Friday, February 8, 2013

Small Pet Choices

Small Pet Choices                                                          

Are you a kid that is thinking of getting a small pet?  That is something that I have been contemplating and this is what I learned.
   My mother and I found out that we both have allergies to certain dogs and cats, so I have been looking at small pets instead. I like the idea of a small pet, because there is a wide selection of them and many my mother and I are not allergic to. But in order to get a new small pet you should do a lot of research on them.
       The first small pet  I chose is a common pet for most young pet owners. Fish! I have two goldfish Pixel and Watercolor they are so relaxing to watch!
  Fish are a great pet because anybody can own one, Young and old! Also if you live in a apartment and don’t have enough room for a dog or cat. Fish don’t take up much room and are very fun to watch. Also there are many ornaments to choose from!!

Things you will need for your fish:
1. Tank, any tank size is good just make sure to see how many fish  the tank can hold if you are getting more than one fish.
2. Gravel
3. a filter
4. a light
5.Water conditioner, I use Stress relief from API because it  helps a fish if it is sick or hurt, if your adding a fish or your Ph gets out of whack!!!
6. Aquarium salt
7. A live plant or fake plant
8. A algae scrubber
9. Fish food
10. Of course your fish
this should cost from 50 dollars to 100 dollars (depending on how big the tank is)

  I love my goldfish and now I am thinking of getting another small pet.  I like small pets like hamsters  because they are cute.  There are many kinds of hamsters: short-haired, syrian, dwarf, etc. 
Hamsters can cost from $13-20. Hamsters are great for kids ten and older(though the children may need help cleaning the cage).  Hamsters are nocturnal, therefore they make noise at night and may keep you awake with squeaky toys. But there are silent wheels, so you can go to sleep. Hamsters shouldn’t be out of the cage walking around on their own because they could get lost and you may never see them again! I have heard that glass tanks are better than a cage with wires and tubes because it is easier to clean for beginners. Also it is great to get chew toys and sticks for your hamsters, because their teeth never stop growing and they chew toys to keep their teeth nice and small.  You can use sticks from your backyard as long as they’re from a fruit tree; other sticks are harmful to your pet.
things you need for your hamster:
1. A cage, you can get a glass one with a mesh top or a plastic one.
2. Bedding, Aspen shaving is the best to get and on of the cheapest. (Pine and cedar shavings have oil in them that can harm your pet)
3. Food
4. A water bottle, The glass tanks may not come with a little water bottle for your pet so you will have to buy one. Most of the plastic starter cages do!
5. Chew toys, Because the teeth never stop growing
6. Treats, There are many treats at your local pet shop. But you can also use cheese.
7. Tunnels, huts, igloos, and other places for your hamster to hide.

You could expect to spend 50 dollars to 110 dollars (depends on what cage you buy and toys you buy)

    Another type of pet that can live in a tank is a reptile.
But they do cost a lot of money to maintain. In general these animals can be cool and fun to watch, but I recommend them for people over thirteen because they are very hard to to keep up with. Also if you don’t like live insects, then I don’t recommend them to you. But overall they are fun loving pets and are super cool to watch. Some even change colors. I totally recommend these to older kids but as long as an adult doesn’t mind helping little kids then go for it!!!

Thing you will need for your Reptile:
  1. A tank (Better to get a high tank rather than a long tank, so your reptile can’t get out)
  2. A heat lamp for night and day
  3. gravel or something else to put on the bottom
  4. Vines and leaf vines for your pet
  5. A place for your pet to hide
  6. water
  7. crickets
  8. Something to put your live crickets in
  9. food for crickets
  10. calcium dust
  11. and of course Your Reptile!!
 This will cost you around a 100 dollars to 300 hundred dollars!

Though fish are the cheapest and reptiles are more expensive you can never go wrong with either! I have chosen to get a hamster because I don't think I could hold a reptile, and I already have fish!! I hope you enjoyed!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Things I Learned This Summer

  1. How to open my eyes underwater
  2. How to stay in 12 feet for more than 30 minutes
  3. how to find out how tall a tree is
  4. how to dive under water
  5. How to get the perfect friends
  6. Found out what WAC meant in world war 2 [women's Army Corps]
  7. how to clean my room in 40 seconds
  8. how to dive
  9. how to draw taylor swift
  10. tried coconut juice
  11. how to take perfect pictures
  12. How to make youtube videos
Wow! 12 things I learned. Cool beans!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer

 This movie is uber Rare with a capital R!! Judy Moody has a bummer summer until aunt Opal spices it up.
Her friend [Rocky] goes to circus camp, and Judy is  bummed out about that. Her other friend goes to Borneo and Judy is bummed about that too. When she tries to have fun with Frank her second best friend he pukes blue stuff on her while riding a roller coaster. She is looking for big foot with Stink. The end result is you can Always count on Judy to not have a boring summer!

And I did read read the books!!!! they were awesome.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Mother Daughter Book Club Pies & Prejudice 4

Pies &Prejudice by Heather Vogel Frederick, is a story about four girls. Emma is moving to England for a year because her mother is a Jane Austen nut. Jess finds a fox named Lydia and she helps to save it. Cassidy is a Hockey girl she made a team called Chicks with Sticks and to do it she has to Ice dance with a boy she doesn't like. Megan sets up a blog and ruins a chance with a boy.They start a bakery to help Emma because something dreadful happens. So they make the money to get her back to Concord, Massachusetts where they all live.  But when Mrs. Bergsan dies they get a letter from her lawyer saying they get all her money that is left. They all go to England and have a ball. Then they go to a Ball with olden day dresses  gowns. Cassidy starts liking the skater boy Tristan,  Jess is with Emma's brother Darcy, Megan is with the boy she lost chances with and Emma sweet Emma is back with her old boyfriend Stewart. This book will make you cry and see a true happy ending.

I have read this book THREE times because I love it so much!  I think it would make a GREAT MOVIE!!!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

sunday news

Some times on sunday my dad, p, and I make muffins this sunday I only made the muffins I feel like a cook at a royal house who makes muffins at random times! Earlier this Sunday my dad, p, and I were sitting on the couch snuggling  our dog Ollie and he was licking every thing and if we didn't let him lick us he would lick him self. He is an old dorky dog!!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

When I Grow Up

When I grow up I am going to live in a loft in New York City with real brick walls.

It is going to be roomy and have wood floors.

There are going to be big wide windows and in front of them will be easels with all things I have painted on them.

I am going to drink whole milk, not skim and eat noodles with butter for every meal.

Where do you want to live when you grow up?
What do you want to do?

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


When my sister and I saw a A.G. Doll town on youtube, We just had to make one in my sisters room!!

Here are some nice places in PennyRock:

Like the park, with pink grass.

                                                                              This is the dog park above

And the stable for the horses                                                         This is the horse stable below


Then there is a PennyRock school. With the best teacher the town has Miss.Albright.
And look there is Michelle AlBright  in school learning addtion and subtraction.

After school they go to the spa to take a nice bath.           
And to get there nails polished.

Or go to PennyRock Mall.
And get high end clothes.

And for lunch they go to the PennyRock  Cafe!!
And at night they go to sleep in bed.

And when you come look for the silly mayor, you can never miss Miss.P