Never had cats before , I assume they'd spray to mark territory at the time that they are maturing,I know neuturing stop that ,mine are still kittens , and I've had some people tell me that if they're brothers and live indoors then they won't spray. Thoughts ?
So my family has a dog, a 10 year old chocolate lab that isn't fixed. And she's never really been socialized with other dogs, which gets really apparent during vet visits. She seems to be fine when she's in our yard and other dogs come up to visit or otherwise come under the fence (A Dachshund frequently roams the neighborhood and can wiggle under fences easy), but when we take her somewhere she gets really antsy around other dogs. She'll whine, pull on her lead, sometimes bark and if she gets close to the other dog they usually end up growling at each other... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2020926 Anyways, the next question is how the hell do I get her to stop licking herself? I don't know when she started doing this, as she usually sleeps in my little brother's room, but when she was sleeping in my room I noticed that she would lick her privates for 10-15 minutes at a time fairly often. This shit is annoying as all hell because not only is her licking loud, but she's grunting or something, and she wants to go outside afterwards so she can drink water and do it again. It's driving me insane... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2020931 >how the hell do I get her to stop licking herself? A cone. As simple as that. Really. A cone. Didn't read anything else, I remember this thread, you've posted here before and /an/ has given you advice. You should have done what everyone else told you to do and fixed her. 10 years old is late to socialize. If you're not willing to take her to a class you might as well accept your dog's behaviors at this point and keep her on a tight leash at vet visits, it's... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
My parents recently found a bird and decided to keep it with us. We already have a dog, one who likes to chase birds and squirrels all the time, no doubt if he caught one he would kill it. Because of this, and because my parents are older and tend to be well... lazy, they bought the bird a tiny cage, gave it some food and water and let it live like that indefinitely. They interact with it for about 30 seconds at a time, maybe 2 or 3 times a day and other than that, ignore it completely.
When I come home, I see that the bird is extremely lonely and sad. It has absolutely... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2020896 My dog is actually pretty small, but he isn't very friendly with most other animals. Would it be possible to let the bird out for hours at a time with my dog around the house?
I assume he will just stay around the family, I'm just afraid my dog might try to hurt him. Is there any specific way to train him to not hunt the little guy?
My parents, after I pestered them for a long time, have bought him a very large cage with lots of toys, and they are also open to getting another one (same breed,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
he needs company, and out of the cage time... and unless you live in a one room place where the dog can't be put into another room sometimes i don't see why it can't go out even if the dog is a concern...
my birds have a playground that hangs from the ceiling, they can fly around freely and they mostly just chill on the playground and then do laps around the room... they never land on anything low enough for a dog to reach desu, and dogs can get used to birds...
i have a jack russell who has killed chipmunks and mice outside, but with the birds all... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
After switching my pupper from science diet (long story) to taste of the wild, he's started eating poop. He's never eaten poop up until this point. He's 8 months old now, close to 9, and I've had him since he was 3 months old.
He's not bored, he wasn't raised in poor conditions that forced him to eat poop, he's not sick, and he's only eating OTHER dogs' poop, so I assume there must be a nutritional deficiency somewhere, or perhaps he's inclined to eat the poop of dogs that aren't being fed grain-free?
>>2020990 Fill a bucket with yard/dead leaves clippings and water the spot with that shit. In fact, if you have a tree that sheds leaves, do not rake them, let them rot and bring forth the fungi and things that nature likes. Dead leaves are gaia's skin. You need a lot more water if somebody took your skin away.
Bees need lots of surface area, like bushiness, cause they can only drink dew that falls in the morning and night. The plants constantly breathe out water, and the bigger they are, the more it helps.
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>>2020850 >the site they mention goes 404 http://www.nytimes.com/1997/02/18/science/amazon-s-depths-yield-strange-new-world-of-unknown-fish.html?pagewanted=all
Perhaps you would find fish like picrel, Orthosternarchus tamandua. This one lives usually 6-10 m below the surface, but due to murkiness it's so dark in here that the environment is basically the same one as in the deep water.
I don't know how many feel the same way as I but animal abuse is something that really drives me mad. I'm not talking about slaughter houses or predators killing preys, I'm just referring to edgy idiots taking pleasure in inflicting pain to innocent animals. I've seen like many of you some sick shit like ISIS videos or Mexican cartels, despite being disgusted and wishing the worst for such monsters nothing makes my blood boil more than a psycho or an edgy idiot abusing animals for no reason. Am I sick or what?
No I think it's pretty normal to feel this way. Animals are innocent. We often have the same reaction to their abuse as we do to abuse of young children, especially when it comes to domestic species like dogs and cats.
>>2020820 well, I often put it this way: few idiots that I met (very rare fortunately) claim that abusing animals is ok since they are not humans. Yet I don't know how much empathy can an animal abuser have towards humans if he can't even respect animals. Needless to say all the animal haters that I met didn't really like humans either. But that's just my experience.
So, i'm going on a trip today and i'm going to let my dog alone for 15 days. The dog will be feed by a friend, other than that she will probably be left alone most of the time. I still have one hour before i have to go to the airport, anything that i should do with/for her before going?
My cat has been vomiting like twice a week for months now. He's also recently gotten the habit of sniffing around for people food, even though he'd never done that before, eating pretty much only his dry food before and some tuna sometimes. He's completely healthy and happy otherwise, as far as I can tell. He's a 11 years old castrated male, indoors since we're in an apartment. I've taken him to the vet twice, changed his food, given him special food, changed his water thing for one with running water and nothing has helped.
I'm almost... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
If you're a vegan or vegetarian, do you think that all carnivores should be eradicated and made extinct on earth? I say this because it would end animal suffering, and no animal ever again would need to feel the pain of being killed by another animal.
There would still be plenty of animals left in the world as all herbivores would still be allowed to live.
This includes animals such as giraffes and cows etc.
Also, assume that the ecosystem would remain stable and not become disturbed by this change.
My family recent just adopted this girl from a local rescue, and she's having a tough time adjusting.
Near as we can tell, she's about 4 years old, miniature schnauzer, was in the shelter for 2 years. The problem is that while she seems very friendly, and is very lovey, for the last several nights while they're trying to lie down to sleep, she's suddenly freaked out and snapped at my parents. Tonight, it was hard enough to make my mom bleed.
I know my mother is taking it really hard, because we've recently lost 2 other... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Pick up a book on dog body language, watch some YouTube vids on positive training, try to observe when she begins to get agitated and try figure out why she's feeling that way, and maybe try crating her at night. Proper ways to crate train can be googled and should be a positive, safe place for her to go.
Also give her a good month or so to adjust yo a new environment.
>>2020761 Dogs can certainly have varying levels of dreams and actions during dreams, in which case that doesn't sound so much like something that you could train out. Someone could be bumping her in her sleep, she gets irritated, then bites.
It never hurts to do the above suggestions, but it might be more practical to simply give her her own bed to sleep in on the ground.
Does anyone else have pets with weird features or deformities? This is my frog Chunk, one of his eyes is much bigger than the other and he's blind in the smaller one. It takes him a long time to catch his food.
Not deformed but i did have a giant leopard gecko. He was 135 grams and 11.5 inches long from nose to tail (75g and 9 inches is about adult male average). The reptile shop i got him from as a baby did not know his genetics. He was just listed as a normal.
Unfortunately he died suddenly at only 2 years of age. Liver or kidney failure is believed to be the cause, probably congenital. RIP Leto.
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