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Ask the Vet 2017-04-27T16:32:46+00:00
Kristin Claricoates, DVM

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Ask the vet … are reptiles scary?

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by Dr. Kristin Claricoates Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital Some may call them cute Others are a little wary. Don’t be afraid, though, Reptiles aren’t that scary!    Happy October! Did you know that October 21 is Reptile Awareness [...]

Ask the Vet … about Hamsters

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Russian Dwarf hamster* You asked: What should I know about adopting a hamster? Answer: Dwarf hamsters are solitary or social; Syrian hamsters are solitary  Syrian hamsters and Chinese hamsters, unlike chinchillas, are solitary pets. Syrian hamsters [...]

Ask the Vet … about Adopting Chinchillas

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You asked: What should I know about adopting a chinchilla? Answer: Chinchillas are social. We highly recommend the book Behavior of Exotic Pets by Valarie V. Tynes as a way to begin to understand any [...]

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