Encyclopedia of Pets
About the time the first allowed, we know very little about them there is little confirmed information. Not kept any dowry, neither of the Chronicles of the period of human life when we were able to tame wild animals. It is believed that already in the stone age ancient people had domesticated animals, the ancestors of today’s Pets. The same time when the man had allowed modern science is still not known, and also unknown is the formation of today’s animals as a species.
Scientists suggest that each pet has its wild ancestor. Proof of this are the archaeological excavations undertaken at the sites of ancient settlements of people. During the excavations were found bones belonging to domestic animals of the ancient world. So one could argue that even in such a remote epoch of human life, we were accompanied by domesticated animals. Today there are kinds of Pets that are no longer found in the wild.
Today many wild animals are feral animals human-caused. For example, take America or Australia as a vivid proof of this theory. Almost all domestic animals, these continents were imported from Europe. These animals have found fertile ground for life and development. An example of this can be the hare or the rabbit in Australia.Due to the fact that on this continent there are no natural predators are dangerous for this species, they are multiplied in huge numbers and became wild. As all rabbits have been domesticated and brought by Europeans for their needs. So it is safe to say that more than half of wild domesticated animals are former Pets. For example, wild urban dogs and cats.
Be that as it may the question of the origin of domestic animals should be considered open. As for our Pets. The first evidence in Chronicles and the legend we meet with the dog and cat. In Egypt the cat was a sacred animal, and dogs were widely used in ancient era for humanity. Besides there are a lot of evidence. In Europe, the cat appeared in the mass after the crusade, but firmly and quickly occupied the niche of the pet and the hunter of mice. To them, the Europeans used different animals for catching mice, for example affection or genette.
Pets are divided into two are not equivalent.
The first type of domestic animals – farm animals that bring direct benefit to man. Meat, wool, fur and many other useful things, goods, and used us as food. But they don’t live with the person directly in the same room.
The second type is the animals Pets (companions) that we see every day in their homes or apartments. They brighten up our leisure time, entertain us and give us pleasure. And most of them with practical purpose is almost useless in today’s world, it is for example hamsters, Guinea pigs, parrots and many others.
Animals of one species can rarely relate to both types, both farm animals and Pets. A striking example of this, rabbits and ferrets they are kept at home as Pets, but are also bred for meat and fur. Some waste products of Pets can be used, for example the fur of cats and dogs for mating different subjects or as insulation. For example, belt of dog hair.
Many physicians have noted a positive impact of Pets on health and wellbeing. We can see that many families that keep the house any animals indicate that these animals are cozy, calm, relieve stress.
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