Wild rat called the Norway rat. Beauty is representative of mammals. Rat length of 20 cm, and weighs up to 500 g. The specimen that exceeds these dimensions is already a giant rat. Norway rat with age becomes red, while the fur is initially more grey-brown than grey. The rat is an amazing animal, it can adapt to any conditions, eat, chew, lives almost across the globe, although the birthplace of the rat, Southeast Asia. The tail of the rat, just a symbol of abomination and aversion, though I don’t think so.
Active mainly from dusk, the rat is unique, it changes your circadian rhythm, adjusting to the lifestyle of its major neighbours – people. A rat in the house – a common sight any time. In the wild the rat leads the group way of life, although there are exceptions. The biggest rat (male) is the “king” of the family. The group formed a strict hierarchy dominated by males. The group maintains its colonial lifestyle and owns a certain territory, which fiercely protect. City rats don’t need large area, so not removed from the nest too far, under conditions of abundance of food. For example, in rats in Moscow, only move around a single home, not trying to capture more territory. Rats are very smart and have a good memory. They simply orentiruyutsya of complex sewer systems, remember your way and always know where they can hide. Rats run fast and constantly in motion. The rat swims well, according to some, this animal can be in water up to 70 hours, in addition, the rodent is able to dive and stay under water some time, and even hunt in the water column. Although the weak point of the rat – vision. Rats the eye effectively is not needed, the main thing is the nose. A wild rat will never be the home rat. Brand manual can only be a decorative rat. To buy a rat at any pet store. These days, all the white rats and blue rats are very popular as Pets. Large rats are not popular, now everybody is looking to have a baby. Continue reading
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
The desire to get a pet can strike at any age. And if the cats and dogs we all have a General idea, then smaller animals are often known only by the Windows of pet stores. Meanwhile, home-rodent – beast is almost perfect for apartment: movements limited to, stains, respectively, only in the cage, withdraw to walk is not necessary, it is possible to communicate the mood. But there are nuances in every decision, so let me propose the conclusions from our own limited experience.
Pet rodents and children
To make little animals for a small child can not be categorically. “A hamster for three year olds” is irresponsible and a crime against the child and against a living creature in a cage. Horror stories with swallowed by the hamsters appeared not on an empty place, and doctors-the vets can tell stories about “the child snapped hamster”. Do you really want to provide your baby with such memories?
To have a pet can and should, as soon as the child clearly will begin to grasp the concept that a living being can be hurt and offended and will distinguish the animal from toys. In this case, homemade pesto will become a true friend to the child and joy for the whole family, and is indispensable in the formation of a sense of responsibility. All children are different, but the age of five, must be to think this way.
So, the choice of rodent
Hamster, rabbit, Guinea pig, rat, chinchilla or degu? For those who have no clear preferences,will paint the main features of each animal that may affect the choice. Continue reading