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The weaver and the widow

Almost all of weaverbirds and 68 species live in Africa. Only few of them live in South Asia, Madagascar and southern Arabia. Many of them are similar to sparrows, but painted bright and colorful. Perhaps, none of the birds had not mastered this art of weaving nests, as weaverbirds. It is “weaving”, even knitting a specific pattern. Fiber, picked at random from plants, bird several times passes via the fingers into a loop and then takes the bill to the end of the “rope” and firmly tighten the loop.

These weaverbirds weave nests of males. Females only finish the interior of the house finished lining spherical “floor” soft materials and under the roof weave “ceiling” —apparently, additional protection (insulation) from the tropical sun. Each male weaves the nest for several females, and then leaves them, giving themselves to sit and feed in a cozy house offspring. Living in the savannas of the weaverbirds nests in trees in large colonies — up to a hundred nests on a single acacia or baobab tree.’ Each hanging on the end of the branch, and from a distance they all look like large fruits. Continue reading

Infectious diseases in domestic animals

Timely vaccination of Pets helps control the spread of communicable diseases. In recent years their number has decreased dramatically, but they need to be careful and to have information about the basic signs and symptoms. An infectious disease often difficult to distinguish from non-infectious because of the similarity of symptoms, but at the time to identify them – a matter of life and death. The most common infectious disease among animals is a plague, viral hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus enteritis.

The most common infectious disease among dogs is canine distemper. This is a serious illness that is widespread, despite the abundance of drugs developed to combat it.

The plague can get sick from any animal regardless of age, living conditions, gender. The symptomatic manifestations of the disease are very diverse, as it can develop in various tissues and organs. An infected animal carries the virus and spreads it to all secretions. The spread of the virus is through the air, and the infection of the plague – respiratory infection.

The incubation period generally is on average 5 days. Clinical manifestations depend on degree of defeat of organism Continue reading

The training of the shepherd dog

Beautiful shepherd protectors and bodyguards, so it is often lead to protect. They are easily trained and managed. But just so the dog guard will not grow. It is necessary to do, to work, to pay a lot of attention, especially in the initial stages of training, so that in the future it’s great for guarding your property and ensure the safety of your family. Training must go in stages – from simple to complex. But we should not forget that the shepherd is not only a working dog, first and foremost it is a full member of the family.

For many the first steps in training start with a visit to the special courses on training. Usually the dogs first develop the basic forms of subordination to the commands: “Sit!”, “Get down!”, “Me!”, “Next!”. But by the time these commands are mastered, many owners are drawn to dogs developing more complex forms of obedience, and long before she will be able to participate in the respective competitions in training and field trials. Physically strong owners a much more satisfying can deliver training dogs add to the tournaments in which the owner runs alongside the dog at the time until it overcomes the obstacle by jumping into the Hoop or creeping through the tunnels. (Agility) But whatever your future intentions regarding dog, your first responsibility is to teach her vypolnyaetsya simple commands. Keep in mind that only a well-trained dog will satisfy their innate desire to please and obey, and the owners can be proud that their dog is not only the admiration of frie

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Top 10 most intelligent dog breeds
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Wild and domestic ferrets
Ferrets, along with Minks, weasels and weasels belong to the genus Mustela of the weasel family. There are three types of ferrets: Prairie, Blackfeet, forest. Or light steppe ferret (Mustela…

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