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  • How to Handle a Cockatiel

    Becky Hertel, owner of Petland West Wichita, demonstrates the proper way to pick up and handle a cockatiel. Remember that birds will only step up, they will not step down, so remember when you’re picking them up to give them a stepping-up point. Approach them calmy, let them know you’re there. Place your hand chest-high […]

    March 1, 2018
  • How to Handle Birds Correctly Using a Perch

    It’s important to know that birds will not step down, they will only step up, so whenever you hand-taming them, be sure to keep your perch above their claws so that they can step up to your perch. The best way to start hand-taming a bird is to use a perch, which can be anything […]

    February 28, 2018
  • How to handle a puppy correctly

    At Petland West Wichita, we love when people come in to play with puppies.  We are proud of our one-of-a-kind interactive pet store environment, and we want everyone to enjoy this experience, whether they’re human, furry, scaly or feathered! Puppies are the most popular cuddle partners, so it might help to know how to handle […]

    February 27, 2018
  • How to handle a hamster correctly

    Handling a hamster correctly is pretty easy.  Make sure you approach them conspicuously enough that they know you’re coming. Pet them a little before picking them up. Scoop up your hamster, making sure you never squeeze them. Handle them with open hands. They will get a kick out of walking on your hands, so make […]

    February 27, 2018
  • How to handle a ferret correctly

    Make sure you support it under the chest as well as hind quarters. They are a long-bodied animal, so take care to not stretch their back! Ferrets are predators, so make sure your hands are clean and free of scents that might entice them to take a taste.    

    February 27, 2018
  • How to handle a bunny correctly

    To handle a bunny correctly involves remembering that mothers do not pick up their young bunnies like other small animals, so being held will be a strange experience to bunnies at first. Always keep in mind that you should never pick up a bunny by the head or ears. They are not accustomed to being […]

    February 27, 2018
  • How to handle a lizard correctly

    Becky Hertel, owner of Petland West Wichita demonstrates how to handle a lizard correctly with a baby bearded lizard.   It’s best if you can encourage them to walk up into your hand. Do not grab them, pounce them or squeeze them too hard. Be sure to scoop them up gently, supporting the chest, and […]

    February 27, 2018
  • Petland Kennesaw Puppies Blog

    Canine Care Certified Program

      Petland West Wichita is a proud supporter of Canine Care Certified – a new, nationwide program that ensures the health and overall well-being of dogs in the care of breeders in the United States. This voluntary program is the only one of its kind in the country, supporting the physical health and the behavioral […]

    February 14, 2018
  • Petland Kennesaw Puppies Blog

    Bugg Puppies For Sale in Kansas

    The Bugg: Cute & Energetic The Bugg is an adorable puppy that is a Boston Terrier Pug mix. Bugg puppies make loyal companions! A loyal and affectionate companion, this would make a good companion for seniors or apartments since they can live without a yard. They just need a lap! Bugg puppies are energetic puppies! […]

    January 15, 2018
  • German Shorthair Puppies in Kansas

    German Shorthair Puppies have the best chance to be the most versatile hunting dogs because they can be trained to both point and set. With patient training, this puppy can be an outstanding hunting partner.  This breed is outgoing and extremely intelligent that takes to training very well.  With proper exercise, this is a loveable breed […]

    December 22, 2017