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Hamsters: Not just for kids!

Hamsters are not just for kids anymore! Hamsters make amazing low-key pets and their habitat can fit right in with your living room.

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Trimming your Small Animal's Nails

Small animals are some of the most rewarding pets you can have -- but trimming their nails can be a necessary and challenging process. Click to read more.

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Caring for Pets in the Classroom

Pets in the classroom for children can be a great educational experience, as well as a lot of fun! Here are some things to know before making a decision.

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Good Pets for the Classroom

There are a handful of animals with the right temperament for a classroom environment. Here are some key factors to consider when choosing a classroom pet.

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New Pet Checklist

When you are ready to add a new member to your family, you are making a lifetime commitment to that animal, their health, and wellbeing. Here's how you can start off on the right foot.

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Dental Guide for Small Animals

Small animals, such as rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, and mice, all need to take care of their teeth, but they don't require a tiny toothbrush. Read on to find out what they need for tooth health.

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Hibernation: Small Animal, Reptile, and Fish

We all know that bears hibernate, but what about other animals? Many animals experience hibernation and other similar metabolic effects during the winter season. Ever wonder if your pet could be one of them?

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Teacher Feature: Amy Williams and the Portland Montessori School

The Portland Montessori School knows a thing or two about class pets. With over half a dozen class pets, ranging from birds to small animals, and even a dog, the students of Portland Montessori interact with animals on a daily basis.

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Caring for Your Gerbil

Gerbils are delightful little creatures. They're friendly, social, and easy to care for, and their antics can entertain for hours. This is a basic outline on how to care for your gerbil. 

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Giving a Pet as a Present

When giving a pet as a gift, we always recommend having the person who is going to care for the pet choose the pet themselves. Read on for more suggestions on giving a pet as a gift.

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