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    Being Aware of Birds of Prey With Your Small Pets

    ArticleBirds of Prey AdviceThursday 09 December 2010
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    Small pets can sometimes fall victim to wild birds of prey. Depending on where you live, there may be higher risks of birds of prey than others. It is unrealistic to think that everyone can have their eyes on their pets all day everyday. There are certain measures pet owners can take to protect their small pet from predators. By being prepared you can reduce the risk of harm coming your small pet’s way. %%AFC-ADVERT%%

    Various wild animals on land, such as foxes, are common threats to many pets that live outdoors. Prevention can be achieved by making sure that outdoor animals have sufficient fencing and proper enclosures to stop them from getting in and harming small pets.

    Sky Threats
    A small pet can also fall victim to birds of prey in the sky above. Hawks and Barn Owls are particularly known for their fantastic eye sight and hunting skills. Living in rural areas of the country, these are birds that need to be watched out for if your small pets go outside. Birds of prey are so named because they are predators and can quite easily swoop down over a small pet and drag it off to eat.

    Supervise
    If and when you let your animals outside to enjoy the fresh air, the best thing you can do to protect them is to be outside with them. This can also be great for the owner as it allows time outside, and helps to strengthen relationships with pets.

    Protection
    If your small pets love to be outside for most of their time, it may be worth investing in a pen with a covered top or a dog run. It is possible to erect these in your back garden all year round. In winter you can cover them up with tarp for protection from bad weather.
     

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