Ask the Vet about Small Animal Enrichment

2017-12-04T11:32:30+00:00 Categories: Animals, Ask the Vet, Guest Post, Pet Information, The Animal Store|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Dr. Kristin Valdez Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital In addition to spending time with your pet and socializing him or her, did you know that small animal enrichment is vital to your pet’s well-being [...]

Ask the vet … are reptiles scary?

2017-11-11T21:50:22+00:00 Categories: Animals, Ask the Vet, Guest Post, Pet Information, Pets, The Animal Store|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Dr. Kristin Valdes 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

2017-08-12T22:46:09+00:00 Categories: Ask the Vet, Pet Information, Pets, The Animal Store|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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

2017-08-12T22:46:23+00:00 Categories: Animals, Ask the Vet, Pet Information, Pets, The Animal Store|Tags: , , , , , |

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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