3 Most Affordable Small animal that you can have as a Pet

 

Are you a pet lover? If you are, this is a post for you! Most of the people who love pets and sometime pet are hard to afford like dogs ?

There is also some things to take consideration before getting a pet. Ask yourself,

Are you ready to have a pets?

what’s the things that you need to know about the pets you want, like do they suit you or your families members?

Defiantly a lot of things to know first before you decide.

As for small animals, I guess it not much difficult cause they only need to be feed and of cause CARE is the most responsible!

So what are the small animals to have? If you love a dog but you couldn’t get it because it’s too ex and cannot afford for now, how bout consider having a small pets like:

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Hamsters

Hamsters? Yes. They are small and tiny also in big sizes available. They only need a small cage to stay and some treats and food to feed. Most important is the bedding. They need to clean up once a week or maybe twice will be good.

Hamsters are cute little creatures when you bring them out of the cage for some exercise with a exercise ball or indoor running wheel. And the cutest part is sometimes they just stare at something and just stop down there (blank out) HAHA! Is fun when you take some nice shots or video to post on social media and share around the world!

They come in different breed, like small winter white, roborovski. The largest breed is Syrian. Syrian hamster size is about 6 – 7inches.

Check out your local store for more info on the hamster breed. The price range from $12 SGD onwards for hamster itself. For the accessories like cage, food etc.. will be $20 onwards. Some may depend on which store you find, those at HDB area will be cheaper than the mall pet shop.

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Birds – Parrots or birds

Birds are cute! But they can be quite stink when you never clean them. Usually need to be clean once or twice weekly. That will be good because they live in small caged and they do shit a lot. Well, if you see outside birds you will know what I mean. HAHA.

Mostly birds can be found is birds pet shop which is seldom saw it around. But parrots will be available in those pet store that are in the HDB area. Some parrot may need to be in the cage, but some can be freedom without the cage but with the leg locked. I guess is to prevent them from flying away.

Some parrot can be train well, it will also depends on how you take care of it. It’s kind of fun to have parrot as pet and you can bring them out anytime. The price range is about $200 ++ or can be found lower depends on the bird breed or colour of the parrot I guess or maybe it’s already trained, that’s the reason why the price will be higher I guess.

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Fish

Fish is defiantly most cheapest you can find at those pets farm and pets store too! Price range from $5 onwards or lower I guess. Of cause for people who love fish a lot suit to have fish. Because you can’t bring them out of play with them like others pets.

It’s kind of boring but depends on what you love to have. I feel is more for like seeing them swimming around the tank. Somewhat makes you feel better? Some people love fish because they are easy to maintain, They need to change water and feed them regularly. The fun thing to do is you can get the decorations to put in the tank make it like “Castle”. (You know what I mean. HAHA).

And also there are shrimps, hermit crab etc. to choose from. But compare to fish, these creatures might need to spend more for their needs like maintaining of water level. Cause they don live in just normal water.

I have a roughly budget which is about $100 min to spend on the tank, food and maintaining products for shrimps.

For fishes some need filter as oxygen to live some might not need. Still need to depends on the fishes. But to get advise more, do check with the shop so that you will know what to do and what to buy to prevent getting cheated.

The food and maintenance products price range about $15 onwards. Do check out some of the farm will have cheaper offer too.

So, these are the few pets that you can consider to have with a low-budget. Hope this info helps you. Most important is you need to have time to change and care for your pet. The key word is “Time”. HAHA.

Useful Tips:

Don’t rush to get a pet if you can’t afford it. Take some time for discussion before you decide anything.

Check out for breed or pet that you want to have before you decide getting it.

Think about the budget that you have first. Because they might need medical support, food and some other misc. stuff needed.

Small pets needs products like vitamin, Treats or etc. that are important, but not as much as for dog or cat. Some products are not necessary to have it. But it’s still up to you as long as you have the budget that will be fine 😉

Hope this post will help you in getting your favourite forever pets!

HAPPY PET-ING!

