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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 Long Do Long-Haired Hamsters Live?

How Long Do Long-Haired Hamsters Live?

A popular household pet, long-haired hamsters are one of three varieties of Syrian hamsters. Known commonly as Teddy Bear hamsters, long-haired hamsters differ from other varieties of Syrian hamsters only in the length of their coats.
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
How to Make a Homemade Hamster Cage

How to Make a Homemade Hamster Cage

Owning a pet hamster doesn't need to break the bank. One of the more costly expenses when setting up for this type of pet is the hamster's cage. Pet retailers display colorful, multi leveled, tube encrusted palaces for these inquisitive creatures. For a fraction of the cost, it is easy to create a h
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 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
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...
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
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
Life Span of a Dwarf Hamster

Life Span of a Dwarf Hamster

The dwarf hamster is one of two primary types of hamsters: Syrian hamsters and Dwarf hamsters. Dwarf hamsters are the smaller variety of hamsters, and they are known for being more sociable. The two most common types of dwarf hamsters are Campbell's dwarf hamsters and Siberian dwarf hamsters. There
How to Keep Your Pet Rat Cool in the Summer

How to Keep Your Pet Rat Cool in the Summer

Pet rats are sensitive to heat and can have trouble keeping themselves cool during hot weather. They do not sweat or pant to cool themselves; their tails are their main heat dissipator. However, there are several accommodations owners can make that are enjoyable for their rats and also help keep the
Types of Vegetables That Hamsters Eat

Types of Vegetables That Hamsters Eat

Hamsters enjoy vegetables as an occasional treat.hamster russe perle image by Eric Issel??e from Fotolia.comHamsters will eat just about anything, but they need to have a well-balanced diet to avoid digestive problems. Commercial hamster food generally offers a well-balanced option for...