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Betta Fish Care Sheet & Supplies

4 things to know about your betta

  • Bettas can live up to 3 years
  • They grow up to 3 inches long
  • Bettas can sometimes live with other peaceful community fish. However, you should only have one male or female betta in a tank without dividers and be prepared to remove the betta if they show signs of aggression towards other fish.
  • Bettas gulp air from the surface of their tank.

How do I set up my betta’s tank?

Bettas need an aquarium with a filter that is at least three gallons. Set up their new home at least one day before they arrive.

Aquarium & stand

  • The minimum size of the aquarium will depend on how many fish you have. For just a betta, the tank should be a minimum of 3 gallons.
  • If you plan to have lots of community fish, follow this formula to determine whether the tank should be even larger: the aquarium should have 1 gallon of water for every inch of fully-grown fish.
  • The aquarium should be near a power source, in a low-traffic area, away from direct sunlight and drafts.
  • Water weighs about 8 pounds per gallon. Pick a very sturdy, stable base for
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Parakeet Care Sheet & Supplies

6 things to know about your parakeet

  1. Your parakeet has an average life span of 7 to 10 years
  2. Your parakeet’s friendly, loving personality makes him the most popular companion bird
  3. Your parakeet likes to be handled for at least half an hour a day
  4. Smart and easily trained, parakeets can be taught basic commands such as “step up” on to your hand and “step down” when putting them back into their cage
  5. With his raspy voice, Your parakeet can sometimes learn to speak
  6. Your parakeet is also called a budgie (same bird, different name)

How do I set up my parakeet’s home?

Your parakeet’s cage should remind him of his natural environment. This means that the bigger the cage (minimum 16x14x18″), the better. For sleeping, your parakeet may like to rest in a fleece-lined hut that hangs at the top of his cage. On the bottom of the cage, you’ll want to put down corn cob bedding, aspen wood pellets, recycled paper or cage liners. Bedding should be spot cleaned weekly and completely changed every month. Place the cage at or below eye level away from drafty windows and doors. Parakeets are also sensitive of odors so keep their

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