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Hamster Care – Caring For The Eyes And Ears

Caring for the Ears:
You do not need to help most hamster to keep their ears clean. In fact, hamsters seem to take great pride in giving themselves a daily cleaning. The truth is, hamsters will spend up to 20 percent of the day cleaning themselves.

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If your hamster’s ears seem red, inflamed, or infected you should take a closer look. You may also want to check the ears if your hamster is scratching excessively. Ear mites are another potential problem for your hamster. You can usually tell if you hamster has ear mites because you will see the small black parasites. If left untreated, they can result in serious issues for the hamster.

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Simple Tips On Cleaning A Pet Cage

Cleaning your pet’s cage is one of the keys to keeping your pet healthy at all times. It will make your pet’s living space free from germs and foul odor, making it a comfortable environment to live in. It can also minimize the chance of bacterial and fungal infections to your pet.

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Cleaning a cage can be hassle free too!

Cleaning cages is not a fun chore, but doing it as organized as possible will make the task less of a chore. Here are some simple tips when cleaning an animal cage:

Being systematic is really the solution to a much hassle-free cleaning process. Whenever you need to clean your pet’s cage, better transfer your pet to a safe place where he or she can feel comfortable during the cleaning time. You can put your pet in another cage while you are doing the cleaning. Bringing him or her in the yard or any confined space would be a good idea to avoid getting distracted.

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Pet-Friendly Spring Cleaning Tips

Lunar New Year is coming! The Chinese believes that before the New Year celebration they should give their home a thorough cleaning and the cleaning sweeps away the bad luck of the preceding year and makes their homes ready for good luck. Do you have trouble removing tough pet stains? Or trying to get rid of those awful urine smells? Read on!

We are aware that some cleaning products contain harsh chemicals, which may be toxic to our beloved pets and put everyone at risk. Even if not poisoned, some animals can develop allergies to these chemicals. Many owners look for pet-friendly cleaning tips and products to keep their homes clean and eliminate germs. You will be amazed that there are quite a number of common household agents that is suitable for pet-friendly cleaning.

 

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A diluted vinegar-and-water solution will make the bathroom fixtures shine. Wipe up the floor with diluted vinegar. If your dog licks it, it will not hurt him. It has been reputed to have strong antibacterial properties. For removing pet stains from carpet, you can mix white vinegar and water and put it in a spray bottle.

The bonus of using vinegar is that most pets often don’t like the scent of vinegar, so it can keep them away from that area of your house. Spray the area and blot it dry with a cloth.

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Having Kids and Pets at the same time

For one reason or the other, kids and pets don’t mesh well together. And that’s because like kids, pets can be a big responsibility. If you don’t have much time in your hands, don’t attempt to take care of them at the same time. But then again, doing that is very possible. You can certainly mind your kid and keep a faithful dog or cat along. It all boils down to the right choice for pet, setting rules, and good administration.

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Having Kids and Pets at the same time

The first step to it all is to make sure that your pet and child are ready for each other. It is your job to keep harmony around your house. That’s not going to be easy at times, but it can certainly be achieved. The general idea is to kid-proof your pets. Here are good suggestions on how to go about it:

1. Train your pet

Kids cannot be taught what to do or not to do, especially if they are two years old or younger. However, if your dog is old enough, it should be able to understand a few commands and heed some rules with obedience. It is important that you send your dog for proper training. Teaching the dog how to behave around kids is essential even before the child is born.

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Hamster Cages – What Does a Hamster Need in Its Cage?

You got the hamster, you got the cage. So what does a hamster need in its cage?

hamster cageThere are several options for choosing the right hamster cage for your pet. First, you could use a glass fish tank with a mesh lid. Second, you could purchase an elaborate plastic tube system. Third, you could use a wire cage. Fourth, you could design something that combines any or all of these components. Note that dwarf hamsters can often fit through the openings of cages that have been designed for Syrian hamsters. If you have a dwarf hamster, and you prefer the wire cage option, then verify that it is labeled as suitable for dwarfs.

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Small Pets for Almost Every Household

Focus is always on dogs and cats in the pet world, but what about those of us who can’t own a larger animal? Don’t overlook the benefits of small pets. They can be good pets just like any other animal, and are often easier to take care of.

There is a large variety to choose from so it’s hard to pick just one, that’s why we broke it down for you so you can decide which pet is right for you!

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Rabbits: These furry animals are social and friendly, and adapt very well to human companionship. They actually have longer life spans compared to other pets-in fact, some rabbits live to be 7-10 years old! Rabbits are kid friendly-but a downfall is that you need lots of room indoors for them. They also need to be socialized just like a dog, so if you’re very busy and don’t have time for that, rabbits probably aren’t right for you.

 

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