Small Pet News

Every week we'll be bringing you news from the world of small pets and related critter subjects, bringing you a more in-depth look at high-interest and topical events.

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1000 Rats Seeking New Homes in California
Published: Nov 24th, 2010
Volunteers from multiple animal rescue agencies are caring for 1,000 rats removed from...
Hundreds of Guinea-Pigs Killed In Fire
Published: April 14th, 2010
Over 1000 guinea-pigs have been killed in a fire at a breeding station in south-west...
Rhode Island's New Small Animal Laws Take Effect
Published: April 7th, 2010
Wide-ranging new laws governing the importation and possession of exotic animals will...
3 New Cases of Swine Flu in Ferrets
Published: Nov 12th, 2009
A further 3 ferrets in Oregon have tested positive for the H1N1 (Swine Flu) virus, taking...
Pet Ferret Given Swine Flu By Owner
Published: Oct 21st, 2009
In the first confirmed case of a pet catching H1N1 from a human, or vice versa, a ferret...
Exotic Animals Bill Not Passed by Congressional Panel
Published: April 30th, 2009
A House Resolution to protect against nonnative species has not been passed amid huge...
Agency Warns Parents About Exotic Pets
Published: Oct 9th, 2008
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has cautioned parents to be aware...
Black-Footed Ferrets Hit By Plague
Published: May 26th, 2008
A U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service official says that Sylvatic plague has already infected...