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Introspection edition
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got baby chicks recently and tried to get a brooding hen to take care of them, but the chicken is just pecking them and making the chicks feel unsafe
Should I just give up and put the chicken back outside or can I get her to take care of them? any advice?
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>>4775966
You can try slipping a few under her while it is dark and she’s sleepy to see if that helps and add the rest the next night if it does. If that’s what you already tried, I’d probably just give up.
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>>4775966
Holy chiggen
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>>4775966
Damn that thing looks like a pillow
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>>4776030
>>4776155
I have 3 of them

used to be 4, but one was killed by something that snuck into the fence :(

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Post bugs if ya like bugs.

Just a little update on that terrarium I made for an isopod that was trying to yeet itself into my sink-it's going pretty well.

I added some stuff, got a low level heat bulb for the light system so that the tank isn't freezing ass cold at night while I'm at work, and I got myself a hissing cockroach. He's pretty cool; named him Prince because he acts like a little spoiled princess.

The isopod population basically exploded in the tank and went from about six or seven that i added in myself, to easily over forty now, which is pretty cool. I got some springtails when I picked up the roach, so those are in there as well, and I plan on getting some worms.

It's a fun little ecosystem and it's been keeping me on the straight a bit better. I've been eating healthier because I feed the scraps to the hisser, and i don't want to feed him anything that could hurt him, so fresh foods are in my fridge now. Also been keeping a more consistent schedule because I have to manually turn the lights on for them and give the tank a good misting.
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>>4773947
Bee hero
>>4774066
Yeah it’s neat, that’s why I call it shirts and pants. The algae wafers were a success and a bunch took their clothes off together the next day
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anyone know what this cool guy is
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Anybody ever keep these guys? Was wondering if they are fun to keep?
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>>4776105
>colorful
>hardy
>active hunter
>pretty big
>potentially diurnal or crepuscular
They're basically like keeping a tarantula, give them a bit more space and you'll see them move around more than a T, and they eat more frequently.
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>>4776105
They are notoriously good escape artists so make sure you have a trustworthy enclosure or they’ll crawl into your bed and sleep with you

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Okay, retard question here most probably, but still.
I have this tiny chihuahua-mix(i think?) dog. Technically, it was my mom's, but im taking care of her after she passed away. Shes getting old, I think she just turned 12 this month, but shes still pretty energetic and seems quite healthy.
Anyway, shes been eating pretty much only kibble her whole life. Purina Pro-plan, mostly, since thats what her vet recomments, but im trying to mix it up with other brands so she doesnt get bored. But I just feel sad for her, eating the same fucking dried meme food your whole life, even for a dog, this shit must be depressing... I tried making her food myself a few times, both chicken legs, boiled them, boiled some rice, and some veggies that are okay for dogs to eat(mostly tried with green beans) and she absolutely loved it.
But then, every time I go to the vet, she seethes at me and tells me to never feed her "human" food...
I dont get it, is she actually right or is it some shill trick to make me keep buying expensive dog food from her?
I mean on one hand, I can see it, there are probably plenty of vitamins, minerals and whatever nutrition that the dogs needs that I would probably not incorporate in her homemade food properly, but on the other, dogs existed for millions of years, its not like they were doing bad before kibble was invented, surely.. And its not like I trust all those meme brands to really be "THE BEST FOR THE DOG" as their advertise, they literally put the cheapest garbage meat and veggie leftovers in their production.
I feel the dog knows better what she needs, I can see the difference in the enjoynment she gobbles the homemade slop I make her, or even begs me to give her a bite of whatever Im eating compared to the same boring kibble she eats every day, but i might be just wrong, i dont know
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>>4775001
/an/ is a smart board!
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>>4774630
Clickbait aside, watch this for some history background about how kibble came to be, it will help your decision.
https://youtu.be/WpMc6-dMd_A?si=fQFcJtw0wo4Zxh-Z
Also your dog is 12 years old. Give it a hearty meal, even if it is going to give her some problems 3 years down the line, I think she'd say it was totally worth it. Make sure to moderate it, so that she doesn't grow fat and to not use spices. My aunt's dog got eye infection from homemade meals supposedly. It's a small york, around 16 years old.
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>>4774630
The oldest dog on earth only ever ate homemade food and scraps.
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>>4776015
bobi was a literal scam though
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>>4774630
Anon my parents have been feeding their dog homemade food for the past 17 years
Its fine, hes had better values than me for the longest time until he got old and frail, just be warned
1. Dogs are pretty alergic/cant handle certain foods
2. Dogs cant handle the same percentage of fat, carbs etc humans do
So basically, you can feed them stuff you make at home, you cant feed them what youre eating

My brain register chimpanzees as animals, despite the obvious similarities, but when it comes to the bonobo, I get a slight uncanny valley feel and somehow I see one of us.
A twisted, bizarre version of us, that's still not human, with an appearance that maybe is closer to us than their intelligence, which all in all is impressive compared to other animals, but still can't overcome the abyss between our minds.

