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Rate my cat.
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>>2024275
I would focus on his inner beauty because of you focus too much on his outer beauty he could end up with a low self esteem and eating disorder. I am pretty sure that is why my cat vomits so much.
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>>2024284
my cat humps things and hes fixed, what does this mean.
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>>2024289
If he is humping stuffed animals then he is suffering from Plushophilia.

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I'd really like to get a cockatiel in a few weeks. I live in a large flat with no other animals. I work 9-5, but outside of this have plenty of time to spend with the birdy. I've always wanted a parrot and tiels seem so pretty and have the characteristics I like. Just a few questions from tiel owners: how noisey are they? Clipped or unclipped? Baby or adopted? Do they shit everywhere? Cuddly/playful? Can anyone share pictured and stories of their parrots / tiels? Thanks!
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I'm guessing the 9 to 5 is all week, right? You might want to go with two tiels or two Budgies. They'll keep each other company and you'll have to worry less about a depressed bird.

Cockatiels aren't super loud, they're obviously not quiet but they do not scream on level with larger birds. I live in an apartment and my neighbors were surprised when they found out that I had a bird. Males are noisier and more likely to mimic than females but both will sing very pretty songs.

Unclipped is fine if you have one bird. It's usually better...
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>>2024009
Important question: does bird also like Madoka?
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>>2024024
madoka is shit

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Hey guys, I was given this bonsai (ficus) for christmas. It's just a store bought one, and it looks like it's two that have grafted to each other. But I got a few questions for you bonsai enthusiasts, should I repot it into a larger pot? The trunk is rather large for the pot imo. Other question is that its obviously had some larger branches that have been sawed off, is there anyway to recover that and make it more natural looking or should I just focus on hiding it with denser foilage?
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>>2023685
Unfortunately there is no generic bonsai guideline you can go by since each species of plant has it's own unique needs. I would strongly recommend you google what your specific species needs to be happy.
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>>2023685
You must change the soil and trim the roots every X years depending of the tree.
You might kill the plant tho' so you should google some more...
If the roots start to turn in circle inside the pot it can be a fucking NIGHTMARE.
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it's not a bonsai, it's an ugly untrained chopped down ficus stump in a small pot.

>should I repot it into a larger pot?
you don't have to, but I'd change the substrate.
>is there anyway to recover that
carving.

bonsai is an art style that requires training and trimming, the only trimming this plant has had is a chainsaw down it's throat, and it didn't have any training.

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I was gifted a Venus Flytrap for Christmas, completely out of the blue, being the only indicator that I "wanted" one being "everytime I go past the exotic plants store I imagine how it'd be like to have a flytrap".
I have no idea how to take care of it. I've been reading and reading stuff today, but information from some places contradicts that of others, and makes everything get mixed up. How do I take care of this new plant friend?
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Take it to the vet
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>>2023446
Despite your best efforts, it will be dead in a month, two months if your lucky.
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>>2023449
Why? Obviously with this lack of preparation there are gonna be some bumps on the way, and the plant dying is something likely to happen, but do you say that exactly, anon?

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So. I have a little problem with this... This is the current situation in my tank. I forgot tp clean it for 3 weaks and this happened. I've cleaned it 2 times since. One of the times i've almost emptied the whole tank and refilled it. I've tried algea pills without progress... Please help...
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Get it away from the window
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>>2023234
it looks very artsy with those hundreds of shades of green

I like it.
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no lights for a few days

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Alright /an/ I can't seem to find the answer on a standard internet search. Does anyone know an estimate for how many calories a typical rawhide chew contains? I have two Brittanys and I'm worried about whether chews add too much to their daily caloric intake.
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I would think it takes more calories to digest rawhide than what's contained in the hide itself.
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It's just dried skin.
It's nothing.
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you shouldn't give them rawhides anyway. try pizzle/bully sticks, pig skin twists, and antlers

and stop worrying about it. unless you give them a bucketload daily, it really won't make a difference

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True story
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Stop posting this you double nigger
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>>2023789
Is that anything like a double negative?

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How do I deal with an overly attached cat? I adopted her when she was a stray abandoned due to the death of her owner, and she's lovely. However, she's almost too clingy. She waits outside my bathroom when taking a dump, and runs in after I'm done. She follows me around, and according my parents, howls when I'm staying the night at my bf's. Whats the deal here? I'm concerned about taking some vacation elsewhere because she'll apparently look for me constantly when I'm not home and howl. Is this cat anxiety? Or what?
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People complain about cats being complete cunts and you complain because yours is affectionate. Come on.
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my cat is like this. I've had a lot of cats before but my wife unknowling trained it to act like this. she talks to him all the time. acts really happy to see him. its like the cat is addicted to the interaction. ignore your cat more.
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>>2020982
Same here. My cat is 3 months and is super clingy. He was found abandoned by my sister. Cat had been left out for at least a week. Told the vet and she said it's basically abandonment issues. If the bet hadn't told me it I'd think it's BS, but yeah it's a real thing.

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A friend has been posting photos all day of fish tanks from Meijer (local Michigan grocery store), claiming she will never shop there again as this is animal cruelty. Is she right?
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Sort of.
I mean things look okayish there, but a grocery store shouldn't be selling live fucking animals.

