Advice 1: How to furnish a cage for Guinea pigs

Sooner or later all parents are faced with a problem: a child wants a pet. A cat or a dog is not always suitable. The reason may be the lack of time to care for a pet or lack of funds on specialized feed. Get home a Guinea pig. This is a very friendly and affectionate animal to take care of your child will be able and the food is need the simple.
How to furnish a cage for Guinea pigs
You will need
  • - cage of durable easily washable material;
  • - wood chips or sawdust;
  • - sustainable feeder;
  • the refuge for the rest;
  • - troughs;
  • the manger for hay wire.
Instruction
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Guinea pig much better feel of the company. Society like yourself sea pigs are more interesting. For one or two Guinea pigs the cage should be not less than 90 x 40 x 38 cm If three animals, the cage length should be increased to 15 cm.
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Don't forget that a Guinea pig is a rodent. The material from which is made the cell needs to be resistant to insects. It is best if the cell wall is made of durable Nickel-plated metal rods. Can be used for making house plexiglass or other synthetic materials. He must be low legs.
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The bottom of the cage should be made of easily washable material. Best of sturdy plastic. Very handy if in the dwelling rodents will double perforated bottom. This will facilitate the care of animals, and the litter will be less dirty.
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The floor in the cage, sprinkle wood shavings or sawdust of deciduous breeds of a tree. The resin of coniferous trees that are harmful to pigs. Do not put in the cell ripped up Newspapers, they contain the printing inks, which can poison the animal.
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Be sure to set the house in which your pig will rest. He should not be the bottom, to make it easier to clean it. Can be hung in a cage, a hammock, a shelf-bed or tube. It will be interesting to watch the animals.
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In a cage for Guinea pigs it is possible to arrange the second floor. Importantly, the overlap was not made of a mesh material. The pig could fall and damage the feet. Going up should be comfortable for your pet: quite gentle and resilient. A Guinea pig is not a decorative rat, she likes to climb the bars.
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Do not put in a cage wheel for Jogging. Mumps can easily damage the spine. Better release the animal once a day to walk around the room. At this time, the cage can be ventilated and clean.
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Conventional drinking bowl pig will easily overturn. Wet litter pet can easily catch a cold. So you need to set the cell vertical trough in the form of an inverted bottle with a ball valve.
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The feeder also needs to be heavy enough. Best choice – quality ceramics. In some houses the retractable trough which you can easily clean the outside.
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Hay for rodents put in special nurseries, which are attached to the bars of the cage. In this case, the grass will not be continuously pulled down over the cage and will not suffer from the secretions of animals.
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Place the cage in a warm, well-lit place, protected from drafts. Do not put it close to heaters, lamps or TV.

Advice 2: How to name a Guinea pig boy

They of the most popular and cute Pets – Guinea pigs. Once they were called overseas, as imported into the country from across the sea, the ancestors of the Guinea pigs come from Peru. If you decide to have at home it's fluffy undemanding animal, in advance, give it a name: live pigs for about 7-8 years and during that time become real family members. How to choose the name of the Guinea pig, for example, boy male?
How to name a Guinea pig boy
Instruction
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You can use the experience of many breeders and just to name a pig one of their popular names: Steve, ginger, piggy or Fluff. The names, of course, good, but painfully common. It's much better if you get creative and pick your pet a rare and original name.
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For example, you can recall the "overseas roots" of the animal and call the pig kui – under such name it is first mentioned in the writings of European scientists. Also mumps was known as Cory (the word may be of Antillean origin).
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The adjective "marine" in the name of the animal gives the idea of the sea named for him. Pirate, Captain, Boatswain, cook – this is not all the similar names that you can think of for a pet.
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In addition, to call the animal by features of its appearance and character. For example, if the male has a dark color, it would fit the name or the moor Othello. Red can be called Orange, Freckle, etc. If the animal is quite well-fed, why not give it a name a Sandwich or chop? Active and lively pet can be called Agile or a Sprinter, thoughtful Philosopher, Nietzsche, or Kant.
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The name for Guinea pigs can be found in books, computer games, movies – it is possible that your pet is somewhat similar to some of the heroes or you just like a particular character. So you can have Harry, Porthos, Watson and so on.
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If you have a hobby or favorite occupation, remember any of a buzzword. You can call the pig, for example, a Bow, or weight. Sounds good, and it is unlikely you will come across a name of someone else.
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Another good option is to entrust the choice of name for Guinea pig isa boy child. However it is possible that then, for the sake of children's fantasies, you will have to call animal Dragon, Prince, or even the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Note
Whatever name you come up with your Guinea pig, it is important that it sonorous and not too long. The animal can be taught to respond to the nickname, and the name pig is easier to remember.