I almost feel that I could have a basic conversation with one, or that they'd build a civilization, however primitive. But instead, at the end of the day, they're just another animal in the zoo, even if they're among the smartest

And I wonder what other hominids/hominins felt when seeing each other, and what does a bonobo or chimp feel when seeing us. We know that sapiens and neanderthals mixed, but they were close enough to be able to reproduce (and some men will fuck anything). Modern humans crossed paths with late erectus and earlier ancestors must've also seen other close cousins, who must've been in direct competiton. Needles to say, we're the only survivors

https://youtube.com/watch?v=M2Lp2m8qLZI&t=150s
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>>4775030
>in the most literal sense
Why is putting a human to jail not animal abuse? Because humans are literally animals right?
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>>4775923
It's not false, what is false is "pre human" because the unknown hominids are considered to be just archaic humans, like neanderthals and denisovans are. We just can't figure out which archaic human species the DNA belongs to. It's probably just another fucking "neanderthal". Even liberpedia is glad to corroborate this.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_population
>According to a study published in 2020, there are indications that 2% to 19% (or about ≃6.6 and ≃7.0%) of the DNA of four West African populations may have come from an unknown archaic hominin which split from the ancestor of Sapiens (Modern Humans) and Neanderthals between 360 kya to 1.02 mya.
We also know that there is no rational basis for african inferiority. Africans are actually as whites were 300 years ago. Just give them a century of back to back great wars and all the violent retards and dog eaters will be as scarce as they are in germany today, when just 300 years prior germans with militant, mercenary savages that stole pets to make schnitzel.
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>>4775992
> But the responsibility is not on >>4775923 # to do that, it is on >>4775879 # as that anon made the claim to begin with.
Sure, but if someone is stating something is false they should also be capable of showing why, like I said, I vaguely remember it being true myself, hence why I’m not asking for proof from the other person
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>>4776048
>We also know that there is no rational basis for african inferiority.
what a strange and tenuous thing to claim
>Africans are actually as whites were 300 years ago.
parts of africa still can’t sustain farmland on their own without heavy assistance from outside groups, that’s quite a bit more than 300 years behind the rest of the world
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>>4776048
many ethnicities in africa dont even have the sense of passage of time/transformation of matter programmed in their basic instincts

I need more seal pics. Drop your favorites. Or don't.
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>>4774084
This is valdivia! Chile yippie
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>>4775751
that's just a fat borzoi!

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Realistically speaking, would huge carnivorous plants like commonly depicted in fictional media starve and die out due to not being very subtle about their craft? It’s not like they can give chase to anything…
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>>4774097
thought this was herbert for a minute lol
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>>4770472
the teeth mimicking apex predators could give them some pause
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>>4771141
No, but carnivorous plants can eat as many vegans as they wish
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>>4774150
>the teeth mimicking apex predators

alternatively, the carnivorous man eating plant would evolve teeth to mimick the tooth-like fruits of another harmless plant
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>>4775806
I concur greatly.

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Your pet's fattest moment? My orange tom cat has eaten:
>>the inside of a steak and cheese sub
>>inside of tuna salad sandwiches
>>deli slices of cheese, ham and turkey
>>vanilla yogurt
>>pork meat from our BBQ
>>fries
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>>4775424
In upscale white areas you will often find shops that specialize in boutique pet treats. This also doubles as a venue for dog owners to bring their pups and socialize.
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>>4775406
Younger siblings fed it to her, usually hot dogs or chicken
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>>4775435
kiss me
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>>4775406
Ate her babies
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My cat can fuck up some boneless wings

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You said a "jackdaw is a crow."

Is it in the same family? Yes. No one's arguing that. As someone who is a scientist who studies crows, I am telling you, specifically, in science, no one calls jackdaws crows. If you want to be "specific" like you said, then you shouldn't either. They're not the same thing.

If you're saying "crow family" you're referring to the taxonomic grouping of Corvidae, which includes things from nutcrackers to blue jays to ravens.

So your reasoning for calling a jackdaw a crow is because random people "call the black ones crows?" Let's get grackles and blackbirds in there, then, too.

Also, calling someone a human or an ape? It's not one or the other, that's not how taxonomy works. They're both. A jackdaw is a jackdaw and a member of the crow family. But that's not what you said. You said a jackdaw is a crow, which is not true unless you're okay with calling all members of the crow family crows, which means you'd call blue jays, ravens, and other birds crows, too. Which you said you don't.

