Info About Pets

November 21, 2010

Cute Dog Wearing a Pink Hat

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November 20, 2010

Pet Care Tip of the Day

Q:  Where is the best place to buy a guinea pig?

A: The best place to buy a guinea pig is at an animal shelter. Not only will you be getting a great guinea pig for a reasonable price, but you’ll also be saving a life and giving a guinea pig a second chance at life. If you want a purebred guinea pig to show, get one from a reputable and responsible breeder.

Before getting a guinea pig, make sure you are ready for a four to eight year commitment and don’t get a guinea pig younger than eight weeks old.

November 16, 2010

Baby Gerbils Dreaming

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Adorable videos of ten day old gerbils dreaming and wiggling their tails in their sleep.

November 10, 2010

How to Cut Rabbit Nails

1. Buy a pair of cat nail clippers or nail clippers made for rabbits and put these in the area where you’ll be clipping your rabbit’s toenails. You may also want to buy some styptic powder (often found near shavers in the grocery store because it’s used on shaving nicks and cuts) to apply to your rabbit’s nail if you accidently cut a nail too short.

2. Get your rabbit in a comfortable and supported position and sit down, so if if suddenly squirms you won’t drop it and the rabbit won’t injure itself trying to get away. It’s best not to hold it on its back because many rabbits don’t like this. Have a bright light on or do this by a bright window so you’ll be able to see the quick in your rabbit’s nails.

3. Hold the rabbit’s foot in one hand and the clippers in another. It may be helpful to have someone else hold the rabbit while you cut the nails, especially if your rabbit is very unwilling or is large. Clear the fur away from your rabbit’s nail so you can see it clearly.

4. Before you cut any of your rabbit’s nails, look for the quick. You will see a pinkish part inside of your rabbit’s toenail if the nail is light colored. Cut off the nail slightly above the quick so that it won’t bleed.

5. If you rabbit has dark nails or is very difficult, you may want to have a groomer or veterinarian show you the best way to do it.

6. Your rabbit’s nails will probably need cut every six to eight weeks, depending on how much they naturally wear them down.

November 7, 2010

Boston Terriers

Size
Boston terriers weigh 10-25 lbs fully grown and are 15-17 inches tall at their shoulders.

Personality
Boston terriers are intelligent, alert, playful, affectionate, good natured, eager, gentle, and easy to train. They are friendly around strangers and are good with children. They also get along with other pets quite well, so they may not be as inclined to chasing your cat as some breeds.

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November 6, 2010

Top 10 Dog Toys Under $5

Here’s a great list of ten fun dog toys that cost $5 or less!

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November 5, 2010

Cute Puppies Kissing Each Other

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These puppies are just sooooo sweet! 🙂 Especially when they yawn!

November 2, 2010

Bathing a Guinea Pig

Video showing how to bathe a guinea pig.

November 1, 2010

Top Five Pet Charities

1.  ASPCA
2.  Humane Society
3.  Petfinder
4.  PetSmart Charities
5.  PETA