Halloween Pet Safety in Colorado

Halloween Pet Safety in Colorado

Halloween is a time of costumes, candy, and celebrations. But while we humans might revel in the spooky festivities, it can sometimes be a frightful time for our furry, feathered, or scaled companions. Wet Noses Pet Sitting, Northern Colorado’s trusted partner in pet care, is here with essential tips to ensure your pets stay safe, calm, and comfortable during this festive season.

1. Costumes: To Wear or Not to Wear?

Before dressing up Mittens as a witch or Fido as a pumpkin, consider their comfort. Ensure any costume doesn’t restrict their movement, vision, or ability to breathe. If they seem distressed or show any resistance, it might be best to skip the outfits. After all, their natural coats are already pretty fabulous!

2. Keep the Treats Out of Reach

While chocolates and candies are a delight for us, they can be toxic to pets, especially dogs. Always keep Halloween treats safely tucked away, and ensure your pet has its own safe treats to enjoy.

3. Provide a Safe Space

The constant ringing of the doorbell or children shouting “Trick or Treat!” can be stressful for pets. Consider setting up a quiet, safe space for them to retreat. This is particularly important for exotic animals or those who might not be accustomed to noise, like certain breeds of dogs or rabbits.

4. Decorations & Pets: Caution Ahead!

Keep decorations out of paw’s reach. Candles, jack-o-lanterns, and even artificial cobwebs can pose risks. Ensure that wires and batteries are safely hidden away to prevent curious bites.

5. Keep Pets Indoors

Halloween night sees a lot of foot traffic, unusual costumes, and increased vehicular movement. To keep pets safe, especially cats, keep them indoors. It’s also a good idea to update their ID tags and microchip details, just in case.

6. Chicken Care During Halloween

For our feathered friends in the coop, ensure their housing is secure from any pranksters or predators that might be out on Halloween night. Wet Noses Pet Sitting has expertise in chicken care and can offer personalized suggestions.

7. Trust Wet Noses for Halloween Pet Care

If you’re out celebrating or just want to ensure your pet has the best care during the festivities, Wet Noses Pet Sitting is here for you. From dog walking to cat sitting, overnight stays, chicken care, and more, our bonded, insured, and thoroughly background-checked employees are trained to offer the best care. Plus, our team of managers is always on standby to assist during emergencies or answer any questions.

Conclusion

Halloween is a time of fun and frolic, but let’s make sure our pets feel safe and loved during the celebrations. A little precaution goes a long way in ensuring they too have a happy Halloween. And remember, whether it’s a witching hour walk for your dog or tending to your aquarium while you’re out trick-or-treating, Wet Noses Pet Sitting is always here to help!

What Pet Sitting Visits Do I Need For My Guinea Pig?

 

Guinea pigs are charming small pets that have won the hearts of many with their sweet personalities and gentle nature. From their adorable noises to their popcorning, guinea pigs continue to melt our hearts. At Wet Noses, we understand that your guinea pigs are a part of your family and deserve the best care possible while you are away.

Below you’ll find our recommended visit schedule for guinea pigs.

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Guinea Pig Option

This is an ideal schedule for guinea pigs that only need to be checked on once daily.

15  or 30 Minute VisitYour sitter will arrive and check on your guinea pigs. This visit can be done at whatever time of day you prefer, based on when you normally care for your guinea pigs and when they are the most active. This visit can include feeding, changing water, and any cage cleaning that needs to be done. If your guinea pigs need treats, veggies, or hay, that can be done as well. The length of the visit should be determined by how many general tasks there are to be done and how social your guinea pigs are. If you would like your guinea pigs to have social time outside of the cage, your sitter can do so as long as it can be done so safely. If you need a more thorough cage cleaning that is not done every day, we can schedule a longer visit on those days. 

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Our Considerations for Guinea Pigs

For guinea pigs, there are some very specific steps we take to keep them as safe and relaxed as possible.

  • Your sitter will want to know the routine of your guinea pigs and if there are any behaviors that would be concerning.
  • If there have been any recent health problems with your guinea pigs, please tell your sitter so that she can keep an eye out for them.
  • Guinea pigs can make a mess of their food and water. Your sitter will need access to all of your supplies in case any issues arise.

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Time to Customize!

