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Poisonous houseplants

Description 10 most common poisonous houseplants, which are a threat to health and life. The symptoms of poisoning. Fresh flowers are the best decoration of houses and apartments, will agree with most of us. Houseplants can liven up the interior, giving it the uniqueness, the care calms nerves, and some kinds of flowers benefit, purifying the air. But hardly anyone knows that many houseplants are dangerous for health and even the lives of people and animals.

The most popular and common plants that adorn our homes and at the same time are a threat because of the toxic substances include, in particular, cyclamen, ivy and dieffenbachia.

1. Dieffenbachia — is a tropical plant of South America. In our climate suitable for growing in pots. In the juice of the stems contains the so called rafidi — sharp crystals of calcium oxalate. These crystals cause intense burning in the mouth and throat, in addition to pain may burn of the gastrointestinal tract. Dieffenbachia may also cause temporary paralysis of the vocal cords to prevent such consequences, you should keep the flower in the reach of small children and animals.

2. Persianization grows wild in the mountains of Europe, Western Asia and Northern Africa. Its long flowering in pots is very popular as an ornamental plant. Ingestion of cyclamen does not cause death, however, may have very unpleasant consequences. Contained in the leaves and flowers of the plant are toxic substances may cause nausea, headache and diarrhea.

3. Ivy. All parts of the plant, including the fruit, are dangerous to health. The reason is the presence of a saponin which is irritant to skin and mucous membranes of the eyes, after taking the plants inside are the likelihood of diarrhoea. There are also known cases of respiratory arrest, hallucinations, allergic. Continue reading

Maine Coon

This breed is a wonderful home of giants arrived to us from far-away America, is considered the birthplace of Maine. Literally the name of the breed translates as “Manx raccoon” due to the resemblance of the Maine Coon coons powerful physique, color and a luxurious tail. Sometimes the origin of the breed is associated with raccoons, allegedly it came from crossing domestic cats with these animals. In fact, this question is veiled in obscurity.

Appearance the Maine Coon

Cats of this breed are the largest purring Pets among other people. The body of an adult individual reaches more than 1 m in length, and the weight ranges from 5-7 kg (females) up to 10-12 kg (males). In addition, these cats:

well-developed muscles, making them sort of chaps, though not to the detriment of the usual cat’s grace;

legs of medium length, fairly wide apart;

between the fingers there are tufts of hair;

the wool of unequal length: the head, legs and shoulders – short; on back, belly, and tail long;

tail tapering towards the tip, and its length equal to the length of the cat;

snout moderately elongated; Continue reading

Can the bedbugs bite Pets (cats, dogs, chickens)?

Bed bugs in our homes parasitize on the person — their barb adapted only for piercing thin enough and soft human skin. Only the hardest bugs to the times when people are leaving the premises for a sufficiently long period of time — bed bugs can bite Pets.

However, in General it is unnatural for bed bug behavior — even adult parasites with their long proboscis barely pierce the skin of animals, and the tiny larvae in most cases and can not feed on cats and dogs.

However, certain trouble pet bugs to deliver fully capable.

“I could not understand why my rat appear on the body of the bleeding wound. Thought it was staph, but it usually just causes purulent abscesses. And then it bites that the animal itself and restorative. Only after a few weeks I found that me and someone started to bite. Was — a banal bed bugs. It was a surprise that they bite the rat, I thought they were only humans drink blood. Apparently, they are somewhere near the cage originally settled and it was closer than my bed”.

Probably the only Pets that suffer from bedbugs, no less than people, are birds (including chickens).

Their soft delicate skin available for piercing proboscis of the bedbug as a human, and the parasites that successfully used by. And the coops they can settle in as successfully as human housing.

Bedbugs in chicken: the dangerous they are and how to deal with them? Continue reading

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