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
Guinea pig – cute decorative rodent. They are valued for their attractive appearance and low maintenance. But sometimes it happens that their fur ceases to be soft and beautiful, and begins to actively leave their owner. Fur loss in Guinea pigs is a manifestation of their normal physiological or a manifestation of any disease.
In the first case we are talking about normal shedding. Molting in warm-blooded is the process of changing wool or feather cover.
There are three types of shedding:
Juvenile or age – there is a replacement of “children’s” wool “grown”.
Seasonal – occurs in connection with the change of seasons. “Launches” seasonal moult changed the temperature and weather conditions.
Compensation – occurs due to damage of coat any physical stress (trauma, thermal or chemical burn, etc.).
When a Guinea pig does shed, it is the regeneration of the epidermis. The skin thickens, becomes more friable, and therefore more vulnerable. Therefore, your Guinea pig must be maintained in this period. Continue reading