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Member advice on Keeping Hamsters

(+) Fluffy? (-) Sex Drive - Incessant Exercise - Crafty and Cunning (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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31 reviews

Member Advice on Keeping Cats

(+) Funny, cute, playful and always happy to see you (-) Messy and can be expensive if they get ill (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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30 reviews

Member Advice on Guinea Pigs

(+) Wonderful, gentle, loving pets (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2000)

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21 reviews

Member's Advice on Being a Responsible Dog Owner

(+) Rewarding and wonderful experience (-) Tiring, time consuming, costly and also finding good homes for them (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2003)

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15 reviews

Member Advice on Rat Keeping

(+) Friendly, sociable, playful (-) Short Lifespan (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2001)

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14 reviews

Member Advice on Tortoises

(+) Interesting to watch. Life long pet (-) Very high mortality rate with ignorant owners (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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5 reviews

Member Advice on Cockatiel

(+) Wonderful pets each with their own personality (-) Expensive to house properly (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2003)

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5 reviews
Member Advice on Pets - Coping with a Pet\'s Amputation

Coping with a Pet's Amputation

(+) You can enter your pet into a three legged race (-) Your pet loses a limb and get depressed (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2006)

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2 reviews

Member Advice on Keeping Snakes

(+) fairly easy to keep, beautiful reptiles, some are very docile, gorgeous patterns/colours (-) some may not like the feisty snakes, feeding may put people off, can get very big (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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8 reviews

Member Advice on Caring for Kittens

(+) Great fun, wonderful companions (-) Cost (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2004)

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5 reviews

Member advice on Chinchillas

(+) Loving animal that is fun to watch.No smell (-) Biting furiture and cables. (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2002)

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4 reviews
Member Advice on Pets - Member Advice on Fishkeeping

Member Advice on Fishkeeping

(+) Facinating to watch, lighten up any room (-) More maintainanace that you would have though (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2002)

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5 reviews
Member Advice on Pets - Member Advice on Kakarikis

Member Advice on Kakarikis

(+) Beautiful and Friendly (-) Can Be Very Loud (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Rabbit Breeding

(+) Fluffy, cuddly, loveable (-) Like to chew! (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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7 reviews

Member Advice on Equestrian Activities

(+) Beautiful, sensitive, inteligent creatures. (-) Not for the novice horse owner! (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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10 reviews

Member Advice on Keeping Gerbils

(+) Cute, pretty, interesting pets. (-) Can be vicious, fragile, small, not suitable for young children. (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2002)

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4 reviews

Member Advice on Ferrets

(+) Entertaining, loveable, cute (-) Can smell, may nip (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2004)

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2 reviews

Member Advice on Cats and Fireworks

(+) Some Sound Advice for the Children of Today (-) Meandering way of getting round to it (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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3 reviews

Members Advice on Angora Rabbits

(+) People need to be informed when they take on pets. (-) If you are not, you can make mistakes. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2004)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Coping with Terminal Illness in Pets

(+) Unconditional love (-) The pain of loss (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2001)

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5 reviews
Member Advice on Pets - Yellow Dog UK

Yellow Dog UK

(+) Happy dogs and safe people. (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2013)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Bird Feeding

(+) it's FUN, it's FREE, its for ME (-) Bird droppings on your window (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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11 reviews

Member Advise on Pet Rescues

(+) Could find a really good friend! (-) The unknowns (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2004)

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2 reviews

Pet Behavioural Problems

(+) Solving behavioural problems and restoring the friendship between pet and his human companion (-) Difficult to find the right behaviourist who can help with your pet (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2002)

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5 reviews

Member Advice On Catteries/Boarding Kennels

(+) Dog is secure and it's better than letting her roam the streets fending for herself. (-) Quite a number unless you find a decent place. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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5 reviews

Member Advice on Buying a Horse

(+) A very satisfying hobby (-) The potential cost (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2001)

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4 reviews

Members Advice on Turtles

(+) Entertaining, funny (-) They are messy and produce salmonella (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2006)

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2 reviews

Member Advice on Home-made Toys for Cats

(+) Cheap, fun and practical. (-) Your cat will still play with the sweet wrappers! (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2004)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Keeping Your Cat Healthy

(+) You'll have a lovely healthy cat (-) An unhealthy cat may lead to a dead one so to speak (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2004)

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2 reviews
Member Advice on Pets - Member Advice On Budgies

Member Advice On Budgies

(+) In Opinion (-) In Opinion (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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5 reviews

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Randy Rodents? HAMSTERRIFIC!

Advantages: Fluffy?
Disadvantages: Sex Drive - Incessant Exercise - Crafty and Cunning

I’ve been extremely busy at work recently. The combined effect of severe stress and having no spare time has taken its toll. Hence, I have written a review about my hamsters. This will be no emotional rollercoaster ride, but I assure you a thorough apprai ...

Concrete_Donkey 07.02.2004 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of Member advice on Keeping Hamsters

New and Old Hampster Owners

Advantages: They require very little care, come in different sizes and colours
Disadvantages: Nocturnal creatures (see below), very fast, cunningly clever, can be noisey

I own two white dwarf Russian hamsters, named Ralph and Englebert Finn. They are not my first pair of hamsters and as a second time owner of these little creatures, I would still recommend that you seek advice about how to care for them. Look at books, se ...

silvajade 20.11.2004 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Member advice on Keeping Hamsters

Alice? Alice? Who the **** is Alice? RIP Alice

Advantages: Easy to keep, Cute, Cheap, Very Entertaining
Disadvantages: Noisy at night, Craves Excitement, Sneaks Out

***Introduction*** From the beginning of the 1900's the golden hamster was thought to be extinct, however in 1930 a female and her offspring were discovered in the Syrian desert. Both hamsters were captured and kept for breeding (inbreeding common), w ...

abcdefg 17.04.2007 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Member advice on Keeping Hamsters

So you want a hamster?

Advantages: They are so cute
Disadvantages: They don't live very long

I was inspired to write this review as lately we have had a lot of trouble with our pets. We keep hamsters, and I have owned them at several different points in my life. I have also done a lot of research about different hamster species and their behavi ...

kthdsn 10.11.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Member advice on Keeping Hamsters

Iss not rat Mr Fawlty - iss Hamsta!

Advantages: Inexpensive and easy to look after
Disadvantages: only live two years

I've had a succession of at least a dozen hamsters over the past forty years, and whilst my current menagerie doesn't feature one, I guess I've owned enough to express an opinion from a moderately experienced perspective. Let's state right off, that I' ...

dobieg 07.05.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Member advice on Keeping Hamsters