Petco Knowledge Base

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...

What is FeLV?

by Stacy Lynn Feb. 24, 2016
Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) A highly infectious disease that weakens a cat's immune system, causes certain types of cancer, and is usually fatal. This virus affects all breeds and is transmitted easily through cat-to-cat contact and by contact with...

What fruits and vegetables can my guinea pig eat?

by Aluxe Feb. 19, 2016
Vegetables Bell peppers, with their high Vitamin C content, make a popular guinea pig treat. Leafy green veggies are another good Vitamin C-packed choice, like mustard greens. Your guinea pig might also enjoy other vegetables, such as carrots or cucu...