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10 03, 2017

Rodents or furry love monsters…you be the judge.

By | 2017-03-03T20:37:14+00:00 March 10, 2017|Categories: , , , |0 Comments

One day your child inevitably starts to ask if they can have a small furry pet. Whether its a hamster, gerbil, or perhaps a mouse, here are some things that you might want to think about before you purchase one. Even though a hamster might be the logical pick, perhaps some of these other furry creatures [...]

30 05, 2016

What We Can Learn from Research Mice and Their Personalities

By | 2016-05-30T22:55:02+00:00 May 30, 2016|Categories: , , |0 Comments

Research confirms that there are mice who have delicate personalities and those that are the tougher type, just like humans. There are mice who when confronted with situations that are stressful, adopt an active strategy and attempt to tackle their problem, while some will only display an attitude that is passive. The more vulnerable type [...]

18 05, 2016

Best Pets for the Classroom

By | 2016-05-18T19:39:17+00:00 May 18, 2016|Categories: , , , |Tags: , , |0 Comments

It's the end of the school year, but apparently some of our readers who are teachers are already planning for next school year. One of the questions we have been asked was for some recommendations for classroom pets. AnimalPlex believes that a love for animals begins at a young age, so we're excited that our [...]

16 05, 2016

A Kitty and Her Guinea Pigs

By | 2016-05-16T22:05:23+00:00 May 16, 2016|Categories: , , , |Tags: , , |0 Comments

This week's small pets (Julie and Rosie) of the week are submitted via Facebook from Sarah of Texas. Curiosity gets the best of Nyx, the cat as she jumps in the cage while Sarah was changing the guinea pigs water. No harm, no foul- just a curious kitten and her rodent friends. So being calm [...]

16 05, 2016

The Differences Between Jack Rabbits and Cotton Tails

By | 2016-05-16T15:47:58+00:00 May 16, 2016|Categories: , , |Tags: , , |0 Comments

For starters, a jackrabbit is not a rabbit, but a hare. It is named after its large antenna-like ears that resemble that of a jackass. On the other hand, the cottontail rabbit is named after its fluffy white tail that resembles a ball of cotton. Though they both live in nests above the ground, these [...]

6 05, 2016

What Is the Difference Between Wild Rats and Fancy Rats?

By | 2016-05-06T23:03:23+00:00 May 6, 2016|Categories: , , |Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The wild rats and fancy rats are not of different species and hence the difference isn’t so stark that you can make out easily. However, when you tame a wild animal for generations, there are bound to be differences in their appearance and their behavior, which can be identified by a keen eye. The fancy [...]

20 04, 2016

Caring for Pet Mice

By | 2016-04-20T04:00:20+00:00 April 20, 2016|Categories: , , |Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Having been bred for over 15,000 years, raising mice is a popular choice for a pet. Like any other pet, caring for pet mice is an essential undertaking to ensures the mourse leads a comfortable and healthy life while not exposing you and your family to health issues. Basic things you need to observe in mice [...]

18 04, 2016

10 Things to Know about Pet Rabbits

By | 2016-04-18T23:42:39+00:00 April 18, 2016|Categories: , , |0 Comments

Rabbits make attractive pets for their furry coat, adorable eyes and playful nature but that is about everything some people know about them. Because it is important to learn more, here are 10 things to know about caring for your pet rabbit. 1. Rabbits love to dig and chew in their natural environment so if [...]

5 04, 2016

Wanted: Home for Giant Rabbit

By | 2016-11-30T00:47:16+00:00 April 5, 2016|Categories: , , |0 Comments

Appropriately named Atlas, a seven-month-old continental giant rabbit, grew so large its owners found it too much of a handful and passed it on to the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Now the organisation has appealed for someone to provide the giant bunny with a new home. Anybody taking in Atlas [...]