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How are bearded vultures even real? This thing looks like a dragon. It looks like it can speak fluent Hebrew, Aramaic, and give you the name of every single character of the Bible.
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>>2725738
*Chinese
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>>2725730
Fuck of with your tumblr text shit. That animal is like deviantart incarnated. It even has annoying admirers.
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>>2725821
>fuck off w/ your tumblr text
>posts more tumblr text
noggin = joggin
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>>2725730
>>2725825
are you squishymew22 on instagram?

My fish that I got recently looks really depressed or lazy in his bowl. Should I do anything to cheer him up like move his bowl around the room or be around him more?
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>>2725472
Shake the bowl a bit when it looks sad or like its sleeping. It emulates the seas waves and feels natural for the fish making it feel more happy
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>>2725573
This. I can't believe OP hasn't tried this yet.
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>>2725573
kek
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>>2725566
Few commonly kept fish benefit from substrate. It would only be for the plants.
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>>2725573
Don't tell him that he's probably dumb enough to do it.

>>2725472
You can't actually keep fish in fish bowls. It's a complete misunderstanding from when Westerners were visiting Chinese and the Chinese put carp in those sorts of bowls. They didn't realize that it was just a temporary display piece for visiting delegates. The fish don't actually live there.

The only way to actually have a kind of setup like that is if you have emerged plants growing out of the bowl and even then it's pretty iffy and only works for something like a betta, and even then it won't be happy. They need at least a good 5 gallons to swim around in and plants to hide in. Having a filter with proper aeration is also important and you need to keep it heated at some stable temperature in a colder climate.

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Do you faggots like flowers? What's your favorite?
Also help me botanyfags, is this michelia coco, or magnolia? I want to get another shrub on my lawn
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It's Magnolia figo aka banana shrub.

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Dog General #21 - Frisbee Edition

Old Thread: >>2701559

Dog food review site - https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com

Puppy guide - http://drsfostersmith.com/pic/article.cfm?articleid=1449

Discord link goes to #mammal:
https://discord.gg/3xGbBG2

>What should I feed my dog?
>What breed of dog should I get?
>How do I train my dog?
>Rate my dog!

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Dog is going in for combined surgery in a couple of weeks (entropion + spay) and I wanted to ask you guys if you’ve had a dog have 2+ surgeries and if it affected their overall recovery time.
>also just nervous because I’m a loser worrywart and this dog is my best friend
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>>2725288
It sounds like he might only do it at the park because the park is the most arousing/stimulating environment. In your aunt's backyard, he's playing with one familiar dog. At daycare, he's probably around only a few dogs and they are probably familiar to him as well. But at a dog park, there are probably usually more dogs than at daycare, and they are unfamiliar so this can be overstimulating and he has trouble containing his excitement/arousal.

My suggestion is to continue rewarding polite greetings at the park and interrupting/redirecting him when it looks like he's starting to crouch and creep up to a dog and yell at them. If you miss the warning signs he's about to do it (or if he doesn't give any,) when he starts to "roar" at a dog, interrupt/redirect him, and reward for him removing his focus from that dog. Basically just don't let him practice the behavior, as much as you can. Also, if you can try to go to the dog park during times where there are fewer dogs present, that might help him be less aroused and more able to do polite greetings. :)
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Maple is a great road trip dog and has gone on several multi-day cross country road trips with me. Do you have any specific concerns/questions?

Has he been on longer car rides before (longer as in an hour or two)? If so, that can give you a general idea of how he'll be for your road trip. If he doesn't get carsick on a one or two hour trip, it's unlikely a longer drive will cause him to get carsick. If you're still worried, you can ask your vet for a prescription sedative just in case, and also pick up some over the counter "calming tablets"--there are several types with different ingredients, I like to use ones that have ginger, chamomile, and valerian root. Maple occasionally gets a bit carsick so I make sure to take some of those with us if she needs them. I would also bring pepto bismol in case his tummy gets upset.

Before you go, print out vaccination records for him, slip it in a waterproof sleeve, and pack that with you. You never know if you'll need it. Make sure he's got ID on him and it's up to date. If he has a microchip, make sure it's registered with your info. Bring a doggie first aid kit and if you have one, a muzzle (again, you never know--if something awful happens and he's injured and there's an emergency, it could be a lifesaver.)

Another thing you'll want to bring is cleaning supplies just in case he throws up or makes a mess. Paper towels, enzyme cleaner, and baby wipes should do it.

Bring his regular food--I like to pack a few days' extra just in case we end up being gone longer than planned. Bring treats, too. Some nice chews and a Kong with (easy) stuff to put in it are good to take as well. And bring his favorite toys.

