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
The greatest difficulty is typically the last item. Few cats like when they open their mouth and brush their teeth. However, this is a necessary procedure that prevents the development of Tartar. To teach a pet from a young age accustom him to the procedure. For this it is best to buy a special brush for animals or nursery, silicone. Take the kitten under the front legs to the rear standing on a hard surface. Open his mouth and lightly swipe the brush on the teeth. The first few times, better to do it without the pasta, and later, when the animal will get used to it, you can slightly powder brush tooth powder.
Cleaning the ears and eyes should take place every 2 weeks. If there is severe tearing, this is the first sign of eye disease. But there is another side – due to the shortened nasal septum, lacrimation may be permanent. In this case, wipe the cat face with a wet napkin several times a day.
Bathing a cat is necessary. And urgently need to be bathed only when it molts and when it gets really dirty. In other cases, you can perform this procedure as needed – usually every couple of months.
Comb the wool rather than the procedure. Almost all of the exotics really like their card, and not resist it. Standard set for the care of hair – slicker brush, messagename, brush for untangling the tangles comb. Continue reading
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