My family has a rabbit that lives inside of our house for most of the year. When he is inside, he is usually allowed out of his hutch and given free reign of the house just like a cat would be. He can usually be found in one of his favorite corners or inside of his hutch after a long day of hopping around from one room to the next. During the summer all of this changes.
In the summertime, we allow the rabbit to have some fresh air by putting him out in his outdoor rabbit hutch on the porch. He doesn’t spend the night out there, since there are plenty of animals out in the woods that might want to get into the hutch so that they can eat him. He gets to spend warm sunny days on the deck and the more dangerous evenings inside.Read more
During the summertime, our dog spends almost all of his time outside. This is mainly because there is nice weather overall and most of the family spends plenty of time outdoors as well. When my husband and I are at work, we leave the dog outside since we know that he loves spending time out in the sun smelling the scents brought to him on the summer breeze.
We have an outdoor dog house that our dog spends a lot of his time outdoors in. He loves to sleep in his comfortable wooden dog house and watch the woodland animals that will run by the house when they don’t see him wandering around. If any squirrels get too close to the dog house, he will run out of the house barking at them at his loudest possible volume.Read more
While many cats are very neat and tidy when it comes to using the litter box, this isn’t true of all cats for sure. Young cats or cats that are just typically mischievous will sometimes kick litter out of the litter box when they are digging around in the box. This means that the area around your litter box will end up covered in granules of kitty litter all of the time.
If you have a cat that kicks cat litter out of the box, it might be a good idea to buy an enclosed litter box for the cat to use. Since these are well covered, it will be a lot more challenging for the cat to manage to kick litter out of it. Only the most creative of cats, will attempt to continue kicking cat litter out of the box when the box is covered on all sides.Read more
Having a flap covering the door of your dog’s dog house can be a great way of keeping wind and rain out of the dog house during the winter and fall. A flap like this is not quite as important during the summer because most of the days of the summer are nicer and a lot warmer. However, if you’re planning on having a flap for the fall and winter, it is a good idea to train your dog to use it in the summer.
When you first add a dog house flap to the dog house that your dog has been using, it is likely that he won’t want to go inside the house right away. You can tempt your dog to go in the house by putting his food inside of the dog house or putting a special treat in there. Once your dog goes through the flap, it is very important for you to give them lots of praise so they want to continue doing it.Read more
When my friend moved into her new home in the country, she discovered that the property already had a lot of structures that were built to hold farm animals. In one of the front pastures, her and her husband decided to keep a small herd of goats. There was a nice little stable where the goats could go in the night so they would be safe and secure from harm.
There were also a couple of empty chicken pens in the backyard that they wanted to fill. At the end of the spring, they bought a small flock of chickens to divide between the pens in their yard. Now that it is summertime, they are getting a lot of eggs from their flock and enjoying the presence of a flock of chickens out in their yard after they’ve been let out in the morning.Read more
When my aunt first got her chickens, they were a fairly restless group of birds. They were initially fighting for dominance and for space within the coop that she provided them with. She was initially worried that she had not provided them with enough space to be comfortable in. She ended up searching the internet to see if she had given the chickens the space they needed.
It turned out that the chicken coop was not the problem after all. There was plenty of room for all of the chickens to remain comfortably. The problem the chickens were having is that they were stressed from being in a new space that was unfamiliar to them. After they had lived in the coop for several days, they started to grow more comfortable and shuffled around less.Read more
My sister’s dog absolutely loves the summer since she cannot stand having to go outside in the rain. She loves to explore the backyard while the sun is shining and nothing is going to drip on her or soak her paws. Of course, since this summer has been a lot warmer than usual, her dog has been spending most of its outdoor time trying to locate some shade.
More often than not, the dog can be found inside of the A frame dog house at one end of the yard. This house offers the dog just enough shade to spend time in and relax inside of comfortably. It is also her main source of shelter in the winter and fall when the rain does start falling from the sky. I’ve never really seen her have to use it throughout the summer like this before.Read more
Any animal that is kept in a small hutch is going to need a space to run around outside of the hutch once in a while. You can keep chickens and rabbits in small hutches during the night, but it is important to let them into a larger space during the day so that they can get exercise. A pen is a good idea because it will protect these smaller animals from predators.
One versatile prebuilt pen is a Ware Chick-N-Rabbit pen. This pen can be installed on the front of a hutch when you want to let your rabbit or chicken out of the smaller space. The pen is sturdy and well built to ensure that your pet will be safe inside and that no animals will be able to get into the pen. The pen is a great way to give animals the room they need for exercise.Read more
My brother has a very little dog and a much larger dog as well. Since he has both dogs he also has two differently sized dog houses. This is because his big dog doesn’t want the little dog to sleep in his house. The little dog needed a little house so that it could have something that would keep it warm in the winter. A smaller dog house with less space would hold heat better.
When the big dog gets excited, it forgets about the small dog house. He will bounce up and down and run around the yard when my brother comes home from work. When he does this, he frequently jumps entirely over the little dog house because it is not tall enough to stop him from doing so. The little dog always comes out to bark angrily when the big dog goes over its house.Read more
My sister was recently at a pet store looking at the different rabbit hutches that were available there. There were a couple of rabbit hutches that she really liked, but she wasn’t willing to pay the extremely high prices that were being charged for these cages. Since she just wanted to get her rabbit a bigger hutch at some point she decided to wait on buying one.
Eventually, she thought of looking for rabbit hutches for sale online rather than at the pet store. This turned out to be a very good idea because there were lots of hutches that were as nice as the ones in the pet store but a lot cheaper. My sister decided that getting the lower price was definitely worth it when all she had to do was assemble the rabbit hutch by herself.Read more