The most unusual Pets
A unique pet you can have, if the house is child-preschooler?
On may 23, the world celebrates world turtle day. It is an environmental holiday that is intended to attract the attention of people in the world to the problems of endangered species, particularly sea turtles. And for us it is also a good occasion to discuss whether in response to requests from the child about a pet instead of a cat or dog to have a reptile, amphibian, mollusk, or more unusual animal?
Unusual pet in the family appears for a variety of reasons. For example, the baby or someone from adult members of the family may be allergic to wool, what cats, dogs, hamsters and Guinea pigs are not suitable as nearest neighbors. Others think that amphibians or similar require less care and trouble than, for example, a dog. Some are afraid to get too attached to a pet and think, what if something happens sad to lose a cold snail baby will not hurt so much, like a warm living cat. Finally, someone just heartily like frogs, newts, or turtles. That’s an unusual pet you can have, if the house is child-preschooler?
Turtle. These animals are terrestrial and aquatic, respectively, at home they should live in the cage with the lamp or in the aquarium. They can’t feed homemade food, it means that you always pricesantibiotics about natural nutrition. Choosing a turtle in the house where there is a child, you need to be attentive to the species of animal: there are aggressive carnivorous turtles that bite. The child is more suitable peaceful herbivorous creature, accustomed to the hands. The obvious advantages of such an animal in the house: the turtle is absolutely not a commonly allergenic, almost no risk of becoming infected from her Salmonella or worms. The turtle lives at least 40 years, if you regularly show pet vet and will take care of it, it will live in your family for a very long time, and the child will not have to endure heavy losses. In setting up a turtle cons: it cannot too often be taken on hands, handling it requires caution (as with any other animal), it can not, like a dog to escape in response to a careless motion, so that communication with the child must be under the supervision of an adult. The turtle is not very likely to amaze owners with their behavior: she’s not smiling, not waving tail, but only stolid crawling around a terrarium or eating. For this reason, she can get bored pretty quickly of the child and to become mother’s burden.
Snail-Achatina. Another popular pet is a huge snail-Achatina. This is the largest snail that may in adulthood be placed on a man’s palm. These animals are unpretentious, caring for them is simple, but they are quite fragile. This means that the smallest members of the family cannot be left alone with the snails. The advantages of such animals in the house: the snail lives in a plastic terrarium, which can serve as a child and still touch the box, i.e., one of the educational spaces in the house. Equipment terrarium for snails and care is a whole separate game that develops vision, motor skills and perseverance. The snail is not commonly allergenic and is not contagious. This animal may become for the child a model of a healthy diet, because is happy to eat vegetables, fruits, in addition, it will be a great eco-friendly cleaner in the house, finishing their food scraps and even old Newspapers. Snails can be played, for example, Achatina love to swim, and all kids love playing with water, so that the kid can under adult supervision, carefully wash them under running water. By the way, the owners of the snails is not attached to the house, as the owners of furry Pets, and can safely leave the cottage or on vacation: snails do not die of starvation and will not wither, and quite naturally will go dormant. Cons in the near vicinity snails Achatina are also. Snails tend to lay eggs in your terrarium, if you don’t track them regularly not clean, your house will be overrun by the crowds of tiny uletat. Snails secrete mucus that many people are not very nice, and the kid, clutching a snail, can forget to wash hands and to “decorate” this slime all the items in the house. In addition, despite its simplicity, they put forward some specific requirements for their owners, for example, regularly they should be fed with calcium.
Triton. Sellers of pet stores note that increasingly as Pets choose of amphibians, including newts. The content of Triton is similar to the content of aquarium fish: these animals do not take in hands and not play with them. But for a long time to observe, because they are extremely active in the water and on land. The pros in the content of Triton: this is a safe an animal that is not running around the apartment and not in the hands of the baby, so do not worry due to the fact that he accidentally hurt the animal or hurt yourself. The child may take quite a while to observe his motions, and during this time the mother can have time to do his business, feed him cereal or dress in the robe. Like any other animal, it has a cognitive value, it can be used to study the natural world with a toddler. Cons in the situation “amphibian in the house” too much: newts are sensitive to water temperature. They live both on land and in water, so the aquarium must be large and it will have to be combined with the additional island. This family friend need live food, like worms and larvae, which regularly have to go to the pet store. Newts are incredibly nimble, so the owners have to regularly ensure that the aquarium was tightly closed and its residents have not escaped.