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What do you think of them?
Do you like em?
Why? Why not?
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I fucking love them, and I love petting the fuck out of them when I see them
I'd get a mix, husky and something not stupid
Wonder what a husky collie would look like, probably fucking cute
Acquaintance of mine just got a husky pupper. Beautiful of course but I will never understand why people like him (sedentary apartment dweller with no training experience or dog experience other than having a childhood lab or w/e) always go for fucking huskies. I know this dog is gonna grow up to be a nightmare, they always do, why do people with the least experience always go for the most difficult breeds.

I'll admit I am mostly butthurt about it because I've wanted a pupper for years and still have to wait 2 more years before I am in a living situation where I can have one ;_; jelly af
Just a little fuck you to say a breed being naturally easygoing and not a complete pain in the ass doesn't make it a mindless drone, it just makes it a good breed

Cool looking dogs

That said, every Husky I've ever met had huge issues because of shit owners.
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Got one about a week ago. Her ears just became erect.

She's a sweetheart, but yeah, she's a crier when I have to leave her alone. Best friends with my Corgi, though.

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At what point does it become right to shoot your dog?

My dog is a German Shepherd/Labrador mix, who would've turned 14 in 2 months, but it's clear that this won't happen.

His hind legs have been weak for several months, and it very slowly got worse and worse, until 5 days ago when he suddenly really struggled to get up. He managed to do it, he got up his stairs and everything, but it was tough.
10 hours ago though, i was going to take him for what i thought was going to be his last walk in the woods, but when i got home to put on his leash there was no chance he'd get up, even though he tried. He must have fallen down the stairs and broken his front leg, he can't put weight on it, and if i move it he starts whining and seems to be in sharp pain.
Now he just lies there, unable to get to food or water by himself, wets and shits himself, and when left alone for maybe 30 minutes he starts barking.

I have to put him down, that's obvious, he doesn't deserve this. The problem is it's another 24 hours until the vet opens, and they won't do anything in weekends..
I don't know what to do, i don't want to shoot him because of the risks and how grotesque it is, but i don't want him to suffer through another night either..
He's not in pain when lying still, but that's not a life.

What do i do?
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>If the first shot doesn't work
Then you turn the gun around once you're done and shoot yourself
Most people don't want to see their beloved dog's head explode.
Practical but definitely traumatizing to do. You wouldn't be able to get that out of your head even if you knew it was painless/the right thing to do.
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I feel for you man. And I can say at least you got to be with him.

The dog I grew up with started having seizures when I was 12 and instead of letting me know or letting me go along they killed my dog and told me after the fact. So I'm glad you got to be there OP.
You're fucking retarded, faggot. Dogs are loving companions and are extremely loyal, and they'll take a bullet for their owner at any given moment.
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RIP Bonzo, I bet you were a tip top doggo.

All dogs go to heaven OP, your little buddy is up there chasing rabbits, eating all the food, and sleeping next to you on your bed for all eternity.

Be glad you didn't shoot him. I had to kill my goldfish once and honestly the sadness sticks - I can't imagine how sad it would be to have to shoot your good buddy of so long. There is not much harder than having to kill a best friend I think.

You did good.

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Anyone keep slugs n snails? I always loved slugs, and thought it would be cool to have my own Leopard Slug, but couldn't really find the best time/place to bring one home

A few months ago I was out on my deck and a relatively big one came crawling out on the pavement towards me. It must have been a sign.
He now lives in a warm house just in time before the winter. He's like a refugee! In fact, he's kind of like a dog. He wakes up, runs around his area, then when he's done, goe right back to his same doghouse (cave) every time.

Anyway, I have a couple of questions because there is actually a shockingly low amount of info on the internet about slugs' behavoir (especially as pets).

Been feeding him things that are "high calorie" like date fruit, banana, and pumpkin seeds, and afterwards he doesn't eat sometimes for several days after. Is this just because they don't need to eat as quickly after a big meal? Another idea was maybe that it was relatively cold in my room in the morning and while I'm at work (no heater on) and such cause it's winter (and crappy insulation), I know slugs and snails do hibernate, but I read only when it's below +5'C. Clearly my room isnt that cold, but maybe it's contributing to the dormancy?

Also been reading about Springtails and isopods as "janitors" recently, and I think my tank already has some springtails from the original moss I put in, they aren't bugging my slug by walking over and near it are they? There isn't very many, maybe 2 dozen, but they are hanging out near his 'cave'.

Who else has a gastropod pets? I think they're very cool.
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when he starts picking up momentum he stretches out real long and it's funny
used to have a few GALS (giant african land snails) back in the day, wouldnt mind getting a couple more in the near future
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You should take a picture showing the full tank.

I only have aquatic gastropods.
u really want a GAL but they're illegal here. I used to own a few garden snails a while back though. Maybe I'll get some slugs, what are some good species of slugs?

