Ask the Vet … about Hamsters

2017-04-04T01:07:52+00:00 Categories: Ask the Vet, Pet Information, Pets, The Animal Store|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Russian Dwarf hamster* You asked: What should I know about adopting a hamster? Answer: Dwarf hamsters are solitary or social; Syrian hamsters are solitary  Syrian hamsters and Chinese hamsters, unlike chinchillas, are solitary pets. Syrian hamsters [...]

FAQ: Small Animals and Chewing

2017-04-04T01:18:39+00:00 Categories: Animals, FAQs, Kenn Bearman, Pet Information, Pets, The Animal Store|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Why does my small animal need something to chew on? Many small animals have special teeth (called open-rooted teeth) that grow continuously. Some pets with teeth that never stop growing include: all [...]

Forget the Zhu Zhu Pet

2016-11-21T12:34:10+00:00 Categories: First Pets, Pet Supplies, Pets, The Animal Store|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The hottest toy this year may be the Zhu Zhu pet hamster, but it doesn't hold a candle to the real thing. John Kass recently wrote in his Chicago Tribune column that "Evil fake hamsters don't deserve [...]

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