Small Animal Products

Small Animal Products: Must Have Stuff For Little Critter Lovers

Don’t you just love shopping for small animal products? It’s such fun finding just the right habitat, cage or hutch for your pet rabbits, hedgehogs, hamsters or guinea pigs. And who doesn’t love to watch their mice enjoying their running wheel as if it were a festival ride? And as for your pet turtle… aren’t those floating docks and turtle tank toppers the coolest things ever?

So, no matter what kind of small animal you call your best little bud we’ve got a selection of the “best of” products for them just below. And for a more extensive list of super pet products for them just click on the link for a HUGE list of small animal supplies.  And don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest so you never miss a great pet idea.

 

  • Food
  • Treats
  • Carriers
  • Collars, Harnesses and Leashes
  • Exercise Wheels
  • Feeding and Watering Supplies
  • Grooming Tools
  • Health Supplies
  • Houses and Habitats
  • Odor and Stain Removers

 

Small Pet Food

Let’s get this party started by talking about small animal food!  Just like with us it matters what our small friends eat.  “You are what you eat” they always say!  And it’s very, very true!  That’s why it’s important to find just the right food for your small pet, whether we’re talking hamsters, guinea pigs or chinchilla’s we want to make sure we aren’t just feeding them their version of junk food.
Since there are so many types of small pets it would be impossible for me to talk about what counts as nutritious for all of them here.  So, I’m going to list a bunch of good food below for the different types of small pets for now, but as we get more posts dedicated to pet nutrition and what’s what as far as food goes I’ll be sure to link it all up here.
We have specifically been getting asked a lot about finding a quality food for your pet rats!  Our top recommendation is oxbow regal rat food!  I was trying to find the mystical oxbow regal rat 40 lbs, since I know a lot of people like to just stock up and be done with it, but I could only find the 20 lbs bags as linked above.  Though if you ask me, 20 lbs is still going to last you a good while.
Oxbow Animal Health Healthy Handfuls Hamster and Gerbil Fortified Small Animal Feeds, 1-PoundNo matter what kind of super spiffy pet products you need, we’ve got you covered. Here we have:  Hamster and Gerbil Fortified Small Animal Feeds, 1-PoundKaytee Fiesta Max Guinea Pig Food, 4.5-PoundNo matter what kind of super spiffy pet products you need, we’ve got you covered. Here we have: Kaytee Fiesta Max Guinea Pig Food, 4.5-PoundOxbow Animal Health Chinchilla Deluxe Fortified Small Animal Feeds, 5-PoundSmall Animal Products: Oxbow Animal Health Chinchilla Deluxe Fortified Small Animal Feeds, 5-PoundOxbow Animal Health Orchard Grass Hay for Pets, 40-OunceSmall Animal Products: Oxbow Animal Health Orchard Grass Hay for Pets, 40-OunceHartz Small Animal Diet for Guinea Pigs (1 Pack), 10 lbSmall Animal Products: Hartz Small Animal Diet for Guinea Pigs (1 Pack), 10 lbSmall Pet Select 2nd Cutting Timothy Hay Pet Food, 10-PoundSmall Pet Select 2nd Cutting Timothy Hay Pet Food, 10-PoundOxbow Regal Rat Food, 3-Pound BagSmall Animal Products: Oxbow Regal Rat Food, 3-Pound BagKaytee Forti Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat 5-PoundSmall Animal Products: Kaytee Forti Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat 5-PoundTetra ReptoMin Sticks Reptile Food, 10.59-OunceSmall Animal Products: Tetra ReptoMin Sticks Reptile Food, 10.59-OunceFluker's Buffet Blend Aquatic Turtle Formula for Pets, 7.5-OunceSmall Animal Products: Fluker’s Buffet Blend Aquatic Turtle Formula for Pets, 7.5-OunceFluker Labs SFK72020 Aquatic Turtle Medley Treat Food, 1.5-OunceSmall Animal Products: Fluker Labs SFK72020 Aquatic Turtle Medley Treat Food, 1.5-OunceLarge Sun-Dried Red ShrimpSmall Animal Products: Large Sun-Dried Red Shrimp
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Small Pet Treats

Treats are the things we give our pets when we want them to feel a little extra loved or if we’re trying to encourage them to come when called (yes, it is possible to teach some of our small pets, like rabbits or chinchilla’s simple commands!).  While none of the things below should be considered a meal for your pet, they are definitely delicious and yummy treats and training tools.  I found this video by Gabe Kahsen to be very illustrative on how to train your chinchilla and I have a feeling similar practices could be used to help train other small animals!