It's okay to just admit you're wrong, you know?
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Bumping this masterpiece
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>>4772622
there's not one species of crow, there are for example at least three different species of crow in the pacific northwest, the american, pacific northwest and fish crows. if one of those happened to be called "trifflebeck" first instead of fish crow that wouldn't make it less a crow.
you're acting like it having a dissimilar name is at all reflective of their biology.
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Crow means in the genus Corvus which does not include Jackdaws. Jackdaws are corvids but they are not crows.
A raven is a crow, a rook is a crow, a jackdaw is not a crow, a jay is not a crow. They are all corvids.
However jackdaws were only removed from the genus Corvus pretty recently.
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>>4775199
Are magpies crows?
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>>4776020
magpies are schizo parrots

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Have you ever called the fire department to get your cat out of a tree? Or known someone who has?
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My cat doesn't climb trees he just scratches them. Actually he prefers to scratch a rotting log and get shit under his claws. Dirty little boy.
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>>4775743
No. Any cat I’ve ever seen scale a tree was able to get down perfectly fine after. I guess this is only for supremely massive trees found in the states or wherever else
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this is white people stuff like christmas caroling that doesn’t exist anymore
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someone post the webm of some Slavs chopping down a tree to save a cat only for the cat to jump off and survive anyways.
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not my problem

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I wanna save nature from the human race, where do I start?
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>>4764286
Start attacking shipping, undermine the logistics of the system by any means.
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>>4764286
Start spreading the idea that oil is a gift from satan, liquid fire mined from hell.
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>>4775985
Isn't this already a plot for a film or song? I come across this theme before.
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>>4775938
you only have a point with the first part
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>>4764286
kill 3rd worlders

What is the most normie misconception you are annoyed by? Mine has to be the that a panther is its own species.
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>>4769726
>all cobras are king cobras
>all sharks are great whites
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>>4769726
The stupid
>the snake is "sizing up" the owner to see if it can eat them
facebook story makes me so mad every time I hear it. I almost exploded at my boomer coworkers who were talking about it because of how retarded you have to be to believe it
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>>4769726
That animals are darwinistic robots and every single fucking thing or action they do has to have some "evolutionary purpose", and coincidentally every single normie just happens to be an armchair expert on evolution. This especially goes for normies on 4chan. God forbid that an animal would ever enjoy something for its own sake, no, they must be "diseased" or "inbred" or whatever the fuck.
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>>4776022
They look diseased or inbred
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>>4775649
>all cobras are king cobras
I’ll admit I believed this too. Never heard it any other context than referring to a King for the longest time

Which way pig man?
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>>4775998
>>>/pol/ or >>>/k/

Which way war tourist man?
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>>4776003
>tourist
Please. I've been shitposting about the hruks on 4chan ever since the beginning of the OG donbass war.
Don't take it too seriously.
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Right is cute. Left is a menace.
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>>4773053
Left: me
Right: you
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>>4775813
I always wondered what the truth behind that is

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>is only 70 million years old
Um bros what did Earth look like before grass?
Were dinosaurs’ feets always hurting because they were walking on rough ground?
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>>4775507
i've never felt it so it must have been in his dreams. sad he thinks dreams are reality
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>>4774954
>wristwatch time machine
>Trend chasing peasant doesn't have a built in lounge, Bar, and Kitchen with staff all in the glory of AC.
Have fun never seeing the the beauty of underwater life or seeing the Earth form.
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>>4775472
Jur Ass is grass
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>>4775031
>primitive lineages within Poaceae, similar in position to the Anomochlooideae
>grasses have been around since the Early Cretaceous
>survived the K-Pg mass extinction event but rebound massively after it
Hardy little guys. I'd say the lack of flowers is among the main reasons they are so widespread.
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>>4775986
heh

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So they torture mine. Mine are relentless with running out the front door, digging under the fence and a few can climb over the fence like fucking freaks. Mom is threatening to sue me or call cops on me because one of the larger mixes caused 2 big bloody bites on her son, after i just saw this kid stab my dog in the asshole with a crayon. They have siblings/friends/cousins that are all under 9 and always walking barefoot in the street, asking people for food and fucking with my dogs in various torture methods. Held someones cat hostage in the house for 4 months until it got sick and they let it go because the mom didnt want to pay for it. What ive seen them do to my dogs, some i have on ring camera.
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>mfw OP still deos't know how the create a cartel to solve this issue
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>>4774091
>leaving untrained retarded breed of dog outside with kids under 9 years old
100%
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>>4774041
Get more cameras than the ring camera, sue their asses instead
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>>4774041
have you guys seen the doc if wisdom 3?
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your retarded dogs deserve all the abuse they get

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What do you think of squirrels?
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>>4774767
Tasty when wrapped in bacon and grilled.
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>>4775712
they are not for eating they are for respecting and rubbing
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>>4774767
They are the niggers of the rodents.
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>>4774835
>american houses have hollow walls
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>>4774767
ayo redboi, where da peanuts at??


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