There is no way you can get around picking and cleaning the hoofs of your horse. Daily. For me this part of the horse care was one of my favorite work around horses. Of course, the quality of the horse hoof pick is of first priority making this kind of horse care enjoyable or not.
A perfect horse hoof pick needs to be sturdy enough to be able to remove mud and stones compacted in the underside of the horse hoof. At the same time the horse hoof pick needs to be perfect for your hand. It shouldn’t be too big or too small. Most of the available horse hoof picks are made to fit in every hand, they are called to be ergonomically designed.
There are moments in the life of a pet bird when it needs to travel with you. In these moments you’ll need an appropriate travel bird cage or bird carrier of the right size. A bird carrier isn’t as big as a normal bird cage but it shouldn’t be too small either.
A travel bird cage is made for short-term travels for birds, never meant for longer travels. When do you need a bird carrier?
Well, the most obvious reason is your regular trip to the vet. Bird owners also use it to bring their birds to work if their work day is longer than expected. In this case the bird really needs to love to be in the bird carrier or can be let free from time to time.
When you start out with semi-aquatic pets, getting your first terrarium kit is certainly the easiest way to go. A terrarium kit for beginners comes most often with everything essential included. Still, make sure by reading the item description and customer reviews if this is the case with the terrarium kit you choose for your little reptile pet.
Terrariums for semi-aquatic pets are different from the ones for aquatic pets. Semi-aquatic pets include salamanders, newts, frogs and some turtles. Before you get your terrarium starter kit make sure that your future pet is a semi-aquatic animal.
There is one important fact you need to know as cat owner about how to feed your cat. And that’s the fact that cats are carnivores. Therefore, when you choose dry cat food you need to keep this little fact in mind.
It sounds so simple but there are misunderstandings out there telling that you can feed your cat the same you feed your dog. Well, that’s wrong. Cats need a lot of meat for protein and fat. The adult cat dry food needs to consist of meat, mostly meat. Dog food on the other hand is often loaded with fillers, carbohydrates, which cats cannot process well.
As a new rabbit pet owner you might be surprised but mats for rabbits actually have two purposes. One: your pet rabbit can rest on it. Two: your little rabbit can chew it until it’s gone.
Some rabbits don’t stop chewing it until its’ gone, others just like to gnaw a little a day and then use it for resting and maybe playing. It really depends on your rabbit and his habits how long their new mat will last. In any case it’s just fun to watch them discover the new mat!
Dogs smell, there is no question about that. This is totally normal. Why? Although dogs do not sweat like humans, they still emit a perspiration from their hair. This perspiration is what we smell.
Every dog smells differently but they do smell, and this odor might be overwhelming for you and your family if you don’t wash your dog’s fur with an appropriate dog shampoo from time to time.
Small animals such as mice, hamsters and gerbils need housing as a hideout in their cages. They need retreat opportunities for resting, nesting and playing. Many of the available houses for small animals allow to climb on them and explore them from all sides.
An important factor of your new small animal house is the material it is made of. Many small animal houses are made of plastic, out of the obvious reason that is easier to clean. Well, generally said, small animal houses that are made of wood are the best choice.
If you think of having a fish aquarium you will need to take into consideration to purchase a fish tank heater. When do you need a fish tank heater and what kinds of fish tank heaters are available?
I made some research about submersible fish tank heaters that are just around $10 and gathered here important facts about purchasing the right one. (picture found on Pinterest)
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Why do reptiles shed at all? Reptiles grow as all animals do, but their skin does not grow with them. This is the reason why reptiles need to shed their skin regularly in order for the new skin to accompany their growth. (picture found on Pinterest)
Healthy reptiles, snakes, lizards and others, show frequent and easy shedding. If you observe an infrequent or incomplete shedding, it needs your attention. There are some facts you need to know in order to aid your reptile shedding.
After writing about Cat Litter Boxes and Small Cat Litter Boxes for travel purposes it is time to speak about cat litter itself. According to a research that I read once cats prefer fine-grained litters. Well, that’s exactly what most of the available cat litters are.
There are different types of cat litter with different advantages and disadvantages. I will also speak about how to handle outdoor cats that prefer dirt.
My favorite riding competition was dressage. I never really liked the jumping competitions, although I did them quite frequently. In dressage I usually felt more strongly connected with my horse than at jumping. Doing both I was very familiar with all kinds of dressage/combo bridles.
First I have to make clear that the dressage bridles are absolutely perfect for jumping competitions too. You have today so many choices of dressage/combo bridles that it might overwhelm you. Here are some points that could help you choosing the right one for your horse or pony.
Sharing your home with pets – dogs, cats and all kinds of small animals – you have to deal with pet odor. No exception! As a pet owner you don’t need to put up with pet odors in your home. You definitely need to have some kind of pet odor remover at hand.
But there are more things to know about pets and their odors.