Dogs live side by side with humans for 10 thousand years. And may we can only guess, who were our very first Pets, so one and a half centuries ago, to look we. In a relatively short period of time some of the rocks under the influence of man has changed beyond recognition.
Bulldog became more dense and chunky: chest became wider, legs shorter and thicker, the muzzle more flattened. On the skin appeared folds. Unfortunately, most modern bulldogs health problems, and they live on average just 6 and a quarter years.
Basset hound became much lower: the rear legs are now shorter, while the ears much lengthened. Muzzle and legs, was shorter, and the skin had more wrinkles.
Boxers now shorter and turned up snout, slightly changed body proportions. Continue reading
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 eversmanni) is the largest of ferrets. Body length: 56 cm tail is 18 cm. weight 2 kg. of Steppe ferrets are high, but rare hair, making hair through the clearly visible dense light wool. Characteristic also darker paws, tail (or end), a kind of coloring of the muzzle, resembling a mask. Moves jumping, know how to swim. It is widespread in Central and Middle Asia, Kazakhstan, southern Siberia, and places in Eastern Europe, in Central Europe. In the past century, the habitat of the steppe ferret is expanding to the West and partly North. Inhabits open habitats – lowland and upland steppes, fallows, pastures, slopes, logs and beams, semi-deserts. Forests and avoids human settlements. Steppe polecat rests mainly single. Can form large clusters. In groups the possible existence of relations of domination – subordination. Steppe polecat hunts for ground squirrels, hamsters, pikas, rodents, and more rarely for birds, snakes and frogs, in the summer and invertebrates. Ferrets living near rivers and lakes, and also hunt water voles. Stepnogorsk makes the food supply, which not always use. Continue reading
Among domestic animals goats are undemanding and the most profitable for farms. From them get milk, meat, feathers, wool (Moguer), hides, manure. Goat milk exceeds cow on the content of fat, protein, calcium, vitamins, characterized by the small size fat globules, has high taste qualities and increased bactericidal action. Because of this it is recommended primarily for elderly people with diseases of the liver and gallbladder, as well as infants as a complementary food and replacement of breast milk.
Made from goat’s milk cheese, butter and other products. Meat goats the quality is not inferior to mutton. Of goat’s wool made shawls, scarves, hats, sweaters, wool – knitted clothes, carpets, blankets and other things. The skins of young goats at the autumn slaughtering suitable for the manufacture of sheepskin coats. Goat manure is the best fertilizer for gardens. It need 2-3 times less than a cow, on the same plot. Continue reading