Pet Age Staff//May 1, 2019
Pet Age Staff //May 1, 2019
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 within its immediate surroundings. That’s why it’s important to provide them with the proper products for a perfect critter environment. This includes the habitat itself, bedding, food and water equipment, toys and more.
Creating a unique world that has exactly what their small animal requires and more can be a challenge for some consumers. For example, one person’s guinea pig may have its own preferences that differ greatly from another guinea pig. Manufacturers and retailers should work with customers to begin with the basics of a small animal environment and the products that every critter type needs.
Once a basic habitat is set in place, guide consumers to the products that fit the needs of their specific critter, as well as their own preferences. Many people like to add a touch of creativity to their critter’s habitat, such as changing colors, and some want the environment to blend in well with their home décor. By knowing all the options available, industry leaders can help customers find the products they are looking for without sacrificing the comforts and necessities their critters require.
These products are sure to please consumer and critter alike. Each one features creative options that add flare as well as provide small animals with everything they need. From comfy bedding and colorful houses to sturdy, bright cages, consumers can have fun decorating their critter’s habitat while also ensuring that it is safe and durable. At the end of the day, making a critter happy in its home means the world to both the customer and his or her small animal.
Oxbow Enriched Life
Enriching a pet’s daily life starts with supporting natural behaviors such as exploring, playing, hiding and chewing. Oxbow Enriched Life is designed with these natural behaviors in mind and is constructed from 100 percent pet-safe materials, allowing owners to nurture their pet’s mind and body in safe and fun ways every day.
Ware Dens and Houses
The Rabbit Den from Ware Pet Products is a durable, wood hideout that is made in the USA and fits any cage or hutch to provide a hiding spot below and resting spot above. The Hay House is a safe, chewable hideout for small pets. It is made from a combination of hay and a crunchy cellulose core. The Hay House is the perfect place for pets to climb, chew, crawl and crunch.
Wabbitat Deluxe Rabbit Home
Provides maximum comfort for critters. Assembles quickly and easily without tools and comes with a removable hay feeder, a water bottle and a feeding bowl. The elevated feeding area creates a privacy space, and the stationary feeding bowl reduces spills during meals. Features an 8½-inch-deep, easy-to-clean plastic pan that contains messes and litter.
Quiet Wheel has a specially engineered ball-bearing device that keeps the wheel whisper-quiet to ensure no squeaking or rattling. Easily disassembles for cleaning and comes in three sizes: 6-inch, 8-inch and 9 ½-inch. Perfect for mice, gerbils, hamsters, hedgehogs and guinea pigs.
Fresh News Litter
Fresh News Small Animal Litter is made using 100 percent post-consumer paper from recycling centers and the company’s unique recycling program, PaperGator. Fresh News’ ammonia-locker technology provides an environmentally safe and biodegradable product for small animals. The softer pellets have more volume and are more absorbent than wood and clay.
Kaytee CritterTrail Color Changing LED Light Habitat
The Kaytee CritterTrail Color Changing LED Light Habitat illuminates pets’ living space with five color settings: yellow, purple, green, pink and nocturnal red. The CritterTrail Color Changing LED Light Habitat includes a water bottle, exercise wheel and food dish, and features narrow ¼-inch wire spacing, expandable ports, secure side-lock latches and front and top access doors.
The carefresh line of small animal bedding from Healthy Pet is made from scratch with pillowy-soft, ultra-absorbent comfyfluff designed specifically for small pets. Made from 100 percent reclaimed natural fiber, it provides a cozy, natural home that is better for small pets and the planet. It’s two times more absorbent than shavings. It’s a low-dust, easy-to-clean bedding with 10-day odor control.