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Storing Timothy Hay During the Winter Months

 

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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...]

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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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...]

Rabbit, Chinchilla & Guinea Pig Medley

 

What are you doing right now?  Are you at work, and perhaps doing a little small pet surfin’ to while away the day?  (It’s okay, rest assured we won’t tell your boss….).  Or perhaps you’re at school, sneaking a quick peek during break or lunch hour.   You might be at home, just chilling and browsing about your favorite hobby – small … [Read more...]

What to Look for when Choosing a Chinchilla to Bring Home

 

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The first time I saw a Chinchilla, I was mesmerized. Exactly what was this adorable fluff ball that looked like a cross between a bunny and a squirrel? As I watched the chin playing, I knew had to learn more.   That was over ten years ago, and since then I am proud to say I have not only learned quite a bit about chins, but I have … [Read more...]

Do-It Yourself: Recycled Cardboard Creation for Rabbits, Chinchillas and Guinea Pigs

 

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Items Needed: Shipping box, approximately 18”W x 12”D x 5”H (3) paper towel rolls (3) toilet paper rolls   I removed the top flaps from the box, except for a small piece along one side.  I also cut out an opening along one of the sides.  Using scissors, I carefully cut slits along the sides of the box to create a ‘fringe’.  Then, … [Read more...]

Top Tips for Photographing your Small Pet

 

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Taking pictures of small pets can be difficult. You can’t tell them to pose, and just when you have the camera ready, they stop doing the cute thing they were doing a moment ago. Here are a few tips that may help capture those special moments and do our beautiful little babies justice. These are not tips for professional photographers; they were … [Read more...]