Instructables: exploring - living - pets - pet - featured Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:54:51 PST BLOX v1.01 Dog's Water Bucket Heater
Dog's Water Bucket Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> walter.warren1 If you live in an area with cold winters and have a need for an outdoor water bucket for a dog, you know that keeping it free of ice in the winter is a problem. I'd seen simple little heaters like this used in chicken coops, and decided to see if it would work to keep our dog's water bucket thawed. ...
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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 06:42:17 PST
Sparky: The $3 Micro Fish Tank Filter
Sparky: The $3 Micro Fish Tank Filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> imthemaker Meet Sparky, a micro filter for fish tanks that only costs $3. It is so simple to make and it is the perfect size for a betta tank or another small aquarium. If you want to use it with a larger tank, you can just double up!Why do you need a Filter?A filter is absolutely essential for any fish tank! ...
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:52:24 PST
Recycled Gecko Humidity Hut
Recycled Gecko Humidity Hut - More DIY How To Projects]]> ashleyjlong I've been keeping leopard geckos since I was 15 years old, and have experienced the good, bad, and the ugly when it comes to terrarium products. This homemade humidity hut is my rendition of a simple hack many hobbyists and breeders have turned to rather than buying the more expensive faux rock hid...
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:04:42 PST
Doghouse Beach House DIY - Using Recycled/Repurposed Materials
Doghouse Beach House DIY - Using Recycled/Repurposed Materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> Craft Klatch I was asked if I would make a dog related craft. I gave it some thought and decided I wanted to stretch my crafting chops and make a doghouse. This is by far the largest project I have tried. I wanted it to be a Key West beach house inspired doghouse - like someone built a colorful cottage, righ...
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 07:01:00 PST
"Jeweled" Dog Collar from an Old Belt
"Jeweled" Dog Collar from an Old Belt - More DIY How To Projects]]> Rhonda Chase Design Leather dog collars are so expensive, but my beasts like to have something nice to wear. Since someone in my house always seems to be wearing out a belt, I thought I would try some reuse and make my own collars. This design uses epoxy to make dog proof faux jewels for decoration. Get a Belt Here...
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:51:37 PDT
Tonto dog rider costume
Tonto dog rider costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeasaurus Based off the western movie The Lone Ranger, this tiny sidekick Tonto was made to ride on the back of my dog, making her look like a horse. My version may look a little different than the one from the movie, but is recognizable immediately (and insanely adorable).Using a doll figurine as the base mo...
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:37:05 PDT
Halloween pet costumes jessyratfink Get your pets in on the Halloween action! We've got costumes for all kinds of pets, including dogs, cats, hedgehogs and even tarantulas. We can't guarantee your pet will tolerate wearing a costume, but they'll definitely be lots of fun to make. :D null Turn your dog into a magestic lion! nul...
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Fri, 20 Sep 2013 20:33:53 PDT
Homemade dog food, gluten free
Homemade dog food, gluten free - More DIY How To Projects]]> jxross High quality commercial dog food is expensive.  A 35 pound bag of Science Diet, for example, is close to $50.  And for your money you get such tasty ingredients as Chicken By-Product Meal, Powdered Cellulose, Corn Gluten Meal, Soybean Meal, Chicken Liver Flavor, and Caramel Color.  Yum Yum.  It tast...
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Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:14:18 PDT
DIY Dog Bunk Beds
DIY Dog Bunk Beds - More DIY How To Projects]]> lanavonhaught Create your own doggie bunk beds!I bought two of these: American Kennel Club Solid Suede Gusset Pet Bed with Fur Top and the dimensions are 36" wide x 27" deep so that is the size of beds these plans are designed to fit. If you already have dog beds or are buying beds of a different size, adjus...
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:56:48 PDT
Tiny Invertebrates in Tiny Tanks
Tiny Invertebrates in Tiny Tanks - More DIY How To Projects]]> Fossphur I've never had much luck keeping fish, but when my sister found some tiny swimming creatures in her fish tank along with her fish, I found those fascinating and wanted to learn more. She was glad to give these little guys a home with me rather than tipping them down the drain along with her water-ch...
