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Small Pet Guide: How to Choose the Healthiest
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African Pygmy Hedgehog
Profile: Learn more about the feeding habits, housing needs, diseases, and behavior of the African Pygmy Hedgehog.
Cage Cleaning Schedule for Small Pets
A clean, dry, hospitable home is paramount to your small pet's health. Be sure your fuzzy friend has a spacious, secure, ventilated, chew-proof home containing the basics.
Cage Cleaning Tips for Small Pets
Most animals are fanatic about the cleanliness and organization of their surroundings.
Dental Care In-Depth: All Small Pets
The dental health of your small pet is much more important than many people realize.
Dental Health Month for Small Pets: February
As part of National Pet Dental Health Month, the "Pets Need Dental Care, TooTM" program will challenge veterinarians and their clients to schedule regular dental appointments for their pets and establish a home dental care routine.
Exercise Tips by Small Pet Species
Exercising your small pet is easy and much more advanced than an old, squeaky wheel.
Eye Health: 10 Tips for Small Pets
To best maintain your small pet's eye health, look daily for these tell-tale signs of unhealthy eyes:
First Aid Kits for Small Pets: What to Include
Since you never know when an accident will happen, keeping a pet emergency kit at your home is a good idea.
Habitat Tips for Hedgehogs
Hedgehogs may be housed singly or groups. Only one male should be kept in a group, or fighting may occur.
Hedgehog Facts
Hedgehogs are interesting animals.
Hedgehog Fun Facts
If necessary, a hedgehog can run over six feet per second. In fact, many hedgehogs will attempt to escape an attacker before they roll into a protective, spiny ball.
Hideaways for Small Pets, the Importance of
Whether your small pet prefers burrowing deep into bedding, holing up inside a hutch, or taking cover in a large toy, he hides for security and solace.
New Small Pet? How to Get Ready
To help you get off to a good start, here are some recommendations on what to do before you pick up your new pet, and care tips for the first month home.
Nutrition Requirements for Small Pets by Species
You have to carefully choose what you feed your small pet each day, just like how you have to be careful to eat a balanced diet yourself. Here we talk about what food rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs, and other small pets need to eat every day.
Odor Control Tips for Rabbits & Rodents
In captivity, animals need help to maintain a hygienic, healthy environment. The leading cause of odor is the buildup of urine and fecal matter in the cage.
Sexing Your Small Pet
Correctly sexing small pets is more important than you know. If small pets are incorrectly sexed, you could end up with a surprise pregnancy. While this may sound somewhat fun, the truth is that you would then need to determine what to do with them.
Travel Tips for Small Pets
Whether by foot or by car, traveling with your small pet can be fun, safe, and easy if you pack smart. The selection of small pet carriers and pouches grows every year, making travel with your small pet more comfortable than ever.

DRS. MEDICAL LIBRARY
IN-DEPTH ARTICLES:
Cardiovascular System: The Heart and Vessels
Dental & Oral Disease
Dental Anatomy & Care in Rabbits & Rodents
Disaster Preparedness for Your Pet
Evacuation Kit for Small Mammals
Eye Anatomy and Function
Germs: Viruses, Bacteria, and Funji
Hedgehogs (African): Basic Husbandry and Nutrition
Lymphatic System
Mercury Exposure: Health Concerns, Clean-up, and Disposal
Neurons
Normal Values & Characteristics of Small Mammals
Telltale Tails
Urinary System in Mammals: Anatomy and Function
When a Cup is Not a Cup
 
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