Animals I Would Want To Own Some Day As a Pet

Hey, Hope you all are having a great day! Today I am sharing animals I would want to own someday as a pet. Now I don’t think I will end up owning all of these (especially not all at the same time) but who knows.

New Foundland. I love these dogs and I love how big and fluffy they are, plus they get along with everyone. Now because of their size, this would be a maybe but it would definitely be on the list of dogs I would get.

An older dog. I would love to just go and get an older dog from a shelter or one that might end up in the shelter if someone does not take it. I like older dogs, I think they deserve to have a happy rest of their lives and not have to live in a shelter for the rest of their life.

I want one this color and I want to name it twinkie. lol

Cockatiel. I love these birds and they have such a huge personality! I have done a lot of research on parrots and I feel like these would be the perfect match for me.

It’s so cute!

Sheep. I love sheep! They are so cute and fun to watch! I don’t know if I would breed and sell or keep only a couple. But I would like to have some.

Barn Cats. Obviously, if I have sheep I will probably end up having a barn. I would want barn cats because I know a lot of people are allergic to cats so if they are outside you don’t have to worry about allergies. I know some people don’t like animals staying outside, but the cats (max of 3) will have all of their shots and spayed/neutered, and they will have a barn for bad weather.

Rabbit. I have a rabbit right now, and I love her! Rabbits are great pets and are super social and friendly. I would definitely want to get another one in the future.

Koi Fish (if I have a pond). Koi fish are so cute and fun to watch. If I end up having a pond I would definitely get some koi.

Those are all of the animals. Obviously I would not be able to get all of these if I do not have a large property so we will see what happens in the future! What type of pets do you want? Have a nice day!

How To Figure Out What Type of Pet Is Right For You

Many people love pets. In fact, about 67% of people in America own a pet. Maybe, you own a pet, or maybe it’s a family pet, or you don’t have a pet and you are trying to figure out what type of pet you want. Well, today I am going to try to help you with that!

Now here are some questions you can answer to yourself and match up your answers with different types of pets. Now, remember this is not 100% accurate.

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How much research are you willing to do? Before getting a pet you are going to want to do a ton of research. For the past two years, I have been liking birds and I have been doing a ton of research on them. I have even found out that some bird breeds just are not for me. Definitely do your research, and maybe you will find out you like the animal or that type of animal is not for you. Another great way to find out if you like the animal is to babysit it. Maybe you want a bearded dragon. Try to find someone who would let you babysit it when they are on vacation. Then you will really find out if you like that type of pet or not.

Green Chameleon

How much free time do you have during the day? If you are gone most of the day then a dog or a bird may not be the best pet for you. Now you could get a pet walker to come and walk your dog. With a bird, they need lots of attention and training. And it’s wrong to leave them in the cage all day long. Some great pets if you are gone most of the day would be a hamster, a rabbit (I’ll talk more about rabbits), a fish, a frog, or a cat. Now if you are home most of the day, a dog or some animal that needs a lot more attention might be a great pet for you!

Person Touching Golden Retriever

How much training and cleaning are you willing to spend? All animals require some type of cleaning, but not all you can train. If you like/don’t mind cleaning then that is great because all animals require cleaning. If you don’t want to train your animal that may be a problem because a lot of animals require some training. Now, you can hire people to train, but I feel like you would not have as much of a connection/bond with your pet. If you don’t like to clean, then maybe dogs, cats, rabbits, birds extra are not for you. And If you don’t like to train then maybe fish or a frog might be a nice choice for you.

Green and Yellow Parrot

How many years are willing to commit? There are a lot of animals that live for a long time and some outlive their owner. If you are not willing to commit to the rest of the pet’s life then you should not get that pet. Sadly, sometimes people will buy a puppy (or any pet that lives over five years), and then when it gets old, they will give it to the shelter because it is old. That is just wrong and they should have not gotten the puppy in the first place. Imagine how confused the dog is. The dog has lived with that family since it was a puppy and then suddenly it is put in a new home. Some pets that live a long time are: Parrots, some breeds of dogs, tortoises, cats, and even some fish live a long time. Now say you just want a pet for a little while. Some pets that don’t live a long time are: hamsters, guinea pigs, chameleons, and zebra finches.

Black and White Border Collie Puppy Lying on Green Grass Field

I would say the best way to figure out if that pet is right for you, is by researching. Trust me, you can never do too much research on a pet you are going to get. The more you know about that pet the better you are going to know if it will be a good pet for you. Never impulsively buy a pet. Hope you learned something new or have a better idea of what pet is right for you!

Rabbit’s Diet | Foods They Should and Should Not Eat

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When most people think about a rabbit’s diet, they think about bugs bunny and how all he eats is carrots. Well… believe it or not, rabbits do not just eat carrots. In fact, it’s not good for them to eat a lot of carrots and they could get sick if they eat a lot because of all the sugar in carrots.

Gray Rabbit

A rabbit’s diet should consist of water, fresh vegetables, timothy hay, and timothy hay pellets (and a treat once in a while😉). Depending on how big your rabbit is you should give them about a cup to three cups of leafy greens a day. Timothy hay pellet’s you should give about 1/4 cup for every five pounds the rabbit weighs. And you should always have an unlimited amount of timothy hay and water.

White and Black Rabbit on Gray Textile

Here is a list of foods they can eat and can not eat. When I put a small amount by the food that means only a tablespoon.

