Pets

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 !!!

Posted by shooter129 10 years ago


New pet group

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

Posted by shangrilarcadia 10 years ago


Automatic pet food dish

I want to make a pet food dish that rations out pet food at specific intervals. Something similar to this http://www.petronic.com/sixday.htm it doesn't have to be a circle, I could probably figure out how to do it with a pulley system and motor if it was straight, but I need to find a timer to trigger the motor. Does anyone know where to get a timer like that, or what I should search for. I've never built anything before, so I don't know anything, or what to search for. Thanks for any help.

Posted by celtictrinityknot 10 years ago


Homemade Pet Strollers

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.

Posted by sgsidekick 9 years ago


want/need to know to take care of a pet snake ?

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).

Posted by i make shooting things 10 years ago


Pet Travel Kennel Into Doghouse

Hello everyone!  Finally made an account after using this site for over 5yrs because I'm hoping to find some advice. I have a big, plastic, dog-sized travel kennel (airplane kind).  Since my pet isn't using it anymore, thought I'd convert it into an outside doghouse seeing as though it's practically complete already.  To prevent rain from getting inside, I need to cover up the side & back barred "windows".  My 1st impulse was to replace the metal bars with wood, but rain would just leak in through the top.  Any thoughts on attaching a makeshift roof?  I've added a picture of it to help (the metal door has been removed).

Posted by Project_Mayhem 8 months ago


Pets Month Winners Announced

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.

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Frog operated music player

I have a pet tree frog, Slippy. He likes to croak along with certain types of music, like minimalism and hip hop. I think it would be great if he had a way to turn on some music by like, hopping on a switch. I think he could learn. I have some ipods and a tape player. I can get more if need be, but I can't blow too much on it.

Posted by makaalohilohi 9 years ago


Robot Baby Seal

This brings to mind the concept of the Uncanny Valley except, it's not almost human-like... it's not really almost seal-like either, I think, but I've never been in close contact with a baby seal so how would I really know?Apparently this is supposed to be "healing". Not sure what kind of injury it would help with.Anyway, check out the video. The squeaking at least surely could have been done better...

Posted by rachel 10 years ago


Micro Invisible fence transmitter

I am looking to have a Micro transmitter for an invisible fence made. This will need to trigger the invisible fence shock collar when it gets within 2 feet. I have a dog with a shock collar that attacks a smaller, older dog in the house. I want a transmitter that will fit on the collar of the smaller dog, run off of batteries with a LED to show it is powered on. I have an extra receiver to test with, and i can send photos of the transmitter and what information i have. Willing to pay COD for delivery.

Posted by GGryphon 9 years ago


Hamster's heating pad

The winter is on it way. I'm having a hamster, a winter white, but the last winter his caught cold and it cost very much for him to cure him. I don't want my hamster to be sicked any more, so I made a heating pad for him. I used this instructable  https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-heated-clothing/ and I found it is very well. I use a two - meter 26 - gauge wire, and it only result in a 0.15 ohm resistance. With an 1.5 v voltage, It work well and i need a 10a fuse to protect this circuits:) But last week it overheated and my hamster was burned, quite bad. I'm wondering if there is a solution to this. Would you mind giving me a circuit in which: - there is a thermistor to sense the temperature. - If the temperature is to high (30 celcius degrees ), it gives a relay some voltage and the relay breaks the heater circuits. - And it component should be popular, cause I'm a kid and don't have many time go round n' round to find them. Me and my hamster will very appreciate your kindness. Thanks all.

Posted by vietanisme 4 years ago


Pets Contest

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!

Posted by Chikpea 4 years ago


Pet (Contest) benefit -NOT a plug....honest-

The Benefits of Pets in general should not be minimized. No, this is NOT a plug for my contest entry, but a plea to go look at the Pet contest, and consider the benefits of pets (especially rodent pets), if you do not have one as an extended member of your family. A few pet benefits.

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago


Pet sensor

I'm trying to find a device or find out how to make a device that would alarm me when one pet in particular is passing through the doorway.  Any suggestions?

