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Guinea pigs

Flanks inflated, stomach hard to the touch. The animal becomes depressed. Leads to a decrease or lack of appetite, weight loss.

In some critical situations may be accompanied by salivation, gnashing of teeth.

Heavy breathing, shortness of breath, bulging eyes.

Heart palpitations, breathing.

In the worst case of gas pockets reach the diaphragm and compress vital organs: a Guinea pig can die from suffocation or cardiac arrest.

Bloating can cause sharp changes in the diet, some foods – cabbage, beans, onion plants, sweet fruits, fresh grass in untrained animals. The lack of hay, feeding dry food. Rotten, frozen food.

Excess moisture on an already-washed vegetables and greens, if a Guinea pig is not used to wet food.

It can also be due to diseases of the teeth, occlusion, bowel obstruction and other digestive problems.

Lack of physical activity or overweight. Guinea pigs need a constant walking to keep the intestines in good shape. Movement – the best prevention of blisters.

Yeast fungus in the gut (athlete’s foot). Continue reading

Exotic Pets

It is perhaps no surprise the cat, freely located on the boss’s couch, or a dog, with joyful barking and running out into the hallway. But in recent years more and more often in the homes of our countrymen appear exotic Pets that came from different countries of the world. This can be a ferret or Achatina, iguana or tarantula, chinchilla or opossum. About the last representative of the exotic animals we will tell you today.

Sugar possum: General information

These adorable miniature animals live in the Eastern and Northern parts of Australia, in Tasmania, on the Islands of the Bismarck archipelago, in New Guinea. Most of the time the flying squirrel (often called possum) holds in trees and rarely descends to earth. Most often they are found in eucalyptus forests. It should be noted that sugar possum is a creature, it is easy to adapt to new conditions, and therefore currently it can be found in any forest where there is the necessary forage base. That’s why these cute animals until extinction.

Possum is active at night. Feeds on the sweet SAP of Acacias and certain eucalyptus, nectar, and fruits of other trees. Insects, small vertebrates and invertebrates (protein food) play an important role in the diet of these simpaticissimo.

In case of shortage of feed (during the winter) the possum falls into a state that can be compared with lethargy. They can be utilized up to 23 hours a day.

The flying squirrel is a social animal. They live in families in which there are up to seven males. The whole family, including adults, but have not yet left the parents of the pups lives in the same nest and divides one territory – about one hundred acres. The chief in the group – the alpha male. Continue reading

Shooting allowed

Who for us are our Pets? Our family members, companions, with whom you can chat, play and simply be love, in return for the warm meeting and devotion. No wonder four-legged friends have long been immortalized in stone, in literary works, on canvas. And now for Pictures! We present you some simple steps that will help to capture the “smaller brother” at its best.

Born in the city of Klimovsk of the Moscow region. Got 2 higher educations (technical and economic). Until recently, worked in a Bank. Photography is more of a hobby, gradually develops into something more. I hope to completely immerse yourself in this wonderful world.

Camera: the Main workhorse Canon EOS 40d Lenses: Canon 24-105 4L, Canon 70-200 4L, Canon 50 1.2 L Accessories: Tripod almost do not use, filters are primarily protective, a backpack to TAMRAC equipment. Programs: Adobe Bridge, Photoshop CS4, Google Picasa3. A set of pulsed light Raylab sprint Kev-300 SS kit, backgrounds Raylab.

Who for us are our Pets? Our family members, companions, with whom you can chat, play and simply be love, in return for the warm meeting and devotion. No wonder four-legged friends it has long been uvekovechivaniju stone, in literary works, on canvas. And now for Pictures! Here are some simple steps that will help you capture the “smaller brother” at its best.

1. Establish contact with four-legged

It all starts with an introduction to pet and its owner. During the first 10-15 minutes we are animals “connect”, get used to each other, sometimes play. I asked the owner about the nature of dogs, their habits, Hobbies – all that while shooting will help to reflect her personality. I always have various treats, thanks to which is easier to get the trust and goodwill of “models”. Adjusted contact is the Foundation of successful shooting. Continue reading

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