Any ideas for homemade pet toys or treats that cost under $10.00 are welcome Here are a few examples: Hamster hammock,dog bed,cat castle,dog treats,cat teaser. Or anything else you can think of !!!
Topic by shooter129 | last reply
I am a passionate pet owner, and belive that Instructables should have a Pet Contest sponsered by Petco or some other company like that. The Pet Contest could allow any entries that are pet realated - Pet food, pet clothes, pet toys, etc. Is anyone else with me? Please make a Pet Contest Instructables!
Topic by Chikpea | last reply
I am looking for a GPS system that will locate your pet cat or dog that has disappeared. I know that there are microchips implanted in pets to identify them when they have been displaced and rescued. There is also telemetry that is used with wildlife to track animals. Any ideas?
Topic by carolb4 | last reply
Tool Tips Month will be wrapping up in a couple days and with a new month we're having a new theme: pets. We want to see your pet-based Instructables. Cat people, dog people, snake people, rodent people, all of you pet owners are invited to show us something cool that relates to a pet. Pet housing, pet maintenance, pet toys, and whatever else you can think of will be eligible. So get ready to show us what you've got!
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
Do you own weird or exotic pets or do you know anyone with weird or exotic pets? I knew a guy who lived not too far away from me with four Siberian tigers, pretty cool but he ended up having to send them to cat tales, but anyway... Why am I asking, I just wonder if other people have cool pets like that. The tiger in the pictures name is Delilah, she was 8 when the picture was taken.
Topic by Slayerfan666 | last reply
I would like to make a pet stroller for my in-laws. They have 2 Yorkies who can never "finish" their walks, but end up having to be carried. This is wearing on the humans, as they aren't young anymore. I've been laid off since April, so I can't afford the $99-$249 it costs in the stores. Has anyone made one of these? I haven't been able to draw up a plan that really worked. Hope someone out there can help.
Topic by sgsidekick | last reply
There are so many instructables about pets floating around here, that I thought it would be nice to have a place to put them all together. There's a dog group right now, but I don't see any about cats or other pets. So I created the group 'paws, claws, and fins' if anyone wants to join it
Topic by shangrilarcadia | last reply
I got a Axolotl today (I named it Neptune). I don't know if it's a boy or girl yet. I don't know why but at first Neptune wasn't moving around as much but it might be from just being in a new environment. What my question is I went to check on Neptune and noticed it had white spots all over it. Neptune has white spots on it's body, mostly it's sides. I pictures I attached aren't very good I know but my room isn't lit really bright and I don't know if you can really see Neptune. I'm really worried, I don't want Neptune to die in a few days from when I got it. Does anyone know why Neptune has spots on it? Or what I could do? It's a brand new tank, I boiled all the planets so there's nothing on it, and the water has been cycling for 4 days. It's 20 gallons and the person at the pet store who carries them said it should cycle for at least 24 hours. I'm really worried, please help.
