Everything you wanted to know about Guinea pigs.

Brief information for beginners vinkovatov.

Basic facts about Guinea pigs

The name “Guinea pig” consists of two parts, the “sea” and “pig.” Why it was named so weird. The first part of the “sea” most likely indicates that pigs were brought from beyond the sea, therefore, most likely, they were called, “overseas”, then simplified to “sea”.

The second part of “pig” indicates that this name was given probably because of the similarity of the sounds issued by pigs and rodents. Learn more about the origin of the name can be found here .

The average life expectancy of Guinea pigs at home is 5-7 years.

Guinea pigs can make a variety of sounds: whistling rumbling grumbling noise, the clicking teeth, etc.

Another interesting fact about the behavior of Guinea pigs is the ability to bounce sharply. In English it is called “popcorning” because she hops like a corn which becomes popcorn. Continue reading

Exotic Pets.

Except the birds, You can also order their feathers. Bird feathers we collect under the order. The price of the pen is discussed separately.

Birds ( Aves ) — a class of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates, whose members are characterized by the fact that their body covered with feathers and forelimbs modified into organs of flight — the wings (species that do not fly, have underdeveloped wings). Initially the structure of the body of birds adapted for flight, although at present there are many kinds of flightless birds. Another distinctive feature of birds is the presence of beak. Today on Earth there are more than 9792 different species (in Russia — 600 types). Birds inhabit all ecosystems of the globe from the Arctic to the Antarctic. The science that studies birds is called ornithology.

Birds are well-isolated group of warm-blooded vertebrates. One of the most characteristic features of representatives which is the covering of feathers that protects the body from adverse changes in temperature and plays an important role in flight. The ability to fly is the main feature of birds (the lack of capacity in some modern birds — a secondary phenomenon). Continue reading

The description of Guinea pig skinny

Skinny (Skinny) is one of the most exotic species of Guinea pigs, they are widespread in captivity and are ideal for families with children because care for them, even little ones. Natural color pet brown-grey, abdomen lighter. The coat is missing, only on the head, shoulders and legs of the animal there is a small curly woolen cover. The body length of pigs up to 35 centimeters. It is a decorative variant, derived as a result of laboratory experiments and subsequent selection.

This is a muscular and well-fed animal, the head is of medium size, oval, with a wide front part. The head of males has a more rough shape than females. The rounded nose, large, gently curved profile. The eyes of a rodent round shape, convex and large, the color should match the main color. Ears widely spaced, slightly tilted forward, in the center there is a small wave.

The neck is short, thick, broad chest, well-developed, undesirable narrow shoulders and ill-developed thorax. Back straight, broad, without humping or sagging. Continue reading

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