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Exotics at home.

People from time immemorial contained Pets like cats and dogs, hamsters, fish, birds. But in recent years has spread the fashion for exotic animals . in particular on tropical insects and invertebrates. Many contain or are planning to make themselves the spiders, despite the fact that we all, as a rule, are afraid of spiders, believing them to be dangerous and poisonous creatures. Someone thinks spiders are scary, and others think that they are scary beautiful. The latter becomes more and more. What, and no wonder! Spiders do not require much space, time, attention, costs, skills, in the end. And the process of growing out the gray and nondescript semicentimetric baby in a big, beautiful and hairy exotic animal is extremely fun and exciting. You cover a tremulous joy, say the owners, when grown pet begins to acquire color and with each molt, becoming larger and more spectacular. But there are some things you should know about the future owner of a spider :

Not to scare you or play with spiders: they have weak nervous system and they can die from fear.

To hold a tarantula is not recommended, they break easily, and drop a few centimeters can lead to death. Continue reading

From fancy rats can still be infected with dangerous diseases

This post is not intended to scare crisologo lovers. However, the information contained in a note deserves attention, as it proves once again the potential of Contracting dangerous diseases from Pets, in particular from fancy rats. The chance of catching something nasty from decorative rats is small, but it is not zero! But if to imagine that at least half of the hosts kiss and smooch with their Pets, the likelihood of unpleasant consequences increases significantly. The added value of this information is because of documented medical personnel.

I wrote that after any contact with pet and its cage, in-game items, equipment, etc. should be thoroughly washed hands. A number of specific diseases transmitted rodents, as it turned out, not only through bites, but under normal domestic contact with the pet.

Medical journal of Australia in February 2012 described a case of infection women Streptobacillus in Adelaide (Australia), after she had close contact (hugging, kissing) with your pet rats. 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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