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Guinea pigs or rabbits: What suits me?

Guinea pigs or rabbits: What suits me?

If you want to grow a small animal, you have the choice between the most different types. Guinea pigs or rabbits are particularly popular, but which of the animals is better for you? Here are some tips to make your decision easier. Whether guinea pigs or rabbits, the pet purchase should always be thoughtful and well planned

Build a chinchilla cage yourself: That's important

Build a chinchilla cage yourself: That's important

If you want to build a chinchilla cage yourself, there are a few things to consider. After all, the cute rodents are pretty active and need a home that is sturdy enough yet cozy. It should be noted a few details on the choice of materials and construction. Here are some tips for a practical chinchilla home that is fun for everyone involved

Understand rabbit behavior and body language

Understand rabbit behavior and body language

Rabbits behave relatively quiet and do not make many sounds. For that they have a versatile, complex body language. It allows rabbit owners to correctly assess situations and promises optimal handling of the fluffy subtenants - at least if their gestures are understood correctly. Maybe it will surprise you: But rabbits also have a body language

How rabbits clear the ranking in the group

How rabbits clear the ranking in the group

In order for the coexistence of rabbits to be harmonious, a clear hierarchy in the group is needed. Normally peace prevails as soon as rabbits have established the order of rank. However, it can also happen that the hierarchy wavers or some rabbits try to challenge the "leader" of the group

Keeping guinea pig outdoors: What to do in winter?

Keeping guinea pig outdoors: What to do in winter?

The outdoor keeping of guinea pigs is also possible in winter, but quite expensive. The rodents tolerate cold, but no moisture, must also be protected from potential intruders and direct sunlight and drafts. Find out how to set up your guinea pig a species-appropriate, cozy outdoor enclosure that is also winterized

Make hamster toys yourself: Great ideas for the rodents

Make hamster toys yourself: Great ideas for the rodents

Hamster toys do not have to be expensive or complicated, but they are appropriate and safe. It's about your rodent being able to properly engage in cages and enclosures. The nice thing: Already with almost free materials and a few simple steps succeed many exciting toy ideas for hamsters. For hamster toys, the rule is: the more variety, the better

Mäusekpfäfig: Proper husbandry of the rodents

Mäusekpfäfig: Proper husbandry of the rodents

The species-appropriate attitude of color mice includes a beautiful Müsusbau with several floors on which the animals can let off steam to their heart's content. What you need to consider when setting up the kitchen cage is available here. Unfortunately, color mice are very sensitive, so you need to be extra careful when setting up your kitchen cage.

Build Guinea Pig Outdoor Enclosures yourself: That's how it works

Build Guinea Pig Outdoor Enclosures yourself: That's how it works

Not only dogs and cats look forward to spouting, you can also give your little darlings a guinea pig outdoor enclosure a great pleasure. When building, however, it is important to note a few things to ensure the safety of the rodents. Above all, the right location, enough space and the right materials are important, so that the guinea pigs nothing happens and they feel really comfortable in their new home

Keeping Degus suitable for the species: set up a cage for the rodents

Keeping Degus suitable for the species: set up a cage for the rodents

If you want to keep Degus species-appropriate, you should always buy several Degus, because the social animals alone on their own. Particularly important is the species-appropriate Degu enclosure. Find out more about the rodent cage and its equipment here. In order for your degus to be fine, both the size of the enclosure and the interior must be right

Keeping rabbits out in winter: Important tips

Keeping rabbits out in winter: Important tips

It is usually not a problem to keep rabbits out in the winter. The lagomorphs can handle cold better than heat. You will find out here which prerequisites you have to fulfill when it comes to maintaining the winter outside of the Mümmelnasen and what else you need to look out for.