We want to work with you to set up the best possible schedule for your guinea pigs, so you are all happy during your trip. We also know that each home is different, and a lot of people have more than just one pet! After you have a basic idea of your schedule we sit down to figure out the nitty-gritty:

  • Are there any other pets in the home that need feeding, medication, etc.? We make sure your visit has enough time to get everything done.
  • We have time to clean out food and water bowls, clean up any messes, etc.
  • Many people who love animals, also love plants! Short visits do not have a lot of time for plants. If you need the sitter to water more than 1-2 plants, we will need to schedule a longer visit for those days. If you have beautiful summer gardens, then we need to see how long they take to water and add that to your normal visits.
  • Household tasks such as; bringing in the newspaper, collecting the mail, turning lights off and on, and taking out the trash. This can all be done on your normal schedule.
  • Do you want updates every visit? Many clients do, just keep in mind that your sitter will take a couple of minutes to send an update.
  • Keep in mind that it will take a sitter a bit longer to get the work done than it takes you. Especially if you have extensive routines for your pets and home. You have had years to perfect your system! We always try to make sure your pet sitter will have enough time for everything. That way they will not feel stressed and your pets will receive the focus they deserve.

Work With Us to Keep Your Guinea Pigs Happy While You are Gone!

What Pet Sitting Visits Do I Need For My Ferrets?

 

Ferrets are energetic and curious little creatures that may be small in size, but they have big personalities that will steal your heart. If you’re a ferret owner planning to be away, this blog is here to equip you with all the essential tips and visit recommendations for ensuring a happy and healthy experience for your ferret during pet-sitting visits.

Below you’ll find our two recommended visit schedules for ferrets.

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Ferret Option#1

This is an ideal schedule for ferrets that need to be checked on twice a day.

15  or 30 Minute Breakfast VisitYour sitter will arrive and check on your ferrets. Many ferrets are social and will need time outside of their cage, or to be moved to a different cage during the day (or evening). Your sitter is happy to spend time with your ferrets as long as it can be done so safely. During this visit your sitter can change food, water, clean their cage and play areas, and clean litter boxes. Your sitter can then set your ferrets up for the day. The length of the visit should be determined by how much cleaning and social time your ferrets will need. 

15 or 30 Minute Dinner Visit – Your sitter will arrive around dinner time and get your ferrets set up for the evening. This can include any food changes that are needed, cleaning up from the day, and preparing for the fun evening play to come. If your ferrets prefer social time in the evening, this visit can be even longer to allow for lots of playtime.

Ferret Option#2

This is an ideal schedule for ferrets that only need to be checked on once daily.

15  or 30 Minute VisitYour sitter will arrive and check on your ferret. This visit can be scheduled at any time of day your ferrets are active or are used to being fed. During this visit your sitter can change food, water, clean their cage and play areas, and clean litter boxes. If your ferret is social and would like time outside of the cage while your sitter is there, that can be done as long as it is safe for your ferret. The length of this visit should be determined by how much social time your ferret enjoys and how much cleaning needs to be done. 

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Our Considerations for Ferrets

For ferrets, there are some very specific steps we take to keep them as safe and relaxed as possible.

  • Your sitter will want to know the routine of your ferrets and if there are any behaviors that would be concerning.
  • If you are wanting your ferrets to spend time out of the cage, there will need to be a safe set up for your sitter to let them out.
  • If you have had any recent health concerns with your ferrets, please inform your sitter so she can watch out for them.
  • Ferrets can make a mess of their food, water, and enclosures. Your sitter will need access to all of your supplies in case any issues arise.
  • Whenever possible, we will try to pair you with a pet sitter that has experience with ferrets. If we do not have one available, we will discuss options with you.

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Time to Customize!

We want to work with you to set up the best possible schedule for your ferrets, so you are all happy during your trip. We also know that each home is different, and a lot of people have more than just one pet! After you have a basic idea of your schedule we sit down to figure out the nitty-gritty:

  • Are there any other pets in the home that need feeding, medication, etc.? We make sure your visit has enough time to get everything done.
  • We have time to clean out food and water bowls, clean up any messes, etc.
  • Many people who love animals, also love plants! Short visits do not have a lot of time for plants. If you need the sitter to water more than 1-2 plants, we will need to schedule a longer visit for those days. If you have beautiful summer gardens, then we need to see how long they take to water and add that to your normal visits.
  • Household tasks such as; bringing in the newspaper, collecting the mail, turning lights off and on, and taking out the trash. This can all be done on your normal schedule.
  • Do you want updates every visit? Many clients do, just keep in mind that your sitter will take a couple of minutes to send an update.
  • Keep in mind that it will take a sitter a bit longer to get the work done than it takes you. Especially if you have extensive routines for your pets and home. You have had years to perfect your system! We always try to make sure your pet sitter will have enough time for everything. That way they will not feel stressed and your pets will receive the focus they deserve.

