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My parents decided to put down our JRT yesterday. He was in full kidney failure for the last week and refused food and water. We kept him comfortable as long as we could, hoping for a peaceful and natural death, but when he started crying and howling constantly, and staring at walls, and trying to hide under furniture, we couldn’t do it anymore.

One of the hardest days of my life, and I couldn’t make myself go into the vet office. We buried him in one of his favorite places in the back yard.

He was almost 16, so he has been with us most of my life. It’s just too quiet around the house with him gone.
Rip pupper.

I have a ball python who’s about 2 years, and for some reason, any time he’s outside the cage, he doesn’t sit still. I give him plenty of boxes to hide in, make sure he’s warm, and he eats pretty well for the winter. It’s not that he doesn’t like me cuz he crawls on me and checks what I’m doing, and he’s never hissed at me (he bit me once because I was feeding him and his aim was shit, and bit my hand on accident) He’ll make half hour journeys around the house, and I have to babysit him so he doesn’t go into crevices or under the furniture

I just want a lil noodle boi that sits still. Does anyone else’s snakes do this. And how do I get a calm noodle?

Pic related, that’s him
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If you wanted a reptile to "like" you you shouldn't have gotten a snake. They're one of the most base instinctual reptiles there are.
Make sure to give him warm water soaks. Make sure he knows he's a good boy. Find his spot, you'll know when he curls the last 2-3" of his tail up and looks at you or starts curling up your arm.
Most species of snake are completely harmless especially in the pet trade. People very much do have venomous snakes but you generally require a license to have them.
Dogs and cats are far more dangerous than even heavy bodied constrictors imo
Seconding>>2609978 snakes at most will only ever see you as a safe warm spot
If you wanted a reptile more personable a tegu or tortoise would be my suggestion
you sound like you need a tegu

how accurate was this series /an/?
also recommend me more like this, i love prehistoric animal documentaries.
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Its solid, a little too much speculation but its easily the best Paleozoic show ever made.
Here's a definitive list for prehistoric documentaries
>Walking with
Almost everything in the franchise is good. All of it is worth watching, including Prehistoric Park.
>When Dinosaurs Roamed America
>Dinosaur Planet
>Last day of the Dinosaurs
This one is a real diamond in the rough, the animation is of poor quality but the documentary is unique in showing how cataclysmic the K-Pg was. Really good quality facts and narration.
>Sea Monsters: a Prehistoric Adventure

there are some solid cavemen docs too, but they're a little more hit and miss.
Although it’s less of a documentary and more of a movie, Dinotasia is good.
>sea monsters
>prehistoric park
nigel marvin was such a fun presenter
a shame he doesn't do much of these type of documentaries anymore
Nigel Marvin had this bizarre charm where he treated the acting with appropriate levity, yet completely sold that it was real.
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About 25 metres accurate.

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Discuss anything aquarium related here, including inhabitants, decor and issues.
Search engines are 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
-pictures are always helpful

Tank Cycling:
Care Guides:

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there was a hobbyist on faceberg collecting it around his property and selling it for dirt cheap let me see if i can hook you up
dang can't find it. honestly though I use wood from polluted shithole Lake Erie and never had any problems.
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hey /aq/, i've got a ten gallon tank pictured here that i'd like to turn into a freshwater chill zone for my desk, so the fish will hang out like 1 ft away from me. i'm going to buy a bag of white live sand from a craigslister this weekend, my Tetra Whisper PF10 is arriving soon, and i'm going to transfer some brazilian pennywort and small anubias over to this tank from my 40 gallon, including 4 harlequin rasboras my gf got me.
this is what i want for the stock list: 3-4 freshwater bumblebee gobies (might adopt my gf's bumblebee), 1-2 freshwater pea puffers (really want a pair), the 4 harlequin rasboras from my other tank, and two crabs, the LFS (yo's aquarium in Los Angeles) has interesting crabs.