Posted by carolb4 2 years ago


Pet peeves

Tell us all what the things you hate and cant handle. Ex: Crazy frog

Posted by RelyNupon 10 years ago


recycle PP together with PET ?

We have (atlast) bongomats (recycling bins for plastic bottles) in town they are intended for transparent bottles made of PET and marked with the recycling icon and num 1 in it is it ok to throw there plastic stuff made of PP (recycling icon with num 5) or its better to trash it ?

Posted by 11010010110 9 years ago


Personalized Pet Products Ideas

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-/

Posted by mypuppup 5 years ago


I predict the Japanese Dog-aclypse.

Have you seen what Japanese pet owners do to their dogs? Any minute now, I expect to read on the news that every dog in Japan turned, as one, and chewed off the hand that dressed them!

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago


Magnetic or IR dog door

Does anyone know if it is possible to DIY a "smart" pet door? Something like this is what I'm talking about. Basically, I want to let the dog come and go as she pleases whilst keeping the cat inside. Thanks!

Posted by rday 9 years ago


Indoor invisible pet fence idea - need help

I need to keep a cat out of a room that has a 12 foot wide opening. I was wondering if a strand of wire or a coil of wire could be installed under the carpet across the 12 foot opening such that when the cat, wearing a collar fitted with a magnet came close, a current change would be created in the wire or coil and an alarm could be generated that would scare the cat away? Would this work and if so, would someone like to help me make it happen? Thanks

Posted by in0v8 3 years ago


There's ducks in my Backyard

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.

Posted by TZ Inc 8 years ago


Sugar gliders?

Hi all, Does anyone else keep sugar gliders? I have 3 and make a lot of my own pouches, bonding pouches (as shown below) and toys out of coconuts, piñatas etc.  Are these things that would be of use to anyone as a tutorial? I think ferrets and rats would use pouches too, but the patterns would have to be bigger. Piñatas would work though. Any thoughts? One of my friends did say that she would use my Batpouch as a clutch bag, so maybe I should post them anyway.  LMAO :D

Posted by cakesprite 4 years ago


Anyone got an idea for a simple GPS tracker please

A friend of mine  lives out in the countryside (about 25+ miles away from the nearest village). His dog occassionally goes off on the trail of Deer etc. Normally it stays around the farm but every now and then off it goes when we are all working and not keeping an eye on it. I was wondering if there is a simple/robust GPS tracker that could be attached to the dogs collar (a bit like the dog tag metal disks that are available to put the owners name and address on)? My idea is that the owner could look on his PC or mobile phone to see whereabouts the dog has got to and then go and get her. If anyone has any suggestions they would be very much appreciated, Bernard UK

Posted by InvictaJ26 5 years ago


Light sensitive/remote pet door battery powered

Hi all i have scoured the site but cant seem to find a project that i need, and would therefore benefit from any help and advice on how to build an light sensitive automatic door opener for our chicken coop. it seems an obvious project to me,, hopefully one not too hard that i can do with your help. we have a barn thats too far away from the electricity, so it needs to be self powered by battery. i can look into trickle carging the battery by solar seperatley i am sure on the site. but, the wife is sick of having to go each night and shut the chucks in to keep them safe from the fox, and then open up every morning. we were wondering if we could use a standard light sensor you find on the cheap security lights at the DIY store, that would trigger some kind of motor or catch etc to slide or raise a door. then if possible, to do the opposite when the morning comes. if the LUX sensor is not possible, then maybe on a timer, or even posibly remote. i need help and advice on the whole thing, as i have no idea on what type of mote, (if i need a motor at all) i need, will it burn out if it has power all the time?, how to stop it? loads of questions i cant even think of support with your answer would be appreciated. thanks in advance

Posted by rockrat 8 years ago


I'll Be A Frogy's Uncle!

