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April 10, 2020

Caring for Multiple Hamsters

Caring for Multiple Hamsters
Happy World Hamster Day! It’s only fitting these delightful, curious companions get a day of world recognition. Not only are hamsters undeniably adorable, they each have unique personalities that far outweigh their diminutive stature. ... Read More

April 03, 2020

Does My Rat Need a Friend?

Does My Rat Need a Friend?
World Rat Day is April 4th! In honor of this amazing holiday, let’s deep dive into a question that we at Oxbow Animal Health receive frequently: “Does my pet rat need a friend or are they fine living by themselves?” ... Read More

March 20, 2020

Common Chinchilla Health Issues

Common Chinchilla Health Issues
Did you know that National Chinchilla Day is March 23rd? What better way to honor these unique little creatures than to discuss common chinchilla health concerns? Learning all you can about potential health issues will allow you to provide your chin with the very best care, ensuring you and your companion share as many years together as possible. Before we dive in, let’s celebrate by learning some fun facts about these incredible animals.... Read More

February 26, 2020

Why Won’t My Guinea Pig Eat Their Pellets

Why Won’t My Guinea Pig Eat Their Pellets
Whether your guinea pig is very young and has never eaten fortified food before, or if your adult guinea pig is suddenly refusing their fortified food, it’s highly important to ensure that your pet eats their daily allotment of pellets. Fortified food contains many essential vitamins and minerals not found in your guinea pig’s hay, greens, or treats, making them essential to your pet’s daily nutritional requirements. ... Read More

February 07, 2020

Rabbit Life Stages

Rabbit Life Stages
Rabbits often live much longer than most people realize. Gone are the days of the “disposable pet” mentality and the belief that a rabbit’s natural life-expectancy is only a few short years. With proper nutrition, husbandry, and medical care, most rabbits will live long, happy, healthy lives. As your pet grows and matures, each life stage comes with some specialized and tailored care. Keep reading to find out more about properly supporting each stage of your bunny’s life.... Read More

January 21, 2020

How to Litter Train Your Rabbit

How to Litter Train Your Rabbit
Many of the commonly asked questions we receive regarding rabbit care pertain to bathroom behavior. “What do I need to successfully litter train?” “How do I litter train in a rabbit in a cage?” “How long does it take?” “Is my bunny too old (or too young) to litter train?” Litter training your bunny can seem like a daunting task, but Oxbow is here to help you find the best way to move forward with your furry family member.... Read More

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