Guinea pigs. Were originally introduced as a delicacy, but quickly become beloved Pets. Now there are many varieties of this species. In addition to the standard white-red smooth coat is long-haired, female, Teddy, skinny(hairless), a Cornish variety of colors and shades. Size from 500 g to 1500 G. the life of an average of about 7-8 years, but can live up to 13-14 years old and. Animals are extremely sensitive, often nervous. But a careful and caring attitude, most often, manage to establish a strong contact with the pet. They will recognize that, like a variety of music, dance, sing often, easy to get along with any animals that are not aggressive. Feeding Guinea pigs should be twice a day — morning and evening, and always at certain hours. Pregnant females are fed 3-4 times a day, Food should be given in sufficient quantity, because little animals can not tolerate even short-term starvation. To maintain the health of Guinea pigs should eat his litter. The number of droppings we eat are very different. Young Guinea pigs eat droppings of the mother, and thus they formed the intestinal flora. It is not recommended to drastically change my eating regime, to the new food should move gradually. In the diet must be hay in sufficient quantity. The sale is a good mixture for feeding Guinea pigs, but it must be ensured that the animal had eaten all or practicesthis feed in the trough, and did not choose the snacks and waited for the next rotation of the bowl. Must always be clean water, are replaced at least 1 time in 2 days. Overeating can cause severe indigestion. Continue reading
What kind of pet does not make noise, not stomping, not the sofa pulls, does not bite, does not fade, makes no sound, unpretentious in food and pretty funny looks? Her eyes are on sticks, and the house she wears on her back. It is a snail. The easiest in life kind of snail is the African snail Achatina.
They look very funny – the eyes are elongated, the neck is long, no nose, no ears, and across her mouth. They have no “boys” or “girls”, these snails are hermaphrodites, which means they have characteristics of both genders. When it comes time to breed, the “mother” becomes the snail, which is older and larger. If they are the same size, then both the snails can become and mom, and dad, and bring a double set of offspring. Love Achatina water and moisture, they like to bathe in lukewarm water, you can wash them with your hands under the tap, and you can make a small “pool” in their terrarium or aquarium improvised, for example to dig a bar of soap and fill with water.
The soil in the aquarium for snails it’s best to use peat, and change as necessary, every two to three months. The height of the soil layer should be such that the snail could dig into it entirely. Well these coconut substrate that is easy to maintain optimal humidity the snails. Don’t forget to close the aquarium lid, and the snail could escape. Continue reading
To Guinea pigs is better used to feed, it is necessary to observe proper hygiene and mode of feeding. To give food should be strictly at a certain time, set order of the day. Randomness in feeding disrupts the normal activity of the digestive glands, which has a detrimental effect on the digestibility of the feed eaten.
During feeding it is necessary to pay attention to the quality of food – good taste and color, whether there are any harmful impurities, etc.
New feed to enter into the diet gradually, starting with small amounts. Thus it is necessary to monitor the state of digestion in Guinea pigs (consistency of feces).
Overeating can cause severe indigestion. It is dangerous and lasting effects, obesity and related diseases. By the way, it is not necessary to feed the animal every time it starts to popiskivaet and stand on their hind legs. Maybe he is bored. Sometimes it helps to take the pig off his hands and let her run around the floor, or give her to play with some clean piece of paper.
Usually pigs suggest that you feed 2-3 times a day, and pregnant women – 3-4 times, at the same time, focusing on already given rules. The well-known saying “a supper give the enemy” does not apply to pigs, very active at night. Evening feeding should bytepointer (about 40% of the daily ration). Some specialists recommend to feed the animals frequently, little by little (5-6 times), giving such an amount of food which they eat immediately without a trace. Continue reading