Yes, you read the title properly.No, I have not crossbred Homo sapiens with ''Hyla cinerea''.Not yet anyway...Anyway, my pair of American Tree Frog I rescued from a dumpster have laid eggs!Can't wait for them hatch, shall keep you guys up-to-date, I just saw the eggs this morning (2/4/08), they were making quite a ruckus last night.updateUgh! They were *turnsred*... pebbles... egg shaped pebbles... *hidesinfridgefromshame*

Posted by KentsOkay 10 years ago


Cat Feeder Idea, Need Help

First Post Though I have been lurking for years! (Great stuff here BTW) Thought if anyone could help it would be the WunderMinds around here. We have a Kat Lady starter kit with 5 indoor cats. the problem lies in they are are all different ages and sizes, for example one is a bit..obese. . I've gone thru the published Instructables and didn't find quite what I had in mind. What I was thinking was an Arduino or Pi based system with RFID chips on the collars. If the entire flock comes...no feed but if theres just one it gets the appropiate ration for it's weight and size. I have yet to use an Arduino but am starting too use a Pi2 as a media center.  Any suggestions? thanks Mike in MO

Posted by mighel 3 years ago


Share Your Sleepy Pet Pics

Because it's hard to beat the cuteness of really sleepy pets...    

Posted by AngryRedhead 8 years ago


Next Month: Pets

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!

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


1 year Pro Membership Give-away: Pet Photography Competition

I noticed that there are a lot of pet owners here at Instructables.  I'd love to see photographs of your pets.  Post photographs of your pets here and win a FREE ONE YEAR PRO MEMBERSHIP! Remember though this is photography contest, not who has the cutest pet.  So post your best shots, think about lighting, background and focus.  Good luck! CONTEST CLOSED!   Winners Announced: Grand Prize (Best Photo): 1 year Pro Membership Winner lilarry Best Cat Photo: 3 month Pro Membership Winner ZoDo Best Dog Photo:3 month Pro Membership Winner Happyjo Best *Other Pet Photo:3 month Pro Membership  Winner Goodhart All entries receive a patch of your pet!

Posted by ChrysN 7 years ago



What NOT to feed your dog

Here is a list of Food You Should Not Feed your DogMy dog has been a bit sick lately, and vomiting frequently. I just noticed that us feeding him some of these foods from time to time may have helped cause that....

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago


A good glue to stick aluminized Mylar to PET

We are making a parabolic solar hot water heater and have been working on it for several years now.  We have been searching for a better glue to stick the 8' x 4' sheet of aluminized Mylar to the PET backing.  We have tried everything from axel grease to double-sided tape but really need something that we can roll on with a paint roller, that won't eat the Mylar (which is basically plastic) and which will allow us at least 5 minutes to place the Mylar and to move it around a little until it is in position - and then harden. The most recent type of glue we were looking at was something like the glue that comes in a small stick that kids use for making things with paper - a glue stick i think it's called.  However this is not liquid enough to be able to be applied with a roller (i suspect we need a roller in order to get it on fast before it sets). Anyway, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!  Have a super morning!  :)

Posted by frazelle09 1 year ago


Waterproofing LED bulbs.

I want to use LED bulbs in my turtle tank, but it MUST be waterproofed. I plan to pun it off 12V, with a resistor. I'm not going to run the 12V cable into the tank, I'm going to place the resistor outside the tank with it's own cable going to the LED. Any ideas on how to do it?

Posted by Josho 10 years ago


GPS for pets

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? 

Posted by carolb4 6 years ago


pet pictures

Well i want to see everybodys pets and see what they look like so post your pet pictures here. i will post my pictures here in a little while

Posted by Easy Button 11 years ago


Post your pets!

Post your Pet's best Pictures!!! Formula: Name, Breed, details This is my doggie, his name is spicky. He's a mix, we don't know of what though.... He loves to pose for the camera!

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago


Weird or Exotic Pets.

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.

Posted by Slayerfan666 7 years ago


Your cat

This is a place to post pictures of your cat or cats (not internet downloaded exept from places like flickr on your account) and talk about them.

Posted by weirdo62 8 years ago


Rate my awesome dog of awesomely awesome cuteness!

So, here's my dog. She's a pure-bred Maltese named Snowy. She's a real bundle of joy, I'll give you that!

Posted by Camisado 9 years ago


Favorite Breed of Dog

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.

