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Activities & Enrichment Birds Other

4 Ways Foraging Is More Than Fun for Birds

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Foraging is often looked at as a fun way to provide enrichment for your parrot. I am all about parrots having fun, but I am also very interested in teaching my parrots to be well-behaved. Believe it or not, foraging activities can also be used to help influence your parrot’s behavior for the better. And […]

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Equines Other Training & Grooming

Training Horses to Take Oral Medication

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Horses are like any other animal. They can be reluctant to take medication, especially when it’s given orally. It doesn’t have to be a fight, though. Our handout offers tips on teaching horses to take medications voluntarily and happily from a dosing syringe.

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Cats Other Training & Grooming

Make Kitten Play Fun and Educational

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes There’s nothing more fun than playing with a kitten. They love participating in chase and hunt games. But did you know playtime can be a learning experience, too? Our handout offers tips on teaching kittens to play gently.

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Equines Other Training & Grooming Travel & Safety

Keep Your Horse Happy in the Trailer

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes There’s more to trailering horses than just getting them inside it. Safety and comfort are paramount for a successful trip. Our handout shares advice on everything from footing to friends to forage.

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Equines Other Training & Grooming

How to Make Grooming Stress-Free for You and Your Horse

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Grooming your horse should be a Fear Free activity for both of you. When done correctly, grooming is far more than removing your horse’s dead hair, removing tangles from his mane and tail, and dirt from his hooves; it helps to build a bond between you and your equine pal. Getting Started No horse is […]

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Equines Other Training & Grooming Travel & Safety

Trailer-Training Your Horse: Fear Free Tips for Success

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Is getting your horse to load up into a trailer stressful for both of you? It doesn’t have to be. Our handout offers advice on building the approach, marking reward-worthy behaviors, teaching the horse to ride safely inside, and backing out at the destination. Before you know it, your horse will be trailering like a […]

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Equines Other Veterinary Care

Giving Your Horse Oral Medication

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Mary Poppins was right. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down–even with horses. A sweet treat or tasty wet dressing can be just the ticket to get your horse to take needed medication. Our handout offers tips on how to prepare medication and get it down your horse in a kind way.

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Fears & Anxieties Life at Home Other

How Stress, Diet, and Health Cause Parrots to Pick Their Feathers

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Feather picking has a number of possible causes and sometimes is the result of a combination of factors.

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New Pets Other

Looking for a Lizard? Think Skink

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Northern blue tongue skinks have advantages: they’re not too large, they don’t require insects in their diet, and they can have long lifespans.

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Cats Dogs Life at Home Other

Is Your Pet Your Valentine? Here’s How You Can Tell

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Reading Time: 9 minutes Cats, dogs, and birds all have unique ways of expressing their affection, using body language, vocalizations, and touch, to name just a few of their methods of animal-to-human sweet talk.