I mean look at that fish on the far right. This is a picture of an adult. Who the fuck is going to have a tank for something like that who is buying fish at a grocery store?

This probably isn't what they even meant but it's completely ridiculous normal pet stores sell these guys and pacu.
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>>2022036
That's a reason for the store not to sell pangasius catfish (which shouldn't be sold as pets in general). As long as they have staff that knows what's up, there's nothing keeping a grocery store from doing just as good a job at keeping fish as a dedicated LFS.

>if you say you're going to eat the fish, do they still charge you sales tax?
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>>2022031
Think about how many of those fish would live in the wild. Think about how many of those fish would ever get the opportunity to get to be some little child's first ever pet and to be loved and cared for.

Yes, some of them do die, yes the store employees aren't fast at cleaning out the tank when one of them dies, and yes it is heartbreaking.

For the most part, when I go to my local Meijer they do a fairly good job with the fish section (yes there are some dead fish from time to time when I'm...
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Sup /an/. Why is my cat such a fucking little bastard and how do I fix him?

We got an orange tabby (pic is not him but similar) about three months ago from a rescue. The guy was about five months old when we got him, neutered, all shots up to that time. We wanted a kitten but we figured getting him a little older was good since we'd already know what his personality was like. He a was a big sweetie when we first saw him at the rescue. He came right up to us, let us pet him, let us hold him, very affectionate. TWO DAYS after we brought him home he flipped a complete...
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>>2023844
You should have gotten another cat.
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Your cat is bored and needs exercise.
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learn some cat body language/minor training techniques and you can solve literally all your problems.

>mfw no one I know knows how to understand cat body language
>mfw I'm autistic as hell

Advice/General Pet Thread

Need some advice /an/bros.

I have a 10 gallon (cube) and a 15 gallon (long) fish tank that are currently out of commission.

What pets would I be able to keep in there comfortably (either for the duration of their lives or for the first few years of their lives)?

I have seen many different options however I am looking to see whether /an/ has some good advice.

Currently the 15 gallon might become an Axolotl home while the 10 gallon would be for a Pac Man Frog (i think it would be comfortable). Please any guidance on alternative would be awesome. Preferably not creepy crawlies and not fish unless they are single unique awesome cool fish like the Axolotl (inb4 not a fish).

Thanks guys for any advice :)
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>>2023506
I'd put the pacman in the 15 gallon and just get some kind of invert for the 10 gal.

15 gal is way too small for an axolotl. Most herps need bigger tanks.
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>>2023517

Ah ok seems about right.

Some other options for the 15 gallon would be a pair of Emperor Scropions or a young snake? Any ideas?
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>>2023542
you can do a male garter snake in a 15 gallon. Or 1 steppe runner. Or 1 pictus gecko.

pic related is a pair of steppe runners. small lizards, about 6 inches nose to tail as adults. diurnal. insectivore. their personality is kinda monitor-like.

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>Implying humanity isn't the source of all the worlds problems

seriously though, we either need to become more responsible, or we should all perish. for the good of the beautiful creatures we share this planet with.
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>>2023206
You can perish if you want, no skin off my nose. But if you come anywhere near me with that theory, I'll make sure to perish you much faster than you planned.
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>>2023206
do Mother Nature a favor and kill yourself first.
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>>2023220
edgy/10

I even said I would rather treat nature with more respect, and live more responsibly.

learn to read

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What is the point of having a pet? What do you even do with them?

I've never had a pet, but my moher kept a dog when I was little. It was a small, white, furry dog that used to get under our chairs and such, and I never saw the point of owning one. Why should I get a pet? Not considering birds.
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why are you even on /pets/ if you do not have and never have had a pet
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>>2022177
I'm looking for reasons why I should get one.

Just curious.
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>>2022176
Since I am disabled and home most of the time alone my dogs keep me company and protected. Come to think of it I don't think I have ever not had one pet or another. I just feel better having them around. Like having plants.

Does these kind of eyes have a name? my cat has these and i was curious.
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Google is your friend.
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These are cat eyes, OP

Most if not at all cats tend to have them
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>>2023347
You mean coloration and patterns? I don't think so. They are neat though.

Hello /an/.

Since I've started playing with the dog as my companion on Fallout 4, I've been thinking.

How plausible is it to have a dog with you in surviving this kind of post-apocalyptic wasteland (or wilderness in very hostile territory for a real world equivalent)? While dogs are man's best friend, I always assumed that that's mostly when there are more people around. If you're trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic wasteland alone, would a dog be a great help or would it actually get in the way by for example running off too far or...
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>is a dog still man's best friend if it's just the two of you trying to survive

yeah pretty much
dogs have been bred to like humans and human attention and ultimately depend upon them
maybe if the dog in question was offspring of several lines of post-apocalyptic strays it might be a different story (like with feral cats) but honestly I think you could "tame" it even then under the right circumstances
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People first used dogs in the ice age, the closest real-world equivalent to a Bethesda game. You had to worry about exposure, freezing to death, starvation, dehydration, getting killed by animals, getting killed by people, getting killed by plants (poison).

All that, and people still found a use for domesticated wolves, enough to selectively breed them into dogs.

Ice Age was hardcore, yo. And dogs helped us through it. Post apocalypse would be no different.
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>>2021746
Dogs can be trained to not do stupid things.

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