Of all the places you'd think to check for bed bugs, I doubt that library books would be at the top of your list. As odd as it sounds, though, libraries and library books are some of the most common places for bed bug infestations. Libraries all over the country have reported bed bug problems this summer, and some have even had to temporarily close to take care of the problem. But before you vow to never set foot inside a library again, here's a little primer on how to check your books for be...
Needing to trip the feral cat population in your neighborhood. Well, it's time to make a trap, fill it with cats, and shut your trap. This good how to shows a trap you can build yourself, and the necessary tequinique to catch those cats.
So, basically I was looking around on the internet trying to find out how to make more intricate bows, and found nothing but a whole lot of very confusing instructional posts with no pictures or videos. Here you'll learn how to make cute little bows for your pets, in 6 simple steps! I'm still learning myself, but I'm hoping this could help others!
See this how to video as a pig gives birth in a farrowing crate. Each litter can contain eight to twelve piglets. Watch this video to recognize if a pig is in labor.
Possibly the most popular reptile pet in the world, the Green Iguana is beautiful and interesting lizard. Senior Herpetologist Ron Dupont passionately conducts a four-part tutorial on the lizard's habitat, lighting, diet and health. Ron, with the aid of his daughter Hillary, begins the tutorial on creating an iguana habitat, covering topics like enclosure choice, substrate concerns, background decoration, plants, and wood piece.
In this video, we learn how to remove a tick with Vaseline. First, find the tick on the body of the animal. The tick will be obvious because the skin will swell up around where they are. Use a special tool to help pull the tick off, which has a slit in the middle of it. Now, slide the tool underneath the tick so it's in the middle. Twist the tool a couple of times and then pull the tick off from the body of the animal. After this, apply some Vaseline to the tick and it will kill it off, enjoy!
Fur can build up and mat on the inside of a dog's ear. Cutting it doesn't completely remove the problem, and pulling it out can hurt a dog's ear. A veteran pet groomer demonstrates one way of pulling ear hair from inside the ear of a toy poodle. Watch this video pet grooming tutorial and learn how to remove hair from a dog's ear.
If your pet has recently had surgery or been ill, they may need to wear a medical collar. A medical e-collar or a cone will prevent your pet from chewing or licking an area of their body that they shouldn't be touching. In this video from Dr. Lauren, you will learn where to get an e-collar and how to secure it to their head so that they stay safe and happy.
Cats. Whether you love 'em or hate 'em, you've got to admit—they've got minds of their own. While this makes them incredibly entertaining at times, it can also cause tons of issues for their owners. Trying to "train" a cat is usually an exercise in futility.
Check out this highly educational video for all you veterinarians, or farmers, to see how to do a rectal palpation of a horse (mare) to feel the tract and ovaries for finding the recurring period of sexual receptivity and fertility.
In this tutorial, we learn how to trim your dog's nails without cutting them. Before you begin, you will need a Dremel tool with a sandpaper drum attached. Now, have your dog sit down and place their paw up on your knee. Now. grab the tool and gently place it on the tip of the dog's nail. Do this on each of the nails, until you have trimmed all of the nails. Make sure you don't trim down too much or push too hard, this could cause a burn on the dog's nail or injure them severely. Keep treats ...
Do you light your Green Iguana only so it can see? As our expert clearly explains in this chapter, it's more than just visual -- proper lighting is actually essential to keeping your iguana alive!
How to collect semen or sperm from a male dog. This is a hands on demonstration for dog breeders to learn how-to stimulate the dog's penis, slip a collection hood over the penis and then gather the sperm rich ejaculate.
A baby sparrow eats about every 45 minutes, but they eat very little at a time. This video animal care tutorial shows how to administer food to a baby sparrow, in this case a helpless three day old. Watch this instructional video and learn how to feed an orphaned bird chick.
First of all, I would like you all to meet my good friend Iggy. There he is, in all his scaly reptilian glory. As you can see, he spends a lot more time on top of his cage than inside of it. You see, Iggy here doesn't deal well AT ALL with confinement. I don't know if it's possible for a lizard to be claustrophobic, but if it is possible, then Iggy definitely is. When his previous owner gave him to me, I tried to keep him in the cage, but I quickly realized that it was a bad idea. When confin...
Sometimes a rabbits teeth are mis-aligned. This can happen by pulling on a cage, a fall or from a congenital condition. They overlap, grow too long and can interfere with eating - to the point of death. These teeth need to be trimmed frequently, here's how to do it.
This video tutorial from Live Monarch shows you how to fix a live butterfly's broken wing. You can help restore flight to a butterfly in need -- you can be a hero and make a real difference.
If you plan on being a veterinarian soon, maybe you'll want to check out these two video tutorials that check out the reproductive tract in mares with laparoscopy surgery.
Tired of cleaning up after your cat after she goes to the litter box? Why not take that litter box outside? In this video, you'll be shown how to train your cat to go outside. The only thing you have to do is slowly move the location of her litter box until it's outside!