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damn the ocean.
we should throw to the bottom of the sea.
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>On February 24, 2010, the orca Tilikum killed Dawn Brancheau, an experienced trainer, at the end of a "Dine with Shamu" show at SeaWorld Orlando. SeaWorld officials stated that Tilikum grabbed Brancheau by her ponytail and pulled her into the water, drowning her

Kill them all, they wouldn't be missed - bunch of fuckers like the rest of DNA perpetrators.
How come killer whale attacks have gone down so drastically over past decades?


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Is it possible to get rabies even if the dog isn't rabid?
My dog has a habit of chasing me as if to bite my leg and she did.
If your dog doesn't have rabies, obviously it cannot give you rabies.
Animals can have it without displaying signs though. Shes had her shots, right?
You can get rabies from a non rabid dog the same way you can get aids from jacking off
Why is your penis so hairy

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New OC
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Rotties were bred to hunt dangerous game and protect herds, making them both animal and stranger aggressive. That being said, they are definitely no strangers of dog fighting. Live leak even has a tag just for pit fights with rotties in them
Rotts can be just as dangerous.

I never got this, my cousins have dogs that are ALWAYS getting out and running away, does this just mean they don't like the owners?
I don't remember. I think that they just made her keep it inside. Where it would bark. Endlessly.
The people above me were also black. Their favorite past times, if I had to guess by the amount of noise they made, was feng shui competitions of constantly moving furniture around at 2 a.m. on weekend nights, and getting pumped up for finals by playing tackle football the night before in the living room.
Oh my god this makes me so angry. Let's taunt victims and their family members with PTSD by bringing our violent shitbulls to a memorial for dog bite victims.
They wear these t-shirts with "BULLY" on them in big letters. So telling.

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Im one of the ugly kids
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I'm sorry. Discuss
>run by a brown person
I'm not even surprised
What? Not that I think it would make a difference but no "brown" people work there?
Pinky is brown
>NBC 5 Investigates’ cameras also captured monkeys in baby clothing, locked in a barn. We were told the monkeys go inside Janota’s house in the evening.
>Online we found plenty of pictures of her monkeys, in highchairs, baby clothes, on a leash, a swing set and at their own birthday party.

>“I dress them up and I put onesies on them so they keep their diapers on, cuz they do wear diapers.“
>““We teach them sign language,” she added.” We spend as much time as possible for their mental enrichment, which is a major thing for primates.”

What the fuck

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>have dog
>runs across the street just to attack other dogs

What the fuck?
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>thinking you can deal with dog's aggression by just making your dog interact with other dogs who have rough play styles
You're going to end up with your dog killing or severely harming another dog and them slapped with PDD status. Get the help of an accredited behaviorist
>socializing isn't interaction

You're just looking for an argument, aren't you?
you're missing the point. Yes your dog needs interaction, but needs to be EXTREMELY careful on how you go about it to avoid making it worse or ending up with a very dangerous situation. This is why I said consult a behaviorist instead of just expecting it to be solved by expecting your aggressive dog to just go and play happily with other dogs because "they're not weenies"
my dog did that once

it was the cunt's dog who let it shit all over our yard and never pick it up
I wasn't simply going to throw him together with a bunch of other dogs.

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Is it safe to keep my cat around me when I have flu with lots of phlegm? Is there any chance he'll catch something or am I safe?
Welp, it'a she.
It is safe. The flu (and viruses in general) rarely hop species due to how specialized they are. When they do hop it is a big deal, like the avian or swine flues.
Ok, I thought she could get distemper or something.

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Discuss anything aquarium related here, including inhabitants, decor and issues.

Google is 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
-any and all inhabitants + how long you've had them

>General aquarium care sheets - http://www.google.com

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Lfs. He gets in the good stuff. I knew they were agressive but holy fuck.
How big is the Raphael? Those are pretty voracious and nocturnal, he might be trying to takes bits out of them at night but can't swallow them. Tetra aren't generally known for being nippy though there are exceptions, like serpae.
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Who else /noquarintinetank/ here?

>buy fish
>float bag, add tank water in
>release fish
Feels good to have a great lfs
He is about 4inchew. He's really well behaved. I have a school of 6 otos chill next to him along with shrimp crawling on him and never ate any of my fish. He gets a big meal right before I turn the lights off. He's my chubby boy.
Had* don't have them anymore. They went as a trade in a while ago.

Hallo to everybody! I'm new here, and I hope I post my message in correct topic. I'm a foundator of the project dedicated to vision of the future life on Earth 25 MY after human extinction - the fictitious Neocene epoch. The project is mainly in Russian, but the part of it is translated into English.

