Why do we have the need to communicate with our smaller brethren? Who knows. But the fact remains, for thousands of years a number of us have neighbors. Sometimes it’s loyal friends and servants, benefactors and sometimes guards, sometimes amusing companion or interesting object of observation. Before you make them, I would like to know what they bring, what is useful and what troubles can trap the one who decided to settle in my home “roommate”.
Almost family members: Pets
Favorites rating – dogs. They lived near us for centuries. They were shepherds, guards, educators, hunters, and, in the end, just close friends. Over the years man and nature have brought dozens of breeds, each with their own talents, personality and appearance, its drawbacks. The choice of dogs is not a simple matter. To paraphrase a famous saying: “Tell me what kind of dog do you have, and I’ll tell you who you are”. Continue reading
Probably any parent familiar with the situation when a little son or daughter asks to get a dog. Often, young parents want to have a pet, but fear that it may harm the baby: animal may be aggressive. It also happens that the family wants to get a dog, but one of them is allergic to dog hair — an obvious obstacle. However, pondering whether to take a house pet, look at the situation from a positive side. First, it is useful for kid to learn how to treat animals. This experience will teach him responsibility and love. Secondly, we know that the love and affection that a dog shows to its owner, affects a person therapeutically. Finally, the issue of allergies is solved by the choice in favor of a hypoallergenic dog breed.
Making a choice, be guided by the representatives of those breeds that differ mentally stable, docile nature, friendliness and patience. It is also important to take into account what age your child is, what his character: calm. or a baby, on the contrary, the concertina. Here are some breeds that can be identified as suitable for families with small children.
“Bassethound” translates to English as “low hound”. This breed of hunting dogs originating from the UK. “Bastide” necropsia very mobile. For these dogs useful for long walks and games — it helps to satisfy their need to hunt, which by nature is present in their character. They are good-natured and sociable — good contact with people; not aggressive towards other dogs. Still this breed is distinguished by a natural stubbornness and curiosity.
Bassethound — short-haired dog, and therefore almost does not fade. “Bastide” does not exude a characteristic of many dogs of smell. If you decide to take Bassethound, you should be aware that this breed is prone to obesity, so feeding should be given special attention in the first place is to choose the right food, work out a feeding schedule and don’t overfeed your pet. Continue reading
The Guinea pigs are quite large rodents, which can weigh up to 1800 grams, and body length of thirty centimeters. They live from five to eight years. It is absolutely non-corrosive, low maintenance pet, deservedly took the place of Pets in many families.
Guinea pigs are short-haired and long-haired. As there is a rare breed Guinea pigs (Baldwin, Skinny). Same color variations – a great many.
Cage for Guinea pigs
To better contain pigs in cages made of metal, plastic, wood. Cage size should not be less than 60 to 40 centimeters.
Feeders and waterers better to put heavy (ceramic), or their well-fastened to avoid tipping. For grinding teeth put into the cage of branches of some fruit trees.
Filler for cells can be either granulated or ordinary sawdust. Granulated is preferable because they hold the smell better.
If the size of the cage allows, organize a pig toilet – put the litter. This will significantly simplify the care of the pet. The toilet to remove enough time in the day, and the cell can be one or two times a week.
Almost all rodents are afraid of overheating and drafts. The Guinea pig is no exception, so place the cage away from the batteries, direct sunlight and drafts. But coverage should be good.
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