• Boar Guinea killed both cage mates and ate one.?

    I had 3 male guinea pigs. Louie,Oliver and Rocky.I had Louie 2years and Oliver and Rocky a year. They where all in the same big cage. They all had separate Food bowels and water bottles which I refilled every morning and night. They all got a long great. I ve never had any issuse with them fighting. Then a hour ago... show more
    I had 3 male guinea pigs. Louie,Oliver and Rocky.I had Louie 2years and Oliver and Rocky a year. They where all in the same big cage. They all had separate Food bowels and water bottles which I refilled every morning and night. They all got a long great. I ve never had any issuse with them fighting. Then a hour ago I get home from work and Rocky is just dead. No marks on him at all then my sweet Oliver neck is completely chew out with blood all over him and all over the cage. His neck was just gone. His head only being held on by a small thing piece of skin. His leg was stripped of all flesh and Louie was covered in blood, mainly around his mouth and he was fatter then normal.Louie has no marks on him when I checked. I m completely confused as why he would kill them both and even eat Oliver. They all 3 was healthy as they just went to the vet a month ago for check ups. I m confused. what would cause Louie to do This? could a fight go that far between them even if they ve never faught before? I don t know what to do with Louie anymore. i cant even look at him without feeling like I m going to Vomit cause I imagine Oliver s almost chewed off head. I m so confused. i didn t think Guinea pigs would do things like this to each other. please help. any advice is appreciate..
    6 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • I’m off at College and my guinea pig at home is showing signs of sickness. How often do guinea pigs make it through sickness?

    Best answer: I had a guinea pig that unfortunately passed away the day she got sick. Vitamin c is crucial for guineas so i would suggest feeding it some. I would also highly suggest taking him to the vet, but if not, research. it is true that guinea pigs get sick quickly. back to your question, with proper care, your piggie... show more
    Best answer: I had a guinea pig that unfortunately passed away the day she got sick. Vitamin c is crucial for guineas so i would suggest feeding it some. I would also highly suggest taking him to the vet, but if not, research. it is true that guinea pigs get sick quickly. back to your question, with proper care, your piggie should make it. :) best of luck
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • I need advice/opinions i feel as if my syrian hamster cage is boring and too crowded i would like opinions on the cage Thank you in advance?

    I need advice/opinions i feel as if my syrian hamster cage is boring and too crowded i would like opinions on the cage Thank you in advance?

    Best answer: First of all I wanna say that this is way better than most hamster setups I see and that I can tell you want the best for your hamster. That cage appears to be too small. Depends on what you want to go by anyway. The recommendation in the US is 360 square inches. Other places the minimum is higher and I tend to... show more
    Best answer: First of all I wanna say that this is way better than most hamster setups I see and that I can tell you want the best for your hamster.
    That cage appears to be too small. Depends on what you want to go by anyway. The recommendation in the US is 360 square inches. Other places the minimum is higher and I tend to agree with that. I personally wouldn't go smaller than 500 square inches. Other people will say that's even too small. One thing everyone can agree on though is bigger is better. If you are able to, get a bigger cage.
    You need more bedding in there. Hamsters are burrowers. Add as much bedding as you can. I had about 8 inches and my hamsters loved to burrow and sleep in it.
    I wouldn't say its too crowded but it is perhaps more on the boring side. This will be solved by a bigger cage. Bigger cage means more running space and more space for toys.
    I agree that the wheel looks too small. The hamsters back shouldn't bend when they are on it. Syrian hamsters need 12in wheels or larger.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Was my Southern Flying Squirrel sick or old?

