General Rodent Lifestyle

Practical tips for buying a cage

Rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals need both their daily exercise and a cage with enough space to move about. We’ll tell you the size of cage and accessories the experts recommend for your pet. When it comes to the size of the cage, there is a wealth of recommendations for interested owners. However, […]

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Health care for chinchillas

They’re so cute with their little button eyes and bat ears, and can live to be up to 15 years old. To ensure that your chinchillas stay healthy for longer, it’s important that they have regular health checks. Chinchillas make incredibly pretty and interesting pets, which is why their popularity is on the rise. They […]

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Whether they live inside or out

We’ll tell you how to help your small animals cope with the winter Pure lust for life for lively rodents, even in winter Rodents love to move! In summer they like to run, skip and jump freely on the green grass. But what about in winter? Kept in a cage because the house is full […]

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The seventh sense

Internet forums are full of stories about cats and dogs that appear to possess extraordinary talents. The animal lovers at Maxi Zoo are also familiar with tales of dogs who foresee danger ahead for their masters or mistresses – or of cats who come home as soon as someone is waiting there for them. Could this be the so-called seventh sense?

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Seniors and pets

Dogs, cats, birds & co already enrich the homes of millions of senior citizens. There they provide an antidote against loneliness and boredom. And they’ve been proven to have a positive effect on health. Which animals are the most suitable as pets depends on individual needs and means. Experts from Maxi Zoo help decide on an animal housemate.

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Saying goodbye- When a pet dies

Animal lovers are thus often confronted with the death of a furry friend several times in life. What is the best way to deal with this? The experts from Maxi Zoo give their advice.

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Photographing your pets

Photos of your pet are a lasting memory. However sometimes the cat jumps out of the picture quicker than the photographer would like or the black dog can is hardly discernable from the background. The experts from Maxi Zoo know what it all depends on and have compiled the following, easy to implement tips for hobby photographers.

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Finding a lost animal

What if a rabbit hops across unfamiliar lawns, a cat seeks refuge in a stranger’s yard or a stray dog roams aimlessly about? Many people feel helpless and uncertain when they find an animal that has obviously gone astray: What to do? The pet experts at Maxi Zoo know how to help.

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Clicker training for rodents

Clicker training is a training method where the animal is rewarded with a sound instead of a treat. This “click” is made by a specially developed device, a “clicker”. The click is used as positive reinforcement (at the start, a treat is given at the same time) and is understood as a reward by the animal, even after the treat has been taken away. This method was first used with dogs, and then cats – since then, animal lovers have discovered that it is also a great training technique for rabbits, guinea pigs and birds.

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Children and pets

Children and pets

Most children want a pet to cuddle and play with at some stage. And many parents want to support this, as living with an animal can positively affect their child’s development. But not every animal is suitable for children, particularly small animals, which wrongly can end up in children’s rooms. The animal experts from Maxi Zoo explain which animals are suitable for children.

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Animals in apartments

Keeping animals in a multiple dwelling – an explosive mixture? The potential for conflict ranges from barking dogs to overflowing dustbins to cat hair allergies. Experts from Maxi Zoo give some tips on achieving a quiet life for both pet owners and non-pet owners.

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