I'm soon getting a full time job and I don't have anyone to take care of my dog. There's a bunch of websites full of students who apparently are all animal experts and would just love taking care of dogs. The thing is that they're all super fishy and not inexpensive either. The only doggy day care in town is pretty far away and super expensive, literally half of my monthly income. The salary is good, by the way.
So what does everyone do with their dogs if they don't have family to take care of them? Most people have jobs and at least half the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Dog walkers. Get someone else to go by your house and pick up your dog, take him to the park and stuff, then drop him at home. Or they do it themselves - do you work close to home? Maybe you can come on your lunch break to let the dog out and then go back
I walk them before I leave, feed them and hang out with them in the mornint, and then crate them. I almost always come home for lunch, but they can make it if I don't (I know it isn't ideal which is why I rarely do it).
I give them a Kong or something before I go so they have something to do for the first few minutes of being alone. I am sure they mind, but they obey like good boys and girls when I ask then to get in their crate.
Are zoos actually bad? I'm so fucking sick of articles popping up in my news feeds that talk about how animals are "clearly distressed and despairing 24/7" inside of zoos. Is there any actual truth to this?
>>2169364 Some animals fare better than others. The lions in my local zoo are realy stressed out and miserable because of visitors, they pace in a tiny part of their enclosure where a reed curtain covers them from people
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>kingsnake.com >faunaclassifieds.com >reptilescanada.com (Canadian breeders) >Also check to see if there are any annual reptile shows/expos in your area as these are good places to find good animals from good breeders at partial discount
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so i recently got a new pupper and she's really great but she's too interested in my pet rats. she's lept and snapped at them a few times and stares at their cage. i love her to death but they were here first and i want them to at least ignore each other.
i tried to correct this behavior by spraying her with a water bottle, and while it's done great in keeping her away from them, her reaction is like, pure terror and she starts shaking. she also still seems to watch them although she doesn't approach them anymore.
are there any better methods... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Attacking small animals is a dog instinct. To change that instinct you'll have to familiarize your dog to the rats very slowly over many weeks. You don't want to make your dog fear the rats due to negative reinforcement. Gradually bring your rats out of their cage while holding them in your hand and talk calmly to your dog to let her know she won't get punished if she approaches them. Let your dog learn that you care about the rats and her, and that they aren't her enemies. As the days go on gradually bring the rats closer to her while keeping a hand on her... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2172579 that seems pretty doable, she just makes me nervous because i don't have any place high up to put the cage and she's lunged at it before. introducing them will be a process but i don't want her to accidentally kill them before that.
i just hate spraying her, i feel like a monster when i do it but she won't respond to any distractions. not loud noises, not treats or toys, or her name.
Hello /an/, cats recently came under my care. I moved to the countryside, there is a barn and a cat hanging out in there, who was fed by the kids of the previous tenants. I proceeded to feed it, it was a female. Cue litter of four, two died, probably shouldn't have touched them, as mother was not in the vincinity afterwards. She just left, I hope she's alright. Now I have a troubled past with cats, when I was a shitty teen, I was still in the madness my mother (a downright crazy person) had wrought in the house. She is a hateful person, and when I was little, on... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Okay they may get run over, caught by a fucking piece of shit like I was, they may fight with other animals, get hurt even die, but that's just nature mostly (except psychopathic humans), I'd rather see natural cats roaming as they wish. About their crazy reproduction rate, I plan on shutting them in when they're in heat, and sleep with earplugs! But what's the deal with those PETA fags? I swear this reeks of social engineering, nothing of what they say makes sense from the animal point of view, it's only acceptable from the lazyfag owner's one.
Enlighten me /an/ and feel free to insult me Nowadays tho I tear up if I imagine bad things happening to those little guys, and I'm 95% vegetarian.
Hey /an/, So for the last year i had a small lemon plant, about 3 months ago it died, and something else started to grow from its base. It has curved spikes, and its leaves are pretty hard. I cant seem to get how it started growing from my lemon, and what is it. So if anyone of you fellas know, tell me.
So I went to a stone shack in the back of my garden and I noticed this hanging from the ceiling. There have always been alot of spiders in the shack but i've never seen anything like this. Does anyone know what animal does this? Picture has been taken in the Southern part of the Netherlands btw.
It had a HUGE web and it stayed in the center and tugged systematically in a circle. When a fly hit its web, it tugs in the direction of the vibration to stimulate more twitching and then webs it up and brings it to the center of the web to consume it.
I'm adopting 2 cats (ages 9 and 10) who have known each other for years and get along well on Friday. I have one cat (who I've had for 19 years), and am hoping the two new cats will be good companions for her, as she has outlived her other cat friends.
I have been reading about how to introduce them extensively online, and am conflicted as to which method to use. It seems the most popular approaches are a very slow introduction over the course of several weeks, and to keep them separate for a couple days while the new cats adjust, then once they seem comfortable, introduce them from a distance and give treats, then allow them to interact in the room. The second approach recommends that if they hiss at first, to just keep them in the same room as long as they aren't fighting, and they will eventually become friends.
>>2171794 You need to take him to a vet asap. This can be life threatening if left because of the infection, your kitty picking at it, and god forbid if it needs to use the bathroom. Especially in an older cat, might mean something else is going on. good luck op
I'm thinking I fill up a Petri dish with some puddle or pond water and as long as there steady supply of sun light and detritus I could keep microorganisms like Copepoda,water fleas,Rotifera and nematodes.dontou guys think it could work
Yeah the babies are kinda dumb and go places adult rabbits would not. I am sure it will be fine. That is not true for rabbits so much as it is for deer. Never approach a fawn unless it is dying or in grave danger; the mother could abandon it if it smells like people.
Looks like baby spiders. If you came home and they were all over, they probably just hatched. Open the windows and let them dissipate if you want spider bros to keep your house free of other bugs. If you can't stand them, vacuum them up.
>>2171603 It's the only time slot they have available. they said people cancel a lot, so I might be able to call back and get in earlier. Otherwise it's the emergency vet which is expensive and I heard the vet was a dick too. Just not sure how serious it is. He's still eating and everything.
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