Monthly Archives: March 2011

Strange Pets: Ever Heard of Someone Keeping an Anteater as a House Pet?

Ever dreamed of getting yourself a pet that’s just a little bit different from your average cat or dog?

Well, Angela Goodwin, a freelance writer and exotic animal educator from Oregon, USA, has been sharing her home with a pair of Tamandua anteaters called Pua and Stewie for the last three years.

Having been rescued from their native Guyana before an imminent cull, the long-nosed mammals have, says Angela, done very well since moving from their home as baby anteaters.

Speaking highly of their temperament and intelligence, Ms Goodwin says that she finds her anteaters to be very loving little creatures indeed:

“They adapt very well on a personality level.”

Not only that, but Pua and her owner now also share a bed:

“She talked her way into sleeping in bed with me in a couple of weeks … She wanted to sleep hugging my hand.

“Now she likes to lie in the washing machine, but will take naps with me when she feels like it…She will lay over my back or chest like a baby would on their mom.”

Despite Angela’s fondness for her strange little anteaters, she does have a couple of words of warning about their behaviour:

“They can be trained to pee on a mat but their pee smells skunk-like and they can also release a terrible odour when scared.

“They also tend to dribble pee a bit. Kind of like having a giant rat. They can’t help that.”

And if that’s not enough to deter you, Angela also added:

“And they are also very messy eaters”
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By all accounts, though, ant eaters make very good and rewarding house pets – if, of course, you do your research on how to care for them beforehand.

Known for having unusual dietary requirements, Mrs Goodwin feeds her ant eaters some rather strange concoctions of ground beef heart with silkworm pupae, thyme, spinach, wheat bran, flax seed and vinegar for her ant-loving pets. Yum.

Native to the warmer climes of Central and South American, ant eaters are related to armadillos and sloths – the three main types being giant anteaters, pygmy anteaters and Tamanduas.

Keeping Pua’s tropical origins in mind, Ms Goodwin dresses Pua in little jumpers to make sure she doesn’t catch a cold in Oregon’s cooler climate.

“I started putting little sweaters on Pua and she didn’t seem to mind so now she’s got a whole wardrobe of clothes,” she said.

Aquatic Flora And Fauna

Everglades, freshwater, saltwater shores of lakes or estuaries, as well as the inhabitants of these places from the magazine National Georgaphic you see in the news.

Canadian geese land on the water, despite the fact that the morning is pretty cool. Pools of fresh water are vitally necessary for these birds, which have suffered due to the destruction of wetlands and allowed hunting in the early twentieth century.

Egret. This fish imprinted on the photo heron missed almost immediately after it was taken. White Egret is found in almost all over the globe, but usually colo reservoirs, where she has many foods. Egrets are very dependent upon the inhabitants of ponds, swamps, streams and rivers, because they constitute their food.

Everglades Florida – Preserve Everglades. Everglades, also known under the name “Herbal River” occupy a territory of about 7800 square miles (20,100 square kilometers) of Florida, without giving the size of Massachusetts.

Hippopotamus. Hippo on the Zambezi River in South Africa. These huge mammals spend most of their time – kolo 16 hours a day – immersed in river water, which helps them to cool the body surface. Night “river horse” come to graze on the land.

Water lilies and small fish. Water lilies on long stems pulled out from under the water to the sun, and in their shadows live minnow. Water wetland Cuatro Clenegas Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico are replenished from underground sources, and therefore are very clean and fresh.

Eastern diamond rattlesnake. Eastern diamond rattlesnake is found in the roots of mangrove trees in the reserve Everglades in Florida. Feature of mangroves is that they are half-submerged in water

Box turtles from the Chihuahuan Desert. Box turtles from the Chihuahuan desert rests in the backwaters of the Laguna de los Burroughs from the blazing Mexican sun. This species is threatened with extinction. More than 80 percent of the time they spend in the water wetland Cuatro Klenegas in Mexico.

Water lily and dragonfly. Dragonfly around the water lily. Lily diameter of about three feet  is the natural reservoir of rain water, which attracts the insects in the park “Venetian Gardens in Florida.

Red salmon, sockeye salmon. This species of salmon live in the river Black-headed on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia. Remote Peninsula is the habitat for many rare species that are popular with local fishermen and brown bears. But holding the pipeline and oil drilling, as well as the dominance of poachers in Kamchatka ecosystem put in jeopardy.

