I am single and live on my own in my house, and I plan to adopt a cat soon. I want one that is comfortable without access to very many rooms(two rooms) and is not destructive(chewing on things or scratching things) and is affectionate(sleeps with me, sits on my desk or on my lap) Any recommendations of what kind of cat I should adopt?
>>2246095 Not a "smart" cat, mean as that sounds. I had a Siamese mix girl, and she was super smart, but she snuck outside once and ever since then, she completely knocked me off my feet trying to get out again. She was destructive and never wanted to cuddle. The best bet for a cat, always, would be a standard shorthair cat from a shelter you trust to be honest about the cat's personality. Maybe a cat in a foster home, and one who is established to not like other cats so that they are not lonely.
I want a dog, but live in an apartment complex with horseshit breed restrictions. Weight limit is 100lbs, and there's plenty of places to walk, even a big open field to run around in. Anyone have any recommendations that's not on the list? I don't like small or dumb dogs. I'm considering a border collie, Australian shepherd/or cattle dog. Not really keen on labs.
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>>2245890 I'd recommend a Fila Brasiliero, a Dogo Argentino and a wolf hybrid, get all three, they'll play together. And don't get a fucking pitbull you goddamn idiot. I thought more than enough has been said, shitbulls are fucking monsters, they'll eat you and your kids.
When I was a kid I owned a pacman frog or south american horned frog. He was awesome, had him for years. Later I also briefly had 2 anoles and an iguana but this was all before I turned 16. Its been a decade since I had a similar pet and I have an aquarium set up and waiting, just trying to decide what reptile/amphibian to go with, ya know?
I have spent part of my life delving into mysticism, meditation, and occult practices and thats how I heard about the Colorado River toad.
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I've been reading Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog, Adder's Fork and Lizard's Leg - The Lore and Mythology of Amphibians and Reptiles by author Crump Marty.
Its really great, tons of lore and legend I'd never heard before even in other books.
The Colorado River toad though, it secretes a substance that alters your state of mind directly. It can be used during rituals to strengthen the trance or self-hypnosis required to program your subconscious with the intent of the ritual.
What would it take physiologically for an animal to be able to breathe in an atmosphere flooded with asbestos without getting it's lungs McFucked up? I want to design a creature that can do that in a way that makes biological sense not just 'because magic i dunno lol'. What kinds of existing animals could I study that can breathe in really shitty air conditions? So far I can think of camels in sandstorms and that's it.
>>2245696 I think something like a mechanical filter or anything avoidance based would not work, this needs something actively dealing with the problem at a cellular level.
One thing that I can think of that wouldn't be too far fetched is macrophages patrolling the lung that actively take up the asbestos fibers and wander to the respiratory epithelium epithelium once they are "full" to be dumped out via mucus, so your creature would be constantly coughing up or leaking asbestos slime.
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holy fuck. drooling asbestos slime. That sounds wonderfully horrifying. Where could I read more about this? Should I just get cracking on a wikipedia article about how lungs work in general? Asbestos particles are smaller than macrophages? Hot damn
Be me 18th birthday Live on countryside Plenty of farms and ranches Me and 3 friends wanna go Cow Tipping Friend one sneaks up to about 10 foot away from cow Runs full speed and knocks it over We laugh Friend two does same thing except dives shoulder first into cow, dislocates shoulder We laugh Friend three walks calmly up to third cow Starts petting it's face Grabs it by the face, screams a blood-curdling scream and snaps the neck of the cow Friend 3 takes out machete that we didn't know he had and cuts off the cow's head He... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm thinking about buying a townhouse with a backyard like (pic related) specifically so that I can get a dog. Is this enough space for a medium-to-large sized dog? I'm not picky about the breed, I will likely rescue a mutt from the shelter. I work a 9-5 but don't socialize much, so I would spend my free time taking the dog out to the park and stuff.
You can have a medium to large breed dog in an apartment without a yard. You'd just need to walk it minimum of twice daily, some individual dogs need more, and mentally and physically stimulate the dog enough so it won't destroy your house.
If you are asking if that yard will provide enough mental and physical stimulation to not have to walk or work with the dog, no it will not. That yard is good for a little bit of play, and shitting, and that's about it.
I would never not take the dog for walks, my plan is to take it once early in the morning, again in the evening, and possibly even hire a dog walker to stop by during the day when I work. With outings to the woods on weekends. I want the yard so that my dog can at least go outside whenever it wants, even it isn't a lot of space.
I need help with my rescue dog. He is satanic on walks, and I need a way to exhaust him before taking him on walks so he is more chill and collected. But he doesn't want to do anything.
>Try to play fetch >Chases the ball down once. Gets it. Runs away to chew on the ball. Take the ball. He stops caring and sniffs. >Try to play flirt pole >Catches it once. Chews on it. Get him to drop it with a treat. Try to play again, doesn't care. Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Also, they cost quite a lot to begin with (price of hedgehog, habitat, accessories, food, first vet visits) but if they're relatively healthy then in the long run they're pretty low maintenance. I spend about two dollars on new mealworms every few weeks, a dollar on baby food every week, and $20 on new cat food every 3 months. They're on fleece so there's no continual cost of bedding. Mine are pretty healthy, so no crazy vet bills, just the occasional check up. I MIGHT... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2244644 Cows are livestock and historically a highly desirable animal like horses and dogs. If you have a few cows, a dog, and a horse you're set to raise a whole family. Milk is very high in protein, a new born calf is very valuable, and a cow is an asset.
Discuss anything aquarium related here, including inhabitants, decor and issues.
Google is your friend. Feel free to ask questions but know that there are a lot of resources out there that could answer your question a lot faster and accurately than /an/.
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 all inhabitants... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Let's face it - Everyone loves them (except for maybe bird-lovers whose feeders keep getting pilfered).
Why haven't we tried to domesticate them yet?
They seem incredibly intelligent for rodents, at least rat-tier. They're certainly not endangered, they're native to almost every temperate climate on Earth, and from what I know, they don't harbor any human-transmittable diseases or post any threat to us or other species.
Some Grey Squirrels can grow to be almost as big as a small cat. And speaking of cats, there have been cases of domesticated mother cats "adopting" young squirrels, nursing them and everything, which then grow to behave much like cats, even so far as purring when a cat would.
Would it be a viable option to use surrogate cat mothers to breed a species of domesticated squirrels? It may even lead to more "low-energy" squirrels that don't need to constantly burn energy and fly all other place when they're not busy.
I'm pretty sure my two kittens are in heat or on the verge. Actually I'm not 100% sure, but the one keeps raising her ass up toward me when I pet her, which is weird. Plus they're almost six months old. I haven't witnessed them spraying, but they're very nocturnal and get into all manner of shit while I'm asleep, so who knows. They do seem to be a bit more affectionate than they usually are, but I can't be sure that's just not them becoming more social. Whatever the case, they seem old enough to be spayed.
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>>2243233 >dozens of puppers and this faggot had to choose me >oh great, he's pointing his rectangle at me again >why does he make retarded noises to get my attention >just leave pls >I'm going to throw up in your shoes
My faggot cat only eats shit kibble. I have spent lots of money trying to get her healthy, high-end cat food for senior cats and she won't touch it. If I give her wet food she eats the gravy and leaves the rest. She won't even eat actual meat. She likes cheese and shit kibble filled with grains which I know cats don't need.
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