Whether it’s a routine trip to the veterinarian or it’s a road trip with you and your family, there are various reasons as to why small pet carriers are a necessity for pet parents. As it’s becoming increasingly common for pet parents to take their small pets out for a walk in the park or a playpen session in the garden for some fresh air and sunshine, many choose to invest in a small pet carrier. Specially developed for use with of a variety of small animals, a small pet carrier makes traveling with your pet convenient, while also ensuring your pet’s safety and comfort.
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Some small animal pets are more kid-friendly than others. The success or failure of getting a “pocket pet” for a child depends on the choice made by you or your child of which small animal pet to get. Life span, interactions, grooming needs and more all combine to make each pet species unique. The top eight small animal pets according to the American Pet Products Association 2011-2012 survey are rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, mice/rats, gerbils, chinchillas and ferrets. Here’s a quick review of each species’ child-friendly pet potential.
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A cage, hutch or habitat needs to suit the pet your putting in it. That means the right size and the right accessories. A full size bunny needs a much bigger home than a dwarf bunny. A mouse can live in a much smaller cage than a guinea pig. A wire cage needs to have small spacing so that your pet animal cannot get its head through it. If the cage has a wire bottom, the spacing needs to be small enough so that the animals feet cannot slip through it, too.
The cage needs to have a spot for your pet to sleep, a place for his food, water and treat dishes, and some space to play and run around. If your pet is out of its cage during the day to play and excercise, the cage can be smaller to accommodate just a sleeping place, food and water. Litter or bedding is needed for most cages. It absorbs waste and can help eliminate odors. Some small animals like to burrow into their bedding and make a nest to sleep in. Not all beddings are appropriate for all animals. There are lots of different beddings and litters on the market. Why? Because there many different types of small animals. Be sure to read the care section for your particular pet to see what beddings are appropriate to use for it. Only use safe bedding for your pet! Some litters may cause your pet to sneeze and develop respiratory problems or skin irritations. For example, the use of pine and cedar beddings for rodents such as mice, rats, and guinea pigs is not recommended. Keep in mind that If your pet is susceptible to these problems or has other problems, then you need to change beddings until you find a type that works well. Types of beddings available include various wood shavings such as pine, cedar, and aspen, recycled wood products and man-made pelleted products, newspaper products, spagumn moss, corn cob, walnut shell and clay cat litter.
A nestbox or sleeping hut is often appreciated although not always absolutely necessary. Many small animals are nocturnal. That means they like to sleep during the day and run around at night. A hut can help your pet feel more comfortable during the sunlight hours while it is sleeping. Dishes for food and treats should be solid crocks with straight sides. They can be either ceramic or hard plastic. Other types and shapes of dishes can cause problems. Round bowls will tip over and spill easily. Lightweight dog dishes that are not solid can trap small animals when they burrow underneath and this can kill them. Water should be put into a water bottle that is mounted on the side of the cage, either inside or outside. Bowls can be used, but often small animals will foul the water so it must be changed all the time. A water bottle usually works out alot better and only needs to be refilled daily. Do watch that your pet does not run out of water, or it may chew up your bottle!
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