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A pet is a household animal kept for a person's enjoyment, as opposed to livestock, laboratory animals, working animals and sport animals which are kept for economic reasons.
The Best and Worst Reasons for Getting a Pet Best 1. Desire for companionship 2. A reason to exercise 3. A way to raise your spirits 4. Wanting an unequivocal love object 5. A longing for a specific pet Worst 1. Wanting a toy for your kids 2. An impulse decision 3. An excuse not to visit family 4. A way to use up leftovers 5. Desire for food
There a few interesting facts about pets here:
Giraffe The giraffe is the champion of fauna not only on growth, but also by the heart size. It is interesting that the long neck of a giraffe consists of only seven vertebras, as well as human's one. Length of tongue of a giraffe can reach 45 cm. The newborn giraffe has horns that is an exception in fauna. Growth of small giraffe is about 1, 8 m, and at the time of birth it falls to the ground from 2 meters. That is serious height considering the weigh of 100 kg. Besides, giraffes are able to live without water much more long, than camels.
Bat Bats are the only mammals who are able to fly. Every fourth mammal on a planet is a bat. One bat on the average catches and eats 1, 2 thousand insects a day.
Chameleon One of the most unusual animals on Earth is a chameleon. Besides the ability to change a color thanks to which it became so famous, it has also other unusual abilities. The chameleon is able to throw out the tongue on a half of his body. Besides, eyes of a reptile can be rolled independently one from another. This ability allows a chameleon to look in any sides and see everything around him, standing still.
Electric eel The electric eel which organism is able to develop an electric current of 1200 volts lives in the rivers of South America. To present the possibility of this unusual fish more visually, it is necessary to say that this power is enough for lighting of six bulbs of 100 Watts.
Blue whale Blue whales – the real champions of fauna. At the birth the cub of a whale weighs about 3 tons, after a year its weight reaches 26 tons. Record whale caught in 1947, its weight reached 190 t. Heart of a whale makes 9 reductions a minute, in 2 seconds he can breathe 2, 5 thousand of air. Besides, whales has the loudest voice – 188 decibels. The majority of whales has no teeth and taste receptors.
Some more interesting facts about wild animals Snails have about 25, 000 teeth.
Sloths spend 75% of their life for sleeping.
99% of the living creatures that lived on Earth are extinct.
Scientific Facts The normal temperature of birds is 7 -8 degrees higher than the humans’ one and more than three quarters of exhaled air is spent for cooling the body. The heartbeat of birds is from 400 till 1000 beats per minute
The speed of seagull reaches 160 km per hour But the most high-speed bird is Peregrine Falcon (about 300 km per hour)
horn hoof udder
mane brush tail jaws paw
plumage wing beak claws breast