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/aq/ - Aquarium General - catfish edition
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

Tank Cycling:

Articles and Care Guides:

Aquatic Plant Database:

Plants and Animals for sale:

Can't find what you're looking for? Check on ebay or aquabid.

Old thread: >>3207071
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Post animal webms. If you want to post plants and fungi too, that's cool I guess.
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Guys listen.

I have the best ide

guys listen

I have the best idea ever


I'll put WINGS



I'll put WINGS
guys listen here

I'll put WINGS... on my BACK legs.
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/paleo/ - Paleontology General
We haven't had a good paleo thread in centuries so I'm going to start making them until /an/ accepts them again. Discuss post about ancient life, geology, and geography at your leisure.

>/paleo/ channel on /an/cord
>Paleontology Online
>Paleontology World

Thread Question: Which geologic time period interests you the most and why?
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My dog snapped at me
I recently bought my dog a harness that where you clip it around his stomach and the other part goes around his neck. He usually gets restless and agitated when I put it on him especially when I reach under his stomach to clip it in place but today he snapped at my face and growled. How do I effectively train him to not rip me open and let me put his harness on?
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dog paw thing
is there a technical term for the way dogs and cats put their paws like this?

like do they flop their wrists? do their wrists go limp? what is this called?
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She got a new collar, say something nice
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/chk/ - Chicken General
A thread where you can talk about and post pictures of these lovable birds.
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>big but not big enough to kill you
>the moat social kot specie
>cutest too
Why havent we domesticated cheetos?
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savage beast
Why do bulls get so pissed off every time they see the color red? Is it genetic? Can they be trained to hate other colors instead?
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Can we have a thread for everything rodent related?
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ITT: based extinct animals that deserved better.

Rip in peace Tasmanian tiger
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animals doing people things
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/se/ - Speculative Evolution And Biology General #12 - Rhinogradentia edition
This thread is for the discussion of Speculative Evolution and Biology.

Old thread : >>3173632
/se/ Discord Server:

>Definition of spec evo: Speculative evolution, also called speculative biology and speculative zoology, is a genre of speculative fiction and an artistic movement, focused on hypothetical scenarios in the evolution of life.

Resources :

Reccomended Projects:
>A world colonized by Canaries, Sunflowers and others
>A Chinese cave with very strange inhabitants
>An Antarctic island home to strange lovecraftian creatures
>The Seychelles are a collection of miraculous islands, carrying a precious cargo of life from vanished world. But what if the Granitic Seychelles were merely the mountain peaks of a much larger island? What strange life might call such an island home?
>Several hundred lightyears from Earth, the planet Epimethius is remarkably similar in its composition, but it is larger, has greater weather extremes, is subject to frequent solar radiation storms, and full of bizarre life forms.
>Be the spectators of the history of life on earth in the next million of years in the future.
>This project takes place 10 million years into the future, in a world were the entire planet consists of one giant city.
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Birds Of Prey Thread 3.0
Baby Bella 2
All right, So we hit image cap really fast. Faster than the first thread. But I do not mind. I am sure we all love to look at cure birds of prey. Some more than others.

So post away!!!
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Creepy bug thread.
Starting bar to beat: giant robber fly
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Is the Yowie real?
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A guinea pig cutie.
/an/brahs Im having a hard time lately because life coomed in my ass. And it COOMS vodka. I love every creature in this cursed world. Right now I can only afford a cuttipie guinea pig to draw my sttention fron the fucking bottle and I want this fucker to have the best life he can get.
So, guinea pigs experts, show me some light and experiences. I want this cutie happy and healthy.
Thanks in advantage bros.
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Monotypic Taxon
Monotypic Taxon is the phenomenon in which a classification has only one direct subordinate. An example is that the genus Homo has only ONE species (living, that is), which is sapien. What is the most EXTREME form of Monotypic Taxon? The most extreme example i can find goes up to Family.
Pic related, the Amborellales
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Are corvids only second to humans when it comes to being inteligent?
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/plant/ - Poinsettia Edition
/plant/ - The Plant General - Poinsettia Edition

Welcome to /plant/, the happy green place on this blue board, where growers, gardeners and horticulturists share their love for things that grow.
Newbies and amateurs are very welcome, and we’ll always try to answer your questions.