Question by HannaC6 | last reply
When my brother decided to travel around the country, he has been forced to leave the white rat he kept as pet ... and I've been forced to adopt this little animal.Rats as pets quickly become cute, funny, and show a personality that make them even more endearing ... In other words, "la souris" (the mouse), as I renamed it because I was unable to remember the name my bro gave her formerly, quickly found her place in my home and my life.So, happy end ??No !No, because rats pets quickly develop lot of weird diseases :- dermatitis - mange- bumble feet- cysts- tumors- etc- and various infections and self-injuries because the rat scratches or bites itself because of one or several of the above diseases.The health and the life of your rat will quickly become a nightmare, and, if like me, you tend to consider your pets like full members of your family, your rat pet will become a great source of worries ... and if you're not cruel, you'll be forced to give an end to its agony. Because that's a real slow and cruel agony.Most people who adopt a rat as pet seems not to be aware of all the problems this little animal will have, neither how expensive it will be to look after it.The internet is full of sites dedicated to the diseases of rats pet. My advice : If you love pets, don't adopt or give a rat as pet !20080225 update :Despite what I said, if you still want to adopt a rat, then, you should better document yourself a lot before commitment.Member Please wrote a tiny instructable about How to take care of a rat the right way. She is a breeder, so you could ask her as much questions as you need.20080226 update :She also wrote two other very useful articles :avoid bad diseases for your pet ratfun games for your pet rat
Topic by chooseausername | last reply
Hi, all! I foster dogs and cats in Baton Rouge for several non-profit agencies. Lately, I've had more than a few feral cats needing a temporary home. I had an idea (inspired by something I saw online) to use the trunk from the crepe myrtle tree my boyfriend chopped down to "catify" the carport where they like to seek shelter at night. Considering that I've never owned a power tool until now, I think it's coming together nicely so far (pics attached). Please keep in mind that I'm no carpenter.... This is south Louisiana where the Summer temps are high and the humidity is even higher. I can only imagine how awful that must be when you are sporting a full fur coat outside! Here's where I need your help: I want to make cool gel mats to fit the odd shaped green shelves you see attached to the walls. I have been sewing for many decades, so making these "cool" cushions to fit is not a problem. The problem is how to make the GEL that goes inside the mats that keeps the pet cool. I'd rather not use any toxic chemicals, just in case one of them punctures the gel mat causing it to leak and then decides to drink the gel. So, maybe there's a chemist out there, or just some intelligent individuals that might have the answer to my problem? Any and all suggestions are very much appreciated! Thank you, Linda
Topic by Lbcaswell | last reply
I recently had to move house and within two weeks of settling in my cats got attacked by fleas while outside. All the years they had not a single tick or flea so I did not pay too much attention until I spotted the first flea. Needless to say that once you spot one there are many hiding already... From past experience with my dog I did not trust the over the counter flea collars and decided to go to my vet. They recommended Frontline for the treatment, plus a flea bomb to treat the house and washing everything the cats like to sleep on. Came to just under $100AU - ouch... Mind you I have hardwood floors here, so I was quite confident the bomb would could kill all what might remain inside. The cats were kept indoors too to prevent new fleas finding them outside. Well, after two weeks of daily combing for fleas the problem did not get better - it got worse! Seemed they were having parties on my cats. Back to the vet to complain I was told it might take a bit longer to show the desired results. Hmmm, treatment every 4 weeks and after 2 weeks nothing happened?? On the way out an old couple with their two maltesers stopped me and said that they already gave up on Frontline and most other products as the fleas around here are resistant to the meds. They now only use Neem oil that is massaged into the skin and fur of their dogs. Sadly my cats would rather scratch me into meat strips then to let get near them with the oil. So I did some asking around with my friend Google and the story of the old folks seems to be confirmed for most parts of Australia anyway. Most flea collars and over the counter meds might still work to keep fleas away but not anymore to actually treat your pet once infected with more than a handful of fleas. And yes, I am aware of those sprays claiming to kill all fleas instantly but I also know cats like to clean themself and don't like the idea of them liking the spray off the fur. After some more digging I found out that Selamectin is still working and that works in several ways to control fleas and other parasites like heartworm and such. You can look it up on Wiki if you like. What I like about this med is the fact that fleas are really filthy things eating their own excremts. Since the poo is usually everywhere in the fur and hard to remove it makes the killing even easier. Plus in all spots where fles might be hiding but have noone to feed on they still eat their own ..... and die off. My vet only had Revolution available at a price of almost 25 bucks per single dose - no thank you... Instead I decided to bite the bullet and try one of the many online pharmacies for pet supplies. Here I found "Stronghold" containing the above Selamectin similar to Revolution in concetration (bit higher though)... The website stated to expect about 4 weeks for the delivery being xmas season and so on. For me that meant cleaning everything again, using a normal insect bomb again and a