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Hey guys my buddy caught me a pray mantis, i have this old fishtank to house it in for now.

What should I put in it?
I know they eat live food and will get some pronto, but what else do I need to know?
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>>2018287
why are you growing a plant in that astronaut helmet
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>>2018287
get a proper tank or tub.
rule of thumb for mantis tank sizes is lenght and width = 2x the mantid's length. height = 3x mantid's length.


give it a lot of twigs to climb around on, they don't like staying on the ground. spray the tank once a day so it can drink from the water drops. they are not picky eaters, just throw in some flies or crickets.

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A friend's cat very recently broke her leg and he asked me to watch her today while he was working and his lady friend had to go out. It's heartbreaking to see her grumpy and uncomfortable but she's still adorable. Hopefully we can raise the money for her to get surgery and speed up her recovery.

Pics of your pets being cute while recovering from injury/surgery?
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My kitten was the cutest in his little cone after his balls were chopped off, but I felt so bad when he got frustrated. He didn't have to wear it very long though, fortunately. Hopefully that big kitty feels better soon, she looks so unhappy!
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>>2018081

He WAS the cutest! He looks so content in that picture. I've never seen a fabric cone like that, was it easier for him to deal with?

Big kitty (which she certainly is) managed to get her cone off already and won't let it be put back on. She's usually a love bug so hopefully she starts feeling like herself again soon. Thanks!
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>>2018086
Thanks! He needed extra snuggles to feel better about his situation. I had never seen a cloth cone before that either, and let me tell you, it was WAY easier. He was really tiny at the time, and none of the plastic cones my vet had even fit him. This one was extra convenient because I could just flip in the other way when he wanted to eat/drink (he couldn't really figure out how to wrangle it with it up normally) and then just flip it back when he was done.

Aw, has she been picking at her cast? Can she...
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Lets be real here guys who would win?
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accelerator
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>>2017137
The brown recluse
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>>2017137
Bear.

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When should a dog be neutered/spayed?
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>>2016954
>Pic related
http://elvbendelkhounds.com/blog/2012/02/13/magical-numbers-the-myth-of-67000-puppies/comment-page-1/
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Past the point of sexual maturation, 18-24 mo.

Ideally, though, you should look into alternative procedures that will sterilize a dog without the negative health effects of a neuter/spay. For males the most popular is a vasectomy, and for females you commonly see a tubal ligation or ovary-sparing spay. These alternative procedures can be done at any age and are generally safer than a traditional neuter/spay.
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I think it also depends on what breed/size of the dog. I think large breeds(mastiffs, great danes, etc) suffer the most from spaying/neutering too early, but correct me if I'm wrong.

Does anyone have experience raising button quail? I have been thinking about buying some eggs online and hatching just a few, but I've never done that before. How hard is it? Are there any recommended websites to buy their eggs?
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>>2015895
>buying some eggs online
>and hatching
lol?
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>>2015897
It's not that uncommon of a thing. You can buy a lot of pets online, including various eggs.
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Not bred them before OP but kinda inherited some a few years back. Be warned; they can be bloody noisy little sods, your neighbours, if any, may be of various opinions :/

What kind of dog do you have?
Here is my! :)
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Australian cattle dog/border collie
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>>2015937

Make your own thread
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>>2015894
Damn feed that poor thing

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>i'm alone downstairs
>my old black lab is laying down
>I lay down with him wrap my arms and blanket around around him
>remember all the times I was upset and how no matter what he always had that big dumb look on his face and was always happy to see me
>remember the times he woke me up at five in the morning with his tail thumping on the floor
>start sobbing like a child
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Why the fuck is every other thread on here about putting pets down
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>>2015331
For the cry baby circle jerk
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>>2015331
People like to talk about their feelings anon. Sorry about your loss OP he looks like an A+ pupper

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Is there some kind of breeding program for dogs that promotes genes that look good and are healthy? I'm thinking of getting a dog but I don't want something fucked like pic related.
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Also looking to avoid pure-breds.
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>>2012820
just get a mutt, save one from the pound if you can
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>>2012822
That's my problem, I'm ok with a mutt. however I'm not ok with a mutt that leaves too much to the imagination.
> What breed were its parents?
> Is this mutt off the street?
> Is it just another fucked up genetic mistake that will die if I walk it more than a block?

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cat has dandruff, vet says to bathe it once a day with medicated shampoo, cat hates bath, should i bathe cat or just leave alone hopefully dandruff goes away
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Think for just a moment for what you have just explained to /a/. Your cat has a medical condition- however small or large; and you have the treatment. You PAID money for a vet to examine your cat, and got their professional advice at a markup. Your only concern is cat tantrums which will eventually fade as it becomes routine.

