Care And Play Behavior
When it comes to reptiles it is believed that reptiles are primitive and display or perform only basic functions. However, some interesting facts have been discovered about reptilian species that point out to their complex behavioral abilities. For instance, the Nile crocodile will incubate their eggs and guard them against predators. They also help their young ones to hatch, especially if some young ones have difficulty coming out. Crocodiles are also known to play with objects such as twigs or sticks that they use for capturing prey.
Chameleons are known to change color so that they can camouflage themselves against the background on which they are residing. Chameleons are known to change colors to yellow, blue and pink even. King snakes of a certain variety mimic the movements of coral snakes. This discourages predators from hunting them.
The complex needs of reptiles arise from their specific diet as well as the need for heat or light to stay in good health. They also need a certain amount of space to live freely.
Nowadays, many exotic reptilian species are bred in captivity as there is a growing demand for them as pets. However, keeping them as pets can be challenging as a pet owner might not have adequate knowledge to provide the right environment for the reptiles to live naturally or be able to create the right living environment for them. Hence, if you truly understand the complex lives and the nature of the habitat that reptiles live in, you might refrain from trying to keep them as pets and in captivity where their natural habitat cannot be provided.
Pigs and what we need to know about them
Pigs are often branded as lazy and filthy and we use the word “pig” as a derogatory remark. However, if the animals are studied closely, it can be seen that they are smart, inquisitive and emotional animals. They often exhibit complex behaviors which show that they are intelligent animals. The concept that pigs are lazy can be refuted as well as can be seen from the way wild pigs in Bahamas love to swim in the clear waters. My good friend at http://www.ridofitvancouver.ca owned a pig as a pet and he said it was a very good and smart animal.
Exhibiting social and sensitive behavior
Research has shown that pigs are social animals and they enjoy play time. This can even be encouraged by music. They are empathetic and affected by what other pigs feel. For instance, if they see that their mates are experiencing something positive, they wag their tails. On the other hand, pigs hold back their ears when they or other pigs experience something hurtful or negative.
Piglets are often attached to their mothers. If they are separated, they are known to show signs of distress by screaming. Pigs can also use reflections to see around them. For instance, when they are shown reflections of the food bowl that contains their food, they can use that mental image to locate the food bowl in their surroundings.
We often think pigs to be dirty as they are found to be caked with mud; however, it is a technique of protecting their skin that is delicate by using mud as a cover.
Farm life for pigs
Pigs often need certain elements to live naturally that is not found on the farms where they are bred. Pigs are known to have the Eurasian wild boar and their ancestor and their behavioral needs do not differ much even if they are domestic pigs. They need the chance to forage as well as a space to move around and play. Where farms have less space and are crowded, pigs are often housed in. They do not have much space to forage and play around. When pigs are kept in close confinement, they tend to become aggressive; they often get frustrated and bite the bars or tails of each other. Such behavior shows that they are bored and frustrated as they have little control over their surroundings.
Hence, free range farming where pigs are allowed to play and forage and are their natural selves is the right kind of environment to breed them.