If you’re going to be using these as training tools, please remember that positive reinforcement is even more important with small animals, especially rodents, than it is with other animals like dogs and cats (though it is still important with them too) because they are prey animals.  Negative reinforcement, overly fast movement and unnecessarily loud noises can cause a lot of stress for your pet, so please keep things light, fun and reward good behavior and ignore or gently redirect the behavior you don’t want.
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Small Pet Carriers

Pet carriers, whether for small pets or bigger pets like your cat or dog can be all important.  It doesn’t matter if you’re travelling to the vet or across the country to a new house, your little friend will be kept safe and sound in a carrier.  You’ll know exactly where they are at all times.  Other times that it can be critical to have a small pet carrier in the house is in case of an emergency!
Sure, you could sometimes (if the cage is small enough, and honestly if it’s that small it is quite likely that you have been sold a cage that is to small for your pet) carry the whole thing downstairs in case of a tornado, but wouldn’t it just be easier and safer to carefully tuck them away into a small travel carrier and take them downstairs with you?  You know EXACTLY where they are and can keep them with you.
Kaytee Come Along Carrier, Medium, Colors VarySmall Animal Products: Kaytee Come Along Carrier, Medium, Colors VaryLiving World Pet Carrier, Purple/GreySmall Animal Products: Living World Pet Carrier, Purple/GreyFavorite Top Load Portable Pet Small Animal Carrier Outdoor Short Trip Travel Vet VisitSmall Animal Products: Favorite Top Load Portable Pet Small Animal Carrier Outdoor Short Trip Travel Vet VisitPenn-Plax Carrier for Small Animals & Birds - Small- Colors may varySmall Animal Products: Penn-Plax Carrier for Small Animals & Birds – Small- Colors may varyBlooming Brights Carrier Size: Small (10.5Small Animal Products: Blooming Brights Carrier Size: Small (10.5IRIS Small Animal Carrier, PinkSmall Animal Products: IRIS Small Animal Carrier, PinkCatYou Hamster Come Along Small Animals Carrier (Pink)Small Animal Products: CatYou Hamster Come Along Small Animals Carrier (Pink)Greenery Multi-use Breathable Mesh Cover Durable Nylon Pet Puppy Dog Cat Small Animals Outdoor Travel Carrier Backpack Front Chest Bag Shoulder Handbag, PurpleSmall Animal Products: Greenery Multi-use Breathable Mesh Cover Durable Nylon Pet Puppy Dog Cat Small Animals Outdoor Travel Carrier Backpack Front Chest Bag Shoulder Handbag, PurpleAlfie Pet by Petoga Couture - Ricki Travel Carrier Vacation House for Small Animals (Living Habitat for Dwarf Hamster and Mouse) - Color: Blue, Size: SmallSmall Animal Products: Alfie Pet by Petoga Couture – Ricki Travel Carrier Vacation House for Small Animals (Living Habitat for Dwarf Hamster and Mouse) – Color: Blue, Size: Small
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Small Pet Collars, Harnesses and Leashes

