Choosing a Dog
There are many different shapes and sizes of dogs. But before you get a
dog you have to ask yourself:Can I exercise the dog? If you have a small
apartment you probably donít want a great dane. If you donít have a lot
of space you donít want a big dog. Will a long-haired dog shed and cause
problems?If you don't want to clean up dog hair a short-haired dog might
be better. Do you have enough money for dog food? You might think that
is a stupid question but it could cost you over a hundred dollars to feed
a big dog. Also, you might think you want a puppy but that cute fur ball
could grow into a very big dog.
Feeding Your Dog
When feeding your dog,at first, you should give the puppy the same kind
of food and the same and the same number of meals each day. When your dog
is older you can gradually change to a different kind of food.The dog must
have its own food and water bowls for good hygiene. The dog must have fresh
water to drink at all times.
Grooming Your Dog
All dogs should be groomed every day to stop tangling of the fur and to
lessen the amount of hair shedded. Dogs with very long and thick coats
especially need to be brushed regularly using a metal comb. Short haired
dogs need a stiff brush while medium coats need a related brush and a hound
Toys For Your Dog
Your dog could swallow some smaller toys so when buying toys for your dog
make sure that your dog cannot swallow it. While puppies are teething you
should get them a chew to bite on, which may help them to not chew on your
furniture and other things your dog might want to chew on. Some toys that
older dogs like to play with include the frisbee and just a ball that they
can chase.The toys can give them exercise that is both fun for dog and
Choosing A Kitten
When choosing a kitten, eight weeks is a good age for getting a non-pedigree
kitten. When you choose a kitten you should try to choose from a whole
litter. You should select a kitten that is happy and frisky. Choose one
that comes up to you and not one that hangs back. If any of the kittens
seems sick do not get any kittens from there, choose a kitten from somewhere
Feeding Your Cat
You should feed your cat in the same place and at the same time every day.
Many cats drag out their food to eat, so put a newspaper under their bowl.When
a cat is eating let it eat undisturbed. Cats are usually slow eaters so
leave the food out for at least n hour. Donít give your cat any spicy food
and try to avoid any sudden changes in the cats diet.If you give your cat
any meat with bones in it, such as fish and chicken, remove all the bones
to prevent choking.
Children And Your Cat
If you have a child three years old or younger you should watch them very
carefully. Children will probably get scratched if they grab at the cat
so you should teach them not to grab the cat. It is probably a good idea
to put your cat in a different room if you have a baby even though they
may not bother them.
A Collar And Harness For Your Cat
Your cat should have a collar with an identification tag attached to it.The
collar should be elastic in case the cat got it caught on something. Some
cats are trained to walk on leads.If you want to teach your cat this you
first need to get the cat acquainted with the lead. Take your cat out in
the yard at first until the cat is used to it.
Choosing A Bird
When choosing a bird you first need to know what kind of bird you want.
Some birds can be very noisy such as the larger parrots.Healthy birds should
notice you when you come near them. Their nose shouldn't be stopped up
and their eyes should be clean.When buying your bird you need to check
to make sure that the bird has all of its flight feathers.
Feeding Your Bird
A lot of birds can be fed partly on seeds but they also need some vegetables.
Seeds donít have very much vitamin A and calcium which are very important
in a birds diet. You should always feed your bird what it is used to when
you first get it then,if you want to change itsí diet you should change
Hazards In The Home For Your Bird
Some plants in the house can be poisonous, so make s ure that your bird
canít get to any of them. Birds could drown or could drink the water in
an aquarium so you need to cover the aquarium whenever your bird is out.
You need to keep other animals such as dogs and cats away from your bird
and out of the room that the bird is in if it is out. Your birds cage should
never be near a window or your bird could have a heaatstroke. Always position
the cage away from direct sunlight. Your bird could try to chew on electrical
wires so you need to made sure it canít get to any wires.
Preparing Your Home For A Bird
If youíve already bought a cage, before you bring your bird home you need
to clean out the cage with a safe product, your pet store can tell you
what to use. You should clean the food and water bowls and also check to
make sure the perches are tight and are near to the food and water. When
you first bring your bird home you should leave it in its container until
you fill up the birds food and water bowls.
Choosing A Rabbit
When you are getting a rabbit you should get it when its young because
they usually donít live very long. A healthy rabbit shoudnít have any scabs
on the ears and they shouldnít be torn. The eyes should not swell and the
nose should be free of scabs. The body of the rabbit should have no scabs
or bald places on it.
Feeding Your Rabbit
A domestic rabbit usually eats about 40 meals a day because rabbits eat
their food eats its food all day in small amounts. The rabbit should have
enough food to eat all day. The food should be in a small but heavy bowl
that the rabbit canít knock over. The rabbit should have fresh water that
should be changed every day. The rabbits drinking water should be in a
bottle attached to the side of the cage. It should be cleaned every at
least twice a week using a bottle brush.
Hazards In The Home For Your Rabbit
If your rabbit is out of its cage make sure that all the doors are closedso
that the rabbit cannot get outside. Your rabbit could fall down the stairs
and hurt its back so if you have stairs block them with child-proof gates
if your rabbit is out of its cage. Your rabbit could try to eat your household
plants so make sure that your rabbit cannot get to them. Your rabbit may
try to chew on electrical wires so keep it away from them.
Your Rabbit And Children
Your rabbit needs to be supervised when a young child is handling it even
though rabbits are very good with children and can put up with them. When
you are choosing a rabbit for a child you need to make sure that the breed
you are getting will not grow very big.
Choosing An Iguana
When choosing an iguana there should be no wounds on the legs and toes.
The eyes of the iguana should be bright and shouldnít be swollen.The mouth
shouldnít smell and his nose shouldnít have any discharge.
What Age To Get Your Iguana
When you are getting an iguana you should get it when it is young because
if you get an older iguana you wouldnít know the age of it. A young iguana
might be easier to tame than anolder iguana and it will probably settle
Feeding Your Iguana
You can now feed your iguana canned and pelleted food made espeially for
iguanas. It usually doesnít need anything added to it. You could hurt the
iguana if you donít follow the directions on the package. Your iguana should
have fresh water every day and it should be in a boul that it canít tip
Where To Get An Iguana
If youíve never had an iguana before it might be a good idea to get one
that was bred in captivity. They will probably cost more than imported
iguanas but you wont have to be as concerned about parasites and you would
know their age which could help you. Iguanas that were bred in captivity
would also probably be easier to manage.