Housing Caging: Wire mesh cages may be used, but a solid floor must be provided to prevent foot pad injuries. Branches or climbing areas should be provided to allow for exercise and arranged in a way so as to prevent contamination of the food and water bowls with feces. Glass...
HOUSING: Cage – Minimum of a 1’ x 3’ enclosure with a secure top for each pet. Cage bottom should be solid, as screen mesh/wire can irritate the feet. Substrate – Bedding should consist of a paper pulp product (like Carefresh or Yesterday’s News), newspaper or computer paper. Wood chips/shavings...
HOUSING: Cage – Minimum size of 2×4 feet. Additional space is necessary when keeping multiple ferrets together. Many cages have several levels to provide more surface area to climb and play. Litterbox – A litter box should be provided in one corner of the cage. Use low dust litter, such...
HOUSING: Cage – Minimum of 2×3 feet for each guinea pig. Cage bottom should be solid Plexi-glass, hard plastic, or stainless steel. Wire mesh bottoms should NEVER be used for guinea pigs due to the risk of feet becoming trapped and subsequent injury. Cages can be purchased online or in...
HOUSING:   Cage – The cage should have a footprint of at least 2 x 3 feet. A plastic bottom cage with narrow wire sides or a 20-30+ gallon aquarium may be used. A hiding place should be provided; large diameter PVC pipe, wooden/cardboard boxes, or commercially available hiding huts...
General Information:  Sugar Gliders are small marsupials native to Australia, Indonesia, and New Guinea.  The female glider, along with other marsupials, carry their babies, called joeys, in a pouch on the abdomen.  Female gliders are pregnant for a total of 16 days before giving birth.  Joeys are weaned at about...
HOUSING: Cage – Minimum of 2×3 feet for small breeds and 3×4 feet for large breeds. Cage bottom should be SOLID plexi-glass, hard plastic, or stainless steel. If the cage has a wire mesh bottom, cover half with a solid surface to prevent pressure sores on the feet. Some people...
INTRODUCTION: Rats are highly social and intelligent animals that can make excellent pets. Lifespan averages 2-3 years, although this may be shortened by severe respiratory infections and/or mammary tumors.   HOUSING: Cage – Minimum of a 1’ x 3’ enclosure with a secure top for each pet. Cage bottom should...
INTRODUCTION: Rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas have incisors and cheek teeth (premolars and molars) to assist in the task of apprehending and chewing food. The teeth are open-rooted, which means they grow continuously throughout the animal’s life. When the teeth are aligned properly, eating fibrous foods (i.e. timothy/orchard grass hay)...
Parrots are extremely intelligent and social animals. Appropriate games/activities can provide mental stimulation and promote a flock mentality within the household. This helps keep your parrot happy and healthy, and discourages pair bonding and associated health and behavioral problems. Please note that we recommend your bird be supervised at all...