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Cat owners, I need some advice on how to calm down a cat in a (soft) carrier.

I'm going to be flying from Berlin to Barcelona. It's mercifully not a long flight. My first cat is pretty much fine with being stuck in a carrier; a friend will be carrying him. My second cat goes nuts, so I'm going to be carrying her.

For context they've had the carriers around for three weeks now, they've been regularly fed treats and given toys inside. When she is placed inside and zipped in though she presses her face extremely hard against the mesh front...
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>>2063948
Calming supplements. I've had good success with Happy Traveler
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>tfw the weed hits ya -__-
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>>2063957
Is it anything like sedatives that seriously increase the risk of death from flight?

Are the soft gel capsules or the chewy ones easier to administer?

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Hey. I've just adopted a cat. It was a feral and has a few behavioral issues (scratching the sofa, jumping on things, chewing window blind pulls, etc.). I've tried the recommended training methods like putting foil on things, anti-chew spray, positive reinforcement, putting scratching posts and toys out, spraying with water, and many more, but the behavior continues. Wut do? I was thinking about getting something like a remote collar that makes an unpleasant noise when I push a button, but can't find anything like that. Any tips? I want to give her more freedom...
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Your cat sound bored and under exercised. I suggest a fishing lure type toy. Two 15 min play sessions a day should do it. You want your cat laying on his side, breathing heavy.

As to training, use a squirt bottle. Make a loud "psst psst" noise when you use it. If you are consistent, you will eventually be able to stop any bad behavior instantly with just the "psst psst" noise.
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>>2064674

She actually doesn't mind when I spray her with a squirt bottle. I've tried it quite a lot. All she does is lick the water off and I think she enjoys it.
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>I've just adopted a cat

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3439042/Birds-prey-starting-fires-DELIBERATELY-Brown-falcon-dropped-smouldering-twigs-Australian-bush-smoke-mice-insects-say-researchers.html

First the Emu war.
And now this...

Australian bird thread?
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I live about an hour and a half south of the current wa bushfires, shit is scary af
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So it wasn't abbos who destroyed the Forrest it was birds
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Everything in Australia is trying to kill you.
Everything.

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how did humans domesticate wolves to turn them into dogs? wolves are dangerous ferocious beasts.
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omega wolves I'm guessing
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>>2064537
We're both persistant hunters that travel in social packs and eat the same things. I assime its just a question of cohabitation and time.
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>>2064537
Humans traveled and left trash and detritus behind, wolves ate the scraps. Over generations, wolves that were more prone to associate with human beings had a selection advantage due to this extra food, until some wolves started coming to humans for food directly.

It's my opinion that this whole mechanism, going back hundreds of thousands of years, is why dogs "look guilty" when they do something wrong: I think it was an early adaptation that dogs learned to look guilty and pathetic, so people...
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The epitome of happiness won't be found in advancing technology or exploring the stars. True happiness can only be found in the simplicity of farm life.

My aunt and uncle run a goat farm in Lancaster, PA. They aren't Amish, but they do believe in the philosophy of living simply. Every time I visit, it's comfy as fuck.

>doing small farm chores
>milking goats, feeding pigs, selling produce at market
>GOAT(no pun intended) meals
>exploring...
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>>2065270
The epitome of happiness is never having to work and being able to sleep and nap whenever you feel like it. T B H F A M
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>he's still falling for the neet meme
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>doing small farm chores
Kek. Anyway, you have never worked on a farm in your life. You don't have time for video games and anime. There's ALWAYS something that needs to be done. I don't even see my friends anymore.

my father retired and now lives in a mountain village in northern Italy since he loves hiking . He has a house with a small garden there and really loves big dogs. He wants to take one but always delays, so I was thinking about getting him one for his birthday. My first choice would be a Bloodhound since it looks cool and funny to me but I don't know much about their temper. They are famous for their sniffing skills right? Temperature where he lives is obviously cold during winter but fresh during summer.
Do you think a Bloodhound could be a good choice? Any other breed suitable for mountain life?
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bloodhounds are a pain in the ass for hiking because they're stupid hounds and they just want to follow their nose everywhere

they are also greasy and smelly

you're father is retired and active so he might to well with a more intelligent, athletic herding breed

mongrels are great too
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Get him a mongrel OP. Serious.
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Pittbull.

Hello /an/, I've never posted here or really lurked, so I don't know how fast this board is or if I should have found a general. Apologies in advance.

My partner has has recently reserved two 6 week-old ragdoll kitten brothers; pic related. They've had all the tests and we'll get them after vaccinations and desexing, at about 12-13 weeks.

Pedigree cats aren't my thing, but I do like that ragdolls seem pretty happy as strictly indoor cats. My partner has loved them for years, has done all her research and chose a really good small breeder...
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Alot of the problems you will encounter you just won't know until you get them. I found a rag doll mix in a drain and kept him. He was the best cat. Just slept by the pool all day and didn't/couldn't jump the fence. He was super cuddly too, you'd just be sitting there and he'd jump on your chest.

Or at night you'd hear little pitter patters of feeties and a little scooter purring around your face.

Just look at YouTube training and obedience videos. Some are super smart (probably the inherited Burman trait) or they aren't bright...
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Cheers, man. That's reassuring stuff. About your cat jumping on you and at night is really good to hear, exactly what she's wanted in a cat.

After some Google, we'll them each their own litter tray and food bowl, and they can share water. But there's a lot of conflicting or overly vague descriptions of feeding schedules... is one wet meal and two dry meals enough for one day? Morning and night only? And what changes should be made for an adult cat other than the formula of the kibble?

