Small Animals

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 of rodent teeth gnawing on a piece of wood, and it’s a good sound—it means that the rat is working on a chew toy instead…”

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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,…”
by Debbie Ducommun on Sep 30, 2012
“Because small pets spend most of their time in cages or habitats, owners need to provide all the accessories necessary for a happy life. Most people know to cover the basics, such as a water bottle, food dish and litter box. But to be truly content, small animals also need…”