10 myths about pet reptiles.

Hardly appeared on the planet as a community of lovers to contain reptiles in the home neovadiol to invent myths about the condition and habits of their Pets. As time went on, gossip and misconceptions become myths. And, oddly enough, many prejudices are wandering among the people today. To be safe time and to get acquainted with some strange statements and see the truth.

The first myth. Reptiles slippery and wet surface skin. This is the most stupid myth. Fall for it people who never heard anything about reptiles. Terrestrial reptiles the skin is smooth, dry and elastic.

The second myth. Snake not eating well or has completely stopped. Perhaps she has health problems. To eliminate the ailment certainly not worth it. But to sound the alarm every time it happens, I do not recommend. Look closely. In that case, if in the absence of appetite the snake changed colour /become whitish/ and “whitewashed” eyes, be quiet – creeping friend’s having a molt, wait about a week, she will take off old skin and returns to its previous state. Loss of appetite can also be due to early-season hibernation, sexual activity or papastratou weather changes. Continue reading

Innovations in the Belarusian legislation

Animals – Pets, Pets, animals used in cultural events, service animals, laboratory animals, wild animals (article 1 of the “model law “About the treatment of animals”, the decree of the Council of the Interparliamentary Assembly of States-participants of the Commonwealth of Independent States of 31.10.2007, №29-17).

Animals – mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, mollusks, worms, and other organisms that feed on ready organic substances are capable of active movement, which provides the vital functions of the digestive, excretory, respiratory and nervous systems (article 1 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus “About veterinary activities”).

Cruelty to wild animals – the extraction of wild animals in distress, destruction of wildlife habitats, except for the cases stipulated by this Law and other legislative acts, the beatings, the torture of wild animals and other actions (inaction) contrary to the prescribed rules and accepted the social norms of humane treatment of animals (clause 19 article 1 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus “On fauna”). Continue reading

Caring for turtles, the content of turtles at home

Do you have long or contains turtle?

Water turtle (pond slider, marsh, TrioniX) must be contained in the aquaterrarium with water (2/3) and land (1/3), which should be a rough ladder. Volume of the aquarium – from 100 l Necessary the water heater, filter, UV lamp for reptiles 5% UVB and incandescent over land in 40 and 60 watts.

Tortoise (Asian, Mediterranean) must be contained in a TERRARIUM and not on the floor. In the terrarium should be incandescent 40-60 watt, UV bulb, 10% UVB, the shelter and the ground. The size of the cage should match the size and type of turtles. The drinker of water is needed only for some tropical species, the steppe and desert species of turtles are recommended weekly bathing.

Predatory freshwater turtles in captivity are fed raw lean fish with bones and innards, seafood and plants. Once a week you can give them dry food. Continue reading

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