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Cute little critter lives to see another day:

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Fuck orcas. Glad theyre in tanks desu.
I wonder who's behind this post
>humans rescue prey from orcas
>humans steal fish from orcas
>humans lock up orcas just to ogle them
One day Orcas are going to rise up and fuck our shit
Fuck your video you already have enough views
>imblying i'm scared of something that has no legs

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I study snakes. Ask me anything pertaining to pet snake care, wild snakes in your area, identification, hot (venomous) snakes, etc.
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Las Vegas.
You can have a tiger or babboon or cobra or god knows what.
Every once in awhile you'll get something like a news report of a white tiger that escaped and is walking down the road.
Some lady had a pair of (orangutans?) That kept escaping. Police had to shoot one- lady told them to because it wasn't tame.

Never makes national news, always stays local.
Saw a nice e 5+ foot albino diamondback rattler n the pet store I go to, $499.

Hell, guy in the shop next to me at work has a sidewinder in his office that he found out in the dunes.
I've been looking at schools for the biology program, going for an education minor to teach highschool.
Currently looking at both University of Pittsburgh and Penn State University. Any dealings with either of them, or opinions?
Well my faith in humanity just took a hard hit to the kidneys.

Sadly I don't have opinions on either. Wish I could be more help! Talk to some of the grad students if possible, and start looking at some of the individual professors' published articles in the last 5-6 years. If you can, ferret out a research grunt position as quickly as possible, and hang onto it.
Thanks, anon! Also, if it makes you feel any better, a couple years back they actually did a bunch of new wildlife laws. I can't recall them all, but for herps, you can't own a venomous herp or a snake over 15ft without a permit.
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I really am not a fan of private collectors having venomous snakes. Most of them don't keep them in secure enough enclosures, or have a safe room dedicated to them, or a plan in place in case one escapes. Viperkeeper on youtube is an exception, but he was taught by some of the best people in the industry, and is pretty responsible. I don't agree with his cohabitation, but that's about where Viperkeeper and I disagree.

As for large snakes, Im torn. On one hand, I've rescued enough large snakes to support having a permit before buying one. On the other hand, it's incredibly hard to GET a permit as a responsible keeper, which just forces the practice underground.

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Hello /an/ons, here is my new tank set for a Trachemys turtle. The turtle topper is home made. Do you like it? Also, general discussion about turtles.
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He is beautiful; the carapace especially is incredible.

The level of melanin would suggest an older turtle, perhaps 10 years old or so. He does not appear overweight.

Since he appears to be on the older side, I would advise investigating a quality herbivorous diet (water hyacinth, etc) and supplementing it with Mazuri pellet food.

You can treat him to shrimp, fish, or insects, but don't let it become routine.
Thanks for the info
Maybe I'll wait a bit and save up for a bigger tank just to be safe
I hope so too. Yes you are probably right, he pooped the following day I found him and the poop was very dry and had a a human hair in it, absolutely horrible. I can't imagine what they were feeding him, or rather not.
Hi, I've got a question:

Are turtles sensitive to loud music? Like it could harm them or make them feel uncomfortable?

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I know the males are venomous I just want cuddles.
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Too cute to be smug
Don't you die on me you smug bastard.
>Still liking Golem
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Animal Mourning Thread

How do you guys deal with the passing of a pet?
My 4 year old white bellied clique died in the night and I don't know what to do with myself.

Any tips on funeral pyre construction? She was fierce in life, she should be fierce in death.
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I know that there are places that cremate pets for sure. I just don't think that's the norm, maybe it's just where I live.
A good option (the most natural and eco-friendly one) is just to give it's body back to nature.
Find a wild, secluded and beautiful spot, like under a big tree or in a flower bed. Lay the pet's body there, uncovered, or perhaps cover it with leaves, flowers, bark, whatever natural things you enjoy. As long as it's away from humans (think, in a natural reserve or similar) it shouldn't bother anyone.
If you want, you can take a small memento, say a small tuft of fur or a feather or two. I have a tiny bit of my first dog's fur in a gold locket.

By giving it's body a "natural burial" as I call it, you're basically giving it back to the ecosystem. And it will provide nourishment to thousands, maybe millions of other animals, from scavengers to microscopic critters. No matter how tiny the pet, nature will make use of it, and it's death won't be meaningless.

The only exception to this should be animals that had unnatural parts (metal implants, etc) or where on heavy or long-term medication prior to passing, as it WILL do harm to the ecosystem. Then I suggest cremation.
You should seriously tell your mother what a piece of shit she is. Buying living creatures for their own enjoyment and not propelry taking care of themselves is just horrible.

They are caged, they have nowhere to run and are being abused. Help the remaining one and get him/her another buddy. That's the best you can do for this bird.
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It should go in this

I know she's a bad owner but most bird owners I know seem to be. People who play with their birds are a minority.

