Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Birds Care Tips - How to reduce dust around them

Dust produces by our Pet Birds can be unsightly and daunting to control.

The quality of life you can offer any pet is surely the number one most important thing for a bird lover.

Choose a pet that can be happy in the space you have to offer. Knowing whether the pet you are considering is a powder down bird will help you determine whether it's a good match for your situation.

African Greys, Cockatoos, Cockatiels, and some Amazons shed a wing dust practically all their lives.

These types of birds will require more clean-up should also factor into the number of birds that you adopt.

Putting too many birds together in a space that is not large is likely to make everyone unhappy. And the added particulates from numerous birds can cause birds and humans to become unhealthy.

Furnish your aviary with surfaces that are easily and inexpensively cleaned.

Hard floors surfaces on floors such as linoleum, tile, or wood are more easily cleaned that rugs and carpet that tend to hold dust.

Furnishings should be covered in material that can be wiped with a damp cloth. Windows should be furnished with shades, blinds, or shutters rather than fabric that make it easy for pollutants to hide.

Use a damp cloth and mop to get rid of the powder. Go outdoors when cleaning the cage to prevent particles from escaping into indoor air again.

Vacuum rather than sweep, and if possible use a cleaner that has a high efficiency particle arresting (HEPA) filter that prevents the vacuum from blowing dust out into the room again.

Continually filtering the air with an air purifier that is made to take out large amounts of particles is one of the most effective yet non-invasive ways to reduce the dust.

Professional aviaries use HEPA or high efficiency particle arresting filters to take out particles as small as.3 microns in size.

Filtration is a good idea for birds and humans because it prevents the spread of disease for both. Clean air can drastically increase your birds' life span because it cuts down on the spread of disease and infection.

Constantly filtering the air can greatly decrease the amount of bird-related allergens in the air, and often prevent humans from becoming allergic or asthmatic by avoiding constant and prolonged exposure to the dust.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Healthy Aquarium Tips - avoid diseases smartly

Your fish can get sick, if your tank is infected which is also responsible for many diseases.

Steps to keep them disease free -

(1) poor water quality - not overcrowding your tank and keeping a regular maintenance schedule is a must.

(2) If disease does break out, doing a water change and treating the water for the particular disease is the best way to nip it in the bud.

Neglecting the appropriate tank maintenance and partial water changes will allow toxins to build up in the water, basically polluting your fish's environment.

As the water becomes more toxic your fish become more "stressed", the more stressed your fish becomes the easier it is for the micro organisms present in your aquarium water to infect your fish with various diseases.

Tropical fish don't react the same way to stress as people do, but there are some tell tale signs you can be on the look out for.

(1) fish rubbing themselves against the gravel or aquarium decor
(2) fish hiding in the corner or under plants or rocks all the time
(3) fish bobbing around with their fins close to they body and any growths or white fuzzy spots are some of the things that indicate aquarium disease.

The more fish you have the more waste they create and if the filtration cannot handle the waste you end up with toxins in the water that can

accumulate to dangerous levels over time. The larger the tank, the more fish you can have.

Since poor water quality is the greatest case of fish disease and death you'll want to be diligent about your tank maintenance and partial water

changes. Also, make sure to test the PH and nitrite / nitrate levels and adjust the tank accordingly. This is quite easy and there are test kits made for testing as well as adjusting the water.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pets Care Tips - What to do when they start fighting

If you have more then one pet in your home and if they start fighting with each other, at that time what you should do is described below for Perfect PET CARE.

(1) Keep Calm mind and need to do to stop them and ensure that they will not be hurt whenever they are fighting. Please remain calm and do not panic. There can be a good reason for you to fear for your welfare and the lives of your pets. But, it will do more good if you keep your cool.

(2) Your Calm mind will help you to think clearly and can either stop the fight or keep the damage at minimum which is beneficial for both - You and Your Pets.

Screaming - It will be very hard to get their attention this way. You will only waste your energy, lose your voice, and start feeling hopeless as

your efforts at shouting at them doesn't seem to work, so Give Up Screaming.

Since you cannot break the fight between your pets by just shouting at them from a corner, you will need to take some action.
First, take out your pet's leashes. Even if they are still fighting, you just approach one pet and slowly try to place the leash on its neck.

Find a place where you can tie the leash and keep one dog in place.

Their fight might still be proceeding at this time. Just let them do so.

You then take out another leash for your other pet. Do the same thing. But, make sure that you tie the other pet on a place that is far from the

other one.

As much as possible, keep one out of sight of the other. This will allow them to calm down and no longer feel aggressive.

After you have separated them from each other, you can place them inside separate cages or kennels.

This will further allow them to cool off by themselves.