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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

Exotic Pets

Usually, thinking about a pet, pop up images of cats, dogs, parrots and less fish. But there are people who prefer exotic animals. Will try to tell about the main representatives of the exotic in our apartments. Snail is the most harmless, undemanding and does not require a lot of effort and time in care. These animals live well in our homes and can become the first pet our kids. To maintain the natural living conditions of the cochlea need a terrarium with a small pond. For a comfortable life, she does not need additional sources of light and sleep, she feels fine at room temperature and sunlight. As a popular exotic pet is the Madagascar cockroach. He also unpretentious and safe. In addition to interest, this inhabitant can bring a very significant advantage – saves you from the cockroaches home. Funny, the hiss produced by the cockroach doesn’t leave indifferent people.

Survives well in apartment conditions chinchilla. These little creatures love to make surprises to its hosts. They are obedient and more prone to training. Their content is straightforward. These little rodents with big eyes become the favorites of many. Also popular other rodents: rabbits, rats, mice and ferrets. The next group of animals, which some people refer to domestic species, reptiles. Razlichnyie snakes, lizards, turtles and even crocodiles appeared in the apartments of our fellow citizens. Continue reading

Small rodents as Pets

To the group of small mammals include hamsters . gerbils . Guinea pigs . mice and rats . they can often be found in pet stores, and they are common Pets. Although they are all rodents (except, perhaps, Guinea pigs, whose attitude to the class of rodents is disputed in the scientific community), they have different needs for space and social interaction, and they have different qualities when the content in the house. The following comparison will help You decide which animal is suitable for You.

Syrian or Golden hamsters live on average 2-3 years. The body length of adult individuals of about 6 inches. They are solitary animals that should be kept in a cage one by one. The minimum cage size is – 12×18 inch (height 12 inches), but since hamsters are quite active, the bigger the cage the better (modular plastic cages for hamsters are often too small for them). The Syrian hamsters . which tame from an early age, usually cute animals, but if they rarely borrow, they can be aggressive and can bite (they are also nocturnal animals, it is difficult for them to Wake up and they can be irritable if they Wake in the daytime). In General, the hamsters are widely available on sale, they make hoosiermama animals, and their advantage is that they can keep one. Also becoming more available in the sale of some types of dwarf hamsters . They are smaller than Syrian hamsters are often more social, at least in comparison with other types of hamsters. Some have earned a reputation as biters, although this to some extent depends on their type and on how they are treated. Continue reading

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