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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.
When you consider buying a pet is very wise to consider the space available to have it, without allowing it to be uncomfortable when I grow up. It should take into account the characteristics of the animal is purchased, the natural habitat, and whether we have something similar.
These are animals that can have at home or in apartments, and are companion animals that serve many people own or have a sick pet is recommended as occupational therapy.
For children also very appropriate because it teaches them they have to care for your pet, procure care and attention, not only can play with them and then forget about them, this will create in children the habit of responsibility.
You can have exotic animals at home, but in a bowl and clear that there are very large, it is also very relaxing to have a fish tank to bring it home, following the teachings of feng shui.
Even pets are attributed virtues to ward off misfortune and bring good luck, and indeed when a person gives an animal, make friends or relatives.
Pets end up being part of the family, the owners take a walk with them, bathe, even leading to schools, if they want to train as guard dogs. Pets always appreciate these signs of affection, loyalty and companionship, not out of their own, whether they are cold or hungry.
A curious fact many pets resemble their owners, reflect the character and habits that are so treated is said to know a person need to know your pet. Take good care of your pet, because she will always care for you, give love that even if animals have the capacity to feel.
Most visitors to New Zealand will be fascinated to know your bird more important: the kiwi. The animal is unique and different that you can not see in other parts of the earth. The Kiwi are endemic birds are found only in the islands of New Zealand. One of the reasons why they could not migrate to other habitats, is directly linked to the fact that they have no wings.
According to some research on the Kiwis, never evolved a lot and therefore its characteristics do not coincide with those of other birds. There are a total of six varieties. The size of a kiwi bird is usually the size of a chicken. It has a long beak that measures one third of the length of the body. Instead of wings and feathers, has a thick brown hair that covers her entire body.
Kiwis do not have tails. Another interesting thing is that they have nostrils at the end of the peak and have a highly developed sense of smell that is used for hunting. This bird is nearly blind but her vision is much improved over night. It has very strong claws and legs, which are mainly used for kicking, while fighting with the enemy.
These birds do not build or live in nests. They are burrowing animals. Cavan on earth to stay there. They are shy and therefore most are hiding in the bushes, grasslands, river lands, or any place where they can “cover”.
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.
For those who enjoy the company of an exotic pet, the boa is one of the most sought after specimens. The beauty of this animal, accompanied by the mystery that always surrounds the snakes makes them more attractive, so many people opt for it. However, when we decided to buy a boa, we must consider a number of respects.
We can acquire boa at a specialty shop, though currently there are individuals who sell their horses because they can not take them. In this case, we must ensure that they are trustworthy people, and we always request documentation attesting that the animals we sell are legal and are not protected, to thereby avoid problems with the law.
Whatever the place of purchase, if you have the opportunity, we take it, to see how he reacts to contact with us, without attempting to bite or become aggressive. The boa constrictor is generally a peaceful animal, so an attempt to harm us is usually a sign that something in the animal is not right.
It is important to look at their appearance, seeing their scales are shiny and see if it moves normally, to check that the copy is healthy. Still, it is worth, once you have acquired, to the vet to check, using a checkup, your health is good, so as to rule out the presence of parasites in animals, both external and inmates. This is especially important if you have other copies of boas at home to avoid spreading any disease.
Most rodents, both in captivity and released can be infested by parasites, and the rabbit is no exception. It is important to detect as soon as possible if your rabbit has been attacked by some, as the itching resulting from the attacks of these parasites causes the animal to scratch incessantly, but could be injuries, if infected, may pose a serious danger to our pets.
One of the most common diseases caused by these unwanted guests is scabies. This is caused by a mite that burrow under the skin of animal. Signs that our rabbit suffering from scabies include, among others, continually scratching due to itching, hair loss and a desescamación skin. Also, notice that the animal is restless and nervous in the cage and often lose their appetite.
So if you notice any of these symptoms, we must first isolate the animal if they live with other rabbits, because scabies is highly contagious and go to the vet to give specific treatment. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the most important issues to consider when adopting a dog is in heat. This time of sexual revolution are changes in animal behavior, but preventable. There are two safe methods that will help prevent estrus in females.
On the one hand may be given some pills that work as inhibitors of the hormonal cycle. Before the dog starts to eat the tablets need a trusted veterinarian to review and analyze the potential side effects and that prolonged intake of drugs can damage the health of the animal.
It is best to operate the dog. If you are sure that it is never used as animal breeding is an alternative that will avoid the heat and inconvenience that this entails. Anyway, before the intervention should also be a consultation with your veterinarian to evaluate if the animal is exposed to risk before surgery.
Gulls feed on mollusks and small fish, fish close to shore, but also eat all kinds of garbage. When no food habits change and as animal attack puts them ahead. Every day increases the population of gulls and when food is scarce attack whales and even humans.
Its habitat is the coast or large rivers, where there is a storm you can see them inland. The killer seagulls call, when there is food in the south of Argentina, began to peck at the back of the whales to feed on the parasites of your skin and the fat, the most targeted are the whales are breeding.
No follow up the attacks and their consequences all that is known is that they are altered in their behavior. When the whales come ashore to mate is when they are attacked.
Biologists and scientists are studying the phenomenon and have appeared many young dead with wounds in the back, and it is unclear whether or not the consequences of murderous seagulls. Read the rest of this entry »