As a pet owner, you should be committed and responsible enough in their health condition, safety and comfort. It can be difficult at first but with proper guidelines and knowledge, you will be able to get through it. Pets also need love and care from their owners. They also have basic needs such as food and water, shelter and security. One of the most lovable and cute pets in the community today is the hamster. Kids will truly love their adorable and charming look.
Since they are furry, people love to hug them. They are also pleasant and amusing to look at. Aside from that, hamsters have brilliant eyes with quick body movements. Observing them inside their cage while they are playing or sleeping will surely brighten up your day. There are several kinds of hamsters with different characteristics and abilities. For that reason, you must be able to identify their breed and characteristic so that you will be able to know the plan of care that they need or require.
The two popular breeds are known as the Syrian hamsters and the Dwarf. The Syrian is anti-social to other hamsters but they are larger in size. They are easier to handle and have longer hair. This makes them really cute and huggable. You can actually train them to walk in any part of your body and let them roam around your shoulders and arms. If they won’t perform the routine that you are trying to teach, just be patient in repeating the process all over again and they will certainly master it in two to three weeks time. On the other hand, Dwarf comes in a smaller size compared to the Syrian. They have shorter hair and very active. You can rarely hold and train them because of their size and liveliness.
They have lots of energy to jump off your palm each time you’ll hold them. However, you can still train them to remain in your palm and walk along your shoulder. It is advisable to wear gloves in your first contact with the Dwarf hamsters because they are sensitive and will feel uncomfortable. As they get used to you as their owner, you can already hold them with bare hands. Be reminded that these two hamster breeds are harmless and can be considered as good pets. It only needs a little training for them to behave accordingly. It is very normal that they might bite you especially when they are playing but sooner or later, you can build a great relationship with them as time goes by.
Adults and children love hamsters. They are generally friendly, cute, huggable and energetic. Aside from that, they have unique and famous eating and sleeping habits which make them more attractive to people. They might be small but it can bring you lots of fun especially when you train them successfully. Just provide their basic needs and comfort and everything will be fine. They love to eat lettuce, carrots … Read More
Acupuncture is an alternative traditional Chinese medication that involves the insertion and manipulation of needles into different points on the body in order to ease pain and discomfort. Many speculates that this alternative treatment simply works or seem effective on patients due to the placebo effect. Placebo effect refers to the concept of just thinking that the treatment is effective so a patient feels comfort, simply put is a mind over matter way of perception to relieve pain. However, this Acupuncture is nowadays not only used on humans but also on animals. Veterinarians are now also executing acupuncture sessions and treatments on animals which has been producing satisfying if not excellent results. So perhaps, acupuncture is not merely a placebo-kind-of-treatment as it apparently worked on animal treatments.
The first concern in performing acupuncture is if the process could be painful to and for the animals since it involves piercing the body with filiform needles. In actuality, human patients who have undergone acupuncture session may attest that this alternative treatment involves no major pain, but have accounted warmth and tingles instead. Whereas on animals, majority of them fell asleep during the process. And when the animals see their veterinary acupuncturist is approaching them, they acknowledge happily as a sign that they trust the vet and the medications performed on them by the animal doctors does not hurt them. However, there I still a minute number on animals that are not comfortable with the process, the same as with some humans.
Like in human acupuncture, the animals used on animals are sterilized and are intended only for single usage. These needles measure from 0.18-0.25 millimeters wide. It is known that 95% of animal patients pricked with these needles feel comfortable especially with the presence of owners or handlers reassuring them. Most animals feel relaxed especially if the acupuncture I executed within the patient’s home as it reduces the animal’ fear of the treatment. This alternative medication is safe and must be performed by eligible practitioners or competent veterinary surgeons.
This process of inserting small needles into the animal bodies are effective treatments for many respiratory and heart conditions ranging from arthritis to skin allergies in different areas of the body. The modified combination of conventional medicine and Chinese acupuncture on animals may considerably improve infections, allergies and degenerative illnesses. This is particularly shown effective in treatments for chronic painful conditions especially with older animals. When a conventional treatment seems inadequate in alleviating the animal’s distress, Acupuncture may serve as supplementary measures in the animal’s medications. Initially, some Chinese herbs may be administered but the best of results are achieved when the needles have been inserted. Eventually, when the patient has positively responded to the acupuncture, the dosage of conventional drugs may already be lessened.
For pets or animals with acute conditions, acupuncture is needed to be performed one to two times within a week. Frequent sessions may give an unnecessary stress to the animal and may not give ample time … Read More
Words are very important in revealing and portraying someone’s emotions. Words make the world more expressive and meaningful. However, words can sometimes be destructive. Therefore, it is important to be aware and mindful of the words that are blurted out because great consequences may come after. In short, words are powerful in the conduct of everyday life.
There are times that we can’t find the right words to express something, right? When this happens, we make noises hoping that these are enough to portray whatever we are feeling. Thousands of these can be made, but at the end of the day, it can be very effective in delivering a message.
Animals are known to make noises since they are unable to speak. Lions, for example, roar to get the message across, snakes hiss to tell something, and other animals make noises to attract a mate or scare an enemy. There are many of these that can be heard when you go into the wilderness.
If you are thinking of getting a pet, you should be ready for the noises they make. You wouldn’t want to appear rude by dismissing your pet’s attempt to communicate with you. They may be called noise, but these do mean something. Thus, it is important that you know what to expect so that you won’t get agitated when you hear one.
If you want a pet rabbit, then it is helpful that you know the noises they make beforehand. Here are some of these that they tend to make. Hopefully you can understand the message:
1. Tooth Grinding (Soft)
– This means they are contented and delighted.
