Myths about rodents
The attitude to various kinds of rodents has always been ambiguous. On the one hand, rodents are pests of fields, and on the other decorative rodents surprisingly nice and bring a lot of joy to their owners. In the minds of people long entrenched stable stereotypes in relation to decorative rodents. Let's see, "whence feet grow" these stereotypes, are they true or just a collections of myths.
One of the main myths rodents smell bad. Actually smell bad may not the rodent and its cage or dishes with food. If time does not clean the animal cage, not to change the litter regularly, there is nothing surprising in the fact that soon these things are impregnated with a unambiguous flavor, no! And if, moreover, forget to remove the rests of not eaten fresh food, guaranteed to add one more – the smell of rotting food. Bad smell can come from patients, rodents, especially with digestive disorders. But if Your pet is healthy and he provided all the necessary conditions, and it smells very nice.
Another very persistent myth – rodents spread diseases. Wild rodents, picked up in the forest or in the field, really carry out pathogens and parasites. But if the animal is bought in civilized conditions, examined by a veterinarian and kept only at home, then it does not carry danger. On the contrary, sometimes contact with a person can inflict even greater harm on a rodent than he does on a person. For example, decorative rats can easily catch a cold from a person and die. Therefore, you should definitely wash your hands not only after communicating with the pet, but before him.
It is believed that rodent – almost the perfect animal for baby. the best living toy. In fact, a rodent, like any other pet, is not at all a toy with which you can do whatever your heart desires. It is especially difficult for young children to understand why one should not tug your beloved hamster by the paw or tail, or why the rodent does not like to lie wrapped in a thick blanket in a doll stroller. Rodents need care. Children are restless, they can very quickly get bored with regular cleaning of the cage, caring for food for the pet. After all, to go play with friends is much more pleasant! In this case, cares for the pet will fall on the shoulders and so busy parents. As a result, the rodent is trying to give "in good hands", or even just throw it in the trash - will live somehow.
Not to fall for these myths about rodents, you need to understand that most of the trouble of communicating with animals is due to our incomplete or incorrect knowledge. Study their Pets, and then communicating with them will bring you only joy!