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previous thread >>2185579

/herp/ reptile classifieds for finding breeders of various scaled and sundry creatures

>reptilescanada.com (Canadian breeders)
>Also check to see if there are any annual reptile shows/expos in your area as these are good places to find good animals from good breeders at partial discount

/herp/ officially official all purpose care sheet of wonder and magic

>sand a shit
>use a thermostat
>read all the caresheets
>set up your tank before you get your herp

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my female beardie juvinle is digging on her tiles and everytime i look at her, she looks back at me, and keeps digging
there's your problem

tiles are the greatest son.

i'm not complaining, i just think it's adorable
I use kale normally. They eat that shit up like there is no tomorrow.

Dubias will be healthier, but they will try to burrow as soon as you drop them in there. Dusted crickets are perfectly acceptable. Coconut fiber is going to be better. You can use unfertilized soil, but the coconut fiber is designed to hold mositure really well, which pacmans appreicate a lot.

Beardies are so derpy, I love them. She's trying to burrow, but I don't think she's going to get very far.
thanks for the info mate. trying to decide between a pacman or a hognose snake.

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Hey, /an/,
Long story short my cat was about to jump up on to the oven while it was on. He would've burnt himself pretty badly but I got lucky and caught him by the nape mid-flight. I cradled him, set him down immediately, he hissed and ran off.
Unfortunately, he didn't understand my good intentions and is pretty pissed at me. Won't even come out to eat when I'm there, just stares at me from across the house or runs away.
What do, /an/? It's been a week of this.
inb4 new cat, euthanize, rehome

I've had him almost 2 years since he was a kit. Don't want to lose him :[
Don't feed him for 2 days. On the third day, feed him, but stand right next to his bowl
Get a pet that actually likes you. This is the perfect example of cats being unable to form emotional bonds with humans.
Your cat's not angry at you, it's freaked out. Cats are prey animals and you just did, from its point of view, a really scary predator thing at a moment when it's most vulnerable. Be quiet around your cat, do soft blinks, don't do anything particularly threatening, offer treats if you can, talk in a soft voice, and so on.

If you feel up to it, do non-predator-things like act startled and skulk away from your cat if you see it about to do the same to. Look behind you as you do tha and stop if your stops to look at you running away like a coward: it's those moments when your cat's wondering if you're that scary after all if you're scared too and might come around. You can get some timid outdoor cats to approach you this way too if you're lucky. Don't ask me how I know that.
This is bullshit. My cat was aggressively protective of me the third day I had her. It just depends on their personality, cats are very diverse this way. Some are just jerks, can't hold it against them.

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Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread.

Old thread hit bumplock.
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Mine is playful (what kitten isn't!) and so is the new kitty. I'm gonna go look at him tomorrow :)

The whole point of getting another is for her to be less bored so she stops begging to go out, so I hope they'll like each other.
Fel-d-1 is the allergy causing protein. Like anon said, some cats produce more, and some produce less, but there is no breed that is proven hypoallergenic. Which means if a breeder is telling you their breed is hypoallergenic, turn and run. They are either uneducated about their own breeds or are lying. I think only Siberians have had some regularity in lower FelD1 but i was a sample of 60, done by a Siberian breeder, and some cats still produced more than average.

I think your best bet is getting a cat from a foster home or from CL where you can visit the home, preferably one cat Household. The house should be covered with hair so you'll be able to assess how allergic you are and figure out if you can handle it.
I'm an adoption counselor! It's hard to tell what every shelter wants. Where I worked it changed hands, so first it was 'we want the best home' and then changed to 'get this fucking dog off our property any way you can'.

Fit in there that you aren't biased, that you would fit in there all the information you can about the animal and help potential adopters in any way they can to find their perfect pet. If the people don't seem to be the right fit for the dog/cat, keep looking at other pets. If they seem unknowledgeable, teach them! If they are stubborn about something, like why you shouldn't leave a dog outside or some, explain it. Everyone has the potential to be a good pet owner, and they will be relying on you for a lot of information

But chances are the shelter is probably really desperate and as long as you say you don't abuse dogs, you'll probably get it. If you want reading material, Google ASPCA blog open adoption.
Tell her her perfume is so bad that a dog, that eats shit and rolls in carcasses, doesn't approve of it. Or set the dog in another part of the house far away from her stench

There is a plethora of reasons for litter box problems. But sure, start with that. Sometimes cats feel more vulnerable when shitting than pissing, so keep that in mind too
Thanks for the tips, I really appreciate it! I've done for some research so I know what the shelter's mission statement, history, etc are so I'm def gonna try to squeeze in how i plan to continue that

Pet rats are the best pets.
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Does anyone know where I can get shelves/ramps for a cage? The clips on my shelves broke and I'm worried that if one of my rats jumps on the shelf hard enough it will fall and the rats might injure themselves. The fabric on the ramps are getting torn so I want some of those since I'm looking for new shelves anyway

Open to diy ideas too, but I want to avoid wood.
Charcoal is perfectly edible. I'm not sure that it would increase their life expectancy though.

