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no weapons and the grizzly is 1 week from hibernation. who are you taking as your friends?
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The "friend" I don't like so I can trip him up and run away.
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Godzilla and King Kong
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Two suicide bombers
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Two 1000lb grizzly bears
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can grizzly bear be my friend if i give him some steak

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Besides cats and dogs, what pets does /an/ own or used to own?
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>>2872493
Rats, fish and associated inverts.
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Lepoared gecko, bearded dragon, used also have a ton of African dwarf frogs
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>>2872493
>Red Ear Slider
>Eastern Box Turtle
>Corn Snake
>Alligator Snapping Turtle
>Chicken
>Dove
>Fire Skink
>Green Iguana
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>>2872493
I had a big fat hamster named Sprite who was super friendly. RIP buddy.
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>>2874818
Does it ever sometimes get annoying having to look after them, anon? Or does it completely not bother you or make you feel a bit lazy sometimes? I get lazy just owning a couple rodents, honestly.

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Fuck these bastards. Post videos of spiders being killed, eaten alive, etc, and general spider hate talk
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Spiders are bros, they slay mozzies and moths for me and even catch a bit of dust in their webs for easy disposal. So long as they stay out of my direct way, out of my clothes and such, they're valuable allies in the fight against bugbite forces
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>>2872691
>Annoying
>Spreads filth and disease wherever they go
>Always rubbing their hands
Are flies the arthropodian jew?
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>>2875161
Flies are too stupid for Judaism.
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I gas these almost always
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>>2872649
Why hate something that kills pests?

What are some ways to euthanize a rodent at home? Pet rat, mice, etc. euthanasia doesn't exist in my country.
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>>2874344
having killed rats with c02(sodastream), helium(balloon cylinder), and nitrogen (from liquid), they suffer under c02.
helium and nitrogen both made the rats wobble and then lay down to sleep.

c02 invariably resulted in desperate attempts to escape the box with gasping and spasms.
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>>2874202
microwave
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>>2874202
Put the rat in a sock and yeet it into a stone floor
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>>2874202
Same way as you'd commit suicide. Get a tank of pure oxygen and make it the only source of air.
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>>2874898
Thanks for sharing the info.

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I hate all hunters
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>>2874943
this
there's a lot of vegans who don't think animals should be domesticated

and that we should like
just release all dogs and cats into the wild

then theres the ones who try to feed their pets vegan diets, causing malnutrition and such
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>>2874959
Doesn’t peta think domestication is slavery? Everyone knows peta is absolutely retarded but I think they want to mass genocide all pets.
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>>2874987
yeah

if I recall they don't want to genocide pets
just release them all into the wilderness
because they are tards and don't realise that domestication isn't exactly easily reversible

either that or they legitimately are a-ok with most dog and cat species going extinct
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>>2874998
>calls others tards
>doesn't know the difference between breed and species
>thinks a pug has as much value to the world as an african painted dog

wow, just off yourself already
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>>2874987
A literal vegan admitted this to me a while back. She also thinks it's immoral to have domestic pets but won't force others to change at least. She said peta indeed wants domestic animals genocided just because dogs cannot consent to being owned. Well... Neither do they consent to being slaughtered.

>>2874998
Explain why PETA has been caught several times, murdering animals lowkey? They genuinely believe in genociding those animals. Either that, or releasing them... Which would also lead to death anyway.

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Uh, this thing was abandoned, and I'm hosting it for this night.

Too much energy, cries when we leave the room, what do?
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>>2874599
Put it down.
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https://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article221942580.html
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>>2874971
Pitbulls can be friendly for years and one day a noise or a movement triggers it and attacks, the issue being a pitbull attack can easily result in death very fast due to their jaw strength and ferocity.
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https://wset.com/news/nation-world/5-day-old-girl-dies-after-family-pit-bull-attack-in-crib-11-16-2018
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>>2874599
Take it to the pound to euthanize it.

