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Can animals be retarded?
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The more autistic*
My sisters dog pisses in vents and licks electrical outlets. Should I tell her the bad news?
This is pretty easy to prove with a bunch of chickens and a lot of free time

After a heavy rain, these growths are appearing all over my basil plant. Does anyone know what this is?
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They look like chameleons
It looks like the tomato things are from a hornworm. No idea what the growths on the basil are though.
That is caterpillar frass, you have a tomato hornworm eating the leaves and/or fruit.

Those are aerial roots, nothing weird. Basil is super easy to get cuttings from and make tons of plants because of that.

Also see: >>>/out/1296618
Thank you! I found and removed the hornworm. I'll defer to that thread from now on.
there's shit on your basil m8

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Why didn't humanity domesticate chimps and other smaller monkeys, like we did to dogs and cats?
Wouldn't they be useful to do manual labor and as a pet?
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since I got banned to show you what announcing reports is and the other anon did not, it should be clear to you that
1. I am not the anon you were complaining about
2. they very clearly weren't announcing reports.

choke on a bag of dicks, newfag.
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imagine being this angry in the [CURRENT YEAR]
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Because the ancient methods employed to domesticate other animals doesn't work on chimps and monkeys because they are too smart, too strong, and too emotional.

Anybody else do this?

>dog won't let go of fetch toy
>grab him by collar
>spray him with hose while saying the command "loose" until he lets go
>praise his wet ass for being a good boy
>rinse & repeat as I continue to play fetch
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You have your opinion, and I have mine. Frankly if you really believe fucking around with a clicker is more efficient and productive than a simple command and a touch then I don't know what to tell you
Lel there's no "immediate praise" in the wild either. Whether or not something is "in the wild" is irrelevant as to whether or not it helps animals learn. Animals all learn the same way.

But yes, you are correct that any marker (be it a praise or a clicker) will work just as well. Clickers can just be useful for people practicing their timing.
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>Lel there's no "immediate praise" in the wild either.
Those are confusing signals for a larper.

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Is there any bird that you could not just grab the neck of and rip its head off except for ostrichs? They all got some chicken bones in them
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Aren't birds of prey ultra fucking muscular under all those feathers?
>It only lasted a few seconds but his bones were pulverized by the force of its grip.
>he thinks grabbing a compact animal with insanely powerful wings and talons is a good idea if they aren't coming from above
M8, a swan can cause bruising and fractures with its wings alone. Imagine what an animal that has evolved to pick up, crush, and carry off a struggling animal could do.

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>Playing with pets
>Pets misbehaving
>Misbehave immediately after being scolded for misbehaving
>Get pissed off at them
>Get pissed off at myself for getting pissed off at them
>They keep misbehaving while I'm pissed at myself for being pissed at them, causing me to get pissed at them and pissing me off even further for continuing to get pissed off at them
Anyone else experience this? How do I break the cycle? Just put them back in their cages for a little bit?
Well you shouldn't be scolding them, for one. They aren't humans, they don't understand what you are trying to communicate.

What type of animals do you have? You should look up some youtube videos on training of them.

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I found this cool snack while walking to dog this evening. I live in Northwest Nevada in the Sierra. What kind issit?
Gopher snake maybe?
Thanks! The stripe between the eyes turns out to be a dead give away of a gopher snake.

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So I put two of these in a mason jar the other day, because I didn't want to kill them since there good insects, but don't want them in the house either..

But when I went to check on them about 4 hours later one of them was dead and had 2/3's of its legs fallen off?

What the fuck happened? Did the other one eat them off or something, that's what it looked like had happened.
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They're not spiders either
Insects and centipedes are both arthropods though.
>put two arthropods in an enclosed space
>become surprised when one kills the other
Gee who could've guessed that would happen, it's not like they're carnivorous or anything right??
thanks for letting me know that sweety

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Do you genuinely love animals, and why?
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>city child detected
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you got me there
Yes, because I can't stand people.
I just like some and tolerate others. I'm afraid of some animals even if I find them interesting
I am interested in all animals, both for their biology and psychology. Even things that scare me like centipedes and wasps are fascinating to learn about. I don’t really consider myself an “animal lover” though.

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I just found this little goon outside my work and he has a pretty nasty bite, should I take him to the vet tomorrow?

Pic related
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Holy shit, I'm calling the police right now
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Is this actually real?
I think it is, im really afraid of the implications behind this
are you saying some random asshole took a bite into a cat? tf?

Pitiful samefag

Does anyone know how I can find this crab online? I tried searching its brand which is called “Fun Services” but nothing shows up
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You're welcome.
Thanks anon

It looks like a fucking tarantula.

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Hi, I read your article on how you should be the "dominant" person and how the dog should always be the lowest member of the pack.

I think that you are a disgusting individual if you agree with this article and a fool and you don't deserve to own a dog.

No dog likes or loves you, you don't have any relationship with them. They are just your slaves. A dog can be so much more than that.

My dog and I were always on equal terms. He even bit me more than once attacked me really bad once but it was partly my own fault. He bit all of us except mom, but there was pretty much always a good reason for it. Though he bit dad when he was trying to get a bone from under the shed for him! But the dog didn't know that. You couldn't just push him off a couch he was sleeping on. You wouldn't f**k around with our dog, and that's how it should be!!!

I would let my dog walk on me (literally), I would purposefully show him how we were on equal terms in numerous ways. For example I would put my fingers in his mouth, and all sorts of other things. I had a springer spaniel, I can understand why you would not allow a dog with killer-potential to be your equal, however you should not get such a dog at all if you have to make it the lowest member of the pack.

You don't deserve to have a dog if you're going to be like that with one. What you have is a slave. You can't learn from your dog, any "relationship" you have with one is just a mockery.

If you intend responding, please take a while to think about this instead of giving a knee-jerk reaction in response.
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so you want your dog to grind on you and at as much food as he/she wants until they die from over eating. or bite the shit out of you or worse a family member or neighbor getting it killed and you sued. Dogs are pack animals and are naturally inclined to this type of arrangement. either your on top or they are. It's like having a child whom you allow to do whatever they want. Your hurting yourself and them in the long run.
you just don't understand the love and success and respect our equal relationship affords us! damn nazis

sure is underage here
for what, not being subservient to a fucking mutt?
You're retarded op. Dogs are emotive animals, and they deserve respect, good treatment, and loving care. But they are also domesticated animals. They eat shit, sniff eat others asses, and lick their own balls (to be fair, I prob would if I could too). They are not on equal terms with humans. That's why they are domesticated, and have been bread for thousands of years for our own purposes. You have an unhealthy relationship with your dog, Op.

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ancient mega-fauna were real but dinosaurs are fake
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>mfw when I will never get to know what megafauna looked like
Look at your mom lmao
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0/10 mum joke

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I'm going to a small zoo in Spain tomorrow where you get to get extreme with animals that have been taken off people that shouldn't have owned them. What are some things you should do to a tigress in person?
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Honey bear, turtles, tortoises, marmosets, bonobos, lions (full sized), Tigers, lemurs, all sorts of birds, frightening ostriches, other primates.
What's a honey bear and why were the ostriches frightening?
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One of these. A loud little climbing creature.

the ostriches reminded me of the time I spent where my initiation was to lie in the field and have those bird bite small parts off my skin. Still shaken.
In my country they call it a "flower bear" but I think the official name is Kinkajou. I'm glad you had a good time and I hope the ostriches helped you to get over your fear.
There's nowhere else I'll meet animals like that. It's changed me and I don't think that it's too soon to say that. I'm going to make some changes to animals.

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