Buying toys from your local pet shop can be expensive, and after the money you spend on it, your cat either tears the toy to pieces in a couple of hours or turns its nose up completely!
Why not save your money and entertain your cat with the following things you can find around your own home?
I guarantee all cats love string. As it wiggles along the ground, moving fast and slow, it triggers your cat’s hunting mechanism and makes a great plaything.
A great idea is to tie a long piece of string to a stick, so you can drag it along the ground and tease your pet while sitting comfortable in a chair.
Other than the sound of pet food, nothing perks my cats ears up like the sound of paper being rolled into a ball. A ball of paper about the size of a ping-pong ball is ideal for your cat to chase around the house. They absolute love it.
Similar thing to use for ball pet toys are rolled up sweet wrappers and small balls of foil.
One of the most versatile products you can use to make different cat toys and activities.
It’s great to wrap around a post to make your very own cat scratch post and can be pined to pieces of board to make scratch boards that can be mounted on a wall inside or out.
These are just some of the things you can find inside your home to entertain your pet, without having to spend a lot of money in pet shops on toys and pet accessories.…
“You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats.” – Colonial proverb
Fancy having a cat at home? It will depend on you throughout its life – around 15 years with proper care – so properly budget for visits to the vets and other costs before making a decision to get a cat.
You have to budget for cat food, cat litter and scoops and other accessories to make the cat’s life comfortable at your home.
Kitten or adult? A difficult choice since the kitten of today is going to be a member of your household for a long time. Perhaps it is better to get an adult cat since it has already developed a personality and you will know what you are getting. Adult cats easily adapt to a new home and get attached to the new owner as easily as a kitten. It does not matter whether you get a male or female because their behaviour is not dependent on their gender. Neutered and spayed cats make pleasant companions.
Any good animal shelter will have healthy cats available. Remember a cat you picked up from the shelter is actually saved from death by you. To convey a proper image, choose a name for the cat from Abby, Achilles to Zummo. There are lots and lots of fancy names to choose from.
OK, you got your cat – so now what? Open up your purse so that your cat can feel pampered. You can get elegant and lavishly designed dining bowls with a price range of £8 to £80. To promote their health and well being encourage your cat to drink more water. Drinking fountains for cats which re-circulate water and provide fresh tasting filtered water are a great idea. Like humans, pets …
Has this ever happened to you? Your cat’s peeing outside the litter box, and you’re desperately trying to clean up after your cat, wondering if you’re actually doing anything to stop it from happening in the first place!
Well, if you’re like me, you probably want some quick solutions to the problem, or at least a list of checkpoints that you know you must, like a detective on a trail, work through, to get the litter box behavior problem under control.
By the time you finish this article, you will have learnt the 7 most important steps you must know, when it comes to this problem of the cat peeing outside the litter box.
Firstly, let’s have a look at the reasons why this happens. The reasons for peeing outside the litter box are:
1. A medical problem.
2. The cat that has never been properly house trained to use the litter box in the first place.
3. Problems with the litter tray itself.
4. An unpleasant event that occurred while the cat was at the litter box.
5. A temporary physical or emotional stress, or change in the household causing the cat to urinate in an area outside the box, which is perpetuated by the urine smell reminding the cat to return to the same area over and over again.
6. Old age causing a cat to not be easily able to get to the litter box.
Now, keep these causes in mind, when checking out the 7 action steps:
1. If there’s a change in toilet behavior with no obvious cause, it may be caused by illnesses such as urinary tract infections, blocked anal glands, worms and parasites, diabetes and tumors. These illnesses may have no other obvious signs, apart from this urination problem. So you must consider …
I remember dreading the day I found the perfect couch to go in our appartment. Binx was never particular with what he liked scratching on and I realised that if I bought this couch, that it would end up looking like a shreaded pin cushion in a matter of hours not days!
Just moving into a new appartment (or having been there a long time) introducing your kitty to his new surroundings can be quite tough and you want to keep him inside for about a week to three weeks until you are satisfied that he is happy to know where home is and he is settled himself before deciding to let him outside. While he is inside for those one to three weeks, if you are unfortunate enough not to be able to stay home and watch your kitty 24/7, you will likely to come home and find the couch has been attacked or worse, I used to come home and find the base of my bed had been attacked!
Now declawing is definately out of the option, the only other choice left was to look at is Cat Furniture for your kitty. For starters a cat scratcher especially if you have an indoor kitty! Now I was very warey how Binx would take to this new carpeted object sitting in the lounge, and it was quite lucky I had bought him a Cat Nip plant!
Your kitty will probably go nutty over Cat Nip, but not all cats react the same way to it. If your kitty is not taking any notice of his new scratching pole, and is still using your couch, break a couple of leaves off the Cat Nip plant and proceed to rub it all over the carpeted pole. It took a few days …
Cats and dogs spend a lot of their time sleeping so a comfortable bed is very important. Cats like to be very comfortable when they are sleeping so getting them a cat bed that will keep them warm is a good ides. Heated cat beds can be found right here, with a click of your mouse.
If you are looking for a more traditional cat bed then why not consider a wicker cat bed. Wicker cat beds are great for cats, they offer needed support, as well as comfort for size. A window cat bed is also great, and then your cat can lie lazily in the sun in its cat bed looking out the window. Windowsill cat beds take into consideration the cat’s curiosity.
If your cat is definitely a prince or princess then by all means a fancy cat bed or a designer cat bed is definitely what your cat needs. If you have multiple cats then look at getting a cat bunk bed for them to share, or a cat bed tree. Cats like to be close and share with other cats this will give them the opportunity.
