Petco Knowledge Base

What foods are not recommended for guinea pigs?

by Aluxe May. 11, 2016
Chocolate Nuts Onions Rhubarb Potatoes Human dairy products Garlic Shelled nuts or seeds Iceberg lettuce is not necessarily dangerous but it's not recommended due to lack of nutritional value

How can I train my hamster to be lifted in my palm?

by Aluxe May. 11, 2016
To train your hamster to be lifted in your open palm like an elevator, offer bits of vegetables or a single sunflower seed in your hand during the taming process. The treats will help coax your pet to move into your palm. After being in your hand bec...

How can I train my hamster to run through tunnels?

by Aluxe May. 10, 2016
To get them to run through a tunnel, take advantage of your hamster's natural curiosity and love of burrowing. Set up a series of dye-free cardboard tubes, those from toilet paper and paper towels work well, and sprinkle seeds along the route as an i...

Can I train my hamster?

by Aluxe May. 10, 2016
You can't train your hamster in the same way you can a cat, dog or even a bird, but you can condition your pet to respond in a repetitive manner. Hamsters will respond to familiar voices and repeated actions, so with a little patience, you can produc...

How can I make sure my guinea pig gets enough vitamin C?

by Aluxe Mar. 1, 2016
Commercially produced guinea pig pellets and treats are usually fortified with Vitamin C, which provides a beneficial boost to your guinea pig’s daily intake, but these may not be enough. Supplementing with treats in the form of fruits and vegetables...