Work With Us to Keep Your Ferrets Happy While You are Gone!

What Pet Sitting Visits Do I Need For My Mice?

Today, we’re excited to delve into the charming world of mice and the special care they require. These tiny creatures have stolen the hearts of many pet owners with their adorable appearance and playful antics. If you’re a proud mouse owner, you know that these pint-sized pets deserve the same love and attention as their larger counterparts. But what exactly does that entail when it comes to pet sitting visits for your delightful little friend?

Mice may be small in size, but they have big personalities and specific care needs. At Wet Noses Pet Sitting, we understand the importance of finding a pet sitter who is knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated to providing exceptional care for your mouse.

You’ll find our recommended visit schedule below for mice.

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Mice Option

This is an ideal schedule for mice that only need to be checked on once daily.

15  or 30 Minute VisitYour sitter will arrive and check on your mice. This visit can be done at whatever time of day you prefer, based on when you normally care for your mice. This visit can include feeding, changing water, and any cage cleaning that needs to be done. If your mice need treats or any changing of toys, that can be done as well. The length of the visit should be determined by how many general tasks there are to be done. 

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Our Considerations for Mice

For mice, there are some very specific steps we take to keep them as safe and relaxed as possible.

  • Your sitter will want to know the routine of your mice and if there are any behaviors that would be concerning.
  • Often mice are hiding when your sitter will arrive. If you would like your sitter to locate your mouse in order to check her health, show your sitter the normal areas she will sleep.
  • Mice can make a mess of their food and water. Your sitter will need access to all of your supplies in case any issues arise.
  • For the safety of your mice, we do not encourage general handling during visits.

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Time to Customize!

We want to work with you to set up the best possible schedule for your mice, so you are all happy during your trip. We also know that each home is different, and a lot of people have more than just one pet! After you have the basic idea of your schedule we sit down to figure out the nitty-gritty:

  • Are there any other pets in the home that need feeding, medication, etc? We make sure your visit has enough time to get everything done.
  • We have time to clean out food and water bowls, clean up any messes, etc.
  • Many people who love animals, also love plants! Short visits do not have a lot of time for plants. If you need the sitter to water more than 1-2 plants, we will need to schedule a longer visit for those days. If you have beautiful summer gardens, then we need to see how long they take to water and add that on to your normal visits.
  • Household tasks such as; bringing in the newspaper, collecting the mail, turning lights off and on and taking out the trash. This can all be done on your normal schedule.
  • Do you want updates every visit? Many clients do, just keep in mind that your sitter will take a couple minutes to send an update.
  • Keep in mind that it will take a sitter a bit longer to get the work done than it takes you. Especially if you have extensive routines for your pets and home. You have had years to perfect your system! We always try to make sure your pet sitter will have enough time for everything. That way they will not feel stressed and your pets will receive the focus they deserve.

Work With Us to Keep Your Mice Happy While You are Gone!

What Pet Sitting Visits Do I Need For My Tortoise?

While tortoises may not be as commonly cared for as dogs or cats, they are equally cherished companions with their own specific needs and quirks. Whether you’re a seasoned tortoise owner or new to the world of shelled pets, this blog is dedicated to providing you with essential insights and recommended pet sitting visits for your delightful tortoise friend. From ensuring the right environment to addressing dietary requirements and social interactions, join us as we dive into the art of caring for these fascinating reptiles during your time away. Let’s discover the best ways to make your tortoise feel safe, comfortable, and content, ensuring a worry-free and fulfilling pet sitting experience.

Below you will find two of our recommended schedules for tortoises.

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Tortoise Option #1

This is an ideal schedule for tortoises that need to be checked on twice a day.

15  or 30 Minute Breakfast VisitYour pet sitter will arrive and check on your tortoise. If your tortoise needs to be moved to a different enclosure for the day, your sitter can do so and get your tortoise set up for the day. This can include feeding, changing water, soaking time, and cleaning the enclosure as needed. If your tortoise needs some exercise time, but will be returned to the same enclosure, your sitter can have your tortoise out the entirety of the visit. The length of the visit should be determined by how much cleaning and exercise time is needed.

15  or 30 Minute Dinner VisitYour sitter will arrive and check on your tortoise. If your tortoise has been outside or in a separate enclosure, your pet sitter can bring in your tortoise and settle her in for the night. If your tortoise needs any additional care for the evening this can also be done. 

