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Why are stray cats so weird /an/?

First of all, why are they so wary of humans when they have no reason to be?

Also despite being weary of humans they do some pretty oddly brave things. For example I have a lot of stray cats in my area, and if I live my door open they will just walk in to my house. Pretty strange behavior if they're wary of humans.

And if I ever get them in my garden and I go outside, they will walk to within one metre of me, but every time I try and stroke them they will move back. Yet they wont run away scared, they keep coming back...
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Feed them. They may never let you pet them, but they'll at least be less wary of you. And if you're fond of them and are going to feed them, the kindest thing you can do for them is to get them spayed and neutered. My local TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) program charges 20 bucks per cat. They even cover the cost if the person is too poor to pay.

Brace yourself for several /an/ posters who are about to charge in here foaming at the mouth. Some people REALLY hate stray/feral cats. Providing links to nationwide studies and comparisons of the different methods to control...
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>>2113849
This OP. My neighborhood had a shitload of strays and I used a similar program. Worked out great, they all became relatively tame too and let me pet them and pick them up.

Now they all just lie around my lawn being lazy shits.
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>>2113843
That's kittens. You can easily send them to a pet shop and they will take care of it.

Being around other cats that are human friendly will teach them.

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Can someone give me some advice on how to introduce my kitten to my two dogs, I can't help but feel like they think it's a toy.
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>>2113811
Keep the kitten in a carrier and let the dogs get used to her scent and appearance.

Take the doggies out for a walk or to the park, and let them expend as much energy as possible

When they get back home, let the kitty out but keep her in your arms. Let your doggos inspect her. If they seem calm, (hopefully by now you can tell if your dogs are distressed or not) set the kitty on the floor and keep a watchful eye. This is what I did when I introduced my 13 week old kitty to my two dobermans and my gf's...
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https://www.paws.org/library/cats/home-life/introducing-cat-to-dog/
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Carefully. Always supervised. A well understood "leave it" or "no" command is strongly advised. My mom used the term "baby" anytime she introduced a new animal into the household. The older animals were trained to be protective and non confrontational of any animal designated "baby". Worked too. We kept ducks and rabbits in the backyard, and also several dogs, several cats (yes, I lived in a zoo, but I only have 1 pet fish as an adult). At the height of insanity, there were 7 cats, 5 dogs, 11 rabbits, 3 ducks and multiple aquariums. There...
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Post dinosaurs having dinner/mauling
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>>2113544
>it's not the dino it's the owner
>velociraptors make great family pets
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>>2113563
The irony is an actual velociraptor might have actually not been a horrible pet.

I'd probably get the killing claws dulled down though.
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>>2113578
And its feathers trimmed so it can't fly away.

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What kind of cat is this?
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a snuggly wuggley babby <3
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A pretty lil kitty
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half shnookums half cuddly wuddly

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I recently got my first reptile pet. He's a beardy named Dexter (pic related). I feed him regularly and his lighting seems at the right temp. The problem is that he keeps glass dancing (scratching at the glass). I'm pretty sure he wants out, and whenever I hold I hold him at my computer desk, he wants to jump out of my hands onto the floor. I want to let him walk around but I'm afraid I'll lose him because he is still a small baby beardy. Any advice?
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and sorry for sideways image, idk why that happened.
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>>2113435
Put him down. He has Reptile Dysfunction.
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From what I understand that's just normal behavior. Post a pic of your setup

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Who's elses pet just died on them? But not in a calm way, but like their head was ripped the fuck off with their brains splattered everywhere. This is the third time this has happened, and its really fucking irritating.
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Well my dog died almost exactly one year ago. His name was prince. He got run over by a van. Blood and parts everwhere. American Eskimo Dog. :(
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This is my worst fear. My pets have only died silently and it still rips me apart.
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It really makes me sad :(

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What would happen if I had a 2 acre pond and I put a single fish in it and just fed the hell out of it?

Would it grow to be some sort of record setting monster?
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>>2113319
Possibly, but what kind of fish?
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>>2113341
I was thinking a bream.

