Size manul slightly larger than a house cat: weighs up to 5 kilograms, body length is about 65 inches. He looks bigger thanks to a very fluffy thick coat – this characteristic makes scientists wonder about the possible relationship of the Pallas ' cat, and Persian cat. With this breed of wild Pallas ' cats have in common a specific, flat shape of the head and smooth body shape. The color of these animals is usually light grey, sometimes with white or yellowish patches. The Pallas ' cats live in the wild in Asia, the Caucasus, China and Mongolia. The number of these animals is constantly decreasing, and the species is on the verge of extinction. But it is unknown how much of Pallas ' cats live in the wild: he has a secretive nature and the various habitats.
Manul good adjusting to life at the zoo, it is easy to keep in captivity, as it requires no heat and large cells. But multiplies in such conditions it is worse, and many kittens die from infectious diseases.
Manul at home
There are wild species of cats that get along quite well with people in one apartment: it's a jungle cats, caracals, servals. But Pallas ' cat is not one of them, this small but aggressive and quarrelsome cat is tamed with difficulty. It differs indomitable nature and can cause a lot of problems, but many cat lovers agree to have these animals at home. Some of them do not realize that if an animal looks like a normal cat and is large, it does not necessarily behave the same. Others are ready to tame the beast for his unusual appearance.
If you are going to keep Pallas ' cat home, be prepared for possible problems. First, it is a reclusive animal that eschews not only their owners, but Pets, even if they nurtured him. Secondly, the Pallas ' cats can ruin furniture, carpets, curtains, Wallpaper and all that comes their way. And third, will have to learn to cope with their very long and thick hair – she constantly sheds and falls in large quantities.
The Pallas ' cats can have different personalities, just like normal domestic cats. If you are lucky, you can find the kitten quite suitable for keeping the apartment disposition. He will not be affectionate and responsive, but will not show aggression. In any case, it is not recommended to keep a wild animal house – salvation requires vast, snowy wilderness, and hunting for small mammals. Keep the manul at home is not recommended because it is one of the most unexplored wild species of cats, and in the case of the disease it is difficult to cure.
Advice 2: How to paint an old house
If you do not live in the village permanently, and be home in the summer, it hardly makes sense to sheathe the dwelling siding. Paint old house — so save money, and do the easy jobs yourself.
You will need
- • paint;
- • spatula;
- • brushes (wide and narrow);
- • coarse sandpaper;
- • construction tape;
- • brush of metal wires.
Determine the scope of upcoming repairs to calculate the amount of paint. To do this, measure the painted area. It will be equal to the area of the walls from the roof to the Foundation, minus the area of Windows and doors.
Buy paint in a store or on the basis of the building. For exterior painting of walls, you can use alkyd enamel, oil paint, acrylic and alkyd water impregnation. You should choose between alkyd enamel and oil paints, since the aqueous impregnation are better suited for walls, sheathed the new tree. The amount of paint determine by multiplying the value of average consumption (indicated on the Bank) to the area of the painted surface. The resulting number is double because the quality coverage you need to apply at least two coats of paint.
Prepare the walls for painting. Check and if necessary adjust the elements of the old skin, worn out. Using a metal brush clean the surface of the old paint. Remove from the walls of the cleaned husks. Architraves, window frames, doorways sand paper. To prevent the ingress of paint, using masking tape, close the glass wrapping paper or old Newspapers.
Before operation the paint mix thoroughly. Apply it with a wide brush from the top down. To do this you need to drips of paint could be rubbed, avoiding drips. For the first coat use a liquid paint to make it filled in small cracks and pores. After two or three days cover the walls with a second layer of paint.
Tidy up the window frames, cornices, panelco doors. Paint them with narrow hair brush. On cleansed from dirt, the surface apply the paint lighter tones or contrast. When finished, remove the tape and paper off the Windows.
When choosing paint, keep in mind the service life of coatings: oil paint — not more than three years, for alkyd enamel — no more than six years. If the price of alkyd enamel is higher than oil paint, it is still more economical to use alkyd enamel.
Advice 3: How to find the right house
If you're a motorist, using a GPS is the easiest way to find the right house. Just download the detailed map to specify the address and the instrument will take you to that place, selecting the best route. But there are ways to quickly find a home in an unfamiliar place, not having at hand the Navigator
You will need
- Computer with access to the Internet, mobile phone.
Can be purchased at the kiosk or bookstore the traditional paper map of the city. But if you have access to the Internet is easier and more convenient to use the electronic cards. If you want to find any organization, go to her website. Often it lay out a map with the coordinates of the desired buildingand shall provide additional guidance and directions.
If you want to find a residential house or organization that has no website, use the online maps. The most popular: http://maps.yandex.ru and http://maps.google.ru/. Specify the location in the search string in the following format: city, street, number of house. For example: Lipetsk, Tereshkova street, 5. If you want to enjoy a detailed three-dimensional map, created based on images from space, download the application "Google Earth" (Google Earth).
When searching for organizations which you do not know, you can use a free e-guide "2GIS" (http://maps.2gis.ru). Here, putting the city and the name of the institution, you will learn not only the location, but additional information: phone, hours of operation, email, transport routes. Looking for the directory "2GIS" and the usual homeand at the specified address.
Explore the map before you exitthe house from the houseand drawing attention to the nearby large targets. If you are not confident in your memory, it is better to print a map or sketch of the route of the scheme. Another option is just to download "Yandex-maps" on the phone, if it supports such applications. To do this, verify that the correct town is in the list of objects for which the maps. Then on the website http://mobile.yandex.ru/maps enter your mobile number you will receive a link to install the application and follow the instructions.