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This is my puppy Mason. He's German Shepherd, Husky, and Shar-pei.
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>>2324879
Well he's walked everyday, and we live near the local library and city hall. So he see people everyday that way. He's curious and does just fine antill they try to touch him. Up untill that point it's okay. He'll smell their hands and everything.
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>>2324883
He needs to interact with them and have positive experiences. Just seeing them isn't enough. Do more research into socialization or you'll end up with a large dog who's fear aggressive towards strangers.
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>>2324835
I miss this meme, I feel like I never see it anymore
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>>2324710
Mutt*
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>>2324883
Bring treats and have the strangers give them to him. My dog is the same way with white strangers. He loves black strangers though even though we are white. We think his old owners who abused him were white

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PITBULLS: Misunderstood breed or genetically and inexorably predispositioned to hyper aggression?
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I've got a pitbull who was bred to go pigging with and she's literally the nicest dog I've ever had. She's never bit me or anyone and he only fault is that she doesn't know how big she is. I think it's mainly the owners who don't know how to look after a dog.
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>>2323509
>she

female pits are generally way better and less stupidly aggro than males
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>>2319352

literal niggers
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>>2323509
I'll take a shot here and say it's because you aren't a shit owner, you train your dog, and you make sure she isn't bored.
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They're no more dangerous than Akitas or Chow Chows. If you're afraid of them you're probably a bitch

Previous Thread: >>2320693

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 (include dimensions, not just volume)
-parameters (ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, pH, GH, KH)
-any and all inhabitants + how long you've had them

Links:
Care Guides:
>http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/fresh.htm

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>>2324974
They are carnivores/insectivores. Mosquito larva is yummy.
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>>2324976
Dude, I do freakin love him. Like, this little guy is awesome, I really didn't think fish could be this interactive.

I think what I'm going to do is get two ten gallons and make one a shrimp tank, one tank for him, and I am going to give this set up to a friend who has a betta in a small half gallon vase. She loves that little fish, but she's done zero research and her house is freezing. But I also know she isn't the type to take an actual tank because it won't look good, so I think she'll like how this look and transfer him over.

Poor think won't even eat half the time, and I've tried convincing her to do stuff without crossing the social line and being rude. But I think I can get her to do more if I just give her 'gifts'. I'll bring some bloodworms and cherry shrimp over and disguise it as a gift, or some new plants or toys once in a while. I'll think she'll get more into it too once she sees him moving around more and being more interactive.
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>>2324946
I've had hornwort before. That's a beautiful plant, I loved how it looked, but I couldn't stand how messy it was. So many needles everywhere
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>>2324979
Ok..that scared me lol
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>>2324873
CUTE

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Having trouble bonding two rabbits. One (call it bun A) was being submissive up to now when it started humping the supposed dominant bun (bun B).

After separation we noticed the top of the two scraps of fur, having a small sliver of flesh. It was very concerning and we scowered for the wound on bun A (the only one with white) and could not find anything. Not only that, bun A acted just fine.

Another fight happened after bun A escaped her pen and humped bun B again. Floating in the water dish was the significantly more concerning hunk of flesh in the picture. Again, searched long and hard and cannot find an injury on either rabbit, and both are acting normal. I really want to find the wound but bun A will not hold still long enough for a really thorough exam.

I used a square of toilet paper and rubbed her down and still no spots of blood or any cries from touching an injury. Is this hunk of flesh worrying enough to go to the vet to assess the damage? Any advice would be helpful.
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>>2324604
If you can't find the wound, then yes, take it to a vet.
Are your rabbits spayed?
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>>2324892
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>>2324929
My bad. Both are unspayed. Bun A has not reached sexual maturity yet.
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>>2324930
Well, there's your problem.
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I hope you already took your buns to the vet. If you're a poorfag, then see if there are any places that at least offer free first check up or something.

and keep them in separate room. don't mix them until they are fixed

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"Here's my cat/dog, his name is Kylo."
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>>2324424
Hi mom!
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>>2324439
Plenty of guy names suck, quit cherrypicking, Josh Kevinson

t. opinions
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What are sicc cunt names for pets
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>>2324311
As in Chris Jericho? Lol my buddy named his dog Ryder
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>>2324943
Toby
Gabe
Jazz

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I want to donate to a charity which defends animals and preserves their rights, but the big one everyone knows about is Peta, and everyone knows Peta is... fucking awful.

Does /an/ have any charities it approves of, non-corrupt, which don't kill fucking at least 73 percent of its rescued animals yearly?
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>>2323957
>PETA is for pit bull dog bans
that's a good thing
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>>2323960
Wtf I love PETA now
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PETAs for Faggots ! I just donate to my local animal shelter. Then I go and torture and kill small animals.
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>>2322773
underatted
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Don't donate to aspca, donate to your local scpa instead. aspca doesn't have direct ties to the vast majority of local scpa and they mostly give out funds in the form of grants, which are not guaranteed and most places don't get them.

