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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

Pets on stamps

The U.S. postal service (USPS) will release a series of stamps with Pets. A booklet entitled Pets will immortalize 20 of the most popular animals, birds, fish and reptiles living in American homes and apartments.

The production of the booklet was preceded by extensive research on the subject, what kind of “smaller brothers” give preference to residents of the USA. Let us dwell on each animal that had the honor to get on a postage stamp.

Puppies – stamp the puppy symbolizes the centuries-long attachment to the American dogs. Many families take home puppies that grow up with children, and eventually become full-fledged members of the family.

Betta Fish is one of the most popular aquarium fish in North America, with a graceful tail and fins, exotic coloring. These fish generally are imported to the U.S. from Asia, and then multiply under the control of the most experienced ichthyologists.

Iguanas – Mexican lizard, which is the ancient symbol for the entire continent. These reptiles were considered sacred creatures. The Indians were convinced that they bring good luck and help to win over the enemies.

Hamsters – hamsters Americans love and are trying to create for them the best living conditions. If the Soviet hamsters lived in a three-liter steklyannaya, American brothers built palaces with numerous rooms and passageways. Continue reading

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