Pocket pets are small animals that can ideally fit in our pockets. Most pocket pets are rodents like mice, hamsters, rats, and guinea pigs. An example of a non-rodent pocket pet is a rabbit. They may be small and low maintenance, but they still need specialized care. The following practices will help you care for your pocket pets to keep them comfortable, healthy, and joyful:
1. Get a Secure and Comfortable Habitat
The first thing to consider before or immediately after you get a pocket pet is where it will stay. Its habitat needs to be secure in case you have predatory pets like dogs and cats. That is one of the main reasons people get cages for their pocket pets.
The habitat should be comfortable enough for the pet to move around. Moreover, if you get a pet like a chinchilla, it will need a habitat with enough height room to stand and jump. Lastly, it would help if you considered how easy it is to disinfect the habitat.
2. Get Quality Food
Your next concern is how you feed your pocket pet. It needs a balanced diet and a fresh supply of water. A healthy pocket pet's diet should include fruits and vegetables. You can also get commercial food specifically made for your pocket pets. Some pocket pets may have unique nutrition needs. For example, rabbits and chinchillas need extra plant fiber in their diet. Also, if you have a guinea pig, you need to ensure its diet has vitamin C.
3. Pick a Good Cushy Bed for Your Pocket Pet
Your pocket pet needs a bed to rest and nest within its habitat. You get soft bedding Non-toxic and ones the pet will not ingest. Furthermore, you need to clean the habitat and beddings at least twice a week. The size and type of bed you choose depends on your pocket pet.
4. Provide Means or Equipment for Exercise and Stimulation
Your pocket pet will also need some exercise and to keep busy. While we may encourage you to engage and play with your pet, you also need to furnish its habitat with some equipment. The equipment you get depends on your pet. You can include balls, wheels, and tunnels. Ensure the equipment and tools you get are non-toxic and durable.
Schedule Regular Check-Ups for Your Pocket Pet
You need to schedule regular check-ups starting immediately after you get a pocket pet. Greenfield Veterinary Clinic Offers treatment and cares for all conditions and diseases affecting all types of pets. We also offer other veterinarian services, including X-ray, ultrasound, endoscopy, laser surgery, wellness exams, and in-house lab work. Contact us now at (414)616-3258 to book veterinarian services in Greenfield.