Small Mammal General Index


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This Page was updated:  August 3, 2020

Adoption and Caring:    A very comprehensive article about homing a rescue animal (03-11-18)

Adopting Small Animals:  The Complete Guide to Adopting a Small Animal  (12-17-16)

Apartment Hunting:  Apartment Hunting? Make A Pet Resume For Your Furry Friend (02-19-20)

Benefits for A Pet Owner:  How A Pet Can Benefit Its Human Companion  (06-28-18)

Benefit of Pets For Kids  The Essential Guide (02-21-18)

Choosing a Vet:  7 Vital Vet Tips  (10-25-15)

Clean-up Methods:  Natural Cleaning Tips for Pet for Pet Owners (05-21-18)

Companions:  What Kind of Animal Is It? [pet companions/assistants]  (07-13-17)

Costs of Vet Care:  Low Cost Vet Care Options You Should Know  (10-07-16)

Costs:  The True Cost of Owning a Pet  (01-20-19)

Costs:  The Cost of Pet Care    (11-16-15)

COVID-19 Vet Visits;  PetMed: COVID-19 and Pets: Should I Go to the Vet or Wait? What’s the Protocol? (04-08-20)

Disaster Preparedness:    Preparing for Natural Disasters: Pet Edition  (07-20-18)

Early Education:  Raising Kids With Pets  (03-17-17)

Emergency Planning: Plan, Prepare and Protect Your Pet Before, During and After an Emergency (07-02-19)

Emotional Support Animal:  How to Qualify for an ESA Letter  (01-29-18)

Evacuation:  The Complete Guide to Last-Minute Evacuations Includes a section for pets. (01-24-19)

First Time Pet OwnersLearning to Be a Great Owner for Your Pet  (03-10-17)

Guide to Adoption:  The Complete Guide to Adopting a Small Animal   (05-24-18)

Guide to Travel:  The Ultimate Guide To Traveling With Pets (11-23-19)

Home Safety – Fire:  Smoke Kills (07-08-16)

Kids and New Pets:  How to introduce your child to a new pet  (03-05-18)

Kids and Pet Loss:  How This Groundbreaking Children’s Book is Helping Families Cope With the Loss of a Pet  (02-22-17)

Mistakes By Vets?  Missed Diagnoses: What to Do When You Think Your Vet Is Missing Something  (05-04-18)

Mobile Vet:  Mobile Vet Clinics: What Are They?  (01-20-17)

Moving:  Flying or Driving With Your Unconventional Pet  (11-24-17)

Moving:  5 Smart Principles For Moving Our Pets  (09-25-15)

My Valentine:  Ten Reasons  (02-20-18)

New Pet:  Bringing A New Pet Into the Home  (07-31-18)

New Vet; Finding:  Tips for Finding a New Veterinarian  (02-22-18)

No Pets??  Ways to Help Animals in Need Even If You Can’t Have a Pet  (08-09-19)

Ownership:  Differentiating Between Pet Parents and Pet Owners (09-07-17)

Pet Care:  Learn to Take Proper Care of Your Pet  (09-07-15)

Pet Loss:  What to Do When a Family Pet Dies: Teaching Kids About Grief (10-16-19)

Pet Services:  Starting a Pet Business: What You Need to Know  (01-09-19)

Pets:   Pets ARE Good For You!  (03-16-18)

Pets At Work:  Managing A “Pets At Work Day”  (08-12-18)

Pets Other Than Dogs or Cats:  Tips for Adopting Non-Traditional Rescues  (07-26-19)

Poison and Holidays:  Symptoms, treatment for poinsettia, mistletoe, holly and other holiday plants known to be poisonous to pets, plus the National Poison Control emergency number. (12-24-19)

Safety Tips:  Safety Tips for Traveling With Your Pets (01-09-20)

School:  Pets In The Classroom  (11-04-17)

School Pets:  Back to School: A New Pet for the Teacher and the Class  (09-14-16)

Second hand Smoke:  Dangers to Pets, Children and Other Living Things  (12-31-17)


Squirrels:    All about Squirrel Nests  (03-03-18)

Stop Abuse:  Animal Abuse and Neglect  (06-19-16)

Substance Abuse:  How Can Having a Pet Prevent Kids from Using Drugs or Alcohol?  (12-04-16)

Therapy: Therapy is Gaining Popularity and Emotional Support (05-27-17)

Veterinarian Careers: VETERINARIAN CAREER PATHS (09-05-19)

Wildlife:  Diversify Your Kids Pet Choices by Teaching Them About Wildlife  (12-03-19)



OfficiallyPets: 11 Ferret Noises and What They Mean! – Ferret Communication Guide (04-26-20)

OfficiallyPets: How to Entertain a Ferret – The Best Ferret Toys to Keep Them Occupied! (03-25-20)

Friendly Ferret: What can ferret eat? (03-13-20)

How To Ferret-proof Your Home (01-11-20)

Bathing A Ferret:  Bathing ferrets: make an adventure for you and your ferrets (12-26-19)

Ferret Voice One of the reasons people love having ferrets as pets are their fun and ecstatic behavior. (06-01-19)

Stop Ferret Biting  (07-28-18)

Keeping ferrets and other pets (06-13-18)

What Do You Need For A Ferret? (10-22-17)


Ferret Myths Debunked (04-28-15)




Goats As Pets:  Want a Backyard Goat? 10 Things to Consider  (10-04-18)


Guinea Pigs


Adopting:  Adopting a Guinea Pig is a Commitment  (12-27-16)

Grooming:  How to Groom Long-Haired Guinea Pigs  (01-02-19)

Guinea Pig Info: Guinea Pig Tips (03-11-19)

Popcorning:  Have You Ever Seen Your Pet Chinchilla or Guinea Pig Popcorning?  (08-31-18)



Exercise:  Hamster Balls  (11-11-18)

Feeding:  Feeding Your Hamster (08-03-20)

Hamster Facts:  8 Fun Facts about Hamsters  (03-26-18)

Happy and Healthy:  Hamster and Gerbil Enrichment  (03-09-17)

Teeth Care:  How to Keep Hamster Teeth Healthy  (08-01-18)

Training:  Can A Hamster be Trained?  Absolutely  (08-15-17)

When a hamster dies (Hamsters)  (5/26/09)


Fat Rabbits:  Obesity in Rabbits  (11-05-17)

Hutch:   “AnimalMemtor”: Best Rabbit Hutch: Keep Your Bunnies Comfortable All Year Round! (01-15-20)

Owning A Rabbit:  Do You Want a Bunny for Easter?  (02-06-18)

Rabbit Facts:  10 Things You Should Know About Pet Bunnies  (03-31-18)

So you want to Own A Cute Pet Bunny  (08-31-16)


Carrying for Your Pet Rat (06-01-20)

OfficiallyPets: Different Types of Pet Rat Breeds! – Which One is For You? (2019) (03-12-20)

Don’t Want to Get Your Kid a Dog?  Get Him Rats!  (11-14-16)