I’ve already got a zoo-load of pets and everyone of them has got some fantastic characteristic about them. My wife doesn’t know it yet, but it looks like I might be adding a rat into the interesting mix of creatures we keep. The boy’s mother discovered the rodent and demanded he get rid of it immediately. It’ll be due into our home in a day or two and I’m doing a bit of research on rats as pets just so that I’m prepared for our new addition. One thing is for sure, the rat is going to be kept in a cage indoors. Rats are pretty much misunderstood and are far cleaner and intelligent than people give them credit for. It seems rats make brilliant pets too, so I’m looking forward to this cool addition to our animal children.
I’ve been onto the Internet to see how having a rat as a pet is going to influence our lives, and the information tells met that keeping a rat is no problem. Its just a case of cleaning out the old bedding material, adding in new dry straw and some bedding, wipe down the cage with a damp cloth, and that’s it, you’re done. People who’ve kept rats say that they really have loads of personality and because they are so clever, you can actually train them. Anyone of you kept a rat as a pet? Let me know about what you find so exceptional about your unusual pet – I’m looking forward to welcoming our new pet.
It is a common feeling that fur of cats and saliva of dogs will make you sick. However we do not see the health benefits they provide us. Professionally trained dogs helping blind people walk is a common sight. But you do not need to be physically challenged to enjoy the benefits a pet can bring along. Various surveys and studies have pointed out that people with pets will live longer and are happier than ones’ with no pets.
Today I am going to discuss about dogs and the health benefits they provide. We will keep to the point. One major change that a dog brings to your life is that it changes your life style. That is the thing which gives you immense health benefits physically.
- Increases physical activity – With a dog as a pet you cannot sit and munch potato chips always. He will make you walk him and you will walk along side. This will help increase physical activity which is beneficial for your health overall.
- Reduces Stress – Playing with your dog can be really relaxing. You might be tensed in office with a major problem, but as soon as you come home your dog will take all the stress away. He will play and make you forget the worries.
- A great Friend – As I already mentioned in my previous post, the dog is the man’s best friend. He will be by your side in times of need. Nobody will be able to bully you in his presence. A true friend and companion.
If you remember Tweety Bird and Sylvester, then you might think that cats and birds are natural enemies like cats and dogs. Only instead of wanting to fight, like a dog would a cat, the cat actually wants to make a tasty meal out of the bird. While this might be true in some instances, this isn’t true in my personal experience. I’ve never had a cat attack a bird or try to eat it. However, I also believed that a cat might try that, so I took time to adjust my cats and birds. Here is how I did it.
The first thing I did was to make sure I got kittens and birds, not full grown cats and birds. As a kitten, I would take my cat and put him on my lap. Then I would have my wife bring the bird over, place it on my shoulder, and I would calmly pet the cat. Being curious, of course, the cat would crawl up my arm to see the bird, but I kept the cat calm and so the bird didn’t panic. I would also feed them treats at the same time. With the cat and bird close together, I would give the cat a treat, and then the bird a treat.
This helped to bond them. I don’t know what animals think, but I imagine that my cat was thinking, “Okay. So there’s no competition here. And this is what food is, not this flying thing!” Sure, there were times when the cat would just suddenly claw and swipe at the bird, but he never tried to really attack the bird.
The bird was surprisingly always calm around the cat, even when I got multiple cats. This might not be the case for your birds, however. If your bird starts panicking, leave the bird in its cage where it feels safe, and bring your cat to see the bird. As they grow up together, they will start taking to one another. This might not always be the case, so don’t hold me to it. I just know I have never had issues in this regard.