Capybara is the largest of the modern semi-aquatic rodents. Capybara range covers most of South America. In the west it is limited to the foothills of the Andes, in the south it reaches the central provinces of Argentina. The basins of the Orinoco, La Plata and Amazon rivers are the main habitats of capybaras. The name of the animal with some distortions from the South American Indians was adopted by the Portuguese.
Description and features Meadow dogs - barking rodents from the squirrel family. In the central part of North America, passing a wide strip from north to south, prairies are located - arid North American steppes. The animal world of this area of the planet is not very diverse. Once, even before the active development of the continent by European immigrants, bison roamed in huge herds in these wild lands.
If in a day the summer cottage has changed a lot: there are some heaps of land and strange moves, several bushes of vegetables have disappeared, then it's time to sound the alarm. There is no doubt that the garden was attacked by a mole rat - a cunning, adventurous animal that strives to pack the entire crop in its pantries. Description and features The mole rat belongs to the category of rodents.
One of the best first pets for a child can be called a Dzungarian hamster. A small animal does not take up much space, is not picky, does not spoil furniture. Despite the fact that sellers in pet stores indicate the ease of keeping rodents, there are certain rules that should be followed.
Gopher - a hero of folklore.The rodent often appears in Kazakh tales, Kalmyks celebrate its day, symbolizing the arrival of spring. It is believed that the animal, standing in a column on guard of its safety and offspring, knows secret places with buried treasure. If night catches in the steppe, then the sleeping traveler will tell the animal in the ear where gold is buried.
Instead of domestic cats, dogs, the content of the decorative breed of the rat dambo can be no less exciting. Companion pets take up little space, do not need special care, expensive feed. Born in 1991, the California breed of rat pups is named after the hero of the cartoon "Dumbo" - an elephant calf with huge ears.
Squirrels, gophers and marmots have some very interesting relatives. They have a great resemblance in appearance to their brothers. These animals are called chipmunks, and it is these animals that most often people prefer to keep at home. What interested people in these little squirrel rodents?
If you decide to buy yourself a home rodent, you should go to a pet store or bird market, which is not there. Among the huge variety of rats, mice, chinchillas, hamsters, their eyes run wide, who better to choose. For lovers of active animals, a chinchilla hamster is best suited. And if you need a more balanced rodent, opt for guinea pigs.
Among the variety of pets, chinchillas have many advantages. Firstly, their coat has no unpleasant odor, and molting. Secondly, they are not noisy, clean, affectionate and friendly. Thirdly, chinchillas are very beautiful. Description and features of chinchillas. The beautiful, furry lumps that came to us from the south of America are chinchillas.
How multifaceted and diverse is the wildlife and its inhabitants. A huge number of birds and animals - underwater, land and underground, living in the most incredible places. Some settle, making a nest right on the rock, others spend almost their entire lives in the water, while others do not climb out of the dungeon. It would seem that living conditions are not at all adapted to living.
Are guinea pigs many or few? If you answer this question briefly, then from 4 to 8 years. Is it a lot or a little? Judge for yourself: parents buy a child an animal that does not go to school yet, but it becomes decrepit and dies when a boy or girl is already worried about completely different issues. Is it piggy when a guy invites you on a date?
There are some interesting animals in Transbaikalia that spend their entire lives consciously underground. Sometimes people, out of their ignorance, confuse them with moles or diggers. Indeed, the zokor in the photo somewhat resembles a mole or a shrew, although these animals do not relate to each other. For comparison, we can say that the diet of moles in Russia mainly includes worms and insects.
Garden dormouse. A squirrel mouse with an outgoing character A cute little animal with an expressive muzzle fully justifies its name. A lover of hibernation for several months after awakening amazes with the activity and inconspicuousness of life. A mammal rodent will not give itself away, but it will leave noticeable traces of being in a gardening or summer house.
One of the cutest members of the chinchilla family - Wiskasha, has an extremely interesting appearance. The appearance of a rodent at the same time resembles that of a kangaroo and a rabbit with a long squirrel tail. Description and features of Viskasha Viskasha belongs to the order of rodents and is characterized by a rather large size.
In many movies and cartoons, rats are something scary and disgusting. They are feared, avoided and, to some extent, neglected. Frightened by the appearance of rats, women are the most classic stereotype. But it’s worth figuring out if this is all true? And is this tailed rodent really such a vile and unpleasant creature.
Field mice are small and dangerous pests. Mice are rarely spoken with respect. Usually they are described as poor, shy, but very harmful rodents. A field mouse is no exception. This small animal can significantly spoil the crop in the garden, and gnaw a hole in the floor at home. Judging by the photo, the vole looks like ordinary mice and rats.
The naked mole rat (lat. Heterocephalus glaber) is a small rodent living in eastern Africa, in the semi-deserts and dry plains of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. An amazing animal that has gathered physiological abilities unique to a mammal and striking with its social organization, which is completely uncharacteristic of representatives of the animal kingdom.
In our vast country lives a great many large and small animals. Rodents also play an important role in the ecosystem, and one of them is the Mongolian marmots - tarbagans. Appearance of Tarbagan This animal belongs to the genus Marmots. The build is heavy, large. The size of the males is about 60-63 cm.
Acomys needle needles are rodent mammals. Their generic name "needle" is due to the needles that cover the back of the animal. Akomis live in the wild, but thanks to their exotic appearance and ease of maintenance, Akomis have become a favorite domestic rodent, along with rats, hamsters and guinea pigs.
The longhorn, better known as the Cape longhorn, is the only member of the family. To date, it has not been included in the Red Book, in which it was until 2011, and in fact is not under human protection, since the animal population is quite large. On the contrary, among the local population of a number of African countries hunting of a strider is considered to be very common due to its frequent raids on fields with the destruction of agricultural crops.