Posted by LoneWolf 8 years ago


Sweet robot idea in xkcd!

There are plans for a sweet robot in yesterday's xkcd. I don't know why the links not working, but here's the address.http://www.xkcd.com/413/Anyone think they can build it?

Posted by musicalbee2003 10 years ago


ISO 4in diam clear tube 3-4ft in length for sm pet slide

Hello, I was watching a video where someone was using a mailing tube a hedgehog slide. I wanted to do the same with our heggie as he loves to burrow and will dive off any ledge he can find if we don't watch him. I think the one she used was 3in, but our heggie needs a 4in round and since here is a bit rounder; it needs to be about 3-4ft as well, though we could cut it down. I would like to find an alternative that is clear or semi-clear as it would be nice to be able to see him in the tube as he slides. It also needs to be fairly inexpensive. For anyone interested, our heggies name happens to be Burrow as well. Maybe a fairy whispered it my ear because we choose the name when he was no larger than a large spiky button and it was 6 weeks before we could bring him home. He has wobbly hedgehog syndrome and we really want him to have some fun.  Thanks for any help, Liocorno

Posted by liocorno 4 years ago


Is it okay to post recources for sale here? Industrial Plastic Scraps....

In the near future I will have industrial plastic scraps available for people who need random sizes and don't want to have to pay for whole sheets/rods etc. I have perused this site over the years to check out the projects and stuff but am not aware of the community etiquette. I don't wish to spam so I'm wondering if it will be okay to post what i have when i have it or if there are classifieds here... Basically what would you guys suggest for trying to connect with people who may need what I'm trying to part with? thank you!

Posted by catsfly 5 years ago


Cute Pets

  Do you have any cute-or unusual- pets? Add pictures if you can. This is my amazingly sweet and cute Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix named Katy. *Note: she usually has thick hair... this was taken right after a haircut.

Posted by cupcake811 8 years ago


Grinding PET Plastics

Hello, I have recently been working on shredding PET plastics (#1 recycling symbol), to recycle the plastics into 3D printer filament. I have been struggling with finding a reliable and inexpensive method for grinding or shredding the plastics. The granules also need to be fairly small. Please share any thoughts you have! Thanks!

Posted by DylanD581 2 years ago


Don't keep rats as pet !

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

Posted by chooseausername 10 years ago


mini batches of wine

Im gonna start making mini batches of wine to see what kinds im gonna mass produce.......is there a formula for sugar to yeast......im making them in pet bottles or cocacola bottles

Posted by rollingstoner357 10 years ago


Rabbits

Posted by HamenChips 8 years ago


Built of recycled materials, but is it "green"?

Construction is nearing completion in Taipei of a plastic bottle building. Technically a temporary structure, "the world's lightest, movable, breathable environmental miracle" (say the designers) is also strong enough to withstand typhoons and earthquakes.  The building will eventually become an exhibition space. Much is being made of the structure's "green" credentials - LED lighting, and particularly the construction material; 1,500,000 recycled PET bottles. That sounds great, and in most of the news coverage of the structure (such as the BBC and Treehugger) it sounds like the building is built directly of bottles that have been re-shaped somehow (maybe squashed in a heated mould).  The bottles even have lids, and they talk about filling them with air, water or sand to change the thermal properties of the building.. It turns out, though, that the building material is not "PET bottles", but "PET bottles chopped up, melted and re-formed into much thicker-walled bottles intended solely for building", branded as Polli-Bricks. OK, still recycled, still greener than most building materials, but it smacks of spin to just say the building is built of bottles. The Polli-Bricks are impressive - individually nice to look at, and fitting together snugly "like Lego" - but there is no indication of how much energy is spent creating them.  They are made by Hymini, but the Hymini website flashes up all sorts of alarms with my firewall and anti-virus as an "attack site".  There is more information at Miniwiz as well, but some of the links there also trigger alarms. Maybe I'm being a wet blanket. It is a nice building, after all. What do you think? GreenMuze article

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago


Train Pets... Where to Sneeze or Vomit.

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?

Posted by Toga_Dan 3 years ago