If you live in the UK, you will be very aware we are in a heatwave!
Temperatures are soaring which means its time to crack out the short-shorts and slap on the sun lotion!
While we all enjoy the sunshine, we cant forget about our little pets!
Every kind of animal will suffer in extreme temperatures and we as owners have to take extra care of our furry friends.
Firstly make sure you move cages out of direct sunlight – you may keep the curtains all drawn back to let in the fleeting summer weather but intense sunlight will cook (not literally) little hamsters! Place pets in cool and shady places.
Next, make sure your pets water dispense is full and regularly check this. If it springs a leak or your thirsty pet empties it when your not looking, you’re going to have a dehydrated pet on your hands!
Also, make sure there is some form of moist food in with your pet! Heat and dehydration can ruin any pets appetite so its essential to make sure they have something to eat on these warm days! Pieces of apple, cucumber and even lettuce are super hydrating treats for little rodents so cut a slice off for them! Just make sure these are also in moderation as too much lettuce will give small pets diarrhoea – inparticularly dangerous in hot weather!
A super cute idea for when it gets reeeeeeeeally warm, is to put an ice-cube onto a dinner tray and watch your pet obsess! Dogs, cats and rabbits love to push ice-cubes round and this will be especially refreshing in high temperatures.
As you can see from the picture above of Dexter, he looks a little uncomfortable and tired. Where his cage was very warm and so was making him a little lethargic and prompted this post for other owners.
He soon picked up when he was in a cooler, shady spot.
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Now, get off your computer and GO ENJOY THE SUN!!!
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