Ferrets, bunnies and even rats can really benefit from some time outside in the sun and running around in the grass!  But it’s good to be safe when you are giving your little friends quality outside time.  Keep a close eye on them and keep them within reach using a leash and harness!  If you want to give them more room to roam, get a longer leash or lead for them or invest in a playpen or a small animal run that you can set up outside so that they can roam a little more freely while still staying safe!
Ware Manufacturing Nylon Walk-N-Vest Pet Harness and Leash for Small Pets, Small - Colors May VarySmall Animal Products: Ware Manufacturing Nylon Walk-N-Vest Pet Harness and Leash for Small Pets, Small – Colors May VaryAlfie Pet by Petoga Couture - Kobi Harness and Leash Set (For Small Animals like Guiena Pigs and Rabbits) - Color: Blue BlackSmall Animal Products: Alfie Pet by Petoga Couture – Kobi Harness and Leash Set (For Small Animals like Guiena Pigs and Rabbits) – Color: Blue BlackLiving World 60865 Harness/Lead Set, Small, Assorted ColorsSmall Animal Products: Living World 60865 Harness/Lead Set, Small, Assorted ColorsSuper Pet Ferret Comfort Harness and Stretchy Small Leash, Colors VarySmall Animal Products: Super Pet Ferret Comfort Harness and Stretchy Small Leash, Colors VaryRabbit Harness - BlackSmall Animal Products: Rabbit Harness – BlackTrixie Soft Harness With Lead To Fit : RabbitsSmall Animal Products: Trixie Soft Harness With Lead To Fit : RabbitsGeneric Adjustable Reptile Lizard Harness Leash Adjustable Multicolor Light Soft Fashion (Blue)Small Animal Products: Generic Adjustable Reptile Lizard Harness Leash Adjustable Multicolor Light Soft Fashion (Blue)Peter's Rabbit Walking Jacket, BlueSmall Animal Products: Peter’s Rabbit Walking Jacket, BlueMarshall Ferret Harness and Lead, PurpleSmall Animal Products: Marshall Ferret Harness and Lead, Purple
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Small Pet Exercise Wheels

Exercise wheels can be a really great way to help your small pet get out their energy at times when you can’t bring them out to play with you.  Odds are your little furry friend has a LOT of steam to run off so having a way for them to do that outside of the times when they are allowed to be out with you and supervised is very, very important.
I would go so far as to say that an exercise wheel is a must have for many small pets, such as hamsters and mice.  It’s right up there with making sure they have a big enough house, since physical and mental stimulation are so critical to any animals health and development.
A wheel we’d been hearing about for awhile was the kaytee silent spinner wheel size 4.5 in super pet exercise wheel!  I’d heard that it was really perfect for smaller … small pets, like mice.  Recently though I discovered that they have done a slight redesign and the wheel no longer works right, it does not spin easily making it almost impossible for your little friends to get a good run in.  I would recommend this wodent wheel from amazon instead, or any of the one’s below!
Kaytee Giant Comfort Exercise Wheel, 12-Inch, Colors VarySmall Animal Products: Kaytee Giant Comfort Exercise Wheel, 12-Inch, Colors VaryKaytee Run-Around Giant Exercise Wheel, 11-Inch, Colors VarySmall Animal Products: Kaytee Run-Around Giant Exercise Wheel, 11-Inch, Colors VaryWare Manufacturing Flying Saucer Exercise Wheel for Small Pets, 12-Inch - Colors may varySmall Animal Products: Ware Manufacturing Flying Saucer Exercise Wheel for Small Pets, 12-Inch – Colors may varyKaytee Silent Spinner Wheel, Giant 12-Inch, Colors VarySmall Animal Products: Kaytee Silent Spinner Wheel, Giant 12-Inch, Colors VaryKaytee Run-Around Small Exercise Wheel, 5.75-Inch, Colors VarySmall Animal Products: Kaytee Run-Around Small Exercise Wheel, 5.75-Inch, Colors VaryAlfie Pet by Petoga Couture - Tommy Running Exercise Wheel for Small Animals (Toy for Mouse, Chinchilla, Rat, Gerbil and Dwarf Hamster) - Color: PinkSmall Animal Products: Alfie Pet by Petoga Couture – Tommy Running Exercise Wheel for Small Animals (Toy for Mouse, Chinchilla, Rat, Gerbil and Dwarf Hamster) – Color: PinkCat Exercise Wheel (Blue)Small Animal Products: Cat Exercise Wheel (Blue)FATPET® Small Animal Run-About Pet Exercise Ball for Hamster and MouseSmall Animal Products: FATPET® Small Animal Run-About Pet Exercise Ball for Hamster and MousePrevue Pet Products SPV90013 Wire Mesh Hamster/Gerbil Wheel Toy for Small Animals, 8-Inch, Colors VarySmall Animal Products: Prevue Pet Products SPV90013 Wire Mesh Hamster/Gerbil Wheel Toy for Small Animals, 8-Inch, Colors Vary
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Small Pet Feeding and Watering Supplies

