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The parrot Argentina belongs to the family of parrots, and its scientific name is the Monachus Myiopsitta. Can measure up to 30 cm and weighs about 150 grams. Its natural range is in Argentina, southern Brazil and Bolivia Central. There are currently very stable groups in Spain, mainly in the Andalusian coast and in Barcelona. Also you have been colonies in northern Netherlands and the USA.
The Parrot Argentina
A mysterious and adaptable birds, large and easy to tame talkative. However, these can become very destructive and noisy. The first species to arrive in Spain they did in the late 60s, as they were sold exotic birds and then released by their irresponsible owners, as it did much “fuss”.
Lacking any predator here enjoy a high rate of reproduction, so that they could become a pest as they can double in number in five years. Very sociable with other species and are easily installed, finding a way to survive.
Bringing Up the Parrot Argentina
Life expectancy is between 25 and 30 years. Its plumage is blue-green, white and yellow. Covering the whole body, differentiating young to have breast and gray eyes. You or you can feed your bird with vegetables, corn, dried meat and feed specially formulated for proper nutrition.
You can host your new pet in a cage or aviary. The Parrot Argentina has a very strong and destructive peak, so that accommodation and feeding must be made of highly resistant materials and heavy so you will not break and can also prevent use as toys. He sold many fixtures to put in his cage and prevent this from getting bored. Read the rest of this entry »
In mammals, the brain, the neocortex has, which is the outermost layer of brain tissue, and is thought to be the structure that higher-order thinking processes – which is the part that makes us so intelligent mammals. Brains of birds have a neocortex, but they have a structure called the dorsal ventricular ridge (DVR).
Both the DVR and the neocortex begin their growth from the same place in the early stages of embryonic development. Scientists like Harvey Karten are investigated neural inputs salidas.Ya the DVR and in the 1960s, and the hypothesis that the DVR can function similarly to the neocortex, but we must not look at all like it in their mature forms .
Clifton Ragsdale, Jennifer Dugas-Ford, and Joanna Rowell U. of Chicago studied the chicken and zebra finches to find evidence that the DVR has much in common with the neocortex. They were able to use molecular markers to identify cell types in the DVR, and found that the cells in a bird brain match two layers, the input and output neurons of the neocortex.
Scientists have new avenues to investigate the cure for paralysis related nerve damage, blindness, or other conditions. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of the various structures can also help scientists understand how the brain performs processing that supports impressive language, consciousness and intelligence.
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.
The California condor is a related species called the Condor of the Andes. Its scientific name is Gymnogyps californianus, and is considered one of the largest flying birds in the world, measuring up to 1.40 m high. Males usually weigh about 10 kilos while females 9 kilos. It is a gorgeous red bird, small head, beak cutting edge on a hook and their legs are prehensile.
It feeds on carrion. They start eating the corpses of the most soft, such as the testes tend to leave small portions for the young condor. This kind of condor is an endangered species because it fails to reproduce effectively and with the “modernity” of the times in which we live, the food they eat is contaminated with pesticides up.
Today they live in captivity and some others in special parks where members continually tries to reproduce. This play is considered the longest in the wild, as they take two years in courtship, mating and birth of offspring. These animals are among the few monogamous species that remain faithful until death.
Between April and May breeding season arrives and the young are born after about 54-58 days. As in several other species, the male is actively involved in the process of caring for the egg. The California condor as their name suggests live in southern California and parts of northern United States to Canada.
Parakeets as pets for excellence, presented as a great company, and imposed other energy home. In addition, one of the biggest pros is that they quickly got used to being in their cages and there are very few times when trying to escape.
These animals are also characterized by a higher life expectancy to that of other birds, have survived for more than a decade. However, long-lived and are also very likely to get sick, especially when they already have several years of their feathers. The big problem is that parrots often very difficult to realize when they are sick, and usually when we find it is too late to save them.
Surely some will be wondering why it is so difficult to recognize symptoms of diseases in this type of bird. The reason is very simple: they hide. Social life among individuals within a species is very important, and when the group realizes that one is sick often put it aside to avoid infecting others.
However, there are visible signs that can help to identify early disease in a parakeet. Must pay close attention, but if they are seen rapidly you should consult a specialist.
Usually, when one of these birds is sick you often change the color of the feathers (very visible in the wings and tail) significantly reduces their mobility within the cage, the level of breathing changes strongly and feces have not consistency or smell the same tradition.
These are just some examples of abnormal behavior or physical changes that may be triggers of disease. Detecting the symptoms early is vital to save the life of your pet.
As everyone knows, animals are suffering from different ailments and diseases as people, so they must pay close attention. In the case of birds, are very common respiratory infections. Some of the most serious may even end the life of the animal if not treated in time.
The birds are exposed to hundreds of parasites that can cause respiratory diseases. The best known are the air sac mites, which cause symptoms such as respiratory disorders (the bird hard to breathe normally) and excess saliva coming out of his mouth.
Keep in mind that not all parasites attack the same way or have the same level of severity. If you feel it slip out of the bird’s normal behavior is to consult with a veterinarian to diagnose and apply the necessary medicine. It is usually sufficient inoculation of a parasite.
Penguins are sea birds, as they have feathers, but not fly. Walk and run at high speed. Usually nest once a year, guarding their eggs between their feet and not let him touch the snow, which is 40 degrees below zero.
They feed on small marine animals such as, squid, fish, crustaceans and krill. The black and white penguin named Nils Olav, was taken by military forces in Norway in 1972 and became the mascot.
Since then he has been given many honorary positions, including named Sergeant Major, one of the most important positions in the Norwegian army.
The armed forces have promoted to the position of Honorary Commander of the Royal Norwegian Navy.
Many people gathered to watch the ceremony, and the Norwegian authorities, which gave a medal to Olav, for his long service in the armed forces, and for good behavior. During the ceremony was applauded the penguin commander of the Norwegian Navy, Nils Olav.
From the moment when the penguin Olav made his walks, he will be greeted with the utmost respect and say, “Colonel Olav.”
It is also built a life-size statue, which was to observe when he made the walk to greet the subordinates.
When Olav reviewed the troops, he replied, his orders Colonel Nils Olav.
Despite being the penguin more prepared to lead troops, the Commander in Chief Honorary Royal Norwegian Navy will not be sent into battle.