Hello! This is the studio in which we believe animals deserve the best care possible. It is our ultimate goal to tell people that pet lives matter.
This is how many people decide to get pets: they see a really cute or cool animal. They have done little to zero research about them, and on impulse (because they're so cute... can't be too much work, right?) they get them.
For different animals, their situation may be different.
For a dog, an owner may consider them too much work and just abandon them off the side of the road. Or they may not even consider them and just leave them somewhere all by themselves.
For a rodent such as a hamster, they may be put in a small little bin or a "Crittertrail" cage with at most an inch of bedding. It's like living in your living room without an even comfortable place to sleep. It's a common misconception that you can do that because they are small. The same goes with other rodents such as gerbils or mice.
For a reptile such as a turtle, they may be put in a small tank such as a ten gallon. I have a red eared slider, and most people put them in such tanks. But most people don't realize that they can grow up to a foot.
For a fish such as the betta fish, people like to put them in small cups or vases with flowers (assuming that they will eat the flower parts not knowing that betta fish are carnivorous) They assume that they can live that way healthily. They cannot. Or a fish like the gold fish. They will be kept in small bowls or tanks not knowing that gold fish are not "beginner" fish.
I know someone who has given their guinea pig the smallest cage.It's around 1 1/2 feet by 1 foot by 1 foot. (They had a companion but that companion passed away) There is nothing to do in there except to sleep. (Food bowl, water bottle, and a hut that pretty much takes up half the cage) The bedding is pine wood shavings which is incredibly bad for rodents.
Well this one girl, she's a niece of my parents friends, she had this (male) guinea pig it grew up alone but then she introduced it recently to a (unspayed!!!) female and now it's pregnant she doesn't seem to know much about them, and even recently paired one of her guinea pigs with a bunny! she also uses store bought cages :/
I know a hamster owner who has only two Crittertrail cages for her hamster with only around an inch of bedding...
In my new house that we haven't moved into yet, there are people
who had rabbits and when the
daughter moved out of the house the dad just let the rabbits go! Not
caring for them at all, so then a
few days past and they were dead in our front yard, they ate a lot of
stuff that rabbits are not supposed
1) Do not post projects without asking a manager first.
2) Please do not ask to be a manager. I have some very active managers already and I don't need more. If I see anyone being exceptional, though, I will ask them personally if they would like to be manager.
3) I would like everyone in this studio to be active and helpful. If not, then further action will be done.
To Be A Curator:
Be kind to your pets and tell me how you're treating them. Tell other people about treating their pets right. Other than that, just comment on the studio and tell me about this what was written above. Follow the studio and then I'll invite you.
To Be A Manager:
You must have made at least 5 projects about pets and pets only! (Or pet awareness) I and another manager must approve that those 5 projects have been made with effort and reliability! I must see your comments constantly down below helping other people or just being friendly. You need to be on at least once a day. You must at least have a pet and be a good pet owner. It also helps if you've been curator of the month at least twice. Finally, all 8 of us current managers must agree on your promotion. Otherwise, we will do the normal voting process.