Guinea pig is a furry rodent that comes from the Andes mountains in South America. Earlier ancestors of these animals were used as food by local native American tribes. Modern Guinea pig is considered a subspecies of the Andes Guinea pig and therefore cannot be found in the wild. Guinea pig is a small, furry herbivore that rarely grows more than 30 cm in length. In the conditions of detention in captivity Guinea pigs can live to around 6 or 7 years. Wild Guinea pigs, probably lived about 3 or 4 years. All over the world Guinea pigs are bred as Pets.
Well if uhajivat for a Guinea pig and give it the right amount of time and energy, this animal can be a real faithful friend of man. They require a lot of effort and they are not easy to take care of, but these Pets is worth the effort. Guinea pigs communicate with each other with high shrill sounds and bleeps. These animals have one common feature – they are not able to accurately estimate height and distance, and consequently, you should never leave them on a bed or table without supervision. Guinea pigs, as scientists believe, have been domesticated and used by South American tribes as a food source for already 5 thousand years BC. Guinea pigs are also often izobrazheniyu of art, the way zapechatlen in statues created during the ancient civilizations of Peru. Continue reading
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