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Yo /an/ I got some questions/concerns, I got a cat a few weeks ago, (pic related) and he was super dope still is from time to time, anyways we previously had one cat before the new cat names Shakespeare, who's about 2, Simba (pic) is about 1 and some change, and the two got along fine they were wary of eachother for a bit but now are cool, then later I found a kitten in the pouring ass rain shivering on my way home from work outside my apartment so I brought him in and cleaned him up and got him settled, named him Sinatra, Simba LOVED Sinatra he looked after him, cleaned...
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One of their nap times they used to have
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Sudden behavioral changes (especially aggression) can be indicative of pain/medical problems. Has Simba been to the vet recently?

Also, is he neutered?
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>>2150927
He's not neutered and is up to date on his shots, he still has his claws the only issue I can thing if is his tail he has a natural birth defect in his tail I'll post a picture but he still has 100% mobility he can wag and stretch it out to clean it but he is very defensive of it, the vet said its not broken and since he has full motion in it so there's no need to stub it

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Hey /an/, I'm just looking for a little advice. There is a young cat I've been feeding for about a month. I live in a ghetto townhouse apartment complex, one of my neighbors obviously threw this little fella in the woods behind our complex.

He doesn't know how to hunt, tried to use my cat's litter box, and obviously hates living outside.

I feed him both morning and night. But really, the little guy just wants love. He sleeps outside my front and back door when people aren't around.

I love up on him every day cause he's a...
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What a cute baby. Now I'm sad and must cuddle with my own.

Please take this cat. If you can't rehome it, take it to a shelter. Do not give away to strangers for free because they just want to torture baby kitty. I learned that while living in the ghetto, too.

You know, most cats hate other cats when they first meet. That's why you are supposed to do a slow encounter (first exchange scents, then clothing, food bowls, etc). Your kitty might like this little baby, especially if you get him fixed before he becomes a big kitty. If you seriously can't...
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>>2150882
Thank you for your advice. I just know the whole situation breaks my heart. And you're absolutely correct about craigslist. Some super sketch dude tried to get this little guy for what I was sure was nefarious reasons.
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>>2150889
I know it's tough. If you seriously can't do it, take him to a shelter. He's young, tiny, and adorable. He'll be snatched up quick. Shelters run promotions all the time to get cats out of there. He's not old so he won't be sitting for a long time. Trust me, they don't put down cats for a long time in shelters unless there is something wrong. The last time I went to the shelter, there was an eighteen year old cat in there, looking for a home. Yeah, he was probably going to die in that...
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There's a baby opossum that's been hanging around our backyard for months now. It went from being a tiny baseball sized baby to being the size of two baseballs length wise without accounting for the tail.

We have dogs and while the other dogs don't care for it, my brother's jack russell terrier goes ballistic over it. I don't want to harm the opossum and I know they can carry rabies. What should I do?
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>>2150856
Just want to add the opossum has been completely harmless. I'd rather not bother it, but I'd like to see what Anon's have to say.
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They can carry rabies, but they're less likely to than other mammals like skunks.

Leave it alone unless you want a nice fur hat or gloves.
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>>2150856
Buying jack Russells and expecting them not to bark 19 hours a day was your first mistake.

Does everyone in a 1000 foot radius hate your guts?
Just kidding, you don't have to answer, I can reassure you they do.

Leave possum aloooone.
I have a 50lb possum next door that is absolutely terrifying to behold.

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Can anybody tell what variation of betta fish this is? It's a baby, and I'm pretty sure it's a crown tail.
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>>2150712
Bump
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>>2150712
Do you know what breed either of the parents are?
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>>2150734
nope. just bought it today at patco

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Hello /an/
I'm taking care of a cat and he is doing this weird thing where he gets on top of a blanket on the sofa, holds part of it in his mouth and "kneads" it.
At first he kneads it with just his front paws, but then his back paws get involved and his hips start shivering.
My partner thinks he's trying to have sex with it but I don't. He isn't grinding his crotch on it at all or anything.

TL;DR : is this biting / kneading anything to worry about? Should I stop him or let him do his thing?

https://youtu.be/kusNmLOf5N0
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>>2150650
I had a male cat who did this. He's humping the blanket.
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Humping the blanket.

Say no more.

Hide it.
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>>2150650
Kittens knead their mother to induce milk production. This is not that. The biting is a dead giveaway. Biting the back of the neck is how toms keep a queen docile while mating. Your cat is humping the blanket.

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What the fuck kind of dog is this? My sister found him in the furniture section of craigslist for $25.

Will post more pics if nessecary.
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>>2150594
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>>2150594
Poodle mix who needs a bath?
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>>2150594
>>2150598
Blood soaked Hellhound (look it up)

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Hey /an/ I need your "professional" opinion

>stray cat sometimes shows up at my place and I feed her
>obviously proggo
>gives birth to 4 cute kittens right behind our house, in a small nest of sorts
>check on the kittens from time to time
>notice that one of them often has his tongue sticking out
>laugh it out as him just being a funny cat
>today...
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Vet Ranch
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He might have Downs.

I'm not even kidding. Dogs and cats can have it and one symptom is not closing the mouth properly and having the tongue always hanging out. Get a local shelter to take a look at him and give you an opinion.
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>Feeding unfixed cats
Nigga' what are you doing?
I love cats and all that, but I don't feed them unless they're fixed. Otherwise you're really just contributing to the problem.

I had to fight off a pack of Pitbulls while protecting a baby AMA
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Prove it
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>>2150095
How the fuck do I do that
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>>2150094

I did the same last saturday but it was just 2 of them, now I carry a lead sinker on a piece of paracord.

