Ferrets, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, 
Hamsters, Gerbils
Hedgehogs,Reptiles and Birds

and all the other interesting creatures that we
sometimes enjoy as pets

God's Earth is full of fascinating creatures, large and small.

I urge restraint; not all living things are suitable for pets or domestication.

On the other hand, there are lots of intriguing pets out there other than cats and dogs. These include larger animals such a llamas and pet pigs, but on this page, I'm going to my comments to what we in the veterinary profession refer to as "pocket pets".

This page originally had a few paragraphs about each of the different types of "pocket pets", but I've since added enough to warrant separate pages.  Please click on the pet of interest.  Thanks, Roger Ross, DVM


Guinea Pigs

Hedgehogs & Gerbils




Reptiles... coming soon

Getting Rid of Skunk Odors; a Homemade Recipe:

1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide
1/4 cup baking soda
1 tablespoon liquid soap

Using a 2 quart bowl, mix together the baking soda and the hydrogen peroxide. Stir until dissolved then mix in the soap. Pour into a spray bottle and apply mixture liberally to pets coat, avoiding the eyes and mouth. Rub it in well then wait 15 minutes. Rinse completely with tap water and towel dry.
This is non-toxic when used externally. Use a fresh batch for each occasion.
This works very well and is easy and in-expensive. Please pass it along.
Thanks to Lora Adams