• Australian Finches - Their Care and Keep
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    Australian Finches – Their Care and Keep

    Australian finches are remarkable little birds. The name is a broad term and is so named because there are many different types of finches that fit into this category. Some are the Zebra Finch, Painted Finch, Lady Gouldian and there are a variety of more that fit into the category.

    Of all of the birds that are considered part of the Australian family the Zebra finch makes the best pet. For those families or individuals that like birds and want a pet this is the most hardy and easy to keep. They do require a few things but nothing of any great work.

    Zebra finch as already discussed is part of Australian finches classification. They sing and will do well in a small to medium bird cage. They need a well balanced diet and to be kept warm and out of drafts.

    When choosing a pet bird these sweet finches are the easiest to keep. When choosing the right foods for their diets it is important to remember to keep it well balanced with seed, greens and protein. One of the best foods to give them is mashed hard boiled eggs.

    When trying to introduce the Australian finch to new foods it is best to do it while they are young. Older birds tend to shy away from anything new and will be harder to convince that the new food supply is good for them. If a breeder has an older bird that will eat a variety of foods many times this bird will be used as a trainer. When it is feeding time the breeder will put the older bird in with the youngsters and they will see the trainer eat the foods. It is important to offer greens to your Australian finches to maintain good health.

    Along with food for the diets is fresh water. Australian finches will need to have fresh water available to them at all times. Because they are small it is very easy for them to become dehydrated and very hard to rehydrate them. If this happens and a small Australian finch needs to be hydrated it will take the help of an expert or animal doctor (vet). Many times the birds die due to not having access to fresh water.

    Breeding finches is not as hard as many would think. As long as there is a pair and they get along things usually go well. It is very important to know that when Australian finches are molting they are under stress. This is not a good time to introduce anything new. When speaking of nothing new while molting this also goes for introducing a new mate.

    When an Australian finch owner decides they want to begin breeding these lovely birds there is really no change in diet needed. If they are on a well-maintained and healthy diet they will have all they need. Many new breeders are under the impression that more food is needed. If your finches are well cared for there …

  • 10 Tips on How to Keep Your Pet Safe at Halloween
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    10 Tips on How to Keep Your Pet Safe at Halloween

    Halloween is an awesome part of the year, when everybody gets to have fun pretending to be whomever or whatever they want, show off their creativity, and gather with friends for a spooky good time. This is not even to mention the treat of seeing little kids and pets dressed up… and the candy! Who can forget the candy?

    While the celebration is going on, however, there are some things to remember in order to keep pets happy and healthy during all the hoopla.

    1. Most important of any Halloween tip: Don’t feed Fido or Fluffy any candy! Chocolate especially is poisonous to animals, but any sugary treat can be dangerous and make your pet sick. It’s not just the candy itself you need to watch out for, either – the wrappers can cause choking and digestive problems. It’s important to make sure kids understand this too. It’s only natural they want to share their loot with their best friend!

    2. Keep your pet away from seasonal produce such as pumpkin and corn -they may not kill your pet, but they can cause serious stomach upset as well.

    3. it’s a good idea to keep your pet in a quiet, comfortable room away from the front door during trick or treating hours. Pets can become nervous or frightened by the noise and excitement, or all the strangers appearing at their door. They may try to escape or even bite in such confusing circumstances! Better to let them relax somewhere else in the house, or even crate them with their favorite blanket and toy.

    4. If you use some of the imaginative and cool electric decorations out there, make sure the cords and plugs are secured away from your pet’s nosy mouths and paws.

    5. If you decide to dress up your furry baby, be careful about the costume. Make sure there are no toxic colors or materials, and that the outfit doesn’t bind your pet, cut into their skin, give them something to chew on, or choke them. Keep an eye on pets the entire time they’re dressed up to be certain they don’t get tangled.

    6. It’s not recommended that you take your pet out in the chaos of Halloween. However, if you do decide to take your pet trick or treating with you, keep them securely on a leash and be certain their ID tags are well-attached and updated just in case. Another important safety tip is to use reflective tape on your dog’s collar and costume. If they get off the leash, they will still be visible to drivers in the dark, and accidents can be avoided.

    7. If you have a dark cat, especially a black one, keep them in the house. If at all possible in the days and weeks leading up to Halloween. Be extra careful on the night itself – some people play cruel tricks on black cats around this night. It’s probably best to have all pets remain inside on Halloween, just …

  • Make Money With Pet Accessories
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    Make Money With Pet Accessories

    Everyone loves animals, or knows someone who does. Most households in America have accepted their pets as people and love them like family members. One way to tap in to this animal loving epidemic is to make money off of the tags that are used to identify them. Setting up a website that promotes, creates, and/or sells these tags is a way to create a stream of income with as much effort as you would like to put into it.

    There are many options available to make money with this method, but all of them require creating a website. You should either utilize the services of a website creator referred to as a webmaster, or simple find the best website builder available. Your website needs to appear professional and secure in order for customers to purchase your products. You must include a secure payment option in order to assure potential customer of legitimacy.

    You need to find ways to make your website more noticeable to your target audience. You should include information or blogs about animals, as well as videos or pictures for the audience to view when creating your website. Expound on the fact that these tags can help you find your animal in the event that he or she disappears. Any pet owner who cares about their pet will realize the necessity for these tags and want to protect their animal as best they can. By making your website fresh and informative pet owners will be more willing to return. If they do not purchase the tags on the first visit then they may at a future visit prompted by the information that you provide on the site.