Seriously soul brother just come on.
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>cat cat while sleeping
>put sleeping cat in crate
>put sleeping cat crate in shower
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>>2017830
Serious question? ...Does this work. I have a cat that hates water and baths but she really needs a good shower. I usually use a washrag to bathe her. I Don't want to traumatized the cat either but she goes bat shit crazy whenever she gets sprayed with water, no matter the gentleness of the stream.

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What are you getting your pets for Christmas?
Don't act like you don't do it.
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I'm baking him pumpkin and carob dog biscuits, frosted with yogurt and shaped like gingerbread men.
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>>2017585
Dehydrated meat treats are much healthier.
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An electric blanket. One of my cats is getting pretty on in years and we think this might be her last christmas. We want to make sure she at least gets through the winter comfortably.

The other cat is getting a bunch of crinkly paper and empty boxes. She couldn't be happier.

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Should you take off a dog's cone (whatever it is called in English) when you feed it?
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Only use the cone in instances where you can't directly stop the dog from doing what you don't want him to.
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>>2016928
Let's say I just had my dog desexed. Should I take off the cone when feeding it?
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>>2016930
not all dogs need an e-collar after being desexed, just so you know, but anyways

it should be fine unless you see the dog struggling to eat or something. if a dog needs to wear one at the shelter I work at we usually keep it on during feeding

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I have found an orphaned kitten, and am hoping for some advice. My wife and I have a couple cats already, but never had one this young before. The little guy somehow got over to where I work at the McCarran Airport in Las Vegas, into our warehouse. How he managed to survive the airfield, all the massive construction, the shopping centers and busy main drags that run by us is unbelievable, let along slip into our facility.

Anyway, long story short... we're not sure how old he is. We've cleaned him up, gave him some wet food (pate for easy eating), fresh water, a couple tablespoons of whole milk in a dish if he wanted, warm beds, litter, the works... but he is skin and bones... and we think he still needs to be bottle fed, as he looks super young. We're going to take him into the vet, but we can't get in until Monday.

I've gotten a bunch of info online for us to try to get him bottle fed with the right stuff, and there are a ton of tips, some contradicting each other. So I wanted to see if anyone had a bit of advice for us in the mean time that we could take to the bank?

Here's a shot of him...
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>>2015711
Another of him when he was hiding in our warehouse...
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>>2015711
One last one of him out in the open while he wasn't sure of me still...
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NO MILK. Cow milk is bad for cats. Also it doesn't need to bottle fed, it's a kitten but still older than you think. It's probably skin and bones just because it's been trapped in there and got separated from its mother/something happened to the mother.

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What does /an/ think of domesticated foxes?
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>>2013148
bump for biology
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>>2013148
They're neat pets for the dedicated owner, but I hope to god they never become popular. The average pet owner can't handle training a dog properly, and treating even a domesticated fox like a dog is a path to disaster. I've seen so many people botch owning exotic pets in my time as a shelter volunteer.
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>>2013158
I know foxes have a strong inclination towards digging, but would they scent mark or be destructive?

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Why do I get a boner when I pet animals? Like the neighbors dogs or my cat always makes me hard. No joke but I can't pet them for long because I have to run off to the bathroom to rub one out
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Completely natural m8
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i also get mysterious boners when my cat sits on my lap
good thing he hates me, so it doesn't happen to often
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>>2009903

The following was taken directly from my co workers Facebook page.
"I have had several people comment, when they learn that I volunteer at the center, "Wow, that sounds like so much fun!". Yeah, there are moments when I giggle (who couldn't when face to face with a saw whet or a barred owl?). As much as I love being there, there are days when I cry all the way home or lay in bed at night hoping that barred owl will make it. Watching our director give it her all, thinking we may have success, only to watch it fail and die. No. It's not 'fun'....
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Continued. "Very little credence is given to it being 'their world' as well, or to 'their joy' in simply being alive.
Somehow, we can only understand the value of wildlife as an extension of our own sense of self-value, or if you will, self-importance.
No wonder caring for injured wildlife is not viewed with the seriousness it requires to succeed; we don't take any of the natural world seriously.
If you were to come across a man lying by the side of the road, injured by a hit-and-run driver, you would be overtaken by a complex set of...
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The Peregrine Falcon in the OP was shot through the wing, it didn't make it.
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>>2017626
>What do you guys think?
I don't think she needs to capitalize "Wildlife Rehabilitation."

other than that, thank you captain obvious. Western culture has distanced itself from nature. Not exactly big news.

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