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Small pets can significantly boost with the help of wholesome, well-formulated food and treats. The Pets Club carries the very best rabbit food, hamster food, guinea pig food, gerbil food, chinchilla food, ferret food, mouse food and rat food, hedgehog food, and sugar glider food. Your small animal pet will love the added energy, healthy digestion, and delicious taste of various hays, fortified foods, and treats.
Timothy grass often referred to as a cat's tail, is used to produce a significant cornerstone of many small pets' diets, timothy hay. This excellent feed is rich in beneficial, long-strand fiber, making it a perfect addition to your small pet's food. In addition, it features a naturally abrasive texture that helps grind down teeth as your pet chews, keeping them trim and healthy. Kaytee hay can be a great dietary addition if you have a young, growing pet or one with special nutrition needs, such as a sick, pregnant, or nursing pet. Kaytee contains higher protein and calcium concentrations than timothy hay, which can be highly beneficial to pets with a need for it. For healthy, adult small pets, stick with timothy grass, as too much calcium can have detrimental effects. For the best nutrition, look for timothy hay or Kaytee hay that is all-natural, with no artificial colors, dyes, or preservatives. Timothy hay or Kayatee hay should be included in your small pet's diet but should only comprise part of the meal.
While they provide the bulk of nutrients needed, about 75%, your pet will need a small balance of specially formulated food to fulfill her nutritional needs. For the other quarter of your pet's diet, look for specialized blends of fruits, vegetables, grains, and nuts, made just for your small animal. They provide a complete diet that helps ensure proper nutrition for a healthy immune system and growth. Also, look for blends with natural, dried ingredients you can identify. This indicates that they are closer to their natural form and therefore are more likely to retain more of their original nutrients. And when it comes to treating, be sure not to go overboard. Only a few treats daily will ensure you and your little friend have valuable bonding time while avoiding throwing off your small pet's balance or adding extra weight to her frame.
Small pets eat a variety of foods. The best diet to feed will depend upon what kind of small pet you have. Small animals such as rabbits, chinchillas, and guinea pigs should eat mostly hay, along with some fresh fruits and veggies. Small pets like hamsters, gerbils, ferrets, rats, and mice often do best on a commercial, species-specific pellet diet. The Pets Club carries a range of trim pet food options for every little pet, so you should have no trouble finding exactly what you need.
The best small animal foods are rodent pellet foods and timothy hay for pets like guinea pigs, bunnies, and chinchillas. You can also find hay-based pellet diets that make feeding hay-eating pets convenient and easy. In addition, the Pets Club has a great selection of small animal pellets, hay, and small pet food mixes to make feeding your pet a healthy diet easy as it can be!
You can only use small animal food for some pets, as different pets will have other dietary requirements. Choose a food formulated specifically for your small pet type, or consult your vet for specific advice on what to feed. The Pets Club lists all our small animal food by pet type, so you should have no trouble finding the right food for your small animal's needs.