Made in the heart of Suffolk, using locally sourced natural ingredients wherever possible, our tasty foods for small pets are oh so delicious and specially formulated to meet your small pet’s nutritional needs. And don’t forget, there’s tasty treats and soft, absorbent bedding too!
Small animals need clean fresh bedding that is absorbent and hygienic. This helps them to be safe and warm on colder winter days and hygienic in hot summers. Check out our phenomenal bedding and hygiene range to help keep your small pet healthy and clean.
While rabbits do eat carrots and enjoy them, it is best to avoid giving too much. This is because carrots contain higher sugar levels than other vegetables and this can be detrimental to dental health. Sugary foods can also upset a rabbit’s digestive system, causing loose motions that become stuck around the back end. If this happens then the rabbit may also become prone to fly strike, which can be a serious condition requiring urgent veterinary care. One benefit of carrots is that they offer opportunities to chew and this is an essential activity for rabbits because of their constantly growing teeth. Hay is a better substrate for chewing as it provides long fibre and promotes digestive health. Fruit tree branches are also ideal for chewing and preferable to giving carrots.
Depending on the risks outdoors, it is sometimes preferable for rabbits to be kept indoors in some areas. Potential risks include extremes of weather – either too hot, too cold or too wet, the threat from predators and disease risk. Regardless of where a rabbit is housed, their basic welfare needs must be met. This includes giving them enough space to exercise and express natural behaviours such as burrowing and foraging. Indoors this can be achieved by providing a substrate to dig and toys to play with. There should be places to hide and rest and food can be placed in different locations to be foraged. Many people feel that keeping their pet indoors allows them closer proximity to their pet, helps them form a closer bond and enables them to provide higher standards of care as a result.
Chinchillas love a sand bath, and it is important for them to be able to express this natural behaviour. It’s also essential for keeping their skin and fur healthy. Chins have super soft coats; thanks to the fact they have 80 hairs per follicle. Always use a fine, specialist chinchilla bathing sand and replace this weekly. Normal sand or sawdust are not safe alternatives, as they can cause damage to your pet’s eyes.
Our Tiny Friends Farm range is loved by pets and pet parents too. Make sure you are stocking our most popular small pet food and treats to meet the needs of small pet owners shopping in your store.