>The Plant List
>Plant ID Sites
>Pests and Diseases
>Thousands of Botanical Illustrations
>Cacti and Succulents
>Carnivorous Plants
>Plants for Beneficial Insects

Previous Thread
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>ctrl f
> no fox thread

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/kot/ General - Gremlin will be missed edition
Old thread >>3184795


Food & Nutrition

Outside Enrichment
Behavioral problems

Kitten care

Cat Food Database:
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Bee Butt
Post fuzzy butts
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Platypus thread
every day until you want a platypus
I'm going to post a platypus in this thread every day until all of /an/ wants to snuggle a puggle.

Previous thread>>>2999569 archived

This is your daily reminder to want a platypus
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Dog sexual behaviours
My sister's neutered female mutt-terrier dog tries to hump me(my leg or feet)
At first it was funny, but it is fucking weird.
For For example, If put her on my legs to caress her soft hair, she tries this after a while. I never allow her to proceed with this, I try to calm her but it doesnt work so I have to move her out.
She is very playful and nice, and sometimes barks sadly or tries to play aggressively if I stop her. She doesnt do this with my sister or my mumm.

Should I reprimand her? Humans are allowed to masturbate... so why would I stop her if I fap myself? It feels unfair.

But this is just not ok. Is she even able to consent?

How do you dog owners deal with this situation?
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itt. post fucking ugly animal species.

h*man pics not allowed.
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catdrinkingapieceofbrocolli why havent you started a vegan diet for your dog yet?
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Can you guys stop with the toxoplasmosis conspiracy theory? It's making cats look bad.
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>and how did they get winnowed down leaving only their smaller relatives behind?
>The answer might lie in the arrival of a different type of primate on the island, us
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Brave Honorable nihon dog.
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/herp/ - Reptile and Amphibian General - Battlin' Boas Edition
This thread is dedicated to all animals of the reptilia and amphibia families. Topics include, but are not limited to: geckos, snakes of all kinds, frogs, salamanders, newts, turtles, tortoises, and much more. Before asking a question, do a search on the internet to see if it has been answered
Classifieds for finding breeders and products:
> (Canadian breeders)
Most forums will have a "for sale" section on them, so look for that, especially if you have a specific herp you want. Craigslist can also be a good source for cheap aquariums, and make sure to check for any reptile expos that occur in your area.

When asking a question, make sure to include these details:
>Type and size of animal
>Enclosure dimensions
>Humidity and temperature
>Type of substrate
>The decor you use
>How often you feed
>The type of food you use
>If your animal is wild caught or captive bred
>How often you handle
>Who you bought the animal from

Other Helpful Resources

Old thread:
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/invert/ - Invertebrate General
Old thread: >>3188433

This is the invertebrate general. Topics include, but are not limited to: Insecta, Arachnida, Mollusca, Mollusca, Crustacea, Anthozoa, Onychophora, and much more. Before asking a question, do a search on the internet to see if it has been answered

Feel free to post your invertebrate findings.

Resources/help and information
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Owl thread
post owl pics and vids.
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Oh man... He's just like me!
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for me, it's the rockwaller
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/bird/ - The Bird General
Haven't seen a good bird general in a long time.

General thread for all content relating to birds, wild or pet. Feel free to ask questions, discuss, or blogpost about the birds in your life.

>Bird Discord Server
>clicker training, highly recommended.
>bird chop, healthy bird food
>DIY bird cages
>Bird ID
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>december 12th, 2019
>no thread about holiday themed animals
what the fuck

here is a christmas alpaca
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I'm pet sitting for a friend for the next 6 months. She has two leopard geckos, though I had never seen her tank setup.

It's awful.
I don't know if it's terribly rude of me to buy a new setup for them while she's gone, but I can't stomach seeing them in tiny enclosures.
She has two and they're not even housed together.

Any advice on how to do this without seeming like an asshole?
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what do you feed your axolotl? how often and how much?
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how do animals know where humans have eyes?
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Anyone know where I can get a dog with these aesthetics?
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Official power levels:

