Small Animal Supplies
Small animals like guinea pigs, hamsters and rabbits can still love in a big way. In addition to being absolutely adorable, they make fine starter pets and can be a good way to introduce children to the responsibilities of pet ownership. A small animal is best for individuals and families that are looking for an interactive and cuddly pet, but that's still relatively low-maintenance compared to dogs and cats. At Walmart.com, you'll find an assortment of supplies for rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, ferrets, gerbils, chinchillas, and other small mammals.
Cages, Hutches and Bedding
Your small animal will spend most of its time in a cage or hutch, so it's important to choose one that's comfortable, safe and easy to maintain. Cages are wire-based enclosures, and hutches typically use a combination of wood and wire. Cages are a good choice if you're keeping your pet indoors, while hutches are better for outdoor use, as they provide extra protection from wind and rain. You should line the bottom of your enclosure with a soft material like cardboard, since wires can hurt some small animals' tender feet. Don't forget a bedding material like paper or wood shavings, as small animals love to burrow and make nests to sleep in.
Small Animal Food
Timothy hay is a staple for rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas and other small mammals. It's rich in long-strand fiber to promote proper digestion and weight management, and it can help grind down teeth to keep the teeth and jaw in good condition. You should supplement their diet with a vitamin-fortified blend to ensure they're getting all the nutrition they need. It's important to provide a variety of foods to mimic their natural foraging habits.