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...]

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...]

Guinea Pig Pellets & A Deeper Understanding of Vitamin C



When it comes to feeding our guinea pigs, it’s easy to discover the very basics.  You know, feed ad-lib timothy hay, provide the right amount of pellets and vegetables, and ensure your furry friend has a constant supply of clean, fresh water.   We’ve provided loads of information on guinea pig hay, so today we’d like to concentrate a … [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...]

Guinea Pig Pellets: The Vitamin C Rap



Yo homies! You know that I am so cute I love to squeak – cos it’s such a hoot. But c’mon momma, ya gotta give it to me… My daily dose of vitamin C.   I love my hay – in a great big pile Munching on that keeps me happy for a while But that vitamin C is something I need Every single day in my pellets and feed.   I’m just … [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...]

Guinea Pig Food, Habitat and Antics



Guinea Pig Food, Antics and Habitat   When it comes to ensuring the very best life for your guinea pig (not to mention your enjoyment of your pet), there are many things that need to be taken into account.     And the first question that every guinea pig owner should ask is, where on earth should I locate my guinea … [Read more...]

Demystifying Your Guinea Pig’s Noises


Pet owners everywhere agree that guinea pigs are popular pets because of their ease to take care of. Not only can all their supplies be purchased at your local pet store, but they are also very simple creatures.   Providing guinea pigs with a cage and feeding them are both easy things to do, especially when you can just order stuff … [Read more...]