Cats: 250 million

Dogs: 530 million

Humans: 16 billion
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You wouldn't kill a leggy thing just because it looks icky, right /an/?
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Do you guys feed birds in your backyard?
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what is this?
I see at least 3 or 4 of these each day in my house, they're like small moths but I'm not sure. What are they and how do I get rid of them?
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outdoor cats and pitbulls
How did these become the most hated animals on /an/?
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Pit Bull Questions
Hey /an/,
I want to get a PitBull from the humane society but want to know that I am doing everything in my power to ensure its happy and healthy. I know nothing about pit bulls other than that they have a stigma about them that I don’t believe, and that a pitbull, especially from a rescue shelter, may be a little bit of work. My only dog knowledge comes from owning a springer spaniel (14 yrs), and a Brown Lab (my stepdads but ive been taking care of her with him for 4 years), I want a pit bull very badly and am willing to spend a great deal of time, money, sweat and tears to keep it happy and healthy. What can I do to learn more credible knowledge about these dogs, and ultimately have one as a companion?
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Why don't people like ferrets as pets?
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chewy snuggling 2
Deer are so goddamn adorable.
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Komodo dragon thread, post some komodo dragons.
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My Dog and its God-Form
This two entities in comparison tell the viewer the essence of being alive and more.
The completedness that is achieveable and the starting point where everybody was sitting.
Growth and Strength.
Discomfort and Weakness.
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do you love orangutans?
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Toceranib phosphate
Anti-cancer medication for dogs and cats. Anybody have a pet on this medication or is it just another cash grab by the big pharma oligarchs?
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If an animal doesn't feel pain, is it capable of being tortured?
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Opossum thread
Oh, sorry! Didn't see you there. Would you like some of my apple? :)
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Grassland appreciation thread.
no cope allowed
Daily reminder that grassland is the most endangered, the most altered and yet the least protected biome on the planet.

--- no tree-huggers allowed ---
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Post smug animals

Gonna get one of these smug bastards next week
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Why didn't the Terror Birds picked up from the dinosaur's success?
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/dog/ - Dog General
This is the dog general. Anything dog related goes here.

Old thread:>>3191039

Dog breeds -

Genetic Databases and Information -

>What should I feed my dog?
>What breed of dog should I get?
>How do I train my dog?
>Rate my dog!
>Should I bring my dog to a vet?
>What breed is my dog?
>What toys should I get my dog?
>My dog is doing x, what do I do?
>Where do I get a dog?
>How do I take care of a puppy?
>How do I house train a dog?
>Can my dog eat this?
>Let me blog post!
And much more!
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Is Kreb
Swimmy kreb
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The fossil layers confirm the Deluge

At the bottom are the first animals that perished into the flood

As the waters went up, the land animals like dinosaurs perished next

As you can also see on the graph, mammals are the most intelligent of animals and they are at the top, this means that they tried to reach high places when the world was submerged but they couldn't survive
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Here’s your arthropod bro
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Is war good or bad for nature?
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itt post your favorite animal behavior.
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Dinosaur Thread
Thread to post pictures of dinosaurs and to discuss all things dinosaur related including movies and video games
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Is it possible to get a tanuki as a pet?
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I love bears, can we post bears
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Why do women like leopard geckos so much?
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Gray jay best jay
I love gray jays. No other jays have these amazing babyyoda eyes.

Pic is from a hike I did earlier today.

What are ur guys' favorite jays?
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who /intact/ here?

I own two GSD, male/female. It's kinda annoying when the female goes into heat and I got to split em up for 2 weeks but besides a lot of barking and some blood it's not that bad.
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Can cats eat salami?
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Birds Of Prey Thread 2.0
Bella doooooo
My last thread was highly successful. And you /an/ons seemed to love it. .So have another.

Last Thread No.3209951
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I thought cats couldn't pass the mirror test. What's this then?
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sad wojak
Had to put my cat to sleep today.
Why does it have to hurt so much?
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alright seriously what the fuck is his problem?
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thoughts on h*mans?
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frog face
why is /an/ so slow? are animals just not that interesting to most people?
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Cursed Dog
Cursed Dog
This is my Mother's dog. She dropped a Pizza knife and the dog dashed it away in her mouth. It growled at anyone going near her, which is easy to believe (She bites).

The Dog ended up having to drop the knife herself since no one wanted to go near her. She managed not to cut herself (somehow) and carried on the rest of the day spiteful as usual.

Here's the question /V/, how would my power level increase if I befriended this Demon?
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Screen Shot 2019-12-13 at 11.20.16 PM
Any help id'ing this fish(?)
It appears briefly in the nextflix doc 'Our Planet', the high seas episode. Can't find anything else about it.
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/aq/ - Aquarium General - eel edition
Synbranchus marmoratus
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

Tank Cycling:

Articles and Care Guides:

Aquatic Plant Database:

Plants and Animals for sale:

Can't find what you're looking for? Check on ebay or aquabid.

