November 14, 2023
Attention small furry pet owners! We have the perfect idea for a Christmas present for your pets – why not treat them to a fun new enclosure? Our team at Portland Vets have put together their top tips for either buying new or repurposing their old enclosure, and our Vet Laura Sulsh explains them below.
Download our cage cleaning tips to go alongside your pet’s new cage. Why not share them with other owners to make sure more small furry pets’ cages are clean and comfortable this Christmas?
Making the decision to buy your pet a new cage vs. recycling their current cage needs to be based on a number of different factors:
Has your pet outgrown their current enclosure? Do they need more room to exercise? Does your type of pet need hiding spots, tunnels, various levels? Can you include plenty of enrichment options in their current setup?
Does your pet’s old enclosure smell despite cleaning? Is it difficult to keep clean?
Does your pet’s current enclosure have sharp edges or loose bars? Is their outdoor home still watertight? Is the wood starting to rot? All of these are hazards to your pet.
You also need to consider your budget. New enclosures can be costly, along with the accessories that you need to go with them. Research your pet’s needs and what options are available. Our nursing team will be able to advise – why not get in touch with any questions you have, or ask us on our Facebook page: PortlandVetsEastGrinstead
If after considering the advice above, you determine that your pet’s current enclosure can be reused, then brilliant! Below are the top tips from Laura when it comes to preparing your pet’s “new” home.
Ultimately, the decision between buying a new cage and sprucing up the old one depends on your pet’s needs, your budget, and the condition of the current cage. Prioritising your pet’s safety, comfort, and wellbeing when making your choice is essential.
Get in touch with the team at Portland Vets, or you can help other owners of small furry pets by asking us questions on our Facebook page: PortlandVetsEastGrinstead
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