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INSIDE COLUMNS
2009 Annual issue of Critter USA

   Critters USA 2009 Annual

            

 

1 | From The Editor

4 | A Rabbit's Unlucky 7
These seven ailments most often cause problems in rabbits.
BY SARI KANFER, DVM

14 | The Language Of Hamsters
Use these 14 tips to better understand your hamster.
BY ERIKA SOROCCO

24 | A Ferret In The Family
A proper introduction to your home, family, other pets and friends makes a good start to your new ferret's life with you.
BY L. VANESSA GRUDEN

 

 

32 | Debunking Guinea Pig Myths
Get to know the real guinea pig.
BY SHARON VANDERLIP, DVM

40 | A Little On The Different Side
Dogs and cats make great pets, but for something unique and exotic, check out chinchillas, sugar gliders, gerbils, flying squirrels, Patagonian cavies or shorttailed opossums.
BY JESSICA PINEDA

52 | What Do Hedgehogs Eat?
The diet of this omnivorous insectivore is both simple and complex.
BY AILIGH VANDERBUSH

60 | Chart For Success
Check out this comparison chart to decide which pet suits you and your household best.
BY AUDREY PAVIA

64 | Celebrating The Rat
This prolific, adaptable rodent earned our respect and a place in our hearts as a pet.
BY IFSHA BUTTITTA

70 | Make Your Mice Happy
Enrich your pets' environment to help them be healthier and happier.
BY ANNE FAWCETT BA (HONS), BSC (VET) (HONS), BVSC (HONS), CMAVA

76 | Small Pets Are Not Toys
Children can try out these interactive games and how-to tips to enjoy a positive experience with their critter.
BY CRYSTAL APILADO

82 | A-Maze-ing Fun
Help the hamster reach its stash of treats!
BY THOMAS KIMBALL

83 | Seek & Find
Can you locate the 13 animals mentioned in this issue?
BY THOMAS KIMBALL

84 | Is A Small Pet In Your Future?
Consider these 10 keys points before purchasing a pet or adding another one to your family.
BY GERRY BUCSIS & BARBARA SOMERVILLE

90 | Worldwide Pet Ownership
Are pets as popular in other countries as they are in the United States?
BY MARYLOU ZARBOCK

92 | An Anniversary To Hop About
Members of the nonprofit House Rabbit Society find many ways to celebrate in 2008 as the organization marks 20 years of saving rabbits.
BY MARYLOU ZARBOCK

95 | SmallAnimalChannel.com
The website for small animal enthusiasts.
BY CRYSTAL APILADO

96 | Survey Of You
Tell us about yourself to help make the magazine more valuable to you.

98 | Products Galore!
Check out the latest products for all types of critters.

106 | The Critters USA 2009Photo Contest
Many great photos were submitted. See which came out the winners.

112 | Directory of Critter Resources
Associations, Clubs, Rescues, Shelters and Contacts

120 | Directory of Critter Veterinarians

136 | Gallery of Species

140 | Classifieds

143 | Ad Index

144 | The Final Page
A quote to live by.

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