Old thread: >>3197985
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Raven bred
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Which one is better?
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I'm going on vacation for two weeks. Is kenneling your dog cruel? Should I kennel him, or should I get someone to look after him?
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OMG i never even knew vore was a real thing XD
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My 4 month old kitten keeps disturbing me at early hours, literally running around wall to wall. Is that normal?
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>Owner has pet deer.
>Owner lets deer to run around in the woods, during open >season.
>17 year old hunter legally shot the animal.
>Owner gets his pet killed
>The hunter is getting death treats now.
Deer fags will never learn.
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Robotic spy animals
So how do they usually make these, put outer corpses of the animals over robot parts and have them hang around the living ones of their kind?
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>I love dinosaurs! My favorite is hesperornis
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Training cats “like dogs”
/an/ have you ever trained a cat?
Do you know anything about it?

I’m getting a kitten or a few years old cat, and I will probably need to have her travel with me most of the time, I want to train her to follow basic commands, and most importantly use the bathroom at certain times
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BEEP BEEP BEEP BEeep beep beep ʙeep ʙeep ᵇᵉᵉᵖ
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Post Funny Kot and Shiba pics here
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My guess is that cat hate is from cityfags. No one in the sticks is setting a gazillion mouse traps. We ALL have cats to deal with rodents. Be honest, how many of you cat haters are urbanites?
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China created pig-monkey hybrids
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What's the fastest growing tree that isn't some flavor of bamboo, a grass, or a meme """""tree""""" like banana? How fast does it grow?
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Name a more based animal
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>post chinchillas
this is Moogle
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what is the most gentle giant like dog?
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My cat has this. Is she about to die?
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Fox bois
Øk, so, early man has domesticated dogs since the dawn of our species. But we know for the most part this only occurred in the eastern world at the time.
I’m just thinking, what the fuck would like highly domesticated foxes would look like. Like how far would we go? Would we get like a fox version of the pug? Or would we get even weirder than that?
For the most part right now we’re just fucking around with the sizes of the ears and their color scheme and shit. But wait until this goes way to far
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Pigeons spotted with hats in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Pigeons in Las Vegas have been spotted wearing tiny little cowboy hats.

Bobby Lee shot video of the birds near Tropicana Avenue and Maryland Parkway.

It's not clear how the pigeons got the hats on their heads. All of it remains a mystery.

The video has gone viral on Facebook and Twitter.

Some people found it funny, but other are wondering if this is a case of animal cruelty.
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Guinea Pigs and Temperature
Hey lads. I have a Guinea Pig who is 7 years old as of recently. She had a partner for 5 years who passed last year around this time, so no, I did not have her alone. I know that's bad for them.

Anyways, my main point is this: It's getting cold out, and I really like to keep my room cold when I sleep so I can use a lot of blankets. Problem is, her cage is like 5 feet from the window.

I really want to be able to sleep comfortably but do not want to make her uncomfortable, especially in her old age. Is this bad for her, or will she be fine? Please let me know.
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Are pufferfish the most autistic fish?
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Why are humans often excluded from 'nature'? What makes their actions unnatural?
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My Cat is in heat
I need to get her spayed but I dont have the money right now. How can I help her?
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5 ft tall Seaside Bird
I was out collecting shells at low tide this July 3rd at Orange Beach in Alabama. I saw some movement above me and didn’t think much about it. I turned around and saw a bird around 5ft tall staring at me without moving. Freaked me out but I continued looking for shells. I turned around again about half a mile later and it was right behind me again staring at me. That really spooked me and I ended up running like a madman back to hotel. What bird was this? It was white and right by the water. Was it trying to scare me off or was it curious?
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Need funy cat photos
please i would like to pat theyre litle heads plaese make them funy to.
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Real or Fake?
sansevieria velvet
is this shitty looking potted plant legit or a hoax for soccer moms? i cant find any info on it, i even got to the 5th page in jewgle
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Horse General
Previous thread: >>3178447
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Just found my cat attacking this bird wtf do I do?
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How the hell do they train horses for acting?
Especially for those scenes with loud noises like all the gunfire blanks and having them drop and tumble so quickly? It seems like something hard to get them willing to do to me.
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Post kot reaction images of any kind
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Cute animals
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Why have the Late Cretaceous period dinosaurs become the most famous?
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Is /an/ really about nature like stated, and if so why aren't you using the official search engine?
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is there any specific distinction that seperates the Gobius and Neogobius genuses?
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Why is American animal so helpless?
When you hear about animals destroying NA ecosystem always its something from Eurasia or SA. Domestic cat, various rodent, insects fish and plants all seems to prosper better in NA even compared to creature that have evolved there. What makes NA animals unfit for survival in every case? They are simply inferior? If they cannot defend own territories then does it matter even if they are replaced? I admit I do not know. Let us have discussion about why American animals seems defenseless please.
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