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5 Essential Things to get before even bringing home your Dog/Puppy

Hello! everyone! Here is another post on pets, 5 Essential things to get before even bringing home your dog.

Recently, one of my friend just bought a new pet puppy! I was so excited even thou I want it so much but after today I learn a lot of things which I don’t know about getting a puppy. As I always have adult dogs from people who can’t keep them. From all this time I had experience about dogs stuffs, things and I always wanted to learn new things also to know what are the important for having a pet.

Let me share with you a bit of her character and some things that I found out on having a puppy for the first time. Hope this will be useful for first timer who are going to have a puppy as first pet.

Of cause if you are getting a puppy, there are some things that you need to have in order to trained them and let them get use to a new home. If you are getting a dog, I think shouldn’t be much worry or have to? But depends on the dog if its well-trained I think shouldn’t  be a problem. But just take your time and let them know what they do is right or wrong, I bet they will be trainable and well-known after a while 🙂 As for what I experience before. Even though is not easy at all but is just takes time ^^.

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Pet Toy

The toy is a chewing toy, more to play with her on the ground. For now she is too small to play rough toy or action like throwing of balls and all.

Is good to have at least one or two toy to play with. Can also slowly trained them and play with them cause they are active when you put them on the ground.

Isn’t she cute? AWWW. she’s so soft and cuddly. When I carry close to me, she is like a gentle little pal. But she is super active when she is on the ground with her favourite toy.

We were busy the whole day looking for accessories and all the needs stuff for the puppy to be in a good and comfy home.

We’ve prepare a cage which is a metal type, it has 4 side and just have to gather up together and it will look like a cage or Can get a cage which is fixed one, might come with a peeing tray I guess. As long there is space for them to rest and potty.

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Potty Trainer

First few things we buy was the Potty trainer spray. This one is to prevent the odour smell when your puppy pee on the floor or etc. This works well cause I can’t really smell pee on the mat.

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Puppy Trainer

Next will be this Puppy Trainer drop. This one has a strong smell. Just drop 1-2 drop on the peeing pad. To let the puppy smell so that they will know where is the right place to pee. It works after a while.

We did an experiment test:

When we put the peeing tray in the cage, the puppy choose to pee on the wooden mat. We found out that each time she pee is always the same spot. Cause we put the peeing tray on the right side of the cage, and she use to pee on the left side. So what we did was, we shifted the tray to the left side instead. And it works! she got it and she keep pee on the correct spot on the tray itself.

How wonderful! In just one day she made it to pee on the right spot!

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This drinking bottle was recommend by the pet shop owner. She advice that is good to let puppy learn to drink on the bottle. The reason is because the puppy is still young and is easy for them to drink on the bottle. And also they will look cleaner on the mouth area the water won’t go all over the mouth and the fur too.  Let them have 1 week or more to get use to it.

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Pet Hardness, leash, collar is a must. Because you will need to bring your pet for a short or long walk. Or maybe around your house garden if you have a big one.

If you have big garden, that will be the best to let you dog run around and play. Of cause if you pet need to go for exercise for walk, make sure you do so. Because once you bring them out, you will have to be consistent to bring them every single day. After awhile this will be their habit. Once you never bring them out, I don’t know? maybe they will feel sad. Ha Ha.

Why choose hardness and not just collar with leash?

I used to use collar and leash to bring my dog for walk. But I realise is better to use hardness than collar leash. Cause it may hurt the neck of the dog when you try to hold them back for running away too fast or etc. Especially on the road side, is dangerous when your dog get excited and just dash thru the road. It may cause accident of the innocent.

Maybe for puppies to be safe, will advise to use a hardness to bring them for walk. But for dog, you can still choose to use hardness. Hardness are good for all dogs, but to be safe try to use a hardness. Which I feel is better than using collar and leash.

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Potty Pad

This is a Potty pad, to use it on the potty tray for the puppy to pee. It’s helps for potty trained and the pad will absorb to prevent it smells and also easy to clean up.

