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Small Animals & Pets

Small Animal & Pet/Exotics projects provide opportunities for youth to develop responsibility, patience, and understanding by regularly caring for dogs, rabbits, cavies, poultry, and exotics (reptiles, rodents, etc.). In addition to feeding and caring for animals, 4-H members in Animal Science projects learn about agility and obedience training; and animal health, nutrition, and physiology. They also learn the important breeds of animals, their characteristics, uses, and how to identify them.

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