Understanding Pet Supplies
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Understanding Pet Supplies

After I became a pet owner, I could tell that I needed to work a little harder to create a comfortable environment for my little one. I started going through and looking for a great business that could help out, and I realized that the place down the street had most of the products I needed. They were easy to work with, simple to reach and incredible fun to work with. They also had an amazing product inventory that helped me to create the kind of home my pet deserved. This website is all about understanding pet supplies and getting the right items for your home.


Understanding Pet Supplies

Four Accessories To Make Your Guinea Pig's Life Better

Rhonda Owens

Guinea pigs are sometimes mistaken for easy, low-maintenance pets because they live in cages. But in fact, they are highly social and sensitive animals, and they require a lot of care and attention to remain healthy and happy. In addition to the basics, like a cage and good-quality guinea pig food, there are a few other things you'll want to buy at your local pet store in order to improve your guinea pig's quality of life, such as:

A Water Bottle

Guinea pigs can drink out of bowls, but they do tend to spill bowls of water in their cages. Then, all of the bedding gets wet -- and then the guinea pig gets wet. A wet guinea pig can easily become ill, so you want to do all you can to keep your pet dry. That includes buying a water bottle, which will give your piggy a way to drink without making a wet mess.

A Hiding Place

Guinea pigs can be shy. Loud noises, unfamiliar people, and other pets can scare them, and they will want to have a place to hide. So, buy your guinea pig a little hut or igloo you can keep in their cage as a hiding space. Look for one made from hard plastic so you don't have to worry about your guinea pig chewing it.

A Chew Stick

Guinea pigs' teeth erupt continually. If your guinea pig does not have something hard to chew on, his or her teeth will grow too long and may lead to pain and abscesses. You can find wooden chew sticks at most pet stores. Put one into your guinea pig's cage, and he will use it as needed to keep his teeth worn down. The chew stick will help keep him from chewing on other things, like his water bottle, too.

A Play Pen

Your guinea pig deserves some time outside of his cage to run and play. If you buy a plastic playpen, you can set it up in your living room or bedroom to keep your pet somewhat contained during his playtime. Some playpens open up to as large as 10 x 10 feet, and the sides are flexible so you can mold them to your space. 

In addition to the items above, one of the best things you can buy for your guinea pig is a buddy! They love having a friend and do best in pairs. Look for a guinea pig of the same sex so they do not reproduce. Contact a company like Mid Cape Pet and Seed Supply, Inc. for more information and assistance.