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THE MAIN PROBLEMPetsmart recently introduced their Tiny Tales line of cages and accessories. There are several problems with the cages in particular. Firstly, they are just too small. Hamster cages need to meet or exceed 450 square inches of unbroken floorspace. This means that the length and width of the base of the cage, when multiplied, need to meet or exceed 450. This is a minumum endorsed by both the California Hamster Association and the Ontario Hamster Club. This area is needed not only to provide space for the hamster to run and play, but also for all of their accessories.
The largest Tiny Tales cage measures in at 320 square inches at its largest points, but it is oddly shaped. The liveable area of the cage is much, much smaller. The other cages of the line range from about 150 square inches to 250 square inches of liveable area. Take a look at one of the cages set up with just the basics.
We then need to consider the fact that these cages do not allow space for necessary "extras," like a properly sized wheel, extra hides, or toys--all vital for both physical and cognitive health of the animal. Focusing strictly on wheels, the Tiny Tales cage provides a 6 inch wheel, despite the fact that the cage is marketed for hamsters of all species. This is incredibly dangerous. For larger hamsters, such as Syrians and most dwarves, a 6 inch wheel forces them to run with an arched back, if they are able to run at all. This leads to spinal damage over time. Take a look at the Tiny Tales wheel compared to a small Syrian hamster.
Unfortunately, it's also impossible to fit a properly sized wheel in the Tiny Tales cage. Remember, a Syrian hamster needs a 10 inch wheel or larger. Dwarves benefit from wheels 8 inches or larger as well! We tried to fit a mid sized wheel in the cage. See how that turned out below.
THE OTHER DANGERSMesh WheelsPetsmart still uses and sells mesh wheels. Mesh wheels are frequently used in store displays, serving to put the animals at risk of injury in addition to providing an awful example for prospective pet parents. Petsmart also sells these wheels, despite there being adequate research showing mesh wheels exacerbate conditions such as bumblefoot. These wheels also put animals at risk of toe and foot injury as tiny feet can easily be caught in the mesh while running. When multiple animals are in the cage, injury is even more likely, as seen in this video taken in a Petsmart store: CLICK ME..
BeddingPetsmart officially recommends only recommends providing 2 inches of bedding in their in-store hamster care guides. Hamsters are burrowing animals by nature, and they thrive on having extremely deep bedding. Indeed, they will form elaborate burrows if given the opportunity. Allowing them to engage in this natural behavior is imperative for their cognitive health. 2 inches of bedding simply is not enough. Even if the customer wanted to provide deeper bedding than recommended, the Tiny Tales basins do not allow for more than 3 inches, nor do any of the hamster cages sold in Petsmart stores.
Additionally, Petsmart still markets pine bedding as a safe option for small animals, and cedar beddings are sold in the same vicinity (although more clearly labeled as for larger animals). This is despite the fact that pine, kiln-dried pine, and cedar beddings are all known to be toxic to small animals.
Cotton or "fluff" beddings are also sold at Petsmart, despite the fact that these, time and time again, have been found to be incredibly dangerous. It's common for the fibers to twist themselves around limbs, causing injury. It's also common for hamsters to suffocate using these products.
Dangerous ProductsWithout diving into the specifics, it's important to note that the products listed here are not the only products of issue sold at Petsmart stores, but merely the most concerning. We would like to work with Petsmart to find alternatives to these as well!
ALL OF THIS IS IN DIRECT CONTRADICTION TO RESEARCHRead more, including scientific research, on our website.
Demanding equality for Chittoor.
Chittoor development has been neglected / Ignored for decades.
Chittoor has been a district head quarters for more than 100 years with 0 development.
People of Chittoor demands university, only district head quarters with no higher education facility.
Created December 11, 2019
Petition to Town of Collingwood, Town of Collingwood
WhatsApp Messenger is a proprietary, cross-platform instant messaging application for smartphones. In addition to basic messaging, WhatsApp Messenger users can send each other images, video and audio media messages. WhatsApp pride their selves of being cross-platform, but is that really the case, when the MeeGo-Harmattan/N9 Community is unable to use the WhatsApp Messenger?
MeeGo-Harmattan is considered, somewhat, a dead platform, as Nokia have no plans to release other devices sporting that OS (unless stated otherwise in the future). However, the Nokia N9 has been highly appraised by online tech journals and its sales have been off the charts wherever it was made available (as reported by various technology blogs, mobile operators and third-party retailers). We are not making this petition to express dissatisfaction or hatred to WhatsApp whatsoever, but to let them know that we have grown accustomed to their program, and we would love to have it on our Nokia N9s. WhatsApp, even if we are considered a 'small' community when compared to iOS, Android, or Symbian, we still want to be considered a part of YOUR ecosystem. Let us not forget that using Qt as a development platform, you can distribute WhatsApp not only to Symbian, but to the rest of the Nokia communities too (MeeGo-Harmattan and Maemo). You have a loyal fan-base who would like to see your application on their smartphones, to make their experience more intuitive. So, the question is not "why to make a Nokia N9 version?", but rather "a lot of Nokia N9 owners want this and love our product, so WHY NOT?".
@trashr0x on Twitter On behalf of NokiaN9Lovers on Facebook (www.facebook.com/NokiaN9Lovers)
Constantinos OrphanidesSheffield, ENG, United Kingdom
Hundreds of thousands of people world wide suffer adrenal insufficiancy, they need emergency life saving injections. Currently the injection consists of cortisone in a glass vile, a syringe and a seperate needle. Whilst in a close to unconcious state the sufferer would have to break the glass vile undo all sterile packets, draw up the liquid, some have to mix this first, then they would have to attach the needle and inject it in to thier thigh.... You must agree as a life saving medication that this is very poor.
Please join me on https://www.facebook.com/rachelpeglersavinglivesforsterioddependants i have another petition at http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/for-cortisones-sake-give-steriod-dependents-the-life-saving-injection-they-need so please do not sign twice thank you xxxxRead more
Rachel PeglerStroud, ENG, United Kingdom
Created October 23, 2013
Petition to Patrick O'Donovan TD, Malcolm Noonan TD, Paschal Donohoe TD, Darragh O'Brien