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Small animals such as rats, hamsters & gerbils can be fantastic family pets and are great with children. Making sure you’re looking after your small furry friend can be a journey of discovery and we are here to provide you with our tips and tricks to make sure that you are creating the best environment for your pet.
Where should you keep your small pet?
Creating the ultimate surroundings for your small pet is one of the most important things you can do because remember their cage will be their bathroom, dining room, bedroom and also a place to exercise so try to make it as big as possible.
Your pet needs to feel comfortable so they stay happy and content so make sure you line their cage with a suitable substrate such as Fitch or Carefresh.
Most small animals such as hamsters & guinea pigs should have a diet of hay along with grass pellets you can buy from most pet shops. They also enjoy green leafy vegetables but avoid all citrus fruits and always make sure your provide your small pet with fresh clean water.
Make sure your small pet gets regular exercise by letting them out of their cage but ensure they can’t escape. Boredom can cause a lot of health problems in small pets as they have a habit of overeating so keep them occupied by providing them with toys to play with so they don’t gain weight.
If you’re worried about your small pet or need any further advice please get in touch today.
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