If your cat stay outside most of the time then look at getting your cat an outdoor cat bed or a cheep cat bed that you can replace every few months. Discount cat beds are also great for this reason. Don’t forget to consider pet bedding for your cat bed.
It is important to remember that because cats do shed, a washable cat bed is very important to help keep the cat dander and cat hair to a minimum in your house. Another good ideas it to have two cat beds (even if you only have one cat) this will ensure that you wash your cat bed regularly because …
Lovebirds are the most popular pet birds, but not all lovebirds are created equal. In this article, we will explore which species of the lovebird is the best pet and why you should consider a particular species. As a general rule, the larger the size of your pet bird, the more likely they are to show signs of aggression.
The smaller lovebirds don’t have teeth or claws, so they can’t cause any damage or harm to you or anything in their environment. Furthermore, because they are small and less aggressive than other birds like macaws, cockatoos, and parrots, these little birds are easier to take care of.
Types Of Lovebirds
There are five different species of lovebirds that can be kept as pets. These include the Senegal, Sun, Jardine’s, Fischer’s, and Meyer’s lovebird. The Jardine’s is a medium-sized bird with a slightly rounded head. They are considered to be more docile than other lovebirds.
Meyer’s lovebird is a medium-sized bird with large eyes that give them its name. The breed has a long tail and short wings which make them easier for owners to handle. Their smaller size makes it easy for owners to take care of these birds in small cages or enclosures.
Fischer’s lovebird is also known as the red-bellied lovebird because of its distinctive coloring. They have an orange belly and black back feathers. Despite having red coloring, they are typically more mellow than other birds like the yellow-bellied lovebird and don’t show aggression towards humans or objects around them.
The Senegalese lovebird is another popular type of pet bird with white plumage on its body and wings along with a black head and tail feathers. This type of pet bird has a sweet disposition and doesn’t show signs of aggression …
Turtles are a great pet! They’re fun and easy to take care of. If you do decide to get a turtle as a pet, here are some tips to keep them healthy and happy. First, make sure you find out how big your turtle is before purchasing one. The bigger the turtle, the more space it will need. You can place an aquarium in the corner of a room that has low to medium light.
This will allow for turtles to feel safe and comfortable when they are confined in their enclosure. For water, use a shallow water dish and make sure it’s cleaned regularly and filled with fresh water every day. Turtles need air so keep the tank open periodically so they can breathe.
Also, make sure you provide your turtle with food pellets or vegetables if needed at least once every two days. If you want your turtle to be active, provide them with lots of exercise options such as hiding places, toys, rocks, and logs for climbing on or digging into. Maintain yours.
Why Would You Want a Turtle as a Pet?
Turtles are a great pet! They’re fun and easy to take care of and make a great addition to the family. Some of their characteristics include being very friendly, cuddly, and interactive.
When you get your turtle, it should be healthy so that you can enjoy it for many years. Make sure you know how big your turtle is before purchasing it because the bigger the turtle, the more space it needs. If you have an aquarium in your home, use low light so that your turtle feels comfortable and safe when confined in its enclosure.
How To Find Out How Big Your Turtle Is
Turtles are great pets to …
If you’ve ever owned a pet goldfish, you probably remember its distinctive shape as it grew from a small fry into a full-grown adult or so you thought. It may be hard to see now, but over time, your once vibrant little friend transformed into something vaguely resembling an oversized crustacean. A goldfish has no real facial features, except for two large eyes on either side of its head.
The rest of its body is basically just bone and cartilage, which means it can’t grow larger without increasing its skull size. So when a new owner buys one, he or she typically expects the fish to look more or less the same throughout its life. But if you take a closer look, you’ll notice that most goldfish have their noses poking up through the top of the water at strange angles.
This makes them appear silly (or comical), but they aren’t actually being harmed by it. In fact, many keepers believe that having a goldfish’s nose poking out of the water helps maintain good health. In addition, the angle that your goldfish’s head sits at seems to matter quite a bit. If you buy a goldfish online, you might receive a package showing a picture of what appears to be a normal-sized goldfish.
However, when you open the box, you’ll find that the fish doesn’t have its head upright and looking forward. Instead, its face points upward, making it appear to have a tiny snout. Goldfish kept in this position tend to swim sideways instead of straight ahead, and some owners even claim that it affects how brightly they glow under bright lights. Some argue that these “snouted” goldfish should only be kept in containers shaped like regular goldfish bowls because the sideways swimming could make them …
My wife is a pet lover who has owned dogs her whole life. She also happens to be very good with them. For example, she can read their moods and knows when they need treats or walks. But one thing that I never thought my wife could do until recently is teaching our black lab, Cooper, how to shake hands.
I don’t know why this happened, but last month, I came home from work to find Cooper on his back, wiggling around as he tried to claw at something under the couch. He had been acting like this for about 10 minutes when I walked in the door. We live in an apartment so there isn’t any other pets’ insight, and we always keep the doors closed.
So it wasn’t clear to me what might have startled him. Once I picked up the remote control and saw the TV screen, however, I knew exactly what had set off his fear reaction. There, on-screen was a man shaking another man’s hand. This made me laugh because it looked so ridiculous I couldn’t help myself.
Cooper got even more upset after seeing the scene, barking loudly and growling while attempting to bite at the TV screen. A couple of days later, I brought him in to a vet clinic where I worked, hoping that some kind of veterinarian would have an idea of what caused this strange behavior.
The first person I asked said that it seemed likely that he’d simply seen someone else behave in a way that frightened him. He suggested I take him home to see if things improved over time. If they didn’t, he recommended trying to desensitize Cooper by bringing him into places where lots of people were present. That might make him …