Best Horse Hoof Hardener

Frisian horseI already wrote about my time in a horse clinic back in Switzerland. One of my most agreeable memories is about a mare called Dielke. She was a Frisian horse. Well, that says it all. She was a beauty! A black heavy horse with an incredibly big heart. Everybody loved her kindness and patience.

She was a carriage horse which work led over time to cracked hooves. That‘s why she stayed at the clinic – for intensive hoof care. Every day we fought over the right to apply the horse hoof hardener to her hooves. It’s quite easy, you can do it yourself for your horse.

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Magnetic Gecko Diet Feeder

gecko habits and instinctsGeckos might not be the most common pets out there, but nevertheless there are many who love geckos, all sorts of geckos. Well, being a gecko owner is much fun, but it also brings duties. Such as providing the basics in order to meet all the needs and requirements a gecko has to maintain his health and happiness.

A gecko diet feeder belongs to these basics. Geckos have specific habits and instincts. With the right gecko diet feeder you certainly help your little gecko friend to live them. Here are some points to consider.

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Top 3 Bird Playgrounds between $20 and $80

Cockatiel / Conure Playgym SophomoreWe never should underestimate the playful nature of birds. When birds play there is no limit to their fantasy and fun to explore – and it doesn’t matter how small or big the bird is.

As owner of a bird you certainly want to give your little feathery friend more freedom for moving around, for flying and for playing than he has in his cage. In this case a bird playground that you can place on the table top is a great idea – for your enjoyment and for your bird‘s fun.

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Why do Ferrets love to sleep in a Sleeper Tent

Sleep-E Tent Super SleeperGetting a ferret as pet is always exciting. They‘re such energetic animals, they love to play and explore endlessly. This is the reason why many households with ferrets are made ferret-proof the moment these adorable little guys enter the home.

Well, ferrets are fireballs, always moving around, running, jumping and playing. Not always, actually. Ferrets sleep many hours a day – maybe to be able to be so energetic during waking hours.

There are some points you need to know about ferrets and their sleeping habits and why they need a sleeper tent.

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Travel Pet Pen for Cats and Dogs

Pet Gear Travel Pet Pen for Cats and DogsIt‘s still travel time, well for some it‘s always travel time. You may be traveling the country with your RV and you may have a dog or a cat as companion. Traveling with a pet is always a challenge. Surely you want to provide your dog or cat the best possible travel experience – whatever situation might occur.

With a travel pet pen you can offer your little friend a safe and secure place while your RV or car is moving. There are other moments in your dog‘s or cat‘s life where you might need a pet pen.

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Top 3 Dog Rope Leashes 6 feet

ZippyPaws Mountain Climbing Rope Dog LeashI already wrote about retractable dog leashes that are perfect for small to medium sized dogs. With large dog breeds you might though look for a strong rope leash that holds against strong pulling or even chewing.

There are some requirements that a dog rope leash should fulfill in order to be comfortable in your hand and to withstand your dog‘s strength.

At first glance a dog rope leash may display a simple design but it never should be made of simple materials. It‘s nothing more than a rope and a clip, but they should be made of the best quality possible.

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Feed Bin for Horse-, Goat- and Alpaca-Food

Feeding horses on pastureIf you own large animals such as horses, alpacas, llamas or a herd of goats, sheep or cattle, you probably keep large quantities of feed. Where do you keep it? In your barn or outdoors close to the pasture in bags or open in a wooden crate? In this case you also most certainly know the problem of feed contamination through weather or infestation through rodents, such as mice and raccoons.

There is a way to avoid keeping your animal feed exposed. A feed bin of a large but still workable size is the answer to how to keep large animal feed in a safe and practical way.

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Best Guinea Pig Habitat

MidWest Guinea Habitat PlusGuinea pigs are kind of a guarantee for endless hours of fun. Keeping guinea pigs happy isn’t very difficult. With the right guinea pig habitat you already have a stable basis for creating health and happiness for your little furry friends.

I still remember when my nephew got his first two guinea pigs. He was immediately into creating the best habitat possible for his new friends.

As being a first time guinea pig owner there are some things you need to know about all the important facts around a good guinea pig cage.

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Top 10 Most Visited Posts in July 2017

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It‘s great to see what a wide variety of pets our readers care for! Thank you for visiting Animals Small and Big!

Take a look! Is your favorite post among them?

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Top 3 Caves for Reptiles and Amphibians

reptile hiding in caveAs I said in earlier posts reptiles as well as amphibians like – or better – need a hiding place where they can rest, relax and sleep. A place that‘s covered simulating a cave is the best solution for most reptiles and amphibians.

A cave for reptiles and amphibians has several advantages that might help you in your decision to get one for your gecko, snake, toad or turtle.

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Turbo Scratcher Toy for Cats

Bergan Turbo Scratcher Cat ToyCats love to play and they love to scratch. What better can happen when they can do both at the same time? The turbo scratch toy provides exactly that: a pad where your cat scratch to her heart‘s content and play at the same time nudging and chasing a ball around in it.

What do you need to know about the turbo scratcher toy for cats?

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How to Keep your Dog Cool in Summer

how to keep dog cool in summerDogs get hot as we do in summer. The important point is that you are in charge to have an eye on your dog‘s comfort and make sure that your dog doesn’t overheat but stays nicely cool and comfortable.

There are some steps you can do to keep your dog out of the heat. One of them is to get a self cooling pad for dogs that help your dog stay cool during hot summer days and sometimes nights. First let‘s take a look of how dogs deal naturally with heat and then you will find all you need to know about how to help your dog staying cool.

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