group is comprised of a large variety of adorable fur bearing creatures,
such as hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas and gerbils
among others. These mammals are curious and docile pets that can
easily cared for by animal lovers of all ages.
Your neighborhood Petland Discounts carries a large selection of
small animals to choose from. When selecting your pet, consider
their habits and need for human interaction. Some animals, because
of the size they attain at adulthood, may be more suitable for older
children or adults.
Following is a list of suggested items for the care of these
size and type of housing necessary will be determined by the
kind and number of animals you want to hold in it. A secure
and well ventilated enclosure is essential in keeping your
pet out of trouble and out of harms way.
and gerbils, due to their small size, can be kept in glass
tanks with metal screens and safety clips, cages or in expandable
habitats (Habitrail, ect) specially designed to provide them
with hours of fun. Larger species, such as rabbits, guinea
pigs, chinchillas and ferrets, require the use of cages specially
designed to meet their space and care requirements. All small
animal enclosures require fresh bedding to absorb their droppings,
and to provide warmth and shelter.
placing your cage at home, select a visible area away from
drafts, where you and your pet can enjoy the interaction.
Avoid leaving cages with small animals within the reach of
curious cats or dogs, as these may frighten the new arrivals.
Discounts carries a wide variety of foods and treats scientifically
formulated to meet your pet’s dietary needs. Always
be sure to feed a diet that meets the specific requirements
of your pet. Most small animals eat small amounts of food
throughout the day, thus fresh food and water must always
be available. Ask our associates to recommend a suitable water
bottle and food dish for your new friend.
small animals require a steady supply of vitamins and minerals
as part of their regular diet. These can be supplied daily
in their water to aid in their growth and development.
play an important role in the life of a small animal. They
not only provide a variety in their diet, but also provide
enjoyment, and much needed teeth trimming as they chew or
gnaw through them. Your neighborhood Petland Discounts store
carries a wide selection of fun treats for your furry pet.
Vitamins and minerals
mineral block, available in many shapes and flavors, provides
much needed calcium and minerals necessary for optimum health.
small mammals are very intelligent and curious creatures.
In order to keep them active and entertained, they require
toys that satisfy their curiosity. Typical toys for
small mammals include roll about balls, wheels, tunnel
mazes, caves, etc. Consult one of our associates to
find the most appropriate toy for your particular pet.
are several books written about pet mammals. You can
gain a tremendous insight on their care, general needs
and possible ways of training them.
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