Life with Pets

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

May 27, 2021

Male vs. Female Guinea Pigs

Male vs. Female Guinea Pigs
If you’re thinking of bringing guinea pigs into your home for the first time, one of the questions you may ask is whether to choose male or female guinea pigs. The short answer? It depends! (And, there isn’t necessarily a right or wrong answer either way.) In this article, we’ll compare some of the differences between male and female guinea pigs and highlight some scenarios where one sex or the other may be a better fit for your family. ... Read More

March 26, 2021

Breaking Down Bunny Bonding: 6 Tips and Tricks

Breaking Down Bunny Bonding: 6 Tips and Tricks
Bonding bunnies can seem like a Herculean task, but with patience, understanding, and the proper guidance it can be a great experience for both pets and pet parents alike. The House Rabbit Society’s Executive Director, Dr. Anne Martin, joins veterinarian and Oxbow’s Vice President of Technical Services, Dr. Micah Kohles, to tackle interested bunny parents’ most pressing bonding rabbit bonding questions.... 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

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

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