>>2018287 get a proper tank or tub. rule of thumb for mantis tank sizes is lenght and width = 2x the mantid's length. height = 3x mantid's length.
give it a lot of twigs to climb around on, they don't like staying on the ground. spray the tank once a day so it can drink from the water drops. they are not picky eaters, just throw in some flies or crickets.
>Dont touch it >Dont touch it >It has to be in high humidity but also needs airflow, hopefully the person who youre taking care of it for left you the set up >dont fucking touch it >depending on how long youre taking care of it you may have to gutload the feeders for him along with dusting
Im sure theres more stuff but thats all I've picked up second hand from my bro who has one
When I was a kid my little brother's rabbit escaped and hid under the shed. Lured her out with a carrot and when I grabbed her, that was the day I learned rabbits not only do make noise - but also the loudest, most horrifying of ones.
I've wanted a large parrot all my life, extensively researched them, worked with some and even very temporarily came under care of a few(owners went away, 3rd party for adoption processes/rehoming for people, etc). But I could never live the rest of my life with the noise. I'd fucking kill it.
>>2018191 I've wanted to work with parrots in a shelter or foster home situation but there aren't any shelters in Louisiana that I can find. I'm like you. I don't think I could be a permanent home for a large parrot. I'd like to try dealing with an African Grey in particular after reading some stuff by Irene Pepperburg.
>>2018224 Rats are great. I was sold two small rats but they were large when they got older. Kept em in a 100 gallon tank. My big boy would jump up out of the tank and balance on the edge and wait for me to get close enough and start licking my face and then sleep on my shoulder. The girl got pregant and got out and hid her babies under my dresser but I put her back in and she was fine. One day I found a field mouse pinky. Put it in my rat cage thinking they would end him quickly but the mother brought it to her pinkies and... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
A friend's cat very recently broke her leg and he asked me to watch her today while he was working and his lady friend had to go out. It's heartbreaking to see her grumpy and uncomfortable but she's still adorable. Hopefully we can raise the money for her to get surgery and speed up her recovery.
Pics of your pets being cute while recovering from injury/surgery?
My kitten was the cutest in his little cone after his balls were chopped off, but I felt so bad when he got frustrated. He didn't have to wear it very long though, fortunately. Hopefully that big kitty feels better soon, she looks so unhappy!
>>2018086 Thanks! He needed extra snuggles to feel better about his situation. I had never seen a cloth cone before that either, and let me tell you, it was WAY easier. He was really tiny at the time, and none of the plastic cones my vet had even fit him. This one was extra convenient because I could just flip in the other way when he wanted to eat/drink (he couldn't really figure out how to wrangle it with it up normally) and then just flip it back when he was done.
Aw, has she been picking at her cast? Can she... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Should I get a beagle or a pug? I have experience with both (grandparents have 3 pugs and parents have 2 beagles). Both breeds are fairly lazy and content laying around the house which is a good thing IMO. But I am torn I have drawn the following conclusions
Pug >+lovable ugly dogs >+do not bark much >+no hunting instinct or desire to chase animals >-Horrible health >-Wheezing noise will get on wifes nerves
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Hi, I'm quite new to this and I was hoping if there were some tips on how to create a living biosphere with plants, ants and possibly other critters? I wanted to see if you guys had ideas on plants that I could add that would be compatible with an ant species known as Harvester Ants, small self sufficient plants that could survive with artificial sunlight bulbs in a fish tank 4'x2'?
I plan to add a small pond that wont soak through the dirt, and small bugs that could survive on plants or aquatic plants that could be another source of food for the ants,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2018330 I believe this is true. Ecosystems are too big and chaotic to try to contain. OP, I would say figure out which animals you'd like to keep as a baseline, then figure out what else you can put in there that can live comfortably in the same conditions.
So, I'm thinking about a little formicarium too, but I would just put it inside a terrarium with some air plants as decoration. not trying to devise an elaborate interconnected ecosystem, just caring for the ants and caring for the plants and they live... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Think for just a moment for what you have just explained to /a/. Your cat has a medical condition- however small or large; and you have the treatment. You PAID money for a vet to examine your cat, and got their professional advice at a markup. Your only concern is cat tantrums which will eventually fade as it becomes routine.
>>2017830 Serious question? ...Does this work. I have a cat that hates water and baths but she really needs a good shower. I usually use a washrag to bathe her. I Don't want to traumatized the cat either but she goes bat shit crazy whenever she gets sprayed with water, no matter the gentleness of the stream.
>Be me >Moved to another town >Big cat friend, always calling and petting them on street >Notice cats are very spooked and socially autistic towards humans here >"Why?? I just wanna pet cats!" >Months later friend told me the town has always had a cat killer >lol but the cats don't know that, rite?
Or do they? It could be that they... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2017868 Dogs are acting pretty normal. I live in a dog neighbourhood with a lot of nice parks and I see them playing around with their humans. The strange thing about this is that the cats aren't really as afraid of dogs if they are friendly. I even saw a dog sniffing a cat in the leash free park.
What do you mean with experiencing death? It's not like they've seen the cat killer beating a cat up or something. I heard he sometimes takes the cats home and beats/mutilates them, but I'm not sure if... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
A cat killer kills all the friendly cats so now all thats left are shy or unfriendly cats. How does that imply the unfriednly and shy cats somehow learned to be that way? Cats have different temperments. If there was no cat kill there would still be shy and unfriendly cats but you would ignore them because you're busy petting the friendly cats.
>QTDDTOT >Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread
I think you get the idea.
My question: I just started having odd vomiting that came suddenly and went away entirely when I vomited, no other signs of being sick, then it happened again after drinking some more tea.
My CAT also vomited at about the same time I did, but he rarely EVER vomits, like hasn't vomited for at least a year. We drink water from the same tap. Could that or something else be making us both sick?
Did your cat see you puke? Seeing a person vomit can make someone else do it too, your cat's body might hit the eject button in case he ingested the same gross thing you did. It's like contagious yawning, dogs can catch yawns so maybe cats can catch pukes.
>>2017776 He may have, I think he really may have. This happened late at night, so I watied till this morning to do anything. His vomit was not abnormal looking, just his kitty food spit up, no blood or lots of hair or anything. I feel mostly better too. I am taking him to the vet if he vomits again though, vet's idea. So you really think he could have been sympathetic vomiting? I know people do that, I think the reason is survival oriented: >if they have become sick from something, I might be... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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