Small Animals Tools and Supplies

Before bringing your pocket pet home, you need to ready few things for your pet. Pocket pets need a clean, safe, and healthy shelter, good supply of food, play and exercise, and regular health checkups. These needs can be easily met, both from a financial and physical standpoint. There are plenty of tools and supplies marketed by manufacturers - bowls, toys, cages, accessories. In reality, you need only a few items to give your small pet animal a happy, healthy life. What is most important is the quality of shelter and food and care that you give them. You have a responsibility towards your pet, and this should be taken seriously. A leaking water bottle, too small enclosure, and feces-filled cage can be deadly. Provide them the environment and temperature ranges that are most comfortable for them. Know their dietary requirements, behavioral patterns, and mental stimulation requirements so you will be able to provide them the best possible care.

Small Animal Housing

Cage: This is the most important piece of equipment your pocket needs. Small-sized, durable plastic cages are ideal for small animals who love to chew, such as rats and mice. Large and tall enclosures are for jumpers like chinchinillas. Rabbits need wide floor area. There are several types of aquariums in the market. For burrowers such as hamsters, cages with detachable tubes help recreate their...


Feeding Small Animals

Food Supplies: There are many availabed processed pocket pet foods that can be bought from a pet store or grocery, the most common of which are pellets and feed blocks. When purchasing pellets, make sure it is formulated for your pet species. Some pet stores also sell live food animals, such as insects and bugs. Berries and nuts can be purchased at the grocery for gerbils or other herbivores and...


Other Tools and Accessories for Small Animals

Enclosure Cleaning Materials: Cages and other enclosure equipment need to be cleaned and disinfected regularly. Use one part bleach and one part thirty parts water to clean the enclosure. White vinegar is also a safe cleaning option. Litter has to be collected and disposed of responsibly -- there are garbage bags for this. Grooming Tools: Grooming does not help your animal look good, it also pro...


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