Small Animals

by Debbie Ducommun on May 1, 2013
“  When small animal owners shop for bedding and litter products, there are a number of factors that they consider before making a final decision. These include aesthetics, convenience and texture, as well as comfort, absorption, odor control, health effects on the animal, the product’s mess quotient and price. Even the scent of a product will influence a customer’s choice. All of these factors will determine which products sell in a given market, and therefore,…”

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by By Debbie Ducommun on Apr 1, 2013
“      We’re all familiar with the three Rs of minimizing environmental impact: reduce, reuse and recycle. Now we can add a new one to the list: revert—as in going back to old ways of doing things when it means being more eco-friendly. Such is the case with water…”
by Debbie Ducommun on Mar 1, 2013
“    Consider it a small-animal superfood—at least for rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas. Grass hay is, and should be, the core component of these animals’ diets. Although there are pellets on the market for these herbivores, they are best served by well-portioned servings of hay, with pellets being mostly…”
by Debbie Ducommun on Feb 1, 2013
“One evening, I was relaxing on my couch with a group of my rats, when we heard something. One of my other rats, waiting in his cage for his turn to come out and play, was chewing on a piece of wood. There is no mistaking the resonate crunching sound…”
by Debbie Ducommun on Jan 1, 2013
“I recently became aware that both rabbits and guinea pigs can not only learn to do tricks, they can learn to participate in agility sports. Although both of these animals have a reputation for being stupid, a quick Google search of online videos can dispel that idea. Rabbits and guinea…”