• Are chinchillas marsupials or are they rodents?

    Best answer: They are rodents like mice and rats, they can live a lot longer though.
    Marsupials are pouch animals like possum and kangaroo.
    Best answer: They are rodents like mice and rats, they can live a lot longer though.
    Marsupials are pouch animals like possum and kangaroo.
    4 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Should I euthanize my pet rat?

    Best answer: It is a hard call to make for someone else. Given the criteria, if it were my rat, I would have it euthanized. Being in any pain, the URI, and unable to groom are what I base this. 3 1/2 years is very old for a rat. 3 and 8 months is the best I have ever done and my ratty had no health issues or pain. Some... show more
    Best answer: It is a hard call to make for someone else. Given the criteria, if it were my rat, I would have it euthanized.
    Being in any pain, the URI, and unable to groom are what I base this.
    3 1/2 years is very old for a rat. 3 and 8 months is the best I have ever done and my ratty had no health issues or pain.
    Some arthritis perhaps. My rat quit climbing the last month and began eating a lot less but also doing little in activity.
    I made it easier access for his food and water. He began sleeping longer almost daily, then went to sleep and never woke.
    I know he was as happy as could be to he end an went quietly in his sleep.A very sad day for me, but I could see it coming so ready for it. he was my little buddy and we had a very strong bond,
    Not the first,or the last to share a life together.
    I guess your call when you are ready.
    RIP little guy.
    9 answers · 1 month ago
  • Is it ok to feed wild possums?

    Best answer: No problem. Possums probably don't eat as much as raccoons, so some might be leftover. They like: apples; avocadoes; mayonnaise (or other oil); candy; corn; bird seed; eggs; potato chips or Doritos. Some people discourage from overfeeding bread. In highly-populated urban areas, larger animals (possums not... show more
    Best answer: No problem.
    Possums probably don't eat as much as raccoons, so some might be leftover.
    They like: apples; avocadoes; mayonnaise (or other oil); candy; corn; bird seed; eggs; potato chips or Doritos.
    Some people discourage from overfeeding bread.
    In highly-populated urban areas, larger animals (possums not mentioned) could become a nuisance if they scratch at cars or windows or fly into power lines.
    Some animals could damage window screens when they see their reflection and react in territorial defense behavior.
    If you feed them, they can live longer - ten years instead of one year.

    Possums as pets: Oberon Zell talks about the lowly Possum.
    https://youtu.be/wWPxKUlB4fE?t=686
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • My hamster bit me a few weeks ago, and now there is like a tiny brown dot.?

    Best answer: it's healing. so it's normal
    It will probably go away next week.
    Best answer: it's healing. so it's normal
    It will probably go away next week.
    6 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Pros and Cons of having a Guinea Pig?

    I'm a female who is turning 18 in January for my birthday I'd like to get a guinea pig or more likely 2 since that is the recommended thing to do. I have posted a question here before and got good replies so I hoped to ask for more advice. The pros and cons of owning guinea pigs. If it helps I'm not... show more
    I'm a female who is turning 18 in January for my birthday I'd like to get a guinea pig or more likely 2 since that is the recommended thing to do. I have posted a question here before and got good replies so I hoped to ask for more advice. The pros and cons of owning guinea pigs. If it helps I'm not planning to move out and I own a lab-border collie cross dog who's hyper but usually pretty harmless to other animals
    7 answers · 1 month ago
  • Will the smell of mouse urine/ poop in my room kill me?

    I was rearranging my room looking for something important. I have a desk with shelves under it that contain several different things. Mostly papers etc. As I opened one of them I saw what looked like mouse droppings on one of the folders in the desk shelves. I closed it and opened several of the other shelves... show more
    I was rearranging my room looking for something important. I have a desk with shelves under it that contain several different things. Mostly papers etc. As I opened one of them I saw what looked like mouse droppings on one of the folders in the desk shelves. I closed it and opened several of the other shelves looking for the item because I was panicking looking for it. I started feeling a little weird after that. The next day I brought out the first shelve and put it in a trash bag, along with everything in it. As I was sitting on my bed, I noticed an irritating odor. I pulled out the shelve closest to my room floor that I thought the smell came from and realized there were multiple rat droppings all over the floor. My parents told me to sweep it up and throw it away. I did. But ever since then whenever I go into my room I cannot bare the weird odor. It makes me feel sick. Could it be mouse urine or feces?. I did research and learned some mice (deer mice) can carry the hantavirus...only 15 percent though. If this is a normal house mouse can their urine cause sickness or death? I feel really afraid. Anytime I go in my room I feel nauseous and a little dizzy and weird.
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • What's the difference between a pet rat and a pet mouse?

    Best answer: Their requirements are pretty much the same. Mice smell worse than rats. Actually, neither of the animals smells; it is the urine that smells. Mouse urine has quite a strong smell. Mice are more acrobatic, being smaller; it is fun to watch them playing on the wheel, especially if there are two or more of them. ... show more
    Best answer: Their requirements are pretty much the same.
    Mice smell worse than rats. Actually, neither of the animals smells; it is the urine that smells. Mouse urine has quite a strong smell.
    Mice are more acrobatic, being smaller; it is fun to watch them playing on the wheel, especially if there are two or more of them. Rats need a running wheel too, but mostly they just run in it.
    The wheel is very important for both of them. Not only does it give them exercise, it helps them deal with stress of any kind.
    In my experience, mice are more likely than rats to bite; but both are usually quite tame once they get used to people. Getting used to people usually takes them no more than a few minutes!
    I have had lots of rats and mice. I did develop an allergy to rats, but never became allergic to mice.
    They are both sociable animals and will ride around on your shoulder. I used to take a mouse with me to college every day, and it hid behind my hair, so most of the time people didn't notice.
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why are my guinea pigs being aggressive?

