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Hamsters. My sister got two dwarf hamsters, a male and a female for her birthday - they were pretty chill for a while, but recently one of them (the male, I assume) started to become really aggressive. Whenever you try to touch him he tries to bite immediately, and I often hear them fighting and squeeking. The other one is already injured too, and they stopped sleeping together. What's wrong with him? Do we have to just separate them? Or is this their mating ritual?

I don't know shit about hamsters, and it's pretty obvious my sister doesn't either,...
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Hamsters are not social creatures. Either those two will kill each other or breed and kill the babies and then kill each other.
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>>2045177
hamsters are solitary animals, seperate them immediately
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>>2045177
get a second cage and separate them or return the aggressive one to the store.

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Bird thread.
Mammals and fish need not apply.
Reptiles technically ok.
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How about monotremes?
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I really want some amber with a feather in it.
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I've wanted a bird for years. Been thinking of getting a green cheek conure. Honestly would prefer a cockatoo but the screams are too loud.

I'm just worried what if birds aren't for me and I lose interest in it. I don't want it to bond and then get heartbroken if I had to rehome it.

I've handled birds a lot but never owned one. I dont know

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/herp/

sand a shit

old thread >>2036164
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For all you shrimpers

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 you've had them

Links:
>How to cycle your...
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>>2033365
I stopped housing water pets, because I'm bad at mimicking their environment, but I do have some snails. I don't need any suggestions. I'm just bumping this thread.
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THE /aq/ THREAD WILL ALWAYS BE SUPERIOR REBELLIOUS FIEND
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>>2033365
This is my harmless tidepooler. Absolutely no regrets about getting a crayfish, they're dead easy to take care of and have way more interesting behaviors than fish.

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Looking into a field based around animals such as dogs, live stock, and/ or wildlife, and I'm a bit stuck as to which to pursue.

Anybody have some insight on the professions of putting dogs, cows, and giraffes back together?

>How much does it suck trying to become a vet?

>Vet tech?

>Livestock?

>Exotic?

I just wanna be around animals all day but still have some sense of free time to work on my farm.
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Just a quick bump, and I know this'll get some flack considering what kind of board /an/ is, but what kind of job would I go after to help change the social perceptions on pitbulls?

Maybe a shelter that specializes in homing pits?

I like the thought of it.
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also quints btw
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>>2044444
i work with cows. they break all the time.

it takes a lot to be a vet though, at least for livestock, after the years of school you will basically be popping cysts, burning horns, and checking cow genitals all day.

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I got this baby L caerulea or White's Tree Frog a week ago. I have a
>10 gallon tall tank (12lx12wx18h)
>live big leaf plant
>6x3" water pond
>heater
>65-80 temp changes
>60-80 humidity changes with misting
>feeding small crickets every other night

What do you do about feeding, vitamins, light (I read both need and don't need...
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I don't know anything about frogs but he's a super qt op.
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>>2036859
Feeding shouldn't be a problem, they attempt to eat everything. I can't even open the tank without getting jumped. Just get a varied diet of crickets, locusts, roaches, flies, mealworms, etc. The standard vitamin powders work fine.

I've had the oldest one now for over 10 years and I don't keep them with UV. Considering they're nocturnal I doubt they need it.
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>>2036866
Damn I never knew that they could live that long. Even in captivity

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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 you've had them

Links:
>How to cycle your tank: http://pastebin.com/x4WnB0Ah...
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Bumping in case someone makes a new thread at bump limit even though this was made before the bump limit. Though I wanted to fucking do it.
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Continued from last thread.

Is RO water a meme?

Tap water is 150-200 TDS.

RO is 0 TDS

But 0 TDS is bad for fish so most people add a remineraliser that takes it back up to 200TDS

>Taking the dissolved solids out to put them back in again.
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>>2044560
It's because all tap water is not created equal. Some has too many silicates, phosphates, other shit you may not want. Diatoms love that stuff.

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What do I need to no if I'm getting a German Shepherd (puppy)? What is everything I need to know as someone who's never had one before
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>>2036804
hope you like running
a lot of running
a lot
like until it dies
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Why are you getting this breed? Any reason in particular?

GSD's can have a lot of health problems, I suggest you read the Wikipedia article on the breed to start with. Do you have a reputable breeder? If it's coming from some guy who just breeds them or a store, I'd be worried. Odds are what your save in puppy cost will go to vet bills ten times over. You'd be much better off in the long run finding a good breeder who screens for hip dysplasia.

They're also powerful large dogs that require good training and a lot of exercise. You'll want perfect recall and good manners on walks as a lot of people are afraid of GSDs and one nibble could result in a lot of trouble.