Prior to the trip, you'll want to give him some extra playtime/exercise before you leave so he gets a chance to get some energy out.

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>>2725559
(cont. from >>2725919)

For the actual trip, plan to stop every 2 hours to let him stretch his legs a bit. Rest areas usually have areas you can walk your dog, and occasionally have off leash "dog parks," but for the most part he'll have to stay on leash and in designated dog areas at rest stops. It's nice if you can do a little training session or play with a ball or a tug toy on some of your stops. Make sure you offer him water every time you stop. A collapsible bowl is handy for this. Oh and don't forget to bring bags to pick up after your dog. (No one likes That Guy.)

On our road trips, we sleep in the van at truck stops, and set up in the back so we have an air mattress to sleep on together. She gets dinner when we stop for the night, and breakfast before we get on the road again in the morning.

It's nice if you have another person with you so he doesn't have to be left alone in the car if you need to go somewhere he can't accompany you. If you are taking the trip alone, don't take chances--leave the AC on and lock your doors. Write a sign letting people know he's safe with the AC on and water available. We've just bought a temperature monitor and a wireless hotspot to monitor the temperature in the car from our phones (with alerts if it goes above a certain temp) as well, so we can leave her alone in the car during warmer weather (with the AC on) for short amounts of time if needed. If you have to leave him alone in the car, give him a chew or stuffed Kong to work on in your absence so he doesn't get stressed out. I guess this sort of thing (and some of my other advice too) is probably less important for a one day trip, but for trips lasting several days it's something you definitely have to think about.

Above all my advice is it's better to be over-prepared than under-prepared. I hope you have a good time on your trip!

>>2725562
Yeah, definitely. And I reward the hell out of that behavior, too. It's very useful for off leash hikes and stuff.
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>>2725559
>>2725920
Oh and if you want I can give you my packing list for all of what I bring (specifically for Maple) on road trips as well

>>2725873
I don't have any advice as I've not had experience with an animal having more than one surgery done at once, I just wanted to say good luck and it'll be ok, I'm sure she'll be fine. :) If I had to guess her recovery time will be a bit longer if more is done, but you should ask the vet about it to see what they think her recovery time will be like.

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How does the "play dead when being attacked by a bear" even works? Aren't bears kinda like hyenas and eagles, which are hunters but also scavengers? If so, then why would playing dead make any difference?
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>>2723796
The bear would then put on your t-shirt and start attacking other bears?
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>>2725216
>having yourself covered in the hot pepper of a bear spray means you'll be extra spicy
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>>2723257
At first I was like
>Bear mace?
>Like that medival blunt weapon with the round head and spikes n shit?
>Why the fuck is this a thing?
>Why do they work so well against bears?
I'm so dumb... Going back to b guys sorry...
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>>2725162
Underrated
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>>2723796
Unless you're a priest using wololo won't work

Why would anyone choose to own a pit bull over pretty much any other breed of dog?

They're more aggressive and have more health problems than other large dog breeds. Why not just let the breed die out?
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>>2725865
All dogs can be baby killers. It's just how you raise them. Just treat them with love and cuddles, and nothing bad will happen.
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>>2725807
Just get a fucking clasic american bully then. Don't pick a pitbull ffs.
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>>2725894
All the bully breeds have their uses. American pit bull terriers do a great job as rat dogs on farms and for hog hunting in thick brush. Do go argentinos do well in open fields for hunting like great danes.
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Friendly reminder this whole topic is being spammed by a certain cancerous board for some bizarre hidden agenda of pushing their own narrative.

The whole problem is that a lot of assholes get pits. Right now they're extremely popular with Mexican gangbangers. Rottweilers used to have the same reputation because every retarded skinhead just had to have a rottie. German Shepherds also had the same problem.

Pits aren't that much more aggressive than other dogs. They are, but not by much. The main issue is assholes like to keep them and either deliberately turn them into attack dogs or just be the usual negligent bydlo retards who can't take proper care nor train an animal, and pits are more muscular and built on average which means they can do more damage. They're also a bit more energetic, so you have to keep them not in some shitty barrio neighborhood chained up all day but instead have fields to run and play in (which frankly most dogs need anyway plus lots of social contact or they start to go nuts).

>>2725245
Yeaaaaah case in point. You will notice those are mostly Mexicans. Also, a lot of white trailer trash have pits. In terms of general breed Collies are known to be just as erratic as pits they just don't have as much muscle mass. None of which matters if you have a fucking retard who's going to turn the dog either into a yelping scared animal that hides and pisses itself around people (we rescued three of those, two from asshole hunters who just abandoned them in the woods holy fuck I hate city people so fucking much especially those goddamn poser Italians) or they wind up being super aggressive neurotic. And acting really nervous and weird around any dog is going to bug the dog, which is how a lot of people not used to dogs act around pits.
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>>2725803
Why do you fucks even crosspost here? What the fuck even for?

