• Were my Parents cruel to rats?

    Best answer: Kind of a cruel way to go, but wild rats carry so much disease. I would rather just trap them with something that instantly killed them instead of leaving them on glue. SOME rats have been known to gnaw off their own body parts to get away or other rats will take advantage in their starving state and cannibalize... show more
    Best answer: Kind of a cruel way to go, but wild rats carry so much disease. I would rather just trap them with something that instantly killed them instead of leaving them on glue. SOME rats have been known to gnaw off their own body parts to get away or other rats will take advantage in their starving state and cannibalize the trapped rats.

    Not a nice way to go at all...
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • How to make rats lose weight?

    Obviously it's done to diet and exercise. The exercise part is fine they get out for two hours a day (is that enough?) in their play room. But I'm not sure what is best to feed them to help them lose weight. Like fruit has sugar in it so would things like nuts, seeds and vegetables be a good idea? What... show more
    Obviously it's done to diet and exercise. The exercise part is fine they get out for two hours a day (is that enough?) in their play room. But I'm not sure what is best to feed them to help them lose weight. Like fruit has sugar in it so would things like nuts, seeds and vegetables be a good idea? What about meats? Can't get them into a vet until after Christmas and I only got them this week from someone and it wasn't exactly planned for my to get these pets. I've had rats before but none of them got this fat. These rats have fat rolls lol. Thanks for any advice.
    4 answers · 7 hours ago
  • Is wilbur the 4th a good hamster name?

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    this is very important
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is my Syrian hamster ok?

    Me and my husband have had a Syrian hamster for 4 months now and she s been on a very regular sleep schedule ever since we got her, waking up at 7pm then sleeping at like 6am. But for the past week she s been sleeping non stop, she sleeps all day then at 7pm she s still asleep. I try and check on her every hour I... show more
    Me and my husband have had a Syrian hamster for 4 months now and she s been on a very regular sleep schedule ever since we got her, waking up at 7pm then sleeping at like 6am. But for the past week she s been sleeping non stop, she sleeps all day then at 7pm she s still asleep. I try and check on her every hour I ve even gonna in at 1,2 and even 3am but every time I go to her cage she s still in her house sleeping. she comes out when we put food in her bowl but that s it and she s not eating as much as usual. We take her out daily for play time but as soon as you put her back in her cage she s back in her little house sleeping again. The only thing we ve changed recently is we are giving her fruits and veggies but everything else is the same. Please help I m worried about my little hammie.
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • My hamster keeps me awake all night, please help!!?

    My hamster will not be quiet during the night. I have tried everything!! I have bought a silent wheel so that s not the problem. He has plenty of toys and chews and hiding spots. I ve tried him in different cages but he completely freaks out in a new environment and won t settle. He chews his water bottles and has... show more
    My hamster will not be quiet during the night. I have tried everything!! I have bought a silent wheel so that s not the problem. He has plenty of toys and chews and hiding spots. I ve tried him in different cages but he completely freaks out in a new environment and won t settle. He chews his water bottles and has broken three so far, I ve got one that won t break but he s trying his best by chewing the metal. I ve even tried giving him walnuts to break into but he waits until during the day to do that and then gets back to chewing the bottle at night. He is in a quiet, dim room but just tried to make as much noise as possible. I ve tried so many different things but he just goes back to his bottle. And occasionally the bars. Please help!!
    16 answers · 6 days ago
  • My new gerbil wont stop biting me?

    I just got a new gerbil yesterday at petsmart. I went to go buy a pair but they found the other one dead in its cage :(. I brought home a 3 month old gerbil and I've been taking good care of it. I've been kind to it and calm yet she's still very afraid of me. If i tryto get it to sniff my fingers, she... show more
    I just got a new gerbil yesterday at petsmart. I went to go buy a pair but they found the other one dead in its cage :(. I brought home a 3 month old gerbil and I've been taking good care of it. I've been kind to it and calm yet she's still very afraid of me. If i tryto get it to sniff my fingers, she bites me really hard and it draws blood. I'm not sure what to do. It stuffed its hiding place (or bed) with bedding and only comes out of it for food and water or to use the bathroom. I added a lot of chew toys like pieces of cardboard and store-bought sticks. I also think she's pooping in random places rather than one area. I don't understand why she's so stressed as I haven't bothered her for quite a while and it seemed like she was enjoying the spacious cage. My family and I decided to give it this weekend for the gerbil to soften up or we were going to take it back to the pet store. I know i'm not being patient enough but I want a less aggressive one! Has anyone had a very bitey gerbil like mine?? How do I get it to like me?
    7 answers · 4 days ago
  • What type of pet would be good for me?

