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Small animals make delightful pets, but finding a species-appropriate home is vital to their health and happiness. Small animal habitats come in all shapes and sizes to suit varying needs. Before you buy a habitat based on size alone, take a moment to consider your pet’s lifestyle needs. While animals like rabbits and guinea pigs are happy to keep their paws firmly planted on the ground, chinchillas, rats, and ferrets require vertical space to climb or jump. Bar spacing is another important consideration, especially in the case of smaller animals like hamsters, which can easily squeeze through bars wider than ½”. Choosing a habitat with solid flooring is also a good idea as wire floors can be rough on tiny paws. Remember, even the smallest animals need enough space to run and play, so be sure to check species-specific size recommendations before you buy.

 

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