• August 14, 2022

What You Should Know About Choosing a Pet Redent For Your Child

Some people will need help choosing a pet rodent for their child.  Some people have a problem with having a pet mouse or rat in the house.  They have always thought of mice and rats as unwanted pests that they have to get rid of.

Drawing the line between wild rodents and pet rodents can be a hard one.  If your child wants a pet and getting a dog or cat is not possible then a pet rodent is a good choice.

You should choose a pet rodent based on your child’s size and age.  For smaller children a larger pet rodent may be better, like a rat or guinea pig.  They are larger than hamsters, gerbils and mice and therefore will not get hurt as easily and might be better for younger children.  Guinea pigs love human contact and they are less likely to bite than rats.  As your …

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How to Care For a Sick Stray Pet

Before approaching any stray pet – If rabies is an active disease where you live this should always be a concern.  Animals infected with rabies will usually act aggressive or paranoid, they may have a fear of water, and may drool excessively.  Never approach an animal if you think it may be rabid.  If you are bit it is important to report the bite and to have the animal placed on a 10 days rabies hold to determine if it is rabid.

A;ways Report Finding a Stray Pet

The word “stray” means a animal where the owner is unknown.  It may be an abandoned pet, or a lost pet.  The first thing you must do is call your local animal shelter, pound, or SPCA, and report finding the pet.  The shelter will check their “Lost Pets” report and hopefully will get a match.

Taking a …

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Pros And Cons of Owning a Pet a Hamster

Hamsters bite.  Males are slightly less apt to bite than females, but all can bite, and have long narrow teeth that really dig in.  Some don't even let go right away.  A bit annoying, don't you think?  Hamsters from pet stores generally come from warehouse breeding operations and are usually not accustomed to being held, so you have to tame them.  This is not a simple task if a person is worried about being biten.  Even fully tame hamsters might bite. 

Hamsters are nocturnal.  A nocturnal animal is one that stays awake at night.  Chances are you don't.  However, your cute new pet will be up very late, running on the wheel, or chewing on the cage bars.  Some owners remove the wheel to keep the pet quieter at night, but this is actually cruel as you are interfering with the animals natural habits, and not allowing its needs to …

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What to look for when adopting a pet.

As a founding member of an animal rescue, I've compiled some specific "look fors" that will help you to ensure that you will be able to spend money on chewy toys, cat scratching posts, cuttle bones, and squeeky toys–and not the costly bills that surround the adoption of an unhealthy pet.

DOGS:

  1. When adopting a dog, first and foremost make sure that the puppy is lively and relates to you. Many times when numerous canines are housed closely together for long periods of times, they develop a pack mentality. These adorable but shy animals will not structure well to humans initially. They will take time, work, and persistance. Although this will pass, if the puppy is purchased for a child, the child may become frustrated by the puppy's lack of attention and the puppy may develop a "flee mentality".
  2. Does the puppy have a cough? This could mean that it
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How To Choose The Right Pet For You

Owning a dog or cat is one of the most rewarding relationships a person can have.  Pets can bring out the best in us and melt our hearts. This is because they love us unconditionally and offer their love with no expectations.

Think it over first:

Okay, so you're sold on getting a pet. You really want to have a long, happy, meaningful life and have decided that owning a dog or cat would be just the right thing.

Before adopting a pet, there are many thing to consider.  You may have owned a cat or dog in the past, but that doesn't mean your lifestyle suits having one now. You must take into consideration the huge daily responsibility it is to own a cat or dog. Don't buy a pet as a status symbol or because a cute puppy or kitten tugged at your heartstrings. Don't run out and …

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