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In this post, I’ll talk about the toads and their characteristics, whether external or internal. An animal disgusting to some, but for others they are fascinating.
They have bright eyes that are similar to the cross pupil gems and fingers are webbed. They are a bit awkward that frogs can not jump as far as them. The toads are animals with the tongue attached to the front of the mouth. By throwing her forward and its end, which is sticky, trapping the prey and takes her back to his mouth. Some frogs have teeth, but given that amphibians can not chew, just use them to hold their prey. His tongue produces mucus that helps them swallow their victims. Its flash anurans swallowing, moving his eye back, what drives the weight to the inside of the mouth.
When the cold months arrive, burying hibernate in their burrows. In spring they mate and the females lay many eggs in ponds as gelatinous strings of up to 1.2 m in length. Tadpoles are smaller and darker than those of frogs and toads do not become land until the following autumn.
A toad genus includes more than 70 different species number are widely distributed in the world’s major landmasses except Groenlandoa, Australia, New Guinea and New Zealand, but are most abundant in the tropics. In our country is the common toad, brown with numerous warts and mainly terrestrial habits. And the green, Balearic common.
As the presence of plants in the desert is often unexplained by the total lack of water, some species of animals that have adapted to darkness and the wild. Such behavior of animals causes them to be regarded as nocturnal animals. It also happens to plants that open at night and close during the day.
Against diurnal animals that sleep at night, the rest of the night is caused by the day. With the dark come out to find food. However, contrary to common belief that all nocturnal animals see well in the dark, many of them have poor vision. No doubt some of the animals such as owls and lemurs have special eyes.
However, there are others that are based on smell, touch, sound and other senses to survive in the dark. Owls, with his peculiar vision of night predators can hunt very small, even in complete darkness. The bats hunt their prey with the help of the echo sounder or echolocation. Sound waves are generated which, after hitting an object, return as echoes.
From these echoes, bats have the ability to determine the size, shape and distance of the dam. Mink uses his nose to find prey and communicate with each other. In the desert, the nocturnal animals allows greater conservation of water in the body, avoiding the heat of the day.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like a pet anteater? For starters, this animal should live where it belongs without having to worry about humans but because we thought of him as a pet, let’s see if you know a little better. Anteaters are closely related to the family of sloths and armadillos.
There are different species of anteaters. Some of these species that some “crazy” choose as pets are the pygmy anteater. As the name implies, these are very small. Then there are Tamandua anteaters that are of medium size, and finally we find the giant anteaters, which as its name suggests, are the largest species.
The mounds are animals are very demanding, especially when it comes to having attention. If not treated properly often feel mourn. If you think the only food that survive are the ants, think again. Did you know that an anteater can eat about 30,000 ants in one day? Other ideal foods for them are the blue cheese, wheat bran, fruits, vegetables, avocados, spinach, etc..
They should have enough room to move. It is also advisable for them to have a hammock big enough. It is also important to have toys, pillows or blankets to be much more comfortable. They should cut the nails every 3-4 days and they should take a walk. While this sounds nice, remember that anteaters are exotic animals, and therefore should not be used as pets.
Few species are so persecuted by his appearance as the animal which we are concerned, the Aye-Aye. Originally from Madagascar, the natives of this area consider him a demonic animal, which has led him to the brink of extinction. This belief is due to the special shape of the hand of the Aye-Aye, in which the third finger has almost grotesquely elongated into a tool that allows you to eat.
This gives a rather peculiar to its tip, which leads the natives to believe that if they are identified by the third finger of the animal, their fate is imminent and horrible death. Although the Government of Madagascar struggle against this belief, there are currently only about 2,000 individuals of this species.
However, although its appearance is quite curious and vaguely reminded of the gremlins, is a peaceful and harmless animal, related to the lemurs, with which it shares habitat on the island.
Its scientific name is chiromyiforme madagascariensis, and to give more fuel to the legend, his eyes have a yellowish hue, and his body is covered with black fur, except on the face, where it assumes a whitish color. It moves quickly from tree to tree, where he lives and is a great jumper.
Their diet is composed of the larvae of insects that hide under the bark of trees. To locate them, the Aye-aye hit logs and when you notice a hole, remove the bark and use your third finger to get developed larvae feed on her trunk. The supplemented by leaves and fruits. To eat the latter also uses his finger as it separates the shell and then use your finger like a spoon to eat the pulp.
If you want a pet curious and does not need much care, we opt for the green tree frog. This is a species native to Australia that is identified by its bright green and, if we provide the necessary care, can live with us until 16 years, making it the longest in the rest of the frog.
This frog measures about four inches, and its color is usually bright green, although depending on temperature and environmental conditions your skin can also have a brownish tone. It can sometimes present along the spine small white spots of various shapes and sizes.
Most importantly, if we decide to take home one of these frogs is to provide an environment that simulates the conditions of their natural environment, which is usually hot and humid. Therefore, we must always keep your terrarium humidity around 80% and a temperature of between 23 and 27 degrees, it will be something more subtle at night, but should not drop below 19 degrees.
A common problem found with the owners of these frogs is the danger of sobrealimentarlas. Seem never satiated, so let us eat everything in their power, which eventually will cause the animal suffering from obesity, which, besides affecting their health in general, will shorten the life expectancy. We feed it with honey worms and other flying insects. When we note that the fold of the skin begins to coat your tympanic membrane, means that the animal is overweight, and we will reduce the food ration that we are providing.
