I'm considering guetting rodents as pets and I'm thorn between 2 rats or 2 guinea pigs... I find pigs cuter but like that rats are more intelligent. The downside to pigs is the vitamin c pallets you gotta buy for them (don't have many of those where I live and they are very expensive) and the downside for rats is the fact they pee on you to mark territory.
I would go for rats if i were you. That comes from a person who have had a really big interest in guinea pigs and helping them when not ben taken care of right. They are really cute as babies but they are really boring. Sometimes they learn certain words if you repeat them before giving them food. Which make them squeak and get all excited for half a minute when the word is being heard by them. And that's pretty much it. Rats are way smarter and I would as I said, recommend them. I'm 100% sure they are more interesting.
Look at this motherfucker >wingspan bigger than the size of an adult male >eats bone marrow and has a process in which it will literally drop the bones from the air in order to crack them, a process that takes years to perfect, something other dumb birds could never do >those fucking eyes The Bearded Vulture is truly a remarkable animal
Is my dog about to die? My dog was mostly fine yesterday. She's an overweight 13 year beagle, and she has cushions, so we know the end is near. But she was fine today, but tonight she just started barking/howling in the house for no reason. He legs have been giving out for the last 4 months, but tonight has to be the worst. Tried to give her her pain pills in her favorite foods, just yesterday she was begging for everything I ate. Tried to put her pill in a cooked porkchop, she won't eat it. She won't touch her dog food now, she won't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>dozens of raccoons outside my house >can't even go to my car without getting snarled at by dozens of dog-sized raccoons >I'm not allowed to shoot them >I'm not allowed to trap them >my state's wildlife officials aren't allowed to interfere with them anymore since they passed bullshit laws WHAT DO I DO NOW
What's the best animal (other than humans/primates) to keep hugging for hours? Are rabbits or chinchilla good? Cat and dog keeps trying to run away and the bird freaks out. >tfw 28 years old and still no relationship.
On a lot of dog owner forums I've seen the call for an outright ban on fireworks because some peoples dogs get scared. I'm no expert but I've had dogs all my life and never had one with a bad reaction to fireworks, I believe it's because I don't make a fuss, the dog looks at me like "wtf was that bang" I'm like "nothing" and carry on doing what I was doing. I see people making pillow forts and putting their dogs in thunder jackets this time of year, and is just look at them with a cringe of disgust. So am I the luckiest... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Some dogs are legitimately afraid of fireworks but still those people are being huge alarmist fags. If you put the animal in a darkened at least someone muffled space it really can't get that fucking terrified and imagining maybe you do have a dog that truly loses its shit to an unhealthy extent, we'll go to the vet and vet and get it some puppy benzos for one goddamn day a year and get over it. The idea of banning something that some peoples dogs don't like is absurd. Even if the dog doesn't like it, the dog wil be fine. If you're convinced it will... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Gentle pressure calms shit down. For example the cattle shoot that they use to vaccinate cattle clamps down on them and they chill a lot. And that's where the term "hugbox" comes from. A device that applies gentle pressure all over ones body soothes autists and others. Or like swaddling a new born baby. The thunder shirt takes advantage of that response.
Is there anyone here who would like to play an animal simulator video game someday?
In Squirrel Simulator, you could explore the forest, pick your territory, find a location for your home, gather and store nuts for the winter ahead (game will feature seasonal cycles as well as day/night cycles), and use enhanced animal senses to detect and avoid predators. That said, the gameplay for the squirrel would be fast paced, platforming action as you build momentum and speed by jumping from branch to branch in the treetops. The game would feature permadeath as well because reasons.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I have a dream of someday owning enough of my own property to have a decorative fish pond as large as a public swimming pool. I browse the aq general enough to know that any artificial fish environment needs to have frequent water changes.
So I was wondering, theoretically speaking, could I set up an aquaponics system that will draw it's water from the decorative fish pond, to grow my own vegetables/herbs? Or will the fact that it's a decorative pond, with domesticated fish, live plants, filtration, and whatnot, defeat the entire purpose of using fish waste water to fertilize garden plants? Will the live plants in the pond use up all of the plant nutrition in the water before it ever reaches the garden plants?
When the day comes, I will be using the walstad method for my fish pond, and I will most likely be using fan tail goldfish. And no matter what the length or width, it will definitely be ten feet deep, to prevent the pond from freezing solid in the harshest of winters.
>>1993034 >I browse the aq general enough to know that any artificial fish environment needs to have frequent water changes. not true. water changes are solely for nitrate and phosphate export.
plants consume nitrates and phosphates, so in aquaponics water changes aren't necessary or helpful.
what is helpful is using fish and plants you can eat. Tilapia are the most common fish grown. Usually you have chickens eating the plants and insects. Their shit drops through a screen... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1993037 I was thinking more along the lines of the fact that since I will have to perform water changes for my decorative fish pond to keep my goldfish healthy, then why not put that pond water to use and rig up an aquaponics system that runs off of the pond water collected during the water changes. So, in essence, the whole aquaponics angle is just a side thing to the fish pond itself.
I'm just wondering if it's worth the effort in the long run, due to how large I am planning this pond to be. Or if I should... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
No, none of that is necessary. How do you think fish ever even existed if it was impossible for them to live in ponds without massive human efforts? It's a pretty simple matter of not overstocking the pond and MAYBE a few lava rock filters if you want to be fancy and a teeny waterfall to circulate. I had a koi pond about as big as a large deep hot tub and it never required anything like that besides a few extraordinary circumstances with duck weed and a goldfish invasion both necessitating a full vacuuming out.
If you're going to have a bunch of super fancy... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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