Petland Kennesaw

Small Animal Care

Your Small Animal’s Required 4 Basic Needs
Petland Cicero offers valuable information on caring for your pet and choosing a pet that is right for you. Stop by one of our Petland stores and speak with one of our pet experts who will answer any questions you may have. Here you will find important information on meeting your pet’s four basic needs.

Behavioral Needs

  • Niches – provide hiding places and safety
  • Fun Ball – allows exercise outside of the cage safely
  • Exercise Wheel – allows exercise inside the cage
  • Chew Stick or Block – allows chewing and keeps teeth trimmed
  • Treat Stick – alternate food location, must work to remove food
  • Collar and Lead – provides exercise and socialization

Maintenance Needs

  • Brush – to reduce shedding, tangles and hairballs
  • Bedding – keeps cage and pet clean, reduces odors (Care Fresh)
  • Litter Deodorizer – neutralizes urine smells
  • Litter Pan or Hamster Potty – provides location to potty train
  • Book – background information and instructions for ongoing care

Environmental Needs

  • Cage – wire, glass, or plastic, provide a home big enough for the pet
  • Water Bottle & Holder – sanitary source of water
  • Ceramic Dish/Bowl – provides clean place for food, consider most small animals chew

Nutritional Needs

  • Staple Diet – provides basic nutrition
  • Assorted Treats – nutritional variety, foraging
  • Salt/Mineral Block – helps maintain hydration and provides minerals, keeps teeth trimmed
  • Vitamins – ensure balanced nutrition
  • Stress Aid – very important during environmental changes, will help prevent or treat diarrhea
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