    You have the option of creating these tags yourself or promoting a company who does for a percentage of the sale profits. Creating the tags yourself requires a certain investment in the purchase of the machine and the blank tags required for the machine. If you do choose to make these tags you must also consider the time and effort required for production. The more complicated machines require more effort, and with any machine there is a certain amount of maintenance required as well. However, once the business has reached a point where replacement and maintenance are due you will have a substantial income to reinvest into the business.

    If you choose to become an affiliate and sell the products that another company creates, you can increase your revenue by promoting other pet products on the same site. There are other pet product companies who would like to utilize the opportunity to have their products promoted and offering more than one animal product will also make your website more pet owner interesting.

    There is always a level of competition with this kind of business. Online search engines can show you the other companies that you are competing against and give you an idea of what you need to produce in order to contend with them. Utilize your friend and family …

  • Dog Accessories - A Fine Way To Pamper Your Dog
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    Dog Accessories – A Fine Way To Pamper Your Dog

    Dog Accessories Can Make Your Pet Look Stylish

    Every pet owner looks forward to receive compliments for his / her pet and with some good fashion accessories, this is very much possible. Market is flooded with a huge variety of pet accessories such as charms, dog collars, bows, decorative beads and barrettes. Dressing up a pet with some decorative and trendy accessories can make it look fashionable. Collars are a favorite dog accessory as these are available in numerous personalization options. From embossed to stone embedded collars, pet owners can buy that any makes their pet look unique.

    Personalized collars are available studded adjustable buckles making them perfect for both he and she dogs. While buying collars, one thing has to be checked; its elasticity as with this one would know if the pet is going to feel comfortable wearing it without any kind of suffocative reaction. Bows are another dog accessory that is considered to be ideal for both male and female dogs. With a stylish bow attached to an elegant collar any pet can look cute and charming. People who are willing to spend some extra bucks can combine bows with a tiny locket made up of any material, even diamonds. Designer dog collars and bows are also available in the market and can be bought by those who want to pamper their pet with something exceptionally gorgeous.

    Dog Treats- Your Pet Needs Loads Of Nutrition To Look Good

    There are quite a few pet owners who consider that their pet needs to look good, but are ignorant of its dietary requirements. To know what food to give to a pet, first of all its interests, age, breed and lot many crucial factors are to be considered. Dogs do not require as much as carbohydrates and fats as humans do, this is the reason why stress is laid to read the product label carefully before making any purchase. Only dog foods sold by reliable brands are to be given to the pet if one wants it to live healthily. Natural foods are the best option when it comes to feeding a little pup as these younger ones do not have a solid digestive system.

    All dog foods are not same and all not suitable for all the breeds, thus carefully buying is advisable. A regulated diet is what the pet requires and at the same time the foods needs to be relishing also. If the dog likes moist food, then a little bit of water can be added to the dry food to bring in some moistness and retains the natural taste. Picking dog treats is indeed a tricky affair and there is only one way to come out of this apprehensive situation, reading labels when buying food of quality brands.

    The bottom line is that if the pet feeds on the right dog food and wears some cute dog accessories, it is going to receive great compliment from all. Dog foods and accessories available at Tails Pet …

  • What If All Licensed Pets Were Microchipped?
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    What If All Licensed Pets Were Microchipped?

    You know the drill – you’re walking contentedly down the street and look up to spy a “Lost Dog” poster mounted on the phone pole. You take a moment to read it, scan your memory to see if the description or picture sparks any recognition, then shake your head in sorrow as you walk on, wishing them the best in their search for their beloved companion. It’s a rather common scenario, especially after a major fireworks event or thunderstorm.

    Then, while reading the news a couple of days later you notice a small headline, “City Government Mandates Microchipping of All Licensed Pets”. Interesting, you muse, remembering the lost dog poster you passed. You read on. It seems the city council has voted to phase in automatic microchipping of both cats and dogs, to be completed at their annual license renewal.

    However, because microchipping is completed at the veterinarians, the program will be phased in over a two year period. Expected rate of compliance is approximately 84% – the compliance rate of dog licensure. Penalty for non-compliance, you read, is tiered. First offense is a warning, second is a small fine and third is a mandatory stay at the city shelter for the pet to be microchipped, and all fees paid by the animal’s owner. Further reading informs you that dogs and cats are licensed in this city, but other animals (ferrets, hamsters, turtles,, other reptiles, pigs, horses, goats, etc) tho they can be microchipped, are not included in the mandatory law as they are not licensed.

    Lots of questions swarm through your brain. All licensed pets microchipped… who benefits? How much does it cost? Who pays? How? Will it help? If so, what will it help? How?

    Microchipping – the application of a rice-sized implant under the skin of your pet between the shoulder blades – aids in the recovery of your pet if s/he’s lost or stolen. The small device emits a radio frequency which is easily picked up on a hand held scanner. The chipping usually takes place in a vet’s office quickly and easily, with no anesthetic required. The microchip is injected under the skin by a syringe, then scanned to ensure it is sending properly and can be easily read. Then the pet owner registers the chip number, the animal and owner characteristics and contact information with either their vet or to the registry of that specific brand of microchip. Microchipping is done once in a pet’s lifetime, and lasts for the pet’s lifetime, under normal conditions.

    Benefits of microchips:

    Quick, safe and easy identification of animals picked up by animal control or turned into animal control shelters or vets offices.

    Reduction of animal control expense of housing, feeding, provision of medical care, etc. to pets because microchipped pets are quickly and safely reunited with their owners.

    Owners of pets easily benefit by quick and safe return of their lost or stolen animals, with microchipped cats being returned over 20 times more than non-microchipped …