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Achatina snails: the content in the home

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

Plants dangerous for cats

In this article we will examine the theme “plants that are dangerous for cats”, but first a small introduction. No one can argue with the fact that comfort in our home bring houseplants. And how often lovingly grown by the hostess flowers are spoiled Pets. And the thing is that by nature, cats are very curious and from time to time, it may harm not only the plants, and themselves.

Basically, cats prefer meat or fish, but going for a walk in the garden, looking for useful grass and with pleasure regale on it. Worse have cats that live in city apartments where owners can’t afford to go for long walks in the nature area. Then cat is “acting up” – chew at the leaves of indoor plants, sometimes turning them to the floor along with the pot and the ground.

Natural care of cats leads to the fact that, often, “licking”, they clog the intestinal tract of wool, and in order to “remove” woolen tube, eat the grass with a huge amount of folic acid, which gives them a gag reflex. Even eaten a huge amount of weed will not bring harm to an animal, unless, of course, the plant was not treated with poisonous herbicides. Continue reading

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