If you have read Harry Potter novels, you know that magical creatures need to be cared for as well as non-magical animals. But how to care for a unicorn? Do unicorns need to be cared for in the first place?
These are the 5 heartwarming tips for unicorn care.
Do Unicorns Need Humans as Caretakers?
You can’t keep unicorns as pets. They are highly intelligent and independent creatures, and you can not own a unicorn.
Unicorns are good at taking care of themselves, but there are certain things humans can do to improve unicorns’ well-being. I guess you could call that unicorn care.
How to Care for a Unicorn?
You should absolutely not build a stable for a unicorn. The first thing you should know is, that unicorns never want to be locked up. You should not lock up a unicorn in a stable, in a house, or in a fence.
Unicorns need to be able to come and go as they want. They need their freedom and access to sunlight, and as I said, you can never own a unicorn.
However, you can build a shelter for a unicorn, as long as it doesn’t have a locked door. Unicorns appreciate a shelter against harsh weather, but please only build an open shelter for them!
What Kind of Food Should Humans Serve Unicorns?
It is not necessary to feed unicorns, because they are good at finding food, and they don’t even need to eat, actually. Unicorns get energy directly from sunlight through their horns. That is also why you should not lock up a unicorn; they need free access to sunlight.
But unicorns do like tasty treats, and they rather enjoy eating, so they appreciate it if you give them something yummy.
Just keep in mind, that you should only give unicorns clean food. If the food is spoiled at all, unicorns get sick easily. If you are not completely sure about the quality of the food, it is better not to give a unicorn anything.
Fruits, like apples and watermelons, are always a safe choice of food for a unicorn. Most unicorns have a sweet tooth, so if you give them some sweets, most of them will happily eat them.
Please do not give unicorns too many sweets, though. They have no self-control at all when it comes to sweets. They usually end up eating too much.
You need to know how to care for a unicorn the right way, and that is especially important when it comes to feeding unicorns. If you want to know more about unicorns’ diet, I recommend the post on unicorns’ eating habits.
How About Unicorn Hair Care?
Unicorns don´t need grooming because they stay magically clean. However, unicorns do enjoy grooming. They find it soothing when their coats are brushed and their manes and tails are combed.
There is something you should know, though. For some reason, many humans seem to associate unicorns with glitter. Humans don’t always know how to care for a unicorn the right way, and a common mistake they make is to decorate their unicorn friend with glitter!
Please do not decorate your unicorn´s mane, tail, or coat with glitter! The glitter sold in craft stores is made of plastic, and unicorns don’t like that. Unicorns enjoy natural things, not things made of plastic, like glitter.
I think unicorns’ hair and tail are pretty enough without any decoration, what do you think? If you want to, and your unicorn friend agrees, you can decorate a unicorn’s mane or tail with something natural, like flowers. But please, no glitter!
Unicorns Do Like to Keep Pretty, Though, Am I Right?
Unicorns are beautiful, and they know that too. Sometimes, unicorns are even too aware of their own beauty. This brings me to another thing I should warn you about. As pretty as your unicorn friend is, don’t give them a mirror!
Here´s the thing: Unicorns can get so drawn to their own reflection, that they get stuck in front of a mirror. Unicorns have been known to stand in one place for centuries, staring at their own reflection.
Do Unicorns Get Sick at All? How To Care for a Sick Unicorn?
Unicorns rarely get sick, but it can happen. You should pay attention to a unicorn’s mane and tail; they should look shiny and healthy. If a unicorn’s mane or tail gets thin and dull, the unicorn is probably sick.
If a unicorn gets very tired and loses its energy, this is a strong indicator you have a sick unicorn. It is not normal at all for unicorns to be lethargic.
Like I mentioned before, spoiled food can make unicorns sick, so watch out. Make sure your unicorn friend has been exposed to enough sunlight. Moonlight can cheer them up too, but sunlight is their main source of energy, and it helps them regain their health.
You should not take a sick unicorn to see a vet! Vets don’t know how to care for a unicorn. And like I mentioned, unicorns only like natural things. Unicorns can not take any drugs that vets prescribe for horses. Those drugs would only make them worse.
5 Essential Tips for Unicorn Care
This is all you need to know about basic unicorn care.
- Build an open shelter for your unicorn.
- Only give unicorns clean food.
- Brush your unicorn’s mane and tail.
- Don’t give a unicorn a mirror.
- Give a sick unicorn sunlight, moonlight and clean food.
What is your opinion on how to care for a unicorn? Do you have any additional tips to share? Please let us know in the comment section below!