STAMFORD, CONN. (May 13, 2022) –The American Pet Products Association(APPA) recognizes your favorite small animals, from hamsters to rabbits and everything in between, have big personalities and sometimes require specialized care. APPA has compiled some of the best pet products to keep your small animals in great shape with a round-up of food, bedding and more.
“According to the 2021-2022 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, an estimated 6.2 million households in the U.S. currently own a small animal,” said APPA Vice President of Marketing Diane Tiberio. “Fifty-eight percent of small animal owners note that their pets are fun to have in the household, and one-half of owners feel that their small animal offers them companionship, love, and affection. With all that our small animals do for us, it is a great time to provide for them with key products that will keep them comfortable and satisfied.”
Read on for a list of innovative small animal products courtesy of APPA members:
Tropical Carnival Original Gourmet Small Animal Foods are specifically formulated to meet the daily dietary needs of all your small animals. The food provides foraging opportunities through inclusion of unique ingredients for which pets will actively search. Tropical Carnivals also offers Natural Small Animal Foods that are vitamin- and nutrient-fortified with healthy delicacies to stimulate foraging instincts and benefit your pets’ overall well-being.
Reggie Rat & Mimi Mouse Tasty Mix by Tiny Friends Farm is a naturally tasty, nutritionally balanced food suitable for rats and mice of all ages. Containing delicious ingredients such as maize, oats, wheat, and peas – and free from added sugars – the mix promotes health and vitality. With added linseed to keep skin and coat in the very best condition, Reggie Rat & Mimi Mouse Tasty Mix keeps pets healthy inside and out.
With its nutritious single-component extruded nuggets, Science Selective Rat & Mouse prevents selective feeding while encouraging strength and well-being. Containing apple and blackcurrant, the rat and mouse food features a natural taste with no added sugars or artificial colors. Recommended by vets, it is a great choice to help keep rats and mice in optimal health.
Developed using sustainable ingredients, InTune Ferret is the only ferret food made with wild-caught, sustainable Alaska pollock. It is free of meat byproducts, artificial ingredients, grains, and legumes, too. Formulated for your ferret’s unique nutritional needs, the food also supports fair fishing practices with a minimal environmental impact!
Unlike most commercially available foods, Versele-Laga Complete All-In-One Nutrition is made via extrusion rather than pressed pellets, resulting in better palatability and bioavailability of important nutrients for rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas. Complete All-In-One Nutrition offers ingredients formulated for each species’ specific nutritional needs, is non-GMO and does not contain any artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
Tasty and nutritious treats for hamsters, gerbils, rats, and mice, Selective Naturals Harvest Loops combine apple, peanut, and linseed for a deliciously tempting snack. With no added sugars or artificial colors, Harvest Loops support overall health in small pet omnivores. Fed as a flavorsome extra to complement the main diet, the treats are perfect for hand feeding, helping to promote interaction and bonding.
carefresh Small Pet Paper Bedding is ultra-absorbent, pillowy soft, and designed to make your pet feel right at home. Unlike other small animal bedding, carefresh is made completely from raw, natural fiber obtained directly from the source. Plus, carefresh is two times more absorbent than shavings, 99% dust-free, and even offers 10-day odor control.
For more information, product samples, images or interview opportunities, please email APPA@fwv-us.com.