last round of washing the cats caves and other items of interest. To my surprise the parcal arrived ten days later, bit banged up but contents still fine. All up the time for the Frontline was over anyway and instead of paying again for a useless treatment I gave the new stuff a try. This was now two weeks ago and here is my summary: Unlike treating with Frontline my cats actually tolerated the application without going mad, the smell is much more pleasant. Did not expect anything to happen the first day and it takes a while to dry off the furr anyway so they got a day free of the dreaded flea comb. During the first week there was little to no indication of anything good happening but it was to be expected as it takes up to 10 days to build up in the blood as well. On day eight I had my first dead fleas in the comb and from here it got more every day. Mostly the adults while the smaller ones still seemd to be active. To the end of the second week I also got dead young ones in the comb indicating the promised break preventing them to grow up actually works. I will still monitor the process and keep up with monthly treatments during the summer. So you might see an update or two later on. How to properly treat your pet and enviroment once you noticed a flea problem. First: Don't panic! If you have carpet or your pets literally go everyhwere like your bed, sofa and so on you want to combine your effords to avoid a fresh infestation from hatching eggs. Ask around or check online if standard meds still have the desired effect in your local area, if not go for a product that does instead of wasting time and money! Spray treatments or insect bombs can work quite well to control what's left behind by your pet but you need to be aware of the life cycle of the pest in question. For most, including fleas, this means a single treatment might not do the trick. See it that way: You treat the animal, clean everything you can and also kill whatever crawls around. But there is still unhatched eggs and living fleas on your pet. So you need or better should repeat the house treatment 8 to 14 days later to get rid of whatever hatched. Garden beds or just your lawn can be a source of problem too, here Neem oil seems to do the trick quite well but you can use other products from your local garden center as well. What kills most harmful insects out there on your plant will do similar on fleas. To get the timing of all treatments right you might want to start on your pet and use a good, normal clean for the house and fabrics. Once you see the fleas go dead on your pet treat the rest. This way you can be sure all fles that make it onto your pet won't survive or produce more viable eggs. Now use whatever suits you to remove or kill the eggs, larvea and crawling fleas around you. If done right and the meds take care of eggs too you won't have any further problems. Regular checks should be done anyway and if you already know fleas are a problem in your area then please continue the treatment on your pet until the season is over. Things you might want to know to calm down a bit and prevent panic: Fleas on your pet are usually only biting them but not you. This does not mean they won't try if you have hundreds of them crawling in your bed. But they won't stay on you and it takes a good amount of bad luck to get bitten instead of just noticing something crawls on you. So the risk of getting some weird desease from an accidental flea bit is slim. When to be careful with a flea infestation? If you are allergic to their excrements or have an otherwise compromised immune system the dust containing flea excrements can cause reactions. So if your pets got you a lot of fleas and you notice breathing problems, red skin areas or itching you should contact your GP to discuss the problem and possible options. Short term a normal paper face mask like used for dust will help, same for anti-histamines if it is an allergic reaction. The best cause of action is to use a vacuum cleaner with HEPA filter on everything that might get into contact with your pets. A standard vacuum cleaner will pick up the extremets too but just blows it out the other end making things far worse.
Topic by Downunder35m | last reply
We've just completed our first instructable on our company for personalized pet products. We're looking for ideas on dog breeds that we should focus on for our Limited Edition Ts. Let us know if your breed is not being represented in the marketplace. We hope you enjoy our instructable. https://www.instructables.com/id/My-PupPup-Jack-DanielsInstructables-Independence-/
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Instructables is happy to announce the prizewinners from Pets Month!We asked you to show your love for your pets and you did with Instructables dedicated to chickens, cats, dogs, fish, reptiles, and more! Some fantastic information was shared and we hope that you all continue to make more Instructables to help other pet owners.So thanks again to everyone who entered. Now, on with the winners! Top Votes and PageviewsThe authors of these three Instructables will each receive an Instructables robot t-shirt. Top Votes Pageviews The Easy Way to Cut Your Ferret's Toenails by lbaran Tips For Chickens by zako How to pill a cat, the easy way by sunitgir Judges Selections Cat-Powered Automatic Cat Feeder by labelreader Vibrating Deaf Dog Caller Collar by arcticpenguin Patch Winners The authors of these Instructables will each receive an Instructables robot patch. Keeping Cavies Healthy Doggie Doorbell Keeping Chickens in a Harsh Northern Climate How to Make Your Cat Purr DIY Doggie Diner How to reportion frozen fish food How to make Salad For Bearded Dragons A Better Cat Litter Sifter CO2 Reactor for a Planted Aquarium Hamster to Mongolia How to Ski Jour with your Dog The Doggy Retreat Random Prize - For being lucky enough to have its name selected by Linus, the author of this Instructable will receive an Instructables robot t-shirt.and the random winner is...this entry from someone who likes to control the dust.
