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What is Star Gazing?
Some lines of hamsters seem to produce hamsters with behavioural disorders. They are often termed as a neurological disorder or simply as Star Gazing. The term ‘Star Gazing’ itself comes from a behaviour that causes the hamster to stand on their hind legs, gaze upward (toward the stars) and either flip over or fall on their back; this behaviour is often repeated and is compulsive and involuntary, meaning they cannot control this behaviour. Also included under this term are behaviours such as compulsive spinning and pacing. No one knows for certain what causes these issues to pop up, but they are largely believed to be genetic. These behaviours can have varying causes however, not all of them being genetic.
foreverwolves replied to your post “Hi, my mom & I think my cat is having tooth problems - he tends to drool every so often, has really bad breath, and my mom says she’s seen him doing something weird with his mouth. However, we can’t reeaally afford to take him to the vet right now - is there anything else we can do to help or somewhere we can go that’s cheaper? Please answer asap!”
Frankfort, Illinois. Thanks so much!
I’m finding a lot for Chicago, which is a 44 - 56 min. ride according to Google. Here are some free or low-cost vet clinics in Chicago, and a few near Frankfort. Here’s some low-cost Chicago + suburban clinics.
Here’s an examiner article, Pet food pantries and low-cost veterinary services in Chicago. Here’s some in Frankfort, I don’t know the pricing though so you’ll have to call around to see if any are in your price range.
|foreverwolves said: Hi, my mom & I think my cat is having tooth problems - he tends to drool every so often, has really bad breath, and my mom says she's seen him doing something weird with his mouth. However, we can't reeaally afford to take him to the vet right now - is there anything else we can do to help or somewhere we can go that's cheaper? Please answer asap!|
|onlykindofcrazy said: My dad found a nest of baby bunnies in our garden and I told him not to move them so the mom will come back. Is there anything we should do besides leave them be?|
Just keep an eye on them, maybe set a circle of flour around the nest to make sure the mother’s returning (the circle will be disturbed if the mother’s taking care of them).