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>be me, 12 years old
>living in shithole slav home country at the time
>visit a friend's house from school
>nice house, big garden and a rotweiler mix locked in a tiny little crate in the corner of the garden where all it can do is turn around
>ask friend why the dog is locked in there
>"he bites"
>"but surely you let him out at least sometimes, no?"
>"used to let him out at night but he'd trample down the flowerbeds so now we don't any more"
>the poor animal is circling in the crate in a pool of its own shit and piss , next to a water bowl covered in layers of grime and muddy water
>i am really quiet the whole time i am over
>ignore that girl at school from that day on and pretty much never speak to her again
the whole thing still pisses me off to this day when i think about it. guess they got the dog because it was cute as a puppy, didn't train or socialize it at all,started being afraid of it when it got bigger and locked it in that miserable crate where it slowly went insane
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My sister in law is probably the worst dog owner I've ever met.
>yells at her brother (my bf) for taking the dog on walks
>yells at brother for bathing the dog because it stinks (it's an old lab-mix)
Recently me and my bf have noticed that the dog is covered in dry blood, so we asked her about it
>"Yeah, he's been like biting himself at that spot lately idk why lol"
>we tell her to get him to the vet to have it checked only to get "I'm not gonna take him to the fucking vet, you guys do it and pay for it if you're that worried"
I feel bad for this dog, because he doesn't get walks at all, his toiletbreaks are just getting let out back.
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>be 13
>Visit mom's friend.
>Expect it to be a shitty experience based off past experiences
>Friend lives on a shitty excuse for a horse farm.
>Had two bratty kids. Now can only have one at a time due to some bullshit that was the mom's fault with one kid getting a major head injury
>Currently the friend has her daughter with her.
>Friend has a couple pets including one cat, A couple dogs, and the daughters hamster.
>We frequently see the cat until one day where she's gone.
>Thefuck.jpg
>We come to find out the friends been locking the cat in her basement because her stupid ass daughter was afraid the cat would eat her hamster and wasn't feeding her for days on end.
>Eventually me and my family took the cat away where she lives now.
>Pic related. Her today. She started as a malnourished bone thin thing and now she's a chubby fuzzball full of love.
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>be me, around 10 y/o, playing inside my room
>hear a screech outside
>look through the window where the sound was coming from
>see one neighbor kid and his parents and grandpa standing behind the kid and laughing
>kid is crouching
>while drowning a kitten
>in a puddle of slurry from cow shit (they own a farm)
>cry and run to my parents

Another thing about these neighbors (mainly the grandpa, who is the main owner of the farm) is that he's been caught multiple times trying to shot local cats/dogs with pneumatic gun (strong enough to kill a pigeon with one shot).
Not to mention times they've poisoned/hurt many of my outside pets, even thought I've got a fence they weren't safe. Their farm animals haven't seen sunlight or tasted actual grass in definitely more than 6 years. The worst thing that without any non-anecdotal evidence I can only hope for the best. Or just keep fish.

The good thing about this whole situation is that the karma got at least to the grandpa. Guy slipped on a frozen puddle of slurry, hit his head, popped a vein or some brain tumor and died in less than a week after the accident.
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>>2875121
>her stupid ass daughter was afraid the cat would eat her hamster and wasn't feeding her for days on end.
The cat would play with it to death. She shouldn't have gotten a cat anyways. Cats are serial killer vermin.
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>>2875142
Maybe irresponsible owners shouldn't let their pets free roam?

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They're going to be getting rid of all the low quality foods and treats. Any food that is made with low quality proteins, added coloring, or poorly sourced ingredients will no longer be carried in store or online.
No more fancy feast cat food.
No more Purina pro plan dog food.

Petco is going to take a huge hit from sales by doing this but the plan is to become a better retailer as a whole.
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>>2872870
Whatever you say, Mr. Socially autistic retard. Go out more, socialize, maybe then you'll stop misinterpreting others.
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>>2873051
What country are you from, anon? America?
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I don't give a flying fuck about big box corporate amerimutt dog food store or the cucks that buy their shit, I feed my APBT "big bad nigger doggo" with raw deer and bird meat that we hunt in the forrist anyway
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>>2868330
Fuck Petco. Worked there for 5 years. They only care about your money, not the well being of your pets. Shop small pet stores.
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>>2869595
>salmon oil
Norwegian salmon is very very bad, and the government is hiding it. They feed the fish toxic fish-feed.
https://youtu.be/RYYf8cLUV5E

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Is it normal for a dwarf hamster to have a very sweet smelling urine, or is it a sign he's diabetic due to what his previous owner fed him?
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>>2874301
Sugar, if you haven't noticed, doesn't smell.
If you're afraid of tasting it, let some dry somewhere and test if it's sticky.
Animals don't develop type 2 diabetes the same way humans do, even if the get the SAD diet.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune thing on the other hand. Check if pee sticky or sweet, otherwise test blood with a glucose monitor if you could borrow one, blood from the ear is a possiblity.
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>>2874424
>Sugar, if you haven't noticed, doesn't smell.
Then why do tons of sites say "if it smells sweet, it's either diabetes or the pet has eaten too much fruit"?

>If you're afraid of tasting it, let some dry somewhere and test if it's sticky
Somehow imagined all urinate is sticky. I'll see into that later, I guess.

>Animals don't develop type 2 diabetes the same way humans do
Figured that much about with what I've read online.

>borrow glucose monitor
I think not many people can, would be handy if I could. Thanks for some of the tips, by the way.

