American Pet Products Assn. lists best small animal pet products to try this spring; list includes Tropical Carnival Original Gourmet & Natural Small Animal Foods, Tiny Friends Farm Reggie Rat & Mimi Mouse Tasty Mix and Science Selective Rat & Mouse

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STAMFORD, Connecticut , June 8, 2022 (press release) –

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) recognizes that small pets hold a big place in our hearts, from hamsters to rabbits and everything in between. APPA has compiled some of the best small animal pet products to try this spring to celebrate our tiniest of pets, including treats, bedding and more.

“According to the 2021-2022 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, an estimated 6.2 million households in the U.S. currently own a small animal,” said APPA Vice President of Marketing Diane Tiberio. “Fifty-eight percent of small animal owners note that their pets are fun to have in the household, and one-half of owners feel that their small animal offers them companionship, love, and affection. With all that our small animals do for us, it is a great time to provide them with key products that will keep them comfortable and satisfied.”

Read on for a list of innovative small animal products courtesy of APPA members:

  • Tropical Carnival Original Gourmet & Natural Small Animal Foods
    Tropical Carnival Original Gourmet Small Animal Foods are specifically formulated to meet the daily dietary needs of all your small animals. The food also provides foraging opportunities through inclusion of unique ingredients for which pets will actively search. Tropical Carnivals also offers Natural Small Animal Foods that are vitamin- and nutrient-fortified with healthy delicacies, using natural colors and flavors to stimulate foraging instincts.
    Price: $9.49-$35.49
  • Tiny Friends Farm Reggie Rat & Mimi Mouse Tasty Mix
    Reggie Rat & Mimi Mouse Tasty Mix by Tiny Friends Farm is a naturally tasty, nutritionally balanced food suitable for rats and mice of all ages. The mix promotes health and vitality, containing delicious ingredients such as maize, oats, wheat, and peas – and free from added sugars. With added linseed to keep skin and coat in the very best condition, Reggie Rat & Mimi Mouse Tasty Mix keeps pets healthy inside and out.
    Price: $9.99
  • Science Selective Rat & Mouse
    With its nutritious single-component extruded nuggets, Science Selective Rat & Mouse prevents selective feeding and promotes well-being. The food contains apple and blackcurrant, with a natural taste and no added sugars or artificial colors. Vet recommended and a great choice to help keep rats and mice in optimal health.
    Price: $17.99
  • InTune Ferret
    InTune Ferret is the only ferret food available with sustainable ingredients, made with wild-caught, sustainable Alaska pollock. The food is free of meat byproducts, artificial ingredients, grains and legumes. Formulated for your ferret’s unique nutritional needs, this food is developed using fair fishing practices and minimal environmental impact!
    Price: $26.99
  • Versele-Laga Complete All-In-One Nutrition
    Unlike most commercially available foods, Versele-Laga Complete All-In-One Nutrition is made via extrusion rather than pressed pellets. This results in better palatability and bioavailability of important nutrients for rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas. The food provides ingredients formulated for each species’ specific nutritional needs, is non-GMO and does not contain any artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
    Price: $14.29-$18.99
  • Selective Naturals Harvest Loops
    Tasty and nutritious treats for hamsters, gerbils, rats, and mice, Selective Naturals Harvest Loops combine apple, peanut, and linseed for a deliciously tempting snack. Harvest Loops support overall health in small pet omnivores with no added sugars or artificial colors. These treats are perfect as a flavorsome extra to complement the main diet for hand feeding, helping to promote interaction and bonding.
    Price: $4.99
  • carefresh Small Pet Paper Bedding
    carefresh Small Pet Paper Bedding is ultra-absorbent, pillowy soft, and designed to make your pet feel right at home. Unlike other small animal bedding, carefresh is made entirely from raw, natural fiber obtained directly from the source. Plus, carefresh is two times more absorbent than shavings, 99% dust-free, and even offers 10-day odor control.
    Price: $8.99-$23.99

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About The American Pet Products Association

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958. APPA membership includes nearly 1,000 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises. APPA’s mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. APPA is also proud to grow and support the industry through the following APPA Gives Back initiatives: Pets Add Life (PAL), the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) Pets and Vets Program, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) and Pet Care Trust and Pets in the Classroom. Visit for more information, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

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