my main focus is feeding the bumblebees and puffers. i have brine shrimp eggs for hatching, gf will loan me her air pump and stone, and frozen bloodworms at the moment. i wanna buy a culture of white worms (micro worms?) and start a self-regenerating colony, which sounds cool to me.
anyways, any suggestions? i'm on a tight budget, but i'm doing the best that i can to avoid overstocking and give the fish plenty of hiding spaces. the way the rocks are arranged now gives the fish four cave tunnels to hide in and plenty of blind spots to find privacy. oh, the other edge of the tank with the lid, a steel screen top, is outside. i tried to take off the faux wood edges with some solvent and a razor, but that wasn't working at all and forcing it seemed likely that i would break the glass.
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flipped it right side up
New thread

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Thoughts on the new(ish) Utahraptor?
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>Nu-Tah Raptor
Looks like a goodest boi
Those are nice and wide laying hips.
The formulas we use to discern dinosaur intelligence don't even accurately predict modern animals intelligence.
Fight to the death, 2-3. They were built to latch on to animals bigger than them

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Specifically cats. I am moving halfway across the country in a few months and will be bringing this guy in tow if I can (mostly contingent on his temperament here). He's two-years-old and exceptionally docile, but hates traveling in cars - mews loudly and pants in a panic. To be fair I've never used a carrier with him (probably my first mistake when transporting) and have seen others do so in airports. Any tips on conditioning him to prepare for this (~7 hour including layover) flight? Any stories of your own experience?

Pic related, it's him kissing a bearded dragon
Call your vet and ask for a mild sedative, like gabapentin. Happens all the time. It'll make the trip much easier on him.

Keeping him with a comfy blanket sprayed with Feliway will also help.
Just looked this up, sounds perfect. "Dr. Danna said the best way to describe the effects is that it makes the patient indifferent. The cat is not fearful, aggressive, anxious or even happy. They just don’t care." Thanks for the advice!

Too many threads on this board are made that don’t have to do with moose attacks.

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goose, geese, meese
they're all gay
you couldnt fight off that many? pussy. also the plural is moosi.
Moose are a cute. I think that a lot of attacks are the result of humans not taking proper precautions around them for that reason.
Would moose kill bear?
I remember hearing about a guy getting arrested for killing his wife, in Europe. Said a moose did it, but no one believed him. Anyone know what happened with that?

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What bugs make for good pets? Do you have a pet bug? I'm mostly interested in something that is easy to find and could be cared for with minimal maintenance.
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Ants are cool but you have to take great care of them.
Bed bugs
Don't bugs transmit microbial parasites?
Do not

DO NOT give these evil fucks any sort of comfort.
Millipedes. They are simple to take care of and when they crawl on you it feels nice. Do your own research for what type you want.

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Hey guys, check out my cat

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La dingina...
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La águila...
La Llorona...
La águila uma delicia
La luz extinguido gets me every time
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La cosa sin terminar...

"Natura naturans"

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cute cute chickies
fluffy fluffy fluffy

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Is this a fluffy thread?
True story?

Duo das bokka...
>having a target sign around your ass

what do they mean by this

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This flying squirrel has been visiting my bird feeder at night for a while. However, last night when he came, instead of eating a bit and leaving, he ate and then just laid down on the seed, and stayed there. He's been lying in the birdseed now for 12 hours straight.

Do you think he's hurt? What should I do? I can see him breathing so he's not dead at least.
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no ;_;
Consider your feeder a squirrel nest.
Just throw him out. Those are bird seeds, not flying squirrel seeds.
Keep him in there for a while, he could be hurt and resting
C did you seriously come running to look at my window after seeing this

My scorpion seems to be pregnant can’t tell how far along or anything but does anyone have experience with this ?
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She does look pregnant you could have another month or two. Mines scales on the back spaced out when it was really ready to pop. They're pregnant for 5-8 months so there's no rush.

They just climb out and onto her back where she raises them for their first two molts.
that's a mean looking scorpion
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this thread baka.

But she could be gravid, idk.
She could also be molting, when did you get her and has she had contact with other scorpions?
My asian forest scorp looked similar in premolt, but then evened out after.
Most female scorps get brought into the pet trade pregnant. The petsmart down the road from my house seems to have an endless supply of the things. I've actually listened to them debate whether or not they're allowed to sell the young in the event that a birthing occurs because it's so frequent.
I can tell you one thing:
that bedding is not suitable for your scorpion

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