetitive diet of rat food purchased at the pet store. However, like humans rats thrive on a balanced and diverse diet containing many
Pet Care for Hamsters

Pet Care for Hamsters

Hamsters can be an entertaining addition to any household, and with proper care they can live up to three years. Although hamsters don't require as much interaction as a dog or cat, they do need certain daily stimuli. A hearty diet, plenty of exercise and interaction with its owner will keep a pet h
The Characteristics of the Spectacled Flying Bat

The Characteristics of the Spectacled Flying Bat

The spectacled flying fox bat is a small Australian mammal which is a member of the Pteropodidae, or old world fruit bat family. The members of this family are more commonly known as flying foxes due to their foxlike faces and ears. This bat family is different from other types because it uses eyes
How to Make Squirrel Food Cakes

How to Make Squirrel Food Cakes

Squirrels enjoy eating a variety of foods such as seeds, berries, nuts and corn. Make your own squirrel food cakes to save money when feeding your furry neighbors. Feeding squirrels will prevent the squirrels from stealing bird food from your feeders. Choose a feeding area just for the squirrels. If
How to Protect a Carpet When Playing With Rats

How to Protect a Carpet When Playing With Rats

When keeping rats as pets, you should let them out of their cages to explore and play for a period of time every day to ensure they receive enough exercise and stimulation. You will probably enjoy playing with them as much as they enjoy playing with you because rats are intelligent and, usually, fri