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Happy New Year: What’s your resolution?

 

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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...]

As Winter Bites, Don’t Forget the Outside Pets

 

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As if you didn’t already know, winter’s here – and with a vengeance in certain places.  And for those who keep their rabbits and guinea pigs outside, then the winter months can be especially challenging.   Rabbits, for example, would naturally live in burrows in the wild, in an environment that changes little between summer and … [Read more...]

Why Mold In Timothy Hay Can Be Deadly To Small Pets

 

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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

 

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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...]

Twas The Night Before Christmas

 

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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…

 

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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...]

Guinea Pig Pellets & A Deeper Understanding of Vitamin C

 

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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

 

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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...]

Guinea Pig Pellets: The Vitamin C Rap

 

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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...]