Tortoise Option #2

This is an ideal schedule for tortoises that need to be checked on once daily.

15  or 30 Minute VisitYour sitter will arrive and check on your tortoise. This visit can be done at whatever time of day you prefer, based on what your tortoise is used to. During this visit we can check your enclosure to make sure it is secure, change food and do any cleaning that is needed. If your tortoise gets any exercise time out of the enclosure, your tortoise can be out for the entirety of the visit. If your tank will require a more thorough cleaning we will need to allow for that during the visit length, and we can have a longer visit however often the cleaning needs to be done (if it is not daily). 

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Our Considerations for Tortoises

For tortoises, there are some very specific steps we take to keep them as safe and relaxed as possible.

  • Your sitter will want to know the routine of your tortoise and if there are any behaviors that are concerning.
  • Tortoises can make a mess of their enclosure. Your sitter will need access to all of your supplies in case any issues arise.
  • If there are any equipment concerns with your enclosure, such as pumps or filters, let your sitter know and leave supplies that would be needed to fix any problems.
  • If you have had any health problems in your tortoise recently, please discuss these with your sitter so she can watch for specific symptoms.

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Time to Customize!

We want to work with you to set up the best possible schedule for your tortoise, so you are all happy during your trip. We also know that each home is different, and a lot of people have more than just one pet! After you have a basic idea of your schedule we sit down to figure out the nitty-gritty:

  • Are there any other pets in the home that need feeding, medication, etc? We make sure your visit has enough time to get everything done.
  • We have time to clean out food and water bowls, clean up any messes, etc.
  • Many people who love animals, also love plants! Short visits do not have a lot of time for plants. If you need the sitter to water more than 1-2 plants, we will need to schedule a longer visit for those days. If you have beautiful summer gardens, then we need to see how long they take to water and add that to your normal visits.
  • Household tasks such as; bringing in the newspaper, collecting the mail, turning lights off and on, and taking out the trash. This can all be done on your normal schedule.
  • Do you want updates every visit? Many clients do, keep in mind that your sitter will take a couple of minutes to send an update.
  • Keep in mind that it will take a sitter a bit longer to get the work done than it takes you. Especially if you have extensive routines for your pets and home. You have had years to perfect your system! We always try to make sure your pet sitter will have enough time for everything. That way they will not feel stressed and your pets will receive the focus they deserve.

Work With Us to Keep Your Turtle Happy While You Are Gone!

What Pet Sitting Visits Do I Need For My Cockatiel?

With their vibrant personalities and beautiful feathers, cockatiels have captured the hearts of bird enthusiasts everywhere. If you’re a proud cockatiel owner, you understand the joy and responsibility that comes with caring for these intelligent and charming birds. But what exactly does that entail when it comes to pet sitting visits for your delightful feathered friend?

Cockatiels are delightful and social creatures that require specialized care and attention to ensure their health and happiness. At Wet Noses Pet Sitting, we understand the unique needs of these feathered companions and the importance of finding a pet sitter who is knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated to providing exceptional care for your cockatiel.

Below are two of our recommendations for visits for cockatiels (this can also be used for other small birds).

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Cockatiel Option #1

This is an ideal schedule for cockatiels that need care twice a day.

15 or 30 Minute Breakfast Visit – Your pet sitter sitter will arrive in the morning to care for your cockatiel. During this visit we can change food, water, clean the cage as needed and any special tasks for the day. If your cockatiel is covered for the evening your sitter can uncover her and set her up for the day. If your cockatiel is used to be handled and there is a safe way for her to come out of the cage, your sitter is happy to do so. Otherwise, some cheerful interaction will be a good way to start the morning! The length of visit should be determined by how much social time your cockatiel enjoys and how much cleaning there is to be done.

15 or 30 Minute Dinner Visit – Your sitter will arrive around dinner time to care for your cockatiel for the evening. If your cockatiel needs to be tucked in for the night, we can schedule this visit for a time when you normally have your evening routine. If normally cleaning is done at the end of the day, we can schedule that as well as any food and water changes. 

Cockatiel Option #2

This is an ideal schedule for cockatiels that only need to be checked on once per day.

30 Minute VisitYour sitter will arrive and check on your cockatiel. This visit can be done at whatever time of day you prefer, based on when your cockatiel is used to being fed and is feeling the most social. During this visit we can change the food and water, clean the cage and do anything else your normally do for your cockatiel. If your cockatiel is used to be handled and there is a safe way for her to come out of the cage, your sitter is happy to do so, otherwise your sitter provides some general social time. The length of visit should be determined by how much cleaning needs to be done and how social your cockatiel is.

