I've wanted a large parrot all my life, extensively researched them, worked with some and even very temporarily came under care of a few(owners went away, 3rd party for adoption processes/rehoming for people, etc). But I could never live the rest of my life with the noise. I'd fucking kill it.
>>2018191 I've wanted to work with parrots in a shelter or foster home situation but there aren't any shelters in Louisiana that I can find. I'm like you. I don't think I could be a permanent home for a large parrot. I'd like to try dealing with an African Grey in particular after reading some stuff by Irene Pepperburg.
>>2018224 Rats are great. I was sold two small rats but they were large when they got older. Kept em in a 100 gallon tank. My big boy would jump up out of the tank and balance on the edge and wait for me to get close enough and start licking my face and then sleep on my shoulder. The girl got pregant and got out and hid her babies under my dresser but I put her back in and she was fine. One day I found a field mouse pinky. Put it in my rat cage thinking they would end him quickly but the mother brought it to her pinkies and... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hi, I'm quite new to this and I was hoping if there were some tips on how to create a living biosphere with plants, ants and possibly other critters? I wanted to see if you guys had ideas on plants that I could add that would be compatible with an ant species known as Harvester Ants, small self sufficient plants that could survive with artificial sunlight bulbs in a fish tank 4'x2'?
I plan to add a small pond that wont soak through the dirt, and small bugs that could survive on plants or aquatic plants that could be another source of food for the ants,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2018330 I believe this is true. Ecosystems are too big and chaotic to try to contain. OP, I would say figure out which animals you'd like to keep as a baseline, then figure out what else you can put in there that can live comfortably in the same conditions.
So, I'm thinking about a little formicarium too, but I would just put it inside a terrarium with some air plants as decoration. not trying to devise an elaborate interconnected ecosystem, just caring for the ants and caring for the plants and they live... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Need help socializing my german shepherd. I got him when he was 2 months old (14 now) and he's extremely weary of strangers and won't let anyone he hasn't met before go near him. When walking him and walking past people he's fine but if I tie him outside dunkin donuts to get a coffee I worry somebody's gonna try to pet him (especially a kid) and he's gonna bite them. What do?
>>2017134 before this shitposting cockweasel gets everyone on /an/ to respond, let me say this:
it depends on your dog. after battling with a bunch of parasites and illnesses immediately after I rescued him, the most high-quality foods were NOT agreeing with him, and I took my vet's (and my friend's, and my boss's, and my aunt and uncle's) advice and tried science diet. his poops were immediately normal where they had been terrible diarrhea.
I know science diet is not the best food, but it... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2015394 Despite all the anti-misanthropy, this is actually the best option. Life on Earth will always be a cruel struggle for most animals, but industrialised breeding and slaughter takes the cake. Most other species would be better off without humans(both as species and as individuals).
>>2018904 If you don't see a problem why are you asking the question? Personally, the only reason I see it as unethical is the fish don't stand a chance. They can never escape and you don't have an aquarium set up if they do.
Then I think: "all the fish I eat is aquacultured. Those tilapia and salmon didn't have a chance either."
Why are ostriches classified as birds instead of mammals? They have everything to be a mammal and almost nothing to be a bird. >can't fly >heavy >tall >runs very fast >has red meat >doesn't make chirping, screeching or squawking noises >eats a lot >is kept on barns and not on aviaries The only thing it... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So I'm thinking of getting a Ball Python. For those who have owned one, do they typically eat live mice or frozen mice? Or could you train them to eat a certain type? Also would you suggest feeding them in a separate enclosure, or does it really not matter? I've never owned a snake before, so sorry if these are stupid questions.
Most owners prefer to feed frozen/thawed. Which answers your second question. As for the separate enclosure, it depends on your comfort with your set up. If you feel like something in the tank can a) enter and irritate the snake's mouth or b) somehow stop it from correctly grabbing and eating the mouse, then yes, take it out and feed it in a plastic cubby.
And let me just state - many owners will say to take the snake out just to avoid the chance of them swallowing a large piece of bark and causing a serious obstruction.
Chances are, your snake is never going to swallow a fucking pinecone, but if you do use some sort of bark or mulch, consider a different substrate. Might be less pretty, but you and your snake both will get over it, and it'll be safer and easier to clean.
Feed frozen. Safer on the snake and more humane. Don't be worried about BPs not eating anything for awhile in general too, as a heads up. They are notorious to just straight up not eat for months. They are either probably one of the easiest snakes to take care of to one of the more difficult ones because of so many being so finicky with food.
i bought seeds for a black rose, and so I'd like to grow a desk plant. What type of desk pot would you recommend? would you recommend getting a Hydroponic Lamp and plant food? pretty much how can i make this plant look bad ass on my desk?
>>2007347 I thought I was the only one. My Dad got chased by one across the sea ice when he was with the navy. I think a woman got dragged underwater to her death by one as well. I wonder if it saw her as food or just a threat? The Southern Elephant seal is quite a beast too >dives to the same depths as Sperm Whales
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