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Four-leg exotic of

From a chinchilla to the cayman

Every year exotic animals become more and more popular. Striking with the unusual coloring or a peculiar temper, they bring a charm of the distant countries in life of owners. However the coexistence with such foreigner in one apartment means not only pleasant efforts.

the Fluffy goalkeeper

to the easiest in contents from exotic animals experts recognize by

a Madagascar cockroach. However, at home there is not a lot of persons interested to get such living creatures - in consciousness of the Russian person the cockroach remains a being against whom it is necessary to fight, but not to be on friendly terms. Our person prefers something is more fluffy and it is lovelier, for example a chinchilla.

Ancient Inca idolized chinchillas, considering as their wise keepers of mountains and rocks maintaining natural harmony in balance. This charming creation by the size is no more than rabbit, come to us from South America, possesses amusing and lovely appearance. What is cost by only big brilliant eyes and serebristo - gray fur which differs in unusual tenderness, beauty and durability. The sable or a mink cannot compete with it even. Short forward pads, long moustaches, large ears and a fluffy tail give them a funny look, and good-natured and curious temper disarms all who at least once communicated to a chinchilla.

Care of this small animal is rather simple

. However it is impossible to forget at all that a chinchilla by origin a rodent, and very often her instincts break outside. And all of them gnaw that occurs in the path: furniture, wall-paper, wires and equipment.

By the way, chinchillas are easily trained and with pleasure participate in various games. Speak, one school student learned the clever alumna to jump through a string and to play goal the improvised football field. The small animal was the remarkable goalkeeper. Here only catching a small rubber ball, the dexterous goalkeeper in a rush of feelings several times bit through it through, and sometimes gnawed through also wooden gate.

the Cost of a chinchilla is not high

: the small animal of a standard (gray) color will cost you from 40 to 100 dollars, depending on a family tree, quality of fur, etc. The animal not in the market, and is better to buy from the manufacturer. Unfortunately, the mass of cases when the animals bought privately died is known, without having lived at new owners and week.

Skilled manufacturers do not recommend to get chinchillas to people at whom is or the child is planned. Because many children and pregnant women can have an allergy to hay and sand. Besides, if with chinchillas it is awkward to address and squeeze, then they can bite. The chinchilla and to people who long vanish at work will not approach or like to travel. As the chinchilla a night small animal, naturally, his activity and noisiness becomes aggravated at night that too can cause troubles to especially nervous owners.

the Lizard with dog character

the Most popular and popular exotic animal in Russia for several last years remain p iguanas. The effective reptile possesses quite specific appearance - as a rule, green, with an unusual crest on a back and a throat bag, she reminds a dragon.

they are more similar

On character on... dogs - iguanas are attached to the owner and at once recognize him among others. This lizard is famous for the friendliness, not aggression, cleanliness and what quickly becomes attached to the person. Breeders of iguanas claim that their favourites it is much cleverer than cats and dogs.

can be Bought

an iguana approximately for 70 dollars, and on a cub of the price begin from 30 dollars. If you decided to get an iguana, surely take care of purchase of a terrarium. Natives of the Central and South America, these reptiles do not take out cold and prefer temperature about 30 - 35 degrees of day and 20 - 22 degree - at night. However keeping of an iguana - rather expensive occupation. The most unpretentious terrarium will cost you not less than 70 dollars. Besides, it requires still special lighting, plants and so on.

here in food of a lizard are rather unpretentious

A. Their main diet - salad from small cut greens, vegetables, fruit, they will not disdain and a grass, leaves of dandelions, and the favourite delicacy - a water-melon - they are ready to absorb in any quantities. Iguanas will not refuse and from house plants - especially they love cactuses.

on condition of observance of a vegetarian diet of an iguana live long enough - about 20 years. From diseases which can threaten your slow favourite manufacturers allocate cold (all - an animal thermophilic) and obesity. That lizards had no hypodynamia, in a warm season they can be walked on a special lead.

should not forget

that despite the peaceful character if a reptile feel danger, then can bite.

If you are an owner of the small apartment, several times think before getting this animal - sometimes iguanas grow to 1 meter 80 centimeters, and the most part of their “growth“ the tail - from 1 to 1,2 m


Chameleons and others

according to owners of pet-shops, recently close relatives of iguanas - chameleons began to be in great demand. Depending on its emotional and physiological state, and also ambient temperature, coloring of this fancy animal can change with serovato - green, merging with wood foliage, to black, dairy or lilac.

Inactive chameleons are capable to sit long in one place, having clasped a branch with fingers, a tail and from time to time grabbing production with language. But if necessary can run and jump quickly enough on branches.

However care of them is required to

more troublesome, than for iguanas. Chameleons, also as well as iguanas, do not refuse fruit and vegetables, but give preference to insects - flies, crickets, cockroaches and the African flour worms whom it is possible to come trudging in pet-shops. And the forage has to be obligatory live because an eye of a chameleon is arranged so that it reacts only to the moving production.

of Venomous snakes and spiders, crocodiles or dwarfish caymans, become attribute of respectability, experts, and also extravagant and rich people as behind them a certain leaving and conditions of keeping that is necessary not to all in power generally contain. Fashion - fashion, but many of breeders of these animals forget to take an interest, than stay in the apartment threatens their favourite. Besides many diseases to which exotic animals are subject, are not up to the end studied.

Often owners just do not represent that keeping of the same cayman - business very troublesome and demanding not only big expenses, but also special knowledge. And snakes, for example, demand permanent and careful care. Indoors exclusive purity has to be observed. The snake who crept out on a dirty carpet or a floor can get sick with stomatitis and, as a result, pneumonia. Sometimes people do not cope with education of animals and hand over them in nurseries and zoos. As experts speak, many animals are already sick and it is almost impossible to cure them.

Psychologists claim that there can live under the same roof with a wild animal only internally mature and harmonious people. Therefore before buying an exotic animal, weigh everything pros and cons and do not forget Ekzyuperi`s word that “we in the answer for those who were tamed:“.