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Signs Your Small Pet Is In Heat

When breeding your small pet it is important to know the signs your small pet is in heat. Heat is when your female animal is able to get pregnant. This will ensure a successful breeding process but in some instances it is easier sad than done. The better you know your small pet the easier it will be to see the signs that they are in heat.

Signs that your small pet is in heat can be obvious to anyone while others can be apparent only to someone that knows the small pet. One of the signs your small pet is in heat is that their vulva will be swollen This will be noticable to anyone and not just a slight change. Another sign that your small pet is in heat is that their is a mucus discharge from the vulva. THese are the things that are apparent to anyone. Signs your small pet is in heat that are not apparent to everyone are behavioral. Many small pets will become more aggressive when they are in heat. This is natural and necessary for the way small animals breed. Some small animals like guinea pigs, mice and rats will come into heat fourteen to twenty eight hours after giving birth. Small pets that are being bred that that just gave birth will need to be put into a seperate cage with a male for breeding then returned to the babies once breeding is completed. Some small pets release an odor when they are in heat. This odor can be unpleasant to us but is important in tracking a mate. Last some females will become aggressive when in heat. If you have a female that is in heat but your male is not reasy to mate this can cause problems. These are the reasons it is important to supervise the breeding. All of these are signs your small pet is in heat.

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