For animals working to pull a heavy load, say a team of buffalos, oxens, horses or dogs...Do people need to train them to work together? Or do they just hitch them onto the load and make them follow a leader?
They don't really fight with each other, oxen especially because oxen usually refers to castrated bulls. These animals have been raised around each other and their environment so they're pretty much just used to everything.
How much training they get is sort of a geographical thing but in general they are trained to respond to signals, be it verbally or physically(poles, whips, tugging a certain way on a rope, etc). It would be extremely dangerous to just take a random ox/horse/etc and strap them up if they've had zero training.
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I don't know anything about it, but ya it totally takes a lot of training for the critters and being a teamster for more than two is a pretty skilled job. You don't just hitch something up that has never seen a wagon before.
I found this beside a creek while out for a walk It was standing beside a drain pacing back and forth meowing constantly, it had gotten its from left leg caught in its collar and it had rubbed the shoulder raw
Brought it home and called the number on its collar and it had been missing for 4 weeks
There's something about that cat that I just can't put my finger on. Good job.
>>2011447 I was 14ish. I lived on a lake with my parents before I moved out, and I decided to ride the Jetski in the morning (really the first time in a long time). I see something that looks like a log in the distance so I check it out. When I got out to the middle of the lake there was a hound swimming circles. I grabbed him by the nape and brought him home on the Jetski. Named him Prince. I assume that a hunter just said... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Me and my gf just bought a second guinea pig from petsmart. After taking this one home it fell over in ts cage collapsed and bleeded heavily through its nose and died. This was within an hour what could have happened and could my guinea pig that was bought at the same place have what it has?
Unfortunately many pet stores have a company that ships these animals to them, and they suffer a lot of trauma during the packaging process. Maybe you just got unlucky and managed to pick one with hemorrhaging in the brain or some shit.
>>2011394 >He helped me go through depression. And right now was the worst possible moment he could've died, as I've had one of the worst weeks I've had in a fucking year. >I just feel like shit and drinking heavily to stop the pain. Same shit here, cat died a few days ago.
This is hitting me so much harder than I thought it would and whenever anything else bothered me this much I always just went to my cat, I'm trying to avoid drinking,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
We recently bought 2 male Betta fish this past Friday. One looks very sick. It's fins look shredded (just noticed some pieces of fallen off fins on the rocks). It lays on the bottom of the tank, sometimes appearing dead. I've been looking at common Betta fish diseases and it seems to have ick (white grain like spots on its body and head). Does anyone have any advice? Pet store people said once fish get sick they usually don't get any better. They swore by BettaFix and we applied some last night. The ick only appeared today. Should I just humanely put this guy... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Warm water, salt dosing, frequent water changes, feeding as often as the fish will eat. Warm water speeds up the life cycle of the ich and increases the amount of free-swimming protozoa which cannot survive in any sort of saline environment.
I’ve had this bird for a little more than 3 years now, and while he got a lot better compared to the state he was in when I got him, he doesn’t seem to be getting any better now. Greentexting short summary >adopted a cockatiel that was abandoned by its owner (bird was 12 at the time) >pretty sure the previous owner was fucking horrible and knew nothing about taking care of birds >at first tiel wouldn’t eat ANYTHING else than millet seeds >when I showed it fruits, vegetables, different seeds or any other kind of food it didn’t even seemed to recognize them as food >when he started moulting (a few days after I got him) I noticed that some of the longer feathers were damaged >bent like they were broken while growing, some also looked like they had their ends cut/ripped >when I let him out of cage he wouldn’t fly; he’d try to glide a little but mostly fail at it. Very clumsy while trying to fly >I suspect his previous owner didn’t even let him out of cage once; muscles must’ve fucking vanished > EXTREMELY afraid of hands, would panic or get very aggressive when he saw a raised hand >afraid of everything in his cage except water/food containers >very aggressive towards other birds, attacks them, aggressive towards most people too Overall I suspect that for the whole 12 years he was either kept in a very small cage alone, or kept with a bird that was harassing him (judging by his panic/aggression attacks when he spots another bird). It’s been 3 years now and although it wasn’t easy I managed to ‘rehabilitate’ him a little; he’s now eating diverse food, he’s not aggressive towards me and not afraid of hands so much anymore, though he still won’t let anyone pet him (but he’s fine of sitting on my hand/finger, something he would never do 3 years ago). (1/2)
(2/2) He also got better at flying, although he never got perfect at it; he keeps “gliding” and mostly doing short jumps boosted by his wings rather than flying (I even suspect he may have never learned how to properly fly). The thing I’m most worried about though, and the one that didn’t change through those 3 years, is that he doesn’t seem to be interested in anything. He just keeps sitting in one place and does not respond to anything. At first I put some toys in his cage but later I took them away as I was worried for his safety when he’d freak out seeing... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2011155 I have a ~8 year old Green Cheeked Conure, and I don't know that he really plays with his toys much either. That having been said, we take him out of his cage a LOT and he's always very active with us when he's out and about. Loves to try and eat our food when he's at the dinner table with us, will fly around the house looking for us, etc. Is he in the cage the majority of the day? What are his surroundings like when he's in the cage? Lighting, walls, etc?
Anybody here expert on parrots? I have a problem. I bought 2 new parakeets,one with the black stripes on the head is male,the blue-belly one is female. Male didn't make any resistance,and made himself comfy with human presence- The problem is the female.
Everytime i try to touch her,she hides away or start to flap around the cage violently. I tried to take her on the bed with me,like i did with the male,trying to have a more "face-to-face" speaking,but nothing works. I even tried hand feeding and all these tricks,but she's a stubborn and wont make... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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