Stick insects - Unusual Pets
Insects rarely kept as Pets. For some it is difficult to care, others look too unattractive. But the stick is another matter. In fact, they are most common among insects…

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Stick insects - Unusual Pets
Insects rarely kept as Pets. For some it is difficult to care, others look too unattractive. But the stick is another matter. In fact, they are most common among insects…

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Guinea pigs – care and maintenance

How to bathe a Guinea pig of interest to many owners of Guinea pigs. Bathing Guinea pigs need about 1 a month. Owners often worry when it comes time to wash, especially if the water pig begins to resist and squeak. So as not to cause moral, and even more physical harm to your pet, follow our recommendations.

Abnormal occlusion of the teeth, not Stacijas, as expected, can much atractii to pose a threat to the life of the pig. The length of teeth of Guinea pigs need to constantly monitor and, if necessary, to bite off their sharp wire cutters to the desired length.

The owner of the Guinea pig need to know what to look for to identify a sick Guinea pig or not. If you find at least one of the following symptoms, always consult with your pet to the vet. Let the veterinarian conduct a complete examination and determine what the cause of the malaise.

Buying a Guinea pig, you need to first decide some important issues. Are you able to care for a Guinea pig throughout her life? Do you have the time and desire to communicate with your pet every day? Continue reading

How dangerous is psittacosis? Veterinary laboratory

Pathogen — neorickettsia (chlamydia), in their evolutionary development they are between bacteria and viruses.

The source of infection is often a sick bird — a virus carrier, releasing the microorganisms from nasal mucus, sneezing, coughing, with the dung. Infection occurs by airborne and alimentary, particles of dried droppings from sick birds, downs, slomannye the epithelium of the skin can get into the lungs, air sacks of birds and gastro-intestinal tract and there penetrating through the mucous membranes, causing the disease. A bird ill with psittacosis, usually for a long period of time remains a virus carrier.

Reservoir and source of infection for humans are domestic and wild birds. The largest epidemiological significance have Pets poultry (especially ducks and turkeys), room birds (parrots, wavy parrots, Canaries and other small songbirds) and especially urban pigeons and crows, the infestation of which ranges from 30-80%.

Ill persons who are constantly in contact with birds (poultry workers, meat processing plant, breeders of birds, etc.) the Ill person primarily middle-aged and older, children get sick much less often. Patients with psittacosis not a danger to others represent. In the human body, the pathogen enters mainly through the mucous membranes of the respiratory system. Infection occurs by inhalation of dust containing chlamydia (dried particles of bird faeces and discharge from the beak, contaminated particles down, etc.). Continue reading

How birds foretell rain

Feathered inhabitants of the globe can not only delight us with their beauty and wonderful singing. They are able to predict the rain. so much so that some weather forecasters should learn at them. No wonder there are a lot people’s will and Proverbs about the weather-related behavior of the birds.

Our ancestors had no Internet, no TV with the weather forecast, so they had to observe nature and its inhabitants, they succeeded. Modern climatology, with good technical and research base also does not ignore the “predictions” of birds, and finds scientific confirmation of national signs.

Why birds can predict the rain?

Birds have a very well developed senses, so they can not only perfectly oriented in space, but also to catch the slightest changes in atmospheric pressure, humidity and temperature of the air, to feel the weakening of solar radiation and the decrease in light when the first clouds before the rain .

Birds are sensitive to changes in the electric field before thunder storm and rain. All birds feel that people can notice, carefully observing them.

“Birds are the barometers” predicting rain:

Perhaps the most famous signs: swallows fly low during the day – soon it will rain. Indeed, before the rain insects, which pitulski, do not rise high above the ground, and over them the swallows and Swifts also have to reduce altitude. Continue reading