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Small Pet Health and Care
Small Pet Health and Care
It is well-known that rodents like bunnies or guinea pigs love to gnaw and eat plenty. This behaviour serves an important purpose.
regularly groom their own fur themselves by using their tongue. During the moulting season which lasts several weeks, your rabbit will need some occasional help. One the one hand, bushing has the effect of a soothing massage, on the other hand, it helps to get rid of the old, dead hair. For normal length hair you should use a brush
with natural bristles or a glove with rubber bobbles.
Hedgehogs are adorable and shy animals which awakens our compassionate instinct. However, interfering more than necessary can be harmful.
In autumn, these creatures go on the hunt for food and slowly start to build their nests. You shouldn’t be surprised if you come across several hedgehogs during the autumn months. However, their numbers have declined by 50% since the year 2000. This is why it is crucial to help hedgehogs when necessary.
There are several signs you can spot to know whether a hedgehog is in need of help.
If you find a hedgehog that looks injured, emaciated or ill, you should act straight away. The same goes for baby hedgehogs that have been left behind. Watch the nest for a while - if the mother hedgehog doesn’t come back after two hours, you should bring the hoglets to safety as soon as possible. Hoglets that are found outside of the nest also need your help. If you find a hedgehog active in winter, it is a sign that it hasn’t started hibernating and it needs your help. You can make their lives a little easier by following these 10 tips:
A healthy guinea pig will take care of its health and beauty
regimen itself by and large. It will use its claws to remove dirt and dust from its fur and use its tongue to lick itself clean.
This guide applies to golden Syrian hamsters and dwarf hamsters. Despite being different species, these pet rodents are similar in their internal makeup and their nutritional needs.
All hamsters need animal protein as well as plant rich food as they are omnivores. In contrast to chinchillas, guinea pigs and rabbits, hamsters can tolerate grains well. Grains are concentrates of plant nutrients, mostly in the form of seeds and seedlings, and these are ideal for hamsters.
It is sensible to vaccinate your rabbit if it spends part of the year in a secure outside enclosure
. Seeing as other fury members of the household such as cats
regularly get vaccinated, the questions arises whether there are also vaccines for rabbits.