Cold Weather Tips – Watch Your Exotic Pet’s Appetite

In addition to plummeting temperatures, extremely cold weather can also bring along power outages. These situations can make birds and other types of exotic pets nervous; and they may end up with decreased appetite, with some not wanting to eat at all. This can be a major problem that can have a significant impact on your pet’s health and wellbeing.

When it’s very cold, your pet will need lots of extra calories to stay warm and alert. Pocket pets with their normally high metabolic rates will require additional calories to carry on physiological processes normally and stay healthy.

When it gets very cold, make sure to keep a close eye on your pet’s behavior and appetite. Offer their favorite foods frequently but in small quantities to entice them to eat. You can also try to hand-feed your pet. Some exotic pet owners also syringe-feed special formulas that are made for particular species. It’s a good idea to have these formulas on hand in case of emergencies. Visit this link for more Pet Health Tips.

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