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

Links:

Tank Cycling:
>https://www.petcha.com/freshwater-aquarium-cycling/
>https://www.petcha.com/fishless-aquarium-cycling-method/

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>>2725529
I think you did a better job on the face.
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Can I use actual driftwood from the beach in my aquarium?
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>>2725886
boil it first but sure you can
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>>2725886
soak it to get rid of salt
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>>2725897
How long? Or how often should I change the water?

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Why are the most intelligent apes so ugly?
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>>2725889
yeah some of us are really hideous
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>>2725889
they cute doe
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>>2725889
inb4 incels come

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animal/nature humor thread
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>>2725596
Their eyebrows and large forehead?
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>>2715710
>>2717098

These are all me
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>>2724721
I liked that album. It wasn't Sun Giant, but they can't all be Sun Giant.
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I absolutely love these adorable animals.
Sadly, the hamster wheel for my hamster recently broke. A close friend recommended that I check out xhamster.com to buy cheap, high quality accessories (better than amazon at least).

However, it keeps redirecting me to a... well, not so SFW website. Is something wrong with my computer? Should I be concerned about viruses/malware? My friend was shocked with what happened, but since he isn't great with computers, the best he can recommend is to reformat the hard drive. That seems a bit extreme...

Thanks in advance.
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>>2722926
Maybe it's a little dusty (which can be fixed with a vacuum), but I think you're trolling when you tell me to wash it out with water...
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>>2723527
Do you want to clean your dirty ass computer or not, you need to scrub it up
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>>2722866
OP this has to be bait, right? You can just google “pet shops near me” and go to one of their websites.
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>>2724340
/an/'s ability to react seriously to the most blatant, overused and unfunny joke posts never ceases to amaze me.
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>>2724340
This isn't bait. Given the reactions of the posters in this thread, I have a strong suspicion that I got trolled by my "friend". I trusted his recommendation a little too much. Knowing that, I'll give your suggestion a go.

Sad that 4chan is more reliable than my "friend".

>>2724600
Ya, I definitely got trolled by my "friend" :/

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"""DUSK"""

With a creepy tingling sensation, you hear the fluttering of leathery wings! Bats! with glowing red eyes and glistening fangs, these unspeakable giant bugs drop onto...


inb4 "Bats aren't bugs"

bug: An object of terror, usually an imaginary one; a bugbear, hobgoblin, bogey; a scarecrow

Thou shalt not nede to be afrayed for eny bugges by night -- Coverdale's translation of Psalm xc[i] verse 5
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>>2724920
Nice
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>>2725116
>used to play with bats as a kid
FUCK I PROBABLY TOUCHED THAT
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The Yi-qi did the membranous wing thing before it was cool.
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>>2725432
I love calvin
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>>2725432
Schizo /an/on is a Calvin and Hobbes fan, now I like him more

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Lets see some scary/unsettling looking animals
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>>2725669
If you report to a warden or ranger in the US and it's determined you were defending yourself you won't get in trouble. Meanwhile if you pick up a bald eagle feather you are done for.
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>>2725522
Yeah, same.
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wtf no bun thread? post your good buns.
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>>2723604
Yeah
>>2723605
We've tried at the bun shelter with bun specialists. He's just a difficult bun.
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>>2724351
so cute and chill looking.
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July 4, 1971- June 19, 2018
Handsign gorilla just passed.
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>>2723918
underrated
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Can animals be gay?

>In the Spirit of Pride Night is an evening education event for adults, ages 21 and over. The theme is “Same Sex Animal Interactions and SSPs”. We will address our Zoo’s mission of Education, Conservation, and Stewardship in the context of scientific research, public relations, conservation institutions, and Species Survival Plan (SSP) breeding programs. The event is meant to be informative, yet tongue-in-cheek fun.
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>>2725021
So those rams with the gene are just an evolutionary dead end and not beneficial for the population. They just die without passing on genes because they are exclusively homosexual.
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>>2725752
I guess..?
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Jesus Christ I knew this was going to be another retarded thread with people trying to generalize gay people. Do you any of you actually sit down and know ONE gay individual you personally try to understand and communicate with, or do you just look at the media and see the rainbow glitter spewing pride paraders then think? "OH THAT'S A GAY PERSON, CLEARLY ALL THOSE PEOPLE MOSTLY DO ALL THE SAME THINGS OUT OF THE OTHER MILLIONS IN THE POPULATION. Fuckin hell.
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>>2725757
You are an overemotional idiot. 4chan is not the website for you. Go away.
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