Hamsters Celebrate 70 Years in the US

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Prior to the 1930s, hamsters were pretty much in the wild. Prior to the 1970s, virtually all were descended from one breeding pair. Now, one million hamsters are kept as pets, an increase of 41 percent since 2001. Sadly, though, some 200,000 hamsters were used for research in the United States in 2000, third behind rats and mice. Tags: hamsters Interesting article. This includes the two sitting on the shelf in our house!)

Have You Considered Keeping Goats as Pets?

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Cats and dogs are the most popular pets, along with hamsters, rabbits and guinea pigs also being amongst the favourites. If, on the other hand, you opted for females of a dairy breed, these would require milking twice a day whilst they are lactating. Although keeping goats does require a bit more work than keeping cats or hamsters, they will reward you with their intelligent personalities and social nature. Have you considered keeping goats as pets?

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Teaching Kids Animal Compassion

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Guinea pigs also do not bite, unlike hamsters and gerbils which can tend to be nippy. Purebred or mixed breed? Try to find out what breeds are in your dogs background to help you better understand your dog’s behavior. Whether your family chooses a hamster or a dog, be prepared to care for your pet in sickness and in health. Choosing the right pet for your child is key. By Dr. Tim Hunt, DVM. Children can learn so many valuable lessons by caring for a pet.

Adopt-a-Pet.com Guest Post

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Our website makes it easy for anyone with an internet connection to find profiles and pictures of adoptable animals by location, breed, gender, age, size, and color. For example, I can tell “Search Saver” where I live, and what type of breed I am looking for. In addition to dogs and cats, we now feature all kinds of pets for adoption, including rabbits, farm animals, ferrets, hamsters and other small animals, horses, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and even fish.