Antelope are most comonly reared in a family of pair, this comprises one male and one female. They are reared in a pen or free-range system. They are young adults, they will start reproducing at 15 months.
Antelopes belong to the family of Bovidae and appear mainly in Africa. They occupy a wide variety of habitats, including dry scrubland, savannah and grassland. The grassland antelope typically weighs between eight and 10kg. They have a reddish-brown head, large eyes and ears, and a soft, brown coat that is grizzled with grey, black and white hair.
The eyes are ringed with white hair. Only the males have horns, but may be hidden by a spiky forelock. Both males and females have an elongated, prehensile nose. Grassland antelopes tend to form monogamous mating pairs. The female bears one offspring after a gestation period of about five to six months. In the wild, they feed mainly on leaves, buds, shoots, roots, tubers, grasses, fruits, etc. But on domestication, they are fed with forage, wide range of fresh green vegetables and pasture, grass, cabbage, carrots, kitchen craps, corn mill waste and locally formulated antelope pellets/feed.
Antelope produce high quality meat, leather and highly sought-after exotic animal for hospitality and tourism business. While cattle select a limited number of grass species; antelopes choose a wider range. On the other hand, they generally require a cheaper diet than cattle. A more important thing is that antelopes are resistant to many diseases. Most, if not all, are resistant to trypanosomiasis, the disease carried by the tsetse fly.
Exotic animal of choice:
Exotic animal owners now want something more, something unique to help them stand out from others. When some hear “exotic” they think wild and dangerous. Exotic actually refers to a species that is not native or indigenous to the owner’s location. An exotic pet is a rare or unusual animal pet, or an animal kept within human households which are generally thought of as a wild species not typically kept as a pet.
Many people love owning the antelope as an exotic pet due to their beauty, rarity, elegance and long lifespan. Antelope is an animal of unique feature and this makes them tradable for tourist uses, recreation centres, zoos, research institutes, game reserves, holiday resorts, children amusement parks, royal families, etc. Antelopes are beautiful to behold and they attract tourist.
Products from antelope:
Antelopes are not only kept for their meat and tourist attraction, their skin, once tanned, can be exported to India, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Spain and even China to be made into high-quality leather products such as handbags, shoes, wallets, belts, drums, upholstery materials and wristwatch straps. Their hides are simply going to become fashion accessories for the wealthy.
The demand for antelope meat, especially the hide is higher than the hides of goats, sheep, alligators and pythons.
Antelope meat is a healthy super food, highly sort after in major restaurants across the country. It is also healthier than cattle meat₦520,000.00₦520,000.00
Gold fish are captivating and very colorful ornamental fishes.
The goldfish (Carassius auratus) is also a freshwater fish and a member of the carp family. Breeds vary greatly in size, body shape, fin configuration and colouration (various combinations of deep orange with black spots or white patches). This 5 cm fish is suitable for indoor aquariums, outdoor gardens, event decorations, fish bowls, etc.
Gold fish generally needs lots of space and require very little maintenance. We have several species available: comet gold, shubunki gold, oranda gold, black moor, calico gold, long fancy tail, short fancy tail, double long fancy tail, single long fancy tail.
These fishes also have strong associative and social learning abilities, which combine with their strong visual acuity to enable them react favorably to humans (owners/feeders) by swimming to the front of the glass, swimming rapidly around the tank, and going to the surface mouthing for food. Thus it becomes possible for owners to feed a goldfish by hand without it shying away.
Surface area/water temperature
The water surface area determines how much oxygen diffuses and dissolves into the water. Active aeration by way of a water pump, filter or fountain effectively increases the surface area.
Care must also be taken when adding water, as the new water may be of a different temperature. Temperatures under about 10 °C (50 °F) are dangerous to fancy varieties.. Extremely high temperatures (over 30 °C (86 °F) can also harm goldfish.
The optimum temperature for goldfish is between 20 °C (68 °F) and 22 °C (72 °F).
Goldfish do not like to be petted, thus touching a goldfish can endanger its health, because it can cause the protective slime coat to be damaged or removed, exposing the fish’s skin to infection from bacteria or water-born parasites.
Because goldfish eat live plants, their presence in a planted aquarium can be problematic. Only a few aquarium plant species can survive around goldfish, but they require special attention so that they are not uprooted. Plastic plants are more durable.
We ship our Gold fish in oxygen bags packed in insulated cartons and for every 150 bought, you get 10 extra Gold fish.₦0.00₦0.00
Use of Cattle
Beef: Hamburgers, steaks and roast beef are among the many products produced from beef.
Food By-Products: By-products of beef production include the following; (1) Liver, kidney, brains, tripe, sweetbreads and tongue are food sources in many countries. (2) Oleo oil and stock are produced from beef fat and used to make margarine and shortening. (3) Oleo stearin is an edible solid beef fat used to make some chewing gums and candies. (4) Gelatin from cattle bone and skins is used to make marshmallows, ice cream, canned meats and desserts.
Beef Hide Beef hide is used to make a variety of items: Leather, Felt, Some textiles, Base for ointments, Binder for plaster and asphalt, Base for insulation material, Brushes Footballs.
Non-Food Uses (Beef Fats and Fatty Acids): Some industrial oils, lubricants, soaps, lipsticks, face creams, hand creams, chemicals, pesticides and detergents derive from beef fat products.
Bones, Horns and Hooves Buttons, piano keys, glues and fertilizers are some of the many products made from bones, horns and hooves of cattle.₦0.00₦0.00
- Mountain goats can jump 12 feet (3.5 meters) in a single bound, according to National Geographic.
- Mountain goats have bright white coats that help them blend into the snowy areas of their home ranges. Domestic goats have coats that are yellow, chocolate or black.
- Goats were one of the first domesticated animals and were first domesticated around 9,000 years ago, according to the Smithsonian.
- In bright light, the pupil in a goat’s eye is rectangular rather than round.
- Goat meat — called chevon or cabrito — is eaten all over the world.
- More people consume goat milk than the milk from any other animal.
* Goat meat is one of the most healthiest edible meat because its low in fat. It is highly in demand in most Nigerian restaurants and hotels, popularly called “Isiewu”₦0.00₦0.00