We express the pets home or habitat. The only certainty you will have about the home or habitat of any pet will be that the cage, box, aquarium or terrarium will invariably be a commitment on your part. Once you’ve accepted that, you’ll have to decide whether to buy it or make it at home, and generally, as long as your pocket is deep enough, a commercially manufactured habitat will be your best bet. If you can afford cheap models, don’t bother, they do the same, and it will be even better in the long run.
The only great advantage to make your own home for your pet, is that you can do it exactly how you want it. Before examining the different types of animal homes, there are a few basic points to keep in mind.
Basic Points For Pets Home Or Habitat
- Always use the best materials you can find. Rectangular meshes (mesh welding) are always preferable to hexagonal wire meshes.
- Always use waterproof and weatherproof materials, even if you intend to use the home for your pet indoors.
- Never use any toxic or harmful materials of any kind in construction. Fitted here are the sharp ends of wires or nail tips protruding from the wood, and it should not be forgotten that paint and preservatives can be toxic.
- If the cage or habitat is for the outdoors, make sure it has a solid floor.
- Use strong materials in the basic structure. It may seem strong to the eye, but if you must lift it, or someone leans over the cage, will it hold up?
- There must be some way to feed the inhabitants by causing them as little disturbance as possible, a small door with an interior shelf for food could be the answer.
- Always create a security gate for nurseries and similar buildings so that you can enter and close the door behind you before opening the next door.
- Make each pet habitat as big as space, and finances allow.
- Make the door as small as is convenient.
- Make sure that the floor of the cage can be cleaned with minimal disturbance.
- Never assume that an animal cannot get through a space that is too small, as this will happen over and over again.
- Before you introduce an animal into your new home, you must ensure that all paint is completely dry, that all nails, bits of wire, and tools have been removed, that all plants are established and non-poisonous, and that the food, water and bedding is where it should be, trying to do this at a later stage is often doomed to failure.
These points are equally valid if your new pet will live inside your house, there should be no dangerous or poisonous things, the doors or windows should not be left open so that your disoriented kitten can run out into the street, when nobody is watching, and food, drink and bed must be ready.
Once the animal has been introduced, leave and leave it alone to settle. It’s tempting for everyone to stand up and look at it, but what’s wonderful for the animal will be finding its way in peace.