Hey, recent grad here, long-time snake enthusiast and reptile keeper. Ask me anything about snake care, identification (Pacific Northwest is my specialty), how-to, cage building, anything.
Just to get common questions out of the way:
1. Yes I am a recent grad. I have experience in field work, as well as laboratory work. I want to work on snake venom proteins for use in Alzheimer's research.
2. I keep Western hognose, reticulated pythons, kenyan sand boas, red-tailed boas (he's a mutt, not sure if constrictor or imperator, might be a mix of both),... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I have a cat, he loves to be around and "talks" alot and seems to enjoy being petted and held.
BUT. All of a sudden he gets these fits, I'm petting him and, while still purring, he starts to bite my leg. If I try to go away he'll charge after me and pounce my leg. If I stand still and look at him he either slowly bites me or rolls down on his back - and when I try to pet him he usually bites my hand.
Me and my pals used to keep these things as pets when we were kids. We would go out looking for them, then take the cutest fluffiest ones and lock them in my doll house. We gave them a cup of water and some plants to eat and the bastards pooped all over the doll house. One day I got too disgusted and set them all free. Told my friends they escaped while I was asleep.
Hey guys I found a wild chick in a drain on my front porch this morning. Looks really young and im currently keeping it in a pail. Its doing pretty well for the moment and willing to eat grains of rice and even millipedes i find in my garden. Any tips on how to take care of this guy/girl?
Tried looking for its parents since there are usually flocks of wild chicken near my house but the hen I found rejected it and there were wild monkeys eyeing it so i brought it back home.
>>2212225 1) they're shitty "pets" that show no affection 2) their owners take no responsibility for them and let them roam outside unattended, where they kill wildlife and shit in peoples' yards. Then they act surprised and expect sympathy when their shitty pet disappears or gets run over.
I've found this very young dove in a busy street so I picked it up and brought it back home.
I found a lot of into online on how to mix a rehydration solution and used a syringe to force it to drink. I made a warm spot for it as well. I'm having trouble figuring out what to give to eat, I figure cooked wheat should do the job.
The thing is though, this guy is afraid of everything. He immediately starts panting whatever I do and I hear that's a heart attack hazard with doves. What the fuck am I supposed to do? I'm stressing the shit out of him... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I've since force fed him some warmed up beans. He's swallowing without issue, but he won't feed on his own. He's extremely afraid of me and I fear feeding is too much stress. I can't even keep him inside because he won't relax at all. I keep him on the roof balcony where I made a little shelter for him which he has since left. Doesn't seem to like it there.
Do you have an Audubon society near you? They will take in injured birds and nurse them. If not I'm sure there's something similar like that where you live because bird lovers are fanatics and exist everywhere.
You should absolutely listen to everything the people in charge of you say. It gets stressful and there is little reward in being in that environment. I've worked 6 months in a small dog and cat clinic (very extensive treatment though such as surgery X-rays). Yeah there will be death and yes you will have to deal with feces and urine. Best advice I can give someone is it doesn't matter how dirty you get, you can always wash. Any specific questions? I'd be willing to answer
>Bees find nectar and tell their hive-mates; flies evade the swatter; and cockroaches seem to do whatever they like wherever they like. But who would believe that insects are conscious, that they are aware of what’s going on, not just little biobots?
>Neuroscientists and philosophers apparently. As scientists lean increasingly toward recognizing that nonhuman animals are conscious in one way or another, the question becomes:... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Well it would be stupid to say that we understand what any of this is, consciousness, life, whatever. Though certainly more serious study is going on in the higher institutions and not reaching the media that we normal people get to read. I do think artificial intelligence should eventually give some interesting insights.
>>2211516 I'll red-pill you on something, Crane Flies. Invasive to the USA, their larval stage, often called leather jackets, eat plant matter in the ground, killing many crops over history in their native Europe. They're dangly retards and barely live long enough to eat or drink, assuming the one in question is the variety with functioning mouths. They're pests, nothing more, and yet people still defend them thinking they eat mosquitos because of colloquial memes based on their other name: mosquito hawk. There's... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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.
>>2210251 Why the fuck would anyone do that? Also this could make for an interesting discussion. Are there any laws in place that makes stuff like this illegal? Does it fall under the same category as vandalism?
I mean it's just a rock but... it was a piece of history, the layers of erosion and everything... ;_;
Not going to lie. I was fucking broken. We tried rushing her to the vets but she was declared dead on inspection. He said the most likely cause was poisoning.
Two months previously I had received a threat from someone who withheld their name in regards to my dog.
Honestly /an/, I am so fucking distraught. I raised that doggo for over 7 years, and even got fights into other family members over her. All for it to be in vain because some little shit fuck was mad because he/she couldn't sleep at night, in a neighborhood full of dogs that bark every night and... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2209042 I'll say the same thing to you that I say to dumbfuck cat owners; keep your fucking pet inside.
You're not as bad as a cat owner because I'm sure your dog was fenced in, not just roaming the neighborhood. But if you truly care about your pets you shouldn't leave them outside without supervision. Now you know why.
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