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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

Tortoises: how to maintain them and to feed

These reptiles love to move and can live up to 30 years.

Turtles as Pets are endowed with many positive qualities: they have virtually no smell and noise; they are not carriers of dangerous man diseases, care of land turtles (as well as many other reptiles) is simple and requires everyday worries. With proper care, animal will live in your house for decades.

Beginners most often contain steppe (also known as Central Asian) turtles. From his other land congeners they are distinguished by low rounded carapace yellowish-brown with indistinct dark spots. A regular sized turtles do not exceed 20 cm.

In the wild tortoises are active during the day, morning and evening, as day and night hiding in secluded places like under bushes and tree roots, in burrows that they dig themselves or “borrow” in rodents.

And in the annual cycle in these animals and provide a further two period of dormancy: summer and winter. Summer hibernating saves the animal from lack of feed and overheating. Because at this time his dwelling place mercilessly burning

by the sun. Well, in winter it’s still cold hide. In the comfortable conditions of home detention that rhythm can easily be disrupted.So don’t worry if the turtle shows good spirit and good appetite instead of subside. In General, the steppe tortoises tolerate slavery, quickly get used to the place and time of feeding.

CONTENT. One of the mistakes beginners — turtle allowed to live on the floor of the room. To do so is to expose the reptile to the risk of colds, infections, injuries. Remember — the tortoise should live in a terrarium! Continue reading

Pets Saami

In Lapland, as domestic cattle do not use horses, because they are absolutely meaningless to life in the climatic conditions of the area. If we talk about other animals – large horned and small cattle, occasionally the Sami people are buying goats, cows or sheep on the warm summer season in order to consume their milk. In winter, they have to cut into the meat and fur, because to feed the cattle and care for him very problematic.

Traditionally, important for the residents of the Lapland animals, which are not found outside the country are the reindeer “rangiferi”. It’s a Latin name of a deer appeared from the Swedish word “rengi”, “rangi”, which are often on a par with say “rheen” to understand what people are saying about Northern reindeer. The word rangi or raengi not of Sami origin, as the reindeer-means is called “Herki” or “Puatze”.

The main difference between reindeer can is that on his head instead of two, is three horns. I mean of course not that the third horn growing out of my head, no. This is the offshoot that grows from the horns. It happens that the horns in the deer – four. That is, from kathipara grows forward through the process. This characteristic reindeer and one of the main differences it from others.

On the horns of a reindeer is down, this becomes especially noticeable in the time of their shifts. In addition, the reindeer is distinguished by the fact that his legs are much shorter than the average deer and a little thicker. We can say that the feet of a deer similar to mad cow. Hooves they also round and split in two, as can be seen in bulls.

The color of the reindeer differs from the usual, mostly it is grey with an ashy shade. White spots are on the sides, on the withers and belly of the animal. At the bottom of the neck reindeer grow long enough hair, as can be seen, for example, a goat. But it cannot be called ruminants, like deer – artiodactyls. These are wild animals, live in herds, and still they can be found in the woods or on the field of Lapland. Tamed offspring could be called Pets, they are docile, kind and obedient. Lapland they quietly and peacefully grazing on pasture in large herds. Continue reading

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