This is a rather simple necessity of pet life in general!  It doesn’t matter what kind of pet you have, big or small, you need a way to keep water available and a place to put the food!  Some food and water bowls are purely practical while others try to strike a balance between being useful AND pretty.  Like that little ceramic carrot dish pictured below. 
Lets talk a little bit about the water bottles.  They can be very useful and a handy thing to have around for your pet.  You fill it up and they have easy access to water that they can’t throw things in (such as bedding, food, ect), and they also can’t accidentally drip/dump water out.  Bowls are convenient since they are a bit easier to clean overall, even if they get dirtier more quickly and can be more easily sanitized.  ErinsAnimals actually has a really nice video on the topic that you can watch right below.


Even though they talk primarily about hamsters in the video above, I personally found that their advice really hits home for many kinds of small pets, so whether you’re here for a hamster, mouse or ferret this all of this is just something to keep in mind. And that’s that, now to the actual bowls you came here to see! I made sure to gather a smattering of everything so that you could really choose what’s right for you and your small pet.

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Small Pet Grooming Tools

As with most pets that have fur, brushing your small pets can be absolutely critical.  Just like your cat or dog, your bunny is going to shed and brushing them can really help remove excess fur and dander while also preventing matting.  In longer haired breeds, this becomes even more crucial!  Imagine an angora rabbit or a lionhead rabbit, they have a LOT of long fluffy hair that requires daily brushing to maintain.  Both for your sanity and your bunnies.
There are plenty of long haired guinea pigs (such as the Peruvian guinea pig!) as well and they require just as much attention and care!  We can’t have tangles or mats in our friends fur, that just won’t do.
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Small Pet Health Supplies

Our pets health is of vital importance, which is why having the proper supplies on hand is critical.  Whether we’re talking about vitamins or a dust bath, these are all health supplies and need to be available to your small pet.  Take guinea pigs for example!  Much like us, they are susceptible to vitamin C deficiency and can develop a disease known as scurvy!
Who knew guinea pigs were sailors, right?  But, seriously, Drs. Foster and Smith explain that like us, the guinea pig can’t create it’s own vitamin C, needing to get it from outside sources like foods and vitamin supplements to avoid becoming ill!
Oxbow Animal Health Poof Blue Cloud Dust for Chinchilla Bath, 2.5-PoundSmall Animal Products: Oxbow Animal Health Poof Blue Cloud Dust for Chinchilla Bath, 2.5-PoundThorne Research Veterinary - Bio-Cardio - Cardiovascular Support for Small Animals - 120 CapsulesSmall Animal Products: Thorne Research Veterinary – Bio-Cardio – Cardiovascular Support for Small Animals – 120 CapsulesSun Seed Company SSS20035 Quikon Daily Small Animal Orange Flavored Liquid Vitamin, 30mmNo matter what kind of super spiffy pet products you need, we’ve got you covered. Here we have: Sun Seed Company SSS20035 Quikon Daily Small Animal Orange Flavored Liquid Vitamin, 30mmThorne Research Veterinary - Small Animal Antioxidants - Antioxidant Support for Small Animals - 120 CapsulesNo matter what kind of super spiffy pet products you need, we’ve got you covered. Here we have:  Small Animal Antioxidants – Antioxidant Support for Small Animals – 120 CapsulesMarshall Ferret Lax Hairball and Obstruction Remedy for Ferrets, 3-OunceSmall Animal Products: Marshall Ferret Lax Hairball and Obstruction Remedy for Ferrets, 3-OunceOASIS # 80061 Guinea Pig Vita Drop, 2-OunceSmall Animal Products: OASIS # 80061 Guinea Pig Vita Drop, 2-OunceOASIS #80254 Vita Drops-Pure C for Guinea Pig, 2-OunceSmall Animal Products: OASIS #80254 Vita Drops-Pure C for Guinea Pig, 2-OunceOASIS #80260 Vita Drops for Hamsters, 2-OunceSmall Animal Products: OASIS #80260 Vita Drops for Hamsters, 2-OunceOASIS #80062 Rabbit Vita Drops, 2-OunceSmall Animal Products: OASIS #80062 Rabbit Vita Drops, 2-Ounce
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Small Pet Houses and Habitats

