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Ratto thread.

By the way, I gotta question, I've owned 2 rats, one is still alive and the other died of a tumour, I just want to know if rats can live to be 5.
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>>2515031
A friend of mine had a rat that lived to around 6 years old. It had a few tumors 41/2- 5 years old but after removal lived another year.
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>>2515875
Is that a pricklepig?
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>>2529068
Not much you can do to stop it. It's kind of hard to make a rat understand that they can't groom a cagemate too much. Nothing dangerous about it though. Some rats are just over- assertive and as long as she isn't biting and the skin is fine, the only "bad" thing about it is bald-spots aren't very nice looking.
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How do I face my fear of mice that are outside of cages? Like I get freaked out when there's a mouse hiding inside my house for the winter. Other than that, I think they're pretty cute.
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>>2526998
They're probably some of the cheapest pets to maintain after startup. A lot of anons get fucked up by vet costs but that's an easy fix. Take 5-10usd per rat out of every paycheck. Put it in rat bank account and poof you have rat health insurance. Aim to have about 300usd per rat. It hurts having that money sitting around if your a poor fag but
>have pet rat spade
>love my spadey
>spade starts having weird abdominal swelling
>blood leaking out of vagina
>it stinks and after a day or two turns into brown pus
>it's pyometra
>didn't catch it earlier because fucking rats are amazing at hiding illnesses
>little bastards this is the opposite of good
>get spade to vet asap
>surgery immediately
>her uterus was rotting inside of her! Vet uses pics as a teaching aid it's so bad
>spade goes on to live for about a year and half happy and healthy
I was able to get her in so quickly because I had that money saved. I've got the pic somewhere I'll dig for it later. It was fucking nasty anon. Pic related. Spade on the right

Can we get a deep sea thread going? Post cool creatures we know little about.
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I love the way the Goblin Shark's jaw moves
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>>2528783

This is like normie tier for deep sea creatures.

>wow omg gais so kewl like the movie Alien omfg u guyyyys I heart pop science

Is anyone sick to death of this creature being referenced every Damn time there is anything remotely deep sea related.
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>>2529235
I hate pop science too, I just think the way it's jaw moves is cool, it's not really like Alien though since it's not a tiny mouth inside of a larger mouth.
Here have a picture of a dragonfish a non normie tier fish.
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>>2524695
>jeremy in salt water
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>>2526574
looks like a giant squid having an autistic fit

Why is the Canada goose a big asshole compared to other geese?
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>>2527828
And with a proper hunting permit ? Do they actually taste good ?
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>>2528873
>he's never had christmas goose before
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>>2528873
No

Canada geese eat garbage and motor oil.
Some town tried feed the homeless with Canada geese and found shit like that inside.
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>>2527876
You can defend yourself but it doesn't give you the right to kill it. No one is in a life or death situation against a goose, so killing it would be unnecessary violence.
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>>2529264
>>2528873
Yes but you want to hunt geese in the countryside, not city geese. City geese will eat lead chips and paint and anything else they can.

Is there a bird with a doggo personality? Is the cockatiel one of them?
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>>2528801
What's with Arabs and falconing? I did a phylogenetic study on Falcons for a research in undergrad and half of the studies I used for research came out of Saudi Arabia and UAE
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>>2527633
>catfag in disguise
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Canadia geese are the most similar to dogs
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>>2527633

execpt the people who owned niggers were intelligent
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>>2526804
were's the picture of it removed, that shit looked satisfying as fuck.

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My cat has suddenly become way more clingy/affectionate than normal and I'm worried about him.
He's 6 or 7 years old and normally pretty independent but now he is up my ass constantly and I don't know why.
I gave the vet a call and was told not to worry about it and that he's probably just maturing into a more affectionate cat but I'm still a little worried because it was so sudden.
Has anybody else experienced a pet personality shift like this?
Am I overreacting?
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>>2527985
Cats are incapable of loving their owners
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Are YOU sick o?
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>>2528008
Well considering "love" is broad to include things like infatuation and attraction I'd say it can definitely apply to how a cat feels about their owner.
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>>2527964
He's trying to infect you with his parasites
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>>2529342
>2017
>damn near 2018
>not being part of the toxoplasmosis hivemind
>can't even remotely see through the eyes of every cat in existence
Get on my level

I want to buy a rat. I know I have to buy 2 of the same sex, otherwise they get lonely. But what else should I know? It's the first time I get rats (I only had dogs and cats in the past). I have a small flat but I can get a big cage if necessary.

Also, where should I buy them? Is there anything particular I should look for?
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>>2528433
>and sleeping with me if I let her out over night.
How is this even possible? Wouldn't most people roll over and crush them?
I always wanted to sleep with my ratties, but this possibility scares me.
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>>2528514
>>2528555
>>2528692
Very very nice thanks anons, I appreciate your help
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>>2528775
Rats are extremely durable, Im a heavy sleeper, yet they've never gotten hurt. If I ake up cus one is squirming under me the worst that happens is I get the stink eye.
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>>2528485
feeders are rats that were bred with the intention of being sold as snake food
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>>2525770
There's usually an ongoing general for rats and pocket pets >>2515031


Buying from a good breeder will potentially save you a lot of money in vet bills and treatment. I've found breeders through Facebook rat groups in my area. You can still get good companions from a pet store, but check them over well before you buy.

Do not buy if:
>There's red stuff around their eyes and nose
>They're excessively sneezing
>You hear small rattling or "clucking" noises from their lungs
>They're scratching and have pimple-like scabs on their ears, tail or nose.

