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ITT; species that are extinct or endangered where domestic cats are or are believed to be directly related to their decline.

Pic related, critically endangered Grenandines Clawed Gecko
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>posts a bunch of threatened species
>zero proof that cats are the reason for their status
No one mentioned this one. I’m surprised.

Also The kakpo is critically endangered
If anything, this just proves that those are inferior animals. It's just a weeding out of the weak as those who can deal with cats survive and those who can't no longer get a free ride.
The common name is right there, anon, if you needed proof you obviously have access to the internet to find it. Takes about half a minute to google.
Wow, I never realized it only took a year to go extinct. Sounds like the place became like Japan’s cat island after awhile.

So how difficult is it to train an iguana to use the toilet?
I've seen tons of videos of iguanas mounting toilets, do their business and then hop off
Any iguana enthusiasts on here confirm?
Pic kinda related
I dont know about toileta but I trained mine to only use the bathroom while in water by placing him in the tub with shallow warm water in it every day a little while before I fed him
Now I just keep a plastic bin with water in his cage that he goes in freely since hes larger and will sometimes decide to not go for 2 or sometimes 3 days at a time
And ive caught him being lazy and just hanging his ass above it by 3 feet on a branch and letting it fall in a couple times
Toilet training an animal doesn't seem feasible unless they have an instinct to defecate at a designated spot away from the place they reside.
which iguanas tend to do even in large outdoor enclosures they tend to find a single spot to do it
What happens if it falls in? I can't imagine it would be able to pull itself out of such a smooth porcelain surface.
>iguana sized bathtub
Why would it want to get out?

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>>Hear the doctor say "You're getting well soon!"
>>"Hey, thanks, moit..."
>>The doctor is a lyrebird

The whole post made me laugh but this part gave me chills. Sinister things disguised as normal human being are literally my worst recurring nightmare.
I can't really blame you for forgetting they exist but those are from New Zealand.
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>Hear the doctor say "You're getting well soon!"
>"Hey, thanks, moit..."
holy shit
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Add kit fox
>just an uglier version of the fennec.

post baby animal pics ITT
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this is my cat before she grew up to be the fucking antichrist
>mAh hart
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Hey /an/, need your advice.

I lost my pet a few days ago and it's been found at the vet.

But, the pet was low value and I'm sure that the cost of picking him up would be greater than what I paid for him.

I'm fond of this animal, but I have half a mind to not claim it.

Does anyone know how much vets charge for housing birds for a few days?

What happens if I ask for the cost of picking it up over the phone and I don't do it?
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You need to go get your animal, you fucking idiot. You bought it in the first place, it's your responsibility to take care of it. It's probably really unhappy and scared at the vets anyway, there's going to be lots of dogs barking around it and lots of other noises and smells it's not used to. If you don't want to take care of it properly, go pick it up and find someone who will take care of it.

What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I’m the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Corps and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking dead, kiddo.
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I once had a run in with a lost pet, allow me to elaborate.

>be me
>not so long ago
>have bicycle with flat tyre
>need to pump tyre up using standard cycle pump
>take cycle outside just past front door since live in upstair apartment and have no space in hallway
>begin pumping tyre
>pump makes this kinda "pssshh pssssh psssshh" noise as I'm pumping it
>minding own business pumping tyre up
>suddenly a ferrett
>little guy comes over towards me
>figure hes an escaped pet and that the noise attracted him
>continue to pump
>yeah he's curious about the noise

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I can fully believe this story. I’ve got 2 ferrets, they’re crazy.
Are you sure it wasn’t a polecat or a blackfooted ferret? (depending on where you are)
are you seriously thinking about abandoning him?
wtf's wrong with you?

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What is the most loyal breed of cat?
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I have a long hair blue russian.
She was a total bitch until she was 2. Then she became super lovely, following me everywhere and sleeping on my lap. I think may be more luck than anything.
Pick related, she drinks my water.
good girl
Irresponsible owners
domestic shorthair

My sad life.
>he doesn't know how to reply to a thread
/an/ is genuinely the most r*ddit board
looks like you haven't been to >>>/v/
at least /v/edditors know how to reply to a thread big guy

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Wild birds you have seen

Picture is a Pygmy Nuthatch
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I saw a male house finch checking out my bird house this morning. House finches are native where I live so I hope either they or the mourning doves use it before the house sparrows have a chance to. (breeding season starts very early in the southwestern US)


oriental magpie-robins also look like this but darker
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towhee with some bugged out 420 eyes
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>reddit: the dog
that's just a purebred greyhound though anon
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Snogg. Cane corso+pibbul(?)/St. Bernard

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/an/, how do I acclimate a new cat to my home? I raised multiple cats before but my parents had a large yard and I live in an apartment now, and I consider adopting one (not a kitten, an adult cat with unknown habits) so I need to know how to bring it home.

- Should I keep it in a cage at first so it gets used to the apartment, or just set it free? Would it like a place to hide first?
- How do I get it to find the sandbox and not shit/piss where it shouldn't?
- I thought of buying a scratching post, how do I make it use that instead of my sofa etc.?
- Cats travel everywhere, should I make sure all cups/plates are hidden in the cabinets and nothing is wobbly etc.?

