Tropic Waters Pet Center
& Bark Avenue Salon
More than just fish!
Call us: 715-832-0174
3015 E. Hamilton Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Monday 10:00 - 7:00
Tues-Thurs 10:00 - 6:00
Friday 10:00 - 7:00
Sat 10:00 - 5:00
Sun 11:00 - 4:00
Your Locally Owned
We support our local community by purchasing locally raised small animals when possible. If you are looking for a good first time pet come check out our bunnies, guinea pigs, rats, mice, and hamsters. We carry all the supplies to ensure your furry friend is kept healthy and happy. We also provide small animal nail trims by appointment. The animals pictured do not reflect our current stock on hand, but are representative of what we normally carry. Please stop in to check out our current availability of animals.
Larger than hamsters, but smaller than rabbits, guinea pigs can weigh a couple of pounds and generally live for four to six years. Guinea pigs come in a variety of coat types and colors. These docile members of the rodent family rarely bite and are known for "talking" when their favorite people enter the room. Guinea pigs are excellent companions and make great pets for children of all ages.
Rabbits are extremely intelligent, they can be trained to use a litter box,to come when called, and enjoy playing with toys! We specialize in dwarf varieties such as Holland lops, Netherland dwarfs, Polish dwarfs, mini rex, and lionheads. These varities stay small but can still reach 4-6 pounds and can live up to 10 years. Rabbits are best for older considerate children.
Hamsters are nocturnal and tend to be a bit crabby when woken during the day. Young children should not be allowed to handle these fragile animals alone. Hamsters live on average 3-4 years and prefer to live solo. To ensure the best health of our hamsters we have turned to breeding our own right in the store. We frequently have new babies available, as well as both coat types, long and short hair.
The domestic mouse, not to be confused with the kind you’d find in a field or attic, has been kept as a pet for centuries. If well cared for, mice typically live one to three years. Mice are curious, charming pets, and will be active at various times throughout the day. Mice are very social and generally enjoy the company of others of the same sex. They make great pets for kids of all ages but due to their tiny size, supervision by an adult is recommened.
Pet rats are truly one of the best companion animals you can own; if you can get by the long hairless tail, and beady little eyes. They are extremely smart and can be easily trained to do a variety of tricks.
They come in a variety of colors and tend to live 2-3 years. Rats are companion animals and enjoy the company of others, they make great pets for kids.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I feed my guinea pig rabbit food?
The best diet for guinea pigs are foods made specifically for them because they contain Vitamin C. Rabbits produce their own Vitamin C and do not need the extra supplementation that guinea pig diets have.
What makes the best small animal pet?
It would be recommended to come in and meet the animals we have in stock to see which best fits your personality and family.