DIY Ways to Save on Pets
Posted on Friday, August 23rd, 2013 at 9:32 am
Tired of spending money on dog and cat treats so often? There are a variety of cheap, easy, and handy ways to make pet toys. You just need to think creatively and use materials lying around your house!
- The Rope Ball – Drill or cut a hole in each side of an old ball. Make sure the hole is large enough to squeeze a rope through. Tie knots at either side of the ball to keep the rope in place. This is a great tug-of-war toy for your dog that is perfect for chewing and fetching!
- The Sock Ball – Place an old tennis ball in a sock at the toe end. Tie a knot just above the ball to seal it inside. This is great toy for playing fetch with your dog in the yard.
- The Fishing Pole – Attach a feather to a piece of string tied to a stick. Play “Go Fish” with your kitty for hours on end!
- Catnip Sock– Stuff a sock with catnip and seal it. Let your cat chase this yummy smelling sock for days.
Make Your Own Dog and Cat Treats
Dog and cat treats can be expensive. Why spend your whole wallet on treats for your furry friends when you can easily make them at home! You are most likely to have most of the ingredients needed to make healthy and inexpensive homemade pet treats. The added bonus is that you’ll know exactly what you’re feeding your dog or cat. You can purchase a pet treat recipe book at your local bookstore or simply search the web for some treat recipes your pet will love!
Cheap and Easy Pets
Dreading the hidden costs and responsibility of a dog or a cat, but your kids won’t get off your back about owning a pet? Cheap and easy pets are hard to come by. The truth is no pet is maintenance-free. All pets require some care, responsibility, and feeding. However, some pets are easier and cheaper than others.
Hermit Crabs: Lively and cute, hermit crabs make for fun and interesting pet companions. They are fascinating to observe and are easy to care for.
Betta Fish: Betta fish, also known as Siamese fighting fish, is a beautiful pet. This pet is hypo-allergenic, never needs to be walked, and doesn’t require a lot of money. Once you set up your fish bowl, you will just need to feed it and change the water regularly.
Ants: Ants are a great starter pet. With an ant farm, kids can see how ants dig their tunnels and observe ant behavior. These intriguing pets are the easiest of them all! Pre-made ant farms are readily available, and they come in many shapes, sizes, and designs.
Leopard Geckos: Leopard Geckos are easy to care for and can be an awesome addition to any family. These nocturnal creatures come in a variety of colors and patterns, and unlike most reptiles have moveable eyelids!