Homemade Guinea pig is a peace — loving, calm animal care rear! Body length of 25 to 35 cm, the tail is usually absent. Adult male Guinea pig weighs 800-1500 g, and the female is 600-1200 g. Natural coloring brownish-grayish, with a lighter belly. Used as laboratory animals. Displayed many breeds, differing in structure, length and coat color. Breeds of domesticated Guinea pigs are divided into groups: short-haired (selfies, agouti and many others), longhaired (Shelties, texels, Peruvian, Merino, and others), wire-haired (the Abyssinians, American Teddy, Rex, etc.). The body structure of domestic Guinea pigs is significantly different from the structure of the bodies of their wild counterparts.
The content of Guinea pigs
For one or even several pigs need a cage that has a plastic tray with removable wire cage, and the floor has a size of 80 x 60 cm Cage should be from 35 to 50 cm in height and allow the animals to stand on their hind legs. It should be in a bright place, but in any case not in the draft. As bedding in the cage used sawdust or shavings. Bedding is changed regularly, at least once a week. Under the shavings to lay the paper. It makes cleaning easier. On shavings or sawdust spread straw or hay. Continue reading
In the Federation Council of Russia discussed the draft law on responsible treatment of animals. For this from all over the country came the experts who expressed their opinion. The Kaliningrad region was represented by the Director of the zoo Svetlana Sokolova. She answered questions from Business FM, Kaliningrad.
− Such a law will be adopted in our country for the first time. Tell us what was discussed in Moscow?
− In Russia there is no legislation that would regulate the situation with the animals, not only domestic but also topalovski, circus, official. But our attitude to animals is the litmus test for society. We have a whole bunch of problems: there are no regulations, no responsibility for the fact that animals are treated improperly, with the exception of articles in the Criminal code, which is used extremely rarely.
Attempts to enact such a law have been made repeatedly. He has passed all three readings in the State Duma in 1999. In 2000 it was approved by the Federation Council, but in the same year, it was vetoed by the President. Perhaps, it seemed that the law was insufficiently Continue reading
Animals loved by all children. Usually at the age of 6-8 years the child begins to ask their parents to buy him a kitten, puppy, Guinea pig, hamster, whatever it is, if only some living creature, because children appreciate communicating with animals. But many adults in the appearance of the house four-legged friend only see problems. Frightened by possible aggression from the pet to the baby, the need to constantly take care of and clean up after your pet. However, if you pick an animal that is appropriate to the child’s age, his character and interests, the most unpleasant moments can be avoided.
The role of animals in child development
A pet is not only a source of warmth, affection and a friend, but has a huge impact on a child’s development. Next to the four-legged friend, the child learns to be organized and disciplined. A pet teaches a child responsibility for others. The child realizes that the animal is not a toy. and needs daily care, feed, walk. Communication skills with a pet will help your child in adult life, he will learn to answer for their actions. Continue reading