101 Different Ways to Build Homes and Pens for Your Animals: A Complete Step-By-Step Guide

101 Different Ways to Build Homes and Pens for Your Animals: A Complete Step-By-Step Guide

by Atlantic Publishing Company


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601383716
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company FL
Publication date: 04/30/2011
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 13

Chapter 1 Before You Get Started 17

Tools and Equipment 21

Safety Considerations 23

Power tool safety and Personal protective equipment (PPE) 25

Materials and Hardware 26

Permits and Building Codes 28

Chapter 2 Building a Doghouse 31

Selecting the Proper Size 37

Building a Doghouse for Multiple Dogs 39

Choosing a Style 39

Selecting Your Materials 40

Site Considerations for Your Doghouse 40

Training Your Dog to Like Its New Home 41

Chapter 3 A Home for Your Cat 57

Choosing a Plan 64

Selecting your Materials 64

Selecting a Cat Home for Multiple Pets 65

Construction Tips 66

Chapter 4 Birdcages, Birdhouses, and Flight Enclosures 81

Birdcage Design 88

Birdhouse Design 90

Bird of Prey Enclosure Design 91

Cleaning Your Bird Cage 92

Feeding Your Pet Bird 93

Toys for Your Pet Bird 94

Chapter 5 Fish Aquariums 109

Fish Tank Designs 116

Selecting the Right Size 116

Chapter 6 Building a Turtle Aquarium 131

Turtle Tank Designs 139

Chapter 7 Building Snake Pens 155

Choosing a Snake Pen 161

Chapter 8 Homes for Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Gerbils, and Rabbits 177

Home Designs 183

Selecting the Right Size 184

Chapter 9 Homes for Chickens, Ducks, and Geese 195

Selecting the Right Size 203

Chapter 10 Building a Horse Barn 219

Choosing a Design 225

Selecting the Right Size 227

Chapter 11 Homes for Goats and Sheep 247

Selecting the Right Size 252

Conclusion 267

Glossary 271

Bibliography 275

Index 285

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