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How old was she? Going past her due date by a week may not have been the cause (I had a female that delivered two weeks late!), but without a veterinarian doing a post-mortem exam, there's really no way to know. Guinea pigs are very good at hiding health problems until they are critical, so there's a possibility she could have developed ketosis without showing it.

Rodents | Answered on Mar 11, 2017


With proper care, a guinea pig can live six to eight years. Google "guinea lynx" for one of the best sources of health and care info.

Rodents | Answered on Mar 11, 2017


Wood is made up of cellulose fibers and when digested turns to sugar in the rats digestive tract.

Rodents | Answered on Jan 20, 2017


You can put a piece of clear plexiglass to divide the cage in two. They can still see each other but with no shinanagans

Rodents | Answered on Jan 20, 2017


Mostly because of your attitude I would say!!!

Rodents | Answered on Jan 14, 2017


Cover the cage at nite so it is dark inside and then the hammie should sleep also.

Rodents | Answered on Jan 13, 2017


Mice will survive just fine on their own outdoors.

Rodents | Answered on Jan 13, 2017


put food coloring on each tail.

Rodents | Answered on Jan 13, 2017


They can be very friendly if raised from babies. They need to be caged at night or they will cause you grief.

Rodents | Answered on Jan 13, 2017


I'm fine,thank you. And how are you?

Rodents | Answered on Jan 04, 2017


Try this link:
https://pethelpful.com/rodents/hamster-name-ideas

Rodents | Answered on Jan 04, 2017


If this was the other way around, I would say it'd be okay for a couple of days. Hamsters have a pretty advanced digestion system and can get bloaty and sick when fed the wrong things. But never fear if you google hamster food you can find some more ''organic?" supplements until you can make it back to your local store. Rats/Mice on the other hand are made to hoard their food. They don't stuff it in their cheeks, although mine likes to sometimes it seems, they like to hide their food. Doing this they burn more energy and need a higher energy/protein diet.

I don't buy rat food, I make my own. I did the same with my hamster too with the store bought mix. Here's a list from my memory you can give hamsters that you may have around the house.

Carrots
Apples
Granola (Good for teeth!)
Cooked red meat (like hamburger meat)
Water Chestnuts
Nuts
Shelled almonds (more fun!)
Bread/Toast (My friend made peanut buttered toast for her hammy)
Fish (fully cooked!)
Eggs (Scrambled/Boiled no fried)
Cheese (in moderation)
Mealworms and crickets (you probably don't have these but for future reference :) )
Dog Biscuits (Try to stay away from some high in protein, and it's good for their teeth!)

Hope that helps!

Rodents | Answered on Jan 04, 2017

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