How To: Adopt and take care of your guinea pig

Guinea pigs are adorable. They are cuddlier than mice and easier to control than a dog, and for some families these little guys make the perfect in-between pet. Before you adopt one of these furry friends, check out this tutorial for all the advice you will need to care for it. In this pet video Marc Morrone will show you the best way to care for guinea pigs and find out why they make great pets.

How To: Handle and restrain a hamster for injections

This Animal Welfare Foundation two-part video tutorial is from expert veterinary staff demonstrating the correct procedures for handling small mammals for clinical examination and medication. Its aim is to show that the primary consideration should be for the the welfare of the animal. This video guide will show you practical animal handling for a hamster.

How To: Handle and restrain a guinea pig for injections

This Animal Welfare Foundation two-part video tutorial is from expert veterinary staff demonstrating the correct procedures for handling small mammals for clinical examination and medication. Its aim is to show that the primary consideration should be for the the welfare of the animal. This video guide will show you practical animal handling for a guinea pig.

How To: Handle and restrain a rat for injections

This Animal Welfare Foundation two-part video tutorial is from expert veterinary staff demonstrating the correct procedures for handling small mammals for clinical examination and medication. Its aim is to show that the primary consideration should be for the the welfare of the animal. This video guide will show you practical animal handling for a rat.

How To: Handle and restrain a ferret for injections

This Animal Welfare Foundation two-part video tutorial is from expert veterinary staff demonstrating the correct procedures for handling small mammals for clinical examination and medication. Its aim is to show that the primary consideration should be for the the welfare of the animal. This video guide will show you practical animal handling for a ferret.

How To: Handle and restrain a mouse for injections

This Animal Welfare Foundation two-part video tutorial is from expert veterinary staff demonstrating the correct procedures for handling small mammals for clinical examination and medication. Its aim is to show that the primary consideration should be for the the welfare of the animal. This video guide will show you practical animal handling for a mouse.

How To: Introduce a pet rat to water

This instructional pet video shows a good way to introduce your pet rats to water. However, it's important to understand that some pet rats will just not like water. Your success will vary depending on your individual critter(s). Watch this tutorial video to learn the best methods of approach.

How To: Handle and restrain a gerbil for injections

This Animal Welfare Foundation three-part video tutorial is from expert veterinary staff demonstrating the correct procedures for handling small mammals for clinical examination and medication. Its aim is to show that the primary consideration should be for the the welfare of the animal. This video guide will show you practical animal handling for a gerbil.

How To: Make a fleece hammock for a ferret or rat

This is a short video on how to make a simple fleece hammock for your pet rat, or ferret. All you need is a square, or rectangle piece of fleece, some scissors, and clips. Give your pet rat or ferret a bed by watching this video animal care tutorial and following along with the steps to make a hammock.

How To: Sex a baby squirrel

This quick and easy video shows how to determine the sex of a baby squirrel. There is a demonstration of what a girl squirrel and boy squirrel look like to help identify. Watch this video animal care tutorial and learn how to sex a baby squirrel.

How To: Set a mouse trap

Be careful before you set up that mouse trap! You might have a rodent problems you need to get rid of, but the last thing you want to do is lose your finger in the process. This video from Ask the Exterminator has all the instructional assistance you need to make sure you're doing it all the right way.

How To: Skin a squirrel the right way

Viewer be warned! This video series is not for the faint of heart! If you think you can handle the contents inside, then you're about to get an in depth lesson on the proper way to skin a squirrel. This three part video series will show you how to skin a squirrel.

How To: Teach a pet rat to walk on back legs

Watch this instructional video to teach a pet rat to walk on its back legs. When trying this, don't spend too long training the rat each day, 5 minutes a day is long enough and even at that they are clever enough to pick this up in a few days. This is important too to make sure they are not over-fed during training. Also, don't be in too much of a hurry to increase the step count, take time to get the rats used to the trick and it will make increasing the steps later easier and more stable. B...

How To: Find the best mouse trap for you

Mouse traps have come a long way from the simple coil that snaps down on the rodents. Make sure you're choosing the mouse trap that best suits your needs by watching this video from Ask the Exterminator. This video will show you how to find the best mouse trap for your needs.

How To: Care for a pet Southern flying squirrel

While squirrels are wild animals, they can still make great pets. People often take in abandoned baby squirrels, that can't live properly in the wild without the care of a mother. As squirrels are wild animals, they require a certain level of care as compared to domesticated animals. You will need food and water bowls, a weasel wheel, a cage, and a home or nest for sleeping. Watch this video pet-care tutorial and learn how to care for a pet Southern flying squirrel.

How To: Teach a pet rat to retrieve and drop a ball

This trick is much harder to teach than the ones previously done a video for (spinning and walking on back legs), so apologies that the video is so long but it needs to be. You will need a lot of patience for this and may need to spend many training sessions on each step before moving on so that your rat can get used to the task at hand. If you move on too fast you will find that your rat will either ignore the glass altogether or at best put two front feet on it and just stare at the ball as...

How To: Safely catch a bat

Bats getting caught in houses is a regional problem. In general, bats are scared of humans, but they will bite when they feel cornered. The New York State Health Department produced this video to urge New Yorkers to avoid the risk of rabies and rabies treatment by capturing and submitting for laboratory testing any bat found in their home that may have come in contact with humans or pets.

How To: Take proper care of a pet ferret

In this tutorial, learn how to take care of pet ferrets. Ferrets make delightful, mischevious, furry pets and in this clip from expert, Marc Morrone, you will learn all about them and how to take care of them and introduce them into your family.

How To: Care for a pet mouse

A mouse in the house? Why not? Pet mice are cute, easy to care for, and fun to watch. You will need a wire cage or ten-gallon glass aquarium, aspen shavings, paper, or hay, rodent food, a water bottle, untreated wood blocks, paper towels, toys, an exercise wheel, and of course, a pet mouse. Find out how to care for a pet mouse by watching this video animal care tutorial.

How To: Raise rat or mice as pets or snake feed

This video is for everyone who is interested in this kind of breeding or just keeping rats as awesome pets. Mice and rats are often raised as food for snakes and reptiles, but can make fun and loving pets. This video pet care tutorial shows how to breed and raise rats, mice, and other rodents.

How To: Care for a Guinea pig

I'm Sarah Tingle is the resident exotic animal health technician from Extra Care Animal Hospital in Davie, Florida and I am going to educate you a little bit about owning a guinea pig. Guinea pigs, or cavies as they are sometimes called, are docile rodents native to the Andean Mountains of South America. They were first domesticated by the Andean Indians of Peru.

How To: Deal with rats

The best way to keep rats out is by making it difficult and unappealing for them to come inside. Keep your house clean and free of anything that a rat might want to eat. Rats can fit through very small opening so go on the defensive and keep rats where they belong.

How To: Control your rodent problem

Don't let all those pesky rodents overrun your house and ruin your home environment. A serious rodent infestation can be a major strain on even the most amazing homes. This video from Ask the Exterminator is full of helpful tips that will show you how to get rid of those rodents for good.

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