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Small Animals

Program Contact: Melanie Owens, 4-H Coordinator
(509) 524-2685 • wallawalla.4h@wsu.edu

Resources for all Small Animal 4-H projects:

  • 4-H Animal Management Requirements
  • WSU WA State 4-H Dog Agility Rules book
  • MORE INFORMATION TO COME…

    Cat Show 9-10 (Mobile)

    Cat

    Objectives:

    • learn about cats and their characteristics
    • exercise responsible, pet care and ownership
    • study cat care, nutrition, health, breeding, and anatomy

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    Cavy & Pocket Pets

    Objectives:

    • select and judge cavies; learn about selecting different types of pets
    • feed, house, and keep cavies healthy; provide proper housing for different pets
    • groom and show cavies; identify and care for basic needs of pets
    • explore genetics and animal reproduction
    • care for a newborn animal

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    Dog

    Objectives:

    • exercise responsible pet care and ownership
    • practice methods of dog obedience training
    • recognize characteristics of dogs
    • study care, nutrition, health, breeding, and anatomy

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    Poultry / Water Fowl

    Objectives:

    • learn and apply recommended principles of poultry or water fowl production
    • demonstrate a knowledge of sound breeding, feeding, and management practices
    • identify breeds, types of poultry or water fowl, and employ efficient marketing methods

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    Rabbit

    Objectives:

    • learn and apply recommended principles of rabbit production
    • demonstrate a knowledge of sound breeding, feeding, and management practices
    • identify types and varieties of rabbits and employ efficient marketing methods

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