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Rate my dog /an/
Rubber Johnny/10

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If you had to snap a dogs leg to break the bone (for no reason) which dog would be the easiest and do you think the task itself would be easy?

No tools used please.
does the dog fight back?
No it lets it happen
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Well that makes it easy. Just look at those weakass bones, could probably do it with two fingers.
I just feel the smaller dogs legs are so elastic they wouldn't break

>cats average life span between 12 and 15 years
>cat turning 5 soon
>can't stop thinking about his impending mortality
What is wrong with me
Also here's a picture of him when he was still a little baby kitten
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Just put it out of it's misery ya whining sook. Sell it to some Chinese and enjoy a good dim sim. Fgt
>cat is 16
>dog is 14
>birb is 17
>parents are in their 70s
>most my friends are 57-75

And yet I am still far more paranoid about things around me dying suddenly and horribly from car accidents and such.
There's always the slim chance that he lives till like 39.
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>look at dog's pics from almost 2 years ago
>he has more gray on his face

I feel you, OP...
Mine lived to be 16 and 20, or just a few months shy, I rounded up. The 20 year old lived with diabetes for like 7 years until the end. Good care can go a long way, so don't worry about the end.

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PetSmartCo's Black Friday ad is out. Is /pets/ getting anything good this year?
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>using the word consumerist in 2017
>not building your bowfront aquariums out of junkyard car windshields and beach debris.
The prices on those petsmart tank kits are actually lower than what the store pays for them...
do you know where the fuck you are you dumb shill?
Yes, I'm on /pets/.

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/x/an/imals thread

Lets talk superstition, protection from ghosts and spooky cryptozoology

>not having a black dog to ward of ghosts and a cat to warn you of them
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No way can dogs see ghosts.
My dog is an absolute coward, she couldn't just see that shit and not freak out.
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Fuck you
Dogs are related to death:
1) Anubis
2) Khala bhairava
3) Cerberus
5) Islam has a black dog at heaven's gate

The key idea is that death is always faithful and loyal to you. No matter where you go, death will follow.

If death was a cat, we would either live forever or die whenever it felt like it.

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Do owls make good pets?
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A big one like in Harry Potter
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falconry is the most noble pastime in existence. having an owl ensures that you are a chad among chads
>get an owl, I mean they sell them at most exotic reptile shows outside California
What the fuck? No they absolutely do not.
>I don't understand allergies or preferences: The post
Just because you're content to keep a cat or dog doesn't meant everyone is.

Found these on a grassy hill in northern Humboldt County (PNW). Spite print is dark brown to purple, just wanna see what others say.
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You can get a masters for it. Mycology is a lot less rigored than many other sciences, partly because it is still a young field with lots of opportunity. I personally am still an undergrad, but through an internship at a lab I have the opportunity to get published as the sole author of papers. I got that internship sheerly through my own self-acquired knowledge. Many mycologists are self-taught in a similar way, my experience has been that the field is pretty accepting.
How related is microbiology? Can you viably make a career out of dual majoring?
Yeah, from what I understand that is mostly folks who work on microbial communities as a whole, soil biology, microbiomes, etc. since it ends up being an overall study of the dynamics between both fungi and bacteria.
When it comes to "mushrooms" and threadlike fungi, it is less applicable but definitely still relevant. There are so many specific things to study that you can really get specialized, and you could find a place with that dual major. Assuming someone is willing to invest in your research (find something related to agriculture or human disease)
when I saw the picture I first thought it was Saudi Arabias national flag lmao
No, those are clearly not liberty caps. Grow some cubes like a real man.

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what the fuck
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the winged doggo
i think your goat is acoustic
Try synthesizing with it.
We told you to stop letting your dog jump bats

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I need help guys. So I am doing an investigatory research for my Research subject that needs to have a product and i am thinking of doing an improvised oxygen pump which I am still of how to do. I'm asking for help because my original proposed topic is about the adaptability of Notostraca on a tropical freshwater enclosure with algae and other plants which got rejected for reasons stated above. Does a starter kit contains legit triops or not? Or where could I buy eggs + food online? preferably from asian distributors to cut shipping fee cost.
give me your triops

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Are tiny snakes dangerous?
I've never heard any stories of people getting poisoned by a micro snake. Is there a minimum size for a snake to become threatening?
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There was a little kid, back in the early 1980s when I grew up, who caught a bunch of "worms" that bit him. They were copperheads and he died. I spent the next year bringing earthworms to my parents for "proper" ID. Though, I was smart enough to know they were worms and didn't realize the kid just didn't know what the difference was between a real worm and a snake. I thought they transformed or something. I think I was 3-4yo.
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this guy can put me in the hospital
Baby snakes don't moderate their venom so when they bite you they normally ejaculate until their empty unlike adults who will save venom for a couple of bites. In a way baby snakes are more dangerous than fully grown snakes
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>ejaculate until their empty
Baby venomous snakes are largely considered to be more dangerous. The common misconception is that they're more toxic, but in actually as another anon already stated it's because they don't regulate venom flow all too well. Whether it's because they haven't got the properly developed musculature or simply don't know how much is enough I'm not too certain, point is, if you see a tiny venomous one do not fuck with it. It'll be a straight 50/50 shot as to whether the bite will be dry if you do.

