Pocket Pets

small pocket petsCan you say cheese to a mouse? Pocket Pets include small animals of many types.

In Pet Pals, Level 1, learn to select a pet, identify its parts and how to handle it safely, provide the right kind of housing, feed it, and enjoy pet art. In Scurrying Ahead, Level 2, you will improve your planning and decision making skills by feeding and caring for your pet, observing its behavior, exhibiting it, and creating a story. Scaling the Heights, Level 3, takes you into pet genetics, reproduction, caring for newborns, starting a business, and learning about careers.

With the Pocket Pets Non-Animal project you can benefit from many aspects of an animal project without actually owning the animal.

Project Requirements 
  • Pocket Pets | pdf |
  • Non-Animal Pocket Pets | pdf |
Some counties may have additional requirements. Contact your 4-H leader or county extension office to learn more.

Member Materials
  • Pet Pals, Level 1*
  • Scurrying Ahead, Level 2*
  • Scaling the Heights, Level 3*
  • 4-H Animal Project Record Book | doc pdf
  • 4-H Involvement Report | docpdf |
  • 4-H Permanent Individual Animal Record for each project animal | doc pdf |
  • 4-H Project Record Book for Non Animal projects | doc | pdf |

Leader Materials
  • Pet Helper’s Guide*

 *Available through your county extension office.