Tips For Bringing Small Pet Outdoors

Pocket pets, like rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and chinchillas, will benefit from spending time outdoors to get their daily dose of the great outdoors. Here are a few things to remember when bringing your pocket pet outdoors to keep your pet safe and healthy while you enjoy your bonding moments.

● Keep your pet close because the risk of predators lurking in the area may be real. Hawks or owls can easily swoop down on small pets if they are left unattended. Some experts recommend fitting pocket pets with a harness and leash. 

● Check the weather before going out. Pocket pets are extremely vulnerable to extreme temperatures. The ideal temperature to enjoy the outdoors with your pet is the range between 65-78F. Make sure your small pet has access to fresh clean water and shade. 

● Choose a secluded area away from areas with high traffic. 

● Avoid taking out your pocket pet when loud noises, such as fire sirens or loud delivery trucks, are bound to occur. Small pets can easily be spooked by loud noises. 

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