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Gerbil behavior

by Aluxe Aug. 13, 2014
Instinctive Gerbil Behavior: Highly sociable: enjoys the companionship of another gerbil as well as his owner. Gnawing: helps his incisor teeth from growing too long to be functional. Scratching: keeps his claws relatively short. Curious: is not easi...

Hermit crab care sheet

by Aluxe Jul. 22, 2014
Hermit Crabs are nocturnal scavengers. They can live in groups or individually. The average adult size is between 2 to 6 inches long, with the average life span of up to 10+ with proper care. Shopping list for needed supplies: Appropriately sized hab...

Gerbil care sheet

by Aluxe Jul. 6, 2014
Gerbils are social animals with bold and curious personalities. Gerbils love to burrow and play in tubes and boxes. The average adult size is 4-5 inches long with an average life span of up to 5 years with proper care. Shopping list for needed supple...

Mice care sheet

by Aluxe Jul. 6, 2014
Mice are social, alert, and extremely active small animals. The average adult size is 3 inches long with the average life spanof up to 3 years with proper care. Shopping list for needed supplies: Appropriately sized habitat Book about mice High quali...

Chinchilla care sheet

by Aluxe Jun. 2, 2014
Chinchillas have an inquisitive and gentle nature, but also have a lot of energy. The average adult size is 12 inches long with the average life span of up to 10+ years, with proper care. Shopping list for needed supplies: Appropriately sized habitat...