The record is only 5 lbs
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>>2113319
A bird would probably eat it, or some other critter.

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Hey guys

Just wondering what this is. Beautiful flower. Making my allergies go BANANAS

California bay area if that matters. Don't think it is native.

Can take more pics
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Also why don't we have a board for plants and gardening?
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>>2113289

Hollyhock
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>>2113291
We do. This is it. It's also the animal and everything nature board. We're just a happy little family here, friend.

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Hey, /an/. I need your help identifying this chick I rescued from a fast food joint. We think it's a great tailed grackle but I can never be sure. Any ideas? I live in western Texas in the great Plains area.
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>>2113263
I'll check back in a couple when I get off of work.
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>this chick I rescued
you kidnapped and doomed a fledgling.
it was 100% fine and now it'll die.
go put it back, RIGHT now
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>>2113277
Originally there were 2 but the other one had been ran over. The mother has been nowhere in sight for the last couple days. It was gonna die eventually but I agreed to try my hardest to save this one.

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What kind of cat is this?
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A fluffy ginger moggy.
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Adorable, soft and fluffy.
Dilute orange tabby. Either short of medium fur.
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>>2113181
Cute peachy cat

Idk if this is the right place to post this, but I just got the random urge to get into gardening (or some sort of plant-related learning activity) as a side hobby - way better than owning a pet. Pets will abandon you and get hit by cars. Plants? Plants are friends forever.

Anyways I know jack shit about plants and also live in an apartment in the middle of a city several stories up. How can someone like me get into small-time casual gardening?
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>literally a plant general
>still posts a whole thread for this
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>>2113171
>apartment in the middle of a city several stories up
Eh.
>food
Put onion bulb on a water jar, so it's not soaked, only root part is, add water every day, change water frequently, harvest leek.
>fun
buy a goldfish bowl, don't harass goldfishes with the tiny fucking bowl, but plant some cute water moss instead.
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are you a woman? or irresponsible? nigga at least cat ladies like cats, if your ass can't care for a loving animal than step it up bish.

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Northern CA, can I get an ID on this? Thanks in advance.
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>>2113155
Little closer shot. There was a lot along the railroad track, and next to the track looks like a bog. Lot of water.
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>>2113155
common teasel
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>NorCal

Weed

My cat has been starting to eat weird things. He's been trying to eat the bits of carpet that he rips off when he scratches his cat tree and eating the tags off my electronics (like he chewed off and then tried to eat the tag tied around my fan wire) Has he developed pica for some reason? Since he's not allowed outside and can't eat grass does he want more fiber or something?
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didn't we have a thread exactly like this once?
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>>2113053
I dunno, if you did then it was made by someone else
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Try giving him some wheat grass or bringing him to a vet. Might be a stomach, nutritional, or neurological issue

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>Hey this suberb sure has a lot of dogs on it.

>You know what would be great? Let's set off a bunch of fireworks.
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And people have to constantly listen to barking dogs whenever someone walks past a building.
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>have a pet that makes noise every day all year
>cry like a bitch when people make noise 2 or 3 times a year for a total of 6 hours.
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>>2113001
>>2113030
I probably should have clarified, my dog don't bark but are deathly fucking afraid of fireworks and thunder, to the point that they've broken down gates out of fear.

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How do I make my dog better at fighting raccoons? He keeps getting his ass kicked whenever he's left outside at night accidentally.
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>>2112800
Really? My moms chihuahua chases off a group of 3 big ass coons almost every night. How is your dog losing?
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>>2112803
>Really? My moms chihuahua chases off a group of 3 big ass coons almost every night. How is your dog losing?

I dunno. Never seen him fight. I imagine they all team up on him at once though.
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>>2112809
Actually my moms dog is terrifying. He's a mix. Chihuahua so he's a bigger and muscular. He runs out of the dark without barking and jumps right over them and then herds them off into the woods. All you here is his nails hitting the concrete as he runs in the pitch black.

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