Posted on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
Whether you have a rabbit, guinea pig, or gerbil, there are some essential features for your small pet’s home.
There’s a lot more to a pet’s home than just choosing the right cage. Pets need a variety of accessories to keep them healthy and comfortable in their new surroundings- and the right location is key.
For rabbits, guinea pigs, and gerbils, the location of the cage is very important for both the health of the pet and for your interaction with it.
Inside or outside: Rabbits can live both inside and outside, but it is recommended that you keep your rabbit inside. Extreme weather changes, insects, and stalking predators are all harmful to outdoor rabbits. Indoor rabbits tend to live much longer on average than outdoor rabbits. Both guinea pigs and gerbils should be kept inside.
Where in the house: You should keep your small pet’s cage somewhere in the house where he will be able to interact with your family. You should not put your pet in the busiest parts of the house though. While these pets like attention, they also like peace and quiet. Also, you should not keep your small pet in a bedroom, because that could lead to allergies in family members.
Climate: Make sure you keep your small pet away from drafts and direct sunlight, in a location where the temperature will remain steady between sixty-five and seventy-five degrees Fahrenheit.
To truly make your pet’s cage a home, safe and fun, you’ll need to make sure it has certain accessories.
What does your small animal most like about their home?