Indoor potty is very important, cause you don’t want your dog to mess up your house when you bought them home.

Potty pad also great for elderly dog, sick or disable dogs, and for owner who need to work long hours. You won’t have to clean up so much after a tiring day of work.

These are some of the things that you will need before you get a puppy or pets. Do remember animals is for life. They spend their lifetime with you. Do give them great care and more love to spend and keep the happiest moment as memories. Is just feels great to have a pet in your life. They can be your greatest friend. Especially when they can understand your feelings and cuddle. Some dogs are smart thou.

Happy Pet-Owning!

Sewing Project: How to Sew a Pop Up Pouch

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Here is a post on How to Sew a Pop Up pouch. You will find this pouch very familiar cause usually will see it outside, like to store spectacle, or sunglasses pouch? Yup! I guess so! So I decide to make this pouch. It’s seems to be easy and it’s really easy 😉 And it might suitable for beginners who want to make this ^^.

Materials needed:

  • fabrics & lining
  • metal pop up
  • pins and clips

Let’s check out the steps!

Step 1:

Cut 4 fabric pieces, For the size it can be any size which is convenient to you. You can also measure according to your Pop up metal length.

2 for lining size 5 x 7″

2 outer fabric size 5 x 7″

Measure the top of your fabric and lining piece 1/2 inches in both sides. Mark a line for clearer reference.

After measurement, for the lining piece sew down both side together and leave a gap at the bottom for turning. Do a back-stitch for starting and ending. Outer Piece just sew down both side and bottom. It will look as picture shown below. 

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Step 2:

Align both piece from the opening part to each other. Means the top part opening and pin to each other.

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Step 3:

Sew down the area that you pin it. Until you reach the marking line from step 1. Always remember to do a back-stitch for starting and ending part.

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Step 4:

Once you sew, turn it over. Cut out the excess if needed before turn it over. Make sure all the corners are push out nicely and just press using an iron.

Then fold down the top part until the edge. (as picture shown) Pin or clip it in place.

Sew down the side where the opening side are. (refer to the picture below)

I’m using a metal pop up for the pouch to open and close. It will look something like the picture below.

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Step 5:

Once you done, slot in the metal piece to the hole where you sewed.

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There! And you are DONE! At first I thought it would hard to insert the metal piece, but to be honest, is not as hard as I thought! And I made it! You can too! Try it and have some fun making it.

I will do up a tutorial sooner or later! Please do check out my updates! Hope you have fun doing this project! Do leave me some comments or like or share to help me for my post for people out there who are interested in making this pouch! It’s great for a gift to a friend or families.

HAPPY SEWING!

Where to find the Best Crafts Materials

Hello! I’m sharing a post on where to find all sorts of crafts materials! I have been to all this crafts shop and I do love what they have. It’s all more than what you need, from hand crafts to hobby craft like sewing, felting, clay crafts and many more. Best for all the crafts lovers.

I’ve seen around Chinatown area, there have most of the crafts stall likes beads making, sewing and even crochet, knitting. Materials all can be found is those crafts shops.

Golden Dragon (Jing Long)

This is the shop where I came since I was young with my granny. At that time I not really into crafts yet. But I do remember this shop.

They have lots of materials, Knitting, crochet, yarns to fabrics, beads, tools and many more. Also, conduct classes like crochet, knitting class. If you are interested may refer to their websites for info!

Art Friend

This is my favourite stall, they sell more on arts and crafts stuffs, also some tools, like glue, paint, colour pencils, even sell easel. If you are looking more on handicrafts, then this place is good for you to hunt all your stuffs.

Spotlight

This is also my favourite place to hunt my sewing tools. They are the biggest one and only spotlight store in Singapore. From party items to household, garden decorations, home decorations, crafts to fabrics. I always find what i want in here. That’s why i love this place a lot! I think you will too!

Pop by these stores and hunt for your crafts tools and accessories!

HAPPY HUNTING!