Foods Rabbits Can Eat

  • Romain Lettuce
  • Small amount of bananas
  • Small amount of apples
  • Parsley
  • Carrot tops
  • Small amount of carrots
  • Radishes
  • Radish Tops
  • Bok Choy
  • Small amount of raspberries
  • Small amount of strawberries.
  • Wheat Grass
  • Arugula
  • Small amount of Cucumbers
  • basil
  • Small amount of spinach

Foods Rabbits Can Not Eat

  • Avocados
  • Bread
  • Pasta
  • Yogurt drops
  • Chocolate
  • Walnuts
  • Peanut Butter
  • Meat
  • Rhubarb
  • Hamster food
  • Potatos
  • Tomatoes
  • Eggplant
  • Cat food
  • Dog food
  • Apple Seeds
  • Dairy products

Remember, rabbits are herbivores so they only eat plants. Don’t feed them any junk food or meat. It could kill your rabbit. Be cautious about how much fruit they can have because fruit has a lot of sugar in it. They can have fruit, but it’s more of a treat than their day-to-day diet.

If your rabbit is not eating or drinking, take them to the vet right away. That is a sign of sickness. Here is a post about What to Do If Your Rabbit Is Sick.

My bunny.❤

Hope you learned something new and found this post helpful! Have a great day!

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Illness In Rabbits | What to Do If They Show Illness

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In September ( I know it was a long time ago.) My rabbit, Foo Foo, got sick (she is better now (;) It was pretty bad, and it was the first time that she was really sick. Covid was still affecting a lot of people, and a lot of the vets that we called were not accepting new patients. She would not eat or drink, so we got a syringe to give her water (I’ll talk more about that in the post). Then finally, we found a place that could take her, and of course, when we got to the vet, she was acting fine.

Anyways, I am going to share some illnesses that rabbits can get and how you can help them if they are sick.

Different Illnesses

  1. GI (gut) Stasis. GI stasis is what we think my rabbit had. I was looking up her symptoms, and this is what seemed like she had. The first symptom was: she was not eating as much or drinking, she was laying in her litter box not moving very often (only to get a drink), her stomach was supper hard, (usually, she has a soft stomach) she was not pooping, and her stomach was making weird noises. SO pretty much her digestive system wasn’t working right, or you could say she was bloating. I tried to gently massage her stomach to get the gas out, but I could not tell a difference.
  2. Ear Infections. If your rabbit ear looks like it has a whole bunch of ear wax built up, then your rabbit could have an ear infection or ear mites. Some symptoms of an ear infection are: loss of appetite, their behavior is different, scratching their head, and cold symptoms.
  3. Head Tilt. Head tilt is just what it sounds like your rabbit’s head is tilted to the side, and if you don’t take them to the vet early, then it could be like that forever. The head tilt could be caused by an infection, head trauma (like getting hit on the head), parasites, and more.

What to do if Your Rabbit Starts Showing Signs of Illness

The best thing you could do is make an appointment with the vet. It’s best to take them to a vet rather then treating the rabbit yourself. Now I understand that vet appointments (especially for rabbits) can be very expensive. I would advise you to save about 100 dollars for your rabbit just in case they were to get sick. It does not cost 100 dollars for an appointment, but it does cost around 40 to 60 dollars. Then the vet may have to take x-rays or give you medicine, which could cost a lot of money. Trust me, saving your money, you will not regret doing that, even if it’s 20 or 50 dollars.

 If you can not get your rabbit into the vet right away, then the best thing to help is to syringe feed the rabbit. The most common symptom of an illness: is not eating or drinking, and you have to make sure that they are getting the nutrition that they need or they could possibly pass away sooner. Syringe feeding is pretty simple. Just put it near their mouth and push out a little. Do not push out too much, or they could end up choking. There are different foods you can put in the syringe. When I was feeding my rabbit through the syringe, I gave her apple sauce and water at first. Then I took her pellets and mashed them with water, and tried feeding the mushed pellets to her. Mashing up the food and adding water did not work very well. I found out that there is a special food that you can give to your rabbit, and it has all the nutrition it needs by just feeding a little to them. If you do not have a syringe, I would defiantly recommend getting it to have just in case. If you travel with your rabbit, this is a great way to give them water when you are in the car. 

Again the best thing to do is get your rabbit into the vet. Your vet will know what is wrong. There is also a lot more information online. I would also recommend watching some YouTube videos as well. They usually have a lot of information.

I hope this post helped if your rabbit is sick. I know what it is like when your pet is sick and its horrible. If you have any more tips please go ahead and comment. I would love to hear what you do when your rabbit is sick.

If you enjoyed reading this post, check out my other rabbit post.

How To Clip Your Rabbits Nails

Hello! Today I am going to show you guys how to clip your rabbit’s nails. This will be a shorter post but I am hoping to do more “How To” rabbit stuff (I don’t know what to call it lol). On to the post!

What you will need is…

  • Rabbit clippers (you can use cat clippers too.)
  • Some water
  • A nail filer (optional)

Get your rabbit and hold her/him nice and tight, but not too tight where you are suffocating it.

This is my rabbit but I am not holding her in the pic. Her head looks huge. lol

Take your water and dab your fingers in it, then push back the hair buy the nail that way you don’t clip it.

Next, take your clippers and put it in the nail, and hold down for three seconds then press down.

This is what your clippers should kind of look like. You don’t want it to be to big, because then it might not cut.

Now, you can file it down if you would like. Not a necessity.

Do this to all of your rabbit’s nails. Just remember not to hit the quick. The quick is where the blood is. You can see it if your rabbit has white nails and if it has dark you can use a flash light to help see it. It looks like a red line. If you do go over it, it should start to bleed. Keep a Close Eye on it and if it does not stop in about 10-20 (It depends on the size of the rabbit. I would do your own research.) minutes, take it to the vet. You could also put some corn starch on it.

In this pic you can see her quick. This is also an example that her nail is to long and I have to cut it.

Hoped you enjoyed this post! ~ Raegan