Pocket Pets helps you learn about small hand pets and how to care for them. This is an excellent beginning project, especially if you are a younger member who wants to learn what it’s like to care for an animal. You will develop important life skills and practical skills through hands-on activities that will teach you about your pet’s needs. Pets included in these materials are ferrets, snakes and turtles, hamsters, gerbils, mice, fish, frogs and toads, lizards, birds, guinea pigs and others.

Pet, Level 1

This project will help you learn about different kinds of pets, costs to raise them and how to care for them. You’ll also be learning about yourself, too. You’ll learn how to communicate effectively with others, how to make good decisions, how to be responsible and how to plan and organize.

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

You must complete at least seven activities and three learning experiences each year to complete this project. It may take up to three years to complete the project.

MATERIALS

M Pet Pals, BU6359, $6.00
L Pet Helper’s Guide, BU6362, $6.00

Pet, Level 2

Level 2 will help you expand your knowledge of pets and improve your life skills. Some of the things you’ll learn about include an animal’s digestive system, pet breeding, nutritional requirements for pets, comparison shopping, signs of good animal health and how pets communicate.

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

You must complete at least seven activities and five learning experiences each year to complete this project. It may take up to three years to complete the project.

MATERIALS

M Scurrying Ahead, BU6360, $6.00
L Pet Helper’s Guide, BU6362, $6.00

Pet, Level 3

This project provides you with several opportunities to develop your leadership and communication skills as you strive to complete Level 3 of the achievement program. You’ll also find activities to help you develop a business, explore careers and teach others. You’ll learn about genetics, how to start your own business, the pet industry, explore animal welfare issues, think environmentally, investigate “pet” sayings and learn about pet diseases.

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

You must complete at least seven activities and five learning experiences each year to complete this project. It may take up to three years to complete the project.

MATERIALS

M Scaling the Heights, BU6361, $6.00
L Pet Helper’s Guide, BU6362, $6.00

ADDITIONAL PROJECT MATERIALS

S Pocket Pets Resource Handbook, 4H220R, $12.50
Pocket Pets Independent Study
Pet Helper’s Guide, BU6362, $6.00 Find many fun and engaging group games and activities to further expand the pet project experience for youth.