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my cat got in a fight. heard it could have gotten feline aids, thankfully it didnt.

ive been keeping my cat inside and he's dying to go out

heard about this guard thing that can keep your cat in and stray/neighbor cats out


one concern though

in the tree section in the link below. the guard prevents your cat from climbing up the tree, but couldnt the neighbor cat jump onto the tree if its tall enough and then jump off that into your yard?

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http://catfencein.com/how-cat-fence-works/#
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>>2150082
It seems very unlikely. Cats are not squirrels.
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>>2150087
but if the tree is right by the fence, the guard thing attached on the tree trunk stops the cat from climbing the tree and escaping, but if the tree is tall enough the cat can jump from the fence onto the tree (if the tree is close to the fence) and then climb or jump down into the yard
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>>2150113
So like this?

But yes the fence is supposed to work so that the cat doesn't want to try and jump down to the ground, over the fence. You're thinking that the cat would be still comfortable jumping onto the tree. I'm not so sure about that.

I will shoot them anyway;)
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>>2150048
cowbirds are niggers
never forget
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Cowbirds aren't invasive. Parasites are an important part of the ecosystem.
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>>2150090
This. Anyone who has a problem with them are overly-emotional, anthropomorphizing retards.

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/an/ Do me a favor. When you see an animal in distress, help them.

Stories and experiences are welcome!
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>>2149919

is this your clever way of torturing us after we've been dealing with 'i've found a baby bird! what do I do!?' posts all spring?

if not, carry on
if so, drat!
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>>2149921
No no, saw this little dude walking my dogs. Never moved and called the wildlife rescue and they said they will come get it if I can catch it. Phoenix heat would have killed the poor soul if I had let it be.
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>>2149919
Always do. Especially rats and mice.

The only thing I leave alone is toads/frogs because they're fine.

Been keeping a 4 year old cat alive for 8 months, anything I can spare. We're in a rough spot right now but I'll cook her an egg later. Best groomer I ever met, completely spotless and never greasy or hairy.

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Do you guys get presents "from" you dog or cat or rat or goldfish or other?
Do you give them presents when it's their birthday or on their adoption anniversary? Do you/they write their names on cards? Sign with a paw print or do you write with your left hand so it looks like its from them?
What do you think about those who do?
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I celebrate my pets' birthday usually just by getting them a new toy and a very special treat. Nothing too elaborate.
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the fuck are you talking about.
no. no, what? nonnononnonoo
disgusting
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Nothing wrong with getting a cool treat or new toy as an annual gift for a dog/cat, I'd always get a jumbone or some overpriced shit for my dog as a nice surprise on her birthday. Writing in cards etc... admittedly I included pets in birthday card credits when I was a little kid, or I would do a little drawing of them, but it's a little indefensible to do that as an adult. Now I just Photoshop and shoehorn my cat into meme Moonpig cards instead, which is arguably worse.

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I'm hoping somebody will know what these are... I don't have any pictures because they are so fucking tiny. These little black tiny bugs, I keep finding them around my house. On my legs, on the book I was reading, on the kitchen island. It is just one every so often. They seem too small to even be bed bugs, lice. They leave a black smear and crush impossibly easy and they are hardly bigger than a needle edge, and fast. Not pantry bugs, I have seen those. Not carpet beetles. Smaler than fleas. These look like those little bugs you find in water that's been left...
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Maybe drain flies? I used to get those fuckers every once in a while.
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Need a little more info than that. Maybe a better physical description. But a pic would really help.
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>>2149297

fungus gnats are a fairly common small indoor bug if you have dirt (like potted plants) anywhere.

drain flies, as the other person said, happen too if you're in one of those houses with drains

fruit flies are also a common indoor thing if you have fruit/veggies/fruit juice/etc for them to breed in

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So I was holding our barred owl at a fundraiser earlier today, and while I wasn't answering peoples questions, I discovered I really like the smell of her breath. Kind of an interesting smell, surprisingly not unpleasant at all considering the diet of dead rats and mice. That was literally all I could focus on in between talking to guests.

I don't know how to feel about this.
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Yeah, i always liked the smell of my cat's breath. It turned out that a few teeth were actually rotting. (She's got them pulled and doing well now.) It's bad enough i let my cat get to that state in the first place, but the thought that I enjoyed the smell...damn
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What's owning an owl like?
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>>2149210
Oh, she's not mine. I work at a rehab center, we do presentations for the public once in awhile.

But owls can vary, just like people. The one I mentioned, Lady, has a beautiful personality.

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Im fairly new to taking care of snakes. I have a several month old cornsnake and was recently given a 5 year old because they couldnt take care of it anymore. The folks i got it from told me that he only eats live mice (where as my little one eats thawed pinkies just fine). I feed them sunday mornings and so going and buying a feeder mouse early in the morning is a little inconvenient. how might i go about buying one the night before and keeping it till morning? Are there special arrangements that should be made?
this is the older snake in question.
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That tank there should work fine for keeping mice overnight, and honestly you don't really need much in there. Maybe just cover the bottom with newspaper and throw in a toilet paper roll or two. I wouldn't even worry about food or water. Be prepared for them to shit and piss all over it though.

That being said, it should be easy enough to transition to frozen/thawed, corn snakes are not particularly picky. I would wait a few weeks and then try offering a thawed adult mouse. Use tongs and wiggle it around if you're not already doing that with the younger guy.
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>>2149018
I hope youre not keeping that snake in that tank.
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>>2149048
no no no thats the feeder tank

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