Here's some ideas: http://www.goosemoose.com/rfc/index.php?topic=4102613.0
Fast response! Thanks for the link. Have plenty of ideas now.

I love the brand of dog treats they are. Not at home right now, but I think it's called "Bocces". Their favorite is the blueberry. Oat flour, blueberries, honey and peanut butter.
nice evil trips!

those treats sound delicious, I bet they love them.
The "apple cobbler" smells good enough to eat. Oat flour, apples, honey and cinnamon. And they have bacon and cheese.

The charcoal is for Halloween. I think there was a s'mores flavor but I can't remember the ingredients.

My co-workers think it's crazy to buy dog treats for rats, but all the "rat treats" are too sugary, imo.

seals are the funniest-looking animals ever

post pics of seals looking ridiculous
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In my language they are actually called "see dogs" (Seehund)
More like fucking penguins
Many languages have this, including Korean
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Not surprising at all

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Can we have a non-dino prehistoric animal thread? Please?
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Why does no one talk about these guys?
because no one is secure if that guys were animals or not, by example most of them didn't had a bilateral symmetry
not him but
>not breaking any rules by expressing opinion
>board where naked animals are posted
>not using tomorrow
But that's what makes them cool.
But there are plenty of animals that don't have bilateral symmetry.

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Hey /an/ I need some advice.

Basically I have this cat who gave birth to some kittens, I let her stay inside with them for a little while now as the kittens are extremely active and love to walk around, explore and play. These cats are meant to stay outside, the only reason I let them come in was because my grandmother was afraid the momma cat was going to carry them beyond the house (and die as this cat had a tendency to carry them somewhere where no one would find them, and eventually we would find them dead).

Basically I have been extremely patient and the kittens seem to love walking around the front yard and are calm. The momma cat is very anxious and constantly looking around, running meowing and then darting back to the door. She wants to go inside and when I open the door she just sprints throughout the house meowing. Doesn't she understand that her kittens are out there? I mean she sees them and licks them. I don't know how to make her stop, so I put the kittens back inside and she seems to have calmed down. What the hell do I do?
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dumb nigger
Give them to me!!
Srsly tho, where do you live?

>outside only cat
>also had kittens

........Is she your cat or a stray? If she is yours, wait until they are 3 months old then sell them. Go get your cat spayed and preferably keep her inside.

I can't sell them, I'm from a third world country where cats and dogs are strays everywhere lmao. No one would want them.

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Which species do you think would be the most likely to develop levels of consciousness similar to ours? Which ones would you like to become sentient?
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Eusocial creatures with a hivemind that could resemble our consciousness would be cool.
I'm afraid they could actually outperform us in virtue of having a hivemind
They would outperform us in terms of productivity no doubt.

In terms of creativity not so much though.
of course, I'm talking in terms of pure survival/adaptability

I feel like in terms of creativity we'd fall behind birds though
Chimps. Gorillas. Orangutans.
In that order.

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Can we get some pics of our animal bros looking naturaly cute in their sleep?
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aww look at the big paddle paws!
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when our current pack alpha was a baby.
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How. How is this comfortable.

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- Malawi Edition -

Continued from >>2194011

Discuss anything aquarium related here, including inhabitants, decor and issues.

Google is your friend.
Feel free to ask questions but know that there are a lot of resources out there that could answer your question a lot faster and accurately than /an/.

Make sure to include these things in your post before asking because we can't help you if we don't have the full picture:
-tank size
-any and all inhabitants + how long you've had them

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It's okay but other plants will suffer.
Would anyone buy this for a floating plant? Ivy leaf duckweed. Doesn't take over as bad as regular duckweed.
It's pretty, I would buy it if it wasn't ridiculously priced. I think it depends on how much you charge.

:(( I'll go back to anon sometime...
If I can cultivate at a fast rate I wouldn't charge much. It's very rare in the aquarium trade. Maybe I'll take it to a lfs and test it out how well it sells
Thanks! And I am doing well, just some mental health issues, but my new meds are helping a lot. Currently I have just have three amano shrimps and three cherry shrimps. Right now they are getting along well, but I am keeping an eye on them. I plan to add ~6 red minor tetras first, and then a couple weeks after that I am going to add 2 blue ram cichlids. I was hesitant on the rams, but from what I've looked up, they will do fine with the others. It was either that or a single male betta, and I fell in love with the blue rams.

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