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
We continue to talk about the requirements for the carriage of animals by transport. The train and bus.
The summer continues, and some of us are choosing to stay together with your pet. The question often arises about the rules of carriage of an animal transport. If you are traveling with your pet, you should be aware that any form of transportation for the animal – stress. Than he longer, the more deep, so many owners choose the plane. However, if for any reason you have to travel by train then you should know that from August 2014 entered new rules of animal transportation on the Russian Railways. They are more stringent and financially costly. Despite a petition of appeal to the head of Russian Railways, signed by over 150 thousands of pet owners, the law has not been revised and remains in effect.
1. Now to transport animals in trains only in the compartment (except for cars with 2-berth compartments and the Deluxe). Dogs (except large and guide dogs), cats, small (room) animals and birds are transported in carriers. cages, containers (total of three dimensions – no more than 180 cm), which must be placed on the ground for hand Luggage. For transportation in trains, Dalnevostochny small domestic animals (Pets), dogs and birds will be charged separately (by the way, she calculated the new special rates depending on trip distance). 2. To carry not more than one animal in a single decorated travel document (ticket) or not more than two animals or two small birds on the ticket excess Continue reading
Multifaceted and amazing world of birds. Not on the earth and there is no nation, no culture, civilization, which would remain indifferent to the amazing and unique feathered Kingdom. And it’s not just that the birds were and are sources of food and other material goods. If we trace the first steps of culture of any nation, among the most revered objects will be and poultry. The sacred bird is not only blind, mystical worship, and it is quite clear the personification of beauty and harmony. Each nation is understood to be beautiful in their own way — not as neighbors. Yet the folklore and spiritual culture of all Eurasian peoples like that in it, among many other living creatures it is the birds — the most popular characters or characters beautiful, kind, mysterious. Representative classes of birds cannot be confused with any other animals: feathers, wings and beak are all birds without exception. Birds from other classes of animals are distinguished with a great variety of shapes, colors, voices, behaviors, habitats. Each of the readers or “listalla” this book — at least a little bit, but the ornithologist (a specialist who studies birds). After all, a lot of chicken stalk or goose neck knows person of any profession and age, and even a dedicated vegetarian will quickly find the difference between a pillow full of ptichkina, and solid couch. Every poet dreams of a unique, the mark of an allegory — comparing, therefore, creative people are not so rarely reflect on his ornithological dictionary. Birds have captured the hearts and minds of people since time immemorial.
Even the kings are devotedly indulged in ornithological observations. And the great naturalist and the Creator of the theory of development of life on earth Charles Darwin wrote: “I Wonder that every gentleman does not become an ornithologist”. And remember our first books: alphabet books, alphabet books, coloring books — birds drawn there big set. Because they are beautiful. For their attractive appearance and cheerful behavior of the birds appeared very early in human houses as live jewelry. For the first time the concept of “bird room” (Stubenvogel) introduced a German naturalist I. M. Bechstein (1757-1822). He described all the known methods of catching, keeping, feeding and breeding of birds in captivity. His books stand 30 publications. Bird in the apartment is not only a pleasure for the hosts. Continue reading