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Critters USA 2013

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4 | Don't You Want Some Bunny To Love?
It's true! Rabbits need and thrive on companionship.
BY IFSHA BUTTITTA

14 | Clean Hamster, Happy Hamster
A clean environment goes a long way in keeping your hamster healthy.
BY STACEY LEONATTI, DVM

22 | Eating Well The Guinea Pig Way
Good nutrition sets up your guinea pig for a happy, healthy life.
BY ANNE FAWCETT, BA(Hons) BSC(Vet)(Hons) BVSC(Hons) CMAVA

32 | Chinchilla 101
Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to give your chinchilla the best life possible.
BY ERIKA SOROCCO

40 | Don't Hate The Rat!
We give you 15 — count 'em — 15 reasons why rats make good pets.
ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY KAREN ROBBINS

48 | Reduce The Ouch Of Arthritis & Back Pain
These 10 tips can help you manage arthritis and back pain in your small animal pets.
BY KEVIN M. WRIGHT, DVM, DABVP

56 | Choosing A Ferret Cage
Find the right mix of quality, features, cost and more to select the perfect cage for your ferret buddy.
BY JENNIFER MONS MCLAUGHLIN

64 | 10 Sugar Glider Myths
Find out the facts about sugar gliders.
BY AUDREY PAVIA

70 | Hedgehogs: Ancient Bringers Of Joy
Get to know the adorable hedgehog.
BY Z.G. STANDING BEAR

74 | All About Gerbil Playtime
Use these playtime tips to make both your life and your gerbils' more fun!
ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY DONNA ANASTASI

78 | Skunk Health Troubles
Find out which health problems give the most trouble to pet skunks.
ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY SHARON VANDERLIP, DVM

82 | Handle With Care!
Keep both you and your pet safe — know how to pick up and hold it properly.
BY CAROLINE CHARLAND

117 | Above & Beyond
Organizations and companies find unique, thoughtful ways to help small animal pets and/or the community.
BY MARYLOU ZARBOCK

1 | From The Editor

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

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

94 | 2013 Photo Contest
See the winners of this year's photo contest and enter the contest for 2014!

98 | Directory of Critter Veterinarians

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

118 | Gallery of Species

123 | Critter Icon Maze
Can you navigate the hamster through the icon maze?
BY THOMAS KIMBALL


124 | Classifieds

126 | Ad Index

127 | Critter Sudoku
Play sudoku with illustrations!
BY THOMAS KIMBALL

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