My gf and I just took in a 2-week old kitten that some friends found in their heating vent.
We've been doing all the right things for it so far (according to the vet that we just took it to), but the vet gave us some bad news.
It has fleas.
We have another cat in our apartment (which we aren't technically supposed to have, under threat of a $1000 fine from our apartment complex) and we're worried that this cat will also get fleas if we keep the kitten. We have a tiny apartment and it would be impossible... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
"A "yes" vote supports this proposal to prohibit the sale of eggs, veal, or pork of a farm animal confined in spaces that prevent the animal from lying down, standing up, extending its limbs, or turning around."
What does /an/ think about this? I'm having a tough time deciding how to vote.
I don't have a cat i dont have a dog i haven't had any of said animals in my apartment I've bombed it 4 times now, moving everything, spraying down every inch, every corner, every nook and cranny and yet here i am still getting eaten alive by fleas how the fuck do you get rid of these shitheads?
I want a dog but I don't think I'd have the patience to raise it properly (house breaking, crate training, obedience training sorry I just don't have it in me). But at the same time I don't want to miss out on the puppy years of true bonding either and just end up adopting some adult dog that will always be aloof.
So having said that, in a strict pluses and minuses analysis of the above points, what is the better option for me?
>The diving bell spider (Argyroneta aquatica) is one of the few species of spider known to live almost entirely under water. As with other spiders it breathes air; when submerged an air bubble is trapped by a dense layer of hydrophobic hairs on its abdomen and legs. A. aquatica is able to remain submerged for prolonged periods of time due to the silk-based structure it constructs in order to retain an oxygen... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>friendly if raised from birth >can get cat rabies vaccinations >will eat literally anything so it's low upkeep >can be litter trained >better than a guard dog and can fuck up pitbulls who try to attack you >has prehensile hands >basically a better cat that's less kikeish and bonds with you more
ITT: /an/ creates a prehistoric documentary series. How many episodes would your series be? Which location and time period would you visit each episode? Which creatures would be featured on each episode? What animal and their life story would be told each episode? Pics, ideas, etc are all welcome.
>>2252388 I want a scene that shows the monkeys rafting and ending up in South America, like they did. The Great American Interchange would be another nice story to tell. You would have the South American animals slowly succumb to (some of the) North American ones.
>>2252434 I agree that the Great American Interchange would be interesting. It would be a story of survival of the fittest to the extreme. Watching a scene of animals migrating en-masse between the Panama would be awe inspiring. Giant Sloths lumbering past confused sabretooths would be surreal. The genocide of south american animals by sabretooths would be brutal also.
>>2252439 Pleistocene Australia would be fascinating as it had giant wombats, carnivorous... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I was watching that dumb Rats documentary and it made me think. What do people who exterminate rats and other pests want? Control populations or to exterminate all pests in the area? Aren't rats and other similar animals important to the environment?
>>2251952 >Aren't rats...important to the environment? No, not really, assuming you live in a somewhat urban area. The best they can do is eat some cockroaches. There are few to no predators in cities.
Similar animals like shrews and field mice are important, but those aren't in cities either.
This is almost like asking if bedbugs are important to the environment. They depend on human settlements.
Anyway, OP here, not a regular /an/ poster obviously. Sorry for causing an uproar on your fair board by not using the 'cat'alog, just wanted to say I have my cat a catnip mouse and she puked about an hour later and she didn't eat more than normal, and I didn't give her any treats or anything. Fuck catnip.
>>2258105 They're corydoras eggs. They look fertilized for Cory eggs. If they stay clear they're not fertilized. In a few days you'll see the embryos. If fungus grows on them use melafix if you want them to live.
I got 6 kittens 37days (5 1/2weeks) old They all eat from dish and poop in box. Recently at night they have been crawling all over my bed and a few even sleep there. The runt seems to do this more but she loves me to death and follows me everywhere i go, she is sleeping here now. Aside from having to wash sheets i wonder if there are any other risks with letting them do this more as a behavioral type thing. I'm a fairly large guy but im not to worried about rolling over on one of them. The biggest issue i had with them so far is they... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
you should just keep letting your cats breed indiscriminately until there are hundreds of them clawing at your flesh until you contract sepsis and die and they feed on your corpse and then cannibalize each other
the filth and stench will be so great they will just burn your house to the ground
>>2257859 Deeply ingrained hunting and survival behaviour. They go up tall things because then they may scout the area for both predators and prey. The prey wont see them and the predators will probably have to climb to get them. Also being high up allows them to leap greater distances which assists with fight or flight conflicts and killing small prey. Some cats would rather others hunt for them so they may be more likely to be low to the ground cats. But not always.