2. Tooth Grinding (Loud)
– When they make this sound, it signifies discomfort or suffering.
– It means they are happy, excited and interested.
– This signifies they are agitated or angry. It might also indicate a fear of something.
– This is their way of saying they are in great pain. Upon hearing this, it would be best if you bring them to your vet. There are times that this means panic, too.
– This indicates pleasure while eating or grooming. You should be happy when you hear this because it conveys happiness.
7. Foot thump
– It can mean two things: they either sense danger or they are just expressing frustration or anger.
8. Mating Noises
– This may sound inconceivable. When hearing such, it would mean they are mating.
Generally, rabbits are silent but there are other rabbits that prefer to be more “vocal” in expressing whatever they feel inside. It is great to know the meaning of the noise they make because you will know when they are happy, contented, sad, and sick.
Aside those mentioned above, it is important that you provide your pet rabbits with everything they need from food, shelter, grooming, and other care requirements. If you cannot provide them with what they need, then you should consider giving them back … Read More
Do you know what procedures are necessary to comply in order to travel with an Emotional Support Animal? Airlines, now, are getting concerned yet firm with the policies regarding travelling with emotional support animals. Therefore, it is significant to know what forms you must collect and submit ahead of time. However, even before that, the first and foremost step is to distinguish an emotional support animal from a service animal.
What is an ESA?
An Emotional Support Animal is there for people with emotional, psychiatric, or psychological needs as compared to a guide dog for a blind person. But how will you prove that? Official documentation from doctors, psychologists, or other mental health representatives will help to proclaim the pet as your emotional support animal, especially while going onboard.
Dogs and cats flying with their owners, is not an uncommon sight. Now we witness pigs fly, and miniature horses as doctor-sanctioned animal companions. Also, peacocks get the shaft when it comes to comforting passengers on board. Emotional Support Animals are becoming common sights on airplanes, however, the type and breed of an ESA is still a fundamental concern for major airlines.
Why do you need to prove your pet as an ESA?
Year 2018 so far, has been full of disasters concerning Emotional Support Animals. Incidents, such as emotional support dogs biting adults and children on board, have led airlines to limit their onboard animal policies. Additionally, recent fiascos with lost and even dead dogs is alarming for both, the airlines and the passengers. Consequently, passengers are more suspicious than ever to travel with their pet family members.
Since then, airlines have created fairly strict information guide for passengers who wish to fly with a wide range of animals. However, as more people are making efforts to fly with their support animals, airlines are getting more specific and detailed on what’s allowed, and negotiating on which animals can fly uncrated and in the main cabin.
Passengers’ safety and comfort are the least factors to be compromised by any airlines. Hence, before you carry your furry friend to the airport, make sure to inquire about which animals airlines allow on planes.
General rules to observe
The Department of Transportation offers a broad and a technical resource for passengers traveling with an ESA. However, as a general rule, the following are a ‘must-have’ rule to conform to;
- Majority of airlines require your support animal documentation to be submitted before your scheduled departure time. However, traveling with an ESA will still be subject to the approval of the airlines authority, despite all the forms had been submitted in order and on time.
- After an approval of your pet’s official documents, your animal should wear a collar for identification at all times.
- Most airlines permit dogs, cats, and household birds on board. Any animal apart from these should be kept away from being on board.
What official forms do you need?
Now that few of the largest carriers such as Delta and United, recently … Read More
Caring for turtles is essential to preserve the health of the animal and everyone around it. Know how to take care of a pet means understanding his body and respecting his specific needs.
Turtles are the friendliest reptiles and can live with humans, famous for their long life expectancy. They are an excellent first pet choice for children. In addition, they often teach us a lot about the responsibility of caring for and respecting the animal.
They adapt easily to small spaces and do not require much time from their owners. They are independent, quiet and have no risk to the home. Check out accessories or not only turtles but also for other reptiles at www.petsexpert.co.uk.
However, they also need attention to develop in a healthy way. Learn about turtle care.
What are the main turtle care?
The domestic turtles are divided into two major groups: aquatic and terrestrial. Each needs specific attention to preserve good health.
Building the perfect “house”
The life of a domestic aquatic turtle develops inside the aquarium. This is their home and so it is very important to choose it consciously.
The turtle needs room to swim and move freely. Therefore, the size of the aquarium (or terrarium) should be 4 or 5 times the size of the animal.
Aquatic turtles can grow quite a bit into adulthood. It is recommended to opt for a larger aquarium in advance and avoid unnecessary expenses. The bigger the space, the better quality of pet’s life will be.
The tank should basically have 2 environments: a pool (the “wet” part) for swimming, and a dry part above the water, where the turtle can sunbathe, dry and rest.
Turtles hydrate, breathe and feed underwater. Therefore, to ensure their health, you need to provide fresh and clean water. Ideally, the aquarium should have a filter system. Also do a weekly cleaning of your interior (including water exchange).
Many experts argue that it is necessary to recreate the turtle’s natural habitat to improve its quality of life. For this, you can put artificial plants or palm trees, castles or other elements of the marine environment.
Environment and temperature
Just as important as buying a good aquarium is to think strategically about your location. The environment must be ventilated and receive sunlight or direct illumination. They rely on warm environments to develop well. The ideal water temperature ranges from 26°C to 30°C.
Earth turtles need less environmental conditioning. Many people choose to leave them at home. It’s a riskier decision, but it’s not wrong.
Feeding is the key aspect of turtle care. The daily diet should provide the nutrients necessary for the healthy development of your species.
Reptiles usually need a more modest hydration than mammals to preserve the well-being of their body. Sea turtles hydrate in their own habitat. And for terrestrial ones it is essential to supply fresh and clean water frequently.