When considering bringing home a new pet, the knowledgeable experts at B.T.J.’s Jungle of West Islip, New York – your one-stop pet shop – are available to answer all of your questions and help you choose the perfect new friend for your family.
In terms of small animals, B.T.J.’s selection is second to none. Among the featured animals at are rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, ferrets, chinchillas, hedgehogs and degus. We also carry all of the food and supplies necessary to offer your new tiny pet the best care possible.
Facts about Guinea Pigs and Bunnies
Pets such as guinea pigs and bunnies are commonly chosen as starter pets for young children. They are large and soft enough for older kids to hold in their laps and are known for their sweet temperament.
Guinea pigs make playful noises, and will even jump into the air when they’re happy – most commonly known as “popcorning.” Rabbits are soft, come in a variety of colors, and can be trained to use a litter box or walk on a leash.
Both pets thrive on pellets, fresh fruits and vegetables, and hay. Guinea pigs require Vitamin C supplements in addition to their usual diet.
Facts about Ferrets and Chinchillas
Perhaps you and your family are seeking a more unique pet, one that will not only fit in with your family and lifestyle, but also stand out in a wide variety of pets. Some alternative or more exotic animals that make great pets are ferrets and chinchillas.
Ferrets belong to the weasel family, and are known to be silly, active and have unique personalities. They require a great deal of space and are social. In addition, they’re intelligent enough to train.
Chinchillas are known for their luxurious soft fur, and are incredibly clean animals. They make excellent pets for families that suffer from allergies.
Other Types of Small Animals
Other choices for great pets include hamsters, gerbils, rats and mice. They are very active, interesting to watch, and generally require less space within a habitat.
B.T.J.’s Jungle offers a multitude of breeds, colors and sizes from which to choose. All of our small animals are taken care of from birth in our store, or purchased from reputable local breeders in the Long Island area. They are also up to date on shots and other key health measures.
To keep them active and happy, we offer the name-brand items that you trust, and are proud to offer products from such pet companies as Purina, Nutrena, Living World, Brown’s, Kaytee, Harvest Pride, Marshall, 8 in 1 and Sunseed.
Visit B.T.J.’s Jungle located at 144 Sunrise Highway in West Islip. Or call our friendly, knowledgeable staff with questions today at 631-587-8191. You could also contact us here on our website by filling out our easy online form to learn more about our selection of small pet animals.