parasites

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

Iguana – original pet

In recent years more and more popular are beginning to use these, at first glance, impregnable, but actually, very interesting and, in its own way, unique Pets, iguanas.

These thoughtful and proud reptiles benefit greatly to the usual dogs, cats and hamsters: because their wool does not have to constantly clean the furniture and coatings, they have virtually no smell, not emit sounds they don’t need to walk, besides, they do not cause allergies.

Plus, the man who dared to have and take care of such unusual Pets, can be called bold and creative, because it’s really, very original for our latitude. However, this reptile can live in your house a long and happy life, you need to know in advance how to care for your iguana, because, as it turns out, this is by far the easiest pet to the upbringing and maintenance in the home.

Only after you weigh the “pros” and “cons”, you can go for the purchase of the animal, because the iguanas, provided incorrect or insufficient care in captivity and fade quickly, in 2-3 years, die. Continue reading

All about hair shedding and Guinea pigs

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.

Physiological molt

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

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