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How to put rabbit in cage without scratching me?

Putting a rabbit into a cage can be difficult. With the cage you have, the best solution is to have them hop back in by themselves. Even a rabbit that is extremely used to being handled can/will "...
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How much space does a hamster need in its cage?

Cages do need to be rather large. Buying typical pet store cages is generally a bad idea. Most of them (at least at my pet store) are far too small and even unsafe for our hamsters. Many pet ...
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What are the benefits and risks of a wire bottom cage for my pet rabbit?

Wire mesh cages are almost always a bad choice for rabbits. They may get an infection on their feet called sorax from having wire bottom cages. Rabbits, Chinchillas, and Ferrets can all get sore ...
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Cardboard box for a cockatiel

Should I use cardboard? Does it make sense to hang the bottom of a cardboard box in a cage for a cockatiel? Birds LOVE boxes, this is a great idea! Is cardboard safe? Cardboard is very safe, I ...
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What are good substrates for parrot cages?

Looking at the opinions of other keepers and internet consultants the safest and most recommended/used substrate for parrot cages is paper. Newspaper and white or brown butcher paper are mentioned on ...
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Plants suitable/safe for a hamster?

I do know very little about hamsters but i know dandelions and cat grass/wheat grass is safe for hamsters. I found this information on the net http://www.petwebsite.com/hamsters/...
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How big does my robo hamster cage have to be?

I am going by the numbers German pet-experts give; those are numbers for "this hamster will be really really happy", not "the hamster can manage with this", and are way above what the average store ...
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Replacing bottom of a bird cage

I'm not very familiar with bird cages and how they sit in the plastic tray, but guinea pig owners have been using coroplast for the bottom tray in custom cages for many years (I think I first heard of ...
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Advice for Smelly Rabbit "Cage"

Each rabbit owner needs to shape the enclosure in a way it is easy to clean. Then you need less time to clean, it will be easier to do and so you may do it more often. Additional it will be easy to ...
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Replacing bottom of a bird cage

So, somewhere on the cage (usually towards bottom front corner of cage), there's a brand label ex. Prevue, Ph, LM etc. Many companies have online websites where you can search for your cage type, find ...
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Is my hamster's (fancy dwarf) cage too small?

Unfortunately, this is cage is not suitable for any breed of hamster. Hamsters of all breeds need a minimum of 450 square inches (2900 cm2) of continuous floor space. A good choice of cage is a 40 ...
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Is there a reason guinea pigs need a cage without a wire bottom?

Wire bottom cages can be bad for guinea pigs. They get a condition called bumblefoot. Also if the bars are too far apart their feet can get stuck in between and injure them. Also rabbits shouldn’t ...
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Is there a reason guinea pigs need a cage without a wire bottom?

I got a rabbit cage for my guinea pig. I put a piece of plastic to cover the wire mesh. You can get the plastic at Ace Hardware. You have to measure the cage to see how big the cage is. My guinea pig ...
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What kind of bedding should I use for a mouse's home?

What I like to use is shredded paper, because even though it is nessicary to clean it often, it has proven to be the more comfortable option for my mice. It is very easy for them to burrow in, and ...
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My baby mice is getting out of her wired cage what shall I do?

Get a cheap/used aquarium or glass/plastic habitat with a netted top until she grows large enough that she can't fit through the bars on her intended habitat. It shouldn't take more than a month or ...
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What are good substrates for parrot cages?

I have two budgies, one male, one female. Each bird has its own cage because the female tends to bully the male so I give him his own cage. See photo. I use Hagen Vision cages for my budgies. The ...
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Cage for Parakeets

James, A few things to keep in mind... Cage bar spacing for standard budgies (parakeets) or English budgies should not be greater than 1/2 inch (12.7 mm), or they can get their heads stuck between ...
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How to soothe a kitten that had to remain inside a carrier for extended period of time?

Once a cat associates something with a negative experience, it can be hard for them to like it once again, so just know this will take time. First off, don’t force the cat to enter the crate while he ...
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How to soothe a kitten that had to remain inside a carrier for extended period of time?

I think Gwendolyn's answer is making a great point. I do want to point out though that you do want your cat to be ok with a carrier again. The cat does not need to sleep in it of its own free will, ...
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Should I get a larger cage for my two dwarf hamsters? How large?

If you want something large and cheap: build yourself. My advice for easy, cheap AND easy to clean: Take waterproof wooden plates, and build a box with 3 sides. In the 4th side, attach wooden ...
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What are good substrates for parrot cages?

Normally newspaper is what people would use but you can actually buy sandpaper like sheets from the pet store for use with parrot and small parakeet cages. They are brown and about the size of a ...
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Bird sensitivity to metals

The two main metals for toxicity are lead and zinc. From the handbook of avian medicine, second edition. Heavy metal toxicosis caused by the direct consumption of the metal is uncommon in passerines, ...
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Space requirements for Rabbit?

This should be a good answer to your question: https://smallpetselect.com/how-much-space-does-a-rabbit-need/ Rabbits don't do well cooped up in a cage all day, but it isn't practical to supervise ...
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How long of silence/calmness to reward when crate training (9 week old dachshund)?

There's a vital difference between crate training and obedience training. In obedience training, you say a command, your dog (hopefully) follows it and expects a reward for it. In crate training you ...
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Male Budgie doesn't want female in his cage

It can take a long time for two birds to love each other and tolerate the presence of the other. It can range from a few days to several years! Above all, you must not force the birds to get along and ...
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Is it safer to put my dog in the front with the seatbelt and airbag detectors vs the hatchback?

You need this kind of leash to plug into the lock of the seatbelt. Then your dog will not "fly through the car" at the backseat. Of course in combination with a harness and not a collar. To ...
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Height, position of budgies cage at desk

I could not choose which of your options is the best for your circumstances. First: the size for one pair should be minimum 45cm x 80cm at the ground. This is only suitable if they have 4 hours free ...
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How to put rabbit in cage without scratching me?

At first pet rabbits will scratch you when you put them in a cage. The trick is to not move them around a lot when you pick them up and to do it quickly. I lower my bunny and allow her to jump down ...
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Is my hamster's (fancy dwarf) cage too small?

Here's what I know, I hope this answers your question: The minimum recommendation for dwarf hammies is 1 ft2 (930 cm2) of surface area for one and an additional 0.5 ft2 (470 cm2) for each additional. ...
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