/bun/ bunny general - but with added guinea and pig!
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>>2849348
8 month old bun is going through a false pregnancy.

Wat do?
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>>2852099
In hindsight I should've taken one of my brown buns
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What type of bun is this cutie? Most rabbit related videos from Japan are usually labeled as Netherland Dwarfs but videos from the U.S. have them look so different.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4U3a-IT8Uc
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>>2875030
The ears and head makes it seem to be a Netherland Dwarf. Hard to say on that position.
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For the first time I am owning longhaired rabbits. I thought my little guy was a huge chubby bunny, but it turns out his winter coat immediately got entangled in his summer coat because he doesn't shed enough. The top would look great, but underneath was huge layer of tangles. He finally got the layer down to just his new coat and it turns out he is half the size I thought he was. If anyone can recommend me some good shedding tools, that will be great.

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Trio of Three edition

Copypasta:

Join the cat conversation at #mammal
http://discord.gg/3xGbBG2

Food & Nutrition
>http://catinfo.org/docs/Feeding%20Your%20Cat%20-%204%20pages%2011-13.pdf
>http://consciouscat.net/2012/03/22/the-best-food-for-your-cat/

Outside Enrichment
>https://catiospaces.com
>http://www.adventurecats.org/backcountry-basics/train-your-cat-to-walk-on-a-leash/
Behavioral problems

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>>2871442
>my opinion is the right one

Go away
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>>2875036
>>2875057
When I first adopted him, more like got him for free from a poor old woman who's cat had kittens, she was feeding him nothing but whiskas wet cat food. I went and visited with him on like 3 separate occasions, where I witnessed him drinking lots of water. Even this old lady told me he drinks a lot of water. I took him home when he was 7 months old and gradually switched him to free feed dry food, and a teaspoon of wet food at night. I had him fully vetted, tested for parasites, dewormed, etc. All tests came back normal. This was less than a year ago. He never goes outside, and is indoor only. So, I don't know how he would have contracted a parasite. When the diarrhea started, I stopped the wet food, and his poops returned to solid again. So I decided to gradually start giving him wet food again, because I'm worried about dehydration, and within a couple of days he would get diarrhea again. I've tried different brands of wet food, from cheap to expensive, all with the same result.
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>>2872553
If they ever go outside and roll in dirt it'll make their hair fluffy, although maybe a little dusty
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>>2872553
Silkiest fur I've ever touched/10 and it also smells really nice
What boosts it the most seems to be prey, dust baths and cold temperature. But most of it is genetic since my cat seems to be a persian mix and her fur is almost entirely underfur.
I'd say feed as close to natural as possible, frozen mice and chicks if he accepts or the medium quality canned stuff with ~95% meat and by-products. Maybe some oil as supplement. If there are supplements that consist of fur, feathers and insect shells those might help the most.
Also never bathe your cat and brush at least weekly.
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>>2874930
dont call my cat a runt

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Discuss anything aquarium related here, including inhabitants, decor and issues.
Before asking questions in this thread, do a bit of searching online to see if it has been answered already.
Make sure you give us at least some details when asking a question, such as:

>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:
>http://www.firsttankguide.net/cycle.php
>https://modestfish.com/how-to-cycle-your-aquarium/


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>>2874552
And then the same people who quit the hobby will be reminded why they did so after their fish only live 4 days
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Im a beginner on a budget. Where do I go to get things such as wood and plants for cheap?
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>>2875167
Outside
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>>2875167
This plant came from the river. Pretty awesome eh? If you have a river, I suggest it over the lfs, as long as you properly quarantine them/remove parasites. Some stuff simply won't grow in tropical conditions so keep that in mind.
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>>2875206

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ITT: Cursed images
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>>2872018
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>>2872018
Hey, we get those grasshoppers sometimes in Florida.

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>dinosaurs are extin-
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>>2874828
Strange dog
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>>2874798
But as closely related as they are, they are not dinosaurs.
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>>2874828
you just know
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>>2875058
>It's a big animal, it is like a dog xD

I’m a nurse at a high-volume emergency animal hospital in the middle of hick country. I see disgusting injuries and animal abuse cases daily. AMA
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>>2874770
>maybe you shouldn't live in a third world eastern european country where gypsies still exist

nice try but gyppos only get to quasi guilt trip and sucker priviliged 1st worlders in western europe into buying their sad little puppies. you think anybody gives a shit about a puppy being abused in Bulgaria?
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>>2874770
Give greencard then
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>>2874450

>Airhorn.flac
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>>2874744
that goat is so precious!! :D
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>>2874910
>Its better that way cause they'll haul the animal off and give the meat to a homeless shelter
Yes, give meat to retarded alcoholics who are too lazy to get jobs. Give the meat to an orphanage instead.




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