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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

10 very rare dog breeds

Decided to make a list of 10 very rare dog breeds in the World. Some breeds of dogs it is impossible to meet on the street or at a dog show, and can only be seen in the Photo or in zoos, so they are rare.

Very old miniature dog breed, originally from Scotland. These little shaggy dogs barely reach the weight of 10 kg, and the height at the withers 20 cm But despite their mini size, this dog is brave and loyal. In the formation of the breed took part ancient Scottish Terriers, Bedlington and taxes. Unfortunately, this breed is on the verge of degeneration and even in their homeland these individuals not so much, so I made it to the list, as one of the very rare breeds of dogs.

A very ancient native breed of dogs, the first mention of it date back to 1267. Officially a water dog was registered in 1938 in Portugal, and quickly gained popularity. However, by the end of the 20th century, the breed almost ceased to exist as a species. Breed of dogs along with the owners emigrated to the countries: America, Europe, where at the moment the officially registered just over 600 individuals. All owners of Portuguese water dogs say that the dog is extremely friendly, playful, loves to swim, justifying its name, great bird hunters and swimmers. Very well saidanything about these dogs one of the breeders of this breed of Marilyn Rimmer. “These dogs are real clowns, they won’t be bored!” Continue reading

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The control of animal diseases
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Exotic Pets
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