Small Animal Treats and Their Uses - Pisces Pet Emporium

The selection of small animal treats on the market is extensive; not only with a plethora of flavours, but also treat size and texture. While they all serve the purpose of being great snacks for our little furry friends, the varied sizes and textures allow treats to be highly beneficial and better suited for specific applications. In this article we will cover the different applications these tasty treats can be used for.

 

Treats for Training and Bonding

Whether you’re training your pocket pet to do tricks or using positive reinforcement to help them gain confidence and comfort in your presence; the type of treat you choose is crucial. Treats that are bite sized or easily broken into small bits keep small animals focused and engaged. For the fruit loving small animal Oxbows Simple Rewards Freeze Dried Fruit Treats, Sunseed Dried Papaya Bites, and Higgins Sunburst Freeze Dried Fruits are great choices. If their favourite foods involve seeds or nuts Versele-Laga Nutties are a well paired mix to use for training. If your small animal is a new member to the family and you’re just learning what they like, Versele Laga’s Complete Crock treats offer a great texture blend and come in six different formulas for various species of small animal!

 

Treats for Enrichment

Small animal’s well-being relies heavily on enrichment. Having a variety of tastes and textures to explore beats boredom and allows your pet to feel safer. The greater majority of small animal treats fulfill the purpose of enrichment in one form or another. Even 100% edible chew toys can be considered enrichment treats! Our favourite enrichment treats for our pocket pets are Critter Ware Rice Pops, Living World Wheel Delights, PUUR Pauze Sticks, and Holistic Urban Farmer Micro Greens! Living World Green Gourmet Toppers are also a fantastic option that are ideal for enriching the texture and flavours of you furry friends pellet mix!

 

Supplemental Treats

Finally, supplemental treats support various aspects of your animal’s health, whether it’s a simple multi vitamin enriched treat, one that supports urinary health, or a treat enriched with stabilized vitamin c! Salt licks supply natural minerals and can encourage hydration. Mineral blocks supply a boost in calcium and aid in keeping teeth clean and trimmed. Supplemental treats support your small animal’s optimal health and should be frequently made available.

 

Small animal treats are the perfect companion to a well-balanced diet. We carry a large variety of treats at Pisces Pet Emporium to help meet all of your pet’s needs for training, health, enrichment, and everything in between. If you have any questions or need help finding that perfect treat for your pet give us a call or visit us in store today!

 

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