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
Alright so check this out, we didn't post it under the instructibles section since we dont own the video we found it on youtube, but seriously this guy has figured out a way to stop cats from pissing on his stuff. It's amazing and worth the time. Check out his youtube channel, I hope that some day he comes to Instructables and gives us some entertaining videos. He was so good that he is now sponsored on our site at HM-Innovations.com and thats something that we normally don't do. &amp;lt;br&amp;gt;
Topic by HM-Innovations | last reply
Hello, The dog Rescue I volunteer with is involved in a contest sponsored by the Petco Foundation. Basically, you "Like" the Petco Foundation's Facebook page, then Vote for our rescue. The top 10 rescues of the 100 in the contest will receive a $10,000 grant from the Petco FOundation www.lfdrg.org/petco100 <--- Just click this link I know this is a bit off topic for Instructables, but it would be a great help. Labradors and Friends is an all volunteer based, 501(c)3 non-profit group dedicated to rescuing Labrador Retriever and Lab mix dogs in Southern California. Many of our dogs require surgeries or other medical care the far exceeds our adoption fee. We rely heavily on donations and grants to cover our operating expense and care for these dogs. Robert Maudsley Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Web: www.labradorsandfriends.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/labradorsandfriends Blog: www.lfdrg.net
Topic by rsmaudsley
Pets, like kids, learn where to pee n poo. Basic courtousy and hygiene. To what degree this is training, or instinct, I dont know. Once in a blue moon, a pet vomts, coughs up hairballs, just about anywhere in the house, or sneezes in one's face. Since these things are much less frequent, training to do em in the litter box, or into a hanky is less likely to take. Kids eventually learn where to go when nauseous, why not so with dogs, cats, etc. Any idea of how to acheive this higher level of consideration?
Topic by Toga_Dan | last reply
Ever wondered how these thermal papers for your fax machine or supermarket docket work? Nothing that is printed by fast machines for you these days uses ink when it comes to cheaply producing a parking docket for example. If you played around with these papers you already know they turn black when you apply heat. A soldering iron at low heat makes a nice pencil on them... But what if you pet or kid loves to play with these papers? Often they like do just jast with the receipt for your fast food if found inside the bag ;) Most people would not consider a piece of paper as a health risk, but for thermal paper this can often be a different story. A lot of these papers still use bisphenol in one form or the other to develop the ink from crystal clear to black. Feel free to read up on it on Wikipedia - I recommend it! They also have more info on the thermal paper itself, including alternatives to bisphenol. Although recent studies are in favour of the thermal paper, when handled correctly some also show an increased risk for those dealing with a lot of paper - like the people working at cash registers in a really busy shop. Bisphenol can get into the body through the skin and by ingestion - for example when your kid tries to chew on it. As noone really knows where the paper you got came from it is a guessing game to figure out if it is free of harmful chemicals... So the best option is to avoid exposure when possible. If you know your kids or pets might to try eating some paper then make sure you don't leave any thermal paper around where they could reach it. But there is good news too as more and more countries try to set standards for thermal paper in regards to harmful chemical levels and protective coatings. Cheap paper for almost any priter out there can always be ordered from asia to avoid higher costs of local and safe paper though...
