Parrots.

Most unpretentious in care is the wavy parrot. These feathered pets, especially the male, are able to remember and reproduce sounds resembling human words. A good alternative to a wavy parrot can be the Corella (the cockatoo family). These birds also do not require huge premises and will quickly turn into almost the most important members of the family.

If the area of the apartment allows, you can choose larger parrots, such as the amazons or the cockatoo. These birds need spacious cells.

Each parrot breed has its own unique qualities. The choice can be made only after a careful study of the characteristics of each species, as well as the basic rules of care for representatives of these exotic birds.

The benefits.
1. The main advantage of choosing parrots as pets is the absence of a characteristic smell. In birds, unlike mammals, simply there are no cutaneous glands secreting special secrets with peculiar volatile substances. In fact even from a cat in apartment there is a steady smell from which it is difficult to get rid.

2. Another positive point of the parrots – they do not have to walk. They do not require sacrifices from their owners in the form of an early awakening and forced walk in all weathers.

3. Parrots almost do not get sick. This factor is also worthy of attention, because the appeal to a veterinarian can far exceed the cost of the parrots themselves. The life expectancy of undulating parrots is about 10-15 years, which is considered a considerable period. And such parrots as cockatoo can become pets even for our great-grandchildren.

4. Any parrot has its own individual character, which you get used to very much. The joyful chirping of the bird will make you forget about any troubles and will cause a wave of positive emotions.

5. Parrots are amenable to training. They can be taught to imitate human speech, to pronounce a few hundred words. In addition, you can learn them to respond to the name, fly into the cage by command and much more.

The guinea pig.

This animal is called a guinea pig. Despite its name, the guinea pig is not relevant to the sea. And it is not relevant to ordinary pigs. This is a rodent. Its closest relatives – mice and hamsters, beavers and squirrels.

Why pig? Maybe because a frightened little animal can squeal like a pig. Or due to the fact that local people bred them as domestic animals.

These funny animals for many people became pets. Guinea pigs resemble hamsters. Many people even confuse them.

A guinea pig has a large head with the big bright eyes. The ears are good visible. It has sharp teeth and claws. The color of skin can be white, fulvous and brown or spotted.

Some guinea pigs have a smooth fur as combed. And the others – a fluffy, even shaggy, long fibers. The nature of domestic guinea pigs is calm and peaceful.

They eat plant foods: beans, grass, carrots, beets, apples. They drink water and milk.

The teeth of guinea pig, like the teeth of many rodents, grow all life. If you will feed the animal only with soft food, teeth can grow so large that they will interfere.

To avoid this, you should give them something solid: branches, crackers, chalk.

The claws of guinea pig also grow all life. In nature, wild guinea pigs dig burrows. The owners of domestic guinea pigs should worry about claws.

Guinea pigs – warmth-loving animals, they are afraid of drafts. And they are not only for fun and entertainment. They are bred for scientific experiments. Thanks to them, scientists know how better to treat human diseases.

Pets.

Since ancient times, our ancestors lived with the gifts of nature: harvested the fruits and roots, fished, hunted. Sometimes the hunters brought to home young animals and they were growing next to a man.

Knowing the habits of wild animals, primitive people were able to tame them. Thus, it appeared the first pets. They helped hunt, guarded, transported the weight and saved stocks from rodents.

And, of course, they supplied the human with milk, meat, wool, leather, and many others. No wonder that in ancient times people worshiped to some animals.

Wild animals are not immediately turned into the home animals, sometimes it took more than one century. That is why pets are not always similar to their ancestors.

It is believed that the first pet was a dog. It was about 10 – 15 thousand years ago. But some researchers believe that on this place of honor can be sheep and goat, and pig. They are next to a man about 10 thousand years. Then came the turn of the bulls, buffaloes, horses.

But man is tamed not only animals-mammals. In his household appeared birds: ducks, geese, chickens, pheasants, turkeys.

There are even home insects. For example, a hard worker bee and silkworm.

Domestic animals often become pets. A dog, for example, not only an assistant on the hunt or guard, and companion for games and pranks.

A modern cat is not necessarily for catching of mice. Yes, and mouse for another – the same pet. Some people very love their hamster, guinea pig, parrot or goldfish. And the list goes on. The main thing, “our smaller brothers” unselfishly give us their love.