Guinea pigs

Guinea pigs are members of the family of rodents and the teeth are peculiar to grow throughout life, and so they required regular grooming. In fact because everything was in order the animal with the teeth or not, depends on the state of his health entirely.

People often visits the issue, and how much is actually teeth in Guinea pigs? They are less than humans, only 20. In Guinea pigs there are two pairs of well-developed incisors, but the canines they have absolutely no.

The growth of the teeth happens all the time during the life of this animal, this distinguishing feature is present in all rodents, without exception.

Guinea pig drinks very little. Is this normal and what should you do?

Many fans of this lovely animal concerned about this issue. But in principle nothing should be done and why. In nature Guinea pigs do not consume a lot of water, since they eat mostly wet feed in the form of succulent herbs.

And at home the volume of water replenished by fruits and vegetables. And yet in the cage should always be water, clean and fresh. It is advisable to change water daily. The creature itself understands, how much water to drink and when. One pig is enough drinkers of about 250 ml. Continue reading

Pet rodents and all that is connected with them

The attitude to these animals most people is far from clear and not always friendly. Despite the fact that in nature there are many species of rodents, some of them gained fame as human Pets.

Not to mention, rodents such as mice and rats have traditionally cause a feeling of disgust and revulsion. But it if to consider them from the point of view of the carriers of infections. But pet rodents can give the joy of communicating with them, to be obedient and affectionate companions.

What we like and don’t like mice and rats

Take, for example, decorative mice. Try not to equate them with other tailed brothers who are digging in the trash near the house. These decorative animals can be variegated or solid color, can be long-haired or curly. In General, there is plenty to choose from! White mice are small animals, long ago gained fame in the laboratories. How many of them went on experimenting with different drugs, influence of physical and chemical processes. A lot of blood spoiled them and genetics. 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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