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What does /an/ think of alligators? I always wanted to have an alligator myself.
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They're pretty good.
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>>2009745
If you knew anything at all about 'gators you wouldn't want one as a pet.
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>inb4 barneyfag shits up another thread

Yeah, gator babbies are cute.

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I just got back from a bike walking with my dog.
She's a pitbull like dog, but she's pretty much a mix of husky, german shepard and somekind of bull terrier.
She's extremely sweet, but she gets a little to excited when she sees another dog.
Some people see that and think she is going to hurt the dog for some fucking reason, but if they're caught by surprise they don't get scared because she's automaticaly licking and playing with the other dog.
Now, as i said i just got back from a bike walking with her, and she got explosive when...
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Best option would be to euthanize your mutt.
>scaped
You tried to spell escape right?
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>>2015726
First off, she's not a agressive dog, she never atacked anything.
Second, english is not my first language, so i do make a lot of mistakes.
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>>2015724
Your dog was "off leash" because her leash wasn't in your hand, so you can't really do anything about it. Just try to avoid the asshole, and keep her leash tied to your bike so she can't get away so easily.

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Sometimes, I come to the conclusion that - if I ever manage to have my own house (lol, fat chance) - it would be good for me to get a dog, so that at least I can have someone to keep me company and who can miss me, but who will also make me have to be responsible, so that I don't get too detached from reality.

I think I want a rottweiler, or a labrador.

My only question is: how do so many normalfags have dogs? Housebreaking and general training seem to be pretty time-intensive, and I'd probably only be able to do it if I were a NEET, because there's no way I could do it with an 8-hour job.

Also, I keep hearing about how shit dog food from the stores is, so would it be a good idea to feed it scraps from the table? I mean as in: bits of chicken or beef or lamb that I discard and don't cook, some eggs every so often, stuff like that (I know they aren't supposed to eat chocolate and avocados and a whole bunch of other vegetables onions).

This is all hypothetical, since I'm about as far off from purchasing my own home as humanity is from colonizing the galaxy.

P.S. Why is it most dog-owners on the internet are total assholes? I've seen a bunch of forums with well-meaning people asking legitimate questions like "Why is my puppy acting this way? Did I do something wrong?", and so many people who are currently dog-owners reply with the most condescending shit like "WOW, maybe it's YOU who's acting wrong" or "LOL, it's so obvious that puppy is more intelligent and assertive than YOU," or "HAHA, YOUR PUPPY WON'T EVEN LISTEN TO YOU? YOU'RE OBVIOUSLY NOT MEANT TO OWN ONE, GET A CAT"
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>>2015547
Labs are super high energy puppies, but easier to train than a rottie. I've had 2 labs and a rottie when I was a wee lad.
A lot of normal people don't train their dogs more than sit and shake, maybe lie down. Which doesn't take much time at all.
Housebreaking really doesn't take too long of actual effort. Just get a bell and hang it on your door handle, that speeds up the process.

>so would it be a good idea to feed it scraps from the table
I would say no, because it will expect more, and be nosy while you are cooking, and pissed when you don't give them any.
>Why is it most dog-owners on the internet are total assholes?
I never really got that impression, because for each asshole like that, there are a ton of nice people willing to help you.
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>>2015561
I see. It's just that most of the guides online say that housebreaking takes weeks and is difficult.
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>>2015547

Dog food at stores isn't all bad, depends where you live.

I can get grain free/high meat products from the store, but this might be an Aus vs America thing.

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So I adopted a pitbull about 8 months ago. She a year and 2 months now. She is such a sweet, beautiful dog, but she is aggressive towards other dog (normal for a pit) and aggressive towards humans she doesn't know (not normal for a pit). Does anybody know a way to make her less aggressive? I'm scared she'll bite somebody and the state will have her euthanized. All help is appreciated! Pic related, it's my pupper.
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Don't brush off her dog aggression as 'normal'. While certain breeds are more inclined to be dog aggressive, that's no reason not to work on it and not take it seriously.

You have to socialize her. Was she dog and human aggressive when you first adopted her?
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This thread will end well.
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Please tell me you've at least thought to spay it

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My rooster will not stop raping my guinea fowl, should I kill him or give him to my neighbor? I can't keep him.
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Does he have any hens? He should have 4-6.
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I would ask /ck/ for some recipes.
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>>2013036
Eat him.

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I want to get another animal... either a kitten or a dog. But I already have two cats, and two cats that don't get along well at all. They mostly tolerate each other, but still. I feel bringing in another animal would just disrupt the tense harmony my house has.

So how do I stop wanting more animals? Like I know it's a bad idea, but I can't stop wanting to adopt another. How can I finally just convince myself to not to?

Pic is one of the aforementioned cats.
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your cat is sick.
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>>2015501
Why do you say that?
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Work on getting the cats to tolerate each other before adding another animal to the house.

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I have pic related in a corner of my living room by some windows. My cat absolutely loves it and spends most of the time he isn't sleeping playing around in that corner. I'd like to get him something else to add to that corner of the room to make it "his" a little bit more. He already has a cat bed, a condo, some tunnels, and cardboard scratchers elsewhere in the house. Any idea for what I could add that I'm missing?
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a litter box
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>>2015450
I had a feeling someone would make that joke after I hit post. But what should I add for him to enjoy?
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a heat lamp or heat pad.

