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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

Vaccination of small animals

Here are some of the judgments that we face at the reception in the veterinary clinic, in the exercise grounds, walking with dogs, in a circle of acquaintances and friendly conversation. Of course, everything that concerns animals, the decision is usually made by the owner, and you will decide or not to vaccinate your pet, doctors can only provide information, recommend, may be to insist.

So, first we need to understand that infectious diseases have not disappeared, they exist and will exist for the simple reason that the population of viruses is maintained in natural foci of wild and stray animals. And the incidence in the population of domestic animals decreased only at the expense of mass vaccination.

Vaccinated dog and cat healthy, the owner and members of his family . Leptospirosis and rabies – two highly dangerous disease that is transmitted to humans from domestic animals. And if the leptospirosis disease is extremely unpleasant, but treatable, however, with a lot of complications, then rabies is not treated.

Remember bird and swine flu . All of the disease against which vaccinated dogs and cats are highly contagious, these viruses are stable in the environment. Continue reading

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

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