Everyone likes to be told they're doing a good job or that their efforts are appreciated. Small animal pets are no exception. Praise is a powerful reinforcer to both train and bond with your pet, and to let your pet know that it holds a special place in your heart.
Here's your chance to sing the praises of your pet. What has your rabbit, hamster, guinea pig, rat, ferret, chinchilla, gerbil, hedgehog, sugar glider, mouse or other small exotic mammal pet done that deserves a hip-hip-hooray or congratulatory scratch on the ear? Is your ferret using a litter box? Or did your rabbit overcome a serious illness? Has your rat learned an agility course or your hamster accepted a new food? Or maybe your guinea pig always gives you a cuddle when you need it? Tell us what your pet does that deserves praise. Scroll down and fill out the form to enter!
The contest runs through January 31, 2013. Your first entry earns you 250 Club Critter points (be sure you sign in to your Club Critter account before uploading your photo to earn the points). Club Critter points can be used to purchase items in the Avatar shop or redeem items from the rewards catalog.
Editors will select one winner after the contest ends. The winner of the contest receives 1,000 Club Critter points and his or her choice of a copy of the 2013 issue of Critters USA magazine, the 2012 issue of Ferrets USA magazine or the 2012 issue of Rabbits USA magazine, plus a SmallAnimalChannel noisemaker. Two runners-up will also receive a SmallAnimalChannel noisemaker.
The Three Cheers For Critters contest is open to small animal pets only (guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, etc.). If you have a dog, cat, bird, reptile, fish or horse, be sure to check out our sister sites (click on the link) for information about those species and to check for contests.