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The biggest rats in the world

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

Japanese mannikin (Lonchura striata)

Astrologie — the family of singing birds of the passerine. Inhabit Africa, India, Southeast Asia, southern China, Australia, the Islands of the Malay archipelago and Oceania. Have small and medium sizes; body length – from 8 to 17 see remarkable bright colors. Feed on seeds of various grasses, some species of insects. Estrildidae since ancient times, popular among birdwatchers due to its exotic appearance and nice singing. The best singers are considered tiger goldove waxbills and finches.

Japanese mannikin was developed by crossing the bronze Manakin with several species of weaverbirds of the genus Lonchura. In Europe was imported from Japan hence got its name. The ancestors of Japanese wild finches lived in the Philippines, where were China and Japan. In Europe it is known as potted birds from the 18th century.

Japanese mannikin has a modest plumage without specific coloring and figure. Usually the upper torso is brown, the rest grey or white. There are also birds-color (yellow, white) or with a tuft on the head. The upper half of the beak bluish-black, lower a little lighter. Continue reading

How to start breeding chickens in the small farm

Everyone is familiar with the fact that the home production was always better and better that which was carried out on the fields and farms of private farmers. It is more environmentally friendly and therefore will bring more benefits to the body. One embodiment of such homemade products is homemade chicken and eggs. Breeding chickens at home is quite simple and does not require any complicated technologies. And the proper cultivation and care will bring rich results in the form of meat and eggs.

Features and requirements for maintenance of laying hens chickens

The chicken is quite undemanding animal. So the coop can be allocated to any room. This can be a shed the grounds of the home or at the cottage and a small courtyard next to it. Inside the chicken coop must be nailed to the poles to roost and night birds. They should not be nailed too high.

The purpose for which you will take home the bird, will determine the internal arrangement of the chicken coop. If you are breeding chickens the hens – then it is advisable to prepare a place in which a bird will lay eggs. Natural nests of hens is grass. Accordingly, you should shoot the floor of the coop dry and clean straw. The straw should be changed as dirt and then laying hen will lay eggs in one place, which greatly simplify the collection of eggs. Continue reading

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