Sewing Project : How to Sew a Simple Wallet for Beginner

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Hello! Sorry guys! I was busy figure out how to sew this simple wallet. Here is the guide post on “How to Sew a Simpler Wallet”, with card slots and zip pocket. A friendly and easy project for beginner.

Let’s prepare the material and follow me step by step. ^^

Material:

  • Cotton Fabric or Canvas

For the fabric I choose canvas but of cause you can choose other like cotton but need to add in batting. As for canvas also same, need to add in some batting to make it more firm and steady. Some cotton fabric are very lightweight type, try not to use that kind, other than that should be fine.

  • Zipper

As for zipper I use those YKK brand, just get a size that you want. With matching colours or you can mix and match with what you feel like it. Some with nice pulley, or you can add your own pendant.

I used Batting Iron On ones. This batting that I’m using is quite soft, and if I want to use it to do wallet, I might need to put more than one piece. There are differnt type of Fusible and Batting, if you can pass by any local store, they will have some samples to feel the textures, or can just ask for assistance on which to buy.

A Rotary cutter is somehow easier to cut out fabric in a striaght line, Make sure you get a cutting mat too! These are the tools that helps me, each time i cut my fabric i get frustrated without cutting it striaght. So i do love this cutters.

Is good to have a quilt ruler cause it might be easier to see and measure at the correct size. Then cut with a rotary cutter and a cutting mat. Perfect match! 😀

Ok, lets get to work! Lets start.

 Measurement:

Outer Piece: 9 x 4.5″

Inner piece: 9 x 5″ (I use both same designs)

Card slots: 4.5 x 19″

Zip pocket : 4.5 x 3.5 x 1 pc , 3.5 x 3.5 x 1 pc

Zipper 6/7″ (to be cut off the excess)

Prepare 4 piece of fabric, 2 inner piece with the size 9 x 5″, Outer piece 9 x 4.5″

Let’s name it as 9 x 5″ A & B, 9 x 4.5″ A & B.

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Zip Pockets:

Place your zipper with the zipper head facing up, pointing right side, align the zip pocket piece 3.5 x .3.5″ facing down and pin to the TOP of the zipper.

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Then turn your zipper over which the head will be facing the left and pin it to the TOP of the zipper with 3.5 x 4.5″ piece. Means align both pieces with the 3.5″ sides to the zipper.

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So it will like this , the top will be balance and same alignment.

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Turn it over, bring the longer piece to the back.

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Card Slots:

*Take the Card Slots piece right side face down, fold down 3″ from the top. Turn it over, place a un use card(Do NOT USE CREDIT CARD or Personal card) to the slot as picture shown. Hold the card and fold from bottom  up.

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Place your card on the fabric with a little GAP on TOP, then fold by using your fingertip to hold the card and fold until the TOP of the card but leave a GAP where you can see the card so that you can grab the card.

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Iron and press lightly to make a crease line.  Total you will have 4 pockets with 3 crease line for card slots. (Refer to image below)

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So, it will look something like that.

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Wallet Inner Body:

Take the Outer piece A (9 x 4.5″), align the zip pocket and the card slot and pin it together first before sew.

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Then cut out a piece of betting slightly smaller size, best is to use Iron on betting. Iron on to outer piece B.

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Align and pin it together and sew the sides.

*Do take note of the zipper side, open the zipper slightly a bit cause when you sew it will hit the zipper head if you don’t open the zip.

While sewing, hold the zipper teeth together to have a nice closure.

Do a back-stitch on the zipper part.Cut off the excess zipper.

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Next, Cut a Strap piece with 2 or 2.5 inch wide. Or you can use a bias tape. To sew over top edges of the body piece, to give a nice edge. Fold the piece into half and sew.

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Notes Pocket:

Place of the Inner piece A (9 x 5″) right side facing up (as picture shown below)

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then place B piece right side facing down on top of the outer piece A.

Pin it around the side, leave a gap on the top part of the Notes Pocket.

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Sew all 3 sides and half of the top side with a opening gap. (To turn over later on). I like to leave a bigger gap, cause it will be easier to turn over.

