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This might be a dumb question, but if i handle fake birds near my bugie, will it want to come to my hand?
Probably not, as much as if love to see anon talking and petting a fake bird desperately to win over his budgie's love.

Also get another budgie.
Making an appeal to jealousy probably won't have the intended effect, no. More likely to make your budgie feel abandoned and then you've got a depressed bird to worry about.

The best way to achieve this is trust building. Birds are not domesticated and so any active attempts to 'train' as you might with a domesticated animal are going to fail. These are staunchly independent creatures, you just have to stack the deck so the things you want them to do are things they also want to do.

This guide is pretty good: http://budgieplace.com/taming.html

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First of all excuse the shitty image quality.
Found this little fella in a sample taken near a mangrove forest.
We thought it looked like a tardigrade at first but then we counted 6 pairs of legs instead of 4 so now I'm thinking it might be some kind of myriapod?
Any panarthropoda man in that could help me identify it?

How to feed parrots without using a commercial mix?
>leaves crumbs in your kitchen
>catch mice
What breed? Some have very different dietary needs like fruit/veg/bugs. Others are seed/pellet only.

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> "White"Rhino
>its actually a dark grey
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>flying fox can't fly
Last male White Rhino died.
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Tht's why i prefer the german name,Breitmaulnashorn(wide mouth rhino)

> Harzer Fuchs
> Is a german shepherd
Bald used to mean part white.The Bald eagle has a white head,so it got the name.
>logo is a red panda
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>monkey-eating eagle
>not actually a monkey eating an eagle

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Dennis says, "sweetest odreams, /an/. May you all have fresh, juicy bloodworms."
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Thanks Dennis
Thanks Dennis

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What did i find. Anyone know what the he'll this belongs to? Found it in ga out in woods.
Is it a skin walker?
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Too thick to be the jaw bone of a white-tailed deer.

I'd guess elk, maybe, but your specimen only has five teeth and an elk normally has six. Does it have an empty socket behind that last molar? Could also be moose.

Theoretically, you could, provided the bone isn't too old and brittle. It does look old, though. That's some heavy wear and discolouration on it.
>can't grip knife because you'd be driving teeth into your hand if you held it properly
>hand immediately slips and gets sliced open on blade
I never said jawbone knives were practical or sensible. All I said was theoretically possible.
At least blunt mammal molars are more sensible than this.
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I think its to big for white tail also.

Here's a closer pic

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hypothetically speaking if i were to obtain a newborn baby bear, ensure that i was the first thing it saw/smelled and hand reared it for its entire life, what are the odds that when fully grown would snap and attack me?
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>timothy treadwell being sad at being eaten

The guy was nuts and wanted to be eaten by bears.
I wasn't paying attention to the filename when I posted an image of OP and their pet bear.
But I agree, Treadwell was a colossal idiot.
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RIP Jimbo. 24 years old. I can't feel but well up everytime I look to my left on my calendar and see him seemingly loving life.

they are literally big dogs.

Meaning some harmless things dogs normally do because of their size can be potentially fatal with bears.

Raising big predators is a career investment, not a hobby.
A cheetah would be a better pet than a bear

if u must get a bear, get a runt black bear since there havent been too many black bear human attacks

i wish i could get a black bear thst when fully grown would be thr size if a medium dog

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I bought some cheap pancetta (cured pork you can eat raw) and the bottom half was basically cured pig skin. It was too rough to chew so I fed it to my dogo. She just swallowed the whole thing! No chewing. It was pretty big. Now I'm worried. What do?

I wouldn’t have thought a strip of pig skin would be too much trouble for the dog in the picture. I suppose it’s possible it will lodge in her throat or cause an intestinal blockage (both of which are emergencies). If you notice any clinical signs of intestinal blockage then you should get her to a vet ASAP, especially since the weekend is coming up (if your vet doesn’t do surgery on weekends then you might end up paying for a vet hospital or emergency vet, which is REALLY expensive). If you’re genuinely worried then you should absolutely consult your vet - even if nothing is wrong in regards to the pork skin, at least your dog will get a check up.

Is that your dog in the picture?

"house cats" feel imprisoned. just sitting on the window ledge doesn't satisfy their need for more freedom. my cats come in and out but they generally stay around our house or next door neighbors who also have cats. sometimes they cross the street but they are cautious about it. where the fuck do you guys live if you have to worry about people shooting your cats?

the main concern i have is owls, but even then whenever my cats hear the owls hooting they want to go outside. i'm sure they've seen the owls and maybe they have some weird interest in them or want to watch them or try and kill one? it's hard to tell.

also it seems like the only cats that really walk more than a few houses away are stray cats who are trying to survive by hunting birds etc. they have to travel more, but if you feed them they'll start hanging around your place more.

all my cats have totally different personalities and they also recognize individual differences in each other and learn to get along. most cat fights are bluffing for territory or food or just caused by one being mischievous and the other not being in the mood.
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>the beast
Recently read on IRC some guy crying about his dead cat.
It died in the street in front of his home, ran over by a truck.
Why do people who don't know shit try to school people on things?
The two cunts hardly move, let alone go outside.
>catfag logic, the thread

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ITT: Rate dog
Spring is here. He should be losing his winter coat soon.
Excellent, A+ dog, highly recommended. 10/10 would pet
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How did they manage to fool literally every animal except humans?
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Humans can pass knowledge verbally
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the biggest trick they ever pulled off was making people think they are viscous monsters that attack anything
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How the fuck do they open their mouths so wide and why? It seriously baffles me.

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fuck I just want to see these big boys in action so badly. why the fuck have we not gotten like a short clip from a JP clip of any prehistoric mammals?

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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

Tank Cycling:
Care Guides:

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>I figure the water bug and crayfish wouldnt mess with each other but i might be wrong
I think you may be very wrong. If I had to pick for you I'd go with the water bug, interesting and uncommon thing to keep compared to a crayfish.

I'm tempted but I don't "need" it.
Aww shit. If only I had the money.
Well and a way to get there
I love keeping fish. By far my favorite hobby but I don't have many.
Petco is going the $1/gallon right now through the end of the month. I'm actually really surprised that they did it so soon after the other one we just had in January.
new >>2635004

>tfw my dog is dead and I’ll almost certainly never experience a connection like that again
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salukis are quite beautiful in person
Fuck all these bullshit Chad posters.
You will feel the pain for a long time and you will yearn for your furry pal. Allow yourself to feel like this, don't hold back. It's healthy to grieve. Your pup was an important part of your life.
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Grieve anon. Remember your dog each day, the sadness stops and suddenly you find yourself laughing about the stupid shit they used to do and feeling happy. Don't shy away from talking about it with people who knew the dog.

Don't think you can't get another dog. You'll need another companion eventually. Moving on is easier when you realise no other dog, even the same breed, will be your old dog.

Try foster care, visit shelters and hang out with the animals. Meet your friends pets. You've gotta move forward and learn that animals will break your heart when they die, but you'll love again. Best of luck.

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