Advice 3: How to name a Guinea pig girl

Sometimes when Pets people are touched and clearly decide to purchase someone. The most popular, of course, rodents, hamsters, Guinea pigs, etc. and then the question is how to call the sea my dear pig, especially if she is a girl.
How to name a Guinea pig girl
You will need
  • Guinea pig
Instruction
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Remember that the name you give to your Guinea pig, it is necessary to choose once and to change it at all desirable. If the name is chosen correctly, then your pet will be distracted by it, even though that's not a cat or a dog, wherein great abilities than rodents.
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When you select a name based on that it should not be long. For Guinea pigs the optimum name length is four to five letters. You can choose a long name, but pronounce it completely, hoping that your pet will be distracted by it, virtually meaningless. Think of a short version and the pig, eat it, and when dealing with people who can provide pet beautiful, long and sonorous name.
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Scientists long ago discovered the following pattern: rodents, including Guinea pigs, much better perceive ultrasounds compared to man. And, therefore, harder for them to respond. In order for the pig reacted to my name, need to fit in as many of those ultrasounds. So, it turns out that it is best to choose names with hissing and whistling sounds, as they are pretty effectively recognized Guinea pigs. The most active rodents perceive the sounds "s" and "sh" , and therefore in the name desirable. So for girls fit the names: Susa, Dora, Shura, etc.
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What is the pig name appropriate to its appearance or character. If the pig is not very active and quite sleepy, the name must be without sharp sounds: to begin with a consonant and no "growling". If the pig is active and spirited, on the contrary, you can think about the presence of a large number of vowels and the letter "R".
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Follow the behavior of the pigs, call it different names until, until you notice that her ears and antennae stiffened. I'll let her choose the name by which she will live.
Note
How to call the pig, the question is relevant. Remember, pigs perfectly trained. And when you hear the name – drawn style and carefully look at calling. So please give this matter more attention.
Useful advice
On the website you have the opportunity to sell or buy a Guinea pig. For questions on the care and maintenance of Guinea pigs is the forum. Funny names for Guinea pigs. If you got yourself a Guinea pig and not know how to call it more original, it will help you a compilation of funny names Svetlana Stolyarova (Svega).

Advice 4: How to make a cage for rats

A cell is a house for rats, their personal territory. So the animals feel comfortable and cozy, well developed, fruited, long lived and remain active, it is important to choose and arrange suitable housing. If it is not possible to buy ready-made cage at a pet store, you can do it yourself.
How to make a cage for rats
Instruction
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Draw a diagram or draw a sketch of the future cells. Note that the optimum height of the cabin for the rodent – 80-100 cm design width 40 cm and length from 60 cm to Schedule several floors, stairs and shelves.Use a metal grid with a cell size of not more than 2 cm on each side. Using the tool on metal cut of the side wall of the cage, ceiling, shelves, hole for entrance and door. Grind the sharp edges with a file, carefully straighten all the elements.Join the parts using to bond the aluminum wire with a thickness of 1-2 mm, the edges of the screw with pliers. Attach the doors and shelves on the scheduled place. Shelves don't bend, create the ribs – fold the unattached edge 1 cm up or down, this will be sufficient to maintain the flatness of the surface. Using wire, bend the clips for the doors and attach them to the walls.Cut and glue the PVC plates from the tray cells.Ready design color according to your desire, pre-Alesgerov the surface with special tools.
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Fill the cell with accessories: the house, a hammock, ladders, pipes, wheels. Shelter for rats make a small, create coziness in it: put some soft paper or cloth. Hang for your pet hammock is a favorite vacation spot of the majority of rats. Purchase it in the store or make yourself from a small towel size 20*20cm and rings used for curtains in the bathrooms. Provide easy access to the upper floors by erecting a system of stairways and passages. Use clear or colored tubes of different diameters. Put in a cage wheel will help your pet not to stay in place and stay in good shape.
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Equip the cage with the necessary elements – drinking bowl and a feeder. Do not use plates as containers for drinking, as ratsusually organize in such places toilet. Get ready a bowl in the form of a cylinder with metal tube and ball, using the brackets attach it to the walls of the cells. Don't prompt rat food in plastic dishes, it can chew the bowl, or easily flip it. Use ceramics or metal.
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Fill the tray with pellets, thick paper (e.g. pulp and kitchen towels). Do not use softwood fillers, rags and cotton wool, it can be dangerous for rats.

