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Choosing, Training, & Caring for Pets

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Choosing, Training, and Caring for Pets is a complete informational book on pets. Secrets to building a birdhouse for wild birds, pet foods, health tips, toys, strangers, exercising, collars, training, pet houses, behavior, aging, life expectancy & more!

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 ALL ABOUT DOGS……………………………………………… 14
Behavior……………………………………………………………. 14
Barking……………………………………………………. 14
Biting………………………………………………………. 15
Chewing………………………………………………….. 15
Cowering…………………………………………………. 16
Dancing……………………………………………………. 16
Digging……………………………………………………… 17
Dog fight…………………………………………………. 17
Dog friends…………………………………………….. 17
Facial expressions…………………………………. 18
Garbage……………………………………………………. 19
Growling……………………………………………………. 19
Guilty look………………………………………………. 19
Leash pulling………………………………………….. 20
Potty in house……………………………………….. 20
Refuses to obey……………………………………. 21
Shelter dogs………………………………………….. 21
Staring at you………………………………………. 22
Tail wagging……………………………………………. 22
Children………………………………………………………………. 23
The right dog…………………………………………. 23
Relationship……………………………………………. 24
Problems/Solutions………………………………. 24
Collars/Harnesses/Leashes………………………….. 25
Shock collars…………………………………………. 25
Cooking for dogs…………………………………………….. 26
Special treats……………………………………….. 26
Dg Food……………………………………………………………. 33
Meat meal VS Whole meat……………….. 33
Dog houses……………………………………………………….. 36
Building a dog house……………………………. 37
Exercising…………………………………………………………. 40
Lack of……………………………………………………. 41
Benefits………………………………………………….. 41
Flea & Tick control…………………………………………. 42
Prevention……………………………………………….. 43
Removing a tick……………………………………… 43
Diseases………………………………………………….. 45
Flea & tick collar………………………………….. 46
Health Facts……………………………………………………. 61
Nutritional tips…………………………………….. 61
Earwax remover……………………………………. 63
Removing skunk smell………………………….. 65
Parasites…………………………………………………. 67
Natural remedies……………………….. 67
Heartworm………………………………………………. 69
Puppies……………………………………………………………….. 71
Buying one………………………………………………. 71
Potty training…………………………………………. 72
Shedding……………………………………………………………. 75
Strangers………………………………………………………….. 76
Toys……………………………………………………………………. 78
Travel…………………………………………………………………. 79
Cage………………………………………………………….. 79
Shots……………………………………………………….. 81

CHAPTER 2 THE CATS MEOW………………………………………………. 82
Behavior…………………………………………………………….. 82
Aggression………………………………………………. 83
Biting people……………………………….. 84
Communication……………………………………….. 85
Electronic equipment……………………………. 87
Exploration…………………………………………….. 87
Fear………………………………………………………….. 88
Kneading………………………………………………….. 89
Nocturnal activity…………………………………. 89
Playful………………………………………………………. 89
Relaxed……………………………………………………. 90
Scratching furnishings…………………………. 90
Spraying/Scenting…………………………………. 90
Stealing……………………………………………………. 91
Water………………………………………………………. 92
Children………………………………………………………………. 93
Cats for children…………………………………… 93
Choosing a cat………………………………………. 98
Rules for children……………………………….. 100
Collars/Leashes………………………………………………. 100
Cooking for cats…………………………………………….. 103
Exercising…………………………………………………………. 107
Fleas control……………………………………………………. 109
Flea collar………………………………………………. 109
Food…………………………………………………………………… 112
Dry food problem……………………………….. 113
Food rejection………………………………………. 114
Choosing cat food……………………………….. 114
Grooming…………………………………………………………… 119
Health………………………………………………………………. 122
Too much tuna…………………………………….. 127
Kittens………………………………………………………………. 130
New kitten…………………………………………….. 130
Traveling…………………………………………………. 131
Supplies………………………………………………….. 131
Litter box…………………………………………………………. 134
Health problem…………………………………….. 135
Shedding……………………………………………………………. 136
Reducing it…………………………………………….. 136
Scratching posts…………………………………………….. 137
Building one……………………………………………. 137
Strangers…………………………………………………………. 139
Toys……………………………………………………………………. 141
Travel……………………………………………………………….. 143
Carrier…………………………………………………….. 146
Miscellaneous cat facts……………………………….. 146

