The Top Five Reasons To Rescue A Boxer

Written by Jody Mitchell

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2. Rescue/Adult Boxers are usually pastrepparttar chewing stage. Just be sure to provide plenty of appropriate chew toys.

3. Reduced veterinary expenses. Most ofrepparttar 146972 time, your Rescue Boxer will be neutered or spayed already (almost always) and have its shots. There will be instances when you need to continue a medication, butrepparttar 146973 volunteers will give you plenty of information prior to adopting a Boxer.

4. Sweet Dreams. Rescue/Adult Boxers usually mean that you get a goodnight sleep since you donít have to calmrepparttar 146974 fears of a puppy. Additionally, adult Boxers have bigger bladders which means you wonít have to make a wee-wee run at 2am!

5. Thumbelina or Gargantua? You know how bigrepparttar 146975 Boxer will be when you get a Rescue/Adult Boxer. There will be no surprises such as; you think you are getting a big puppy because ofrepparttar 146976 big paws only to wind up with MiniMe.

Jody Mitchell, a stay at home mom and part time veterinarian assistant who has been saved by Boxer dog from car accident. Her amazing experience inspires her to write about Boxer: "The Boxer Chronicle - A Guide to All Things Boxer." Visit her Website

A Beginner's Guide to Lovebirds

Written by Petey, Petunia & Tweet Tweet

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If possible get a certificate of health fromrepparttar breeder or pet shop guaranteeing that a replacement will be made ifrepparttar 146918 lovebird becomes sick or won't breed.

Lovebirds are not rare, there are a lot of them around to choose from. So take your time and select only birds that you really likerepparttar 146919 coloring and personality of.

Keeping Lovebirds as Pets

Lovebirds should be kept in pairs, one female and one male. They very much enjoy each others company, although don't be alarmed if they have occasional spats with each other.

If a pair of lovebirds constantly fight, then it's best to find each of them another mate. If you're buying birds from a breeder, make surerepparttar 146920 breeder will exchange birds if they are not compatable.

As a general rule, only one pair of birds should be kept per cage. Keep one or more cages far enough apart from each other so they do not allow birds to be able to peck at each other.

When introducing new birds to a home with pre-existing birds,repparttar 146921 new birds may not always be welcomed readily.

Lovebird Behavior

Lovebirds need exercise out of their cages daily.

Remember: Birds Love to Fly

Being cooped up in a cage allrepparttar 146922 time is not healthy for them, physically or emotionally. Birds kept in a cage will often sit on a perch and flap their wings incessantly.

Lovebirds need between 10 to 12 hours of rest a night. Do not keep your birds in rooms with televisions or other noisy devices when it's time forrepparttar 146923 birds to roost. Total darkness is not advised either, use a small 7 watt bulb inrepparttar 146924 room to provide enough night light forrepparttar 146925 bird to find it's perch and drink or feed if needed.

Keep all electrical wires, extension cords, etc, completely hidden and unavailable torepparttar 146926 birds.

Never use Kerosene or similar type heaters that give off fumes. Coal and wood stoves are no nos. No matter how hard you may' try, a wood burner will emit fumes and smoke into your home that may kill your lovebird. If you have a home with a wood burner completely isolate a room only for your birds and use an infrared or electric heater.

A fairly constant 80 degrees Farenheit temperature is about right for lovebirds.

It's not a good idea to keep finches, cockatiels, rosellas, or budgies with lovebirds

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