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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

Why do people have Pets?

The most important advantage over conventional animal toy – it’s alive. Goes, plays, does all kinds of unpredictable actions. For the baby pet becomes companion and friend. You can play with him, to talk, to share their joys and sorrows, who do not see or understand the adults busy with their “boring” things. This is especially noticeable friendship at the closed and unsociable children, deprived of the attention of peers and parents. Animals brighten their loneliness, be the an outlet that relieves stress and negativity, the diversity of life.

Medical studies have shown that the presence of Pets increases the stress, normalizes blood pressure, reduces the postoperative recovery period. Many people have Pets, going on about fashion trends or trying to stand out by the presence of the representative of the exotic “foreign” fauna. Typically this leads to negative result in mind, a wrong choice of animal and the errors in its content. In addition, the majority of sellers are not able to give the right advice when selling. Deciding to have a pet, you need to clearly decide for yourself what You expect from it. Of course, to have a home to live corner of nature is good. But it is necessary to correlate desires and possibilities. Not every animal can normally exist in the proposed conditions. Continue reading

What diseases you can catch from Pets

This disease is called “fever dog”, although she was exposed to all mammals, including humans. Although in natural conditions are more often ill with leptospirosis of agricultural animals and rodents, “bad name” dogs was due to its extremely high susceptibility to leptospirosis. Animals of all breeds become infected by bathing and drinking from natural water bodies, so if you take your dog for a picnic on the river, you are at risk.

People may get infected through contact with water in which were bathing the infected animal, as well as with secretions ( saliva, urine) of diseased dogs. But from person to person leptospirosis is not transmitted. The disease seriously, more than half of the cases, patients go to the intensive care unit. Leptospira after aging affect the capillaries, liver, kidney, muscle, and among the possible complications of the lesion of the membranes of the eyes, paralysis, infectious-toxic shock.

The treatment of such diseases is protivoleptospirozny gamma globulin. antibiotics ( penicillin, tetracycline, aminoglycosides). In addition, doctors have to support the liver and help the patient to other drugs, depending on which organs were affected. Continue reading

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