Chinchillas: Some Facts To Consider Before Adopting


Chinchillas:  Some Facts To Consider Before Adopting 6/14/2015 by Robin Rysavy Chinchillas are delightful little animals that are very curious and love to explore. They are darling to look at…who couldn’t love those cute little faces?  Their fur is ultra-soft (80-100 hairs per follicle) and most have very outgoing personalities.  In the wild they … [Read more...]

Happy New Year: What’s your resolution?



Woo hoo!  It’s 2015, and from the whole team at Small Pet Select we’re making some noise and wishing all our customers (past, present and future) a Happy New Year.  And of course that includes the humans, as well as the furriest members of the family…   It’s been a crazy year for us, with lots of new products coming on-line, and we’re … [Read more...]

Why Mold In Timothy Hay Can Be Deadly To Small Pets



When purchasing timothy hay for rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas and other small pets, the last thing you expect is for it to contain anything that might harm your beloved pet.   We’ve talked many times in the past about how important it is to only provide the best quality timothy hay to our furry friends.  You know, it needs to smell fresh, … [Read more...]

Storing Timothy Hay During the Winter Months



There’s no denying it – winter is here with a vengeance.   Depending on where you live, this could simply mean the oppressing heat of summer is over, you could be up to your knees in snow and ice, or the damp, grey gloomy season is here (boooo!).     When it comes to storing your hay to keep it in the best (and yummiest) … [Read more...]

Twas The Night Before Christmas


Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. But hark! Is that movement in that pile of hay? It looks like a guinea pig bowing to pray.   He knows all the humans are snug in their beds With great dreams of Santa Claus filling their heads. But presents are not on … [Read more...]

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow…



Is the snow falling where you are?  It’s probably the most exciting time of the year in the run up to Christmas, and a layer of the white stuff on the ground only serves to add to the atmosphere.   Of course, we need to ensure that our rabbits, chins and guinea pigs live in a temperature that remains constant and comfortable for them.  … [Read more...]

Timothy Hay Wrapped Up: Why packaging is so important



Okay!  So everyone knows that rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas need hay for optimum health.  And we know that we need to feed the very best hay for both the quality of the nutrition, and to ensure that our pets want to eat it.   But did you know that it’s not only the making of hay that’s vital for it to be of good quality.  Because … [Read more...]

What Does ‘Fresh’ Really Mean When We Talk About Timothy Hay



Here at Small Pet Select we do our utmost to share information that’s both scientifically factual, yet simple to understand.  After all, not many of us have got the time to plough our way through scientific articles that you need a PhD to comprehend!   So today, we wanted to share with you what’s actually meant when we talk about fresh … [Read more...]

Dust, Pellets & Timothy Hay = Chinchilla Happiness



When it comes to ensuring you provide everything your chinchilla needs for both help and happiness, it’s hard to put an order on what your pet needs for best health and quality of life.   But let’s give it a go (but to be honest, all of these aspects are as important as one another, so although we’ve given them numbers, they all rank as … [Read more...]