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Yesterday, I spotted a tick on my cat's neck which was bigger than the size of a pea, so it has been sucking on her for two to three days. I removed it with a pincette, yet the skin area at the spot five hours later was so swollen that I thought that there's another tick at first.

Is this normal? When I remove a tick from my skin, it's nowhere near as swollen, disregarding of whether I get borreliosis, which I got.

Is this a peculiarity of cat skin or should I go to a pet doctor asap?
I don't want to visit pet doctors unless it's really necessary.
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here, you may get a glimpse of the bite mark, but you will not get a sense of the bulge it left.
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How about you go to the vet instead of asking 4chan, you dumb fuck
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The head or part of it are probably in there and the cat's body is trying to get rid of it.
Just keep an eye on it that it doesn't become ulcerated.

>>2342133
>going to the vet for stupid shit.
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>>2342085
Unsure if horribly deformed or nigger.
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>>2342135
>not going to the vet so they remove the head and give you some cream so it doesn't get infected
Nigga have you seen how some cats' immune systems react to simple mosquito bites? OP better take him to the vet

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Hey /an/ I woke up and I suddenly noticed that my office has a swarm of these insects. I'm wondering if you know what they are.

Myrmecology, Formicarium, and Caring for Ants Thread

Do you have an ant colony?
Did you DIY your own Formicarium or buy it?
Did you buy a queen or catch one locally?
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guys, tell me I am not the only one person who keeps ants and sometimes enjoys to kill his time by looking at other people's ant livestreams
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>>2341914

I think its fine. You are blessed with passion and something that inspires it. Who knows where it will lead or what you might get from it.
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I have kept ants for a few years now. It's a fascinating hobby. I love going out and collecting specimens and bringing them back for identification. I can ID all the native genus in my state and have many of them pinned for reference.
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I got starting Colony of Camponotus Ligniperdus last week. They are still pretty dormant, considering they just woke up from the winter period.
The Colony has 1 Queen, 7 Workers (3 Minor, 4 Major) 1 pupa and arround 15 eggs.
cant wait for more ants to develope. Is a pretty chill hobby.
At the moment they are still living in a test tube.
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>>2342140
How long do ants remain in the test tube?
I want to catch my first queen this year but still looking up how to DIY the living space.

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What is the scariest doggo?
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>>2341080
duh
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>>2341088
That's a little like saying that you don't know dangerous people, only dangerous parents. Dangerous parents make dangerous children who grow up to be dangerous adults. Dangerous owners make dangerous dogs who grow up to be the kind of dog who might bite without provocation.

Why do all dogs like butt scratches?
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>>2341887
HARDER DADDY
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>>2341887
I used to do this to my roommates cat all the time but with just hands; he loved it. Then when a friend had his little pupper over, I tried doing the same thing with it but even gentler, and the pupper freaked out and pissed itself and another roommates pupper got angry with me.
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When I give my dog butt pats or stroke his back, his hindquarters slowly sink toward the ground. He doesn't seem to have any control over it, sometimes he'll try to walk forward or something and his hind end won't cooperate. Is my doggo broken?
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>>2342137
I think your dog has aufism
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>>2342139
he doesnt REEEEEEE at human contact

Does anyone know what kind of egg this is? For the life of me I can't tell.

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This thread is for the discussion of tarantulas and other invertebrates.

Come here with your questions, your invert buddies, your hopes, and your dreams

previous thread:
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>>2339214
>Painted pointy nails
Not sure if femanon or trapanon
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>>2341918
What the hell dude, that's absolutely not a mantidfly.
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>>2341798
My pothead friend's rose hair likes chewing on wool sweaters. She'll go crazy if she climbs up your arm and feels one
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>>2341918
No it's not.

http://eol.org/pages/3019778/overview
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>>2341579
I think they're cute and/or pretty, and I enjoy watching them do spider things like spin webs and make burrows. It's interesting to watch them change with each molt. I do have an affection for them, but I don't handle mine since I know they wouldn't enjoy it. I have dogs to satisfy my pet needs.

>>2341591
Daaamn, is that a Pterinopelma sazimai?

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Hi guys,

I need some help. I'm taking on responsibility for a 6 week old puppy with weak back legs that is almost half the size of his litter mates. If I don't take him in he will likely die but I don't know the first thing about taking care of young puppies.

Any help, advice on how to strengthen his back legs? Can diet and exercise help?
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>>2338972

>unironically living in Japan

Why would anyone do this?
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>>2338348
>puppy kibble
>half of a raw egg per meal in the kibble
>once a day add a small scoop of lactose free yoghurt

That should help. The egg helps with protein and the yoghurt helps with the bacteria in her stomach

God speed anon.
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>>2341193
>Yogurt
Seconded. Not a lot but antibiotics also fuck up stomach bacteria you need. Yogurt has bacteria, it will help it.
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plz update
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You're a good man, OP

i hate cats a lot for a variety of reasons and can't stand to be near them

how do i deal with this since every pleb on this planet feels the need to share their life with one?
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>>2342087
that is easily the most autistic thing I've read in this thread, and I mean that in a clinical "you seriously sound like you suffer from ASD" sense of the word not the 4chan meme buzzword sense of the word.

seek help anon
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>>2342094
Yeah yeah eye yeh you got mad because you like cats. But sadly no I am not autistic I just sound smart and that scares plebs but I got ya.

I can smell the "my cat is my bestfriend plz shut up" odor from here anon.

