Hot Pets & Animals How-Tos

How To: Sex a baby squirrel

This quick and easy video shows how to determine the sex of a baby squirrel. There is a demonstration of what a girl squirrel and boy squirrel look like to help identify. Watch this video animal care tutorial and learn how to sex a baby squirrel.

How To: Care for and treat Demodex (mites) in dogs

Demodex… what is it? It's a lot of tiny parasitic mites that could be plaguing your pet and attributing to hairlessness. Learn how to care for your pet with help from VetVid. See how to care for and treat Demodex (mites) in dogs with this video tutorial.

How To: Teach your dog to stand on your back

This video tutorial belongs to the Pets & Animals category which is going to show you how to teach your dog to stand on your back. The video starts off with showing the dog jumping over the owner's back while he is bent over and staying on top while he is turning around. This may look difficult, but it is easy to teach the dog. This trick is called the canine backstall. And there are two rules to follow. Rule number 1: don't hurt your dog. Rule number 2: don't hurt yourself. You can start off...

How To: Identify a mustang horse

This video is a tutorial on how to identify a mustang horse breed. The instructor begins by saying that it is not easy to identify a mustang horse because of the cross breeding characteristics of mustangs. The mustang shown in the video is larger then an average mustang. The instructor shows the mustangs white brand and all the different meanings along with age tagged along with the horse. The mustang is known for having feet that are larger then most other horse species. The most important s...

How To: Feed your dog multiple pills without fuss

Most dogs will be able to tell the difference between a pill and, let's say… a piece of cheese. They aren't as stupid as you think. One is for eating and one is for spitting out. Well, this is a short video tutorial to teach you how to feed your dog multiple pills without fuss.

How To: Make an aquarium with a USB powered LED light

This is a video tutorial on how to make a USB aquarium powered by a under-gravel LED bulb that is powered by a USB port. With a bit of simple engineering, build a circuit to provide elegant lighting to your aquarium. Connect the wiring to the air pump for a cool lighted bubble effect. Plus, it's powered by your computer! Don't use expensive fish, or those which are sensitive to DC Currents. Don't do this project in a saline water tank, because salt conducts more electricity.

How To: Care for a pet Southern flying squirrel

While squirrels are wild animals, they can still make great pets. People often take in abandoned baby squirrels, that can't live properly in the wild without the care of a mother. As squirrels are wild animals, they require a certain level of care as compared to domesticated animals. You will need food and water bowls, a weasel wheel, a cage, and a home or nest for sleeping. Watch this video pet-care tutorial and learn how to care for a pet Southern flying squirrel.

How To: Build a turtle raft

Learn how to build a turtle raft to attract water turtles for sun bathing. Pull in an old raft and rebuild it to withstand continuous use for the next couple of years. Turtles use it almost immediately. This is nature watching made simple! The turtles using this raft are Eastern Painted and Red-Eared Sliders.

How To: Shave a poodle

Learn the correct way to professionally shave your poodle to prepare it for the summer. After you shave the body, you'll need to trim the head - this is covered in the second video.

How To: Train a cockatiel to stop biting

Interested in learning why cockatiels bite? Expert parrot trainer, Chet Womach, shows why Cockatiels are so prone to nibble on their owners, and a quick technique to help you stop being bitten. Learn how to prevent a pet cockatiel from biting you by watching this video training tutorial.

How To: Give your cat medication with a few fool proof tips

In this video, we learn how to give your cat medication with a few fool proof tips. The first method to do this at home is to wrap the cat inside of a towel, then drop the medication into the cat's ears or mouth. This will help your cat feel comfortable and it will prevent you from getting scratched. Next, you will use treats and place the pill into the pocket of it, then give it to the cat. The animal won't even know the pill is inside of it. After this, you can use a pill popper, which is a...

How To: Band a baby pigeon with an ID tag

Birds don't generally wear collars, but to give a bird an identity tag, leg bands can be used. This video demonstrates the way to put leg bands on baby pigeons. This is usually done between 5-7 days of age. When pulling the back toe through, make sure not to force it if the little claw gets caught on the inside of the band. Watch this video pet care tutorial and learn how to band the leg of a baby pigeon with an ID tag.

How To: Handle a king cobra

Have an urge to handle a highly toxic snake? In this clip from the Discovery Channel series, "Hazard Pay," host Curt Doussett tries to handle a thirteen foot King Cobra snake named Elvis, and what happens next? He drops him. Maybe we should leave the snake handling to the professionals? Handle a king cobra.

How To: Groom a poodle dog

Dog grooming your poodle may seem like a difficult task but with the right tools and information it can be easy! Learn how to groom a poodle with tips from a dog groomer in this free pet care video series.

How To: Feed a baby sparrow

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.

How To: Dry and groom a bichon frise dog

This video pet grooming tutorial series shows the steps for drying and brushing out the coat of a bichon frise dog. This breed of dog has a particularly fluffy coat which might seem unruly and hard to groom. Regular washings and trimmings keep the fur looking fresh and clean. Watch these instructional videos and learn how to keep a bichon frise dog looking beautiful.

How To: Herd a goat like the Swiss

Who knows how to herd a goat better than the Swiss? Swiss Miss Stini Arn offers tips on how to keep those goats in line. Learn how to herd goats back home from the Alps (or smaller mountains and hills) and through the city with the help of this simple video demonstration.

How To: Prevent and treat Giardia in pets

Giardia -- ever hear of it? Probably not, but you'd more than likely be surprised to know that it is the most common nonbacterial cause of diarrhea in the United States. Learn how to care for your pet with help from VetVid. See how to prevent and treat giardia in pets with this video tutorial.

How To: Raise rat or mice as pets or snake feed

This video is for everyone who is interested in this kind of breeding or just keeping rats as awesome pets. Mice and rats are often raised as food for snakes and reptiles, but can make fun and loving pets. This video pet care tutorial shows how to breed and raise rats, mice, and other rodents.

How To: Teach a dog to rollover

Dog tricks are a great way to improve the bond between the owner and the pet. The rollover is a simple trick to train a dog to do with just a little bit of positioning. Learn how to teach a dog to rollover by watching this video pet training tutorial.

How To: Make homemade natural dog food

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...

How To: Use the Callicrate Bander

Reduce the stress and complications of castration on both farmers and cattle. The Callicrate Bander is a non-surgical and non-chemical way to castrate. This instructional video shows the simple steps for how to castrate livestock with Callicrate Bander, and how to keep the animals healthy and free from tetanus.

How To: Teach a cat how to high five

Not just dogs, can be taught to do tricks; teach a cat how to give a high five! This cool trick will amaze your friends. Learn how to teach a cat to high five by watching this video pet training tutorial. Teach a cat how to high five.

How To: Perform passive range of motion (PROM) exercises on your dog's hind legs

Stretching isn't just good for humans, it's a great way to keep animals loose and healthy, especially dogs who have suffered bone deformities, muscle aches or arthritis. This video will show you how to give your dog passive range of motion (PROM) exercises on its hind legs. Perform these exercises daily if your dog has recently had orthopedic surgery or suffers from arthritis. Doing so helps maintain flexibility, reduce stiffness and increase blood flow to painful joints. For more information...