"Basic training" for novice owners and people who are going to have a ferret
Home a ferret (or ferrets) is a domesticated form of the wild forest the ferret inhabiting the forests and steppes of Europe. The ferrets inherited from ancestors many features of…

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Surely every animal lover at least once in life thought about what it was like to keep house an octopus or a raccoon.
In the countries of the former Soviet Union used to have dogs, cats, fish, rodents and some birds. Therefore it is necessary to consider what Pets live in families, living…

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Who to start and who doesn’t

This choice of pet can be explained only by the desire of man to assert themselves. In captivity can live almost all known reptiles. But many of them are not suitable for Amateur content. In the first place because the number of possible Pets should be excluded really dangerous: poisonous snakes and lizards (many of the monitor lizards, adotube), any crocodile, large, carnivorous turtles. Unfortunately, the people who give birth to such monsters (though in reality, it is a wonderful creation, monsters they become in the apartments), are not motivated by love and interest in animals, but not quite worthy desire to stand out and assert themselves.

You should not keep at home and harmless, but large reptiles, such as huge pythons and Boas. Im in an apartment too small, and its supposed to feed rabbits and cats. Each feeding turns into a scene from a horror movie. People with normal mentality such will not be able to carry.

Steppe tortoises should not start at home. Should abandon the majority of representatives of native fauna. You can’t just go into the woods and catch the fancy snake or lizard. From an ethical point of view it is unacceptable to relate to nature. In addition, it is prohibited by environmental legislation and the International Convention for the protection of species of wildlife. To nucleosidase and from the acquisition of land turtles. They’re cute and kids love. But to create them at home the required conditions is almost impossible. Few professionals are engaged in captive breeding of steppe tortoises, and those that are sold everywhere, savagely caught in nature. That is, by purchasing a turtle, you are encouraging poachers and the animal inevitably doomed to a painful existence. Continue reading

Most expensive cat breed

Perhaps, cats are the most usual companions of people in the modern world. Them with equal success can be found in the city’s avenues and on quiet country lanes. Cats walk by themselves and on rooftops and in doorways and basements and backyards on the benches and in parks and even in the woods near settlements.

For wanting to have a kitten there is nothing easier, just to look around. Almost certainly to meet the ad “selling a kitten for a nominal fee or give a kitten in good hands”, not to mention the many homeless kittens, which you can find in almost any large yard.

However, among these familiar Pets, there are those who will not meet just on the street. This cat is a rare and expensive breeds. The cost of these cats can reach several tens of thousands of dollars and depend on the rarity of the breed and purity of pedigree.

The first category expensive cat breeds include individuals with a good pedigree. Among these individuals are quite famous and popular cat breeds like Persian, Himalayan, Russian Blue and British Shorthair. “Normal” kittens of these breeds (without a pedigree) it is possible to buy almost nothing, but cotcot purebred parents already sell for an impressive 5-6 thousand dollars.

The second category of expensive cats are often referred rare in Russia and is therefore considered an “exotic” breed. This is such breeds as tailless Menksy, American Curls (with curled back ears), a huge Maine Coon (growing more than a meter in length), Scottish fold (with the unusual shape of the ears and squeaks instead of meowing). The cost of the kittens of these breeds even without a pedigree usually starts from $ 500, and the cost of alimony kittens can fly “up to heaven”. Continue reading

Veterinary clinic. Exotic animals

Our veterinarians have extensive experience treating exotic animals, who often refuse to help the veterinary clinic of the city. The clinic carries out professional treatment of various types of domestic and wild animals: rodents, lagomorphs, hedgehogs, birds, reptiles, canids, felids, viverrids, bats, primates.

You can also get advice on feeding and keeping, the breeding of domestic and exotic animals at home.

Unique specialists.

In our clinic a team of true professionals with different areas of specialization: herpetologist, ornithologist, ratolog.

Veterinary doctors of the veterinary clinic of the Leningrad Zoo are constantly improving their skills and study modern methods of treatment of exotic and domestic animals. The experience acquired by the veterinary doctors for many years in the Leningrad Zoo is not available to many professionals in our area.

Our specialists regularly participate in international veterinary conferences and as speakers and as listeners by sharing experiences with professionals of world class. Continue reading