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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

How did dog breeds over the last 100 years

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.

English bulldog

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

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.

The boxer

Boxers now shorter and turned up snout, slightly changed body proportions. Continue reading

Transportation of animals on the train
In accordance with the Decree of the Ministry of economy of the Republic of Belarus dated 26.10.2012 N 90 "on tariffs for the carriage of passengers and Luggage by railway…

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Exotic animals become victims of human vanity first
Someone gets such pupils to stand out and to pass for the original, someone gets them as a gift, but the result is often alone and very sad. Read more…

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Unusual Pets Kenyans
Hyenas in Africa began to tame since time immemorial. They are easily domashniaya, it is teachable and, most importantly, loyal to the owner. And betrayed no worse than dogs, and…

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