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How many pets do you have?
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I live vicariously through /an/.
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2 cats, 2 dogs, and a lot of shrimp
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Iktfb

I know there is the idea of saving wildlife and all creatures contribute in their respective ecosystems, but I have wondered what mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas contribute to nature other than spreading diseases that kill millions of people and animals worldwide each year. I don't want to sound ignorant, but what effect would eliminating these insects from the Earth cause?
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>>2046821
>what mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas contribute to nature other than spreading diseases that kill millions of people and animals worldwide each year.

You just answered your question.
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I think mosquitos provide food for animals like frogs and shit, and for underwater small predators when they're the squiggly little larvae things

otherwise I don't know senpai
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>>2046825
>>2046821
not to mention they serve as a food source for birds, small mamals, etc.

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Haven't found any land snail thread, so I'll start- posting my Achatina
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Some short clips of him http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlu1HRopMOBnKbZs6VM8bXk3G01Ei0nim
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>>2046699
What is that it's eating? Is the white stuff calcium supplements? It looks so fucking happy, man.
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>>2046699
Land snails are a thing?

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does /an/ think it's possible to bring them back?
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>>2046472
I don't know. Why do we want them back? Wouldn't they just fuck up a landscape that hadn't seen them for several decades?
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>>2046472
I'm just here waiting for some live Tiger to be found somewhere in Tasmania or the mainland of Australia.
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>>2046486
I don't think so, since their extinction was relatively recent, when you look at the big picture. and considering they lived in remote Tasmania and similar places, it probably wouldn't be too hard to introduce them back

>>2046525
honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if a small population has survived under the radar

Objectively, what is the most difficult/complicated to care for animal that I can have as a pet? I'm looking for a challenge. Dogs and cats need not apply. I don't want something that can outlive me though. I'm not saying no cockatoo's but.......no cockatoo's.
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>>2046418
Of you are looking for a challenge then you aren't a suitable caretaker desu. That's a horrible reason and you WILL get burned out.
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I did some googling on the subject and found this monstrosity of a forum with their terrible opinions.
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>>2046441
http://petskeepersguide.com/forums/Thread-What-pets-are-the-easiest-and-the-hardest-to-take-care-of

whoops forgot the link

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Little baby Venus Flytraps. Looks like the bigger one is starting to form a head. Little one is holding on. Keeping them in an aquarium in their little starter pots. Cute as fuck.
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>>2045002
Baby pitcher plant
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>>2045002
Simple setup. Table is near a vent so I have to keep the aquarium sprayed down with distilled water. It's cold outside mane.
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Bought these babies as death cubes. Lowes sells them as a kit. So excuse me if they look a little unhealthy. They were sealed in baggies. Doing my best.

you can't beat the gibbon with his noodle arms and tiny face
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self bump w/ no shame
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Anyone know where I can watch season 1 of Chimp Eden?

I rented it from a library a couple years ago, but I've moved since then.
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>>2042440
>I rented it
borrowed it.

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>found a pit bull puppy in the shelter
>think it's cute
>remember stereotypes
>do some research
>conflicting opinions and facts
>fuck.
On one hand, some say they are nice and gentle and loving if they're not raised by assholes, on the other hand some say they are aggressive and dangerous because it's in their DNA and that they make up most dog attack cases.

So...
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attack frequency is a misdirection, damage done is what matters, and pits spill a lot of blood
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>>2045011
they are perfectly fine dogs with a good owner.
the reason they are involved in so many attacks is because it's so common for shitty owners to get a pitbull as a status symbol in their ghetto neighborhood.
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I love APBTs and pittmutts. I have worked in a shelter, doggy daycare, grew up with a APBT and currently have a mix.

>Are they normal loving dogs if they're raised right? Is it even true that a lot of attacks are committed by them?
Yes. They are genuinely goofy, loving dogs but your run of the mill dog owner is also an idiot. Most people just think by getting a puppy or dog into the family, it'll just melt in perfectly on it's own. The problems arise when they consider said dog to be inconvenient to them because they can't...
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Killer whales are pretty neat.
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They're pretty killer.
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>>2042470
They don't hurt humans though, even though they could wreck our shit.

They're kawaii panda dolphins, minus the rape.
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>>2042474
>They don't hurt humans though

but Sea World

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Have you ever hit your dog, /an/?
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My parents ran over some dudes dog. I look behind us as they kept driving and he was half flat while the guy looked like he was screaming. I was 5 and asked them did they know they hit that dog and they told me to shut up.
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>>2048409

I have hit a dog before when it was misbehaving.
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>>2048409
Yes, plenty times.
Usually, she bites me.
So I alpha roll over her. And then she bites again, and hisses and snarls! So I slide her away from me, and then she goes to fetch a toy instead, better that way.

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I just got a Dorcus curvidens, and I need help naming him. (I know name threads suck but hey its nit a dog/cat right)

Personality wise, he just trundles along, is very non-aggressive and calm. He likes to hide inside your bra, you can kiss his face and he won't care. He lifts his head up like a dog.

something like Chunk, Fudge, Pup.... names like that, or any other that come to mind?
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More pics of his face. He has a wide mouth like a stingray.
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KNIGHT-COMMANDER DAVEY "HAMBONE" MCNULTY
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Here he is with my rainbow stag Genki, who is super sweet too! (I dont let them interact, this is just size comparison)

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Hey /an/. got a question for ya.
If it benefits local ecosystems or your animals are under threat, would you be willing to personally kill a living thing?

As much as I like cats, I have shot ferals and feel justified and even good about doing so due to the threat they pose to native birds and small mammals.

I have also shot foxes to protect livestock.
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>>2051720
I feel pretty torn on the issue, but if I saw an animal that was suffering pretty badly, I would probably try to catch it and take it to the vets to have it put down.

As for local wildlife...as much as I know its technically wrong, I really don't care what cats do because it doesn't come down to what the cat is doing. It comes down to what the people in that community want, and if they want the environment protected, then they will eventually get their shit together and fund some kind of spaying and...
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>>2051749
How do you feel about poison baiting?
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>>2051761
Well, often, cats and dogs may stop by other people's gardens and have a bite of whatever is laying around. I wouldn't feel good about killing someone's pet. But ferals are unnatural and should be put down.

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Discuss anything aquarium related here, including inhabitants, decor and issues.

Google is your friend.
Feel free to ask questions but know that there are a lot of resources out there that could answer your question a lot faster and accurately than /an/.

Make sure to include these things in your post before asking because we can't help you if we don't have the full picture:
-tank size
-parameters
-any and all inhabitants + how long...
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Saved 5 emerald cories from petco. Really wanna go back and pick up this 3.5 inch long betta.
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>>2051323
>Saved
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>>2051329
I could have let them die like they were

Please rate them as a pet
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tasty/10
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hasty/10
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nasty/10

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