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I’m Steph, a lover of all small pets. I’ve looked after everything from gerbils to guinea pigs, rabbits to hamsters, and fish to dogs of all shapes and sizes. Now I’m here to help other pet owners find the information they need.

Steph Dyson, founder of Small Pet Guides with a dog

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The 8 Best Daily Veggies For Guinea Pigs: A Complete Healthy Diet Guide

Like humans, guinea pigs need a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals daily to maintain good health. Cavies are herbivores, so their diet should consist entirely of plant-based foods, but that can get boring if they’re always eating the same things.  Serving fresh veggies daily is a great way to maintain your guinea pig’s diet. …

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How Long Do Flemish Rabbits Live? The Scoop on This Giant’s Lifespan

The Flemish Giant rabbit is one enormous bun, as their name suggests. They stand 2.5 feet (76.2 cm) tall and, at maximum weight, can be 12 – 20 pounds (5.4 – 9 kg), making them officially the largest rabbit breed in the rabbit world. In comparison to tiny and medium-sized dogs, they are about the …

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The 5 Best Cages for Guinea Pigs: Top Homes for Your Cavy

Before having your first guinea pig, there are some care instructions to learn. Firstly, when it comes to the best guinea pig cages, the rule is straightforward: the bigger, the better. The necessity for proper cage size is at the top of the list of essentials that piggy parents have become much more aware of as …

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Can Rabbits Eat Dog Food? Vet-Approved Diet Guidance

As a pet owner, thinking of new ways to spice up your bunny’s diet is fun. It makes sense that you would want to give them a tasty treat you think they’d enjoy. So, you see your bunny sniffing around your pup’s bowl filled with kibble. But can you feed your rabbit dog food? The …

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Can You Overfeed a Rabbit? 7 Key Mistakes to Avoid

Adopting a new furry friend can be nerve-wracking and sometimes overwhelming for most rabbit owners. You start to wonder about many things. How do you keep a rabbit safe and healthy?  While you’ll learn a lot about your pet through trial and error, remember that all rabbit breeds aren’t the same. Some may have different …

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The 10 Best Rabbit Breeds For Kids (Vet-Approved Guide)

Rabbits are one of the cutest and most fun-loving pets you can have. So, it’s no surprise you are considering getting one to share with your family and kids. The real question is, what is the best rabbit for kids? The honest answer is that there isn’t one ‘best rabbit.’ Each rabbit has its own …

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