CHAPTER 3 BIRDS OF A FEATHER…………………………………….. 153
Birds as pets……………………………………………………. 153
Adopting exotic birds……………………………………. 158
Bathing a bird…………………………………………………… 161
Bird behavior………………………………………………….. 164
Biting……………………………………………………….. 164
Body language……………………………………….. 165
Bonding……………………………………………………. 166
Destroying things…………………………………. 166
Feather plucking……………………………………. 167
Night frights…………………………………………. 167
Overstimulation…………………………………….. 168
Territorial………………………………………………… 169
Bird supplies……………………………………………………… 169
Feeding dishes………………………………………. 169
Perches……………………………………………………. 170
Toys…………………………………………………………. 174
Building a birdhouse………………………………………. 182
Cages…………………………………………………………………. 182
Choosing the right bird……………………………….. 190
African grey parrot…………………………….. 190
Canary…………………………………………………….. 190
Cockatoo…………………………………………………. 191
Finches……………………………………………………. 192
Lovebirds……………………………………………….. 192
Macaw…………………………………………………….. 193
Parakeets………………………………………………. 194
Cleaning a cage………………………………………………. 194
Feeding…………………………………………………………….. 197
Making bird food………………………………….. 202
Supplements………………………………………….. 203
Health……………………………………………………………….. 204
Risk factors………………………………………….. 204
Avian flu…………………………………………………. 206
Parasites…………………………………………………. 207
Stress………………………………………………………. 209
Safety……………………………………………………………….. 212
Poison control…………………………………………. 212
Wild bird feeders………………………………………….. 214
Problem birds…………………………………………………… 215

CHAPTER 4 ALL ABOUT FISH………………………………………………. 216
The Commitment…………………………………………….. 216
Safety of fish tanks………………………….. 217
Great pets………………………………………………. 217
All about fish tanks………………………………………. 218
Making a choice……………………………………. 219
Inexpensive aquarium…………………………. 220
Tank size……………………………………………….. 222
Water weight……………………………………….. 222
Choosing the right shape………………….. 222
Choosing the right base……………………… 225
Choosing the right location………………… 227
Where to purchase fish tank……………. 228
Installing fish tank………………………………. 229
Moving a fish tank………………………………. 229
Setting up a new tank………………………………….. 231
Lighting……………………………………………………. 231
Timers…………………………………………………….. 233
Skimmers/Filter systems………………….. 234
Power Heads…………………………………………. 236
Live rock……………………………………………….. 237
Substrate………………………………………………. 238
Salt water & hydrometer………………….. 241
Heater & thermometer………………………. 241
Air pumps & air stones………………………. 243
Plants……………………………………………………….. 244
Maintenance…………………………………………………….. 245
Problem solving…………………………………….. 248
Green water/algae………………………………. 248
Water test log……………………………………………….. 250
Starting up a fish tank……………………………….. 251
Water………………………………………………………. 251
Fish tank cycling………………………………….. 253
Décor……………………………………………………….. 255
Adding fish…………………………………………….. 257
Feeding fish………………………………………….. 258
Vacation and your fish tank……………………….. 259
Fishy facts……………………………………………………….. 260

CHAPTER 5 REPTILES AS PETS………………………………………….. 264
SNAKES AS PETS………………………………… 264
General information……………………………………….. 264
Snakes for beginners……………………………………. 266
Corn snake…………………………………………….. 266
Kingsnake……………………………………………….. 267
Gopher snake……………………………………….. 267
Ball python…………………………………………….. 267
Red tail boa……………………………………………. 268
Milk snake………………………………………………. 268
Hognose snake………………………………………. 269
Garter snake…………………………………………. 269
Mud snake………………………………………………. 269
Black racer…………………………………………….. 270
The worst snakes as pets……………………………. 270
The proper home……………………………………………. 272
Cages………………………………………………………… 272
Cage housekeeping……………………………….. 273
Feeding time…………………………………………………….. 275
Light it up……………………………………………………….. 276
Shedding skin………………………………………………….. 277
Substrate………………………………………………………….. 278
Handling…………………………………………………………….. 278
Health……………………………………………………………….. 278
FROGS AS PETS…………………………………… 280
Frogs for beginners………………………………………. 281

African dwarf frog…………………………….. 281

Oriental firebellied toad……………………. 282

White”s tree frog…………………………………. 282
Housing your pet frog………………………………….. 283
Handling your pet frog…………………………………. 284
Feeding your pet frog………………………………….. 285
Health of a frog…………………………………………….. 286
Frogs that are not good pets…………………….. 287

TURTLES AS PETS……………………………… 288
The commitment…………………………………………….. 288
The best turtles for pets……………………………. 288