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Our Considerations for Cockatiels

For cockatiels, there are some very specific steps we take to keep them as safe and relaxed as possible.

  • Your sitter will want to know the routine of your cockatiel and her normal behavior.
  • Cockatiels can make a mess of their food and water. Your sitter will need access to all of your bird-safe supplies in case any issues arise.
  • If you would like your cockatiel to be let out of the cage, we have to be sure it is safe for both your cockatiel and your pet sitter. If needed we can do a trial visit to ensure there is a way for this to happen without concerns.
  • If you have had any health problems in your flock recently, please discuss these with your sitter so she can watch for specific symptoms.

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Time to Customize!

We want to work with you to set up the best possible schedule for your cockatiel, so you are all happy during your trip. We also know that each home is different, and a lot of people have more than just one pet! After you have a basic idea of your schedule we sit down to figure out the nitty-gritty:

  • Are there any other pets in the home that need feeding, medication, etc? We make sure your visit has enough time to get everything done.
  • We have time to clean out food and water bowls, clean up any messes, etc.
  • Many people who love animals, also love plants! Short visits do not have a lot of time for plants. If you need the sitter to water more than 1-2 plants, we will need to schedule a longer visit for those days. If you have beautiful summer gardens, then we need to see how long they take to water and add that on to your normal visits.
  • Household tasks such as; bringing in the newspaper, collecting the mail, turning lights off and on and taking out the trash. This can all be done on your normal schedule.
  • Do you want updates every visit? Many clients do, just keep in mind that your sitter will take a couple of minutes to send an update.
  • Keep in mind that it will take a sitter a bit longer to get the work done than it takes you. Especially if you have extensive routines for your pets and home. You have had years to perfect your system! We always try to make sure your pet sitter will have enough time for everything. That way they will not feel stressed and your pets will receive the focus they deserve.

Work With Us to Keep Your Cockatiel Happy While You are Gone!

What Pet Sitting Visits Do I Need For My Parrot?

 

With their vibrant plumage, remarkable vocal abilities, and charming personalities, parrots have captivated bird enthusiasts around the world. If you’re fortunate enough to share your life with a parrot, you already know that these magnificent creatures require specialized care and attention. But what exactly does that entail when it comes to pet sitting visits for your beloved feathered friend?

Parrots are highly intelligent and social creatures that thrive on human interaction and mental stimulation. At Wet Noses Pet Sitting, we understand the unique needs of parrots and the importance of finding a pet sitter who is knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated to providing exceptional care for your feathered companion. From small parrots like budgies to larger parrots like macaws, we take care of them all.

Here are our three recommended visit schedules for parrots. Direct interactions with parrots are limited by how safely our sitters can engage with your parrots, which varies greatly on the parrot and situation.

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Parrot Option #1

This is an ideal schedule for parrots who are used to people at home in the evening.

12-Hour Extended Overnight Stay 

Your sitter will arrive in the early evening (around 7 pm) and perform any of the normal dinner activities your parrot needs. This can be feeding, social time, cleaning, water, etc. If your parrot likes to come out of the cage and this can be done safely, your sitter will be happy to do so. Your sitter will stay all night and can take care of any issues that arise during this time. The Extended Overnight Stay is especially good for parrots that like having a person around in the evening, or who have a bedtime routine you would like to stick to. It has especially been successful for parrots that have night terrors. In the morning your sitter will go through your morning routine, normal feeding, water, cleaning, and any entertainment that needs to be set up for the day. Most parrot care can be done during these dinner and morning times, but if your parrot requires additional care during the day hours an additional visit can be added.

Parrot Option #2

This is an ideal schedule for parrots that are fine alone overnight.

15-minute to 1 Hour Breakfast Visit – Your sitter will arrive in the morning to care for your parrot. Your sitter can let your parrot out of the cage if it is safe to do so, or interact in a safe way. During this visit your sitter can change food, and water, and clean the cage as needed. The length of the visit should be determined by how much social time your parrot would like and how long the regular care tasks take. At the end of the visit, your sitter will set your parrot up for the day.

15-minute to 1 Hour Dinner Visit – Your sitter will arrive around dinner time to take care of the evening tasks. For many parrots, this can include evening feedings, changing water, and social time. At the end of the visit, your sitter can settle your parrot in for the night.

