The French lop rabbit is one of the biggest races, and weighing over 6 pounds in size they do not much inferior to a flemish giant. These are big friendly animals and are very affectionate towards people, especially interested in children, they want you to come sit with them and like to be closer and cuddle. They point rather not be lifted! You have chance to thrash them, thus making your ugly scratch or damage their back ones own so it is necessary that you lift them well. And the right thing would be to lift them with one hand between the legs supporting the breast, and with your other hand supporting their ass, just above the tail, thereby tilting the animal you’re sitting a bit, and keep it quiet.
Wrap them with your hands, that gives them a certain feeling of security. When they feel that they are at risk of falling, they will certainly oppose! Never lift the animal by his neck! A French lop is much too large and heavy for that, and it is true that rabbit do not like that. There may be internal bleeding occur, and pygmy rabbit gently, the skin so thin that even down to tear!
The French lop is a large animal and thus not suitable to be lugged around by children. It is always the best to just let them run free, and then they will somehow crawl on your lap as they want.
Because the French lop is a large animal, he is not suitable for keeping inside the house. If you do not have another choice then if would be good if you walk him around 1 or 2 times a day. You should choose a big yard to run, and a water-proof box to a night sleep. If you choose him to be outside in the winter, you would really do him a favor. A French lop developed a very thick undercoat that protects it from moisture and cold, and with such a thick coat in the living room where it can be about 22 degrees, the animal may even collapse from the heat. If it is very hard winter put some sawdust hay and straw in his cage. This way he can stay outside. Read the rest of this entry »
The Main Coon finds its origin in America. There are many stories about the origin of this breed. A popular urban myth is that the Maine Coon would be a cross between a lynx and a raccoon. In reality, a very lovely Maine Coon cat which is fine to keep as pets.
The Maine Coon cat is the prototype of all ages in New England, Maine and surrounding states on the north coast of the United States. The Maine Coon is descended from some long-haired cats and cats that carried the gene for long hair. Long ago they were brought to America by colonists from Europe. In winter it was often very cold, and had a great advantage with long-haired cat fur.
The Head: has high cheekbones, and often have a somewhat broad, strong chin.
Eyes: large, oval and slightly rounded.
Ears: the ears are set wide apart and she pointed to walk. Typically, the plumes from the inner ear to the outside.
Body: one of the largest cat breeds we know, especially the males tend to be large and muscular, with a broad chest. The legs are shorter, have heavy bones and large round feet which also often have hair tufts between the toes.
Tail: long, returned to the back should extend at least to the neck.
Coat: dense, thick, long coat, and often wear a collar. The structure of the coat depends on the color. In summer the fur is often a lot shorter than in winter, the bushy tail is always against them.
Colour of hair: the Maine Coon is found only in natural colors, black, cream, blue, brown, red, blue and cream, sometimes with white tabbytekening course, or a white undercoat.
Main Coons are nice, sweet and cheerful animals. Normally they go well with other pets and if the introduction has taken place as a kitten, with dogs will go well together. Usually happy cuddled and caressed, and like to be brushed occasionally.
The long fur is the self-cleaning and usually leaves with an occasional brush in excellent condition. Brush must not be too hard, this can damage the coat. In spring and summer, the coat moult. The bushy tail is always there. Read the rest of this entry »
Watch this video to get some tips and techniques on grooming your pet.
Domestic animals kept as pets are useful in a number of ways. They provide love and affection to the owner, dispel loneliness and generally foster caring and interactive behavior, which is beneficial to both the master as well as the pet.
The topmost pet by far in terms of popularity is the dog. Not for nothing are dogs known as man’s best friend. A pet dog is a wonderful companion and after a time, the dog can sense the master’s moods also. They are the most loyal and forgiving of pets and make excellent guards as well. Around kids, dogs are mostly playful and friendly. They are relatively inexpensive to maintain and do not require any extra care either, apart from being fed at proper intervals and taken for walks. The annual vaccinations are of course essential to keep them healthy. A bit of show of affection and the dog will be your friend for life. Read the rest of this entry »
Pet insurance is just like any other type of health insurance. You pay a monthly fee and your pet is insured. This means that if anything happens to your dog, such as being attacked by another dog, getting hit by a car or becoming ill the insurance company will cover the costs of any medical bill that may ensue. Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean that pet insurance Australia will give you free dog care for life. You still have to pay things like deductibles and copays. But when your dog is severely injured and the bill costs thousands of dollars you’re only going to pay a small fraction of that money.
Pet insurance isn’t generally considered necessary by the average pet owner. Read the rest of this entry »
Pet owners are faced with a difficult decision when they choose to go on a holiday. They must decide what to do with their pets while they are gone. There are several solutions to their dilemma.
Many pet owners prefer to go somewhere that they can take their pets along for the journey, and a pet hotel Melbourne will make allowances for holiday goers who do not want to leave their pets at home. Some pets do not feel comfortable away from their owners even for a short time. Therefore, pet owners will struggle with taking a holiday or staying home with their pets. With the option of staying in a hotel that caters to animals, that decision will become easier.
Another option is to find someone who is willing to stay in the home with the pet until the family returns from the holiday. Read the rest of this entry »
The koala is often called a bear because its appearance is much like that of a bear. Yet the koala is a marsupial and not a bear.
Characteristics of the body
Koalas have five fingers on its hands including fingerprints. Two of the fingers are very mobile, just like thumbs. Also, a koala, like people, snore. Koalas have a tail, but it has no special function. Most koalas are gray (all shades of grey) with white color on their chin, chest, and forelegs. The male weighs about 12 pounds and the female weighs about 8 pounds.