The animals have conquered all habitats on the planet, even the hardest. This is the case of the beautiful arctic fox, an animal that lives in the cold desert regions of northern Europe, northern Asia and North America. To live in these conditions and not freeze to death, the Arctic fox has developed a series of adaptations to this environment as hostile.
Their ears are small and rounded to prevent heat loss by them. Their legs are short also for not too unprotected and his whole body is covered by a dense and thick coat that protects you from the cold. During the summer, when snow is scarce, its fur turns brown and white only belly.
With the advent of winter, however, and in order to blend perfectly in the snow, all their fur turns completely white, allowing you to escape attacks by polar bears and birds of prey, their main predators. Its tail is long and thick and, when grave, wrapped around the body to retain its heat.
Their main diet consists of lemmings, rodents, small birds and fish and small mammals. When not find food, they become scavengers, and not be unusual to see them follow polar bears to feed on the scraps they leave.
The female can have between two and twelve pups in each litter, and although usually only once a year, when food is abundant, can have two, one in May and August. Usually live in pairs, but can also do it in groups composed of couples with other adults.
Few animals are so surrounded by legends such as bats. Their nocturnal habits, his blindness and his taste for the dark have linked forever with the darkness and even evil, and the film has become the alter ego of Count Dracula, because one of its kind, the vampire bat is feeds on the blood of mammals.
However, bats are harmless animals that rarely attack humans and they only bite if we take to defend themselves against his captor. If we look closely, we find some fascinating animals that are really curious and interesting.
The bats feed, depending on the species, insects, pollen, fruit, nectar or small animals. Therefore it is essential for pollination and seed dispersal of plants such as bananas, breadfruit, mangoes, cashews, figs, etc..
Only vampires feed on blood of mammals such as cattle or horses, and very rarely attack humans.
Baby bats are grouped into the caves for warmth and protection from predators, in groups of up to 4000 individuals. A mother bat is easily able to locate her young within the group, tracing his scent and sounds.
When the bats leave the cave, always turn left.
There is an African bat species can hear the footsteps of a beetle walking on sand from a distance of nearly 2 meters.
The world’s smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand.
Bats hibernate in winter. When they do, can reduce the frequency of its beats up twenty beats per minute and even stop breathing for forty-eight minutes straight.
In the movies and cartoons, we know that squirrels are big consumers of nuts. However, this is not the only food that we include in our diet. If we want our squirrel is in good health, it is necessary to include in your diet fruits and vegetables varied and, in time, when an insect to satisfy their need for animal protein.
Seeds and nuts are definitely their favorite foods. For the diet is varied, you can mix several types, such as almonds, pine nuts, hazelnuts, walnuts and sunflower seeds. With the latter you should not overdo, since they are very oily and may cause the animal to be overweight.
It is not advisable to give them all peeled, and to gnaw the shell of nuts serves to iron out their incisors apparatus squirrel because, as in virtually all rodents, are constantly growing.
It is not easy to eat fruit, because they tend to like a lot. If we give fruit, we must ensure that it is very mature, which is how they like and that is at room temperature, so we never give it immediately after removing from the refrigerator. It is also advisable to wash carefully to remove all traces of pesticides and other chemicals that may affect their health. Over time, learn what our favorite fruits and squirrel and it will be easier to eat it. Read the rest of this entry »
Not everyone can have the privilege to find a pet in addition to being immensely beautiful work as a transport medium as with the horse. This quadruped and highly prized animal in the world of fans and athletes, is one of the greatest economic value have on the planet. They are difficult to tame.
This wonderful mammal for its unique appearance has achieved impressive speeds so that races showing their great skill. His physical strength allows him to develop physical work such as loading and transporting heavy human, also used in ancient battles for their body resistance. However, it must take great care when feeding because they are naturally herbivorous.
Be careful to not have digestive problems by eating other foods not recommended. His good work and long life depend on the care that is given. The denture is one of the key parts to which attention should be paid. The rest of your body must also be careful such as helmets must be with shoes because their hooves wear quickly when in contact with other surfaces not suitable for them.
All this care and feeding mainly involve a substantial financial investment. They must also be in a space where they feel safe. If you decide to have a horse as a pet is better than I have since it is a colt since you know him better and he gets used to you.
A pet needs a name. All family members will focus on finding a nice name for the new inhabitant of the house. Often, names are very funny but we think that as a person if the name of your pet should be pretty more than anything else. Do not you deserve a nice name without having to be ridiculed?
This sounds understandable when we think of different animals with a little strange names such as Clown or Turbine. At first such a name can be sympathetic but ultimately, such a name can be a source of laughter when you least expect it. Statistically, the animals for which more names are being sought are dogs and cats. It is very common naming a fish aquarium.
There are some names that arouse the sympathy of those named, as it has been found that are smart as dogs and cats, they perceive the sweet sound of some names which makes them feel more cheerful. Do not want to see your pet happy just say his name? Male pet are very common and well accepted: Rocky, Bobby Titan, Tintin, Tigre, Charlie, Nico, Lucas, Astro, King, Buddy.
For females are more common names like Lucy, Star, Candy, Mini, Princess, Maggie, Baby, Honey, Pink. He thinks that the name you choose for your pet will eventually be repeated for years and years. You should not modify it as you listen names you like best.