Parrot Option #3

This is an ideal schedule for parrots that only need to be checked on once daily.

15-minute to 1 Hour Visit Your sitter will arrive and check on your parrot. This visit can be done at whatever time of day you prefer, based on what your parrot is used to. During this visit your sitter can change the water, and food, and clean the cage as needed. Your sitter will interact with your parrot in a safe way and can change anything in the house you decide to provide mental stimulation. The length of the visit should be determined by how long your typical care routine takes as well as how social your parrot is. 

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Our Considerations for Parrots

For parrots, there are some very specific steps we take to keep them as safe and relaxed as possible.

  • Your sitter will want to know the routine of your parrot and the normal behaviors she should expect to see.
  • Parrots can make a mess of their food, water, and cage. Your sitter will need access to all of your supplies in case any issues arise.
  • While many parrots come out of their cages daily with their people at home, the safety of your parrot and your sitter is our primary concern. The ability of your sitter to let your parrot out will be determined by how comfortable your parrots and sitter are with each other and the routine. This can be discussed in detail at the new client meeting, and while your sitter will try their hardest to accommodate your requests, parrots that cannot be handled safely will not be released from their cages. 
  • If you have had any health problems in your parrot recently, please discuss these with your sitter so she can watch for specific symptoms.
  • Whenever possible, we pair you with a pet sitter that has experience with parrots. If this is not possible we will discuss options with you to ensure we can provide the best care.

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Time to Customize!

We want to work with you to set up the best possible schedule for your parrot, so you are all happy during your trip. We also know that each home is different, and a lot of people have more than just one pet! After you have a basic idea of your schedule we sit down to figure out the nitty-gritty:

  • Are there any other pets in the home that need feeding, medication, etc? We make sure your visit has enough time to get everything done.
  • We have time to clean out food and water bowls, clean up any messes, etc.
  • Many people who love animals, also love plants! Short visits do not have a lot of time for plants. If you need the sitter to water more than 1-2 plants, we will need to schedule a longer visit for those days. If you have beautiful summer gardens, then we need to see how long they take to water and add that on to your normal visits.
  • Household tasks such as; bringing in the newspaper, collecting the mail, turning lights off and on, and taking out the trash. This can all be done on your normal schedule.
  • Do you want updates every visit? Many clients do, just keep in mind that your sitter will take a couple of minutes to send an update.
  • Keep in mind that it will take a sitter a bit longer to get the work done than it takes you. Especially if you have extensive routines for your pets and home. You have had years to perfect your system! We always try to make sure your pet sitter will have enough time for everything. That way they will not feel stressed and your pets will receive the focus they deserve.

Work With Us to Keep Your Parrot Happy While You are Gone!

What Pet Sitting Visits Do I Need For My Turtle?

As reptiles known for their remarkable longevity and captivating presence, turtles bring a sense of tranquility to any home they inhabit. Just like any other pet, turtles require specialized care and attention, even when their human companions are away. Turtles need fresh food and water daily. Turtles are fascinating creatures that require specialized care and attention. From their unique habitat requirements to their dietary needs, it’s crucial to provide them with the proper care, especially when you’re away from home. At Wet Noses Pet Sitting, we understand the importance of finding a pet sitter who is knowledgeable and experienced in caring for turtles.

Below you will find our recommended schedule for turtles.

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Turtle Option

This is an ideal schedule for turtles that need to be checked on once daily.

15  or 30-Minute VisitYour sitter will arrive and check on your turtle. This visit can be done at whatever time of day you prefer, based on what your turtles are used to. During this visit, we can check your enclosure to make sure it is secure, change food, and do any cleaning that is needed. Most turtles are only fed once per day, with adults sometimes only being fed every other day. We still prefer a daily visit to ensure your turtle is in good shape and there have not been any issues with their enclosure.

If your tank will require a more thorough cleaning we will need to allow for that during the visit length, and we can have a longer visit however often the cleaning needs to be done (if it is not daily). 

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Our Considerations for Turtles

For turtles, there are some very specific steps we take to keep them as safe and relaxed as possible.

  • Your sitter will want to know the routine of your turtles and if there are any behaviors that are concerning.
  • Turtles can make a mess of their enclosure. Your sitter will need access to all of your supplies in case any issues arise.
  • If there are any equipment concerns with your enclosure, such as pumps or filters, let your sitter know and leave supplies that would be needed to fix any problems.
  • If you have had any health problems in your turtle recently, please discuss these with your sitter so she can watch for specific symptoms.

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Time to Customize!