Also, this is some stuff I thought about buying first, anything you think I should add here before cat is home?
- a cage to carry it
- basic wet cat food (at first)
- some tuna
- sandbox + sand
- some toy
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>Keeping a neutered cat in a small aparment will make him fat and develop diabetes. He can't run or jump or hunt in confined spaces.
>I don't know about not neutered cats but I really don't think it's so different
this is a lie kek. ANY cat (indoor or outdoor) will gain weight if they are overfed and don't have enough physical exercise.

cats can safely lose 1-3 lbs per year if you feed them a reduced but balanced diet. you should also play with them, and allow them to chase toys
>I've had really good luck with those cheap ass cardboard scratching things if you just want to pick up one of those.

both of my cats love this, they don't scratch anything else now
I kinda want one for myself now, appropriately large.
>I kinda want one for myself now, appropriately large.

>this easily keeps his nails trimmed
OP here,

also I come home after dark and the lights are off, cats are obviously well adapted to low light but should I leave some light source somewhere for it, or is it fine to be a couple hours in a completely dark apartment?

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So, I told my SO that, when we get ready for new pets (years down the line), we should get a kitten and a puppy at the same time so they can grow up bffs.

Anyone have any experience with this?
Not intentionally, and I have experience raising and fostering both so I know how frustrating either or can be.

My current only and two permanent cats are not bffs with the dogs, one dog which was raised along with them while they were kittens and she was a puppy. Zero problems, they just don't acknowledge each other besides a mutual sniff once in a blue moon. Could be my fault since I was careful about the dog being too rough with the cats and did not let her chase them but while yes it would be cute for them to be 'friends', I really can't complain.

Kittens are also a risk for growing up into a cat completely different. While my 16 year was always skittish but friendly, 5+ years she has significantly become chill and outgoing. My male as a kitten was the chillest, but for some reason around 3 years while he is out going, friendly, walks around the house, greets strangers, etc he is easily startled and doesn't seem to like being picked up anymore when before he let you do anything to him and ride on your shoulders. While both cats don't acknowledge each other, he loves taking care of kittens and was attached to my ex roommate's cat's side.

They didn't turn out the worst but sometimes you just don't know how kittens will turn out so you might want to consider adopting a cat that already has a set personality.

I also had the displeasure of experiencing the worst cat puberty while watching an ex's kitten who went into heat early. I fucking hated that thing. It wasn't that she was loud and annoying, she was just a complete murderous monster. It wasn't just batting your legs while going up the stairs, it was straight up going in for the kill for us and the dogs and you couldn't tell when she was about to do it since she would be just sitting there like normal and just go berzerk.
Kittens become little shits around this time but that was the first time I had to deal with that magnitude and it took everything not to punt her through the wall.
tl;dr it might not turn out how you want nor expect. Every dog and cat is different. If you know what you're doing and have the time you can raise both just fine but if you guys are new to owning them you might want to reconsider.
Theres always the chance that it won't turn out how you expect, but I had good results with a boxer mix that I had.

The puppy actually learned to control his bite force with the kitten, and the kitten learned not to sink his claws in too hard.

Of course, I had to play referee whenever one of them cried, but it worked out, and that was the only dog I ever trusted to be alone with my cats.

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I'm in a sad mood today, so let's share terrible pet owner stories.

I'll start: my gf had a cat that she had to leave at her mother's because we temporarily moved to an apartment for 2 years that doesn't allow any pets. Her mother is a dumb obese old hag that literally once forced my gf to eat chips when she had severe liver damage, because the mother thought it was "healthy". And, as I had expected, it only took about a year for the cat to develop a throat tumor, pic related.

God I fucking hate animal abusers like this. Why do people like this have to exist? On top of it all, the cat now also has chlamydia so he has to suffer two awful illnesses and only recently turned 5 years old.
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This was some perfectly woven bait, I r8 8/8
>everyone tells you you're a piece of shit, literally a fact of concensus
>still trying to argue your way through to keep your cognitive dissonance from destroying your psyche
It's possible. At this point I would think OP is just a colossal retard, desperately typing damage control, whenever they aren't too busy wiping feces on the wall or drooling on their feet.
If you look at his story and posting times there are a lot of things that just don't make sense
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That's because it was a bait and the pictures came from another place. The pictures were originally from an /adv/ thread. It was pretty obvious it was bait when he mentioned the taxidermy edge thing. The taxidermy pictures were actually stolen from me and my /soc/ thread. Only other place I shared the pictures from were a couple of discord servers. Also, the original story of the cat was of some femanon who's boyfriend's mother was a crazy cat lady and kept a shit ton of cats, and one of them got a throat infection, but the cat had the puss sucked out of him in Germany in a later post. It was not a tumor. And the girl was asking advice how to get the cats saved.

Tl;dr, this entire thread was a bait the entire time and used pictures stolen from another thread.

Can you meme this dog?
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La creatura...
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*breathes in*

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stay mad, leglet
>autism and anger

sounds about right







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>T rex even sounds cooler


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