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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

Breeding nutria

Nutria is an animal, in principle, unpretentious, small and do not require special care, but still in the breeding of nutria should follow certain rules associated with the arrangement of suitable premises, selection of feed and medicines, if needed.

Nutrias, and rabbits, live heap, large group of animals feel quite comfortable even in a limited space. Homeland nutria are tropical countries where these animals live mainly in the wild, choosing their natural habitat waters. When home or industrial breeding of nutria for the purpose of obtaining meat and fur, bodies of water might not be used enough to be spacious cages with constant access to water. To group of nutria on the cells is extremely difficult, but worth a try, separating ewes from young, and nutria for slaughter from those that are meant to further procreation. Carrying nutria can be time consuming and cause a lot of trouble, because these animals sometimes behave very aggressively. Nutria bite is very painful and dangerous, so you should avoid direct contact with the upper incisors of the animal, trying to take nutria during the abdomen, or tail, and best of all right by the tail.

It is important to remember that nutria are bad to someone who tries to hold them back, or to scratch your back, while stroking in the abdomen perceive with polimanteia.

In nutrientsto there are two directions and even the way breeding nutrias: Continue reading

Cat breeds

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

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