    (This happened almost two years ago, but I would like some answers) I owned a male Southern Flying Squirrel. His name was Buddy. He lived for about five years. I raised him since he was about four weeks old. I took him to the vet once in his life just for a routine check-up. I was told he didn t require any... show more
    (This happened almost two years ago, but I would like some answers) I owned a male Southern Flying Squirrel. His name was Buddy. He lived for about five years. I raised him since he was about four weeks old. I took him to the vet once in his life just for a routine check-up. I was told he didn t require any vaccinations. In January 2016, I noticed he was sleeping a little more than usual. I thought it was because we were keeping it cooler in the house to save on the heating bill. In February on a Friday night, Buddy was weak and lethargic and constipated and disinterested in eating. The vets office was closed for the weekend at the time and I wouldn t be able to take him until Monday. I did all I could for Buddy. I tried to make sure he was hydrated by giving him plain Pedialyte with water and even making the formula that I made for him as a baby. I tried to encourage him to poop by gently rubbing his rectum with a damp Q-tip and lightly massaging his belly. I placed a heated pad under his cage to keep him warm. But that Sunday morning, I woke up and he was gone. I want to know if he died from being sick or if he was just old. I also want to know if I did the right thing or if I did something wrong. If someone could tell me, I d appreciate it.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is this cage alright for my Syrian Hamster?

    Is this cage alright for my Syrian Hamster?

    The top level is mostly for his food and treats and he has a bridge toy turns into a swing which he loves playing on the second level is just treats and the bottom floor has his bed, water and wheel plus toys with all that he still has plenty of room. I get him out when he only wants to come out which is mostly... show more
    The top level is mostly for his food and treats and he has a bridge toy turns into a swing which he loves playing on the second level is just treats and the bottom floor has his bed, water and wheel plus toys with all that he still has plenty of room. I get him out when he only wants to come out which is mostly in the morning or evenings when he's out he's either free roaming around my floor or bed or he's in his ball. The cage I'm talking about is the one with the chocolate tub on top the cage in the right is for my Dwarf Hamster. Is this cage suitable for my Syrian Hamster or does he need a bigger one 😬
    6 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • I accidentally fed my pet rats a mango?

    4 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Can you keep a hamster in a wooden vivarium?

    Okay so I know this is a dumb question but I don’t know what the obvious answer is. I currently have a 3ft wooden vivarium that isn’t being used and I’ve been wondering what animal I should get and I decided that i wanted a hamster as I had one a few years back and I really miss having one. But my problem is I’m... show more
    Okay so I know this is a dumb question but I don’t know what the obvious answer is. I currently have a 3ft wooden vivarium that isn’t being used and I’ve been wondering what animal I should get and I decided that i wanted a hamster as I had one a few years back and I really miss having one. But my problem is I’m not sure if the wooden vivarium is okay for hamsters. It does have 3 ventilated areas though.
    8 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Should I take my hamster to the vet?

    I just got a White Winter (hybrid) Hamster 2 weeks ago (he’s 9-10 weeks old). He was doing fine but today I switched out him from a 20 gallon to a 40 (moving his bedding with him). I noticed he started to walk kinda weird. He dragged himself a bit but it wasn’t/isn’t constantly. I checked around and noticed his... show more
    I just got a White Winter (hybrid) Hamster 2 weeks ago (he’s 9-10 weeks old). He was doing fine but today I switched out him from a 20 gallon to a 40 (moving his bedding with him). I noticed he started to walk kinda weird. He dragged himself a bit but it wasn’t/isn’t constantly. I checked around and noticed his stomach looked a little greasy but he’s been pooping fine and hasn’t had diarrhea. Should I wait it off?
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Found a flying squirrel in my house who seems to be cold maybe?

    The little squirrel is unstable on his feet and been sleeping since I picked him up. I read about MBD in pet squirrels, I assume he s wild, but it is winter, so it s possible he s malnourished? He wont open his eyes, but will stir a tiny bit if I pet his head. No breathing issues, no weepy nose or eyes, fur is... show more
    The little squirrel is unstable on his feet and been sleeping since I picked him up. I read about MBD in pet squirrels, I assume he s wild, but it is winter, so it s possible he s malnourished? He wont open his eyes, but will stir a tiny bit if I pet his head. No breathing issues, no weepy nose or eyes, fur is fluffy. Could he just be freezing?
    8 answers · 1 month ago
  • My hamster won’t get in her hamster ball?