Koalas live in groups, many are in contact each other. They are also very territorial. Also, koalas are very lazy animals, they hang in a tree all day and sleep even 20 hours. In the remaining 4 hours is spent eating. Because of their laziness and the fact that they do not move too quickly, they unfortunately also easy prey for hunters (because of their fur, although this is more controlled), predators (including dingoes) and natural disasters such as forest fires.
Koalas love eucalyptus leaves and therefore live mainly in and near the Eucalyptus trees. This is almost their only food. Eucalyptus leaves are low in calories and thus virtually the nutrition of koalas because of their lazy lifestyle so much energy burned. Eucalyptus leaves contain much moisture on the other hand, just the right amount of moisture the koala needs. In this way, he even his food and drink to come down.
Koalas reproduce slowly and the mother gets one young at a time. The slow propagation is also one of the reasons that this animal still reasonably threatened with extinction. The mating season for koalas is usually in the summer time. The young (a Joey ) is already 5 weeks after birth and is only 2 inches long and bald and blind. For six months he lives with the mother in the pouch. Read the rest of this entry »
Fireworks and lots of food. This is for many people the holiday season. Christmas and New Years are celebrated. Especially with lots of food and fireworks. But pets can have the holiday season a little more attention. Especially since they can not stand chocolate and fireworks can be damaging to pets.
Chocolate is very dangerous for dogs: it can even be fatal
The combination of dog and chocolate is a very dangerous combination. While dogs just so love the delicacy. Because it is often thought that animals know exactly what is good for them, but that’s wrong. Because chocolate can kill a dog. A big dog who accidentally gets a piece of chocolate will not immediately die. But a little dog that gets 50 grams of dark chocolate can be very ill or even die.
Why is chocolate dangerous for dogs?
Chocolate contains theobromine in traces. This gives the typical taste treat. Milk chocolate has less theobromine than plain chocolate. The bitter taste comes from here. White chocolate contains Theobromine, but very few.
Theobromine has a number of effects, but it also irritates the body. And in dogs is much larger than the effect in humans. If theobromine in the dogs stomach stays, much more gastric juice is produced. Therefore, gastric ulcers, but also acute vomiting and diarrhea occurs. But does more theobromine. It is quickly absorbed into the blood and it attacks the heart muscle too. As a result the animal has rapid breathing. The breath passes through the material much faster. If an animal had lots of chocolate, it can die from cardiac arrest.
What should you do if your dog has eaten chocolate?
If a dog has eaten chocolate, the owner must as soon as possible contact the vet. Who will advise what to do. Often the vet will inject a substance to make the dog vomit. In this way the theobromine leaves the body again. Read the rest of this entry »
For sure, every pet owner sooner or later must face certain hygienic problems while holding the animal under their roof. Among such problems, the most noticeable one is problem of pet odour which can be really annoying and persistent if not treated right. Luckily, there are services, products and people which can get the owner great amount of help with even most extreme cases. One of the top companies which handle oduor problems is Xout.com.au, a cleaning products and odour removal company which offers great cleaning products which can make your and life of your pet much much easier. Read the rest of this entry »
Many people who are thinking about getting a dog worry about whether dogs might be dangerous to their health or the health of their family members. In fact, according to physicians, dogs are a safe addition to any family and can actually benefit your health.
When preparing to get a dog, it’s important to take steps to prevent a few things that could end up being dangerous to your health. First, make sure to pick out a dog whose temperament has been evaluated, either by you, the breeder, or a temperament expert at the humane society. There are many books and websites out there to help you find out how to do a series of simple tests on a puppy or adult dog to evaluate their temperament. Temperament evaluation is critical so that you can avoid getting a dog that could bite or act aggressively. Read the rest of this entry »
Obedience is one of the responsibilities a dog owner has to teach his dog. It is vital that dogs know their place in today’s society, which includes understanding exactly what is expected of them and to know how they have to behave. Easy commands such as sit, down, come, stay and lay down can easily be taught at home, but when it comes to defending property, or a person, you may need the help of skilled professionals who understand dog psychology and know exactly how to make you, the master, and your dog connect.
Training helps build a strong bond of trust between you and your four-legged companion. Your dog will be trained to seek your approval in everything he does, and at the same time this will give him/ her confidence and security, as well as a feeling of accomplishment. Masters have to understand that obedience training can be frustrating at first and depending on the methods used, and the dog’s learning abilities, can be a lengthy process.
Positive reinforcement, a key element of dog training, does not always solve behavior problems, but can be a solid foundation to help solve a number of problems often experienced with domesticated canines. Knowing when to reward you dog, and when not to, is indeed a vital part of obedience training. Your actions will affirm the behavior guidelines you expect your dog to learn or ignore. Read the rest of this entry »
Having birds in our homes can bring great joy and most types of birds can live a very long time. Some even outlive their owners, living to be 100 years old or older. In order for them to have a long healthy life span, it’s up to us to keep them safe.
It is important to remember that although accidents can and will most likely happen, most that effect our feathered friends can be avoided by knowing what may harm your bird and making changes to keep them out of harm’s way.
Just because your bird is in his or her cage, does not always mean they are safe. Some of the things we use on a daily basis may be very harmful for our birds and we may not realize we are endangering them. Scented candles and potpourri may be deadly for your bird. Never burn scented candles or keep anything of the sort in the same room as your bird. Read the rest of this entry »