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Once you done, you have completed the project! Do testing by putting some coins or cards in.

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If you want more card slots, you can skip the coins pocket replace with some more card slots. Or if you can DIY other designs like coin pocket at the back of the wallet is also fine.

I will do up a tutorial to help you understand more with this project! Stay tune on my tutorial updates! 🙂

HAPPY SEWING!

What Should you do if your Dog got Choked by his Chew

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Choking happen when your dog chew on something that is unusual, such as toys, slippers or even food like big pieces treat or bones that will cause dehydrated for your dogs.

This can cause serious injuries and need to know what your pets is doing by monitor them daily. If you want to get toys or treats for your furballs, do check with the store assistant for advice, Toys should be safe and durable, while food should be bite size.

These are the possible signs to cause choking animal

  • Gagging Action 
  • Drooling Excessively 
  • inability to swallow 
  • Stretching out its neck to get more air 
  • Sometime frantic and agitated (due to distress)
  • Collapsing and losing consciousness 

A choking dog may panic and bite/injure his owners. Try to make your dog calm down and if he allow you to touch, if is safe to do so, you can open his mouth and check whether you can see any object and if  you can reach safely try to remove it slowly and gentle without panic or when the dog is calm.

Tips and Techique for Small dogs 

  • Position your dog in a standing position and kneel next to your dog.
  • Position your knuckles just under his last set of ribs and use your other hand to support the knuckles. 

Tips and Techique for Large dogs 

  • Positon your dog in a standing position and stand over your pet
  • Position a fist under his last set of ribs, use other hand wrapped over the fist (like hugging him from the top).

If your dog not getting any better, Stop and do a Heimlich like Manoeuvre. 

How to do Heimlich manoeuvre (For large and small dogs)

This is similar to what is done in humans, make a fist under the sternum and short upwards, forced are used to forced the air out of the lungs. This may be enough to help remove the object so your furball can work it out with its tongue. 

  • Push firmly towards you and upwards towards the pet’s head quickly for 5 times. 
  • Check his mouth and remove any object (if it’s safe and possible to do so)
  • If the pet is still choking, repeat another 5 times, if still not working, rush him down to the vet and seek for medical attention.
  • At any point of time, if your dog become unconscious, start  CPR and mouth to snout breathing on him while on the way to the vet.

HAPPY DOG-OWNING!

 

Pets: How to Control your Hamster Diet

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Hello, Hamster lovers! I goanna share with you how to control your pet hamster diet for Roborovski. 

Mostly all hamster looks fat, just like a fury ball! Some is because their hair too bucky and some is … really FAT.

Lets talk about how to control their diet.

For an adult Roborovski should weight range from 25 – 35g. But overweight are common to hamsters cause it’s very easy to over feed these little ones. They get overweight easily is because we often pamper our fur friends with food or treats that are high in sugar, flour based ingredients. All these contain weight gain. Hence, treats should be given only twice weekly at most. 

Overweight Causes

Overweight may cause heart problems, fatty liver diseases and joint pain in hamster.

How to control your hamster diet

Exercise is the key for Roborovski, Some hamster love their wheels and they do exercise in the morning just like humans do! Shouldn’t be an issue for these breed cause they are extremely active and loves running. To be surprised, Roboroski hamster can run the distance of four humans marathons! WHAT! cool or what? Ha-ha!

Do also check : 

  • check on their Wheel is it the correct size.
  • any uneven surfaces on the wheel.
  • Give them treats only once a week.

They might not enjoy the run due to discomfort. 

Helps with their Exercise

There are a few things you can do to help them and encourage them to exercise by building a tunnel using unused paper rolls.

Healthy Tips 

Feed them with small bits of vegetables, cucumbers, celery are all fat free! Can train them for exercise by putting small bits on along the tunnel or their wheel. I always do that to my hamsters and i feel heathly too! 😀

So, do observed and monitor whether these vegetable cause diarrhoea in your hamster. Another option is to purchase a Running Ball.