But generally they're great dogs.
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>>2036810
Because I read they are protective of their family and are very attentive.
This is important as I want to feel safer having caught some assholes in my yard trying to steal shit.

Plus they're fucking gorgeous.

As for where I'm getting him it's from a shelter.

Do you hate cats?
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I don't hate MY cat.
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>>2042451
Yes
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>>2042451
OP here.

Almost forgot to include as to why anyone hates cats, that is, if you do so.

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Post the goofiest, silliest, outright stupidest faces an animal has ever made here.
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Pfffft. that pepe's not even rare.
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Thinking about getting a ball python when I get a job. Currently a Comp. Sci. college student taking ~15 credit hours per semester. I like snakes a lot and I'd definitely be happy to have a snake out while doing work and also just to handle it so it wouldn't be cramped up in the cage all day.

(Specifically ball python things, but I'm sure there's some crossovers between different kinds of snakes):
What should I be aware of before getting a snake?
How much do these guys cost as pets? Is electricity for the heat lamps a huge issue? Vet costs?
How long do frozen rodents store for and how many times a month do they eat?
Where should I look to buy a ball python? How old should it be? How do I know it is a reputable dealer?
General warnings or tips?

Thanks
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>>2043708
Ok OP, first of all this ain't your blog. But i love my Sausage so i'll share what i have done

Royal Pythons/ball pythons are the most chill motherfuckers on the planet, they will do nothing if you let them, they will hug you if you grab them, and are overall cute as fuck with little hats.
They are smooth as fuck, they eat every week or so, they don't really need that big a terrarium, and do great alone. Their shits are nasty and they often poop while swimming. Also bitches to clean up after
PetSMart...
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>>2043708
>Where should I look to buy a ball python?
Check your local craigslist/newspaper/shelter, or contact your local herp society. Maybe go to a show before you buy to meet some breeders.

>How old should it be?
An adult would be easier.

>How do I know it is a reputable dealer?
Get to know how the snakes are doing at different places before purchasing one. Ask for feed schedules, issues with past sheds or going off food, stuff like that. Ask for advice on snake-specific forums, 4/an/ is too slow.

>General warnings or tips?
Find a good herp vet or exotic vet with snake experience before you need it.
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>>2043720
Sorry I am new here D=
Don't know the ins and outs of posting


Thanks for the info; definitely helpful. How often should I change the stuff in the cage that I use for a ground cover?

My old elementary school teacher had some snakes and one of them got out in the school. Thought it was a goner. 2 years later it showed up nice and fat; had been feeding on mice in the walls of the school.

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I see it as being pointless and a waste of the person's GPA.
>Being a vet has a lower status and income
>The number of years of studying in grad school is the same though
>Job security is somewhat lower than being a doctor
>You memorise the same shit about anatomy so it's not like vet school is easier
>Both are just as stressful as you need to perform operations and that is gruesome
>Vet...
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>>2044937
Sorry should be >>>/adv/16723550
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No. Fuck off.

You had your thread where people tried to explain it to you, but you refused to accept any other opinion than your own. I won't baited into a pointless argument with you any more.
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>>2044937
Even though it's not even worth saging a thread on such a slow board, but fuck it.

Sage

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Hey /an/ I'm just crossing by asking a kind of important question to me.

Do you consider yourself and your animal companion as master and pet, or as friends?

I'm afraid people mock me for thinking of my pet as my friend, so I want to know the correct way of looking at this dilema.
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If someone seriously mocks you for that, fuck them.

Of course that doesn't mean you should treat your animal like a human. If you have a cat, consider what a cat needs to be happy. If you have dog, consider it's needs, and so on.

Also nothing wrong with being silly like talking gibberish to your pet. But you must accept that someone may call you silly for it. That may seem to contradict the first thing I said, but it doesn't. Life has the strange quality that it is both the most serious and most ridiculous thing at the same time.
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>>2045641
Thanks anon.

Can animals love back?
That's another thing that bugs to not know.
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>>2045641
This pretty much

>>2045650
>Can animals love back?
U Serious nig? Of course they can. I bet you arent even sure if they have feelings.
Emotions is important in survival, without it, animals can't do much

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>meet girl on tinder
>date goes great
>funny, intelligent, charming
>head back to her place
>cats
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>>2044311
What's with all the cat bait posts recently? Do you have off from school this week or something?
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>>2044316
It's the snow storm. Bad dog owners are all locked in with their poorly trained beasts so they're shitposting. Good dog owners are busy walking their dogs anyways.
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>cat people
>funny, intelligent, charming

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Deep sea thread
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>>2035001
That looks like an upside down ass. Now I want to fuck a transparent goo alien.
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>>2035002

u wot m8
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sszjsGGJzkk

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