December 30, 2019

New Year’s Pet Resolutions for 2020

With 2020 just around the corner, it's the perfect time to be thinking about how you'd like to create a happier, healthier, and altogether more enriched life for you and your pets!  Here are some fun and useful tips and tricks to make the upcoming year the best one ever for you and your pets!

Include Daily Play Time

There's nothing better for your pet than supervised play time out of their habitat! Pet-proof an area of your home where your pet can play and explore with you for at least several hours every day.  The more time your pet has to explore outside the habitat, the better!

For fun and safe ideas, check out Oxbow's Games with Pets Handout!

Ensure Your Pet Receives A Balanced Diet

One of the greatest gifts that you can give your pet is the gift of a well-balanced diet. Make sure that your pet has access to plenty of fresh water, unlimited quantities of fresh hay, and the appropriate daily amount of pellets, fresh greens, and treats. Use a size-appropriate scoop to measure out pellets to avoid over or under feeding!

To learn more about your pet's nutritional requirements, visit our online"Small Pet Care" section!

Support Instinctual Behaviors With Daily Enrichment

Supporting your pet's instinctual behaviors is essential to their health and happiness.  Support instinctual behaviors such as playing, chewing, hiding, and exploring each day.  Daily enrichment offers many essential benefits, including physical activity, mental stimulation, and much more.  

For additional enrichment ideas for your pet, learn more about Five Ways to Provide Daily Enrichment for Small Animals!