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 need to transport pet transport can arise for the owners of almost any animal regardless of its size, whether it is a pet rat, a parrot, a kitten or a St. Bernard. The journey into the composition of the entire family, including with his beloved dog or cat, the need to take animal to vet, participation in exhibitions, for a long period of moving to another city or country would require the owners of mandatory performance requirements that include both in Russia and abroad.
On the train to Russia
Transport of animals by train in Russia is governed by new rules established by Russian Railways from February 2015. Small animal, whose weight does not exceed 20 kg (dogs, decorative rodents, cats, birds and other Pets, are not included in the Red book) can be transported in the train absolutely any category. When it comes to a long distance train, the ticket will have to buy in the first class (excluding sleeping cars and luxury cars). The weight of such animals will not be added to the weight belonging to the passenger-owner of the animal hand Luggage. Animals in the train must be placed in containers, cages, boxes, baskets, whose size will allow them the freedom to sleep in places for hand baggage. On each ticket for a passenger is allowed only one seat for the transport of animals,each piece may have no more than two small animals. When boarding the train will need: 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