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Hi /an/! Anyone here have experience with medical alert dogs? I really want to get a puppy and train it to alert me of impending migraines, (Which have become debilitating over the past few years) but since I live in an apartment and probably will for the next 10 years, I need a small dog, preferably 30 pounds or less. I'd also like for it to be able to do /out stuff with me like hiking, etc.

Any breed suggestions? It seems like most medical alert dogs or service dogs are the size of golden retrievers or larger.
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>>2015236
Don't those have to be specially trained? It's also scent based so I think it needs to be specific types of dogs.
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>>2015262
Yeah, they go through the same training as diabetic shock alert dogs. I've heard of all kinds of dogs being able to detect whatever "migraine scent" is, so I guess I'm looking for trainability.
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Toy Poodles are by far the smartest of the small breed dogs.

The Guinness World Record category of "Most Tricks Performed By a Dog" was created for a toy poodle named Chanda-Leah who learned to respond to over one thousand hand and verbal commands.

Any toy poodle should be able to learn to alert you for migraines.

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Post your critters!!

I am trying to decide what the newest addition to my collection will be. Thinking of a spider, or a Vietnamese centipede.
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Yes i am bumping my own thread
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>>2015132
Don't they reproduce and then you have 10,000 of them
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A shop where I always order my inverts from currently has these for offer. I'm really tempted to get one.

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Just post cute frogs
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>>2014550
This is an artist rendition of what a sad pac man looks like.
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So is 'cute aggression' a real thing and do you experience, /an/? I can't find a reputable source on it, it's all buzzfeed articles but I'm curious.

>Cute aggression is a particularly strange phenomenon. When we see something so cute, or even think about it – like a baby kitten, stumbling across the floor – we first experience a tsunami of positivity, an overwhelming accumulation of fuzzy happiness. Then, somewhat perplexingly, this feeling sometimes coexists with the urge to squeeze the kitten to death.
http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/why-you-want-squeeze-cute-things-death
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I've never felt this, feels good to not be a psychopath.
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"Cute Agression" is what happens when a grandma pinches cheeks. So I'd say it's a real thing
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I have to say, I do feel it. I am pretty normal and all, and I would of course never actually do any of it, but I do get that feeling sometimes. Like I will pet my dog and hold his paw, and then suddenly I will get this urge to squeeze his paw. Or I will look at a picture and think how pretty it is, and then I imagine getting a scissor and cutting it up. I know it's fucked up, but I have and would never actually do it. Surprised to see that it's actually a thing.

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Some time during the Spring, right around April I think, my friend got two pet ducks out of nowhere. Her dad bought them from a local animal feed store. One died (thank god) and one continues to live in her garage. He sleeps on some kind of bed comforter, which mind you, is covered in duck shit and duck feathers and God knows what else. The entire garage floor is caked in layers of duck shit and duck disease. I don't know for a fat whether it's diseased but I'm sure it can't be good for you.
Would someone care to weigh in on this? Is this animal abuse?...
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OP here, forgot to mention a couple things.
>EVERYTHING is covered in shit. Everything that comes into contact with the ground at least.
>The food my friend leaves out for the duck attracts mice
>My friend likes to walk barefoot into the garage then back into the house, can I smack her or what?
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I think you're overreacting. As far as the duck goes it doesn't get that much better than this for domestic fowl. And temperature, it's fine if it's in shelter.

For your friends sake that is gross but catching some weird duck disease is incredibly unlikely. Concerns of mice may be slightly more likely but you could just buy her a lidded canister for the food and fix that much.

Imagining you contact authorities then nothing better will happen. If it is an area where livestock animals aren't allowed they'll fine her, seize it, and kill...
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>>2013467
post pics of garage and bed

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What's your guys opinion on Pitbulls and Pit like dogs?
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Ugly as fuck. I hate dogs with those stupid square heads
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For insecure tough guys desu
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>>2012591
Look at that poor thing. Would have made a perfectly beautiful friend but some Bogan/redneck cunt got to him first.

Thanks for perpetuating negative stereotypes to this dog you cunts.

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Found this whilst taking the pooch down to the creek as usual. Started looking closely and there were plenty of them of all sizes. Neighbor says it's coal or graphite, I looked online and I think it's jet? Was wondering if there was someone here that paid attention to the gem & stone portion in middle school science class. Thanks in advance, /an/.
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it's coal.
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>>2012578
Poop. I thought coal was way less shiny?
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>>2012588

Check out anthracite.

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So /an/, thoughts?
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>>2010128
The biggest problem with escaped cats is that they lose their collar outside, so it's largely useless. That's why microchipping has been a huge thing as of late. I would want people to treat every outdoor cat as if it were lost, instead.
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>>2010132
Sounds good in theory, but I work for a microchip company and I can tell you that 8/10 calls to the lost pet department are people reporting that they've found a cat. If people called in every cat they saw it would make it really difficult for people who are actually missing their pets to get a hold of us. Plus owners who are already aware that their cat was outside are likely going to be annoyed that A) someone scooped their cat off the street B)the fact that we called at all.
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>>2010159
Then maybe they should keep their cats inside

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