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Snail Achatina.

Terrestrial gastropod molluscs of the subclass of the pulmonary snails. It is widely distributed in countries with tropical climate, a highly invasive species, is a pest of agricultural plants, especially sugar cane. At present further expansion of the area of Achatina stopped due to strict measures to maintain the quarantine. Was prevented by the outbreak of the invasion of snails in the United States. In Europe, including in Russia, where the survival of Achatina in nature is impossible, they are often kept as Pets.

The content of the snail Achatina (Terrarium)

Terrarium for Achatina can be done from a simple aquarium. The minimum size is 10 gallons per snail. The greater the aquarium, the bigger will grow your snail. The terrarium should be cover, because the snails can crawl out of it. It is desirable to arrange the small holes in the lid for better gas exchange. In a pinch, you can just lift the lid to form a small gap. At the bottom of the aquarium to put the litter. Litter can serve as soil “Begonia”, or ideally coconut substrate of 5-7 cm of the mound. You can build a small tub with fresh water, Achatina love to swim. Importantly, the depth of the trays did not allow the snail to choke. In General, Achatina well crawl under water, but accidentally falling into the tub on top,the little snail can drown from fright. You also need to make sure that the tray does not turn, if the snail starts to dig in the ground next to it, otherwise the water will melt, which is not good. Continue reading

Feeding the puppy Dachshund

A healthy Dachshund puppy . as a rule, is easily adaptable to any reasonable mode of feeding, even inappropriate for most of taxat “cat system” — when food is constantly in the bowl. However, it is advisable to feed your puppy several times a day, small portions, traditional dog food.

Derived from food calories consumed in childhood on growth, movement and metabolism, so I need to attach to the cost of the puppy’s body in every specific period.

To some extent, the feeding affects the rate of growth, but only within the so-called reaction norm of the organism, which is genetically. Therefore, keep your puppy on a starvation diet that it has not grown too large, useless, and few of today’s owners, this idea will come to mind. But overfeeding puppies and adult dachshunds, is a real challenge .

And advise here in grams very difficult: according to my records, our bitches the standard g/W taxes at 3 months weighed 4-4. 5 kg (final weight of 8.3 kg and 10), but the Kobel’kov American line in 3 months is 7.2 kg, and in 4 months is 8.6! It is clear that nutrient requirements are quite different.

The main criteria, do not overeat puppy — how it looks, how easy it moves and, of course, there are no problemwith stomach. Experienced dog person to navigate easier, but in any case you should have common sense and don’t shrink from to look at the pile that were “produced” by the puppy. The feces OK feature, but not “stone”, without undigested pieces; emptied the puppy without difficulty, the Pope does not travel; it happens several times a day. Continue reading

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