Small Animals | Nutrition.

Small Animal Bathing Basics

Changes in appearance could signal health problems. Small animals (mice, rats, hamsters and gerbils) are clean, odor-free animals that self groom. An unusual smell or appearance is most likely due to poor health or poor habitat maintenance on your part. Signs of poor health If a small animal develops a rough or unkempt coat, loses […]

Knowing What to Feed Your Pet Rats and Mice

Understanding the nutritional needs of your pet rats and mice is essential. Here is a short guide for their daily feeding. Mice and rats are known for their propensity to nibble on any piece of nourishment they may encounter, picking at crumbs on the floor and food in the cabinet. Despite this, you cannot simply […]

Fiber in Your Rabbit’s Diet

Fiber is an essential component of your rabbit’s diet. Fiber may be the most important ingredient in your rabbit’s diet. It helps his digestive system run smoothly and keeps him fit and healthy. Here is what you need to know about fiber and the best sources of it: Benefits of Fiber: Fiber helps your rabbit stay […]

A Guide to Understanding Your Pet Chinchilla’s Daily Diet and Nutrition

Pet chinchillas aren’t the most common animal, so it might be a little more difficult to figure out their nutritional needs. Here’s a short guide to help you do just that. If you’ve chosen to own a pet chinchilla, you probably already know you won’t be getting an ordinary domestic animal. Chinchillas are exotic pets […]

Dealing with an Overweight Rabbit or Guinea Pig

Make sure to follow nutrition guidelines to keep your small pet from developing a weight problem. Just like a human, it’s possible for your small pet to struggle with his weight. If your rabbit or guinea pig has a poor diet and gets too little exercise, he will have trouble keeping off the pounds. Diet […]

A Small Animal’s Daily Diet

Small animal diets are just as diverse as the individual species are. Water is the number-one nutrient requirement for all animals. Fresh, clean water should be provided in a water bottle with a sipper tube and changed daily. The following are some food requirements that are species specific: Hamsters and Gerbils Gerbils and hamsters are […]

Using Small Animal Treats and Supplements Wisely

Should you be feeding your pet supplements or treats at all? No matter what kind of animal you’ve invited in to share your home, you may ask yourself a question: aren’t pet food treats really just for the benefit of the owner? Make time for treats Pet food treats are worthwhile for small animals. They […]

Foods Your Small Animal Should Avoid

Each small animal has a diet unique to it’s species. Vitamin C: guinea pigs need a lot of it, but in its citrus form it is bad for hamsters. Dairy products are OK for some small animals, but not for others. The alphabetical list below presents most foods that all small animals should avoid. When […]