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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

15 comely animals dangerous to humans

Outwardly they may look cute and innocent, but many, even the most touching creations of nature can prove deadly. As a reminder about this important point, we offer you to visit our gallery of the 15 most attractive and cute animals in the world, can cause serious and sometimes fatal harm.

There are few fish that look more attractive than a fun round Blowfish, but do not let that mislead you. This bloated fish is the second most poisonous vertebrate on the planet. Fishermen are recommended to use thick gloves to avoid poisoning and the risk of a bite during the removal of the hook. The puffer fish toxin that has no antidote, kills by paralysis of the diaphragm, causing suffocation.

This animal may resemble a harmless, big-eyed toy, but really thick Laurie is the world’s only poisonous mammals. The thin nature makes them a popular subject of animal trade on the black market, but you should know about the venom of these animals, which is secreted from glands located on the elbows. In the event of an emergency, Laurie gaining the poison in his mouth and smachiwausa saliva. In addition, the animal licking its fur to ward off predators. The venom can cause death due to anaphylactic shock.

Don’t let that cartoonish grin fool you, moose are among the most dangerous animals in the world that regularly face people. They prefer to leave humans alone, but we know that in a state of anxiety or danger, these animals respond with great aggression. Every year, they attack more people than bears, and in the case of the protection of young moose have a particular fury.

They may look like a developed version of your pet, but do not forget that in the menu of almost all the big and wild cats of the world is human flesh. For example, the Cougars can be a threat to lone travelers and small children. But all the big cats of the world, including tigers, lions, jaguars, leopards and cheetahs, can threaten human life in the event of incorrect handling. You should know that only a small percentage of big cats in captivity, are living in accredited zoos. Continue reading

5 banned dog breeds

Worldwide there are thousands of different breeds of dogs. One of the oldest breeds is the Afghan sheep dog, the breed, apparently, existed a couple thousand years ago. Over the millennia the neighbourhood of man and dogs have been bred for thousands of different breeds of dogs, which include dogs shepherds dogs dogs dogs and other guards. Now some of the breed are considered dangerous, and in most countries, these breeds banned. Let’s see who we have here among the forbidden.

This breed is not just so-called. She was bred in Argentina in 1928. To obtain a representative of this breed were crossed several breeds, including the Irish wolfhound (and this is truly a giant dog). The breed was not created for combat, and for hunting mountain lions. Can you imagine the power of the representatives of this breed, to be able to compete against the lion. But these dogs are quite aggressive, they were used as fighting. Now Dogo Argentino is banned in many countries, including Australia, New Zealand and Portugal.

The breed was developed in the Spanish Canary Islands, it was a side branch from mastiffs. These dogs are often used as fight, and in 2001 two dogs of this breed killed 33-lateholocene. They killed it not somewhere, but right in the lobby of a building in San Francisco. Since then the breed has been banned in many countries, including Australia and New Zealand.

Peaceful in appearance the dog has a high degree of relationship with the Mastiff, and it was called the “Brazilian Mastiff”. The Fila Brasiliero breed was created for hunting jaguars, so these dogs are very strong and aggressive, weak because the dog would not be able to hunt such a dangerous opponent. Aggressive Fila Brasiliero became a legend, these dogs are sometimes afraid of even their owners. Now the breed is banned in the UK and some other countries. Continue reading

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