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Rat. A wild rat.

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

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

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