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
In connection with the become frequent cases of attacks on humans by wild animals kept in captivity, member of the Public chamber of the Russian Federation, Deputy Chairman of the Central Council of all-Russian society of nature protection Bogdan Novarock sent a letter to the government of the Russian Federation with the request to develop regulations for the maintenance of wild and circus animals. As told “Izvestiya” in the government, this issue will be discussed at the meeting of the relevant agencies in July.
Letter OP member (“News”) was addressed to the Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin, who oversees the sphere of nature. The reason for the appeal was the tragedy that occurred at the recreation center in the Rostov region, where the bear is living in the living area, took five year old girl a hand. Novarock asked “to entrust to consider taking action on regulating the sanitary-veterinary and technical regulations for the safe keeping of wild and circus animals in captivity” to prevent such incidents.
According to the representative SNPS in Rossiiskie there are no rules, and the Federal law “On protection animals from brutal treatment” affects only a small part of the problem.
— Today anyone can buy a bear to put on the chain and fencing mesh netting, — explained Bogdan Novarock. — No this person will not be able to apply any measures of influence, because elementary there are no standards, no norms of sale and purchase of animals. I think we need to start from the beginning — with the adoption of the new Federal law, and already on its basis to develop the rules of keeping of wild and circus animals in captivity. It was made by us authorities last year in the public consultation, OP. Accordingly, we gave examples of high-profile events — the tragic cases that with some frequency again. Continue reading
In the life of 37-year-old teacher of Latin American dances Jack Heathcote one, but a very big passion. He “fell ill” with aquariums nearly three decades ago, when 9-year-old boy visited the aquarium in Blackpool.
A couple of years ago, Jack bought a 5 bedroom house in Nottingham and he built in the basement of the largest in the UK home aquarium. The aquarium is right under the living room and has the same size as the room: 3.75 x 3.8 meters and a height of 2.1 meter. Three walls are the walls of the Foundation of the house, and the fourth, made of very strong glass, serves as a viewing window through which you can admire the underwater world of Jack Hickok.
All of them, as the selection, inhabitants of tropical seas and rivers. In the pool Jack prehosted two catfish, three 60-inch PACU, a few pangasius, the pale tussock is very harmful, two alligatorfish pike, 8 huge manta rays and two turtles decoratig. In the very near future he is going to buy two silver arowan considered the most, perhaps, a beautiful aquarium fish.
Underwater world – this is the world Jack Hickok. He lives alone, he does not even have TV. Jack replaced his exotic fish, which he is ready to watch for hours.
Fish needs careful care. Approximately, every two weeks, Jack puts on a mask and fins and down through the hatch in the floor of the living room, makes cleaning in the pool. Since feeding problems – he feeds them every 2-3 days. The hardest to change, cityvarsity pool water. Of course, Jack doesn’t change all of 22 thousand liters of water, which holds the aquarium, because it will take even with its special high-pressure hose is not less than a day, but in parts. Continue reading