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 10:11:34 PDT
Lion Dog Costume
Lion Dog Costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> scoochmaroo Tucker had always dreamed of being a lion.  He imagined languid days on the Serengeti, punctuated with thrilling hunts, watching the lionesses chase down wild antelope, and then moving in for his share.  When he thought about it enough, he could even feel the hot, dry wind blowing through his luxuri...
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Wed, 7 Nov 2012 12:49:09 PST
Cheap Safe Dog Car Seat
Cheap Safe Dog Car Seat - More DIY How To Projects]]> wmusser This dog car seat cost me about $12 for materials. Looking on Amazon or at local stores they can run at the cheapest $35 going up over $100. I was determined to make my own dog car seat that my dog could be safe and secure in but have enough room to sit, stand, or even lay down. I can trust it en...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:19:13 PDT
DIY Cat Tree for not much money at all!
DIY Cat Tree for not much money at all! - More DIY How To Projects]]> 316ideas This cat tree consists of an old kitchen unit (free), a carpet tube (free), artificial turf (donated by a friend) and 3 x 'Sindal' mat from Ikea (£3 each).The tree was made over a weekend and provides endless fun and games for our 3 cats.The Ikea mats are made from Coir (coconut husk fibres) and are...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:16:12 PDT
Cat litter box hider, with storage from an old stereo
Cat litter box hider, with storage from an old stereo - More DIY How To Projects]]> egreer1 I hate having my cat box out. You can smell it. Company can see it, its just not pleasant. So i decided to give my buddy RUFUS (my cat) some privacy for his business. First of all i gutted out the stereo parts and speakers using screw drivers and a hammer ( side note i pulled out all the vaccum...
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:16:30 PDT
Pallet Dog Bed
Pallet Dog Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> lingle227 I was building a Queen sized bed and headboard from the following tutorial.When I looked down and noticed that I had plenty of scraps left over to make my new puppy (Packets) a miniature version of my bed. I didn't have all the tools to properly plane pallet wood, so I opted to buy pine from Lowe's ...
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:22:54 PDT
Luxury tortoise's house
Luxury tortoise's house - More DIY How To Projects]]> jake_lee_1105 This tutorial teach you how to build your own tortoise house.Material you need:1) Wood boards2) Wood screws3) Spray paint4) Artificial grass5) Plastic mesh6) Acrylic boards (tray)7) Reptile's lamp8) 3D printer Blueprint of the house Begin by plotting out the dimension of the house with sketch, c...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:17:04 PDT
Raising praying mantises
Raising praying mantises - More DIY How To Projects]]> ReaganPufall Choosing your mantisRegardless of which mantis species you choose, please check to be sure that it is a local species before releasing any. The two species most readily available in the US, which can also often be found in the wild in the US, are the European and Chinese mantises. Both species are ...
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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 22:10:47 PDT
Dog Tag From Recycled Parts
Dog Tag From Recycled Parts - More DIY How To Projects]]> ctx1985 I wanted to make a cool little name tag for my doggy and started looking around to see what I had around the house/workshop. It ended up being a pretty fun and cool little weekend project!You can use any variation of parts. This is just what I used:-Bottle cap-Casting resin-Old watch parts-Some wire...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 03:02:43 PDT
Pet Brush Glove: A PURRRR-fect Delight!
Pet Brush Glove: A PURRRR-fect Delight! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Attmos Hello everyone. It's spring time again! No more miserable, shut up in the house, excessively cold days. The sun is out, weather is great, and there's Cat Hair everywhere! My two cats, Jeckyll and Clyde, are shedding their winter coats and very actively dispersing it all over the house. Not j...
By: Attmos

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Thu, 8 May 2014 12:34:17 PDT
Dog Interface Device
Dog Interface Device - More DIY How To Projects]]> MiniMaker This device allows the dog to let us know when he is out of water, by alerting us with a sound and light. If we are out of the room and don't hear the tune, the light stays on until it is reset so we can see it as we walk by the kitchen/utility room and know Cody (our dog) has pushed the "button". ...