I'd like to find colleagues interested in art and biology to add new ideas and illustrations to the project.
I hope there are people interested in this theme and ready to join or project.
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It would be quite interesting to watch this book (but I can't read Japanese).
As for cephalopods, Soviet specialist in these molluscs Kir Nesis (late now) proposed the main direction of their evolution is pelagisation - passing to pelagic way of life without need of firm substrate to lay eggs, for example.
Have you this manga to make a scan of complete volume for me?
>main direction of their evolution
thats not a thing
>As for cephalopods, Soviet specialist in these molluscs Kir Nesis (late now) proposed the main direction of their evolution is pelagisation - passing to pelagic way of life without need of firm substrate to lay eggs, for example.
So they could, in theory, become somewhat fishlike in appearance, and take on the niches of pelagic fish if the opportunity arises?

I have the manga, but I don't know how to scan. The page I posted was a muted photo.
I've had some ideas recently:
>Island turtles that have adapted to be active during colder times
They have black, wide, and flat shells that allow them to absorb as much sunlight as possible. They're somewhat large being 4 foot in width and 3.5 feet long. They also have ridges on them so they're able to carry their young on top of them to help them warm up in the sun also. Their claws are hook like and help them climb and cling to rocky areas on the island, and sometimes each other. At night they go to burrows made by other animals to keep warm, if they can fit. (Usually they'll have to dig for a wider entrance). They mostly feed on plant matter, while protein comes in the form of slow moving, ground dwelling insects.
I also had an idea for a climbing pygmy sea lion that does so to keep away from predators around steep rocky cliffs next to the ocean, but that maybe too farfeched.

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The world is going to shit anyway, so I guess it's a good time to go extinct.
Well it's a natural extinction. They'd have gone extinct with or without human interference.
Too bad, they're really cute cats. Even if they're kinda retarded.
Cheetos must be preserved, even if they were gone forever from the savannahs.

Save the Lightning Kitty Doggos.
AT this point cloning is the only salvation.

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>reading apartment lease agreement
>"must declaw cats"

why is this a thing?

i managed to get the manager to make an exception, but seeing this makes me sick.
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1. Well meaning people are stupid and dont know how to pick up cats which wander onto property

2. Kids are mean to cats and get scratched

3. Some cats are smart enough to know scratching on walls or furniture only gets them in trouble if its your walls or furniture
When they ban infant male circumcision, maybe they will ban this. This is almost the same thing, but for cats.
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Had dogs and cats my entire life along with reptiles. Never had a cat piss in my house except for when I found out my exroommate beat it while I was gone and she pissed on his shit because of it, cunt deserved it though.

Only most anti-cat people are douches who say they piss on everything. Can a cat be like that? Yep. If you are a good owner can you avoid it or rectify it after the first time? Yep.

Exceptions to everything and on the subject of declawing it's a cunt move and if anyone does that to save their precious furniture don't get the cat get something else. I guarantee if dogs shredded with their claws somehow dog people would see declawing as inhumane. I don't see people pulling their dogs teeth out and feeding them mush meals. Over the top but many fuckers in here so whatever, you don't have to like an animal to generally care about their well-being.
I'm against circumcising babies but to compare the two is dumb since the consequences of each are way different. Plus declawing is already banned in just about all developed countries aside from America. Other places it's considered animal cruelty
Exactly what I was thinking.

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previous thread >>2278346

/herp/ reptile classifieds for finding breeders of various scaled and sundry creatures

>reptilescanada.com (Canadian breeders)
>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

>sand a shit
>use a thermostat
>read all the caresheets

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That's not it anon. When you post pics on 4chan they scrub the exif data, which screws up the orientation.
Even if you turned your phone it would still come out fucked.
>normal human being
that dont do shit to the image will still come out this way

It seems to depend on the Snake. Mine is a timid girl but when it comes to eating she hits it before I even lower it down for her and constricts the hell out of it.
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Any advice on where to get my first ball python?
Local herp shop or breeder
A nearby convention
reputable breeder found online

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Small mammal thread! Rats, mice, hammies, Guinea pigs, ferrets, sugar gliders, etc.

Post pics and tips. Ask questions.

DIY cage accessories: https://pethelpful.com/rodents/simple-and-easy-ways-to-accessorize-a-rat-cage
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>le my pet eats urs xd
I've got a serious question anons, idk the point of getting a hamster if it only lives an average 1-2 years. I mean, the longest living hamster on record lived for about 4.5 years.
It's like the rodent equivalent of owning a Beta. Solitary, boring, simple.
Actually worse as you can put a Beta in a large tank with other fish.
Mix a dose with juice and let them drink it all down, and do it multiple times a day. The water method is fine but you'll need to change it daily and hope you didn't put to much in. It's. 10cc or .10 ml per pound and you mix it with about 4ml of juice. The sweeter the better.
Even worse as bettas can be tought tricks and bond with their owners quickly.

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