The first Maine Coon appeared in the U.S. in Maine. Hence arose the name of the breed “Maine Coon”. The first representatives of the breed were color – “tabby” or the nickname “raccoon”.
Of all domestic cats, this breed is the largest. The male can weigh up to 17 pounds and females up to 7 pounds. Perhaps among them there are Pets and larger sizes, but in most cases it is the excess weight.
Wool Maine Coon medium, unlike other felids (e.g. Siberian) they should not often be brushed. But forget about combing is not necessary. If we talk about
the breed standards, we can emphasize the following points:
weight (varies from 6 kg to 12 kg on average);
the body is large, sprawling and well-muscled;
semi-long hair, paws with tufts of hair between the pads of the fingers;
large ears with brushes (often compared to the ears of a lynx);
large eyes different shades: Golden, yellow, or green;
recognized colors are red marble tabby, black and other. Not accepted are: chocolate, brown, lilac, fawn or any other color visually. Continue reading
The major representatives of the rats among many ornamental species. They quickly become Pets and you get attached to the host. And here’s a giant wild rats to humans should be wary.
Large domestic rats
Rats can be some of the most popular Pets. Decorative rat different from its wild tribesmen, they quickly become attached to owner, very understanding and accurate. To contain the rat is much easier than, for example, a dog. However, many feel a distaste and even disgust towards them.
Among domesticated rats, the most common is the appearance of brown rats. The weight of one such specimen varies from four hundred to six hundred grams. There are instances, weighing nine hundred grams. Usually the males exceed the females in size. Length brown rats from sixteen to twenty-seven centimeters. Unfortunately, the life expectancy of rats is about two years. In rare cases, a rat may live three years. Each owner of decorative rats quickly attached to her, so the loss of a “friend” after just two or three years is highly frustrating all the lovers of these Pets. Continue reading
Many of us dream of having any other domestic animals, but I don’t know what pet to choose, how to care and how much is it? That’s about it here and will be discussed. But let’s start with the most common: kittens and puppies.
Kittens. We walked past a little kitten, pretty lament, “What a small, defenseless,…”. If you decide to buy a kitten (or just bring from outside), do not hurry to rejoice. Undoubtedly, this is a cute, playful creature will bring you much joy and pleasant moments, but also to care for the pet no less. First, you have to accustom him to the toilet, otherwise get rid of unpleasant smells in the apartment is not easy. You will also need to build a place for “sharpening claws”, or for many years the furniture will quickly come into disrepair, although you can just trim the claws and forget about this problem. Don’t forget about the stern. If you “give us a leg up on kitten whiskas or kitekat, etc. then eat something else your pet will be gone. Also cats are very prone to shedding, which will affect your clothing.
With puppies fared about the same, only hanging out with them more often (two to three times a day) and periodically buy cleaning the oral cavity to the teeth of your pet always stay healthy. And passing by the nursery sauterelle French Bouvier you will want to buy a puppy. Continue reading