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Critters USA 2012

   Critters USA 2012 Annual

            

 

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4 | Top 7 Critter Health Issues
Learn about the ailments commonly suffered by small animal pets.
BY DIONNE OBESO

12 | Great Guinea Pig Health & Handling
Enhance your guinea pig's life and your own by knowing how to handle it and maintain its health.
BY KEVIN WRIGHT, DVM, DABVP—Reptile and Amphibian

22 | All About Rabbits
Use these tips and rabbit information to provide the best life for your bouncing bunny.
BY ELISABETH SIMONE-FREILIGHER, DVM, DABVP—Avian

32 | Scampering Into Your Heart
Bright and bold hamsters make busy companion pets that add joy to their owners' lives.
BY MARTHA BODEN

40 | Practically Perfect Rat Care
Use these practical care tips to help your pet rat stay healthy.
BY STACEY LEONATTI, DVM

48 | A Crash Course On Ferrets
Check out the ups, downs and arounds of living with a ferret.
BY L. VANESSA GRUDEN

56 | Captivated By Chinchillas
When you welcome a chinchilla into your home, you add a unique, furry friend.
BY SHARON VANDERLIP, DVM

64 | 50 Critter Q&As
Find out "why do they do that" from the experts.
BY ERIKA SOROCCO

72 | The Unique, Lovable Sugar Glider
A sugar glider that is bonded can be a cherished member of the family.
BY ALICIA RUDD

78 | Gotta Get A Gerbil!
If you're ready for an easy-to-care-for pet with lots of personaltiy, gerbils might be right for you.
BY LIBBY HANNA

84 | Hedgehog Happiness
Is a hedgehog the right pet choice for your family?
BY LINDA WOODRING

90 | A World Of Flying Squirrel Mischief
Are you ready for the antics of a pet flying squirrel?
BY JUDY CALL

94 | Mouse Expectations
Get to know the delightful mouse.
BY KAREN ROBBINS

98 | How To Teach Your Small Pet Tricks
Yes, you can train your guinea pig, hamster, rabbit, ferret or other small animal pet to do tricks!
ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY MARNA KAZMAIER

104 | Pet Apps Among Us
The apps are here, and pet apps can help you connect with other pet owners, get more pet info, track pet data and have fun!
BY REBECCA STOUT

1 | From The Editor

55 | SmallAnimalChannel.
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See what's happening at this website devoted to small animal pets.

83 | Mirror Differences
Can you find the differences in the mirror image?
BY THOMAS KIMBALL

93 | Memory Game
Test your memory!
BY THOMAS KIMBALL

106 | Find It Here!
Check out the lates new products for all types of critters.

112 | 2012 Photo Contest
See the winners of this year's photo contest and enter the contest for 2013!

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

124 | Directory of Critter Veterinarians

136 | Gallery of Species

140 | Classifieds

142 | Ad Index

144 | Zephyr Goes Beyond The Door
A ferret comic.

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