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Small Animal Diet

Choosing the right food is important to the health of your small animal. At Pet World, we carry a large selection of foods for all of your small pets. With brands including Sweet Meadow, Oxbow, Sunseed, Kaytee, and Exotic Nutrition, we’ve got all of the best foods available. When purchasing a new animal, we recommend feeding the same food they are accustomed to, as most animals may not adjust well to switching. Please speak to an employee if you need help in choosing the right kind of food for your pet. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please ask about availability and special ordering.

*Please note: Animals should have access to fresh food and water at all times.

Hay

Some small animals need a diet high in fiber and require fresh hay everyday. From small 15oz. bags to large 9lb. boxes, we offer a variety of different hays from brands including Sweet Meadow, Oxbow, and Kaytee.

Treats

Sometimes, you may like to reward your pet with a treat. From dried fruit mixes to yogurt drops to seed and nut mixes, we’ve got it all. Feel free to ask an employee for suggestions on what your pet may like.

*Please note: Treats should be given in moderation and should never take the place of food.

Supplements

Some animals may require a supplement as well as a good quality food. We carry a variety of supplements and vitamins from brands including Oxbow, Oasis, and Exotic Nutrition.

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Not only can it be beneficial to your pet’s diet, but also they may enjoy eating fruits and vegetables occasionally. When introducing new fruits or vegetables to your pet’s diet, start off slowly to avoid diarrhea. Please remove any uneaten fruits or vegetables daily.

*Please note: Not all small animals can tolerate fresh fruits and vegetables.

Fruits and vegetables to avoid:

  • Avocado
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Lima, kidney, or soy beans
  • Onions
  • Potatoes

Fruits and vegetables safe for hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, and rabbits:

  • Apple
  • Asparagus
  • Banana
  • Bell pepper
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Cherries
  • Clover
  • Cranberries
  • Dandelion greens
  • Grapefruit
  • Green beans
  • Green leaf lettuce
  • Kale
  • Mango
  • Oranges
  • Oregano
  • Papaya
  • Parsley
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Pineapple
  • Pumpkin
  • Raspberries
  • Red leaf lettuce
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Swiss chard
  • Zucchini

*Please make sure all seeds/pits have been removed

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