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
But did you know that today there are over 300 breeds of cats, each of which has its own unique appearance, color, coat length, personality?
Saw luxurious fluffy Persian cat, and now imagine that there is the same miracle, but only hair he has curly, almost like a llama. This breed is called “Bohemian Rex” is a gentle and docile cat. According to preliminary data, this breed was developed in Czechoslovakia in 1989.
Another of the rare breeds of curly – “German Rex” – originates from a kitten with curly hair, who was born in Germany in 1930. First cat “German Rex” was presented at the exhibition in Berlin in 1970, and finally recognized as a breed in 1983 FIFE. They quickly become accustomed to owner, good with kids and Pets, easily trained.
Recently bred species of “Ojos Azules” (translated from Spanish – “blue eyes”). Its origin is from cat tortoiseshell with bright blue eyes.
In 1995 in the USA was bred another breed – “highland lynx cat”. Characteristic features are rounded and slightly curled back ears, fur between the toes and “leopard” color. Representatives of this breed have spokoynyy nature, get along well with other Pets. Currently the breed is listed in the register of rare and exotic species. Continue reading
The study of intellectual abilities of four-legged clever British scientists have established “vocabulary” of the average dog – 165 human words. That is, according to its development normal dog thinks at the level of two-year-old.
More “erudite” to remember is to understand up to 250 words and in arithmetic are catching up with three – four kids. And social development, they reach the level of the average teenager.
In the ranking of the most intelligent breeds in the top three behind border collies, poodles and German shepherds. Behind them, Golden retrievers, Dobermans, Shelties and Labradors. But hunting breed specific intellectual abilities are not whipped.
This genius dog was recognized as 6-year-old border collie by the name of Chaser. For three years of enhanced daily workouts (it worked for 4-5 hours without days off), Chaser have learned to recognize the names of more than a thousand different items! It can find in a pile of soft toys that requests people. Only once the dog can be found among the hundreds of items at least 18 out of 20 friends to her voice.
The main goal of researchers was to find out whether the dog’s limit on the number of words that she can understand. Can dogs recognize the names of objects, not just the commands associated with the object, such as “take”.
It turned out that Chaser can not only recognize objects, but to find them among superficially similar. Moreover, the dog can isolate subjects on a number of grounds, for example, in the form of (what are beginning to be accustomed for children under three years). Continue reading