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Thread: New Here

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    New Here

    Hello, my name is Carraig and I just found your forum. It seems pretty nice, although a bit sparse in the small animal section. Hopefully, I can help change that. :D

    I breed small furries too many to count and have extensive experience with smaller rodents and exotics of all kinds.

    Nice you meet y'all,
    Carraig
    http://www.TCFexotics.com

  2. #2
    Hiya Carraig!
    Welcome.
    I love rodents, and do hope you can spice things up a little in there!
    Good to have you with us.

  3. #3

    Re: New Here

    Quote Originally Posted by kerryclair View Post
    Hiya Carraig!
    Welcome.
    I love rodents, and do hope you can spice things up a little in there!
    Good to have you with us.
    Btw, what counts as rodents? I know mouses and rats count, but do rabbits and hares count? What about squirrels, beavers, hedgehogs, urchins, and porcupines?

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    Re: New Here

    There are surprisingly quite a few things which count as rodents Monox. You are correct with guessing that squirrels, beavers and porcupines are all classified as rodents according to Encyclopaedia Britannica. I was quite surprised to learn all three of those were classified as rodents. Hedgehogs and urchins I don't believe to be rodents however.

    Other rodents which come to mind personally are hampsters and guinea pigs. I also found out chinchillas, chipmunks and prairie dogs are all rodents as well.

    Here is the link to the Encyclopaedia Britannica website if anybody is interested.

    https://www.britannica.com/topic/lis...odents-2057092
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    Re: New Here

    Quote Originally Posted by Wrax View Post
    Hedgehogs and urchins I don't believe to be rodents however.
    But, but... They look so similar to porcupines...

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    Re: New Here

    I would love to agree with you on this one Monox, but despite their looks, they apparently aren't.

    Some information I found from http://mentalfloss.com/article/27862...-or-not-rodent on the topic. I wouldn't say the website is the most scientifically sound out there, but it will work for this point.

    "A hedgehog is not a rodent. Their order is Erinaceomorpha, which means they are not related to porcupines at all! Hedgehogs share more of their lineage with shrews. They do, however, sport hair that is modified into quills for defense. Unlike porcupines, hedgehogs will eat anything, including insects, frogs, snails, eggs, roadkill, and plants."

    Also, I think urchins are even more separated from porcupines. So sadly aren't deemed as rodents.
    Hi There, how are you?
    I run a blog aimed at helping pet owners learn about their pets. It's only small at the moment, but the content is honest, well researched and hopefully informative. If you are interested in visiting it, please do. I would love to hear your feedback.
    Click here for my blog: www.vetbag.com

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    Re: New Here

    Quote Originally Posted by Wrax View Post
    Also, I think urchins are even more separated from porcupines. So sadly aren't deemed as rodents.
    Are urchins the marsupial ones?

 

 

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