    I have a pretty bad immune system, but i really want a pet. I've had guinea pigs and hamsters before and i started getting sick a lot, I've researched other animals and they all seem to have something that could damage my health, so i was wondering if anyone knew of a good, low maintenance pet that... show more
    I have a pretty bad immune system, but i really want a pet. I've had guinea pigs and hamsters before and i started getting sick a lot, I've researched other animals and they all seem to have something that could damage my health, so i was wondering if anyone knew of a good, low maintenance pet that wouldn't make me as sick?
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • PLEASE HELP I THINK MY HAMSTERS DYING!?

    My hamster has been acting extremely strange! He walks slowly and close to the ground, eyes are nearly closed, letting me touch him when he's not even tame, sitting in strange position, and he hasn't been active lately. Should I take him to the vet?
    My hamster has been acting extremely strange! He walks slowly and close to the ground, eyes are nearly closed, letting me touch him when he's not even tame, sitting in strange position, and he hasn't been active lately. Should I take him to the vet?
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Help I broke my Hamster cage lid and it's the middle of the night.?

    Best answer: Tape the cover in place, or some cardboard, but make sure there is ventilation for air to get in.
    Don't put the hamster in a cardboard box, it might gnaw its way out!
    Best answer: Tape the cover in place, or some cardboard, but make sure there is ventilation for air to get in.
    Don't put the hamster in a cardboard box, it might gnaw its way out!
    8 answers · 6 days ago
  • How long can a rat live alone?

    I had two rats but one recently passed away unexpectedly and I’m unable to get another one. I know they’re not supposed to live alone so I’m trying to rehome her but I don’t know how long that will take. Will she be alright living on her own for a bit?
    I had two rats but one recently passed away unexpectedly and I’m unable to get another one. I know they’re not supposed to live alone so I’m trying to rehome her but I don’t know how long that will take. Will she be alright living on her own for a bit?
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • I found a squirrel stuck in a tub of water at the side of my house. It s 34 degrees out and I don t know how long he s been out there.?

    The squirrel is in a box that is near a toaster oven which is providing plenty of warmth. I have a hairdryer on it and little rags are wrapped around it. it is shivering and I don t know what else I can do.
    The squirrel is in a box that is near a toaster oven which is providing plenty of warmth. I have a hairdryer on it and little rags are wrapped around it. it is shivering and I don t know what else I can do.
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • How to keep a hamster warm during winter?

    I live in Scotland and for anyone who doesn’t know it is freezing, right now it’s -2 and from the looks of it we’re going to have a bad winter, my hamster has literally pulled all her sawdust up from the cage to her house, I don’t want to but a blacket over the cage because I’ve don’t that before and she ate it. I... show more
    I live in Scotland and for anyone who doesn’t know it is freezing, right now it’s -2 and from the looks of it we’re going to have a bad winter, my hamster has literally pulled all her sawdust up from the cage to her house, I don’t want to but a blacket over the cage because I’ve don’t that before and she ate it. I don’t know what else to do I don’t trust putting a hand warmed under her house without a doubt she’d mange to eat that as well. Any ideas??
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • Hamsters nail too long?

    My hamsters nails are too long and nothing is working. I tried putting a rock by his water, and I tried using a nail file/emery board to make him a tunnel to run through but his nails are still too long? Any other tips? Help!
    My hamsters nails are too long and nothing is working. I tried putting a rock by his water, and I tried using a nail file/emery board to make him a tunnel to run through but his nails are still too long? Any other tips? Help!
    4 answers · 1 week ago