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March 23, 2021

All About Chinchillas

All About Chinchillas
March 23rd is National Chinchilla Day! As any chinchilla parent will quickly point out, it’s no surprise these enamoring little herbivores have their own holiday. Intelligent, social, and oh-so-soft, chinchillas are fun, endearing companions. To ensure they live the happiest, healthiest life possible, however, it’s essential to address the species’ unique quirks and specialized needs. Keep reading to learn all about these amazing animals.... Read More

March 17, 2021

Which Small Pet is Right for You: Guinea Pigs

Which Small Pet is Right for You: Guinea Pigs
Have you ever wondered if a guinea pig may be a good pet for your household but you aren't quite sure? Here is a great summary of piggy temperament as well as how to help them thrive socially.... Read More

March 08, 2021

Natural Science Supplements: Frequently Asked Questions

Natural Science Supplements: Frequently Asked Questions
Oxbow’s Natural Science supplements were designed with the natural diet of small mammals in mind to address some of their most common health ailments. With the help of leading exotic animal veterinarians and nutritionists, these supplements were developed with herbal ingredients targeted towards mitigating these issues. Learn more about how to determine if Natural Science may be a right fit for your little one and how to feed it!... Read More

March 02, 2021

Fun Ways to Encourage Your Pet to Play with Their Food

Fun Ways to Encourage Your Pet to Play with Their Food
As children, most of us were told not to play with our food. And, while there are certainly merits in modeling proper dinnertime etiquette for our children, play at mealtime can be a highly enriching activity with multiple key benefits for our rabbits, guinea pigs, and other small pets. Let’s take a look at a few quick and easy tips for encouraging your pets to play with their food and the associated benefits of each. ... Read More

February 17, 2021

From Burrow to Bedroom: Rabbit Behaviors and Their Instinctual Origins

From Burrow to Bedroom: Rabbit Behaviors and Their Instinctual Origins
Why do rabbits want to chew everything? Why do they eat their own cecotropes? How can you tell if a bunny is happy? Oxbow is here to help you trace the origins of your pet's instinctual behaviors and how can you help your little one fulfill their needs without destroying your home.... Read More

February 15, 2021

Foods Rabbits Should Never Eat

Foods Rabbits Should Never Eat
Rabbits are eating machines! Thanks to their unique physiology, these remarkable small herbivores must consume a near-constant intake of fiber to keep their specialized digestive tracts running smoothly. Just because rabbits are herbivores, however, doesn’t mean they can eat all varieties of greens, veggies, and fruits. Their unique dietary requirements also make many “human treats” (and even some marketed for rabbits) inappropriate as they can lead to serious health concerns if consumed. ... Read More

February 11, 2021

Getting to Know Supplements: Natural Science Joint Support

Getting to Know Supplements: Natural Science Joint Support
The next supplement in our “Getting to Know Supplements” series is Natural Science Joint Support. This supplement was designed to support common skeletal issues, such as degenerative joint disease and osteoarthritis. ... Read More

February 04, 2021

Signs Your Pet Loves You

Signs Your Pet Loves You
How do you know if your pet loves you? We’ve listed several behaviors here that you can translate as signs of affection from your pets. ... Read More

January 22, 2021

Guinea Pig Sounds and Their Meanings

Guinea Pig Sounds and Their Meanings
Have you ever wondered what your guinea pig is trying to tell you? We have compiled this list of guinea pig vocalizations to help pet parents become guinea pig whisperers! ... Read More

January 20, 2021

Getting to Know Supplements: Natural Science Urinary Support

Getting to Know Supplements: Natural Science Urinary Support
How can you tell if your pet would benefit from Oxbow's Natural Science Urinary Support? What is the function of each ingredient? Dr. Cayla Iske explains the nutritional benefits of Urinary Support and its intended use.... Read More

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