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How to make an animal feed for giant African snails (Helix pomatia)

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Everyone who has tried to raise giant African snails at home knows how important a healthy diet for baby snails is. The speed with which snails will grow and how firm and beautiful their shell will be depends exactly on the quality of the feed and presence of calcium. You can make the process of snails feeding considerably simpler by making animal feed that consists of milled cereals, eggshell and additional calcium supplements. Such animal feed supplies growing snails with necessary nutrients, makes for rapid growth and balanced development. Grain mixture (flax seeds, ...

Everything about slugs

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In spite of the fact that slugs are different from snails only having no shell, the majority of people has absolutely different attitude towards these shellfishes. Snails are often heroes of cartoons, fairy tales, and people usually treat them with certain sympathy. Seeing a slug, people feel disgusted most often. But along with slug’s hunters, regarding these animals only as vile vermins of plant crops, there are a significant number of people, admiring original beauty, grace and uniqueness of slugs. Slugs of various sizes and coloring are seen all over the world, but they reach their largest number ...

Everything about Burgundy snails (Helix pomatia)

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The Burgundy snail (Helix pomatia) – is one of the largest land snails, seen on the territory of Europe. It is brought to and acclimatized in South America. Its natural habitat is rather wide these are – valleys and mountains, foliage forests, parks and ravines, meadows and valleys, vineyards with soil consisting pH alkaline. Look and life-style The body of this gastropod is asymmetrical, head and wide flat foot are clearly seen. An average weight – is about 1.05 oz (30 g) (there may be found specimens up to 1.59 oz (45 g)). There are eyes and tentacles on the head, which are organs of taste and smell. ...

How to feed birds in winter and is this actually necessary

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Every fall we often feel sad at the migration of birds to places where there are warm climates. They are driven away from their home because to the approaching cold and lack of food. And among the snow and trees with the flown foliage, there are other birds who remain with us, pleasing the eye with their bright plumage. You will find amazing woodpeckers, naughty sparrows, fun-loving jays, crossbills, treecreepers, and, of course, beautiful titmouse who, along with bullfinches, already became a habitual symbol of a winter forest. It seems that to these cheerful fidgets they will always find food no ...

Fire salamander, its housing conditions and peculiarities of rearing

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Fire salamander is rarely seen as a pet, but those people who take care of these wonderful creatures speak about them with a genuine enthusiasm. As a species the fire salamander (it is also called spotted salamander and salamandra ordinary) was described by a Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus in 1758 and it got the Latin name Salamandra salamandra. Natural habitat of these amphibians is restricted by European countries, the fire salamander is included into International Red Book. Reserved way of life of these amphibians gave rise to many legends, in most cases very gloomy legends. The salamanders ...

Egyptian fruit bat

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Just the mere mention of bats can stir extreme negative emotions in most people. For centuries, bats were regarded as helpers of sorcerers, vampires and other evil spirits. This is why many do not quite understand the rapidly increasing popularity of the Egyptian fruit bat which is considered as a pet. The Egyptian fruit bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus) is a charming and interesting animal. These are primarily bats which belong to the order Chiroptera. The name Egyptian Fruit Bat (Egyptian Flying Dog, Egyptian Rousette) came from the bat’s dog-like appearance which may also be called flying dogs. Just ...