Fashion rules the world, including the animal world. Today the trend is exotic, miniature and good old classics. But before giving a pet that meets the latest trends, it is important to understand how it meets the needs and capabilities of the future owner.
Mini-pig - dwarf pig. It is better to keep it in a private house or a spacious apartment. The clockwork pig is very curious, therefore it is important to provide it with toys (dog suits) in order to avoid damage to property. The mini-pig is unusually quick-witted and lends itself well to training: it responds to its name, “gives a hoof”, and masters the tray. An adult pet needs to be walked twice a day. At the same time, it is important to take care of outfits to protect against frost in the winter and sunlight in the summer. The acquisition of such a pet will cost 20-120 thousand rubles. (the smaller the dimensions, the more expensive), and the content - in 5-10 thousand rubles. monthly. The life expectancy of mini-pigs is 12–20 years.
Piglets can fit in the palm of your hand, but an adult animal grows to an average of 40–80 kg
Chihuahua is a dog with character and fine mental organization. She is energetic, cocky, stubborn, sometimes obsessive, jealous and touchy, but she is faithful to her master leader and, if necessary, will defend him. The baby’s mood is changeable, she needs respect and attention to herself - otherwise she can “do the trick” in the wrong place. A Chihuahua cannot boast of developed intelligence and memory, but it can do it by elementary commands. It is not necessary to walk her - the baby will master the tray. Chihuahua puppy costs from 20 to 120 thousand rubles. (depending on class).
Chihuahua is a miniature dog (weighing from 1.5 to 3 kg), so it is easy to take it with you on a trip
Maine Coons are companion cats, very friendly and peaceful, which can not be said for their severe appearance. The males look especially menacing: they are distinguished by impressive weight (up to 12 kg), a heavy chin and a formidable look. Despite this, Maine Coons are non-aggressive, conflict-free and get along well with other pets, especially dogs. It’s a pleasure to train these cats. The flexible character, excellent memory and developed intellect will turn the learning process into an exciting game - the children will be delighted. Keeping Maine Coons neat and full of self-esteem will not cause much trouble. Depending on the class, the cost of a kitten varies from 20 to 100 thousand rubles.
Maine Coon - a true "cat", which you can safely walk on a leash
Chinchilla is a pretty rodent that resembles both a mouse, a rabbit and a squirrel. These good-natured animals are not prone to aggression, quickly get used to people and their own kind, and maintain a neutral relationship with cats and dogs. The peak of chinchillas activity occurs at night. It is better to keep them in spacious cells, occasionally letting them go for a walk around the apartment under the supervision of the owner. Firstly, they can gnaw something, and secondly, scatter the products of their vital activity (excrement) on the floor. You can’t swim in the water chinchillas. For this, a mixture of zeolite dust and sand is used. Clever animals respond to the nickname and memorize simple commands: “You can’t!”, “Walk!”, “Home!” etc. By their society, chinchillas will delight owners for 20–25 years. You can buy them at a price of 2 to 6 thousand rubles.
Chinchillas are very shy, so they require a delicate attitude.
The decorative rabbit is a quiet, shy creature devoted to its master. Neighborhood with other animals and loud noises in the house of a shy fluffy will cause stress, from which he can get sick. It needs to be kept in a cage and released for a walk under supervision, otherwise the animal will skoda. To avoid torn wallpaper and spoiled furniture, it is important to provide the rabbit with plain toys: twigs, cones, balls, cardboard boxes with holes, shreds of natural fabrics, etc. The animal is quite clean and licks the wool on its own. He succumbs to training, responds to his name, remembers the simplest commands: “Come to me!”, “Fu!”. With good care, the life span of ornamental rabbits reaches 10-12 years. The run up in prices is great: 500–25 thousand rubles. (depending on breed, class).
Decorative rabbits are very fragile, so you need to handle them carefully
The ferret is a small predator of the marten family, suitable for keeping in a small apartment. This is a very curious, restless, cunning and quick-witted animal. During the absence of the owner, it is better to lock it in a cage or aviary, otherwise destruction cannot be avoided. A ferret can be trained on a tray, walked on a harness and trained like a dog. He will learn some “tricks” himself, for example, to open a cupboard and a refrigerator, to hide small objects, to dig out flowers from pots. Under natural conditions, the ferret preys on rodents and birds, so such a neighborhood in the same apartment is undesirable. With hunting dogs and cats, he is also unlikely to get along. It is not recommended to start a ferret for families with small children - it can hurt and bite painfully. Such a beast lives about 12-15 years. You can buy it at a price of 1 to 18 thousand rubles. (depending on class).
Ferret coat has a musky odor and may cause allergies.
An iguana is a lizard that can be kept at home in a spacious and warm aquarium equipped with snags. To tame her, you have to be patient. At first, the animal can behave cautiously and willfully, bite, fight off its tail, but if it trusts the owner, it will allow itself to be stroked, it will sit on the shoulder, respond to the name. You can bathe an iguana, and even stroll on a harness in the summer (at temperatures above +25 ° C). She gets along well with other pets, but it is better not to let her go to rodents - in the wild, she enjoys them. With proper care, an exotic pet will live 15 years or more. You can buy it at a price of 3 to 30 thousand rubles.
At home, the iguana eats plant foods: vegetables, fruits, herbs
The Moluccan Cockatoo is a large bird about half a meter tall with a luxurious pink tuft. Such a pet is very moody, jealous and requires increased attention. He expresses a protest with loud exclamations, damage to property or self-plucking. The cockatoo is strongly attached to one member of the family, giving him his love and affection, and behaves detached from the rest. This bird is distinguished by its developed intellect, needs physical exertion, toys, puzzles and is ready to endlessly amuse others with funny tricks, for example, dancing to music. With proper care, the Moluccan parrots live 40–80 years. The price of a bird bites - 150-260 thousand rubles.
Molucca can learn a small set of words and learn to mimic other pets
The choice of a new friend should be approached thoughtfully, guided by common sense, and not fashionable trends. It is important that the potential owner be psychologically compatible with the future pet and be able to give him enough time, strength and warmth.