Archive for the ‘Pets and Animals’ Category

postheadericon How to Create a Wildlife Habitat

How to Create a Wildlife Habitat

Do you want to see birds, butterflies, frogs and more in your yard? By creating another place for them to eat and nest, you can help many local species and possibly save them from extinction. You don’t actually have to have a big backyard. Even if you just have a balcony, you can still do some things. Plant a few flowers in pots and put out a bird-feeder. Whether you have a huge yard or just a tiny space, you can do a little something to support wildlife. 1 Online…

postheadericon How to Create a Tropical Vivarium

How to Create a Tropical Vivarium

Have you ever wondered what your lizards tank would look like if it was tropical? WikiHow can help! With a few simple steps, you too can make a naturalistic tropical vivarium for your critter! 1 Fill the bottom of the tank with pebbles. These will act as drainage. 2 Put terrarium mat over the pebbles. This will filter water. 3 Cover the mat with the mulch substrate. Leave about a quarter of the tank uncovered. 4 Put the acrylic sheet over the uncovered area of the tank. 5 Plant the…

postheadericon How to Create a Terrarium for an American Toad (Bufor Americanus)

How to Create a Terrarium for an American Toad (Bufor Americanus)

This is an article that teaches you to make a habitat for that American toad you always wanted. 1 First, you will need a tank. This tank will serves the animals home for the rest of it’s life so get the right stuff because how would you like to live in a house without a TV, toys, or furniture. The size of the tank depends on the size of your toad(s) and how many toad(s) will be in the tank. For one toad get a 10 gallon (37.9 L) tank, for…

postheadericon How to Create a Trust for Your Pets

How to Create a Trust for Your Pets

Three Parts:Choosing a TrusteeChoosing a GuardianDrafting Your Trust DocumentCommunity Q&A As many as 87 percent of Americans consider their pets to be family members.[1] If you have a pet, including your pets in your end-of-life plans ensures they will be cared for when you no longer can. Although you could always include your pets in your will, this can be of limited use since wills can take months to go through probate. In the meantime, your pets’ lives may be in jeopardy. Nearly every state, however, recognizes pet trusts. Unlike…

postheadericon How to Create a Safe Environment for Your Fish

How to Create a Safe Environment for Your Fish

Creating a safe environment for your fish is key to ensure optimal health and life expectancy for them. Follow these simple steps to ensure your pet fish gets what it deserves to live a long and happy life under water in its new home. 1 Decide on what types of fish you prefer and find most interesting. Read about their preferences and where they come from. Make sure the other fish you plan to keep with them are suitable. Boisterous and aggressive feeders for example, are not recommended to be…

postheadericon How to Create Aquariums So Lizards and Fish Can Coexist

How to Create Aquariums So Lizards and Fish Can Coexist

Create an educational fish tank that is stimulating for lizards and amphibians without a messy and unhealthy dirt substrate. More surface area for running can be created. 1 Get a fish tank (the larger the better), several pieces of slate (about 5 inches long and 1/2 inches thick), and two large tubes of aquarium sealant. 2 Draw a removable straight line all the way around the tank on the outside glass 1/3rd of the way from the top. (2/3rds of tank will be water, 1/3rd is lizard habitat.) 3 Set…

postheadericon How to Apply Advantix for Dogs

How to Apply Advantix for Dogs

Three Parts:Preparing to Apply AdvantixApplying AdvantixFinishing UpCommunity Q&A Fleas and ticks are not only a nuisance for your dog, but can also make him very sick if they remain on his skin. In addition, fleas can easily infest a house and ticks can spread disease to people. For these reasons, it is very important for you, as a responsible pet owner, to give your dog a monthly flea and tick preventative throughout the year. Advantix is a popular product for dogs that kills and repels fleas and ticks in dogs.[1]…

postheadericon How to Apply a Gauze Muzzle to a Dog

How to Apply a Gauze Muzzle to a Dog

Two Parts:Preparing the MuzzleMuzzling the DogCommunity Q&A A dog that is injured or in pain from any cause should be approached cautiously, calmly and slowly. Applying a muzzle with a gauze will allow you to handle a dog without being bitten. Please note that this article is for those who do not have a commercial muzzle on hand and therefore need a different type. Part 1 Preparing the Muzzle 1 Get a length of gauze large enough or small enough for your dogs muzzle. If you have a small dog,…

postheadericon How to Apply Advantage to Dogs

How to Apply Advantage to Dogs

Advantage flea medication is a preventative medication made for dogs and cats to prevent fleas, ticks and flea eggs. Advantage is applied as one dose to your dog’s skin. Advantage is most effective when properly applied to your dog. Here are some tips on how to apply Advantage to dogs. 1 Prepare the dose. Hold the individual Advantage dose upright so the slender end of the tube is at the top. This end is the applicator. Pull the cap off the tube. You can also snap the end off the…

postheadericon How to Create a Green Anole Habitat

How to Create a Green Anole Habitat

Two Parts:Preparing a Green Anole HabitatProviding the Necessary Heat, Light and HumidityCommunity Q&A Green Anoles are cute little lizards that are perfect for those new to reptiles. With their bright green coloration and fantastic dewlap displays, these critters make great pets. They are relatively cheap to buy, but you do need to make sure you provide an appropriate habitat for your lizard. They need space, warmth, humidity, and plenty of rocks, sticks and leafy plants to climb around on. Part 1 Preparing a Green Anole Habitat 1 Get a vivarium….