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Small Animals

Resources for all Small Animal 4-H projects:

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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

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

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