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Friday, March 18th, 2011
5:14 pm
[kurukus]
Все об играх

игры


Сайт рассчитан на специалистов в области логики и логического анализа естественного языка,


2:34 pm
[kurukus]
о мире и возможностях
ПОЗНАВАЕМОСТЬ МИРА Узнайте, что думал Сталин о мире.

Saturday, May 8th, 2010
4:16 am
[kurukus]
Сурикаты!
Наткнулась на объявление в каком-то комьюнити - заинтересовало. обожаю Поместье Сурикатов на Animal Planet!!!


Новый Очень интересный проект посвященный смешным зверькам - Сурикатам
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
7:42 pm
[kurukus]
Хорьки и хореманы
Новый информационный сайт про хорьков
все о фретках - домашних хорьках.

Friday, April 2nd, 2010
2:59 am
[kurukus]
Airy Elf's Greyhounds & Whippets Kennel
Airy Elf's Greyhounds and Whippets kennel.
Our Greyhounds first of all are companions, members of family and we'll never forget it. It is very important distinguishing feature of
Greyhounds: not only exterior but first of all character and temperament. Because most part of life Greyhound passes in family, with people and our principal task when mating is to save in our Greyhounds quiet, steady temperament, wonderful, lovely character and devotion and love of people, which inherent in this breed from time immemorial.
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Sunday, June 29th, 2008
4:11 am
[maska5060]
How To Clean A Bird Bath
How To Clean A Bird Bath
 by: Bill B. Carmel
Just like any other piece of outdoor equipment, your bird bath will need to be cleaned time to time. In order to prevent your fine feathered friends from becoming ill, be sure to clean your bird bath at least a couple times each season, especially if you regularly store you bird bath during the winter months. Also, it is critical you use bird-friendly cleaning products, as those used to clean pools or pond can potentially cause birds to become sick or even die due to the chlorine and other chemicals in these harsh cleaning agents. When cleaning your bird bath, follow these five easy steps to ensure the bath is clean and ready for your local birds to bathe and play.
1.) Empty the bath: Tip the bird bath to the side or remove the drain plug on the underside of the bird bath. Ensure you remove all dirt, leaves, and other debris that may be in the bath before continuing.
2.) Rinse the bath: Use a water hose (preferably one with a high-pressure nozzle) to spray the bird bath down. You may need to do this a couple times until the water draining from your bird bath is clear.
3.) Scrub the bath: Take a stiff brush and begin to scrub the bird bath. For algae or any stubborn stains, mix up a weak bleach solution. Mix three-fourths cup of bleach into one gallon of water, then scrub the bird bath well. Be sure not to use a stronger solution or any other chemicals or cleaners on your bird bath. Also, avoid using common dish soap to clean your bird bath, as any algae growing in the basin will not be killed.
4.) Soak the bath: If your bird bath is especially dirty or has a large amount of algae growth, let the bleach solution sit in the basin of the bath. Be sure to cover the bird bath with a piece of wood or plastic so that birds will not mistake the solution for water. After allowing the solution to sit approximately 15 minutes, scrub the basin again with the brush. If the basin is still not clean, repeat this step using fresh solution.
5.) Rinse the bath: After your bath is clean, be sure to thoroughly rinse the bleach solution from the basin. If any bleach is allowed to remain in the bird bath, the birds that bath from the basin may potentially fall ill. Many bird bath owners choose to keep their bird bath covered for a couple of hours so that fresh water can sit in the basin.
6.) Refill the bath: Once the bird bath is clean and thoroughly rinsed, refill the basin with clean, fresh water.
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Wednesday, June 18th, 2008
10:11 am
[maska5060]
Prevent Feline UTI With a Raw Food Diet (Part I)
Prevent Feline UTI With a Raw Food Diet (Part I)
 by: Nancy E. Wigal
A feline Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) often causes cats to stop using their litter boxes. This is a very painful condition for kitty. Using her logic, she thinks that because it hurts to use the litter box, maybe she should urinate someplace else. It might not hurt to urinate in another part of the house. And so the problems begin...
Feline UTIs are quite preventable and treatable. Your vet will prescribe antibiotics to clear up the infection. But the deeper cause is most often the food your cat eats.
Most commercial pet foods contain only meat by products and carbohydrates. Cats are pure carnivores - they must eat meat to stay healthy. Cats don't need carbohydrates, but unfortunately from their youngest days, they're fed commercial pet foods that are chock full of everything but meat. Many experts believe carbohydrates contribute to feline UTIs.
Along with the antibiotics, your vet will often prescribe special cat food to prevent UTIs.
But, cats being the creatures they are sometimes reject what's good for them. This doesn't mean you have to despair and give up, because many pet food manufacturers sell high quality cat food that doesn't promote feline UTI episodes.
One diet option that is very successful in stopping feline UTIs is a raw meat diet for your cat.
Raw meat! Why?
Because feral cats exist on whatever they can hunt down. Wild kitties subsist on protein - mice, moles, rats, and any other creature they can kill and eat. Because ferals eat pure protein, they usually don't end up with feline UTIs.
I like the idea of a raw food diet, but there are special considerations you must know.
First, raw food is very prone to spoiling quickly, so whatever amount you put out for your cat must be eaten in one session. This will take some guessing on your part to determine a consistent amount to thaw out for each meal.
Next, you need to be sure the quality of the raw food you buy for kitty is pure and safe, and not already spoiled. Check around your neighborhood for merchants who specialize in raw pet diets. They purchase extremely high quality raw rabbit, turkey, chicken, duck, and mutton.
But the real joker in the deck regarding a raw food diet is kitty herself. Will she even eat raw food? Soon after diagnosing my cat Scout with a feline UTI, I did the research on raw food and decided to try to switch her over. I found a local pet food store that sold raw meat. I picked up a small amount of rabbit and chicken for her.
Well, I got home all excited and put the raw chicken down for Scout. I crossed my fingers, hoping this would relieve me of trying to do more research on cat food that wouldn't infect her urinary tract.
Scout crouched over the chicken, sniffed it and gagged! Then she gave me a look of pure misery and slunk away.
Her step brother JJ wolfed it down and asked for more. Sheesh!
OK...back to the drawing board! I then fell back on Plan B for getting Scout to eat better and prevent future feline UTI problems. I'll share that with you next week.
If you think you'd like to try a raw food diet for your kitty, please consult with your vet before doing so. Follow her advice and instructions on how to transition your cat safely. And don't forget - the biggest veto resides with your kitty!