In this BBC Earth video documentary, you'll see some amazing tricks you can perform with alligators and chickens. You'll see the exact process to put alligators and chickens into a trance-like state.
Do you have a horse? Do you have a carriage? Lead a horse drawn carriage with tips from this video. Of course the British Riding Society is an expert source to consult--and so serious too!
If you own any bored reptiles and want to zest up their terrarium environment on a budget, this video will teach you how to make a cool waterfall for their terrarium using basic materials. It should take a couple of hours, and the results are very pretty (depending on your painting skills) and sure to entertain any small-to-medium-sized lizard. Not recommended for dinosaurs.
Wheat grass is very nutritious for animals like dogs. In this video, we demonstrate how easy it is. The first step is rinsing seeds with water and letting them soak over night for 8-12 hours. After they have soaked, rinse. Evenly place the seeds on a bed of soil in a tray and cover with a paper towel. Then water thoroughly and cover with another tray. Keeping the seeds moist is very important. You should see results in 3 days when you can remove the extra tray and the paper towel. We then dem...
We all love our cuddly companions, but sometimes they develop bad habits that make owning them difficult. Whether they refuse to stay in their crates or like jumping up onto visitors, dogs sometimes have habits that their owners would be better off without.
A quick guide to keeping and raising chicks. This video shows the basic requirements of chicks for their first 5-8 weeks (by which time they should get their full feathers). They will grow quite quickly (and so will the size of their brooder). Once they have their full feathers they will be able to move into their chicken coop.
Sub-q fluids should only be administered to an animal under the instruction of a veterinarian, but some pets, like rabbits, will need to receive them at home, when the veterinarian is not around. Proper procedure should be followed to ensure that the subcutaneous fluids are reaching the rabbit, and that the bunny doesn't get hurt from malpractice. Watch this video veterinary tutorial and learn how to give Sub-Q fluids to a pet rabbit.
If you're looking for some natural dog food recipes or homemade dog food, this recipe from the Natural Pet Food Cookbook is a great start. Chef Jason Hill of Chef Tips puts Bandit's Beef Stew to the test, and this dog food recipe was approved with enthusiasm by his family's Shih Tzu puppy, Sugar. This recipe can be prepared as an organic dog food with the right ingredients. Just choose canned organic vegetables when preparing this meal. It's also a human grade dog food, as Chef Jason Hill att...
If you have some pet birds, but are unbeknownst of their gender, this farmland trick will help you determine if they're male or female birds. Use this technique for any kind of birds… parrots, pigeons, doves, chickens… any bird! You just need some copper wire, some string and a wine cork. See how it's done!
This dog overcomes a chicken obsession with help from Cesar, The Dog Whisperer. Check out this video to learn how to hep your dog with his or her chicken obsession.
If you build your puppy an exercise pen, you can leave him alone while you go out and not worry about your house. This tutorial shows you how to build an ideal exercise pen to keep your puppy which they will enjoy.
Did you know that rabbits can be litter-trained? Having a properly trained bunny means less mess and stress for you—and the bonus for your bunny is that she’ll get more freedom around the house.
Dr. Cruzen discusses what kinds of litters are and are not safe for rabbits. Learn some tips.
If you live in the US then you've probably already seen a crow if you recognized it or not. The common crow has a distinctive if not dramatic appearance and a less than melodic sound. With this information you'll be sure to spot one.
This is a basic trick for little dogs like this Miniature Pincher, Daisy. The dog jumps off a human's leg and does a half turn (180). LIke any dog training be patient, go over each step multiple times in order to help the dog learn. The treats should be broken up so you don't spoil the dog or make him stuffed with sweets.
This Animal Welfare Foundation three-part video tutorial is from expert veterinary staff demonstrating the correct procedures for handling small mammals for clinical examination and medication. Its aim is to show that the primary consideration should be for the the welfare of the animal. This video guide will show you practical animal handling for a gerbil.
If you want to house train your puppy or dog by yourself, this video is for you! It will show you the best tips to make your puppy learn how to live in your house without creating any problems!
Need to build a cricket farm? In this video, learn about the best method to breed and raise crickets, beginning with your own two hands. With thanks to Crawdad Outdoors, learn how to build your own cricket farm at home.
Forget about a goldfish bowl. This video will show you how to create an ecosystem inside a condom! Tip: Keep in bowl in case your rubber pops and build where it is ok if you spill your load. Whether these animals will die is still undetermined.
Want to get your pet dog into the holiday spirit? Make your dog even cuter for the Christmas season with these reindeer antlers. They're a fun and easy art project for you to make. Just make sure your dog doesn't hide from you when you're done!
Dr. Roy Cruzen, an exotic veterinarian, examines Skyler, the rabbit, for Pasteurella. Do this if you are a veterinarian.