Topic by Downunder35m | last reply
Hi everyone! I have a 4 month old Pomeranian Poodle mix. He's a nice boy sometimes, but seems to have a lot of stress issues, mouthy with teething on our ankles, pants, and barking at early hours of the day, like many young puppies. While he may bite us sometimes in a playful way harder than he should, he never growls and snaps or snaps at all. We have had this pup, Charlie for over 2 months now. When he went to the vet he seemed to like the other puppies a lot last month. So.. We were looking at a 9 week old half West Highland Terrier/ Pekingese pup, much calmer in nature than Charlie's mix. This is also a definite lap dog, something hyper Charlie has never been. We have put a deposit down to get the puppy as my husband and I have fell in love, however we wanted Charlie to meet him first. So, today we had Charlie meet the new puppy. We held them most first, just letting each other get used to the smells of one another. Then we put them both down while I stood close to the smaller one incase Charlie bit him (which I was not expecting and he did not) (BTW Charlie is now about 3 times the size of the little puppy but Charlie is still very small about 6 pounds) Anyway, Charlie was not interested. He was panting, put his back to the puppy, then looked at the puppy. The puppy wanted to play so bad. Charlie began barking at the puppy then growling quietly. This made me very nervous so I picked the puppy up. I really want to get the puppy and felt like Charlie would have a play mate, but now am having second thoughts contemplating if my spoiled bratty PomaPoo Charlie will ever be nice enough to this new mellow pup? Advice would be great or similar stories! thanks Natalia
Question by Nab114 | last reply
Iv had a pet Corn Snake a nonvenomous snake native to most of the United states, they are good pets as long as you know how to feed and care for them. REMEMBER SNAKES CAN LIVE OVER 30 YEARSdoes anybody want/need an instructable on snake care? iv also handled and taken care of many other reptiles and amphibians through a volunteer group that are all native to the eastern coast Exsept for: ball python also a great snake to have as a pet is a they only grow about 4 feet long but they get fat. They are calm slow moving (why we use them in our group to teach little kids).
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Topic by fenderphil
What's your favorite breed of dog? My favorite dog would probably be a Siberian Husky. Though I love all kinds of dogs, especially big dogs like German Shepherds and Alaskan Malamutes. I also like some smaller dogs like Australian Cattle Dogs and Beagles.
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Hey everyone, my dog entered in a cutest pet contest. The winner gets a vet gift certificate thing. He is a puppy and has heartworms. We can't afford for him to go to the vet because he just went about a month ago for parvo. His name is Dipper, and he is a very fun and loving puppy. He loves people and thinks everyones his friend lol, but his best friend is his kitty. He also loves cheese. Thanks for the help everyone, we really appreciate it. (His title says "Dipper and the piggy"). The link is below. http://tribtoday.upickem.net/engine/Votes.aspx?PageType=VOTING&contestid;=55991#SubmissionDisplay
Topic by musick_08 | last reply
Just wanted to invite you all to join my Red Clawed Crab Facebook group... I have set it us as an information giving blog, that since the advice given online on their care can be a little sketchy at best (and not to mention copy and pasted from the same websites) I am a complete novice when it comes to owning these increasingly popular pets, and would appreciate a few more red crab (other crab breeds welcome) owners to chip in and share their own stories This is the link feel free to join if you so wish, but also share it with other red crab keepers https://www.facebook.com/redcrabdiaries Thanks Biggsy
Topic by Biggsy
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Topic by jhsindustry
So a while back, a duck found the top of a shed a good place for nesting in my backyard. Me and my step dad talked about it and we're thinking of raising the ducklings once they hatch. We're building a pond and whatever else comes to mind that duckings would need. Has anything like this happened to any of you before? I fell dumb for asking , but is this a good idea to raise ducks from the wild as pets? (I've never heard of a story in the news where a duck has harmed a person before so...) Has anyone raised a duck before? What are your thoughts on this? haha, if we really do this, I could probably post an instructable on how to raise ducks if this goes well. Here's some pictures of the duck that's on the shed.
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