My parents recently found a bird and decided to keep it with us. We already have a dog, one who likes to chase birds and squirrels all the time, no doubt if he caught one he would kill it. Because of this, and because my parents are older and tend to be well... lazy, they bought the bird a tiny cage, gave it some food and water and let it live like that indefinitely. They interact with it for about 30 seconds at a time, maybe 2 or 3 times a day and other than that, ignore it completely.
When I come home, I see that the bird is extremely lonely and sad. It has absolutely... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2020896 My dog is actually pretty small, but he isn't very friendly with most other animals. Would it be possible to let the bird out for hours at a time with my dog around the house?
I assume he will just stay around the family, I'm just afraid my dog might try to hurt him. Is there any specific way to train him to not hunt the little guy?
My parents, after I pestered them for a long time, have bought him a very large cage with lots of toys, and they are also open to getting another one (same breed,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
he needs company, and out of the cage time... and unless you live in a one room place where the dog can't be put into another room sometimes i don't see why it can't go out even if the dog is a concern...
my birds have a playground that hangs from the ceiling, they can fly around freely and they mostly just chill on the playground and then do laps around the room... they never land on anything low enough for a dog to reach desu, and dogs can get used to birds...
i have a jack russell who has killed chipmunks and mice outside, but with the birds all... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I just put generic frontline on my about 3 hours ago...pet armour is what it's called i think. She's drooling at the mouth. I called the vet, he said to bathe her. I don't know how to do it, she hates water. Will washing her with a wash rag work? I need to get this off of her. Vet said if she's still Drooling tomorrow to bring her in for a steroid shot.
I'm at a compete loss. She's never had a problem with topical flea meds before. I'm also confused because it's waterproof stuff, how the fuck is bathing her gonna get this off?... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
hey dudes. I'm an idiot, and a dog (puppy I believe) has presented himself to me. as in, I was mowing my yard one day, and he just came running to me.
I knocked door to door a few doors down in a good radius, nobody claimed it. he seems to have imprinted on me pretty good now, seeing how he has stayed in my front yard for 2 days now. I might keep it, at least until someone comes forward.
Presume that animals feel little or no loneliness when wild.
Is it cruel to domesticate animals and then stop treating them as pets, ignoring them most of the day?
What is worse? That an animal feels little loneliness and has a short life, or that it has loneliness granted to it by affection from a human who takes control of its food and water, and then subsequently makes it lonely by not caring for it anything as it once did, spending less time with it?
Isn't it strange that it is human affection, the drive to selflessly cause pleasure to something... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2021384 >the drive to selflessly cause pleasure to something else I don't know about you anon, but I only own pets because they make me feel good. The day they stop is the day I give them the boot and find new pets.
Its going to need a vet, but it's a pretty inexpensive and simple thing. Probably is just pinworms, but nothing involving worms coming out of a cats ass is anything past anti parasite meds so no worries.
> wake up this morning feeling sick > call to work, say I can't go today, and spend the rest of the day sleeping > wake up, mom says "I left your guinea pig outside while I went to the mall and I just found out the neighbor's cats ate him, uh, sorry?" > mfw How do I deal with the rage, /an/? Has any of your pets ever died in a dumb way like this? I'm still fucking mad, god dammit.
There is something wrong with my cat. he other day I noticed she was coughing and retching as if she had a hairball, this happens every so often because she is very fluffy but usually it passes and does not affect anything else.
She has no voice, her meow is low and raspy, as is her purring, throat noises and when she tried to hiss at my new kitten it was the same. It has been like this the last few days along with the retching, she has so far brought nothing up. Other than this she has been fine and acting normal. She has been grooming, eating, drinking, using the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2021088 I'm sure somebody else will come along and be able to give better advice than me, I'm not an expert myself, but if i were you I would just keep making sure she's eating, drinking, and using the bathroom normally until you can bring her to a vet. It could be nothing but it's worth having her checked out.
Honestly, I'd just put them in a safe, quiet room with hiding places and let them freak out if they want- you only get fireworks once or twice a year, it's not really worth acclimatising them year-round imo. Cats usually just want to hide in a safe cosy spot if they don't like something, it may not be a great night for them but it won't kill them.
Never had cats before , I assume they'd spray to mark territory at the time that they are maturing,I know neuturing stop that ,mine are still kittens , and I've had some people tell me that if they're brothers and live indoors then they won't spray. Thoughts ?
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