Guinea pigs native to the Peruvian Andes. They were first domesticated by the Incas more 3 thousand years ago,raise them for food and even now in Peru have bred them for meat.These rodents and not pigs and have nothing to do with the sea.Pigs have called them, obviously,because they are usually quiet grunt, frightened, squealing like piglets .In the XVI century, the Spanish brought them to Europe by sea. Therefore, they were called overseas,and later sea. In nature, little remains of these animals,now in meadows and edges of woods from Colombia and Ecuador to Argentina, and also in the Andes at altitudes up to 4000 m there are wild Guinea pigs . They live in burrows and cracks in the ground, especially active at dusk,feeding on grasses and low-growing plants.Wild Guinea pigs form small groups up to 10 individuals, consisting of one male-the alpha male and his “harem” of several females. Young males father casts out at the latest four months old. In North America and in Europe, these tender,fluffy animals became favorites of the children and has gained General acceptance.Now you can find as regular light brown Guinea pigs and their form of diverse colors.Varieties with decorative fur like an Abyssinian and Peruvian Guinea pigs good for exhibitions, but require regular care. Guinea pig (Cavia porcellus) Length 8 cm, sturdy body,short legs,similar to the petals of the ears.The life of 4-5 years. Continue reading
In the first part we have already started to write about the care of Pets (part 1). today we continue the conversation about the brothers our smaller. In the first part of our article we talked about which products from our online store will need to care for the health and hygiene of your Pets. Now it’s time to talk about the other accessories needed your pet in everyday life.
Muzzles for dogs and cats
Yes, you heard right – and for cats, too, are the muzzles. Why you need it, you ask. Cat muzzle handy when cutting, trimming nails or visit to the vet . When you put a cat muzzle, she loses orientation and behave more calmly. You don’t will need an extra to calm her down, because we all know how sometimes it can be difficult to do. Muzzles for cats are made from fabric and are attached to satice-Velcro . In our online shop you can choose cat’s muzzles in different sizes. Well, muzzles for dogs is, of course, a familiar phenomenon. You can also buy fabric muzzles on the plastic latch.
Collars and roulette Any kind of pet, as if it was not attached to his house, always likes to walk in the fresh air. This is useful not only for dogs but also for cats,especially in spring or summer, when there are a lot of fresh green grass. Continue reading
A new study shows that children with autism, in which house live Pets (dog, cat, rabbit or other pet), have better social skills than the children in the house which didn’t have any Pets.
Previous research has shown that dogs stimulate social interaction in children with autism. However, the previously never studied the impact of other types of Pets on children with autism.
Dr. Gretchen Carlisle, the author of this study asserts that the presence in the house Pets helps autistic kids communicate with each other and with other people.
Pets serve as “social lubricants”, she explains. The study found increased sociability in autistic children, who live in the house Pets in comparison with these children who had no Pets.
“Children with autism are not always easy to interact with other people,” said Dr. Carlisle. “However, the presence in the house a pet often is itself easy conversation: if a visitor asks about the animal, the child is more likely to come into this conversation”. Continue reading