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The SmallAnimalChannel Newswire - October 17, 2008

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Posted: October 17, 2008, 8:45 p.m. EDT

Guinea Pig Shelter Operator Also Aiding Hedgehogs
The operator of a guinea pig shelter in the United Kingdom is adding hedgehogs to the list of animals she aids, reports the Norwich Evening News (UK). Read Now>>

Guinea Pig Races In Australia
Guinea pigs took to the track as one person wondered if nearby tulips would distract the racers, reports the Southern Highland News (Australia). Read Now>>

Hamster Wins Derby
The Hamster Derby in Maryland at Petco netted a win for Grace and her hamster Cupcake on October 4, reports The View. Read Now>>

Hamster Derby Results From Illinois
Hamster racers in Highland compete at Petco’s Hamster Derby, reports the Post-Tribune. Read Now>>

Hamsters Prove Importance Of Circadian Rhythmns To Learning
Scientists use noninvasive techniques to “jet lag” hamsters, which upsets their circadian rhythmns, and then test their learning ability, reports Health News Digest. Read Now>>

Hedgehogs Star In This Show
The Milwaukee Hedgehog Rendezvous celebrates hedgehogs as pets, reports the Journal Sentinel. Read Now>>

Hedgehogs Beloved Even 3,000 Years Ago
A toy depicting a hedgehog was buried with a child 3,000 years ago, reports the Mail Online (UK). Read Now>>

Veterinarian Reconstructs Face Of Mother Hedgehog
A female hedgehog with six hoglets was injured severely by another animal, and a veterinarian operated in an effort to save her and reunite her with her hoglets, reports the Hucknall Dispatch (UK). Read Now>>

The Origins Of Mice
Scientists track human migration by tracking mouse migration, reports the BBC (UK). Read Now>>

Potato Resembles Mickey Mouse
An Iowa gardener was surprised to unearth a potato shaped like Mickey Mouse from her garden, reports the Des Moines Register. Read Now>>

Giant Rabbit Visible From Space
A 200-foot long giant rabbit toy knitted from pink wool is an outdoor sculpture in Italy, reports the Tech Herald. Read Now>>

Rabbit Is Latest Victim
A family’s pet rabbit is the latest victim of a crime wave of animal cruelty near Sydney, Australia, reports LiveNews. Read Now>>

Rat Species Rediscovered

The desert rat, presumed extinct since the 1800s, was seen at a national park in New South Wales, Australia, reports the Malaysia Sun. Read Now>>

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