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Make sure to include these things in your post before asking because we can't help you if we don't have the full picture: -tank size -parameters -any and... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2158868 Let me put it this way. When you're on your deathbed are you going to spend your last seconds lamenting the fact that you couldn't save our crapsack, dying world or are you going to be like "at least I fucking tried."?
Also how hopeless is it to find gainful employment in these fields? Am I going to need some sort of backup career?
Anyone have any clever ideas for cheap dog food toppers to trigger appetite? Something not loaded in sodium.
My girl has no appetite. I've tried 4 different foods. She has reflux and vomits 3x a week because she won't keep her stomach full. Had the vet check her out, complete with blood work and x-rays on common problem areas (looking for pain/discomfort) and nothing. She's as healthy as can be.
But I NEED her to EAT. She is a 1 year old Great Pyrenees, slender as a greyhound, and barely 85lbs. I just hardly think it's necessary to spend so... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm wanting to buy my first puppy, and don't know how to tell what The breeders are like in my area. It's like every website is from 1990 and shirt , or they don't have a website and are only through puppyfind or something. Is there a ways to tell if it's a legit breeder and not some jackass in they're backyard without going there and looking?
A puppy is literally a decade commitment, if you have to drive four hours it's still worth it. If you can't do the research on your own to determine the difference between a good breeder and a backyard breeder you aren't ready for a dog.
>>2164329 Without going there? Not quite. It's a good idea to check the place out and see the dogs in their early environment, because anyone can lie. Puppy mills are notorious for trying to keep people out of their breeding facility. Don't look for a breeder through puppy search sites, they are puppy mills and mostly scams. Look through the breed club group for breeders. Make sure they do health tests at whatever interval, that they take their dogs back for whatever reason, that they aren't line breeding, etc... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
You need to start by looking up breed clubs, then you need to look for health testing - so, for example, lets say you want a Irish wolfhound, you'd want a breeder that tests for: - Elbow dysplasia (ideally O:O) - Hip dysplasia (abnormal formation of hip joints leading to osteoarthritis. Breed mean score 6 (parents should be lower) - Eye Disease: Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) (progressive visual impairment) (annual testing); Multifocal retinal dysplasia (MRD) (annual testing) -... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
hey guys, i don't really come to this board that much but i've found a bird's nest in my back yard that must have fallen from a tree. there are two babies, and i put the nest back up nearby without touching them. i haven't seen their mother any time today and i'm worried that they're getting hungry, but i don't want to feed them anything that would make them sick. would anyone be able to identify what species these are, and what they eat?
Hey /an/ I don't usually post here but I've got a question about E-collars When my dog came back from the vet the collar was on its tightest setting but I noticed I wasn't able to remove the e-collar without taking it apart. It there an easier way to get it on and off?
So I just hit a squirrel while going shopping. I assumed it was a fallen branch in my peripheral, but I wasn't sure, so I parked a ways away and walked up to it; I'd fucking caused its eyes to burst out of its sockets. Because of my materialist/hedonistic impulses a precious life is lost. I feel wretched, like I don't deserve to live. That may seem over-dramatic but I'm normally self-serving person, and it's catching up to me.
So, I got a juvenile male betta fish a few weeks ago, and his behavior seems normal. He rarely hides, he swims around a lot, and when I'm in my room he's on the side of the tank I'm closest to looking at me. However, there is one strange thing. He seems to have stress stripes all the time, despite rarely acting stressed. He just acts like a happy fish. When he's asleep, he has his normal coloration. A few minutes after he wakes up though, he'll have those stripes. Why the heck does this happen? I would post a picture of him, but it makes him freak out.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I just rescued this bird from the park after my dog chased after it was attacked by a cat. It still seems lively enough (keeps trying to climb up and keeps exploring her cage), but she is wounded.
She keeps her right foot balled, is it broken? How do I make sure she survives? I gave her some bird food my mom has, as she owns a lot of birds, but I'm not experienced in animal care outside of my dog.
She's wounded, but it doesn't seem like they're fresh wounds.
>>2163763 Right. Thought she was a young one, she flew very low before she got grabbed.
My mother gave her some of that egg power feed or whatever it's called in English. She does has experience with birdcare, and I brought it to her (I've been living there for the past month as I just finished college and searching for a place of my own now). Shelter is three cities over and closed atm (it's 8PM here), so that's not an option until Monday.