Red eared slider………………………………….. 288

Eastern box turtle………………………………. 289

Three-toed box turtle………………………. 289

Painted turtle……………………………………….. 290

Russian tortoise……………………………………. 290
General housing requirements…………………….. 291
Turtle health………………………………………………….. 291
Feeding………………………………………………………………. 292
Cleaning the tank………………………………………….. 293

LIZARD AS PETS………………………………… 293
Choosing the right lizard…………………………….. 294
Bearded dragon…………………………………….. 294
Leopard gecko………………………………………… 295
Red ackie……………………………………………….. 295
Crested gecko……………………………………….. 296
Argentine black & white tegu………….. 296
Veiled chameleon………………………………….. 297
The worst lizards……………………………………………. 298

CHAPTER 6 RODENTS AS PETS………………………………………….. 299

GERBILS…………………………………………………. 299
Housing…………………………………………………………….. 300
Feeding…………………………………………………………….. 301
General health……………………………………………….. 301
Active……………………………………………………………….. 302
Social………………………………………………………………… 302

GUINEA PIG…………………………………………. 303
General information………………………………………. 303
Housing…………………………………………………………….. 304
General care……………………………………………………. 305
Health……………………………………………………………….. 306
Feeding………………………………………………………………. 306

HAMSTERS……………………………………………. 308
General information………………………………………. 308
Housing…………………………………………………………….. 309

Different homes………………………………….. 310
Feeding……………………………………………………………… 311
Playtime……………………………………………………………. 313
MICE……………………………………………………….. 313
Picking a winner………………………………………………. 313
A house for a mouse…………………………………….. 314
Feeding……………………………………………………………… 317
Mousey odor…………………………………………………….. 320
Behavior…………………………………………………………….. 320
Health…………………………………………………………………. 321
Handling & training……………………………………….. 323
RATS………………………………………………………… 324
Friendly pet………………………………………………………. 324
Rat housing………………………………………………………. 326
Feeding………………………………………………………………. 327
Handling & playing………………………………………….. 328
Training your rat……………………………………………. 332

SQUIRRELS AS PETS………………………… 333
General information………………………………………. 333
Housing…………………………………………………………….. 334
Feeding…………………………………………………………….. 335
Behavior……………………………………………………………. 337

FLYING SQUIRRELS/SUGAR GLIDERS. 338
General information………………………………………. 338
Housing………………………………………………..…………… 341
Behavior…………………………………………………………….. 342
Health……………………………………………………………….. 343

CHIPMUNKS………………………………………….. 344
General information……………………………………….. 344
Housing & eating…………………………………………….. 345
Health……………………………………………………………….. 347

CHINCHILLAS………………………………………. 347
Housing……………………………………………………………… 348
Food……………………………………………………………………. 350

CHAPTER 7 RABBITS AS PETS…………………………………………….. 351
General information……………………………………….. 351
Housing………………………………………………………………. 355
Food……………………………………………………………………. 357
Health……………………………………………………………….. 360
Handling…………………………………………………………….. 362
Behavior……………………………………………………………. 362

Vocalizations………………………………………….. 364

Actions…………………………………………………….. 365

CHAPTER 8 FERRETS AS PETS…………………………………………….. 367
General information……………………………………….. 367
Housing………………………………………………………………. 370
Food……………………………………………………………………. 371
Health……………………………………………………………….. 372
Behavior & handling……………………………………….. 372

CHAPTER 9 MINIATURE POT BELLY PIGS………………………. 374
General information……………………………………….. 374

CHAPTER 10 MARMOSET MONKEY………………………………………. 379
General information………………………………………. 379

Cost………………………………………………………….. 381

Health related………………………………………. 382
Negatives…………………………………………………………… 382

CHAPTER 11 DUCKS AS PETS…………………………………………………. 384
General information………………………………………… 384
Care & feeding………………………………………………… 385
Housing………………………………………………………………. 385

CHAPTER 12 HEDGEHOGS AS PETS……………………………………… 388
General information……………………………………….. 388
Housing………………………………………………………………. 390
Food……………………………………………………………………. 391
Behavior & handling……………………………………….. 393
Health……………………………………………………………….. 394
Negatives………………………………………………………….. 395

CHAPTER 13 MISCELLANEOUS SMALL PETS……………………. 397

HERMIT CRABS……………………………………. 397
General information………………………………………… 397

ANT FARM…………………………………………….. 399
General information………………………………………… 399

CHAPTER 14 DANGEROUS FOODS & PLANTS…………………. 401
Dogs & cats…………………………………………………….. 401
Toxic plants…………………………………………………….. 404

TRAINING YOUR PET IN 10-MINUTE SESSIONS………………410-503

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