in Every Way
Feed Complete Nutrition in Every Bite
We all love variety in our diets, so it’s natural to want to offer the same excitement to our pets. But there’s no place for muesli mixes and selective feeding when it comes to daily, balanced nutrition for small omnivores. Popular foraging blends encourage unhealthy eating behaviors that can lead to imbalanced nutrition in animals like hamsters, gerbils, rats, and mice.
Optimal omnivore wellness starts with balanced meals chock full of essential vitamins and minerals in every bite that will keep your little loved one’s body healthy and strong. That doesn’t mean nutritional variety isn’t important for your omnivore – it is! We just believe it should be fresh, healthy, and offered the right way.
Enrichment products and activities have the power to turn small pets’ habitats into exciting and intriguing worlds by supporting their natural instincts to explore, play, chew, and hide every day.
In the wild, small animals are instinctively motivated to interact with their surroundings in unique ways every day. When we move pets from the wild to the comforts of home, their instincts for this environmental interaction remain. By meeting these needs, you are supporting your small pet in two important ways:
- Providing daily support for instinctual behaviors is not only fun for your pet, but very important for their mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.
- Directing instinctual behaviors in positive ways can help prevent nervous, destructive, and boredom-based behaviors.
Focus on Foraging Done Right
When an animal has to search his environment for food it’s called foraging and this behavior is a primary instinct for many small pets, including omnivores. Oxbow aims to help pet parents support their small pets’ foraging instincts in meaningful ways that provide a variety of tastes and textures and enhance the health and happiness of their pet. And there are many ways to create foraging opportunities for your pet that are healthy and fun.
Interestingly, the use of muesli and foraging food mixes are not the best option because they increase the opportunity for unhealthy selective eating behaviors. Instead, it’s best to use healthy treats and fresh foods to hide throughout their habitat and fun enrichment products that help them explore and engage with their environment.