When it comes to buying products and accessories that are specific to chinchillas it can be a bit difficult. Not too long ago I talked about how the majority of "chinchilla treats" are actually not good or safe for chinchillas to eat and that healthier alternatives should be offered instead. Similarly, chinchilla owners aren't given many options to choose from when it … [Read more...] about Can Chinchillas Use Cat Litter? Is Cat Litter Safe For Chinchillas?
Our youngest cat Kalista has always had a strange obsession with our chinchilla's hay. Not a single day goes by without Kalista sneaking into my partner's office to try to snag some hay from Gary's cage. My partner and I always have to keep a very close eye on her to make sure she's not stealing any hay, and more importantly not bothering Gary. Even though we … [Read more...] about Can Cats Eat (Western) Timothy Hay? Is Hay Safe For My Cat?
There have been a few times in my life where I thought I was going to have a heart attack because of how much my chest hurt and how tight my sternum was. I remember waking up for a week straight, feeling like I needed to crack my chest open and I couldn't figure out why it was happening. I did all of the stretches they taught me how to do in college. I tried looking … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Sleep on My Chest? How to Encourage & Discourage This Behaviour
It seems like every few nights our youngest cat, Kalista, gets these bursts of energy that cause her to want to scale walls. It's as if our youngest has gotten all of the confidence to take a new rock climbing course and now she's obsessed with shuffling her little body all the way up door frames, just to slide herself back down. This behaviour first manifested last … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Try to Climb Walls? What to Do to Make Them Stop
When we took Gary into our home I didn't really know anything about chinchillas or what their temperament was really like. Thing is, due to the fact that Gary was quickly in need of a home, his temperament didn't really matter to us at the time as we decided that we would deal with things as they came along. In regular circumstances, I would recommend doing … [Read more...] about Do Chinchillas Get Along with Cats? Tips on How to Keep the Peace
Over the last month, I have had the absolute pleasure of meeting and cat sitting my friend's cat, Stevie. Although Stevie was hesitant of me in the first week, by week 2 we were already cuddling and enjoying spending time with one another. Stevie was honestly such a pleasure to take care of and while I'll be seeing him one last time today before I hand over the … [Read more...] about Stevie the Cat Cuddles For 10-Minutes (Cute Cat Video)
There's nothing worse than giving your cat a little bit of love, only to get bitten by them. I am confident in saying that not a day goes by without our cat, Kalista, biting us. For some reason, Kalista has chosen that biting is her favourite form of communication, though I will say the biting has reduced by over 10 fold over the past year of having her. Although Kalista … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats Bite and How Do I Stop It from Happening?
I'm finding it difficult to write Beau a Happy Birthday post this year. It's not because I don't care about him, or because there's nothing remarkable about him that I don't want to share, but it's the fact that I hardly even realized the year go by. Me meeting Beau was a big game-changer in my life. I was in a fairly new relationship, I was still living with my … [Read more...] about Happy 5th Birthday to our Cat Beau! A Year Round-Up
Have you ever had your cat come to beg you for more food, even though their food bowl still has food? Has your cat only eaten the center of their food and is there still a ring of food around the rim of the bowl? Well, you're not alone. I grew up in a Tupperware home, so all of my lunches were packed in Tupperware. My mom would always keep about a week of leftovers in … [Read more...] about Whisker Fatigue: What Is It? Is It Real? How Can I Help My Cat?
Cheese is by far one of my favourite things to snack on, even though sometimes it gives me an upset stomach. It's easy to cut up, it's perfect on crackers and we almost always have it in the fridge! It is easy for us as pet parents to get tempted to give our pets human foods, especially if we are having a quick snack ourselves. I know every so often when we have … [Read more...] about Can My Hamster Eat Cheese? Is Cheese Safe or Beneficial?