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What Do Hamsters Eat?

What Do Hamsters Eat?

Hamsters are some of the most adorable rodents in existence.  Their fur is softer than the softest fabrics in existence and their tiny paws can claw into your heart so fast. These tiny animals belong

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What Do Leopards Eat?

What Do Leopards Eat?

Leopards are the biggest cats in the world.  These fierce cats are to be feared because they have all the tools needed for killing.  Leopards have sharp teeth, sharp claws, strong muscles, they can climb

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What Do Cougars Eat?

What Do Cougars Eat?

The cougar’s cage is always a popular stop point in zoos and animal enclosures because these big cats are so beautiful.  As you look into their huge eyes, you will probably feel your heart rate

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What Do Rodents Eat?

What Do Rodents Eat?

Lots of people are terrified of rodents despite the fact that they are rather small.  When you look at these small mammals of the Rodentia family, it is hard to note why so many fear them.  Most rodent

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What Do Kittens Eat?

What Do Kittens Eat?

Kittens are just too adorable with their huge eyes and soft fur.  These young mammals can be quite fragile and require a lot of special care when they are still small. Kittens are the young of cats. 

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What Do Muskrats Eat?

What Do Muskrats Eat?

Muskrats are medium-sized semiaquatic rodents.  They are native to North America and are also found in certain parts of Europe, Asia, and South America.  These large rats prefer to live in wetlands but

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What Do Mongoose Eat?

What Do Mongoose Eat?

Mongooses are the smallest terrestrial carnivores found on earth.  These animals belong to the herpestidae family and they consist of two main subfamilies; the herpestidae that consists of 23 species,

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What Do Koalas Eat?

What Do Koalas Eat?

Koalas are some of the cutest animals in existence.  You cannot help but say ‘Awww’ when you see their adorable noses and fuzzy bodies.  They look a lot like a real-life teddy bear but these fuzzy

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What Do Armadillos Eat?

What Do Armadillos Eat?

Armadillos are some of the strangest looking animals in the world.  These animals have hard armor to protect them from predators and they can roll themselves into a ball or barrel as further protection. 

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What Do Gorillas Eat?

What Do Gorillas Eat?

Gorillas are the biggest and most powerful primates found on earth.  These huge apes can weigh up to 200kgs and can reach a height of up to 170cm tall.  In the wild, gorillas can live for over 40 years. 

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What do Jaguars Eat?

What do Jaguars Eat?

Jaguars are predators found in South America, from Arizona to the Rainforests of  Brazil.  They are commonly  found in rainforests as this is their natural environment.  Jaguars are the third biggest

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What Do Skunks Eat?

What Do Skunks Eat?

Skunks might be smelly but they sure are beautiful animals.  These mammals belong to the Mustelidae family and are best known for a defensive strategy they use to scare off people and other intruders. 

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What do Cheetahs Eat?

What do Cheetahs Eat?

Cheetahs are beautiful and fierce animals that belong to the Felidae family.  They are the fastest land animals in the world and can reach speeds of 80 – 128 km/h.  Cheetahs use their extreme speed

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What Do Seals Eat?

What Do Seals Eat?

There are few animals as adorable as a young seal pup.  These flabby animals look quite comical when they wobble about on land but in the water, they transform into agile hunters with remarkable speed

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What Do Rhinos Eat?

What Do Rhinos Eat?

Rhinoceroses or rhinos are a member of the big 5, the 5 biggest animals found in Africa.  These huge animals belong to the Rhinocerotidae family and there are five different species of rhinoceroses found.

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What Do Foxes Eat?

What Do Foxes Eat?

Foxes sure are cute with their big ears and furry coats.  These animals belong to the Canidae family and there are twelve species of fox.  These 12 species of fox do have quite a few subspecies.  The

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What Do Bears Eat?

What Do Bears Eat?

Bears are not the cute and cuddly creatures you see in stuffed animals or on children’s shows.  These gigantic animals can be tamed for zoos and some can even be taught to perform in circuses but in

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What do Moose Eat?

What do Moose Eat?

Moose are the largest of the deer species and stand approximately 6 feet tall.  The males have antlers which start to grow during fall, these antlers can reach a length of up to 4 feet from side to side,

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What Do Rabbits Eat?

What Do Rabbits Eat?

We all know and love rabbits for their soft furry bodies and their cute long ears.  These mammals are part of the Leporidae family which also includes the hare and pika.  In total, there are 305 different

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What Do Possums Eat?

What Do Possums Eat?

One of the most interesting things about possums is the way they play dead when they feel threatened.  Playing dead even as they are touched, or bitten by other animals is a good survival tool since many

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What Do Orangutans Eat?

What Do Orangutans Eat?

Orangutans are mostly found in the forests of Borneo and North Sumatra, where they originate from.  Orangutans males are mostly solitary, while the females live with their offspring.  Females will nurse

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What Do Elks Eat?

What Do Elks Eat?

Elks are also called Wapiti and are the largest species of deer from the Cervidae family.  These animals are also the largest terrestrial mammals found in North America and Northeast Asia. Mature male

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What Do Tigers Eat?

What Do Tigers Eat?

