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
If you are the owner of American pit bull Terrier, South African Boerboel, Karelian bear dog, Anatolian Karabash, American Staffordshire Terrier, Caucasian shepherd, Alabai (and mixes of these breeds), you should prepare for in the near future they can be equated to the traumatic weapon. With all the consequences from incorrect ownership of such a “weapon”.
To the State Duma for the second reading (it is expected that it will be held in this parliamentary session) the bill “About responsible treatment of animals”, where the owners of the above “potentially dangerous” fighting dogs is mandatory to register them and undergo pre-training in the treatment of them. In addition, as written in the bill, “the owner of a potentially dangerous dog breeds over 18 months must have a certificate confirming the passage of the General dog training course (dog training),” and walking these dogs without a muzzle and without a leash is prohibited everywhere, even in the designated dog walking areas.
By the way, once it came to fighting breeds. The bill prohibits the organization of fights of animals, including human, and even “passionatecutie” (presence) on these fights — what would animals for any purpose as fighters, though the roosters, even dogs, and all other circuses, in which animals can cause injuries, too, fall under the ban.
However, short stories about dogs fighting breeds and the rules of conduct with them is just a small part of the draft law. It mentions a variety of animals.
“Pets”, or, in the usual way, Pets. There are chapters on farm animals; commensal (wild, which doesn’t contain people, but they live in conditions fully or partly created by human activities); office and so on.
Someone will be indignant that MPs strive to regulate, but not to argue that abnormal is just the current situation, when in this area of regulation is not at all. The pet owner should be responsible for his fate and the negative impact of your pet on the surrounding world. Continue reading
Ringworm in cats is a skin disease that is caused by parasites of the fungal family. Stuff is nasty, contagious, although the treatment at home can successfully compete with professional care. It is important to know what specific measures can be taken. Ringworm is a parasite on the entire surface of the skin, feeds on the outer layer of the epidermis, hair follicles, inner part of the hair.
Contributing moments for the development of lichen are any infectious, allergic skin lesions. Cats that have sensitive skin often react negatively to any external factors, changes in the diet have higher rates of shingles. At risk are animals suffering from any abnormalities of immune nature, recently underwent a large-scale infectious lesions. Antibiotics always greatly weaken the protective properties of the immune system. Months of therapy adversely affects, the immune system falls, the meeting with the patient deprive animals instantly provokes a fungal outbreak.
Poor nutrition, low content of vitamins, minerals is also a factor that reduce the natural resistance of the body of the pet. Balanced feeding, on the contrary, supports the strength of the animal at the proper level. The immune system manages to reflect the first chuzherodnym. Some breeds of cats exhibit a stronger dependence on the ringworm infection. Continue reading