May 10, 2013
Clipping the nails of a ferret can be easy if you take the proper steps and precautions. Here are some pointers to make your nail trimming experience a positive one for both your ferret and you.
Just like dogs, ferrets have non-retractable toenails. Within the nail is the “quick” which is a blood vessel inside the nail. Cutting the quick is quite painful for the ferret, so it’s best to get acquainted with the paw and nail of your furry friend before trimming begins. It is wise to have either styptic powder or flour nearby Read the rest of this entry »
March 23, 2013
While ferret’s ears are prone to earwax, it is a good idea to clean them. Regular cleaning every other week will allow you to note any changes in earwax. Changes in color, texture or amount may indicate ear mites or infections.
To clean your ferret’s ears properly, you need plenty of cotton swabs and an ear-cleaning solution. Do not use dry cotton swabs which can be irritating. If you can’t find a solution made specifically for Read the rest of this entry »
April 15, 2012
Scientifically, it has been proven that the presence of a dog in the family can go a long way toward reducing stress in the household, but what many people don’t realize is that there is plenty more stress to be had when caring for a dog in the early stages. If you watch shows like The Dog Whisperer or get your television through places like http://www.directstartv.com/localchannels/Arizona/P/Phoenix/, then there is a good chance you have seen shows that chronicle the nightmares pet owners endure when their little fluffy bundle of joy becomes a destructive dog.
The key to dealing with a destructive dog is to find out everything you can about the breed of this pup. What kinds of characteristics and instincts are at work in this prized pooch? Is he a hunter? Is he a herder? Most of the time, when dogs are destructive, it’s because they have no proper outlet to address all these needs going on in their minds. We want them to be calm and obedient companions while they want to play, run, stalk or dig. That is why it’s important to put that destructive energy toward less destructive activities. You could try walking your dog more or taking training courses – all are great ways to deal with a destructive dog and, more importantly, will solidify the relationship between masters and pets.
April 14, 2012
Mischievous, social and curious, ferrets fare best when given sufficient running area to exercise during their waking hours. While they sleep 15 – 20 hours a day, when awake, they want to play and explore. In fact, often ferrets become depressed and dispirited without enough time out of their cages to roam. Providing a running area for your ferret does not have to be a burden, but beware: ferrets are expert escape artists and owners must ferret-proof any space before allowing the ferret free rein.
April 2, 2012
Whether you own a ferret or maybe you’re thinking about owning one, many don’t know that you can teach them to do tricks. Some of the most common tricks that can be taught to a ferret include sit, stay and even come. Like most animals, most of these tricks are going to take some time, but if you know how to properly train them, they will know tricks in no time.
Listed below are a few Read the rest of this entry »
March 21, 2012
Your ferret is a playful and affectionate creature who needs to spend at least an hour with you every day. Here are some things to remember when enjoying your furry pet.
Ferrets enjoy being handled, but watch your ferret’s body language for clues. In general, it’s best to let your ferret come to you. A ferret who is busy playing and exploring is not going to be interested in affection and may try to bite you. Remember that ferrets can become frightened by movements that are too quick or too close to their heads.
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March 20, 2012
A ferret can be a great animal to have, but like any animal that is going to be running around your household, you’re going to want to make sure that it’s not going to get into any trouble. Since your ferret is going to more than likely be playing with some toys, you’ll want to make sure that you’re giving your pet the right toys. Failing to give them the right toys can result in choking hazards and even death.
Listed below are some toys that should be avoided when owning a ferret:
Treat like an infant: A ferret is Read the rest of this entry »
March 19, 2012
Ferrets are curious little animals that need things to keep them occupied, and owners should know the safe toys for ferrets. Everything that a ferret is attracted to is not always safe for them to play with. Any toys that are made with latex or rubber should strictly be avoided, even if found in a pet store. Ferrets sharp teeth and easily tear away pieces of this material and end up choking to death. A great toy to get for a ferret Read the rest of this entry »
August 6, 2011
There are many people that think that it is absolutely normal for a pet parrot to talk. The thing that most people often overlook is the fact that pet parrots have to be taught to speak. This is something that can be as simple as teaching a puppy to roll over as long as the owner is willing to take the appropriate amount of time and give enough effort.
In order to tech a pet parrot how to talk the owner should always use a positive and upbeat tone when he or she is Read the rest of this entry »
August 2, 2011
A dog is more than just a pet- a dog is part of your family. A dog will provide you with love, friendship, and loyalty. In return you should provide a diet that will keep your dog healthy and thriving. There are so many different types of dog foods advertised, and it is hard to know which one is best for your dog. Ignore the commercials and do some research to find the very best Read the rest of this entry »