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  • Mice are kept for many reasons, from being pets to prize show animals. They are not ideal pets in many ways but are easy to keep in captivity.Most mice sold as pets are white although many…

  • Aside from birth control there may be other issues: Male rabbits do not normally require castrating unless They are to be kept with entire females (though see below). They are kept with other…

  • Permethrin is an antiparasitic agent prescribed by your veterinary surgeon for control of fleas, ticks, lice, and blowfly larvae (fly strike) on rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, hamsters,…

  • Miconazole is available as a topical spray. It is used on rabbits, guinea pigs, rodents, birds and reptiles to prevent and treat common fungal infections including ringworm and some bacterial…

  • Ivermectin is used for control of parasites in rabbits, rodents, birds and ferrets. It is used for control of roundworms and external parasites such as mites and lice.

  • Rats are kept for many reasons from being pets to prize show animals. They are excellent pets, are easy to keep and you can develop good owner-pet relationships with them. Many rats sold as…

  • A rat's lifespan is only 18-48 months so ageing changes and natural fatal conditions such as tumours are fairly common. Tumours are especially common for two reasons – many rats are…

  • These small rodents can be found in the wild in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, China and Siberia. All the Golden hamsters in captivity in Britain are said to be descended from…

  • Common conditions of pet rodents include respiratory diseases, anorexia and lethargy, overgrown teeth, and tumours. Respiratory infections are commonly seen in pet rodents. Signs include nasal…

  • All of the pet rodents can be fed a good, high quality rodent chow (pelleted food) available at pet stores. It is important to feed these high-calorie foods in restricted quantities as obesity…


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