Environment & Enrichment

April 13, 2021

How to Make Your Rat Happy with a Clean and Enriching Environment

How to Make Your Rat Happy with a Clean and Enriching Environment
Keeping your rat physically fit and mentally sharp is easier than ever! Check out our tips and trick to keep your rat healthy and happy with a clean and enriching environment. ... Read More

April 09, 2021

Ready to Enrich Your Pet’s Life Even More? Check Out Our Latest Enrichment Innovations!

Ready to Enrich Your Pet’s Life Even More? Check Out Our Latest Enrichment Innovations!
Daily enrichment is essential to your small pet’s health and happiness. That’s because your pet is instinctively wired to interact with their surroundings in unique ways each day. At Oxbow, we believe that supporting your little loved one’s instincts to explore, play, chew, and hide should be a fun and interactive experience for you both. That’s why we’re so excited to reveal our latest enrichment innovations! ... Read More

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 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

January 14, 2021

Five Fascinating Rabbit Questions Answered

Five Fascinating Rabbit Questions Answered
Our beloved rabbits can sometimes feel like quite a mystery. Their behavioral patterns, nutritional needs, and care concerns can baffle even the most experienced of pet parents. Join small animal expert and veterinarian, Dr. Micah Kohles, as he tackles some of the most fascinating bunny-based questions received during Ask a Vet Live. In this article, we’re going to cover: How to handle selective eating when it comes to hay varieties, how to trim your bunny’s nails when they hate to be held, how to bond a male and female pair, how to travel in the car with your rabbit, and how safe candles, wax melts, and other artificial scents are for rabbits.... Read More

January 04, 2021

Five Ways to Make Feeding Hay More Fun

Five Ways to Make Feeding Hay More Fun
Pet parents of small herbivores such as rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas spend a lot of time thinking about hay, and with good reason. This amazing, fiber-packed forage is the cornerstone of every small herbivore’s diet and should be available 24/7. Hay is essential to the daily health of your pet and offering it can be as easy as making sure a big pile of fresh hay is in your little loved one’s habitat at all times. However, the fun news is that feeding hay can be fun and enriching for both pet and pet parent. Here are five of our favorite ways to add fun to hay feeding time. ... Read More

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