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
A pet in the home is not only joy and happiness, but also a great responsibility. Our smaller brethren are not always able to protect themselves from the dangers that lurk in their house. Appliances, appliances and even normal plants that you grow on windowsills or private land, can threaten the life and health of animals. Today we will tell, from what flora must be eliminated, if you decide to envy the cat or dog.
The castor-oil plant. This evergreen shrub can often be found in front gardens, however pretty and unpretentious, the castor bean is extremely hazardous to the health of animals and humans. The fact that all parts of the plant contain a protein called ricin – a poisonous substance that causes severe poisoning, leading to death. Curious Pets that gnaw the green stems and leaves, in the case of the castor bean may lead to irreparable consequences. If you grow the castor bean in your garden or have seen her around home, avoid contact of the animal with this toxic plant.
Caladium garden. Caladium garden common plant that is often used for decorating gardens. Beautiful bright leaves – the pride of tropical Caladium, but they are fraught with smertelnaya. Juice of the plant is poisonous and at hit in an organism causes suffocation. Continue reading