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The Dangers of Corn and Corn Husks in Rabbits

 

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While walking through your local pet store, you will probably notice many rabbit treats and toys that contain corn kernels or corn husks. Just because some companies are offering these choices for your rabbit, doesn’t mean that they are safe. In fact, corn kernels and corn husks are not safe for your rabbit and can be deadly if … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

What’s In A Rabbit Pellet?

 

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The humble pellet!  Something rabbit, owners pretty much take for granted.  After all, we buy it safe in the knowledge that it contains everything our pet needs for good nutrition.  And one pellet is pretty much the same as another, right?   Errrr, sadly, no – that’s not quite true.  In fact, in some cases, the nutritional content of … [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...]

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...]

Hay is Vital because Rabbits can’t Vomit

 

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It’s a bit of a yucky subject, talking about vomit.  But when it comes to feeding your rabbit (or, for that fact, guinea pig, chinchilla or any rodent), it’s really important to understand a little about their physiology to be the best owners we can.   Now, rabbits are herbivores.  Well, actually – they’re what are known as a ‘folivore’, … [Read more...]