Small Animals

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 supplemental. Knowing the nitty-gritty of these animals’ digestive functions is key to understanding why hay needs to be on their menus. Most people know that…”

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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…”
by Debbie Ducommun on Dec 1, 2012
“Toys are especially important for the physical and mental health of small pets that spend most of their time in a cage. But for many pet owners, it is also imperative that the toys they purchase are proven safe for pets, the environment or both. Fortunately, most manufacturers of small-animal…”
by Debbie Ducommun on Nov 1, 2012
“There is no doubt that people love their pets, and a thriving pet product industry is proof-positive of people’s love affair with animals. But pet ownership does have its downside. Foul odors rank high on the list of consumers’ dislikes when it comes owning pets—small animals being no exception. Fortunately,…”