Animal Cards

Posted: 21 Sep 2020
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Animal Cards

by 8-year-old, Isis

Basic Horse Care Rules:

  1. Check on horses at least twice a day.
  2. Make sure grazing is free of danger and poisonous plants.
  3. Make sure stables are suitable/safe/kept clean.
  4. Always have fresh water available. 
  5. Feed appropriately for the horses' type and lifestyle. 
  6. Have regular health checks and farrier care.

How to Care for a Pet Rabbit: 

  1. Set up safe indoor housing.
  2. Bunny proof your house.
  3. Provide fresh hay.
  4. Provide fresh greens, fiber-rich pellets, and fresh water.
  5. Set up a litter box.
  6. Provide enrichment.
  7. Groom your rabbit.
  8. Bring your rabbit to a rabbit savvy vet.

Tips for Taking Care of your Dog:

  1. Provide a protected and clean living environment for your dog. 
  2. Always keep fresh water available.
  3. Feed a quality diet and prevent obesity.
  4. Have your pet examined by a veterinarian on a regular basis. 
  5. Provide ample opportunities to exercise.
  6. Communicate with your dog and develop a relationship.

Tips to Care for a Cat:

  1. Provide plenty of human companionship. 
  2. Provide regular, suitable meals, with a constant supply of fresh water.
  3. Provide a clean and comfortable bed.
  4. Provide the cat with outdoor access and be prepared to empty and clean a litter tray on a daily basis. 

Daily Chicken Care Tasks:

  1. Check the water and clean/refill it as needed. Make sure your hens always have a clean source of fresh water.
  2. Feed the chickens. You can free feed your chickens with a large hanging feeder, adding the chicken feed as needed.
  3. Collect eggs.
  4. Observe the chickens. 

How to Clean your Guinea Pigs' Cage:

  1. Scoop out the cage every day. Pull out any soiled hay.
  2. Wash your guinea pigs' water bottle and food dish daily. Empty out old food and replace the water.
  3. Deep-clean the cage every week. Take your guinea pigs and all of the hay and accessories out of the cage. 


Pigeons always need access to clean drinking water and also love to bathe at least a couple times a week. The drinking water bowl should always be at least 1 inch deep because pigeons need to dip their whole beak in it to drink. The bath container should be at least a foot in diameter to fit one pigeon.


Remove droppings, uneaten food, and soiled areas of bedding from your pets' cage every day. Clean the cage completely once a week by replacingdirty bedding and wiping down the rest of the cage. Note that male mice will tend to produce more odour than females, so their cages may need to be cleans more often. 

Companion Bird:

Taking care of your pet bird is important. Pet birds are different than cats and dogs, but they are not any more difficult to keep healthy. The right pet bird diet, a clean age, fresh bird food and water, safe bird toys, exercise, and lots of attention are the basics. 

How to Take Care of a Hedgehog:

  1. Make sure hedgehogs are legal in your place of residence.
  2. Before you pick up your hedgehog, gather all the necessary supplies.
  3. Check hedgehog for any signs of illness.
  4. Find the ideal place for your hedgehog and make them feel safe.
  5. Exercise, feed, and give water to your hedgehog. 

Taking Care of Goats as Pets:

Goats are social herd animals that should not be kept alone, and where possible, you should look to get at least two goats that get on well together. Goats need appropriate shelter paticularly from the wind and rain, therefore a well set up shelter is important.