Guinea pigs were domesticated in the 5th Millennium BC by tribes of the Andes of South America (modern-day southern Colombia. Ecuador. Peru and Bolivia ) for food. a few thousand years after the domestication of camelids in South America. The statue, Dating from the period from 500 BC to 500 ad, depict Guinea pigs have been found in archaeological digs in Peru and Ecuador. People of the Mochica culture worshipped Guinea pigs, and portrayed them in art. From the year 1200 until the Spanish conquest in 1532 was carried out breeding work. allowed to withdraw many breeds of Guinea pigs, some of which are basics for modern domestic Guinea pigs .
Body length of 25 to 35 cm depending on breed, the tail is absent, at thoroughbred hanging ears, broad muzzle. Adult male Guinea pig weighs 1000-1500 g, and the female is 800-1200 g. Natural coloring brownish-grayish, with a lighter belly. Displayed many breeds, differing in structure, length and coat color. Breeds of domesticated Guinea pigs are divided into groups: short-haired (selfies, crested, smooth), longhaired (Shelties. the texels, Peruvian, Merino, rosetted and others), wire-haired (the Abyssinians, American Teddy, Rex, and so etc), breed without wool and with the wool abolishionists(Baldwin, skinny). The body structure of domestic Guinea pigs is significantly different from the structure of the bodies of their wild counterparts more rounded shapes. Continue reading
This place is dispute of two directions – some prefer dwarf rabbits, new Zealand rabbits are considered large and are therefore more suitable for meat; others argue that decorative rabbits only as decoration – they are reclusive and unintelligent, and the most wonderful domestic rabbits in the world among all breeds namely new Zealand.
In the United States new Zealand rabbits are very common as Pets. However, there are more and more gaining popularity contain dwarf breed of rabbit, because they take up less space and eat less. The same owners who were not afraid to have a new Zealand rabbit not only no regrets, but admit that this is the best breed of rabbits. They have the same optimal temperament for keeping in the apartment, like the rabbit giants, but slightly smaller in both size and weight. Yes, new Zealand rabbits don’t like, unlike some breeds, plush toy, but they look like real rabbits and character of the new Zealanders (provided almost mandatory for any home with rabbit castration/sterilization) for the hosts at times better than dwarf breeds. New Zealand rabbits are considered so pleasant to talk to, how most a rabbit can do it. Karikouie breed is usually not particularly like to be in your arms and snuggle.
New Zealand rabbits are intelligent, smart, friendly, easy to learn, and even learn tricks. Although, of course, there are individual differences. They have a beautiful, pleasant to touch wool. However, she needs to care a little more than the coat of normalizovalsya other rabbits (it is because of the white color gets dirty more, so the hair may tangle). Continue reading
Many can not tolerate the kind of rats, considering them to be nasty and insolent animals! However, not all rats are the same, this article will focus on small decorative rats that deserve our attention. as they are quite cute and funny!
It is very unpretentious and comfortable pet, in addition they are able to understand his master very well and even keep in touch. They easily remember your name, have no peculiar smell, unlike other rodents, and I love affection and of course you can become a good friend to your younger child.
Of course in the contents of the rat are, of course, and their love to chew on everything, what little they seem appetizing, so do not leave them unattended. Also these rodents mark their territory, but they are not a large amount of fluid and most importantly no odor. Of course rats love affection and play, so don’t plan to atehortua, if you are not willing to give him care and affection, in a pinch, get two rats of the same sex that two of them had bored in your absence. when selecting an animal it is better to give preference to the one who calmly fit in your hand and curious to explore it and not hides nervously in a corner. The wool and skin must be the sheer, confident gait, auricle shiny and clean from the inside.He should not have any hardening or swelling, and breathing should be smooth and without wheezing. Continue reading
Any work (and the work in the office – especially) requires a positive discharge. Pleasant eating different kinds of sweets wrapped subsequently kilograms of excess weight, fermentation by sites that are not related to the workflow or solitaire can, to put it mildly, tightening, and for those who are “lucky” to work in the same room with the boss, and they are completely unavailable.
Animals for office is a lifeline. Animal watching relaxes and relieves tired, even at the end of the day. If the workflow came from a stupor, enough to pet, to cuddle, to “communicate” with the pet, and the solution that for so long were hiding somewhere, comes easily. A few minutes of this relaxation is able to increase efficiency even the laziest employee, and some can feel “at home”.
What animal to have in the office?
What animal is suitable for the office? Any Yes, like you and your colleagues, and which does not require any special care or conditions.
To decide what animal to have in the office . spend a small opinion poll among my colleagues. If you have a pet for the office suggested that the chief (and many business coaches often advise this), it is possible to solve, of course,him. But perhaps among colleagues there connoisseurs a rare species of monkeys or fans of snakes and spiders. Continue reading
For four-legged friends for the most part are not neat. In their natural habitat they only took baths in the rain or in bodies of water. However, you should periodically allowed to bathe, because it affects not only animal health but also human health. This is especially true of urban animals.
The most frequently bathing the dog needs. They outside more often and unlike cats are not as clean. If the rickets in dogs should seek immediate assistance from the vet. Cats, if they do not leave the apartment, and generally do not require bathing. Rodent bathe very rarely. If necessary, you can pour in a basin of water and dropped the animal.
As for parrots, most species love water and don’t like bathing, if you direct the shower over the edge of the cell. The main thing is not to scare the parrot, you need to wait until he’ll get used to it. It is important to understand that bathing for your Pets is prevention of occurrence of parasites, however, frequent bathing of the animal can lead to weakening of the natural protective properties of the skin and wool. After the walk it is enough to wash the paws and belly of the animal. It is better not to use shampoo.
If your four-legged friend much vypuskala or infestation you need to use special shampoos. Use “human” shampoos are not valid. Lately to combat the parasites appeared sprays and powder. They can help when there is no opportunity to redeem the animal. Continue reading