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Wed, 7 May 2014 16:43:51 PDT
Double Stuff Dog Bed
Double Stuff Dog Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> craftclarity Some objects in this world defy explanation. Others need no explanation. I think this one falls into the second category. If you have to ask why someone would make a dog bed shaped like a giant sandwich cookie, you're probably missing the point. And that's fine—it's okay by me that it's not to your ...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 21:42:22 PDT
Gumball Machine Fishtank
Gumball Machine Fishtank - More DIY How To Projects]]> Constructed Do you have a old gumball machine hiding around your house? Instead of an ugly unused , why not recycle it into a fish tank that's perfect for your desk! Inspired by many pictures of strange fish tanks I decided to create a tank that would look good wherever it was placed. The result was a fish tank...
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Thu, 1 May 2014 21:05:21 PDT
Upgrade A Dog Collar
Upgrade A Dog Collar - More DIY How To Projects]]> mactothefuture I like to switch up my dog's collar every once in a while but I don't like to spend a lot of money...solution...dollar store! I found some basic dog collars at the dollar store and upgraded them with a little bit of ribbon and an iron-on name tag. His old name tag fell off recently (still haven't ...
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:52:01 PDT
DIY eco friendly cardboard ball for cat
DIY eco friendly cardboard ball for cat - More DIY How To Projects]]> Shizen This is a simple project, it only need few pieces of cardboard and glue. Your cat will love this cardboard toy. What you need - 2mm thick cardboad - glue - scissors - compass The template First, you draw out your circle at the size you want. Then divided it into layers, each layer has the thi...
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 22:30:22 PDT
Pumpkin Pie Treats for your Pup
Pumpkin Pie Treats for your Pup - More DIY How To Projects]]> DeandrasCrafts I recently made more dog treats for my mini-poodle mix (his name is Stewart).  You can read about him and my love for making my own dog treats in the intro to Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Dog Treats. This Instructable for pumpkin pie treats should come as no surprise to all who know my work, as I am NOT...
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:04:27 PDT
Super Simple Dog Biscuits!
Super Simple Dog Biscuits! - More DIY How To Projects]]> shyanna05 It was a learning experience to figure out the exact proportions to get the right consistency, but I'm proud to share my final recipe! These are super simple, with few ingredients and freedom to add any ingredients that you see fit or that your pet loves! These biscuits have been tested (and found t...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:34:09 PDT
Puppy Wardrobe
Puppy Wardrobe - More DIY How To Projects]]> boddhi15 For Christmas I made my girlfriend a wardrobe for her puppy (a shih tzu with more clothes than me).  This is my first instructable, so bear with me.  I may have left out steps or been imprecise with measurements.  If so, please comment and I will attempt to answer any questions.  Planning To beg...
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 00:13:46 PDT
How to make a (no-sew) pet bed
How to make a (no-sew) pet bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> elewis03 When my boyfriend and I were in Kentucky, his mom gave me a boat load of fabric. She gave me three or so yards of this awesome, fuzzy, purple, cheetah-print which I thought would be perfect for a cat bed! I made it for my friend's cats and one of them actually liked it... Unlike the other cat, but t...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:22:43 PDT
GoPro Dog Collar
GoPro Dog Collar - More DIY How To Projects]]> trans4mation Dogs are amazing. Anyone that has had one knows exactly what I'm talking about. So have you ever been interested in seeing life how your four-legged friend sees it? Well after a little experimenting, there's finally an easy way to do just that. Here's some video using the GoPro Dog Collar. http:/...
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:52:58 PDT
Cat Ramp Ladder Thingy
Cat Ramp Ladder Thingy - More DIY How To Projects]]> roballoba I wanted a cat door for my cats to get in to the house whenever they like. I didn't want to have an easy access for anyone else. The solution was to put a cat door upstairs so they can climb up to the roof and into the upper window cat door. They could climb a tree, and have been doing so for a whi...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:42:56 PDT
Reversible Dog Coat
Reversible Dog Coat - More DIY How To Projects]]> ryeomans1 Dogs like to be stylish too!  How about a coat that can be reversed?   You could do a fall print on one side and one the other a winter print, or as I have done  two prints of your own choosing!   Here"s a simple sewing pattern for a dog coat that is reversible.  Simple sewing skills and supplies ...
