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How do you wash a hamster?

How do you wash a hamster?

Hamsters are very clean rodents. Like cats, they spend a lot of time grooming and don’t generally require baths. In fact, soapy water is harmful to hamsters as it dilutes the protective oil that coats their fur. That said, there may be times when you hamster gets downright dirty and needs some help washing. In

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How to take care of a betta fish

How to take care of a betta fish

With their beautiful, shimmering scales and elaborate, fan-shaped fins, bettas (also known as Siamese fighting fish) are very popular among fish enthusiasts. At Chico, we too love bettas, and we want to make sure that aquarium owners know how to take care of them. If you’re thinking of adopting this fish, than this article’s for

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Debunking myths about bark collars

Debunking myths about bark collars

If your new dog or puppy barks a lot, chances are you’re looking for a way to regain some peace and quiet. Perhaps you’ve been considering a bark collar, but are unsure whether they’re ethical, let alone effective. In this article, the team at Chico tackles three myths about bark collars so you can make

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What treats should I give my rodent?

What treats should I give my rodent?

Have you just adopted a rat, hamster, rabbit, mouse, gerbil, chinchilla or guinea pig? Then you’ll need to learn how to help your pet live a happy and healthy life. At Chico, we have everything you need to pamper your furry, four-legged companion, including superior-quality food and goodies. Here’s our comprehensive guide to giving your

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3 things to consider when choosing a reptile

3 things to consider when choosing a reptile

At Chico, we can tell you with confidence that caring for a snake, lizard or another reptile is no small commitment. We always like to stress that these awesome, exotic creatures should never be adopted on a whim. If you’re serious about adopting a reptile, it’s important determine which one is most suited to your

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Tips for choosing a pet adoption centre

Tips for choosing a pet adoption centre

Are you planning to welcome a dog, cat or other pet into your home? If so, hopefully you’re planning to adopt your future companion at a local rescue, refuge or adoption centre. It’s a great way to make a positive difference in your community. At Chico, we support the mission of organizations that care for

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