Water lily and dragonfly. Dragonfly around the water lily. Lily diameter of about three feet (one meter) is the natural reservoir of rain water, which attracts the insects in the park “Venetian Gardens in Florida.

Salmon Clark. Salmon Clark, or bloody salmon, named for red spots under the jaw line, in a national park in Wyoming Yeloustoun. This species was described more Meriwether Lewis and William Clark found him in his journey to Montana in 1805.

White dolphin. White dolphin, in China, entitled “Baydzi” up to 2007 was considered extinct. And then, thanks to a chance of amateur video, it appears that this species still exists.

One Step Up To The Man

These portraits of primates – part of a project called “97% of people” whose purpose – highlight the “human” side of the orangutans, gorillas and baboons. The 264 known extant monkey species represent two of the three groupings of simian primates. Monkeys are generally considered to be intelligent and, unlike apes, monkeys usually have tails.

Old London Zoo Black And White Pictures

Zoo is one of our favorite places to rest and relax from work and fast life .. In addition to enjoying the view of many exotic species of animals and very dangerous wild animal zoo is a real vacation for the eyes and other senses .. In view of the many exotic species, zoo tour includes many other activities .. but zoo gardens are not always look as modern today and people have found many strange ways of fun with animals today can act very strange and dangerous … look at these very old photos zoo in London which is still considered one of the largest in the world…

Weird Anti Animal Fur Guerilla Art

What happens when a team of street artists who oppose the fur trade, get their hands on discarded fur coats? .. It turns out a spectacular three-dimensional agitprop.Use the so-fur guessed the French-German art group Neozoon. The group began with simple silhouettes, but quickly began to explore possibilities and experiment with new “material. ” And admit that the result is much more impressive than “traditional” paintings on the walls.

Amazing Photos Of Chicks During Feeding

They are cute, they are funny, and they are just like human kids. These pictures show us the first week of life the chicks warbler, as well as their relationships with their parents. And you will see how these birds remind our children. All day they sit and chirp, waiting for the fly mom who does nothing that is worn around the neighborhood, collecting food for their kids.

Angry: These chicks do not seem very happy with what they have to wait so long for my mom with the food. But their mother is already on the approach to the prey in its beak

Hungry: these kids are in shock – my mother arrived with empty hands, or rather an empty beak.

Widely opened their mouths: The Fate of the grasshopper sealed – he will go to feed this chick.

Uchi-path: chicks quickly sorted out with the spider.

At the stick: Days of the tracks are numbered, because it will become a snack for that hungry chick.

Will open their mouths wide enough: Each of these chicks hungry. Who is my mother will feed first?

Bird song: The chicks chirping excitedly, trying to get mum’s attention.

Fast food: young birds froze to branch, and their mother flies to him at great speed.

Under pressure:-suffering mother continues to feed the chicks, although it looks pretty big to begin self-fly and produce their own food.

Me, me! Two chicks compete for the right of the right to obtain food, and far left have already accepted the fact that this time he did not get it.

Midnight feast: For Parents warbler there is no such thing as a holiday. Birds continue to hunt and feed their children, even late at night.

My mother is always full of work.

Disabled Animals With Weird “Legs”

Many wild animals at least once in an accident, and exit or with some serious consequences … In this case, our pets that even today modern science could not help. But with a little imagination and not ordinary, but somewhat humorous black and placed several artificial aids that look really strange and weird.

What A Snake Can Swallow

Anacondas are large, nonvenomous boas of the genus Eunectes. They are found in tropical South America. The most familiar species is the green anaconda, notable for being one of the world’s largest snakes. Green anacondas can grow to more than 5.21 m in length and weigh 97.5 kg. They are found east of the Andes in Colombia, Venezuela,  Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, and on the island of Trinidad.

Alaskan Malamute Cute Puppies

The Alaskan Malamute is a generally large, wolf-like breed of domestic dog originally bred for use as an Alaskan sled dog. They are sometimes mistaken for a Siberian Husky, but in fact are quite different in many ways. Malamutes have a very quiet temperament and are often loyal to their owners. The American Kennel Club breed standard calls for a natural range of size, with a desired freighting size of 23 inches and 75 pounds for females, 25 inches and 85  males. Heavier individuals  and dogs smaller than 75 pounds are commonly seen. To take such beautiful puppies photos you will need to learn some of best dog tricks. Photography itself is arts and inspiration for lot of people.

If you don’t learn tricks to teach your dog at right time, your dog photography can be blurry and bad. Teach yourself and your pet till perfection…