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Small Pet Supplies and Helpful Tips
Small pets, or “pocket pets” make the perfect furry companions for some households. They typically require less preventive care and maintenance than dogs or cats and can often be a great option for homes with limited indoor or outdoor space.
If you’re thinking about adding one of these fun pets to your family, here are a few considerations to keep in mind.
- Environment: A small pet’s cage or enclosure is his kingdom. From type of cage, to size, to bedding options, different animals require different living environments. Below you’ll find some guidelines on what type of accommodations to get for some of the most common small pets.
- Food: Providing daily nourishment is one of the most important things you’ll do for your small pet. The right food, in the right amounts, can go a long way toward keeping your pet happy and healthy. Below you’ll find the food and treat guides for guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, and gerbils.
- Grooming: While small pets don’t typically require as much grooming as larger animals, many of them do still need some basic care. From brushing to nail trimming (or even teeth trimming!), we have grooming tips for four popular small pets.
- Toys & Activities: Every pet likes to play and have fun! Some like to race around in plastic balls while others like to burrow and tunnel. Getting the toys for your small pet Find out what your small pet might like to play with.
To find out more about caring for small or exotic pets, visit our Pet Health Resource center. If you have other questions, please feel free to call your local Banfield Veterinarian.