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 12:11:50 PST
Self Petting Station
Self Petting Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> Attmos   This is a fun little project that can be completed in an hour or two depending on what you have laying around the house.  It's a self-petting station for your cats so that they can get a good back scratching while you're at work or away on vacation.  I found the Ad while looking for toys to keep m...
By: Attmos

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Mon, 9 Sep 2013 15:57:23 PDT
Cat Enclosure
Cat Enclosure - More DIY How To Projects]]> gam cad My parents recently got a third cat, and it became too much of a hassle to keep track of them outside so I decided to make an outdoor cat enclosure. This instructable will take you through all the necessary steps to create mine or your own cat enclosure. The cage is made up of a schedule-40 pvc fram...
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Sat, 29 Jun 2013 12:40:05 PDT
The Cat Launcher - Energetic Cat's Workout Toy or Just a Lazy Owner
The Cat Launcher - Energetic Cat's Workout Toy or Just a Lazy Owner - More DIY How To Projects]]> hertzgamma Here I'm glad to present to you my next invention!!! - The Cat Launcher This toy is for your cat or dog or other lovely friend that is going absolutely CRAZY to chase a moving object!  With this crazy machine you pull the string away from it ... place the string with the SHINY object at its end in...
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Sun, 23 Jun 2013 16:50:06 PDT
No-Sew Pet Bed with Cardboard Bolsters
No-Sew Pet Bed with Cardboard Bolsters - More DIY How To Projects]]> wilgubeast So, I got a puppy a few months ago. After spending a few bucks on store-bought dog beds that the puppy viewed as giant chew toys, it seemed like a cheaper option to put something together myself. And so the no-sew pet bed was born. Design features: replaceable fleece cover cardboard bolst...
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Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:54:03 PDT
Cat Cave From Printer Box and Old Carpet
Cat Cave From Printer Box and Old Carpet - More DIY How To Projects]]> AndyGadget We recently went to our local Blue Cross to meet some cats with the intention of adopting one.  Things proceeded rather quickly and we met Ozzy, agreed to adopt him and arranged to collect him the next day.  It's a long time since we've had a cat so a trip to the pet-shop ensued to get carrier, litt...
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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 10:37:25 PDT
Automatic fish tank feeder // Alimentador automatico para pescera
Automatic fish tank feeder // Alimentador automatico para pescera - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dardaro Introduccion This is a daily timed, vibro-feeder for my turtles, easy and nice. was think for feed my turtles when i am not in home // Este es un alimetador vibratorio Programado, diario para mis tortugas , fácil y bonito, bueno no tan bonito. pensado en alimentar a mis tortugas cuando queden sol...
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Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:48:35 PST
Catnip Conversation Hearts
Catnip Conversation Hearts - More DIY How To Projects]]> scoochmaroo Treat your kittens this Valentine's or any day with catnip conversation hearts.  Modeled after Valentine's Day candy hearts substituted with lolcats phrases, these hearts are the perfect way to show your feline friend you love them too.  It just takes some felt, catnip, batting, and rudimentarty sew...
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Thu, 31 Jan 2013 13:41:06 PST
Two Platform Sisal Rope Cat Tree
Two Platform Sisal Rope Cat Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> Attmos   Well I have just moved cross country from Colorado to Ohio.  My condos front window offers my cats a wonderful view of birds and SQURRELS of which we didn't have many in Colorado.  The problem is I can't fit two cat seats and my chair in the front window, so I needed to make a single two seat-er w...
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Mon, 28 Jan 2013 20:00:50 PST
Dog collar from a lanyard
Dog collar from a lanyard - More DIY How To Projects]]> origamiwolf Lanyards are one of those things that you can't often bear to throw out because of some sentimental reason or other, so they tend to accumulate into large tangled heaps.  Here's one attempt at recycling them into something useful, by turning them into dog collars. This instructable shows how to mak...
