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Topic: Stopping the urine and poop
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Oct 29, 2018 12:48PM)
I have my pets appear different times in my show. When every show was done I had to clean off the top of the stand my pets were sitting on top off. Sometimes I had to pick poop off the floor because it was pushed off the stand. I was tired of doing this. So I went to a machine shop and had them make me a tray with a grill on top. Now all my pets urine and poop is dropped inside of a tray. Nothing gets on the floor. It is east to disperse at the end of my show. And my pets are not wet from stepping in their urine. You can see a little poop in the lower right hand corner:

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I got the idea from the Showtime's Incognito Pet Carrier.

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Message: Posted by: Mark Boody Illusionist (Oct 29, 2018 05:58PM)
Dynamike

I usually don't feed my rabbit 1 hour before showtime. That has been helpful for no accidents.
He then gets treats as well as food and water after his meet & greet with his fans.

Mark
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Oct 29, 2018 06:09PM)
I was the same way at first, not feeding my pets before they would leave the house with me. But I was feeling sorry for them at times when I had multiple shows to do, morning to evening. Now I place about an ounce of timothy hay in their carriers before traveling. I might try giving my pets treats after my shows. Water as you mentioned is a good idea. Do you carry a pet water bottle with you, or do you give them water from a dish?
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jan 24, 2019 09:24AM)
Mike, you spent a lot of money on those trays. I must say the opening look a little small.

What I did with my birds, is go to a farm supply store and purchased a large cage, with proper opening in the bottom, and a slide out tray. Assemble required, but the only tool needed is a pair of pliers.

We have a store called, [b]Tractor Supply[/b], I am sure you have one in your area.

The best way to for your animals to reduce accidents is to exercise them them before a show. Birds you walk between your fingers and hands, Take your rabbits out for a walk, with leasch. Just find a way to exercise them.

It is a big responsibility to care for animals, you may need help. Maybe some neighborhood kids can help. Who knows you could inspire some to become veterinarians.
Message: Posted by: Howie Diddot (Aug 15, 2019 11:51PM)
[quote]On Jan 24, 2019, Bill Hegbli wrote:.

It is a big responsibility to care for animals, you may need help. Maybe some neighborhood kids can help. Who knows you could inspire some to become veterinarians.

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And whatever you do, DO NOT inspire the neighborhood kids to becoming magicians