Advice 5: How to make a hammock for your Guinea pigs

Guinea pigs love hammocks. They are happy to get them to take a NAP, climb or just swing in a simple fixture. Try to make a hammock for your pet by yourself, it will take some time.
How to make a hammock for your Guinea pigs
You will need
  • - thick fabric 130х30 cm;
  • - 2 piece of cloth 25x35 cm;
  • - 2 m slings;
  • - 30 cm bakey for edging;
  • - plywood 30x25;
  • - 4 carbine;
  • - threads;
  • - needle;
  • - the tape;
  • - scissors;
  • - lighter.
Instruction
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First of all, take the plywood, place it across the width on a large piece of thick fabric, wrap once and sew the side opposite the fold.
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The end of a long piece of fabric sew into the fold of the fabric. Thus, you get the Essentials for the house-the hammock, where the plywood part is the floor, and a thick cloth walls and ceiling.
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Cut the rope into two equal pieces and finish the edges with a lighter so they don't crumble.
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Sew the straps on the inside of the house to the ceiling. To do this, first put the basis for the hammock floor down and find a middle free from the veneer of fabric, folded it in half with a triangle on the plywood part. It will be the middle of the ceiling. Turn from it to the right a distance equal to half the width of the plywood. It will be the right side of the ceiling where you want to sew a sling. Also do the left side. As a result, you get the house-the hammock without two walls, but with pendants.
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Then sew two pieces of fabric on the sides of the house to get a CC and Can use jeans, it's durable and looks very attractive. Suitable pieces from old pants or skirts.
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Now on two adjacent sides of the house-the hammock make inputs, cut out in the walls of the tissue opening. Below each entry is smooth, put the old CD or DVD on the fabric, trace with pencil and cut with scissors the round, slightly smaller than drawn. So the passages will acquire the optimal size.
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Baste bake a small seam along the contour of the inputs, so they look neat and not Ravel. Treat other open stitches stitches over the edge.
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Carabiners tie knots to the ends of the sling, so you can adjust the height of the house hammock.
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Hammock for Guinea pigs ready. Hang it in the cage and be sure to adjust the height.

Advice 6: How to equip a Playground for dogs

Caring for dogs requires daily walks. Therefore, many cities are platforms for walking of these animals. Each such site must be specially equipped.
How to equip a Playground for dogs
Instruction
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In the Central part of the city with dense residential development to equip platforms for walking of dogs with an area of 400 – 600 sq. m. For areas outside the districts they may be located near roads and Railways, power lines and take more than 800 sq. m. will their wall or hedge of trees and shrubs, or a net or lattice fence height of 1.5 meters.
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The surface of the site make smooth. This can be a lawn with tall grass cover 3-5 cm or sand and gravel, convenient for regular cleaning and updates. The Playground should be equipped with seats, boxes, poster signs, lighting. Site configuration depends on the capabilities of the landscape.
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The law establishes the distance from the site for walking dogs through the Windows of residential buildings. It should not be less than 40 m, and up to the borders of kindergartens and schools is not less than 50 m.
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Many owners walking their Pets combined with their training. So ideally, where possible, it is necessary to equip playgrounds for the simultaneous walking and dog training. They need to equip the educational, training and sports equipment, shelter from the rain, benches, information stand, a container for garbage collection, as well as insulated room (probably without Foundation) to store the required training tools, equipment and leisure instructors.
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Platform for training dogs do not less than 2000 sq. m area. It also needs to have a leveled surface and coating that provides good drainage, but not damaging the limbs of animals. For example, it may be sandy or sandy-earth surface, convenient for regular cleaning and updates. The fence must be not less than 1.5 m, with gates and gate, planted on the outside of the bushes. The distance between the elements and sections of the fence, its lower edge and the ground must not allow dogs to leave the area or cause yourself injury.

