How to Include Your Pocket Pet in the Holidays

With the holidays coming up, many of us are getting ready for this special time of year by baking, shopping, decorating, and spending time with our loved ones. It’s traditional for many families to include Fido and Fluffy in their holiday celebrations, but when it comes to pocket pets, it isn’t always as easy to bring them into the seasonal festivities. In this article from your local vet London, you’ll read about how to include your pocket pet in your seasonal fun.


It’s traditional for many families to send out Christmas cards with family photos on them. Why not include your little furball in the photo? Hamsters, Guinea pigs, gerbils, and other pocket pets look absolutely adorable in little Santa hats. You can also make little reindeer antlers for your buddy, and stage a photo of him with a small sleigh, or put him in front of a tiny Christmas tree, surrounded by little boxes.


There are lots of ways you can decorate your little pet’s cage. You wouldn’t want to hang lights, ornaments, or tinsel inside a cage, as these things can be quite dangerous for small animals, but you can hang them outside the cage, as long as your pet can’t reach them. You can also look for ceramic Christmas decorations, such as trees, and add them to the cage. Igloos are a popular choice for pocket pet houses, and fit perfectly with the season. Another cute option is to use holiday-themed ceramic mugs, and fill them with hay or herbs for larger pocket pets. Many pocket pets love to chew, and will enjoy seasonally themed or shaped wooden chew toys. Just be sure to use only items that have not been painted, treated, or stained with toxic dyes or chemicals, and are free of tinsel, glitter, and other small parts which could choke your pet.


There are lots of cute ideas for gifts you can get your pocket pet for Christmas. Toys are important for pocket pet, as they provide entertainment and stimulation, which will help keep your little furball from getting bored and unhappy. Hanging toys, chew toys, puzzle toys, and moveable toys, such as balls or boxes, are all suitable gifts. Rabbit love herbs, for instance, so you can give your pet rabbit a small pot of organic herbs. Toilet paper and paper towel rolls are great, as they provide both chewing and entertainment options.

Do you have any questions about your pocket pet’s care or behavior? Please contact us any time we can be of assistance. As your local vet clinic London, we are happy to help!

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