Posts About: Small Animals

Why do Hamsters need Hamster Wheels

hamsterYou know the picture. A hamster running endlessly in a hamster wheel. At first sight it might look weird and even compulsive. I can assure you it‘s far from being obsessive.

To prove that we need to take a look at wild hamsters and their behavior and needs. And then I‘d like to point out some aspects that a good hamster wheel needs to have in order to be perfect for your hamster and for you – your ears as a matter of fact.

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Bestsellers in May 2017

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I now can present my list of the best selling items on Animals Small and Big that people chose and purchased in May 2017.

I invite you to take a look at what has made its entry to the bestseller list of May 2017.

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Top 10 Most Visited Posts in May 2017

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It‘s great to see what a wide variety of pets our readers care for! Thank you for visiting Animals Small and Big!

Take a look! Is your favorite post among them?

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When do Rabbits need Litter Boxes

Plastic Scatterless Lock-N-Litter Small Pet PanMany rabbit owners let their rabbits run freely all around their homes. This would be the moment when you might think about potty training your little indoor bunny. And yes, it is possible to potty train your bunny – and quite easy as I might add.

Here are some tips about how you can potty train your little rabbit friend and what kind of rabbit litter boxes you will need to do so.

 

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Top 10 Most Visited Posts in April 2017

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What you need to know before getting a ferret

ferret as petA dear friend of mine was visiting my blog and mentioned that her favorite pet would be a ferret. Why? Because they are so cute, so lively and playful. She is right, of course. Ferrets can be great pets. They are by nature cuddly and just love to play endlessly with you. Their energy sometimes seems to be limitless. As ferret owner you might get faster tired than your little furry friend.

Nevertheless ferrets have a unique character and special needs and requirements which makes a ferret not the right pet for everyone. There are some things you need to know before you decide to get a ferret for yourself or your family.

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Top 10 Most Visited Posts in March 2017

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Chinchilla Chiller Granite Stone

chinchillaA chin chiller? You might ask: why should I get a chiller stone for my chinchilla? Good question, actually. Well, you need to keep your chinchilla cool when the surrounding temperature gets too high. The comfort zone for chinchillas is between 65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. It really shouldn’t exceed 80 degrees Fahrenheit. And this is the important point.

Are chinchillas really as sensitive to heat as it sounds? Yes, they are. The danger of overheating is for chinchillas very high. The chins can die from heat stroke very easily. So, what can you do when you live in a climate where it gets really hot?

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Heating Pad for Rabbits

Small Animal Outdoor Heated Pet PadWhen do you need a heating pad for your small pets like rabbits? Of course, when they need warmth, may it be indoors or outdoors.

Well, since the heating pads are made to be weatherproof you really can use them also outdoors. Indoors you might use it when you keep your rabbits for example in the garage or basement where it can get colder.

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Top 10 Most Visited Posts in February 2017

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What you need to know before getting a pet rabbit

rabbit as petThere’s no question about rabbits being perfect as pets. They are cute, as young and as older, and they have a friendly and very extroverted often very expressive personality that goes well with being a pet. All these points seem to make it easy to get a bunny as pet.

But a rabbit is an animal with needs and requirements that need to be fulfilled.

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Top 3 Mats for Rabbits under $8

rabbit on matAs a new rabbit pet owner you might be surprised but mats for rabbits actually have two purposes. One: your pet rabbit can rest on it. Two: your little rabbit can chew it until it’s gone.

Some rabbits don’t stop chewing it until its’ gone, others just like to gnaw a little a day and then use it for resting and maybe playing. It really depends on your rabbit and his habits how long their new mat will last. In any case it’s just fun to watch them discover the new mat!

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