Presume that animals feel little or no loneliness when wild.
Is it cruel to domesticate animals and then stop treating them as pets, ignoring them most of the day?
What is worse? That an animal feels little loneliness and has a short life, or that it has loneliness granted to it by affection from a human who takes control of its food and water, and then subsequently makes it lonely by not caring for it anything as it once did, spending less time with it?
Isn't it strange that it is human affection, the drive to selflessly cause pleasure to something... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2021384 >the drive to selflessly cause pleasure to something else I don't know about you anon, but I only own pets because they make me feel good. The day they stop is the day I give them the boot and find new pets.
Quick question about Bird Keepers Lung. How hard is it to prevent? I plan on keeping a budgie in my 6x10 study, would buying an air filter and cleaning out the feces before I sleep in there give any significant upsides? Should add that its actually bigger than 6x10 and that's an estimate.
I literally hate whales, especially these particular orcas. They look like the black and white demon from Avatar: the last airbender season 1. They are huge nightmare predators and I don't understand why humans like them so much, since we're about the same size as large penguins and small seals, which orcas chow down on.
I'm not saying we should do anything to harm these creatures, and in fact I support getting them out of sea world, since I personally can't understand why spectators bring their... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2021331 For some reason, probably mostly due to their large size and and the fact that they are mammals living among fishes, whales have gotten a reputation for being "wise, gentle giants", and this reputation is probably enough by itself to make them popular at zoos.
Its going to need a vet, but it's a pretty inexpensive and simple thing. Probably is just pinworms, but nothing involving worms coming out of a cats ass is anything past anti parasite meds so no worries.
My Bolognese is making strange little gurgling sounds in her throat and sticking her tongue out at a certain pace. It seems like hiccups, but I want to be sure. She ate some peanut butter and a tiny piece of a treat and swallowed both without a problem, but she won't drink water, won't do even simple tricks for more treats, and is currently just lying down in a corner (she was sitting all hunched up before).
It's a little late so no vets are open right now. /an/ advice?
Since I've started to volunteer at the raptor center, I've looked at the human population very differently. It's shocking how many birds of prey are injured by people every year. If it weren't for reckless human activity, Wyoming might still be alive, Belle wouldn't have been stolen from her nest, and DDT wouldn't have crippled bird populations through the 20th century, just to name a few examples. It's horrible how little respect most people have for nature. I don't know how the human race will effect global sustainability, even if we... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
> wake up this morning feeling sick > call to work, say I can't go today, and spend the rest of the day sleeping > wake up, mom says "I left your guinea pig outside while I went to the mall and I just found out the neighbor's cats ate him, uh, sorry?" > mfw How do I deal with the rage, /an/? Has any of your pets ever died in a dumb way like this? I'm still fucking mad, god dammit.
There is something wrong with my cat. he other day I noticed she was coughing and retching as if she had a hairball, this happens every so often because she is very fluffy but usually it passes and does not affect anything else.
She has no voice, her meow is low and raspy, as is her purring, throat noises and when she tried to hiss at my new kitten it was the same. It has been like this the last few days along with the retching, she has so far brought nothing up. Other than this she has been fine and acting normal. She has been grooming, eating, drinking, using the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2021088 I'm sure somebody else will come along and be able to give better advice than me, I'm not an expert myself, but if i were you I would just keep making sure she's eating, drinking, and using the bathroom normally until you can bring her to a vet. It could be nothing but it's worth having her checked out.
Honestly, I'd just put them in a safe, quiet room with hiding places and let them freak out if they want- you only get fireworks once or twice a year, it's not really worth acclimatising them year-round imo. Cats usually just want to hide in a safe cosy spot if they don't like something, it may not be a great night for them but it won't kill them.
How do I deal with an overly attached cat? I adopted her when she was a stray abandoned due to the death of her owner, and she's lovely. However, she's almost too clingy. She waits outside my bathroom when taking a dump, and runs in after I'm done. She follows me around, and according my parents, howls when I'm staying the night at my bf's. Whats the deal here? I'm concerned about taking some vacation elsewhere because she'll apparently look for me constantly when I'm not home and howl. Is this cat anxiety? Or what?
my cat is like this. I've had a lot of cats before but my wife unknowling trained it to act like this. she talks to him all the time. acts really happy to see him. its like the cat is addicted to the interaction. ignore your cat more.
>>2020982 Same here. My cat is 3 months and is super clingy. He was found abandoned by my sister. Cat had been left out for at least a week. Told the vet and she said it's basically abandonment issues. If the bet hadn't told me it I'd think it's BS, but yeah it's a real thing.
>>2020981 >>2020996 Even OP's pic is a demonstration of standard ear rats triumphing over their defective dumbo brethren.
...but seriously OP, I know I've heard of Michigan ratteries. Cursory googling reveals a Goosemoose thread made in 2012 where OP asked about the same thing, so check if any of those are nearby to you and/or still operating. http://www.goosemoose.com/rfc/index.php?topic=4094205.0
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