Posts About: Small Animals

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

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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

rabbitAs 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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Top 3 Small Animal Hideout Houses between $2 and $30

NiteangeL Tunnel System Small Animal HouseSmall animals such as mice, hamsters and gerbils need housing as a hideout in their cages. They need retreat opportunities for resting, nesting and playing. Many of the available houses for small animals allow to climb on them and explore them from all sides.

An important thought before choosing a model is that will it fit your pet’s cage, is it too big or too small for your personal situation. The retreat house shouldn’t take all space in your pet’s cage. Your pet needs still some place for playgrounds, chew toys and more.

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Top 3 Pet Odor Removers 1 Gallon between $15 and $50

dogSharing your home with pets – dogs, cats and all kinds of small animals – you have to deal with pet odor. No exception! As a pet owner you don’t need to put up with pet odors in your home. You definitely need to have some kind of pet odor remover at hand.

But there are more things to know about pets and their odors.

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Top 3 Snacks for Rabbits around $3

rabbitsOne way fighting boredom with rabbits is to offer them snacks, healthy snacks of course. Snacks cannot replace full food but they are important as additional nutritional treat and as chewing toy.

Giving your little rabbit healthy snacks keeps them from chewing or nibbling your furniture or worse left lying about cords. Of course you can give these snacks to guinea pigs and chinchillas as well.

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Top 4 Chew Toys for Rabbits around $5

peters woven play ballYou don’t know how funny it can be to see bunnies when they play, run around, chase a toy ball or chew on it until you watched them.  Rabbits are very playful and exploratory, and they need to live their playful side and drive to explore in order to stay mentally and physically healthy and happy.

Chew toys are perfect for rabbits because they provide a big variety of material to chew on and to play around with.  Rabbits are curious animals, eternally curious.  So, they need to find out what the things are they encounter, and they want to find it out by playing with it and by chewing it.  It’s their instinct.  You can observe this behavior also with wild rabbits outside your home.

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Top 3 Water Feeders for small pets under $15

Petco Water Bottle for Small AnimalsProviding enough fresh water for your pet belongs to your first-most attention.  Why?  Because your pet needs water as much as you.  For us it is recommended to drink at least half a gallon or 2 liters of water per day.  And I mean water, not coffee, tea or soft drinks.  Actually, according to a research water is the second most popular drink in the U.S.  Isn’t this great.

Water feeders are perfect because you don’t need to worry about water dripping on the floor.  Your pet – cat, small dog, rabbit, guinea pig, ferret – can drink of it whenever they want to.  For your pet it is very easy to learn how to drink from a water feeder.  A water feeder is a must for all pets living in cages where you cannot place any open water bowl.

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