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How to Select the Best Bird Cages

Proper cage selection is vital to your bird’s health. Your bird spends a large portion of time in its cage each day, so it is important to choose a cage that meets its needs. Choosing an over-sized or under-sized cage can be detrimental to both the development and behavior of your bird. A good starting point is to choose a cage that is roughly 2-3 times the width of your bird’s extended wingspan, although that rule doesn’t necessarily apply to very small or very large birds. When keeping two birds together, you need to choose a cage that is twice that size, as shown here.

Bar spacing is as important as cage size, large bar spacing is not suitable for smaller birds and can allow them to escape or even become caught in the cage. Small bar spacing causes problems for larger birds as smaller bars are usually thinner and more easily destroyed. Generally, cages for smaller birds have 3/8” to 1/2” bar spacing (cages for birds such as finches can have even smaller spacing). Larger birds do best with a bar spacing of ½” or more, all the way up to 1” for macaw cages. The difference between 1" and 3/8" bar spacing is substantial.

The majority of cages come with cage grates. Grates play an important role in your bird’s cage as they limit access to uneaten or spoiled food, as well as keeping your bird from walking in its own waste. Grate spacing is usually comparable to bar spacing.

Another optional component on some cages is a playpen top. These tops enable you to create a place for your bird to play when not confined to the cage while not taking up a lot of extra space in your house. However, it is important to remember that playpen tops are often not a good choice for large birds, as being higher than their owners can give them a feeling of dominance. We carry a selection of cages from A&E Cage Company and Prevue-Hendryx which you can order online at petnailexpert.com.

 

How to Give Your Dog A Proper Shower The Easy Way

Many movies make it seem like washing a pet is a small task. You can't normally expect a dog to be delighted about being showered by his master. Soapy water is the opposite of fun and dirty, so dogs could try to avoid baths. If this is your dog, then you might be having a tough time showering him. With enough training and practice, you could bathe your puppy without agitating it easily as shown here.

Begin showering your puppy as soon as it's of sufficient age, but not too old. This is the time you will know if your dog does not react negatively to the activity. It is only normal for your dog to be a little bit resistant, specially if it’s his first time. It's all about getting your dog acquainted with the activity. If you want to make it simpler for your dog during a bath, you could give it a toy or treat. A goodie will work as a treat to your pet and should be given once again once he acts well through the activity. Pups get distressed much easier when their body is submerged, so it is not recommended to fill the bath beforehand. Rather, play with him for a short time inside the tub and give it a few treats and toys. If your dog is already calm, you can start filling warm water in to the tub.

Another tip you should take note is be sure that your dog’s ear will not get water. It is harmful for dogs to have water in their ears. You may choose to protect your dog’s ear by blocking it with cotton balls. This process also takes time and adjusting to, so you need to take precautions if you have no other choice for safeguarding your dog’s ears. A mild soap is usually recommended for your dog’s hair and skin because they're great at extracting the bad odour and they do not eliminate the dog’s natural oils. If you want to put shampoo in your dog, ensure that the shampoo is veterinarian-recommended. Other parts of your dog that you have to protect during bath time are eyes and mouth. If you want to be sure nothing bad happens, make use of a small container for pouring water, hose, or prevent washing the dog above the neck. Just use a damp cloth when cleaning your dog’s head.

Drying seems like a comfort but it’s as hard as bathing. Blow drying is beneficial however the noise from the blow dryer may cause irritation to dogs. This can be the occasion to bring out the goodies and toys and that should help make your dog be more at ease. A particular part of this equipment could become hot, so make sure it's not going to come in contact with your dog’s skin during drying as shown here. If you'd like to make sure safety, simply use a towel. Your pet dog will likely want to dry himself by moving his body.

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