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The SmallAnimalChannel Weekly Newswire - March 6, 2009

Stay up-to-date with the latest small animal news from all around the world.

Posted: March 6, 2009 4 p.m. EST

Guinea Pig Gets Summer Home
A Florida couple who couldn’t take their pet guinea pig to Massachusetts for the summer will now share custody, reports the St. Petersburg Times. Read Now>>

National Chinchilla Society Scottish Show Chooses Winner
A mother of four from Aberdeen takes the top award at the chinchilla show, reports The Press And Journal. Read Now>>

Actor’s Chinchilla Killed In Accident
Michael Clarke Duncan’s pet chinchilla was accidentally killed by his pet dog, reports ContactMusic. Read Now>>

Oklahoma Considers Pet Trusts
The state house has approved a bill that allows pet owners to create trusts for their pets, and the senate must now vote on this, reports Read Now>>

Boy Hedgehog Enthusiast To Be Featured On Colbert’s Show
The young boy in Kansas who got the law changed so he could own a hedgehog will be visited by The Colbert Report show on March 9, reports the Lawrence Journal-World. Read Now>>

New England Cottontail Rabbit Chosen As Mascot
The York Land Trust in Maine named the New England cottontail as its mascot for 2009 and the public can take hikes through prime cottontail habitat to spot them, reports Seacoast Online. Read Now>>

Rat Staring Contest
This video shows two rats in what seems to be a staring contest, reports a blog at the Sun-Sentinal. See Now>>

Baby Born To Endangered Jumping Rat Parents
A zoo in England successfully bred an endangered jumping rat species native only to Madagascar, reports BBC News. Read Now>>

Hamster-Powered Vacuum Cleaner
People at iRobot have made a prototype vacuum cleaner that’s powered by a hamster, reports Network World. Read Now>>

Rabbit Diva Admires Himself
An English Lop rabbit is living the good life with his college-student owner, reports Read Now>>

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