Always handle before you buy. Stick your hand in the cage and see who shows interest and wants to inspect it. A curious, unafraid rat is usually healthy and friendly.

I've picked a lot of feeder rats as pets this way and they've been just as good as expensive pedigree rats. Depends a lot on the store and people running it of course.

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What plant species is this? It's in the great lakes region
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>>2529291
Dunno. Ask your local extension office or parks department ecologist.

how often should i feed adult crested newt?
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>>2526403
bump
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>>2526403

yes, dig up worms and feed atleast 5. feed once a week
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>>2527858
you mean earthworms?
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>>2528616
bumop
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>>2522840
it’s good to see black and white kids getting along

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first of all ask yourself why your cant answer this question with an iq of 160
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>>2527201
salamander
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>>2527201
A murder of crows
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>>2527201
A dog.
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>>2527201
A cassowary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUN7D1NnG44
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YSIbacEPqg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LjqWYMXRk0

Think of it as a giant chicken.

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Post pics of your pets and rate and comment on other anons pets. Please be fair and wholesome.
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This is Trouble the Vizsla x Lurcher
Idk he just likes sitting on me while I read and forcing everyone who walks by him to give him attention
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Heres some of my snails.
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I named this one Hermes.
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What's your favorite shark /an/ and why?

I choose Thresher because there unique and not the great white.
I don't like the great white all that much, man
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>>2528862
and
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>>2528869
this one
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>>2528854
Oh, it looks like a shark
Thanks
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>>2528182
Hand shark. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kthtkKM0oQ

Nah, it's Mako. It's like a a weird hybrid of the great white and the blue, with a badass smile that would put the sand tigers' in shame. Their speed and the spotlight in Deep Blue Sea are added plus points.

I love basking sharks too, although they are the polar opposite.

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What the fuck are these called? I see them around my house every so often?
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Wheel bug

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Is DNA the only organism on Earth, and all complex life is just an expression of its diversity?
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^not my belief tho. just a musing
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>>2528991
OP that's pretty deep
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>>2528991

Wow welcome to competitive biology and genetics where we learn all organisms are different expressions of the sane genetic letters. You're only a century late people knew this before they even fully comprehended DNA.

Also organisms have ORGANS. All ORGANISMS are modified expressions of the same ancestral genetic strand.

This isn't rocket science guys.
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>>2529231

*comparative. Yes, I am a phone fag. Please kill me.
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please stop smoking pot....

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Well /an/, I think this is my electric blue acara's last night in this world. Once the dropsy sets in, there's rarely any going back.

I don't know what's been wrong with her, just that there's no visible signs of infection, and she's the only one in the tank who hasn't been feeling well. She stopped eating a week ago, and I tried coaxing her with her favorite snacks to no avail.
Tonight I got home from work and she's just resting on the gravel at the bottom of the tank.

She's had a small prolapse like pic related, but with less hanging out and white instead of pink. A week ago, when she stopped eating, she also began flaring all her fins, even her pelvic fins, which she's kept clamped her whole life, and flaring her gills, and constantly gasping. I know the little lady likes to suck up pebbles and I've seen her get them stuck in her throat before, but she always spits them up on her own eventually. She held still like a good girl and let me take a long thorough look down her throat, multiple times (hands off, just through the tank glass) and I can't see anything lodged in there. If she is choking, the obstruction is too deep for me to dig out with tweezers. Maybe the other symptoms are all related to the prolapse, but I just don't know. I can't afford to take her to the vet to get her insidey bit tucked back in.

Today, because she's been sticking her lips out and gasping constantly (Not even puckering them in and out, only holding her lips locked out constantly) for a whole week, she's got a raw red rash around her mouth now.

I'm sure she doesn't have a parasite or other infection, because it's been a week and most things would have killed her in 72 hours, and because she's the only fish who's ill.
I know it's not the water quality, or some kind of toxicity, because I have other far more sensitive fish in the tank, and they're all doing fine. Not even my sailfin mollies are gasping, and you know how easily those guys get oxygen deprived.
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Lost my german blue ram about 2 months ago too.
He and my acara got along famously. He'd always follow her around and she never showed any sign she knew he existed.

Fairly certain he was murdered, since he was his fit and healthy regular old self the night before he died, and he was killed in a night only a couple days after I added some sailfin mollies and a kribensis of unkown gender.

One of the sailfin mollies turned out to be an absolute bully. But it's hard to imagine a molly going down to the bottom of the tank and into the rams house in the night and killing him. On the other hand, I've never caught the kribensis being mean to anyone, and no one else has died since the bully was got rid of.

Around that same time, someone ate all my veiltail zebra angels fins down almost to the nub in a single night as well, and he hasn't had any problems since I got rid of that orange cunt either. Fins almost completely grown back now. Anyways, don't ever put sailfin mollies in a community tank. They'll murder your friendliest little buddies.
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>>2526743
I've got a sailfin balloon molly with some skirt tetras and zebra danios and while I'd say he's definitely the alpha in the tank he doesn't really fuck up anybody either. But he's also kind of slow, I mean he is a balloon
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How is she going OP? I think you did a good thing moving her to the betta tank. Normally when I have a dying fish I know is suffering, I take them from the tank outside on to the pavement, lay them down, and them jump and stomp on them to make it as quick as possible. Should basically be instant at that point.
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>>2526689
I'm really sorry, anon.
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Sorry for you loss, anon. Losing an animal is such a hard thing to go through

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who does this
do you do this
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>>2529028
No, there are already a ton of toys in the average petstore that look almost exactly like several different popular sex toys.
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>>2529028
>what are joke reviews



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