Tip 1: How to measure dry food

The packaging of dry food is usually specified weight of the contents, as well as the recommended dosage.But if there are no weights, how to measure the right amount of food to pet does not overeat and do not go hungry?There are several ways to measure the dry ingredients.
you need
  • - measuring cup;
  • - kitchen scales;
  • - standard glass;
  • - plastic bottle;
  • - underwear elastic;
  • - a sheet of paper;
  • - pencil.
Guide
1
in a pet store you can offer a special measuring cup, which has a division corresponding to specific weight of each type of food.However, in general such cups are designed for dog and cat food.Owners turtles, ferrets and some birds have to leave their situation differently.Of course, such a glass is useful in any case.Ask the seller to weigh his first blank, and then to pour the right amount of food and make a corresponding mark on the wall.
2
can use the kitchen scales.Before you weigh the food, be sure to weigh the container.To determine the proper amount of feed necessary to subtract the weight of the total weight of the container.
3
In the absence of volumetric glassware, take a plastic bottle suitable volume.Cut her throat.At the upper edge of the cup of the resulting puncture or cut the hole.Thread the elastic clothesline in it and tie it ring.Ring fix on any protruding from the vertical plane of the object.For example, the door handle.On the door fix tape a sheet of white paper.Based on the fact that 1 ml of water weighs 1, respectively, in the standard faceted glass holds 200 g of water.The stores all kinds of drinks sold in plastic bottles of different sizes, and you can almost always choose the one that corresponds to the required dosage of feed.
4
Pour into a large glass or bottle from a small bottle of known volume the right amount of water and do on a sheet risk, mark the position of the bottom.Without removing gum, pour the water, clean and dry your homemade steelyard.For quick drying, you can use a hair dryer.
5
Begin to pour food into the bottle.Check the position of the bottom.When it falls to the level of risk, it will mean that the bottle is the right amount of food.

Tip 2: How to store dry food

Dry pet food - convenient and useful alternative to general food table.Economical owners are trying to buy a larger package - after a large packaging is cheaper.But the question arises - how to store food purchased in store, so he did not lose its useful qualities?
How to store dry food
you need
  • - containers and jars for food storage;
  • - containers for bulk products;
  • - garbage bags.
Guide
1
If you bought a few small packages, not open a new one, until you've completed the previous one.It is not necessary to offer pet fish platter for breakfast and meat pellets - for dinner.The animal does not need such a variety and calmly fed the same clod several days.Unopened packages are stored for a long time and not lose their properties.
2
Choose a pack with plastic clips - after printing it is tightly closed and stored conveniently.Clasp reusable, it is enough for the entire period of use of the package.
3
Look at the pet store convenient container for storing food .It can be big bags with zipper, cans with tightly fitting lids or plastic bags with clips.They are not particularly expensive, but look pretty and protect food from damage, dust and pet intrusion.
4
not store the pellets in open containers.They are dry, loses appeal for animal flavor and nutrients.Besides the peculiar smell of feed spread throughout the room.Do not be surprised if the animals refuse to eat food for a long time to stand in the open air - for them it is not interesting.
5
Try to pour food in food containers.You can buy a set of cans that will fit in the kitchen interior.This embodiment is particularly useful for owners of several animals, each of which has its own diet.In a large pot, you can keep the dog food in the middle - an adult cat food, and a small - granules for kittens.Place the jars on a separate shelf, provide them with tabs, and place the next scoop to dispense servings.
6
If you bought a big bag of food reserve, otsypte part of a container or jar.Open the package tightly roll up, blocking the airway.Put it in a garbage bag, tie it and store in a closet or cabinet.Keep stocks in a dark and dry place - with excessive moisture on the pellets may appear mold.
Sources:
  • how to store food for cats
Helpful Hint
If desired, you can upgrade the device.Attach elastic to the cork of the bottle, and the window for the filling, cut the feed side, as is done at the bird feeders.This spring balance will hang evenly and without bias.Also to the bottom of the bottle can be glued or rail line and use it as the arrow pointer.
To remove the spring balance every time, suspend it in inconspicuous place.This may be, for example, the inner cabinet door.Gum will have changed periodically, as it tends to stretch.The instrument must be periodically verify.Re-calibrate the scale necessary and if changing the dosage or type of food.Better just to make a few scratches with appropriate signatures.