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I need pictures of pugs
Thanks
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reported for animal cruelty
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This is my best.
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sleepy puggo
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>>2611155
good night sweet prince

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ITT: Demonic creatures.
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>>2606613
yeah
I was always confused of their name.

Maybe it's like a litmus paper thing.
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>>2606935
>ate everyone
Oh God.
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>>2610035
Dude...it's a big ass bird. A big ass awesome looking bird! Besides the damned thing isn't some pissed off eagle that's liable to tear your face off cuz it was in a shit mood.

It's cleans up rotten meat. Even better...now it's a big awesome bird that takes care of shit and isn't likely to attack you. Vultures are a million kinds of awesome...accept it.
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>>2610880
Oh shit I think I’m actually retarded. I meant to say that vultures are both hellish and awesome animals. I wholeheartedly agree with what you said, and I will always appreciate their existence.
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>>2608287
That would go for pretty much all parasites, wouldn't it?

previous >>2594505

/herp/ Discord: https://discord.gg/XMbQdc4

Reptile classifieds for finding breeders of various scaled and sundry creatures

>kingsnake.com
>faunaclassifieds.com
>reptilescanada.com (Canadian breeders)
>caudata.org for newts, salamanders and lots more amphibians
>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


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>live in Hawaii
>only reptiles we can own here are turtles, chameleons, geckos, and stupid anoles..
>been hunting chameleons for years.
>stopped a few years ago, but then recently decided to go out again
>found this happy girl..
>waited for her to calm down, took a picture, then released

Don’t have time or money to raise one, but damn are they pretty...
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>>2610336
I can read their body language and translate into what could be considered basic emotions like fear hunger aggression or contentness
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Today, I finally got a hognose!
They are apparently pretty hard to find where I live.. at least it seems like it.

Any name suggestions for the little girl?
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>>2611131
Butterscotch, based on those colors. Anything warm or gentle sounding.

Hognose are really adorable snakes, I can only think of cutesy names for them in comparison to the other snakes I've had.

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An Ancient Evil Awakens Edition

This is the invertebrate general. If you have any questions about invertebrates, want to look into owning one or more, or want to simply discuss them, this is the thread to do so, whether its

>Tarantulas and other spiders
>Myriapods
>Mollusks
>Crustaceans
>Insects
>Or anything without a backbone

Feel free to post it.

Resources/help and information


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>>2610796
>handling a tarantula kills it
Does petting dogs also kill them?
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>>2610796
Please keep spiders for a bit before acting like an elitist dick. And even then, maybe don't be such a dick. Responsible handling is not a bad thing.
>>2610813
There's plenty of anecdotal evidence to support not handling. Lots of edgelords showing off and whatnot dropping the spider, losing the spider,etc. It's why I don't really handle my spiders.

What is lacking is experience and critical thinking. Is this an edgelord showing off "omg muh spider is badass" or is it an invert enthusiast who has experience safely handling his spider to show off the growth of a typically slow growing species.
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>>2611015
this nigga get sit
It's not always safe, but it can be safely and properly done. Always take context into account before passing judgement.
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My baby roachies got here 2 days before scheduled :D. What a pleasant surprise.
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I got three of these boys coming in the mail. Anybody raised Prohierodula picta?

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Does anyone have any experience with sheep? I'd like to get involved with them, maybe get a really good pair just as a hobby. What's the general level of care they need?
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>>2604654
watch out for parasites that like to hide under the wool, it can be very unnoticeable
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>>2608757
How would one check?
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>>2607928
no sheep in existence grows wool fast enough to need weekly sheering, most only need once a year at the beginning of spring, a few breeds need a second sheering usually towards the end of summer or early fall, but that's basically it
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>>2607928
They were bred to be woolly.

Wild sheep shed wool.

Some meat sheep don’t require shearing but most make use of both (I.e lambs are a profitable byproduct of the Australian merino wool industry)
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There's a ton of heavily pregnant sheep in the field next to me and I've got an empty whisky bottle. I might give this a try.

Post aesthetic animals
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>>2606202
JUST
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>>2606993
>snakes get stepped on by her while she bats those eyelashes at them
What do humans have?
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>not one snow baby
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Treehoppers look like a competition to see who can come up with the most outrageous design.

