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Pets/Small Animals (County ONLY)

February 5, 2019
Pets & Small Animals

4-H PETS/SMALL ANIMALS

(County Only)

Revised 10/25/18

The 4-H pet educational program and related activities provide youth a fun and hands-on learning experiences directly related to animal care, feeding, housing, and management. Youth develop important life skills such as decision making, goal setting, record keeping, time management and communication. This project is concerned with small animals that are not covered by other 4-H projects, such as hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, parakeets, parrots, turtles, snakes, salamanders, etc. Small animals such as rabbits, poultry, dogs, and cats should be taken in the 4-H project designed for them. The small animal you select for this project must be in your possession at least 3 months before the fair.

 

NOTE:  If you plan to show a Ferret it is required that all have a complete Certificate of Vaccination from your veterinarian. Please keep the completed vaccination form with you at the show during fair; do not turn in with your green record folder.

Project Rules:

ALL completed record sheets and manuals/activity books must be turned in to the 4-H Club Leader by July 8, and must be securely attached in the green “Indiana 4-H Club Member’s Record Book.” A minimum of one activity in each chapter must be completed each year. At least half of the activities must be from the list of required activities. If a 4-H’er chooses to do an optional activity, he/she must write a short (1 or 2 paragraph) report on that activity.

  1. Class entry forms are due July 8th to the Extension Office.
  2. If any part of your exhibit is on a poster, it must follow the poster rules stated in the front of this book. It is REQUIRED that all posters, notebooks, and display boards include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member’s exhibit. This reference list should might include website links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. it is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed.
  3. This project is concerned with small animals not covered by other 4-H projects, such as hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, parakeets, turtles, snakes, salamanders, etc. Small animals such as rabbits, poultry, dogs, and cats should be taken in the 4-H project designed for them. The small animal you select for this project must be in your possession at least 3 months before the fair. NOTE: Pot-bellied pigs are not allowed in this project.
  4. Pet must be kept in cage until the judge is ready to judge it.
  5. In all levels, you may choose to exhibit a live animal, and/or a poster on a topic
    from the grade appropriate manual.
  6. Member may show a maximum of two (2) entries for this project; however, entries MUST be in separate class categories.

Exhibit:

LEVEL 1 - PET PALS (grades 3-5)BU6359

Choose one or more of the following:

LEVEL 2 - SCURRYING AHEAD (grades 6-8) BU6360

Choose one or more of the following:

LEVEL 3 - SCALING THE HEIGHTS (grades 9-12) BU 6361

Choose one or more of the following:

Show Classes:

CLASS 1-  Birds

CLASS 2 - Rodents

CLASS 3 - Reptiles and Amphibians

CLASS 4 - Miscellaneous

 

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