    Why are my guinea pigs being aggressive?

    Best answer: This can happen as they mature. Males often need more space than the minimum recommended. They could need more space. Another consideration is how the cage is set up. For example, if there is one ramp to a certain level, that could cause disputes. Best to have two ramps so they won't fight over it. If you... show more
    Best answer: This can happen as they mature. Males often need more space than the minimum recommended. They could need more space.

    Another consideration is how the cage is set up. For example, if there is one ramp to a certain level, that could cause disputes. Best to have two ramps so they won't fight over it. If you don't have an upper level, you may want to make one. A 2 grid by 4 grid cage is not large enough IF it has the bowls and hideys, etc taking up space on that level. The idea with that size is to be sure it is open space large enough for running laps. The addition of an upper level to serve as a "kitchen/litter" area can allow the lower, larger area to serve as romping room.

    Here is a sample of a 2 x 4 cage with a kitchen loft. But this one just has one ramp (it was for 2 females). For males, I'd recommend 2 ramps for such a set-up.
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • How to socialize rats?

    I rescued two rats from a friend of mine. He got them from a pregnant woman who couldn’t care for them anymore. If he couldn’t find a home, he was going to sell them as feeders. Anyways, I’ve never owned rats before, but I can tell the way they react to me and my partner isn’t the same as my friends’ pet rats do.... show more
    I rescued two rats from a friend of mine. He got them from a pregnant woman who couldn’t care for them anymore. If he couldn’t find a home, he was going to sell them as feeders. Anyways, I’ve never owned rats before, but I can tell the way they react to me and my partner isn’t the same as my friends’ pet rats do. I’ve had them for two months now. They hate being touched and are extremely jumpy. I sat in a quiet room with them with their cage open, doing homework for almost three hours and they weren’t even interested in coming out. They keep pushing all of their toys out through the cage bars. Will they ever warm up to me? I’ve had friends that can let theirs run around their rooms and play, but these little girls only climb on their cage walls, eat, and sleep. They don’t even use the wheel they have, the white one just lays on it occasionally.
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Female syrian hamster butt swollen? Is she really a male?

    Female syrian hamster butt swollen? Is she really a male?

    Best answer: Another site that will be helpful is this....;

    http://animals.mom.me/gender-hamster-114...

    From what you described your pet sounds like a male, however please read this article as it gives detailed instructions how to check the differences for you pet.
    Best answer: Another site that will be helpful is this....;

    http://animals.mom.me/gender-hamster-114...

    From what you described your pet sounds like a male, however please read this article as it gives detailed instructions how to check the differences for you pet.
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • What do I do with my rat?

    I used to have two rats, one named Peanut the other named Jelly. Recently Peanut has gotten a brain tumor so we had to put her down. But now Jelly is alone and rats are very social creatures (especially Jelly), im not sure what to do because it’s not like I can always keep her company she needs a friend like her. I... show more
    I used to have two rats, one named Peanut the other named Jelly. Recently Peanut has gotten a brain tumor so we had to put her down. But now Jelly is alone and rats are very social creatures (especially Jelly), im not sure what to do because it’s not like I can always keep her company she needs a friend like her. I dont want her to be depressed from loneliness but I also dont want to give her away. And I cant get anymore pets... What do I do? :(
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Guinea pig will only eat hay, bell pepper and carrots?

    I just got my second guinea pig yesterday and I tried feeding her a variety of foods including escarole, cilantro, cucumber, lettuce, carrot and bell pepper and all she ate was the carrots and bell pepper. She s eating hay but I m not sure about her pellets. She s drinking water too. I know all she ate in her last... show more
    I just got my second guinea pig yesterday and I tried feeding her a variety of foods including escarole, cilantro, cucumber, lettuce, carrot and bell pepper and all she ate was the carrots and bell pepper. She s eating hay but I m not sure about her pellets. She s drinking water too. I know all she ate in her last home was fruit (which I know is bad.) Could that be why? What should I do? Is there anyway I can get her to eat more?
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • Medicine for a guinea pig with cold?

    My guinea pig has been having runny eyes and nose. She s also been having a hard time breathing, but her appetite hasn t changed or shifted. She eats plenty. I clean her cage every few days after I noticed her cold. She had it for over a week now (I don t know exactly when) and she hasn t improved. I was wondering... show more
    My guinea pig has been having runny eyes and nose. She s also been having a hard time breathing, but her appetite hasn t changed or shifted. She eats plenty. I clean her cage every few days after I noticed her cold. She had it for over a week now (I don t know exactly when) and she hasn t improved. I was wondering if there is any medicine I can buy for her, because I won t be able to take her to a vet for another couple of weeks. I was wondering if there is a solution before it gets even worse. By the way, she is about 5 years old American guinea pig with another guinea pig that is perfectly healthy and is a white crested or white crowned guinea pig.
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • Found squirrel in backyard having a seizure?

    Best answer: Little you can do. Keep it warm, and quiet, and taking it to a vet or wildlife rehabber is highly suggested. Because you don't know the source of the symptoms, never handle wildlife with hands and avoid any possible bite. While risk of rabies is about nil,you don't wan to risk the chance. Convulsing for... show more
    Best answer: Little you can do. Keep it warm, and quiet, and taking it to a vet or wildlife rehabber is highly suggested.
    Because you don't know the source of the symptoms, never handle wildlife with hands and avoid any possible bite. While risk of rabies is about nil,you don't wan to risk the chance. Convulsing for rabies it won't survive a couple hours.
    A vet can determine the problem and turn the animal over to rehabber if treatable or it will be put down.
    4 answers · 1 month ago