Rodents - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
Is human shampoo safe for guinea pigs?
It's better to use shampoos which are designed specifically for guinea pigs. After all, human shampoos differ and differ significantly and that's why it's quite hard to give a versatile answer. The same goes for food. It's better to use well-designed feed. Yeap, some products like bananas
can be given to your guinea pigs but there are some aspects you should pay your attention to.
on Jan 27, 2020
Don't like killing animals... so how do one get rid of mice... or rats... ?
This is probably way too late, but...
It will take some effort on your part. You can buy a safe (non-poison) rodent repellent on Amazon. That's only part of the solution, though: you need to make sure that there are no openings to the outside that a mouse could get through (an adult mouse can squeeze through a hole a bit smaller than a dime). If you live in an older home, it may have roof ventilation that is open to the outside; mice can climb very well, so to open vents would need be covered with screen.
You can also get live traps - bait them with some peanut butter or sunflower seeds, and leave them before you go to bed where you see there has been activity (gnawed objects or droppings). The next morning, take the traps to a park or meadow/woods and let the little intruders go. Try and relocate them a good distance from your house, or they'll find their way back. IMPORTANT! Don't keep a mouse in a live trap any longer than you need to 8-10 hours max) or the stress will kill them.
on Apr 27, 2019
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