Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Information About Rabbits

Regardless of what kind of environment you have your rabbit housed in, it is necessary to do a complete cleaning of it once per week. Remove the rabbit from the enclosure and empty out the substrate. You can then replace the substrate with fresh hay or wood shavings. You should also clean the rabbits house throughout the week as needed. Cleaning the cage on a weekly basis will help greatly to reduce the risk of your rabbit getting fleas or other parasites.  Most pet stores sell food which is specially prepared for rabbits. This food should make up their core diet. They will also require an abundance of hay which is vital to the function of their digestive system. Fruits and vegetables can also be fed to your rabbit on a daily basis. A good variety of food is required to keep your rabbit healthy by ensuring that it is receiving all the vitamins it needs. When you remove your rabbit from the cage to do its weekly cleaning you should check it over for any signs of sickness.
If you observe any abnormalities check with your veterinarian immediately. It is also important to check your rabbits teeth and nails regularly to ensure that they are not becoming overgrown. Both of these are common
problems in pet rabbits. 

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Latvian Horses

Latvian Horses have a quiet, relaxed temperament. They are strong with a great deal of stamina. The Latvian, in its different types, is used for every job from heavy farm work to competition riding. The breed is popular with farmers and leisure riders alike. The Latvian is a stronger breed than its appearance would indicate. Developed for about 300 years mainly as a draft animal, there are now, due to the mingling of other breeds, draft, harness, and heavyweight riding types. All combine a quiet temperament with strength and stamina. Latvian Horses are black, brown, bay, and chestnut, and sometimes gray. Latvian Horses stand from 15 to 16 hands high.   

Friday, May 25, 2012

Galiceno Ponies

The Galiceno seems to have inherited many Arab characteristics, it is a tough and hardy quality pony, Intelligent, courageous, and a quick learner with lovely temperament. It is also fast and enduring. In Mexico, the Galiceno is used for ranch work and a light harness work. It is ridden by small adults and children. In North America, it excels as a competition pony. Galiceno Ponies are bay, black, chestnut, dun, and gray.
Galiceno Ponies stand about 12hh to 13.2hh. Much less famous than its related Iberian breeds, the Galiceno is more Arab type and is hardy, intelligent, and of light quality with stamina. Its fast, running four bent walk carries riders comfortably and fast over long distances. Ideal for ranch work, is has many other talents.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Shagya Arab Horses

In appearance and constitution Shagyas are just like big, substantial Arabs. They are intelligent, king natured, spirited yet gentle, and enthusiastic. They also have great toughness, speed, and stamina. Traditionally bred for the cavalry, today Shagya Arabs are superb riding, light driving, and competition horses. In appearance, the Shagya is of typical Arab conformation, but with rather more substance. As with all Arabs, the mane, forelock, and tail are of long, straight, and silky hair. Altogether the Shagya Arab is a horse of superb quality.
Shagya Arab Horses stand about 14.2hh to 15.2hh.

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Metis Trotter Horses

The Metis Trotter is an even natured horse, very energetic, courageous, and fast with good stamina. In Russia it receives the type of care expected of a valuable and valued racehorse good stabling, feeding, and general care. Specifically bred for racing at a fast trot, this is almost exclusively what the Metis Trotter is used for. The Metis Trotter resembles a tough, quality half-bred with powerful, sometimes croup high hindquarters, a fairly straight neck but well balanced physique. Metis Trotters stand about 15 hands high.

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Friesian Horses

The Friesian has spread throughout the world its presence and active, showy trot in harness makes it very popular in show rings and in the festivals of its homeland. The Friesian is also being revived as a Haute Ecole horse. A light to middleweight horse, having a proud yet gentle bearing. Most are fairly tractable, if energetic and enthusiastic. It is hardy and a good all rounder. Most Friesian Horses are black. Friesian Horses stand about 15 hands high.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Norman Cob Horses

The Norman Cob is a tough, hardy animal with strength, stamina, and is nice to know. Even the heavier individuals show quality and are not ponderous or sluggish. Today, the Norman Cob is used as a light to medium draft horse, although the stockier ones are strong enough to perform heavy agricultural work. The breed is mainly used in its homeland, where it can be found working on farms. Stocky but not coarse, the Norman Cob is a quality draft horse of real cob, rather than heavy horse, build. It is also an attractive energetic mover. Norman Cob Horses stand about 15 to 16 hands high.

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Suffolk Punch Horses

Suffolk Punches are tough, well balanced, and extremely powerful, smaller sized heavy horses. They are able to thrive on moderate rations, begin work at three years of age and work well into their twenties. They have, on the whole, kind natures and are willing workers. Suffolk Punches are today used mainly by breweries and for showing. A few are still used on the land in Britain, more so abroad. Suffolk Punch Horses stand about 15 to 16 hands high.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Holstein Horses

The Holstein has an excellent temperament and is of a different makeup to other warmbloods, retaining the big, rangy, substantial build, yet conforming to the requirements of those who want a large, elegant, and not unduly fine performance horse. The breed is tough and hardy, having been traditionally kept outdoors in swampy marsh land. The inclusion of more Thoroughbred blood today, though, demands that the Holstein should be properly sheltered in severe weather conditions. Today, the Holstein is used for carriage driving, show jumping (for which it seems to have a natural talent), eventing (where its great stride eats up the cross country miles and often make  light of huge fences), and also in dressage, where its height and quality give it a commanding presence. It is also used by the military for parade purposes. Holstein Horses stand about 16 to 17 hands high.

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Pictures of baby bunnies

Schleswig Heavy Draft Horses

The Schleswig looks like a cross between a heavy horse and a large cob. It has a lively temperament and energetic movement, and is a willing, hard worker. The Schleswig is mainly used as a heavy draft horse on farms in Germany. Initially a rather ponderous heavy breed, the Schleswig Heavy Draft has been lightened and bred for more activity and now has a definite cob like appearance. It has an interesting history and retains its popularity as a farm horse in Europe. Schleswig Heavy Draft Horses stand about 15 to 16 hands high.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Danish Warmblood Horses

Danish Warmblood Horses are hugely successful at the highest level of equestrian competition, in dressage and show jumping in particular. Their temperament is almost always equable and willing, yet they posses spirit, courage, and individuality. Their action is particularly supple, elastic, and flowing. Danish Warmblood Horses stand about 16 hands high.

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Video of rabbits jumping

Here is a video of rabbits jumping


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Trakehner Horses

Trakehner Horses are extremely courageous, spirited yet calm, affectionate toward people, tough, and full of quality. Resembling a light to middle weight Thoroughbred or, occasionally, Anglo Arab, they epitomize all that is required in a quality riding horse without the sometimes difficult temperament of the Thoroughbred. The Trakehner should be treated as a Thoroughbred. It is relatively easy to handle and is rewarding to own and ride. The Trakehner has come through difficult times to shine as the performance and competition horse par excellence. It is exported and bred all over the world, and is often used in preference to the Thoroughbred or Arab to bring lightness and quality to other breeds due to its established type, athletic abilities, and equable temperament. The colors of the Trakehner are brown, bay, chestnut, and black. Gray occurs rarely, and roans are never seen.Trakehner Horses stand about 16 hands high.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Gotland Ponies

The Gotland is an attractive pony, possessing much native craftiness, and some have a strong independent, stubborn streak. Most, however, are tractable and willing. They are surprisingly good jumpers. The Gotland is popular in trotting races and as a general riding pony fro children. It also goes well harnessed to a light vehicle. Gotland Ponies stand about 12 to 13 hands.

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