Living in Ghana is nice because of the beauty of the people and place. Sharing that life with pets you love makes it even better. They are fun to have around because they can make you smile when you feel like crying. They can also make you happy when you are feeling sad. When they are treated like members of the family, they will also act like one. This makes having them around exciting because you will look forward to caring for them. If you are planning on owning a little furry friend, there are some important things to consider when buying them.
1. Must Love Animals
One of the most important things is that you must love having them around. They will know if people love them when they are treated well. People who love them will always be kind and gentle when dealing with them. Since they have feelings like you, they also get sad and worried when they are mistreated. The happier they are, the less problems you will have.
2. Know What Makes Them Happy
You should know what makes your little friends happy before you bring them home. You can ask about what they like and what they don’t like from the person you are buying them from. Just like humans, there are some common, everyday things that make creatures happy. When these needs are met, it makes it easier for them to love people. Some of these things are:
3. Feed Them on Time
Like all living things, a pet animal needs food to stay alive. They like to eat on time too, or they will get upset. Of course, you don’t want them to not like you. Try and feed them at the same times everyday. This will help train them to know when to expect their food. The same way you like to enjoy your food, an animal does also, especially if they are living in a house. After all, they act like they are humans anyway. It should be food they like to eat so that they can feel special.
4. Provide A Comfortable Place to Sleep
Whether it is a pet bird, cat or puppy, they all need a comfortable place to sleep. This also means that it should be clean and free from their poop or mess. While birds may be alright in a cage, it still needs to have a place where they can rest without being disturbed. Cats like materials that are soft and warm, and so do dogs and many others. To make sure the pet is comfortable you may have to try out different things in their sleeping and resting spots.
5. They Need Playtime Often
When a house animal is not allowed to play, it can become bored and restless. If they are taken outside to run around and learn new tricks, it makes them happy. It will help them to not be lazy, but to have a lot of energy. It is good to give them as much space as you can for them to move about. Their playtime is a great time to make them feel like they belong.
6. They Need to Be Healthy
It is important to make sure that house creatures stay strong and healthy. This can be done by:
Cleaning where they eat, sleep and play.
Giving them regular baths to keep them free from dirt and germs.
Taking them to see a vet. They will be examined for sicknesses and diseases and get shots to help them stay healthy.
If you cannot get them to a vet, make sure they stay in a clean area as much as possible. Sometimes, they can catch sicknesses by being in unclean places.
7. Make Sure the Animal Was Cared For
Some people may think that because they are paying for a pet everything should be okay. Since that is not always so, before buying any pets for sale, make sure they have been receiving the right medical care. Otherwise, when you take them home they may become ill, or they may not act as friendly and as playful as they should.
8. Make Them Feel Special
Everyone likes to feel special. Your pet will too. To make them feel special, be sure to have a spot in your home just for them. Give them their own little bed, and have feeding and drinking plates and bowls just for them. Take time out to talk to them, especially when they are trying to get your attention. Never let them feel like you don’t appreciate them being around. The more special you make them feel, the more they will love you and try to protect you if necessary.
Whenever you decide to buy a pet, remember that they are little creatures with feeling. They can feel happy, sad, tired and unloved. As their owner, it is your job to give them the best of everything as much as possible. Once they see that they are being cared for, they will know it. When they know it, the difference will be seen on their faces. You will love the way they jump up and down and get excited when they are near you.
The most important thing to remember is that if you are going to buy a pet, you should have room for them. It does not matter how big or how small your house is, they just want to feel wanted. They want to know that you love them and will make them feel happy. Therefore, other members of your family should also want them there. They are a wonderful addition to any home.