Obviously...
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I have had 2 ragdolls for going on 10 years. They are great cats, but can be some work. Have a regular vet because they can have some health problems but can be kept under wraps if you work at them.
Pic is my ragdoll

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What bird is this?
My cat injured it, I want to keep it util it can fly again, but I dont know what to feed it.
Im in Argentina.
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It's a fledgeling. Put it back where you found it. The parents will feed it, it's learning how to fly.
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>>2063486

No idea, but with that beak seeds/tiny pieces of fruit/vegetables.

Make sure you leave a bowl of water.
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>>2063489
its an adult, I found it in the paws of my cat

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Should I feel bad for getting my dog from a breeder instead of adopting a shelter dog?
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Depends on if you got it from a good breeder or not
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>>2063423
Well yeah. Especially if it's purebred because it won't live very long and will have many problems.
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Not aslong as you like your dog and treat it correctly.

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My neighbors cats, and several other cats from the neighborhood keep coming onto my property and killing the wild life.

I was wondering if anyone had experience with shooting cats. Like would a .22 suffice or should I use a 9mm? What's your go to cat gun? Thanks!
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>>2062446
You see I just want to do the point and click thing where I get rid of them fast.

Plus then the birds can eat them, it'll be poetic justice in a way
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>>2062446
Ha that's funny. You're to much of a fat pussy to even set a foot outside.
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>>2062439
its not about the wildlife to you. It's about how bitter you are and how many aspergers attacks you have by seeing someone else receive love.

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my friend just sent me this
why do dogs die anon?
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Because all good things must come to an end. The bad ones just go on forever
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>>2062151
this is sad

reminds me of that terrible post maybe two months ago of the person who has a daschund who was from an abusive home and was antagonized into supposedly biting one of its owners hard enough to draw blood so they were going to get it put down the next day

was evidently a troll but still
pisses me the fuck off
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But that dog still looks happy...

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My college dorm is lonely and I want a turtle. Or maybe a fish. What do I need to know?
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>>2061644
Get a small 5 gal tank and get a dwarf pufferfish. So much personality, they actually watch you and pay attention to what your doing in the room. Perfect fish with large personality, in a little tank.
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>>2061644
I would advise against turtles, at least aquatic ones. They get fucking huge, like need-a-kiddie-pool huge, smell awful, cost a lot in set up, need a lot of care.

I like shrimp, they are really cool to watch.
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>>2061644
Get a small scorpion
Don't need more than a 5-10 gallon tank. It's an interesting animal to watch, but if you want something to interact to, you're out of luck here.
This is my H. Arizonensis

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So I got a Foxhound a couple of months ago and he's gone from aloof and indifferent to starting to be a family dog.

Like my old dog, I wanted to train him to run along side a bike. My old dog had picked up on this very fast and he liked it so much he'd freak out and spin in circles beside my bike as he waited for us to get going..

After a week of just walking the bike along side my Foxhound I felt he was ready for a slow coast down a one way street. He did okay for the first couple trails. I coasted downhill slowly and kept my right foot out to keep him at a safe distance. I always keep the leash at a length where the dog can't go in-front or behind the bike.

We kept practicing the slow coasting trails for two days and he seemed to be getting better and more comfortable, he started understand me saying "left" and "right" and what to do.

On the last day however, someone's dog flew in out of no where. Russel (the foxhound) is quite afraid of dogs charging him. He then tried something my older dog had never tried, he tried to slip under and IN-BETWEEN the two tires.

Figuring it to be a safer option I kicked him back. We we already breaking at this point and he got jolted a little by the leash as he recoiled.

I nearly fell off the bike and got up and shouted at the pit who was running up at us, the pit fucked off, but Russel thought I was also yelling at him.

Now Russel is afraid to even go on a simple walk. I take him out and he gets in-front of me and jumps up to sort of hug me to get me to stop and go back inside. He gets as far a the end of the driveway before he just anchors in place and I can't convince him to go any further.

My older dog had actually been in a crashes with me, but he is not nearly as sensitive as Russel. He is a cattle dog and I suppose he's just more of a rough and tumble dog where as Russel will act as if he's been punched in the face if you just yell at him.

Also fuck 99% of pit-bull owners.
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I've always found the "dog riding next to bike with a leash" cringe-worthy. Seeing it always make me angry. It's like you're forcing them to run and I always hear about accidents like this happening. If you want your dog to run next to you, just don't use a leash. If the dog will run off, just do it in a fenced in area.
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tl;dr you are a shitty owner.
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>pushing your dog into a dangerous activity they evidently aren't comfortable with
>blames Pitbull owners

oh lordy

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ITT: go to your local pets section of craigslist and post whatever human garbage you find. Now with a revised point system!

>registered AKC/with papers/some other registry that is laughably easy to register with/”champion bloodlines”
+10 points, x2 if they charge extra to actually produce the papers

>not spayed/neutered OR only the first set of shots/dewormer
+10 points

>animal is below the minimum age at which it can leave its mother/be handled
+5 points...
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maybe 70 points?

That shit about the grandpa is total bullshit.
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>made-up breed

All breeds are made up.
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10 points for papers x 2 for "full registration"
5 points for pick up at 7 weeks (going with 8 week minimum)
250 points for $2500 price
Going to give myself the 30 points for BYB

305 points.

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Hey /an/! I just bought a 7 week old kitten and wanted to know about any tips or common mistakes that you can think of. I've worked with cats and other animals for a while, but never raised one before. Thanks!
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Do not overfeed it
Give it as much food as it will eat until it's 12 months old
Give it lots of love, petting and hugs work
They are very moody if you're doing it right, and you will do fine.

Pics of cat pls
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It's also a good idea to get it used to things you want to do with it later. Especially if it is a longhaired cat get it used to brushing. and if you plan to trim it's nail get it used to that in small steps
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Don't treat it like a dog. Cats don't understand punishment, and it doesn't work very well with them.
Reward good behavior, ignore bad behavior.

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