Also yea it is partially love and trust.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I feel bad for sea mammals. We mammals went through so much to get out of the ocean and now they're back in it.
It's a shame that such friendly creatures as seals and intelligent whales and dolphins are forever doomed to live in the abysmal pool filled with abominations and primordial monsters that is the ocean.
>you are now aware dolphins have human like intelligence or perhaps greater and while humans have spent the last 200k years building civilization dolphins have spent many millions years aimlessly wandering the never ending abyss of the ocean bored out of their minds coming up with all kinds of complex shit but being unable to implement any of it
Found my snake like this earlier today, haven't been home since the weekend so I have no idea what happened. My family is scared so it can't be them. No other pets either. Currently no open vets that take in reptiles. He's still alive, he moves his head.
A word then, (for I will conquer it,) The word final, superior to all, Subtle, sent up—what is it?—I listen; Are you whispering it, and have been all the time, you sea-waves? Is that it from your liquid rims and wet sands? Whereto answering, the sea, Delaying not, hurrying not, Whisper’d me through the night, and very plainly before day-break, Lisp’d to me the low and delicious word DEATH; And again Death—ever Death, Death, Death, Hissing melodious, neither like the bird, nor like my arous’d child’s heart, But edging near,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2257708 Because it's surface has an enourmous and dangerous power. Because it's depths are filled with creatures and darkness. Because it makes you feel vulnerable. Because it's the unkown. Because it has life all over. I fucking love the ocean.
More often than not because of lack of training. The owners are actually disrespecting the breed by not training them properly. They cater to a cliché and fit the lap dog into just that. Thus the dog fills a void in the master's selfish lifestyle and the dog's doggy existence becomes lesser.
>>2257381 >Owners coddle small dogs like babies and create insecure, neurotic messes because they're untrained in pretty much every respect. This, my aunt has a couple of fucking dogs, she obviously doesn't give them kicks or punishment when they do something wrong, so they just are wild animals, she even had an arm injury because the dogs always want to go by themselves and basically try to run when tied, they push so hard they even get suffocated by the necklaces. I told her that... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2257340 COOL! I love Bettas with white on black colouring like Aku. But I am sad about what happened to Aku, just the other day I lost my deep blue and black male, he was so good to look at when I would put him into my female tank when I was cleaning his water, and and few years ago I owned one of the prettiest white half moons anyone could find. I wish I could meet them again, maybe I will some day.
Hey /an/, I'm picking up this cutie this weekend and it will be my first time raising a kitten. What are the necessities and some tips? Is it okay to let her just hang around the house while I'm at work at this age?
1- that kitten is too young to be taken away from its parents. it's too small to even be weaned. ideally it should be 12 weeks, but it should be weaned by 8. if you have any choice at all, never take home an underaged kitten. 2- it's a bad idea to have a kitten alone most of the day. really, you should never get a baby animal when it's going to be all by itself for 8 hours. they need to be constantly fed and socialized. at the very least you'll need to shut it in a room with a litterbox and food.
>>2256699 This is just an old picture from a couple weeks ago when I first went and visited the litter. There will be people here, father and sister, they just won't be able to constantly watch it. But I can see where the concern stems from. So the days that I have to work and someone won't be home for a while, I should keep her in one space?
>>2256700 that's a relief! yes, the kitten should be locked in one room constantly for a few days, mostly so it can get acclimated in a safe place. after that, it's okay to let the kitten out so long as there's no obvious dangers for it. definitely check for small spaces it could get stuck in. little kittens are a lot of trouble!
some tips: -adopting two kittens keeps them from getting lonely while you're gone and playing too rough with you. -dry food is not very good for cats. canned is better,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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