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Holiday Gifts for Pocket Pets

With the holidays drawing near, many people are beginning to get caught up in the magic and bustle of the season. Baking, decorating, holiday parties, and time spent with loved ones are all traditionally part of this wonderful time of year. Another thing that is deeply rooted in the holiday tradition is shopping for presents. Many pet owners include their little furkids in their gift giving. It may be pretty easy to shop for Fido and Fluffy, but shopping for pocket pets might be a little bit more challenging. In this article from your local veterinarian Menomonee Falls, you’ll read about some great gift ideas for pocket pets.

Rabbits

It’s no secret that bunnies love to chew! Keeping your rabbit’s toy box stocked with chew toys will keep your pet healthy and happy, and help with her dental care as well. The holidays are a great time to replenish Bunny’s toys. You can make all sorts of cute toys out of repurposed toilet paper or paper towels. A little pot of home-grown organic herbs, such as thyme or rosemary, also make great gifts for your bunny. You can also give your pet wicker or straw decorations, rope toys made of old tee shirts, or toys with treats hidden inside them.

Gerbils and Hamsters

Little furballs need their exercise too, and their cages don’t often allow for much beyond running back and forth. Exercise wheels and balls are great ways for your pet to keep in shape. Exercise wheels should always be solid, as wire wheels can hurt your little pet’s feet. If you give your pet a runaround ball, make sure to keep an eye on him while he’s out and about. Some other good options for gerbils are mazes, tunnels, and good old-fashioned chew toys. Hamsters enjoy dust baths on occasion, so your pet may enjoy one for a special treat.

Guinea Pigs

Chew toys, kabobs, edible toy balls, hanging toys, and wooden or wicker ball toys are all great options for Guinea pigs. Your pet may also enjoy chew sticks. Toys with treats hidden inside them are always a hit with these little cuties. If you’re shopping on a budget, you can build your pet a little home made out of cardboard, or simply hide treats in a paper bag. Guinea pigs love tunnels and mazes. You can build your own out of cardboard boxes or PVC pipe, or use kitty tunnels.

We here at your local vet clinic Menomonee Falls want to wish all of you a wonderful holiday season. We look forward to serving all of you in the new year!

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