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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

Children and Pets

Any parents with the new baby, there are always issues associated with cohabitation of the child and of a pet – be it cat, dog, parrot, Guinea pig or aquarium fish. Often even before the birth of your baby in the house there favorite pet. It is a source of concern about his interaction with the child. You first need to show the animal to the vet and get the necessary vaccinations. If the family no one Allergy to wool, most likely this disease will not affect your child. But in any case it is impossible to leave an aggressive animal that may cause injury to baby. Perhaps in this case your pet will have to find new owners.

There are many examples of jealous pet (especially cats) to the child. With the advent in your home a new family member, the cat is also beginning to require increased attention, trying to go exactly to the spot where lies the little one, jumping the nursery bed or a wheelchair. You can try to solve this problem by organizing a home favorite of her “personal” area with a comfortable bed and toys. Don’t forget to care for your pet, give food on time, promptly remove the toilet or clean the cage, play, stroke and talk druzhelyubnye. Give the animal to understand that your attitude towards him has not changed in a negative way.

Wanting to combine accommodation of the child and the animal in the same room, you need to understand that it would cause you even more liability. Have to clean the apartment more carefully, to toddler, crawling around on the floor, not dragged in mouth of cat or dog hair, food or litter. However, the benefits of cohabitation of the child and of the animal weight. First of all – your child will learn to behave properly with the animals, feed, walk and play with him, and this is the first step to understanding the responsibility towards the pet. A cat or a dog can be a good friend for your baby, as a pet he will not be bored and not afraid to stay home. Continue reading

Pets during pregnancy

Many people planning the birth of a child, decide to have a pet, believing that if the child will grow up with a cat or a dog, it will bring him lots of joy and teach to love animals. But if a woman is in the position it needs to be very careful with Pets during pregnancy, because sometimes contact with them can lead to the most unpredictable and dangerous consequences!

Of course, if you already have a pet, you don’t have to look for new housing during your pregnancy, but you should protect yourself and your child from any potential danger.

Is it safe to keep dogs and cats?

When it comes to choosing Pets, the most popular are dogs and cats. Dog is man’s best friend, but if your house is inhabited by a large breed, make sure that it was not possible to jump you on your stomach, especially if you visilite in a chair or lie on the sofa. Try to shift responsibilities for daily walks and play with my dog on my husband.

Preferably, as soon as you decide to get pregnant, to make the dog all the necessary vaccinations. If you do not have time to do before pregnancy, make sure you vaccinate your dog before the appearance in your home newborn baby!

Cats – the second most common pet. But pregnant women should be very careful when handling the cat, as it may be a carrier of a dangerous disease for pregnant women – toxoplasmosis! Continue reading

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