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Monday, June 9th, 2008
12:11 am
[maska5060]
Choosing The Best Pets For Kids
Choosing The Best Pets For Kids
 by: Larry Chamberlain
"Can I have a puppy? Please, oh please, I'll take care of it and look after it and everything"
Just what do you say to your kids when they ask for a pet? It is perfectly true that growing up with a family pet can teach children responsibility and to develop their social skills. Also cultivating good feelings towards pet animals helps kids to develop a sense of self esteem and help them to establish trusting relationships with other human beings. But before you give in to your kid's demands for a pony, rabbit, salamander, kitten, boxer, python, or macaw, there is plenty for you to consider.
The first thing to keep in mind is that no matter how much your kid promises that she or he will be the one to take care of the pet, some if not all of that responsibility will fall upon you. That is an inevitable, inescapable fact. No matter how good the child's intention is, there will be some, and perhaps many, occasions when other things take priority in their minds and the pet is unintentionally neglected. That is, the pet would be neglected if you were not there to step in, because somebody has to.
Secondly a child may sincerely believe that the thing that they most want in the world is a cute little black and white kitten, just like their best friend of the moment has. The child has really convinced themselves that they want a kitten, and a kitten will hold their interest for ever and ever. And so it would, until their new best friend of next week gets a pet lizard which is just sooo cool. So you will want to make absolutely sure that the pet that your child is demanding will be a long term passion, and not just a fleeting interest.
It will be a good idea to discuss the idea with the whole family. How do they feel about yapping dogs, hair shedding Persian cats, squawking parrots? If one of your children is allowed their very own pet hamster, will all of the child's siblings demand a pet of their own too? Does anybody in the family suffer with an allergy that would make sharing their home with a certain animal intolerable?
Is the type of animal your child is asking for suitable for your family, and your family's life style? A dog that needs two trips to the park every single day may not be suitable for a family who is away from the house all day. And no matter how much the child promises that they will walk the dog, there will be times that they will fail to do so, (and times that you may not want them to, after dark for example). Choosing pets for kids is not easy, often the type of pet that they plead for would not be the best match for their age and experience with animals.
You should also consider cost. Not only the cost of acquiring a pet, but more importantly the cost of taking care of it. All animals involve a financial commitment, food, vet bills, pet care products etc. You don't want to acquire a pet for your kid only to find that you don't have the financial means to keep it. Small pets for kids often have less costs involved in looking after them than larger pets do.
There are many other things to consider when choosing pets for kids, but hopefully this short article will have prompted you to think about the fact that buying an animal for a child, is not the same thing as buying a kid a cell phone or a bicycle. Pets are living breathing creatures, they need care, they need commitment, they need love.

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