We want to work with you to set up the best possible schedule for your turtles, so you are all happy during your trip. We also know that each home is different, and a lot of people have more than just one pet! After you have a basic idea of your schedule we sit down to figure out the nitty-gritty:

  • Are there any other pets in the home that need feeding, medication, etc? We make sure your visit has enough time to get everything done.
  • We have time to clean out food and water bowls, clean up any messes, etc.
  • Many people who love animals, also love plants! Short visits do not have a lot of time for plants. If you need the sitter to water more than 1-2 plants, we will need to schedule a more extended visit for those days. If you have beautiful summer gardens, then we need to see how long they take to water and add that to your normal visits.
  • Household tasks such as; bringing in the newspaper, collecting the mail, turning lights off and on, and taking out the trash. This can all be done on your normal schedule.
  • Do you want updates every visit? Many clients do, just keep in mind that your sitter will take a couple of minutes to send an update.
  • Keep in mind that it will take a sitter a bit longer to get the work done than it takes you. Especially if you have extensive routines for your pets and home. You have had years to perfect your system! We always try to make sure your pet sitter will have enough time for everything. That way they will not feel stressed and your pets will receive the focus they deserve.

Work With Us to Keep Your Turtle Happy While You Are Gone!

What Pet Sitting Visits Do I Need For My Iguana?

Iguanas are extraordinary creatures that require a unique set of considerations when it comes to their care. From their specific dietary needs to their intricate habitat requirements, these green wonders deserve the highest quality care, even when you’re away. At Wet Noses Pet Sitting, we understand the importance of finding a pet sitter who is knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated to providing exceptional care for your iguana – big or small!

Below you will find two of our recommended schedules for iguanas.

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Iguana Option #1

This is an ideal schedule for iguanas that need to be cared for twice a day.

15 or 30 Minute Breakfast Visit – Your sitter will arrive in the morning to care for your iguana. During this visit, we can check your enclosure to make sure it is secure, change food and water, and clean the enclosure if needed. If your iguana spends the day in a different enclosure than at night, we can move your iguana if it can be done safely (not all iguanas love new people). Lights and heaters can be turned on or adjusted as needed. Fresh food can be prepared in the way your iguana is used to. The length of the visit should be determined by how much care is needed. 

15 or 30 Minute Dinner Visit – Your sitter will arrive around for dinner to provide food, water, or other care that is needed. This can be additional feeding, movement from a daytime enclosure to a night enclosure, and anything you normally do to keep the routine the same. 

Iguana Option #2

This is an ideal schedule for iguanas that only need to be checked on once daily.

15  or 30 Minute VisitYour sitter will arrive and check on your iguana. This visit can be done at whatever time of day you prefer, based on what your iguana is used to. We prefer to keep the schedule as similar as possible, so we will try to match the time you usually care for your iguana. During this visit we can check your enclosure to make sure it is secure, change food and water and clean the enclosure if needed. The length of visit should be determined by how much cleaning and care needs to be done.

 

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Our Considerations for Iguanas

For iguanas, there are some very specific steps we take to keep them as safe and relaxed as possible.

  • Your sitter will want to know the routine of your iguana and the normal behaviors they should be exhibiting. This will allow your sitter to recognize any concerning behaviors and take action before they become serious.
  • Iguanas can make a mess of their food and water. Your sitter will need access to your supplies in case any issues arise.
  • If you have had any health problems with your iguana recently, please discuss these with your sitter so she can watch for specific symptoms.
  • If your iguana is not friendly with new people, we will need to work together to devise a plan for your iguana to receive the best care while also ensuring the safety of your sitter.

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Time to Customize!

We want to work with you to set up the best possible schedule for your iguana, so you are all happy during your trip. We also know that each home is different, and a lot of people have more than just one pet! After you have the basic idea of your schedule we sit down to figure out the nitty-gritty:

  • Are there any other pets in the home that need feeding, medication, etc? We make sure your visit has enough time to get everything done.
  • We have time to clean out food and water bowls, clean up any messes, etc.
  • Many people who love animals, also love plants! Short visits do not have a lot of time for plants. If you need the sitter to water more than 1-2 plants, we will need to schedule a longer visit for those days. If you have beautiful summer gardens, then we need to see how long they take to water and add that on to your normal visits.
  • Household tasks such as; bringing in the newspaper, collecting the mail, turning lights off and on and taking out the trash. This can all be done on your normal schedule.
  • Do you want updates every visit? Many clients do, just keep in mind that your sitter will take a couple minutes to send an update.
  • Keep in mind that it will take a sitter a bit longer to get the work done than it takes you. Especially if you have extensive routines for your pets and home. You have had years to perfect your system! We always try to make sure your pet sitter will have enough time for everything. That way they will not feel stressed and your pets will receive the focus they deserve.

