Do two cats get along in the same house?
This question is, in fact, difficult. After all, everything depends, first of all, on the specific circumstances. Suppose a family has an adult cat. And this family wants to have…

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How to make a corner for a dog
The dog in the house is, of course, good, but before you take this crucial step, you need to solve a number of issues related to feeding, grooming, and, of…

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On holiday with a pet
Taking a pet with you on vacation is a responsible decision, since it is necessary for the pet to create all the conditions for comfortable living and moving, to carry…

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Aquarium for beginners. How to choose an aquarium for home
Aquarium is beautiful. But in order to admire the underwater world in your apartment, it is not enough just to go to the store and select the first tank you…

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Examine the glass

Wolves and dogs: degree of kinship between wild and domestic animals

Practically any person will answer where the man’s best friends came from – dogs. These pets certainly descended from the wolf, but at what point was their life course divided and priorities changed? Zoologists and cynologists are more than confident that the characteristics of an animal as a result of artificial selection can change extremely quickly and beyond recognition – by instinct, by character, by exterior. External signs for zoologists mean, for example, a lot – and color, and the length of the muzzle, and the location of the ears, and the shape of the eyes. Breeds of animals – both wild and domestic – are extremely diverse, and therefore the search for canine ancestors without the latest research methods would be futile. Continue reading

Raccoon-poloskun: cheerful clean

Rings on the tail
We often hear, especially from hunters, that raccoons live in our forests. However, with the same success it can be said that lions or tigers live in Central Russia. Because the animal from our forests is not a raccoon, but a raccoon dog, which was once imported from the Far East. There is a definite similarity, but, as they say, “a pig looks like a hedgehog, only the wool is not like that”! A real raccoon is the same relative to a dog, like a cat, that is, in general, no. Consequently, in the European part of Russia the raccoon is not fully inhabited, or rather, and not the raccoon at all, but the abbreviation: those who were too lazy to move their tongues, pronouncing the raccoon dog, reduced it to the first four letters. And she went to write the province, and still writes! Continue reading

Five Rare Dog Breeds Protected by Trustee States
The breeds of dogs, declared the national treasure of the state, in the whole world are not more than two dozen. These animals are exported from their home country with…

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Chameleons: camouflage virtuosos
But what kind of animal is it, with which most people are familiar only by hearsay, and not vividly, and about which three things are widely known: it can change…

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