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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

Reptiles – Pets

Reptiles have become popular as Pets recently. The pursuit of these species of wild fauna have become popular. Fashion or really the desire to buy this kind, it is difficult to say. But the exotic, of course, they don’t take away some.

However, people very often when buying a reptile, don’t bother to study the rules on its care and maintenance. This gap must be filled, as there are a number of all kinds of nuances that everyone should know the owner of the reptiles.

Before purchasing a reptile, you need to know the fact that its content will cost you dearly. It requires additional knowledge and experience.

Reptiles include lizards, geanny, turtles, snakes, crocodiles. For all species necessarily need a cage, if an animal requires a large amount of water, it should be Aqua terrarium. The terrarium should be equipped with heaters, incandescent lamps, termocamini and much more. To feed reptiles need high-quality forage. Before purchasing a reptile in the pet store, you need to consult a veterinarian how to properly take care of it. Before buying please check the documents certifying the health of this species given to you. Help should contain information about the animal today. However, it is best to make sure of that and when unexposure reptiles. What to pay attention? Eyes – they should be free of swelling and scabs, mucous membrane should not contain red spots and visible sores. Normal color is shell – pink. Skin healthy reptiles clean, bright without damage. 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

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