Work With Us to Keep Your Iguana Happy While You are Gone!

What Pet Sitting Visits Do I Need For My Bearded Dragon?

Bearded dragons are not your average household pet. They’re exotic, captivating, and have their own set of specific needs. From their unique dietary requirements to their temperature-controlled habitats, these scaly friends require a pet sitter who is knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated to ensuring their well-being while you’re away.

At Wet Noses Pet Sitting, we understand the importance of providing customized care for all types of pets, and that includes our reptilian friends. Our team of professional pet sitters is well-versed in the care and handling of bearded dragons, and we’re here to offer you peace of mind knowing that your scaly companion is in good hands. Below you’ll find two of our recommended visit schedules for our bearded dragon friends.

 

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Bearded Dragon Option #1

This is an ideal schedule for bearded dragons that need to be fed twice a day and/or have lights changed.

30 Minute or 1 Hour Breakfast Visit – Your sitter will arrive in the morning and get your bearded dragon going for the day. These visits are tailored to your set-up but can include turning on lights and heaters, morning feedings, changing out water, exercise time, etc. Some bearded dragons are up early and ready to run around while their enclosure is cleaned while others wake up slowly and prefer attention later. 

15 or 30 Minute Dinner Visit – Your sitter will come for dinner time around the same time lights need to be turned off, if needed. The visit should be long enough to allow your bearded dragon to eat dinner and get settled for the night before your sitter leaves. If your beardie prefers exercise time later in the day, this is a good time for that and the visit length could be longer to accommodate that (versus longer a longer visit in the morning).

Bearded Dragon Option #2

This is an ideal schedule for bearded dragons that are only fed once per day, and lights that are on a timer.

30 Minute or 1 Hour VisitYour sitter will arrive and check on your bearded dragon. If your bearded dragon is social, then we are happy to let him out to play in a safe space while we clean up the enclosure, prepare food, clean water bowls, etc. We like to do anything you would normally do in a day so if you give your beardie baths, play with any toys, or anything unique, we are happy to do it. Having one longer visit allow us plenty of time to make sure your bearded dragon is happy and healthy for the day. We recommend this visit be scheduled around a time you normally feed your bearded dragon to keep a normal routine.

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Our Considerations for Bearded Dragons

For bearded dragons, there are some very specific steps we take to keep them as safe and relaxed as possible.

  • Your sitter will want to know the routine of your bearded dragon and any special concerns you may have, especially if he is being let out of his normal enclosure. 
  • Bearded dragons can make a mess of their food and water as well as have unexpected issues with their enclosures. Your sitter will need access to all of your supplies in case any issues arise.
  • If you have had any health problems in your bearded dragon recently, please discuss these with your sitter so she can watch for specific symptoms.
  • If your bearded dragon is unaccustomed to strangers we recommend he not come out of his regular enclosure until he has become used to his sitter. If you have any special treats or games that your sitter can use to make better friends with your beardie, please let her know!

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Time to Customize!

We want to work with you to set up the best possible schedule for your bearded dragon, so you are all happy during your trip. We also know that each home is different, and many people have more than just one pet! After you have a basic idea of your schedule we sit down to figure out the nitty-gritty:

  • Are there any other pets in the home that need feeding, medication, etc? We make sure your visit has enough time to get everything done.
  • We have time to clean out food and water bowls, clean up any messes, etc.
  • Many people who love animals, also love plants! Short visits do not have a lot of time for plants. If you need the sitter to water more than 1-2 plants, we will need to schedule a longer visit for those days. If you have beautiful summer gardens, then we need to see how long they take to water and add that on to your normal visits.
  • Household tasks such as; bringing in the newspaper, collecting the mail, turning lights off and on and taking out the trash. This can all be done on your normal schedule.
  • Do you want updates every visit? Many clients do, just keep in mind that your sitter will take a couple of minutes to send an update.
  • Keep in mind that it will take a sitter a bit longer to get the work done than it takes you. Especially if you have extensive routines for your pets and home. You have had years to perfect your system! We always try to make sure your pet sitter will have enough time for everything. That way they will not feel stressed and your pets will receive the focus they deserve.

Work With Us to Keep Your Bearded Dragon Happy While You are Gone!