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Hey /an/, what’s the coolest parrot and why? I’d have to say macaws. They’re massive and beautiful, and can be amazing companions to the right people.
>close seconds
African Gray, eclectus, rose breasted cockatoo
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Bourke's parrot.
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>>2820767
So cute c:
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>>28204468
Hyacinth macaws are the coolest parrot because they're the biggest macaws in the world
I like all those close seconds, I own a male eclectus and they are extremely cute birds
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>>2820679
Reminder that "parrot" is an anagram of "raptor".
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>>2821169
Ok now this is epic

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>like moths
>still somewhat shocked by a "medium" one
What should I do?
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>>2820848
I mean, assuming they're not an endangered species then you certainly can. I'm sure there's some website that sells them. That being said they don't live long.

Here's something, if you needed to buy them. But there's some heavy restrictions apparently. And it's only US

https://shadyoakbutterflyfarm.com/products/luna-moth-caterpillars-and-cocoons
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moths are awesome. found this one in louisiana. id?
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>>2821209
and this one. im not sure what was wrong with its wings, but i found it during a really heavy rain soo
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>>2821209

That's a hawk moth, likely Eumorpha vitis

>>2821211

That looks like a silk moth, maybe Automeris louisiana

I'm no expert though and I'm in the UK so take it with a grain of salt
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I wish we had big fuzzy moths around here. it's nothing but annoying little brown ones here

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I want to observe the wild behavior of a pack of feral small dogs, like shizhus

how do they hunt? WHAT do they hunt? would they live in dens?
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>>2820994
I think pitbulls might be able to manage.
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>>2821000
fact
>>2821011
pitbulls are some of the worst at hunting.
Dogs have been bred to instinctively clamp onto the nose of large animals, which isn't an effective hunting method. Any animal used to control cattle or fight bulls has been bred very particularly to go for the nose.

wild canids attack from the rear, tearing out the perineum. Dogs that do that can hunt and kill big game, but most dogs lack that instinct entirely.
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>>2820992
You see plenty of packs of mostly small dogs in India. They seem to do pretty well of hunting rats and mice, and scavenging.
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I've heard that Chihuahuas are good at killing rats and other rodents.
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>>2821176
The other guy in the thread said that it is fact that small dogs are incapable of hunting and cannot survive on small animals if they can hunt,

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Animal cruelty is wrong and only edgy teenagers and manchildren will disagree
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>>2814871
Exactly! It's also part of Venom's appeal.
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>>2819787
>implying a retarded invertabrate with a lifespan of less than a quarter of a year is worth the same as a beautiful amphibian with elaborate mating calls that can live for over 20 years and breed for almost every one of those years
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>>2814416
On the one hand, it's terrible that something that can travel 100 miles a day is cooped up like that.
On the other hand, one of the reasons it's developed the ability to travel such huge distances is because the ocean is a heartless, uncaring hell-zone and if it couldn't travel such distances it would likely starve or dying in agony as another animal tore it apart.
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>>2814416
I agree, but it really depends on what you define as animal cruelty. I've seen some people call it animal cruelty when zoos have their animals in captivity, even if it's for conservation purposes
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>>2814416
Maybe it shouldn't have gotten caught then? It's lucky we kept it alive and should be thankful.

I have recently taken in a baby frog that stowed away in my car, but I don’t know what to feed him when he’s so small. He is less than an inch and crickets will not fit in his mouth, any feeding suggestions
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>>2817977
Aphids. Lots of them. Feed him until he's a fat little frog and then let him go.
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>>2817977
fruitflys
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>>2818924
This.
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>>2817977
Pinhead crickets, pinheads are given the name because of their size, they are just the babies of regular crickets.
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>>2817977
free him

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Just rescued this guy from a plastic bag merchant. What gallon tank should i get him and the flooring etc.
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>>2821157
t. biblefag
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>>2821153
They dont have affection for you dipshit, they think youre a source of food.
I bet you think that when your cuddles up to you out of 'love' and not because of your body heat, moron.
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>>2821158
>implying filters filter diseases and pathogens
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>>2821166
>I bet you think that when your cuddles up to you out of 'love' and not because of your body heat
Of course I don't think that faggot. I keep frogs are salamanders, do you really think I'd believe something with a brain the size of half a peanut would feel affection to me? I know they think I'm a source of food, but you're retarded if you seen those videos of tegus and other super big lizards sleeping or following their owners and still think they just see them as a source of food.

Obviously they're not affectionate like dogs, but large reptiles (aside from snakes) can learn to recognize you and see you as more than something they don't care about.
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>>2821154
A common occurence is dipshits releasing red eared sliders in ponds where there are other red eared sliders and it still fucks up the ecosystem. And yes, even in SE USA, the place they're native to.

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>>2818294
>entire tribe of stealth bronofags trying to stop elasmotherium from fucking its way out of the grave
The only mongrel here is the one with blood too poor to appreciate tight rhino pusy.
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>>2818216
>>2818216
No. Maybe you are a complete queer and confuse Wooly Rhino, a close relative of the Sumatran Rhino, the gayest living species of rhino, with Elasmotherium.

Mammuthus was essentially a subgenus of Elephas mostly separated for convenience. Elasmotherium was in a separate subfamily than all living rhinos.

