Species

January 16, 2020

Can I Compost My Guinea Pig’s Poop?

Can I Compost My Guinea Pig’s Poop?
When pet parents clean their rabbit’s, guinea pig’s, or chinchilla’s habitat every week, the pet’s feces and uneaten hay are commonly thrown in the garbage. However, more and more pet parents are learning that composting their companion herbivore’s feces can yield amazing compost! This blog post will cover the basics of how to compost your pet herbivore’s waste.... Read More

November 20, 2019

Guinea Pig Life Stages

Guinea Pig Life Stages
How old your guinea pig will need to be in order to be considered a senior? At what age should your guinea pig start eating adult guinea pig food? When should your guinea pig start and stop eating alfalfa hay? If you've ever asked these questions, we're here to help!... Read More

September 13, 2019

What Should I Feed My Pet Rat?

What Should I Feed My Pet Rat?
What should you feed your pet rat? How can you support your rat's omnivorous diet? Learn more about what vegetables, greens, grains, proteins, fruits, and fats are appropriate to feed your rat.... Read More

August 20, 2019

Dust Til Dawn: Chinchillas and Their Dust Baths

Dust Til Dawn: Chinchillas and Their Dust Baths
Chinchillas are one of the most intriguing (not to mention adorable) exotic companion mammals we have ever brought into our homes. With thick, ultra-plush fur, a squirrel-like tail, and big, soulful eyes, it’s nearly impossible to not become completely enamored with these docile little creatures. Adding a chinchilla (or better yet, two) to your furry family is certain to bring years of entertaining companionship, but there are a few unique facets to their care necessary to keep them healthy. One of the most commonly misunderstood aspects of chinchilla pet parenthood is a chinchilla’s need for regular access to dust baths.... Read More

August 13, 2019

Healthy Treats and Foods for Hamsters and Gerbils

Healthy Treats and Foods for Hamsters and Gerbils
Hamsters and gerbils are fun and entertaining companions, but they come with unique nutritional requirements. What are some healthy and delicious foods and treats that you can offer your pet hamster or gerbil?... Read More

June 19, 2019

How to Clean a Guinea Pig Cage

How to Clean a Guinea Pig Cage
Maintaining a clean living space is vital to your guinea pig’s health. A sanitary habitat helps prevent respiratory illnesses that could result in expensive veterinary bills and possibly even a shorter lifespan for your pet. Read on to learn about some of the best guinea pig cage cleaning practices Oxbow recommends.... Read More

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