How to Take Care of Your Pet Parakeet

Parakeets make great companions, but if you want a talker I would suggest buying a larger bird like an African Grey or a Cockatoo. Parakeets are very beautiful too however and they are easier to take care of. You can buy a nice little cage for them but make sure not to put the bird cage next to windows or doors because they can get very drafty. Parakeets will make a little bit of chirping noises so I wouldn’t suggest placing them in your bedroom. You can also cover the cage at night to help the bird fall asleep and it will also quiet the bird down.

Parakeets are very inexpensive compared to larger birds which can cost you thousands …

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Health Care of the Senior Pet

Most pet owners want to keep their loved pets around for as long as possible. The way to keep senior pets with us longer is by providing good medical and preventative treatment.

Your veterinarian should see senior pets twice a year instead of just once. Since medical care of our senior pets has advanced, our dogs and cats are suffering from some of the same types of diseases we humans suffer from. Disease such as Diabetes, Cancer, Liver and intestinal problems, Kidney Failure and Arthritis are some of the disease of the elderly pet. Just as human medical science has advanced in the care and treatment of these types of senior diseases so has medical care for our dogs and …

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A to Z About Pet Care

Having a dog or cat by your side can be very rewarding. It not only makes life fun, but can take away the stress of a bad day by just playing with your pet.

Animal Shelter– If you’re looking for a pet, try your local animal shelter first. They have numerous cats and dogs that are looking for a good home.

Bugs– Outside pets have a greater chance of attracting fleas and ticks than inside pets. Fleas and ticks can be bothersome to your dog or cat, but fortunately, there is a treatment.

Canine– Canines are mammals that belong to the dog family. They include dogs and wolves.

Diet– The diet always affects the health of …

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Lawn Care and Pet Safety

According to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, tens of thousands of pets in America are poisoned by chemicals used for gardening or for lawns. Dogs, especially, will try to eat just about anything, including and insecticides and poisonous plants like sago palm, rhododendron and azalea. Check the ASPCA’s list of toxic and non-toxic plants before going to the garden center. (See Refernces for the URL, in case the link breaks.)

Prevention Tips

Place insect baits out of reach of pets. Slug bait is especially lethal to dogs so using commercial slug bait is not recommended for any homes that own dogs or have dogs owned buy the neighbors. Try natural baits like salt or crushed egg shells instead. If …

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The Gray Jay: A Clever Strategist that Merits its Algonquin Name

The Gray Jay or Perisoreus canadensis tends to live in remote areas of Canada, from the end of the tree line, in the north, and extending down to the southwestern parts of the United States. They seem to prefer Spruce forests, especially in the more northern parts of Canada. The severe climate of the north has helped the Gray Jay, or Canada Jay, as it was once called, in a way that was not readily apparent, until its behaviour was more closely studied.

Gray Jays Do Not Migrate

The tendency for most birds, in the Northern Hemisphere, is to migrate to warmer climates with the onset of winter. However, the Gray Jay does not migrate at all, unless it cannot …

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Cockatiel Care Guide: Pet Training Tips

Cockatiels are highly intelligent and social birds. For this reason, they can often easily be trained to do a number of things– from sitting on your shoulder to talking. Often, with proper pet training tips, cockatiels can even perform tricks. A cockatiel care guide often comes in handy when you’re trying to train your bird. With a little patience and time, you can easily be on your way to a well trained cockatiel.

Finger Training

If your cockatiel’s already tame, finger training your bird is relatively simple. If your cockatiel already allows you to come up close to it and even pet it, then you should have no problem finger training it. The down side is in the process it …

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Appropriate Pet Care Vs. Animal Abuse

With so many high profile cases of people, neglecting their animals I thought it might be a good time to discuss proper care of pets. What bothers me the most about these incidences is that people seem to genuinely think they have not done anything wrong. If you have any doubts as to what is proper care of an animal, look no further.

Here is a list of appropriate care for an animal.

Know your animal. Each type of pet is different and so is each breed. Purchase a good instructional book and get to know all of the health and behavioral quirks of your pet. Care for them accordingly.

All pets must be fed according to type and breed

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Taking Care of Your Pet Rabbit

The best rabbits to keep are male rabbits that tend to be placid and laid back once neutered. Neutering and spaying is highly encouraged as both sexes tend to be less aggressive and more placid once their tendency to mate has been removed. Female rabbits are also suitable and although both may appear nervous they will rarely bite unless scared. They are much more suitable for older children and can live for between 6 to 8 years.

Rabbits are naturally very nervous animals and it may take a little while for them to get used to their new surroundings. Unlike rats that normally shouldn’t be handled for a day after they move in, rabbits should be left for about 5 …

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Six Little Known Ways to Save Money on Pet Care

We all love our pets, but they are expensive to support. Food, flea control, worming, grooming, and accessories can eat a hole in your pocket. These are my favorite small tricks to save money on all those things our fur-babies need.

  1. Only change half of the litter box at a time. This only works if you have just one cat per litter box. Cats always urinate on one end of the box, then turn around and poo on the other. The urine is what causes most of the odor, so after you pooper scoop the box, remove the half with the urine and replace it.
    WARNING: Please read this article about The Dangers of Clumping Cat Litter.
  2. Mix expensive
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Caring for Pet Rabbits in the Summertime

Rabbits are wonderful and loving pets, but they do require a fair amount of care. If you are looking for a pet that just sits in a cage and keeps to itself, a rabbit is not a good choice. They have very specific dietary, exercise and grooming needs. In all seasons, but especially in extreme hot summer weather, there are strict guidelines you should follow to ensure that your pet healthy, hydrated and comfortable.

Keeping cool

As with any pet in the summer, rabbits can over-heat and become seriously ill if left unprotected in hot weather. If you have an outdoor rabbit that lives in a hutch, you must make sure that it is kept in the shade. In the …

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