>>2163772 >(I've been living there for the past month as I just finished college and searching for a place of my own now) Oh ok totally needed to know that. Follow whatever your mom and Google says. /an/ is not good with these threads.
so yesterday, I accidentally killed my pet corn snake, I walked by her cage and tapped on her head just to mess with her and I tapped too hard and she started writhing and died in my arms. I know she was a snake and didn't feel love but she was always there for me when I needed her, she'd stay in my arms and let me cry on her when I remembered my dead brother . We're burying her today and I don't want her to be gone
For once, this might not be just fucking around. Brown recluses don't make traditional webs. There is geometric pattern or fluidity. It is just a bug clump of shit that happened when the architect was out on maternity leave. On the other hand, I've never seen a recluse next on a wall or ceiling. They're always on the floor. Is that picture of the floor?
>beginner fish owner >getting ready to sleep, turn off room and aquarium lights >goodnight my beloved babies >wake up to 6 fish laying on the aquarium ground (6 fish = all my fish) >sadness fills me, wondering what I did wrong to kill my fish, I thought I had everything perfect >turn on aquarium lights to check whats wrong >all fish get up and start to actively... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Besides this they are active all day, and eat very well. Two fish show similar behavior through out the day though, not often but sometimes, they go rest under a rock and stay there for a while, their tummy on the floor, if I walk by they just slowly swim out and chill with the other fish
>>2163410 different molly and platy fish, they lay on their tummy upright, but VERY slightly turned to their sides sometimes because of water movement from filter,(its not a strong current but you can sometimes tell they move very little to the side)
This is Isis named after the god incase your wondering, my family got her about 13 years ago and she's been a part of the family ever since. Recently she had some swelling around her face and we're start to worry that its a Tumor, we gave her some antibiotics and they didn't help. So now the question of whether to put her down and when has come up. So I have to ask, how do you guys deal with the loss of the first pet you ever owned?
I just recently put my cat to sleep. Rest in peace, Rina.1998-2016.
I loved her so much. She was my only friend. I moved out last year and left her with my mother. She lost quite a bit of weight and was only about 6lbs. Could see her bones sticking out. She still had the most clear and beautiful green and gold speckled eyes with tiny flecks of blue. She looked really healthy for such an old cat but she started losing her balance and resfused to eat hard food. She fell off the bed last weekend and dragged herself under, scared and meowing. I drove over as fast as I could... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2162717 from my experience pupper peppe isn't that hard to clean with just water and soap and some effort. Just don't forget to clean in from the other side too cause carpets soak a lot of fluid. You can apply a bit of colorless vinegar to discourage the dog from peeing there in the future. At least most dogs don't enjoy the smell and you probably won't notice it.
>>2162717 go to walmart and buy a squeeze bottle and a tub of oxy clean powder.
when your dog poops or pees, measure out enough powder for 1 serving and mark it on the side of the container with a sharpie. mix in water and put your thumb over the top while you shake it. spray it on the spot.
this removes the stain and denatures any scent proteins by dissolving organic material.
use a brush or rag to rub it in and let it set for a min then use a dry rag to dab up the moisture.
Hello /an/ I need some help. I have a tarantula, a pink toe (avic avic) and he is not doing well... Recently he has started walking around his cage as though he is drunk, stumbling from side to side. He is not eating and not drinking water. today i opened his cage to try and feed him again and he got so scared he ran around the cage then out the glass door and fell onto the ground. I figured he died cause he landed upside down and made no attempt to move. I picked him up and put him back in his cage and he is now moving VERY slowly. I am worried about him if you have any... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2162627 His cage is at 76 degrees F and about 35% humidity. I have a hard time keeping him humid but there is no mold or bacteria build up in the cage. He is not able to hold his weight while on the glass for more than a few seconds before sliding down it or falling. He is not spinning webs. He obviously moves around at night because there is always new debris in the water dish in the morning. but whenever i watch him move it is more likes tumbling .
Newfag here, got one today but have been reading on my b. Smithy (Mexican Red Knee). idk about the 'drunk' stuff now but falling upside down from a great height can fuck him up pretty bad apparently. Prepare for the worst..
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