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My leopard gecko is dying.

Is it wrong to feed him to my columbian boa?
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No it is not wrong. Many mice have died for your snek, might aswell be lizards time if it is going to die anyways. It's a cruel world, not good to be eaten by snek but that's the way it works.
Or just let snek kill him. all the same to gecko, and snek likes live pray.
Well then fridge him, slowing down his metabolism until hibernation like state is achieved. Then freeze him, so he doesn't feel the pain of cryo-damage set in. Is killed. Never feels pain.
>inb4 it's just brumating
That's iffy. Painless death not guaranteed. OP, if you don't want your gecko to suffer you need to kill fast. Sharp knife, pierce brain, then quickly pierce spinal cord at the neck.

If you are unwilling or unable, take to vet for humane euthanization.

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needing advice about a bird. I used to discipline him like I do with my dogs (small tap on the head) but it didn't work nearly as well. Now he is scared of me and won't let me near him. How do I make him like me and let him know I'm not gonna hurt him?
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>How do I make him like me and let him know I'm not gonna hurt him?
go back in time and stop yourself from hurting him
You should find him a better owner
Unfortunately I think the damage is done. If you’re not willing to put in a ton of time and patience, this bird will never trust you again. Or many people for that matter. But if you do want to try hard, give the bird space, talk sweetly to him, bring him toys, treat him like a baby. There is no quick fix to this. Doing some bookwork would help too. Just see what your parrot likes, give him time. Otherwise, I would give the bird up for adoption. Birds do not heal easily from abuse. They’re kinda complex and weird that way, unlike dogs who will learn to love again no matter how poorly people treated them.
Talk to him throughout the day and let him in on what you're doing. Treat him as if he were a toddler. The worst punishment you should be giving him is a time out.

I've got this stock picture of a cat.

I'm having some problems with my real cat lately he's scratching at the door more frequently than ever before. Usually it was only once every couple hours or so but now it's getting into intervals of 1-5mins and this increases exponentially at night (I leave my door closed because my roommates get up earlier than I so they don't wake me up). It starts out as he scratches at either side of the door I let him in or out but between this he will either completely run away with a poofed tail (excited) or come in and wait. By wait I mean until i pick him up onto my lap or play with him if neither happens he goes back to the door and scratches, this repeat until he gets distracted by the other cats in the house (there's 2 other cats in the house). I'm starting to really annoyed because I'm a really light sleeper and any slight noise i wake up to. He is 9yr and is extremely bonded to me (comes to my heel when I snap my fingers) and generally follows me around. Am I just fucked for enabling this behavior or is there something I can do that doesn't involve giving it more attention than I already do. Can't give it attention while I'm trying to sleep lads.
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tylenol will calm it down
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>Install a cat door

Sadly my house is rented

>tylenol will calm it down

Quick google search says this kills the cat, am I wrong?

Anon you stupid fuck. You get a free door off Craigslist. Next step, put a cat door on it. Replace your door with the new door and your problems are solved. God damn, do you need a play by play for using Craigslist?
Who stepped in your cereal to form a strawman out of frootloops
Could be something like hyperthyroidism since the cat is older. It tends to make them restless.

Only thing I could really advise is tire the cat out before bed, which shouldn’t take long for an older cat. And maybe put everything the cat needs in the bedroom like a water bowl and littertray. If the cat still scratches after that then it’s only after attention and the only solution is ignore it.

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Wtf kind of mushrooms are these? I found them growing in deer poo, what the frick? Is it bad if my dog eats these? Please respond asap.
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I don't know anon
Please someone help....
just look it up damn
You have a much better chance of finding people who know this kind of stuff on r/mycology if you really want to know.

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Cool animal noises
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I can do a hyena woop. I growl (kinda like rolling your r's in some laguages, but deeper in the throat and lower octave) on a inhale and "huuuooop" on the exhale.
Not something you can put on a resume.
Also if you learn to growl on a inhale and a exhale you can raise pitch slightly and purr. Or maybe thats just my weird throat setup.
Feels edition

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