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Small Animals Category

Nov 1, 2019

So Fresh, So Clean

’Tis the season for holiday gatherings, when the common areas of the home see a lot of traffic from visiting family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. And as those guests make their way from room to room, an unwelcome pet-related smell emanating from a small animal’s habitat or litter box should not follow them and risk […]

Oct 1, 2019

Critter Beginner

Like dogs and cats, small animals like rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and mice make great pets for beginners. But for any consumer looking for their first critter, the path to getting an ideal pet can be overwhelming. Not only do prospective owners need to know which type of small animal would make an ideal addition […]

Sep 1, 2019

Chew on This

According to the California-based nonprofit House Rabbit Society, chewing is a natural and necessary part of bunny behavior, as their teeth are constantly growing. And rabbits aren’t the only ones in the small animal sector who are known as active chewers: Guinea pigs and chinchillas love to gnaw and nibble, too. Although cardboard, towels and […]

Aug 1, 2019

The Furry Thief

Ferrets are a popular pet among many consumers, which translates to good business for retailers to have them in their stores. And considering how these critters are in demand, which makes them “good for business,” it’s only fitting that a group of ferrets is called a business. But there is a lot to know about […]

Jul 1, 2019

Hearty Munchies

Just like humans need a diet that caters specifically to them, small animals require the same thing based on their age, lifestyle and state of health. Food and treats for small animals cover a wide range of products due to the variety of nutritional profiles of the different species of critters. The kind of foods […]

May 1, 2019

It’s a Small World

Critters are small and so are their habitats. At least, that’s how it seems to humans. But to critters, their habitat is more than just a pet’s home; it’s a big, wide world where they play, sleep, eat, exercise and forage. Everything in a small animal’s environment needs to be pleasant, safe and comfortable is […]

Apr 1, 2019

The Daily Grind

It’s important for pets to have a long, healthy lifestyle, and small animals are no different, especially with their smaller frames. With a basic routine of nutritional food, plenty of exercise and lots of tender, loving care, pet owners have the recipe for an ideal, happy lifestyle for their critters. Maintaining this routine on a […]

Mar 1, 2019

Nibble and Run

While hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, chinchillas, ferrets, rabbits and other small animals belong to the same family, they require species-specific care. Some may be affected by diseases unique to their species. For example, wobbly hedgehog syndrome is a neurological disease that affects hedgehogs. But across the board, all small animals have common medical problems that […]

Feb 4, 2019

Tiny, Mighty Chewers

Critters prove that size doesn’t matter, especially when it involves oral health. For instance, guinea pigs have top and bottom incisors that are easily identifiable and visible, but in all, they have 20 teeth. And a guinea pig’s incisors can grow up to nearly two centimeters, which may seem like a measly size compared to […]

Jan 4, 2019

Fulfilling the Search

Bedding helps keep small animal habitats cozy and clean. The latest trend is incorporating colors and scents to provide individuality for pets as well as add an added creative touch, without sacrificing the benefits bedding provides for all small animal types. Retailers benefit from offering a variety of bedding options for those pet owners who […]

Dec 4, 2018

Rabbits and Their Merch Appeal to Many Customers

They say you’ve got to think big to grow big. Which is why it makes sense to focus on the largest of the small animal pets—the rabbit, which continues to remain among the world’s most in-demand animal companions. In fact, a Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science study published last year estimates that 800,000 domestic […]

Nov 6, 2018

Make Room for Small Animal Cleaning, Odor-Control SKUs

Few things grow irksome as quickly as a talk-aholic party guest, a dimwitted sequel to one of your favorite movies or a small animal habitat that makes its presence known to your nose from 50 feet away. Fortunately, you can control the latter with an expanding range of odor-halting and cleaning goods that stress pleasant […]