Small rodents like rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice and hamsters are becoming more and more popular as pets.
The four main aspects that you need to consider to ensure the best health of your pets are nutrition, hygiene, opportunities for exercise and/or play and adequate vaccination schedules.
An improper diet is the leading cause of some of the most common ailments in pet rodents. A poor diet can result in obesity, diarrhea or overgrown teeth. Provide a balanced diet that is high in fiber and limit or avoid oil-rich and high-fat foods such as nuts and sunflower seeds. Include coarse vegetable matter or fibrous roughage to encourage the natural wearing of teeth.
Though pet rodents have a natural musk to them, their smell should be slight and not unpleasant. The primary cause of strong odors is inadequate or poor cleaning routines. It is important to regularly clean and sanitize cages, not only to minimize odors, but primarily to keep your pets healthy.
Because some pet rodents, especially rats and mice, are very intelligent social animals, they can quickly become bored if not enough activity and stimulation are provided. This can result in undesirable activities such as excess chewing or gnawing, constant moving or regular attempts to escape.
We will be happy to assist you in providing the best environment and vaccination routine for your pet rodent.