Advice 7: How to teach a Guinea pig to the trough

Guinea pigs need a lot of water. She drinks often, especially if the food is juicy enough. However, only what is brought into the house the animal needs some time to adjust and learn to navigate the new space. It is possible that the pig did not immediately understand how to use unfamiliar to her drinker. In this case, it is necessary to teach.
How to teach a Guinea pig to the trough
You will need
  • cell;
  • - automatic drinking bowl;
  • - fresh water.
Instruction
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Before you bring a pig home, equip her "apartment." The cell should be clean litter, filled with feeders and waterers, which is a container with a special tip. Attach the bowl to such a height that the animal could easily reach the tip. A house for the first time can not put. Let the pig get used to the environment and to you, and in a few days you can give her shelter.
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Release the animal in the cage and see how it will behave. Guinea pigs are quite shy, but some just realize where that is in their new home. If the animal was at the same place and the same trough, he will understand that in the new is the necessary water.
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Seeing that Guinea pig is looking for water, but can not find her, bring her closer to the troughs. Make it so that the animal lightly poked his nose into the tip. But don't overdo it, nose only needs to touch a metal ball.
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If the pig still does not think what to do, put it next to the bowl. Touch the tip with the wet finger. Hold it close to the pigs mouth and let her lick. Repeat the procedure several times.
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Remember that a Guinea pig should receive water regularly. She usually starts to drink from the feeder as soon as her show. But are not very savvy or very shy animals that do not immediately learn the lesson. Don't be angry with the pig and don't think she's stupid. Please be patient. After a few days you will achieve success, because Guinea pigs get used to new owners quite easily.
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When a Guinea pig gets used to the environment and will become quite tame, start to let her walk. Make sure and this time she could drink if she wants. Put the cage on the floor, and a drinking bottle attach so that it was on the outside of the cells and familiar to the animal height.
Note
In some moments the Guinea pig may not drink. This does not mean that the animal was ill. Watch what's eating your favorite. If the food is very juicy, it fully satisfies the need of organism in the moisture. Diseased mumps usually first refuses to eat, and then from water. In this case, it is required to show the vet.
Useful advice
Continually monitor water quality. It should always be fresh. A Guinea pig will not be able to tell you that the water has an unpleasant smell. She will drink it, as before, however, can get sick. The water in the drinking bowl should be changed at least every day, and even better 2-3 times per day.

Advice 8: How to equip the parrot cage

Parrots, especially the young – is quite moving and active birds who are bored to sit for many hours in a cage. Even if you often release their pet into the wild, you need to take care that his house had everything we needed: not only feeders and waterers, but the perches, swings, ladders, toys.
How to equip the parrot cage

The necessary items in the cage



In each parrot cage should be a mandatory set of subjects that are necessary for a healthy bird life. First is the feeder. Parrots are uncomfortable with the platter, so it is advisable to buy him a special bowl. When choosing pay attention to material quality and are considered hygienic porcelain and faience, you can also purchase cheaper plastic feeders.

The bird needs to be constant access to water, so you need to put one or more drinkers. The such fixtures of the closed type, in which the water is not contaminated. If you choose the open drinking bowl, keep the water in it as soon as it gets litter, you need to immediately replace the water, otherwise it will stand out harmful ammonia. Do not place large outdoor pet waterers, otherwise it will begin to swim.

Equip the parrot bath is a small tub where he could from time to time to swim. He's supposed to do a treatment at least once a week. The size of the trays depends on the size of birds, but it must freely be placed in it. Pour into the bath warm clear waters, and after procedures pour it so the parrot began to drink it.

Entertainment parrot



The greater part of his life parrots is carried out on the branches, so in the cage they need to equip similar conditions. For this fix within a few perches, preferably wooden, soft rock. Birds love to gnaw twigs, they particularly like the roosts with the kidneys. Make sure that they are well fixed and do not rotate when the parrot sits on them.

Most breeds of parrots are very active, they like to move, climb the cage to explore new places. Try to set more of the different devices: ladders, perches, swing. But don't forget about what needs to stay and lots of space. All items on which will sit a pet, should be made of wood, plastic things he can chew on, but it is harmful to health.

Buy the parrot a few toys: a bell, a mirror, a ring that is suspended under the ceiling of the cell. The bird will appreciate any items that make sounds or move. From time to time to bring your pet with fresh branches of deciduous trees, which contain a lot of minerals and vitamins that are useful for birds.

It is very important not only to properly equip the cage, but also to monitor its cleanliness. Wash it as often as possible, every day clean the drip tray once a month arrange General cleaning, change the old branches, clean all the rods decoction of chamomile.
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