Small animals can get hot extremely quickly
Rabbits really suffer in the hot weather, many are still moulting their thick winter coats! We provide them with animal safe Ice Pods that have been in the freezer. Some animals love them while others aren’t so keen. You can buy these online but an easy trick to try at home is to freeze a bottle of water and wrap a tea towel around it. That way your rabbits can sit near it and cool off.
Smaller rodents like chinchillas, degus and rats are given cold ceramic tiles in their cages and tanks. Elliot, one of our chinchillas pictured below likes to put his paws on it.
The ducks and geese are getting regular showers with hoses to cool down, which they are thoroughly enjoying!