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Tue, 21 Aug 2012 08:29:20 PDT
Card Board Dog Crate
Card Board Dog Crate - More DIY How To Projects]]> danlynne07 I love reusing stuff like cardboard. For one, it is cheaper than buying a new item, it's green, and i get a little ego boost by being inventive. This is a great way to reuse one of the worlds most common items,boxes are everywhere. shoot,lots of boxes contain more big boxes that ...
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Sun, 8 Jul 2012 23:51:15 PDT
Silent Hedghog/Pet Wheel
Silent Hedghog/Pet Wheel - More DIY How To Projects]]> trebory6 Hello there! So a few months ago I got a Hedgehog and when searching for supplies learned that they need a special wheel that isn't mesh or wire because their feet get caught. The ones that were online were way too expensive for my tastes, so I made my own! Pretty much it's a Roller Blade wheel att...
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Thu, 24 May 2012 16:42:57 PDT
How to teach your bunny simple tricks!
How to teach your bunny simple tricks! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bungi-bun Rabbits need to be educated. They eat, they flop around and poop a lot, but they really should do something more useful, like spinning in circles around our feet on command! Like humans, rabbits are extremely motivated by treats. My rabbit, whose name is Abungadi, has a fondness for raisins and...
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Fri, 27 Apr 2012 17:44:26 PDT
Pie for furry friends
Pie for furry friends - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mimikry Everyone loves pie - and don't you forget our furry friends! In this Instructable I show you how to make your dog VERY happy - and you'll see that my dog "Saruman" would do anything to get one of theese delicious pies! Special Pie to Special dogs :) Enjoy! ingredients For 12 mini-pies For th...
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Mon, 7 Mar 2011 10:47:33 PST
Flying Saucer pet house
Flying Saucer pet house - More DIY How To Projects]]> liquidhandwash This project is just for fun, and is useful for small dogs, cats and space chickens. Can also be used for pranks, as in putting it on your neighbours or workmates lawn while they are out, taking photos of it abducting  his gnomes then emailing him photos of the the saucer and gnomes in different loc...
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Mon, 26 Mar 2012 11:02:04 PDT
Gumball Machine Fish Tank
Gumball Machine Fish Tank - More DIY How To Projects]]> wold630 What says 'I love you' better than the gift of a pet goldfish? I know it's not a fuzzy little kitten or a tiny soft puppy but it is a lot easier to take care of. Be unique on Valentine's Day and make a special fish tank that will be remembered for a lifetime. This old dusty gumball machine I found ...
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Tue, 21 Feb 2012 19:07:46 PST
Build an indoor rabbit cage
Build an indoor rabbit cage - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mar HK I recently adopted a 2 year old Dutch Dwarf, Oreo, from my local SPCA. As a temporary solution, I had him in an old rabbit cage, but it was pretty obvious that it wasn't large enough. Hay was frequently getting dumped in the water bowl, and Oreo was constantly moving things around so that he could s...
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Sun, 19 Feb 2012 16:28:36 PST
BigDog Murphybed And Fold-Up-Kennel
BigDog Murphybed And Fold-Up-Kennel - More DIY How To Projects]]> Attmos My younger sister has an energetic pitbull Elwood, not a mean bone in his body, that tends to get into trouble if he's left free while she is gone.  She has a kennel for him that is huge and unsightly, but necessary.  I thought it would be nice for the both of them if they had a kennel that c...
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Tue, 7 Feb 2012 17:09:11 PST
Tortoise Tracker (Analogue Version)
Tortoise Tracker (Analogue Version) - More DIY How To Projects]]> blorgggg Description (short): How to attach a bright colorful string to your pet tortoise to keep track of her wanderings. Answer- Velcro and yarn Description (long): Tortoises are wonderful, mischievous, and bizarre. Our russian tortoise resides primarily in a simple 10 gallon tank with bedding and a feedi...
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Mon, 2 Jan 2012 19:46:14 PST
Dog Cat recycling water bowl
Dog Cat recycling water bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> jmsdo We have ALOT of indoor dwelling animals.  Filling water bowls all day is time consuming.  We have shopped for the fresh flowing commercial pet water fountains and found them to be expensive, low volume and poor quality.  I came up with a high volume no frills alternative.  Extremely easy to put toge...
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Mon, 19 Dec 2011 09:53:54 PST