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August 05, 2021

Top 10 Toys and Accessories for Chinchillas!

Top 10 Toys and Accessories for Chinchillas!
Chinchillas are not only fluffy and adorable, but they are also intelligent animals that need physical and mental stimulation throughout their day. Chinchillas have four instinctual behaviors that need to be met to help keep them healthy, happy, and active. Here are 10 toys and accessories to help meet your chinchilla’s instinctual needs!... Read More

August 02, 2021

How to Make Sense of Pet Food Packaging

How to Make Sense of Pet Food Packaging
The amount of required information listed on a pet food label, coupled with the claims companies use to catch your attention, can make pet food packaging a source of frustration and confusion for even the most knowledgeable of pet parents. To help demystify these labels, we’ve put together a list of key elements to look for when shopping the small animal pet food aisle. ... Read More

July 19, 2021

Have You Heard? We’ve Made Some Exciting Changes to Garden Select Hamster & Gerbil!

Have You Heard? We’ve Made Some Exciting Changes to Garden Select Hamster & Gerbil!
Choosing the right daily nutrition for your hamster or gerbil is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make as a pet parent. This important decision helps establish the foundation for your pet’s health and wellbeing. That’s why it’s so important to find a food you can trust to provide what’s best for your furry friend. ... Read More

July 19, 2021

How to Support Foraging in Healthy Ways

How to Support Foraging in Healthy Ways
How can you can successfully support your pets’ foraging instincts in a variety of healthy, interactive ways that offer the added benefit of helping to build the bond with your pets? Oxbow's here to help!... Read More

July 19, 2021

Top 10 Toys and Accessories for Rats and Mice

Top 10 Toys and Accessories for Rats and Mice
As any rat parent knows, these adorable animals are highly intelligent and require toys and accessories that will stimulate and challenge them throughout the day! Rats also have behavioral instincts that need to be met regularly to discourage destructive behaviors caused by boredom such as bar biting. What are these instinctual behaviors and what toys can help them best meet their needs? ... Read More

July 15, 2021

Why Is My Pet A Picky Eater?

Why Is My Pet A Picky Eater?
We all want our beloved pets to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet every day. And, knowing how important it is for small pets to regularly eat hay and a wholesome daily diet, it can be worrisome to us when our little loved ones turn their noses up at their daily nutrition. To understand how to prevent picky eating behaviors with your pet, it’s important to first understand why animals like rabbits and guinea pigs practice picky eating (also known as “selective feeding”) in the first place. With the understanding of why small herbivores are oftentimes wired to practice picky eating habits, it becomes easy to develop some practical tips to help your picky pet develop a less finicky palate.... Read More

June 22, 2021

Why Does My Pet Hide from Me?

Why Does My Pet Hide from Me?
Given the abundant joy that the simple presence of our pets brings us each day, it can come as a surprise to new pet parents the first time their furry friend retreats to their habitat to hide away. No one loves rejection, and it can be especially disappointing when the perceived rejection comes at the paws of our favorite furry friends. The good news is that your pet’s decision to retreat for the comforts of a dark, quiet place in many cases has less to do with you than their engrained instincts as a prey species. ... Read More

June 16, 2021

How to Make Your Own DIY Pet-Safe Dyes

How to Make Your Own DIY Pet-Safe Dyes
Learn how to make homemade, safe-to-chew dyes from fresh produce!... Read More

June 14, 2021

Top 10 Toys and Accessories for Guinea Pigs

Top 10 Toys and Accessories for Guinea Pigs
An enriched guinea pig is a happy guinea pig! Keeping boredom at bay can be easy and affordable with a fun rotation of toys and accessories. Check out our top 10 toys and accessories to help meet your guinea pig’s needs!... Read More

June 03, 2021

Getting to Know Supplements: Natural Science Skin and Coat

Getting to Know Supplements: Natural Science Skin and Coat
Natural Science Skin & Coat was formulated to help reduce inflammation and irritation of the skin and to aid in maintaining healthy haircoats in small mammals. While it may seem that healthy skin and coat are not atop the list of things to be concerned about, it is important to remember that the skin is one of the most important organs in the body and serves a variety of essential functions. Therefore, preventing and minimizing inflammation and irritation of the skin is important as it can mitigate larger health issues in addition to avoiding discomfort for your little one. ... Read More

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