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 researchers argue that the domestication of wild animals began with the wolf. Then we went to goats, pigs, cows, cats, chickens… All of these actions occurred thousands of years ago, and all animals gained not so much – no more than fifty animals. Recently, however, began to appear unusual hybrids that settle in our apartments.
Peculiarities of the national lesovodstvo
Some people find it disturbing. Not that much – in the end, from the Mercantile point of view, so to speak, for food and other things, to tame something and not someone. But if for the sake of entertainment, why not try it? And the first animals domesticated in our time and just for fun, turned out to be a Fox.
Yes, Heather, forest minx managed to tame, to domesticate. That is, to breed, which initially recognizes the person as a friend.
Epic domestication of foxes began in the USSR in Novosibirsk in the late 1950s and continues (already breeding ready, so to say, converts human friends) to this day in the Institute of Cytology and Genetics of a name of academician D. K. Belyaev. Based on Fox, but now there are “classic” red. They say that the domesticated foxes you can even to tray to tame, and such a smell from them, as from the wild. 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