HAPPY PET-OWNING!

 

Lifestyle: How to Boil an Egg

How to Boil an Egg

Step 1: 

Take out the eggs from refrigerator and place them in a single layer in a pot, close it with fitting lid.

Step 2: 

Cover the eggs with water at least 1 inch above the top of the eggs.

Step 3: 

Place the pot over to medium heat, uncovered, and boil until the water is boiling.

Step 4: 

Remove the pot from the heat, cover it and let it stand for 12 minutes to hard-boil and 6 minutes to soft boil.

Step 5:

Using a heatproof slotted spoon, scoop out the eggs and place them in a bowl of ice water. For 10 minutes.

Step 6:

Hold up the egg and slowly crack on the table gently, until you see crack line. Slowly peel off the skin, and you’re ready to serve.

Tips: If you notice the white seeping out of a cracked egg during boiling, add a little vinegar to the water. This can helps the proteins in the egg white coagulate faster, sealing the crack.

HAPPY COOKING!

What are the Causes for Cats having Hair Loss/Bald Ears

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What are the causes for Bald Ears / Hair Loss

Bald ears is just means hair loss on their ears areas. The hair loss probably progressed very slowly until it became more plain. There are many causes of hair loss from the ears, they include fungal, it can be infections, fur mite or flea infestation, allergies from food and / or the environment, hormonal imbalance, environmental conditions, dietary deficiencies, behavioural issues or inherited genes that code for hair loss. It should not be causing any itchiness or pain. 

What are the other possiblities that causes Hair loss

You should be able to see if there are any bald, red spots or discoloured areas. Clean out the ears and check if there is any ear discharge.

There are a few consideration to check:

  • Is there a change in diet?
  • Or any new food/treats being introduced?
  • Are there any other cats in the house that may be sucking or licking each other ears?
  • Is there anything or anyone in the house that could be stressing your cat out?
  • Are there any new plants, animals or humans in the house , or new chemical being used?

Process of Examine

If you have any of this above, a visit to the vet is needed. To check for skin and ear infections. Blood test will be carried out to rule out horomonal imbalances such as abnormal levels of thyroid hormones or cortisol levels.

The vet will need to examine the whole body to see if there are any other parts that are starting to loss hair, any red or discoloured areas, any loose skin flakes or small ectoparasites. Also for the ears need to examined for ear mites, or yeast or bacterial infections. They will also run a fine-toothed comb through your feline’s coat to check for any small skin flakes and fleas. 

HAPPY CAT-OWNING!

 

 

Facts about Cat Breed Devon Rex

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Devon Rex

Size: Small, 2.3-4.5kg

Colours: White, Black, Blue, Chocolate, cinnamon, lavander and red, smoke pattern, Tortiseshell and pointed patterns.

Grooming: Frequently, Minimal Brushing

Exercise: Active, frequent exercise.

life Span: 9-15 years

Characters

Devon Rex are friendly and socialable. They have many nicknames, like Pixie cat, the alien cat or even call a poodle cat.

They love being around its owner for as long as possible no matter what it’s doing. Because they loved to be company by people and also other animals.

This active and intenligent cat can be trained to play simple games such as fetch. Of cause interactive toys are also great for these cats.

Appearence

They have a long neck, round and wide eyes. Large ears, a wavy haired coat and a unique head shape which is different from other breeds.

Grooming

Their coat is easy to maintain and doesn’t shed very often. There is one part need to take care of is their large ears, to advoid infections will have to do weekly checks.

They are suitable for owners who are allergic to cat fur. As for brushing, they need to be gently groomed. They need to be showered in every few weeks.

Health

They are generally healthy, but they have conditions like hypertrophic cardimyopathy, luxating patella and hereditary myopathy which affects muscle function.

You may ask for advise from the vet to know more about the conditions. 

This is all about Cats Breed Devon Rex. This cat breed suitable for first time owner, for family who have children too!

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HAPPY CAT-OWNING!