Well, I guess you can donate to the aspca if you really want the money to go to them. although do know that the money isn't guaranteed to benefit any animals outside of NYC.

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post retarded dogs
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>>2323728
She's perfect.
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>>2323240
dude i think your dog has autism
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2 years old, neutered, He goes under my blanket and positions his body overtop of my arm and clamps on hard with his teeth. The only way to get him to let go is to stick my fingers in his mouth and pry it open(which causes him to make weird noises in protest). Also he alternates moving each back leg onto the arm then lowering it.
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>>2324881
>t. worthless shitskin
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>>2324796
never change /an/
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>>2324900
It's t. not
>t.
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>>2324713
>2 years old, neutered,
And you wonder why he hates you?
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>>2324881
Thiss

Post snakes.
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>>2323384
They have one for sale a few miles from me in an exotic reptile shop (England). It's such a stunning animal but you need a license to keep it obviously.

They also have a Mangrove snake in a vivarium on the counter which is also beautiful, an alligator for £2000 which has a turtle in its enclosure. Pretty cool.
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>>2324888
>you need a license to keep it obviously.
>you need a license to keep it legally.

I've met a couple convicted felons in the US that keep gaboons/rhinos. Only need a license if you get caught. You're way more likely to get killed than caught.
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>>2322293
evolution isn't real... In the beginning, GOD created the heavens and the earth, then on day 6, he created land animals. Its really not hard to understand.
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>>2324007
this pic always throws me off because of how the snake is supporting almost its entire body with just that bit of its side up on the branch

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Cownose rays are cute.
CUTE!
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Fish is shit
SHIT
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>>2323305
you shut your fuck
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>>2323305
U mad?
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>>2323305
why are mammaltards so aggressive towards ectotherms?
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>>2324786
We trusted the reptilians, and don't want to make the same mistake twice

Can we get a /comfy/ nature thread?

Wallpapers and animals pics accepted
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Post birds that look like dinosaurs.
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My mom sent me this picture today
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*teleports behind you*
"pshh... nothin personal... kid..."
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Great Grey Wolf Sif
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me: nobody has to get owned today. please, please put down the sword and step back
2 year old dog: Fuck oyu

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Has /an/ ever put down a pet?

I have a cat thats about 21 years old. She lost a ton of weight and looks very raggedy. She lost both front canines and can no longer groom herself properly. Shes starting to step in her own shit in the kitty litter and is trekking it in the house.

I've thought about maybe putting her down but my mom is against the idea.

Thoughts?
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>>2324527
nope, indoor. She only went outdoors to sun bathe in the back yard or just to hang out really.
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>>2324697
into the trash it goes
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>>2324042

Not long after I graduated from college, my dog had bladder stones that made it hard for him to pee and when he did there was blood. We took him to the vet and they managed to clear his bladder but a few months later I noticed he was struggling to pee again. Eventually blood. We took him back to the vet and, in the course of a month, a malignant tumor developed in his bladder.

I'll never forget the numbness when my dad showed me an xray of his bladder with this large mass in it. They took a piece of the mass to test and, not long after the xray, it was proven to be malignant. My parents and I knew the day would come when he would be put down but he lasted a year before it became obvious the pain pills and whatever pill it was that could shrink the mass wouldn't work anymore. His bladder was near entirely swallowed by this mass and, just a few days after the 4th of July, we took him to the vet.

It remains one of the hardest choices I've dealt with and I continue to second guess myself. How do you kill something that still has such a zest for life? Something that helped you through some of the worst of your life? I try to justify that he was suffering and that it was worse to keep him alive, but they're just words when I remember holding him as the vet shot him up with pentobarbital. The last gasp of breath before he slumped in my arms, the death rattle of his body expelling remaining air, the far off stare as he lay on his side.
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>>2324697

Cremated by dog through a service. I have his urn close by.

>>2310877

/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
>use a thermostat
>read all the caresheets

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>>2324746
Squeaking can mean several things.

Does it ever show body language like tail waving, puffing out? Any other noises like puffing and growling? Gaping or lunging?
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>>2324826

I've never noticed tail waving. I'm not sure what constitutes "puffing out." There hasn't been any growling or attempts to bite me. It does open its mouth wide like it's prepared to bite, but it never does.
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>>2324827
Well I mean that's pretty universal gecko language for "something is freaking me out"
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>>2324827
Open mouth, also known as gaping, is a defensive/aggressive posture. Your gecko is just upset you're picking it up out of your hair.
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>>2324746
Like the other anons said, it's a sign that your gecko is getting freaked out by you grabbing it. Some animals are just a bit more skittish than others. The best way to deal with the situation is just to keep handling the problem gecko until it starts to get used to you handling it. It'll probably warm up to you sooner or later, but it might take a bit of patience.



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