It smells like piss.
Cat Piss.
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>>2342030

Kill their cat, and inform them it's for the best.
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>>2342034

Did you post your lagomorph in the lag thread? Cause you should do that, lagfag.
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>>2342097
>no I am not autistic I just sound smart and that scares plebs
I haven't had a good laugh in a while thanks

My mom's getting a dog, a Yorkshire Terrier. She also spends ten hours a day at home, eight of which are asleep.

So guess who will be expected to come over every day to take care of her? I'll give you a hint, his name is OP.

What am I in for? How bad are these guys to care for?
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>>2342092
They are really easy to care. You will like it OP
But they get really bitter without socialization. NOT good with kids or really old people


As a pup. You have to be careful not to step on them
Every yorkie I know is extremely aware of feet because as a pup they always got hurt by them (not on purpose though)
They don't need lots of excercise and are really easy to train
Smart kind of dog not stupid.
Good companions.
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If you treat a yorkie like any dog... socialize it right, exercise, give it training and mental stimulation... they can be charming little dogs.

Our cat is normally lazy, likes to lie on her back when sleeping, and meows a lot all the time, be it because she wants food, want to be pet, etc.

But since 2 days she hardly ever meows, most sits like the cat on the picture and doesn't really lie on her back, and generally seems more lethargic than usual.
She still eats normally, enjoyd being pet, poops normally and doesn't seem to have any spot that hurts when being touched.

We'll be going to the vet if she's still this lethargic on Monday.
Should we be worried? What could have caused this sudden change in behavior?
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>>2342090
She's almost 9.
We only have her for a year, but ever since we got her, she is allowed to go outside (mainly roam around in our garden) on a lash. She seems happy with that and usually meows when she wants to go outside. She doesn't do that as well right now.
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>>2342100
Why don't you drop the leash?
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>>2342104
She's really curious.
The one time we let her roam around without leash she went right into the neighbor's cellar.
She also grew up as indoor only cat.
So we're really worried she might not be wary enough of dangers or run into some house and get trapped.
But she doesn't mind the leash so it's not really a problem.


Back to her being lethargic, I tried feeling her up some more, and it seems like her lower back, around the base of her tail hurts.
She meows when I massage her or apply pressure to there.
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Ok guys. I just tried feeling around a bit back there and she meowed really sadly. And then I saw a bit of blood.
I got an appointment at the vet in an hour.
Fuck.
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And back from the vet.

Reporting back in case anyone is interested:
Our cat got fucking bit by another cat, right next to her ass.
She grew up as single cat so she can't get along with other cats.
I guess my mom didn't pay attention when she was outside (with a leash!), and she fucking got bit.

Oh well, at least it isn't anything serious.

My cat does this weird thing. He would meow to get my attention, then go over to his food and water then start eating in front of me, im not sure why he does this. He does it all the time, do some cats like company when they eat?
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Also its not like his food or water is bad or anything, he just sometimes wants my attention while eating
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Cats love to command you around for no fucking reason at all.
That's also why cat owners are total cucks
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He's a very chill lil gato, and isnt really bossy or annoying. He loves attention too, its just the food thing i find odd. He cant possibly just want me to watch him eat right?
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>>2342110
My cat does this too. I theorized that they want you to see them eat so you give them more or different food. I don't think you should worry though. As long as you ration a fine amount of food for it you should be fine. They beg for food even if they're not hungry.

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If just one of these was alive right now, would it live until death or would it be possible for it to be killed by a non-human predator?
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>>2341051
>No matter the size of the aimal, Orcas can take it down.
Bull sperm whales say hi.
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>>2341061
Whales aren't a threat to Orcas, they have no reason to hunt whales since they can get smaller prey and waste less energy. But if a carnivore large than them was around the story would be diferent, they would adapt out of necessity. Orcas hunt great white sharks for example, in a 1 vs 1 fight between them the GWS certainly can win but they have no chace against a pond of Orcas.
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>>2341074
>folded 100,000 times
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Orcas vs Godzilla
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>>2341074
>whales aren't a threat to Orcas

The "apex predator" of the world's oceans is an adult bull sperm whale. Solitary hunters, they are known to intervene to save other whales from entire pods of Orcas. Unlike Orcas, they're also recorded as having destroyed human whaling ships on at least two occasions.

Orcas are impressive and large pack hunting predators, but they aren't oceanic superman.

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animu edition

previous >>2330013

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

>kingsnake.com
>faunaclassifieds.com
>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

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>>2341947
I'm a little jealous of this land of frequently seen wild herps. Up here in Canada there are very few native species. They exist, I have read, but I've never seen any in the wild except for a couple tiny little frogs at summer camp when i was in elementary school. I have read it's possible to find garter snakes in the local parks in my city in summer but have never spotted them.
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These recent posts about anoles got me thinking about some of my spare tanks.
How do they do as pets? Are they interesting animals to watch? I got a spare 10 gallon lying around, but I wouldn't be opposed to buying a new encloser.
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>>2342057
I have 2 brown and green females sharing an exo terra unit

The brown is a bit shy but the green is not afraid at all and will snatch crickets out of my fingers. Really voracious eater that comes bolting out of its hide when i clank the feeding tongs together/open the csge door
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>>2342057
>10 gallon
too small

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We don't have this yet right? A thread about posting pics of pet rats.

the one in the photo is called Coco.
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>>2340592
I can try to get one. Would mites leave everywhere else untouched? Feet/ears/etc are fine.
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>>2317938
Shes beautiful
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>>2340529
>>2340606
Mites, only go for tails, easy to treat with a single shot from your vet
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>>2342121
sleep tight ratto
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>>2342123
You too mahn



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