Rodents

Pet rodents: what you need to know before adopting

Pet rodents: what you need to know before adopting

Do you want to adopt a pet rodent? At Chico, we believe that being well-prepared is essential before welcoming a small animal into your home. To ensure your new pet thrives, you should know their physical and behavioural characteristics, as well as their nutritional requirements and ideal living environment. Here’s an overview of the most

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Adopting a pet: an excellent way to fight loneliness

Adopting a pet: an excellent way to fight loneliness

In Quebec, more than 15% of all people live on their own. Given this, many individuals may find themselves alone for days at a time with no company at all. However, people need contact. When the COVID-19 pandemic started in 2020, the number of animal adoptions exploded. Unsurprisingly, new pet owners were looking to ease

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Discover the benefits of pet therapy

Discover the benefits of pet therapy

Have you ever confessed your worries or thoughts to a pet and felt better for it? Animals are great for giving comfort to people because they don’t judge and will never reveal your secrets. No wonder they’re often used therapeutically for people struggling with physical or mental health concerns. Want to learn more about pet

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How to share pet-care responsibilities with your family

How to share pet-care responsibilities with your family

Do you live with a partner, young children or teenagers? If you want to enjoy the benefits of having a pet without doing all the work yourself, it’s best to divide the work fairly between family members. Here are some tips for doing so from the team at Chico. Create a complete list of tasks

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How do you wash a hamster?

How do you wash a hamster?

Hamsters are very clean rodents. Like cats, they spend a lot of time grooming and don’t generally require baths. In fact, soapy water is harmful to hamsters as it dilutes the protective oil that coats their fur. That said, there may be times when you hamster gets downright dirty and needs some help washing. In

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What treats should I give my rodent?

What treats should I give my rodent?

Have you just adopted a rat, hamster, rabbit, mouse, gerbil, chinchilla or guinea pig? Then you’ll need to learn how to help your pet live a happy and healthy life. At Chico, we have everything you need to pamper your furry, four-legged companion, including superior-quality food and goodies. Here’s our comprehensive guide to giving your

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