Small Pet Costumes | Halloween

Cat in devil costume

With Halloween coming soon I bet there are some pet costumes you are thinking about. Having a dog or a cat makes costume choosing and making pretty easy. You can buy them in shops, online or make one.

I am going to try to help with costume ideas for turtles, parakeets and guinea pigs. Of course, I am not forgetting other small pets like dogs and cats.

Small pets I am usually recommending as good pets for small apartments, are not so eager to get involved in all that fuss. Still, it should not be stopping you from making them a part of your celebration anyway.

Turtle Costumes... More Like Tank Costumes

You can't put turtles in costumes but you can decorate their tanks. Maybe put a dark Halloween poster on the back of the tank. Just glue it to the tank with some duct tape and you are done.

You can also add a pumpkin or a skull decoration to the tank's bottom and your turtle will be all set to be a part of the Halloween.

Parakeets In Costumes?

I have heard of some ideas on how to put a parakeet in a costume but I do not like them. What ever you put on him, it will get in the way of his flying. And knowing how active they are, they might even get caught into the costume and get hurt.

So I would recommend decorating their cage instead. You can make anything out of it, a princess castle, a scary old house or decorate it with your favorite sport club's colors.

Guinea Pig Costumes

Guinea pigs are way easier to pretend to be something they are not. You can put costumes on them since a grown up guinea pig can be the size of a tiny dog. So you can even buy already made costumes for them.

You can make a guinea pig costume yourself. If you are not so handy with a sewing machine you can create simple costumes. So it won't be hard to make a costume for a Scarecrow, Dracula or a Little Red Riding Hood guinea pig.

For a scarecrow all you need to do is take a piece of raggy old t-shirt. Cut a piece big enough to cover your guinea pig from the neck down and make little straps to tie the piece to him.

It is better to make straps to tie around the legs then making one to put around the neck. That would be dangerous because your pet could strangle himself.

Attach a few tree leaves or hay straws and you got yourself a scarecrow guinea pig.

You can do basically the same to create a Dracula costume. The only difference would be making it out of a piece of black fabric and maybe attaching a red border.

Again, the same principle can be applied to make a Little Red Riding Hood guinea pig costume. Make it out of a red piece of fabric and attach an additional piece as a hood that will hang around.

If you are a handy person these costumes can look really great. They will not be uncomfortable for your pet as a purchased costume would be, since you will make it to fit your small pet.

Just keep in mind the freedom of movement and make the costume accordingly.

Additional tips:

make sure the costume is safe, it should not limit your pet's moves or be uncomfortable. It is important what fabric it is made of, it should be made with natural fabrics so it does not cause allergies. Try to choose a non flammable fabrics, with pets running around you never know what can happen.

Halloween Hats For Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pig Costumes For Halloween

Small Pet Costumes Shopping

For halloween or costume shopping, we suggest visiting Amazon.

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