We all know that the habitat we put our pets in matters.  It has to be big enough to suit their needs when they can’t be out running around with you or safe in an entire room of their own (that you have adjusted to be suitable to their individual needs).  Often cages and hutches are sold to new owners that are entirely to small for their new pet.
It was a real debate for us here at Spiffy Pet whether we wanted to include cages like the super pet my first home extra large (we’ve gotten questions about it in the past!).  Because, while it is technically a more roomy abode than some others you’ll find off the shelf at a pet store, it still isn’t really big enough for anyone to truly LIVE in.  So, while I have decided to link this one, it’s only with the caveat that you all know not to use it as anything other than a bedroom for your small pets!
If you’re wondering what I mean by “bedroom only” we have a page dedicated to rabbit hutch ideas and you can see how people have set up rooms to be one bit play area for their animals.  This can work for more then just your rabbit too, you could totally set up stuff like that for your guinea pig, ect too!
Just because you have a small pet coming home with you doesn’t mean that the amount of space that they need is small.  Quite the opposite, really!  Any small pet you get, whether it’s a hamster, a rabbit, turtle or ferret, you’ve got to have enough space to keep them and a home that can handle them.  And especially for a pet like a bunny, keeping in mind that their hutches or cages are where they sleep, not where they live full time.  No hutch is going to be a suitable round-the-clock home, so be prepared to get one and know that you’ll be setting up a play area for them too or bunny/ferret/chinchilla proofing your house.
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Small Pet Odor and Stain Removers

Okay, so, as much as we all love our little critters…  Sometimes they can be a little stinky.  While there is no way you are ever going to get rid of the ferret or rat smell and if you can’t handle that, you really should probably look into a different kind of pet, you can definitely mitigate it and remove any stain that your little friends happen to leave behind in their household travels.
Professional Strength Stain & Odor Eliminator - Enzyme-Powered Pet Odor & Stain Remover for Dogs and Cat Urine - Spot Carpet Cleaner - Small Animal Odor Remover (32 oz)Small Animal Products: Professional Strength Stain & Odor Eliminator – Enzyme-Powered Pet Odor & Stain Remover for Dogs and Cat Urine – Spot Carpet Cleaner – Small Animal Odor Remover (32 oz)Nature's Miracle Stain & Odor Remover, Lavender Scent, 32-Ounce Spray (5385)Small Animal Products: Nature’s Miracle Stain & Odor Remover, Lavender Scent, 32-Ounce Spray (5385)Pet Stain & Odor Remover Spray By Pet Diesel - Best Organic Enzyme Cleaner For Pet Odor Elimination & Dog, Cat Urine Stain Removal - Ideal For Wide Area Stains - w/ Lavender Oil & Tea Tree Oil - 4 ozSmall Animal Products: Pet Stain & Odor Remover Spray By Pet Diesel – Best Organic Enzyme Cleaner For Pet Odor Elimination & Dog, Cat Urine Stain Removal – Ideal For Wide Area Stains – w/ Lavender Oil & Tea Tree Oil – 4 ozMarshall Pet Products SMR30704 Earth's Balance Small Animal 180 XT Stain Odor and Pheromone Remover, 1-GallonSmall Animal Products: Marshall Pet Products SMR30704 Earth’s Balance Small Animal 180 XT Stain Odor and Pheromone Remover, 1-GallonNature's Miracle Advanced Stain & Odor Remover, 24-Ounce SpraySmall Animal Products: Nature’s Miracle Advanced Stain & Odor Remover, 24-Ounce SprayNature's Miracle Stain & Odor Remover, Orange Oxy, Gallon (5162)Small Animal Products: Nature’s Miracle Stain & Odor Remover, Orange Oxy, Gallon (5162)
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And that concludes our long list of small pet products!  It’s pretty extensive as we tried to include all the the basics and let you guys know what we thought was important when it comes to keeping a small pet of any type.  It’s not as simple as some people would have you believe, we know.  With all that said, if you couldn’t find exactly what you were looking for here, we have other pages dedicated to specific topics, so I encourage you to surf around a bit or click one some of the links above to our other pages!  I hope you found all this helpful and that ya’ll have a wonderful day.  Give your furbabies a pat for us here at Spiffy Pet.

 

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