    My hamster hates her hamster ball. I don’t know why. I feel bad leaving her cooper up in her cage all the time, but when I try to let her run around in her ball, she refuses to get in it. I also can’t clean her cage without putting her in her ball, but she refuses to get in. I don’t want to force her into it... show more
    My hamster hates her hamster ball. I don’t know why. I feel bad leaving her cooper up in her cage all the time, but when I try to let her run around in her ball, she refuses to get in it. I also can’t clean her cage without putting her in her ball, but she refuses to get in. I don’t want to force her into it because I figured that would just make her more scared of it. I have washed it in case it just smelled funny, and I tried putting food in it and putting some of her bedding in it, but she won’t go in on her own. She’s been like this since I got her a few months ago. When I clean her cage, I have to wait about 30 minutes before she’ll finally go sniff it and the quickly scoop her up in it just so I can clean her cage. Does anyone know how I could make her more comfortable with her hamster ball? So I don’t have to wait 30 minutes for her to get in it when I need to clean her cage and so she can get some real exercise outside her cage.
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • Do rats/mice hiss?

    Do they hiss when they get angry?
    Do they hiss when they get angry?
    4 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Can you breed hamsters and guinea pigs?

    10 answers · 1 month ago
  • What should I feed my guinea pig who is constipated?

    I plan to take him to the vet in a few days. In the meantime, what should I feed him? Can I feed him green lettuce? Food pellets? What more can I do to help him? Thanks.
    I plan to take him to the vet in a few days. In the meantime, what should I feed him? Can I feed him green lettuce? Food pellets? What more can I do to help him? Thanks.
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • Should I neuter my male rat?

    I have 4 male rats who live together in a big cage and I have noticed more recently there are a lot of fights going on, one particularly had a big abscess resulting from a fight. I’ve been observing them and I worked out who the perpetrator was. Last night I did and experiment and removed him from the cage into a... show more
    I have 4 male rats who live together in a big cage and I have noticed more recently there are a lot of fights going on, one particularly had a big abscess resulting from a fight. I’ve been observing them and I worked out who the perpetrator was. Last night I did and experiment and removed him from the cage into a temporary hospital tank (he’s the one with the healing abscess) to see if the general atmosphere in the cage changed. Normally I’d be woken up 1-2 times a night to the sound of them squeaking and thrashing about. Last night there was silence, this just proves to me he is the one causing the problems. Obviously I can’t get rid of him or keep him separate forever. Would neutering help this issue? He is about 7-8 months old at a guess. I would hope that this would reduce the hormone levels. I would rather not neuter at all personally.
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • THIS IS URGENT MY HAMSTERS LEG GOT STUCK IN THE DOOR AND NOW IT S BLEEDING?

    i went to feed my hamsters this morning and I found my brown robo dwarf hamster dean was stuck in between his door! I don t even know how he got it open,but he was kinda wedged in between the joint and he was wiggling alot. So I immediately let him free and put him back in the cage,and that s when I saw blood. On... show more
    i went to feed my hamsters this morning and I found my brown robo dwarf hamster dean was stuck in between his door! I don t even know how he got it open,but he was kinda wedged in between the joint and he was wiggling alot. So I immediately let him free and put him back in the cage,and that s when I saw blood. On the door,I m his stomach,on the wood shavings,but it was coming from his leg. So we put him in his travel box and he was limping,it looked like his leg was broken! After a while he stopped moving. My mom and big sister are taking him to the vet but they told me to stay at home. I know i should keep calm but I m only 11 and I m crying uncontrollably. If it was just a broken leg,I wouldn t be as worried,but I don t know how much blood he lost! It seemed like alot. He s so small and he must be I m so much pain. I m worried he s not going to make it,just someone please tell me if he s going to be alright or not,and please don t give me false hope.
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why is my rat not mourning the death of her sister?

    I only had two rats and one just died two days ago. My other girl is acting completely normal despite the fact that they are biologically sisters and have only ever had eachover.
    I only had two rats and one just died two days ago. My other girl is acting completely normal despite the fact that they are biologically sisters and have only ever had eachover.
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • How often do you clean a hamsters cage?

    I know it’s a dumb question but I was considering getting a hamster but I hear y’all that they have a bad smell and also was told u have to clean their cages out a lot. Is there a way you can keep them cleaner?
    I know it’s a dumb question but I was considering getting a hamster but I hear y’all that they have a bad smell and also was told u have to clean their cages out a lot. Is there a way you can keep them cleaner?
    6 answers · 1 month ago