Stop sucking cock.
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OUR ENEMIES HIDE IN METAL BAWKSES
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>>2821080
SINDRI
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>>2821126
WE SHOULD TAKE THEIR METAL BAWKSES AWAY FROM THEM

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It’s 5 in the morning I was doing dishes and about to go to bed when I saw him on a knife. What do I do with him until tomorrow? It appears to be a baby, looks very small and frail. I’m having a hard time finding out what breed it is too. I live in the heart of Atlanta ga so I don’t even know how it got here
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>>2820670
He'll like the water. I have a old pop bottle cap I fill with water and leave it near the bathroom closet where he likes to chill.
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>>2820659
>Is it weird to see a gecko like this in Atlanta, especially in my sink?
no. Just put it outside.
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>>2820684
Great idea anon, thanks

>>2820680
See >>2820675

>>2820686
I'll probably end up letting him go after class tomorrow, it was just really weird seeing a gecko in here. I've been living here for 3 years and Georgia for my entire life and have never seen anything other than green Anole lizards. I am worried about the pest control man coming tomorrow, will the stuff he'll be spraying down have an effect on the gecko?
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>>2820692

I'm no gecko expert but I would imagine that if the gecko were exposed to pesticides it would be bad.
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>>2820692
You’d only see them at night, usually. In the shadows around a porch light is a common place to find them.

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isn't she a pretty girl?
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>>2817233
Oh, well then I've got a snake for you honey ;)
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>>2820545
>the weak should fear the weak...
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>>2820592
I don't get it.
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>>2820606
>t. weak
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>>2819464
>>>/b/ is that way you disgusting little man

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my dog doesnt do all the things on pic related, also she gets SO afraid when she hears a strange noise, or someone new comes into the house. I asked my parents to get someone to train her to be less scared but they keep brushing it off and won't do it.

when she goes outside she's happy or whatever but she gets really easily distracted and wont listen sometimes too. she will usually run off all across the fields out of eye distance at least twice on a walk. (we live in the countryside so there's no cars or anything to worry about)
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>>2820642
Your dog's fine; sounds like a pup.
Even if she is a grown dog, that behaviour's nowhere out of the ordinary and just requires some extra encounters with strange things to familiarise herself.
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>>2820681
shes been alive like 2 years now though and she's still not used to noises

i want to cuddle her i feel so bad for her
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>>2820642
>mfw my dog and my aunt's know and trust each others so much they skip play bows now and just randomly start playbiting each other when they want to play.
It's hilarious when there's someone who doesn't know and gets worried they're actually fighting.
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>>2820726
ok

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This box of cute puppies is left outside your door. WWYD?
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>>2816086
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Pit bulls are just treated badly and don't get a lot of love it's the owner's fault
REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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Is it me or the friendliest pits are the ones with longer faces instead of squared ones?
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>>2816086
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF32DRg9opA
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>>2801973
god i wish that were me

If your pet was big enough would he or she try to eat you?
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Absolutely. My axolotl and my fish have no feelings.
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Guinea pigs- definitely not.
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I would never own an animal that could murder me if it wanted to desu
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>>2816378

Wtf post pics of pet crocco
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>>2816307
>>2816290
>>2816404
>>2819948
this

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Just fucking stop, they're fucking dangerous and shouldn't be sold

My dog got a slight cut in her leg because a dumbass owner couldn't control her dog and as it was trying to reach my dog the leash cut her.
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>>2818997
>Straight leashes are idiotic unless you think your dog enjoys walking in a perfectly straight line not sniffing or exploring anything.
Did you never use a traditional leash in your life? Mydogs sniffs and explores just fine. It's just not 10 meters away from me when it does that.

>>2819048
Can control my dog perfectly, don't see why supporting traditional leash means I can't control my dog, when in fact it should be the opposite.

>>2819106
See >>2820343

>>2819201
That's what I'm saying, thank you for understanding.

>>2819235
I started the thread this way because I knew starting an argument like a normal person would've gotten this thread dead by the 2nd post, no one would've cared

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>>2820336
>I train over aggressive dogs that often can never be near families again, and are widely known for even attacking their own handlers. Dogs that require heavy duty leashes and specially trained officers just to keep them from attacking the wrong person, therefor I definitely know what I'm talking about with companion animals.
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>>2820609
>metal cord ones
Oh.
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What about e-collars?
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Op is right
From here on out I'm not even going use a leash, I'm just going to walk bent over holding my dogs collar

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The world would be a better place if all Arthropods besides bees went extinct, change my mind.
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>>2820540
crushing that disgusting shit (with a huge pair of boots), would be satisfying as fuck.
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>>2820826
What's so disgusting about a mom hugging her babies?
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that would be like removing plankton pure misery
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>>2820243
>ITT retarded OP wants to catastrophically fuck the ecosystem
Without even getting into all of the non insectoid animals and plants you'd kill by removing arthropods we still need things like ants and beetles n' shit to clean up corpses. Following that we need predators that will keep them in check, your wasps, your centipedes, spiders, mantids, etc. because most other animals don't typically cull those insects regularly enough to keep the numbers down.
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Arthropods are the biggest success, evolution-wise. We are but a short lived obstacle to this planet

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Either /an/ is getting faster or I'm getting slower, but..I'm going to post a platypus in this thread every day until all of an wants to snuggle a puggle.

This is your daily reminder to want a platypus.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkULfgmYDNI
>you will never be able to see or even work with a platypus at your local zoos
FUCK YOU AUSTRALIA YOU GREEDY BASTARDS LET OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE PLATYPUSES
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>>2819558
Sam Diego is still trying to get two on loan, but some Australians are being cunts about it and trying to block the deal.

This is your daily reminder to want a platypus.
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>>2819548
Thank god they don't have a market for them in chinese medicine I suppose.

This is your daily reminder to want a platypus
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We should release them into American river system, I think they'd do well in the south or northeast rivers here, its not fair Australia are such cunts and hog all the platypuses to themselves.
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>>2821086
I don't think we should do it to natural rivers but if they're artificial rivers then maybe because they still might spread.




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