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Small Animal Food

Small pets, big appetite! Guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, and other pocket pets need specialized food. PetShip provides everything they need to stay healthy, shipped right to your door. Plus, never run out with autoship. We stock major brands like Higgins Premium Pet Foods, Oxbow Animal Health, and Zupreem. 

5 Types of Food For Small Pets

1. Dry Food

Dry food is the most convenient type of food for small pets. There are many different types of dry foods available, including pellets, kibbles, and various-sized morsels for diverse diets. These foods are specifically designed for each pet. For example, ferret food is designed to be easy to digest. It’s also packed with protein, including chicken and eggs. Rabbit food provides all-in-one nutrition. It’s also crunchy, which will appeal to your pet. Plus, it’s fortified with all the nutrients a rabbit could need.  

2. Timothy Hay

Many small herbivores enjoy timothy hay as part of a well-rounded diet. This grass is nutritious, plus it smells sweet and fresh. Chinchillas, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and other little pets will love this grass as part of the main meal. Make sure to provide several large handfuls of timothy hay daily. You’ll soon learn how much your pet will eat. Do they prefer different tastes or textures? There are additional hay varieties you can try. 

3. Fresh Fruits & Veggies

Fresh fruits and vegetables are a good choice for small pets if they are fed properly. Raw produce should be chopped into small pieces and carefully fed to your pet to prevent choking. It’s extremely important to wash all produce before giving it to your pet. Some pet parents prefer to shop organic. Potential fruits and vegetables your pet may enjoy are broccoli, carrots, cabbage, spinach, cucumbers, apples, peaches, pears, and melons.

4. Treats

Commercial treats are generally safe for most small pets to eat. These treats are usually made from timothy grass, oats, barley, corn, and other grain products. Many commercial treats are fortified with vitamins and minerals, making them a great reward. For pet parents who prefer fewer ingredients, there are varieties of freeze-dried fruits. We recommend giving freeze-dried strawberries a try.

5. Human Foods

Most human foods are considered a last resort for small pets, especially if they are allergic to other foods. Human foods are highly processed and may contain preservatives, additives, and chemicals that could harm your pet. For any specific concerns, please consult your veterinarian.