It's baaaaaack! Halloweentime has arrived. And thoughts of cute, silly and crafty costumes are not far behind. If your small animal pet does not mind being dressed in a hat, cape or other nonbinding costume long enough for you to snap a photo, enter now to show off your pet's costume!
For pets that do object to any form of dress-up, a nice portrait-shot of him or her that has a costume added afterward with photo software also works.
If your pet is an explorer type and would voluntarily stick his or her head through a hole in a piece of paper or cardboard, you have another option. Just draw a costume on the paper or cardboard around a hole that will let your pet stick his or her head through it.
For any costume idea, always keep safety in mind and never force your pet to do something. Never leave your pet in a costume for longer than a few minutes and always be watching when your pet is in costume.
What costumed critters will enter? Could it be a hippo hamster, a green bean guinea pig, a racer rabbit, a fairy ferret,a robot rat, a cheesehead chinchilla, a harp-playing hedgehog, a ghostly gerbil, a monk mouse or a sweetheart sugar glider? Only you know.
The contest runs through October 31, 2013. Your first entry earns you 250 Club Critter points (be sure you sign in to your Club Critter account before uploading your photo to earn the points). Club Critter points can be used to purchase items in the Avatar shop or redeem items from the rewards catalog.
Editors will select one winner after the contest ends. The winner of the contest receives 1,000 Club Critter points and the 2013 issue of Rabbits USA magazine, plus a SmallAnimalChannel noisemaker. Two runners-up will also receive a SmallAnimalChannel noisemaker.
The Halloween Costume Contest 2013 is open to small animal pets only (guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, etc.). If you have a dog, cat, bird, reptile, fish or horse, be sure to check out our sister sites (click on the link) for information about those species and to check for contests.