Tigers are the most beautiful cat species in the world.  They are easily identified by their stripes and they are dangerous predators.  There are three different color variations of tiger; white, golden

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What Do Whales Eat?

What Do Whales Eat?

Whales are the graceful giants of the deep blue sea.  Not only are they the largest animal on earth but also the largest mammals.  These beautiful mammals range from the 600-pound dwarf sperm whale up

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What Do Lions Eat?

What Do Lions Eat?

Lions, the king of the jungle or savannah.  Lions are majestic animals that are found in Africa.  Western India also has lions, but they are endangered and have been listed on the IUCN Red List since

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What Do Horses Eat?

Horses are some of the most-loved animals on earth. These mesmerizing animals are in-part to thank for society as we know it today because they were once tremendously helpful modes of transport.  Humans

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What Do Pandas Eat?

  Pandas are the cutest bear species in the world.  There are two main species of panda; the giant panda or panda bear and the red panda.  There are also two subspecies of red panda; the Chinese

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What Do Cobras Eat?

  Cobras are venomous snakes that you should be careful of in the wild. These snakes belong to the genus Naja family and there are 270 different species of cobra such as the rinkhals, king cobra,

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What Do Rats Eat?

Most people are not particularly fond of rats.   These mammals belong to the order Rodentia and are often considered as pests because they can cause a lot of property damage due to their gnawing. They

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What Do Goats Eat?

  Goats are part of the Bovidae animal family and these animals are closely related to sheep.  Goats are found all over the world.  Domestic goats used for agricultural purposes are subspecies of

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What Do Dolphins Eat?

  Dolphins are some of the best-known sea creatures in the world.  These aquatic mammals belong to the Cetacea infraorder.   There are 40 species of dolphins found in the world.  The smallest

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What Do Bats Eat?

Bats are not the most loved animals on earth.  Many people are terrified of these tiny flying creatures because of their strange features.  But these mammals, like many other animal species, are very

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What Do Chinchillas Eat?

Chinchillas are some of the cuter members of the rodent family.  There are only two main species of chinchilla and both of these do look quite similar.  They are easily identified by their beautiful

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Food

    People often ask me what rats eat, and my answer is usually ‘anything’. Rats are an omnivore species, and, like us, have adapted to be able to survive on a huge variety of different

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Buying a rat

So, you’ve decided to take on a rat of your own. Congratulations! They are one of the best pets you can have. They’re intelligent, clean, affectionate, gentle and form strong bonds with their

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Handling a rat

It is important to know how to, and how not to, handle a rat. A lot of rat behavioural problems are caused exclusively by people not knowing, or not caring about, how to handle them properly. And it isn’t

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Are rats right for you?

Before you begin searching for your new rats, you will need to be definate that these are the pets for you. Too many rats end up in rescue, or euthanised, because people rush into getting them without

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So you want to release your rat?

It may be surprising to anyone who knows rats, but there are people who genuinely think a pet rat can survive in the wild if it is released. I’ve had many people contact me about getting rid of their

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Do rats bite?

One of the most common questions asked of a rat owner is whether or not rats bite. Often, people with no rat experience will group rats together with mice, hamsters, gerbils, and all other small, caged,

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Male or female?

One of the earliest decisions you will need to make when you decide to get some rats is what sex you want. Male rats are called bucks, females are called does. There are differences between the sexes,

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The problem with pet shops

As with many rat owners, I am opposed to rats being sold in, or purchased from, pet shops. I’m often asked why this is, by people online and by those who phone for my rescue services. This page will

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What Do Giraffes Eat?

Giraffes are the tallest living terrestrial animals in the world.  In the past, people believed that there was just one species of the giraffe; the Giraffa camelopardalis with nine subspecies.  But now

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What Do Penguins Eat?

By now you have probably seen one or two different kinds of penguins because these aquatic birds are so popular in aquariums and zoos.  These animals live almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere

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What do Zebras eat?

Out of all the animals on earth, the zebra is probably the easiest to identify.  We all know and love these horse-like animals for their distinctive black and white striped coats.  But what you probably

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What Do Beavers Eat

Beavers are quite infamous creatures since they are so often used in cartoons as animals that clog up canals and rivers by building large wooden dams.  You might have even been lucky enough to have seen

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What Do Wolves Eat?

Wolves have been creatures of fascination since the oldest of times. We love to marvel at these beautiful creatures in zoos and are obsessed with the concept of turning into a werewolf that howls hungrily

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What Do Ferrets Eat?

Ferrets are not as renowned in households as cats and dogs, yet these were some of the first domesticated animals.  These small, furry weasels are quite small at an average length of 51cm and height of

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What Do Elephants Eat?

Elephants probably don’t need any introduction.  Being the largest land animals, they are quite infamous.  There are three main species of elephant:  The African bush elephant, the African forest

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What do Sheep Eat?

Sheep are some of the most important animals on the planet because their products are used for food and clothing manufacturing.  These soft and adorable animals are kept as livestock all over the world

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What Do Coyotes Eat?

What Do Coyotes Eat

Coyotes are quite beautiful with their soft fur and bushy tails. These creatures are native to North America and look a lot like the gray wolf but are slightly smaller. The coyote is part of the canine

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