Hyenas are niggers of the animal world
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>Not the feminist tumblrspawn of the animal world

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does this work on rats?
is a a humane dispatch method?
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>>2608785
chuckled
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>>2608858
I thought he was an automated blowjob parlor!
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>>2609099
Chipmunks are fast af. How'd you catch them?
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>>2611060
not by hand ofc, in traps around our property

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>>2607960
IS THAT A
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>>2603007
Do you smell so bad the bird thought it smelled a dead thing
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>>2595729
what is this?
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>>2609865
some mouse I guess

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I'm going to share my cat reaction folder, it is small but it's a folder none the less.

Help me expand my folder, help me, help you.
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>>2607985
that's one ugly cat

Why are they so autistic, /an/? How does screaming like a retard benefit the species? Do they mate for life like penguins?
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>>2610426
That’s true. Though their fabled killing of animals is more likely due to infection from open wounds.
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>>2610363
Near me are mostly grass parrots and rosellas, couple of black cockatoos and some king parrots. They spend their day flying around getting something to eat and then come back to roost in some trees. They'll spend some time grooming each other, hanging out with their mate and making new parrots.
King parrots in particular are kind of cute to watch because they basically snuggle up with one another.

So, the alternative is they stick you in a small cage or room by yourself, some cheap toys for amusement and after someone spends 8-9hrs at work, they'll come home and give you some food and a pat. That's not a lot of stimulation or much to live for when nearly all parrots are part of a flock + long term partner for their natural way of life and to separate them from that kind of existence to me does seem to be cruel.

Worlds full of good intentions that fuck up
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>>2610735
That is true, but you’re describing a bad bird owner. Someone who owns a parrot needs to understand that these birds are lifelong companions that need to be treated like family. They are not simple pets. Plus, hopefully this hypothetical owner was smart/ethically aware and bought their bird from a breeder and so that bird is incapable of being in the wild.
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>>2610738
Yeah they're really just too much maintenance for a single owner, its not like a cat or dog you can 'skimp out' on in terms of time and attention. Some of the smaller parrots like the peachface, budgie and like do fine in pairs, but the big parrots and cockatoos are intelligent, social animals that just kept by themselves nearly all of the time. I'm not an animal rights goon or some kind of peta-fag, but some animals just aren't suitable as pets and I reckon the big parrots are near the top of the list, simply because their welfare is unrealistically high in terms of time/attention they need.
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>>2610364
Never said they had to be as strong as a dinosaur, and the super giant bird was the last idea I posted. Was just trying to think of some novel stuff to throw at the party and see what happens.

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cheetah thread, post best animal (cheetah)

bonus points for king cheetah
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>>2587303
same

anyone else here want to be an anthro cheetah?
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>>2611008
You're not alone.
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>>2564235
CGI ruined anime
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>>2611021
I used to agree but this show was adorable
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This is Miracinonynx it is related to the cougar.

Picture by Apokryltaros at English Wikipedia, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8434082

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Thoughts?
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>>2609767
Yes but the coyote is cute
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>>2609746
Add to column 1, under outdoors cat:
>Susceptible to dermal lead poisoning
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>>2610404
>cats are basically serial killers
>catfags have stockholm syndrome for serial killers they house, largely because of the toxoplasmosis infecting their brain
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>MFW blowing outdoor cats to shit with my shotgun
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>>2609746
Indoor cats are nice cats.
Outdoor cats are full of toxo and kill endemic species, and should be eliminated.

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what are some animals that you were genuinely surprised by their size? Elephant seals for me, so large they can actually reach weight of 12,000 pounds something only african elephants average and can grow upwards of 22 feet.
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Vultures and other birds generally considered to be large
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>>2610759
Blue whales are gargantuan, but you rarely are able to see an actual size comparison to truly grasp how fucking massive they really are.
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>>2611066
holy shit walruses are unsettling as fuck
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>>2610766
why does spain hate los animales
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>>2610766
Some are just plain huge.

This tree has seen many seasons and years; say something nice about it.
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I bet I'd enjoy pissing on that tree.
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>>2610878
Thank you Anon for the succinct expression of this little known fact. You have save me from a spergestic rantangent explaining the recent domestication of the species, the legality of tree species in some jurisdictions, vegetative propagation of all ginko stock outside it's native range, and what dioecious is.
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>>2610060
Tell the meaning of life pls
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>>2611068
Eagle
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>>2611072
eagle



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