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/plant/ - Pussy Willow Edition
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/plant/ - The Plant General - Pussy Willow 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
http://www.theplantlist.org/
>Plant ID Sites
http://www.botanicalkeys.co.uk/flora/index.html
https://wildflowersearch.org/
https://www.nhm.ac.uk/content/dam/nhmwww/take-part/identify-nature/tree-identification-key.pdf
>Pests and Diseases
https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/plant-problems
https://homyden.com/garden-pests-diseases-directory/
>Thousands of Botanical Illustrations
http://www.plantillustrations.org/
>Cacti and Succulents
https://worldofsucculents.com/
https://www.succulentguide.com/
>Carnivorous Plants
https://carnivorousplants.org/grow/guides
https://www.carnivorousplants.co.uk/
>Orchids
http://www.aos.org/orchids.aspx
>Plants for Beneficial Insects
https://permaculturenews.org/2014/10/04/plants-attract-beneficial-insects/

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>>3289225
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do fish just piss constantly?
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Kittens are way too needy
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So in February I adopted a cat ~6 weeks old kitten and found that it was way too fucking needy. It just glued to me 24/7. Every waking moment it was rubbing its head on my leg, headbumping my hand. It attacked my ankle when playing, and so on.
I figured it was natural for a lone kitten to be like that and adopted a second kitten. At the first week it worked, they managed to keep each other distracted properly. But skip one month forward and now what I got is two fucking needy kittens that keep glued at me 24/7. This is very annoying because they constantly climb on my computer desk (where I spend most of my time) and walk on my computer, or stand in front of the screen, thus interrupting my work. As result I spend most of the day locked in my room, actively avoiding my cats, and this is not a healthy relationship.
Also I recently hurt one of them while trying to get it away from my monitor. It was accidental, but also relatively intentional. There's this bitter smell spray that I use on some surfaces to keep them away, and this time I instinctively sprayed it directly on my cat's face instead of on the monitor, as if it was a water spray. Felt like shit and that was a wake-up call me for: I had to fix this relationship.
So, what can I do to make my cats less needy, and /an/noying, /an/? Wish they could just enjoy themselves without gluing to me 24/7, or content themselves with just staying in the same room as me instead of touching me, or at least just sit on my lap instead of walking on my keyboard while chasing my hand.
>pic related, it's them
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My 8 yr old Jack Dempsey isnt doing so well
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Recently he has been extremely sluggish and stayed on the bottom of the tank most of the time. Honestly I think his time in this world is just about up, and I kind of wanted to vent a bit. Thank you.
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/aq/ - Aquarium General - Worm edition
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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:
>http://www.firsttankguide.net/cycle.php
>https://modestfish.com/how-to-cycle-your-aquarium/

Articles and Care Guides:
>http://seriouslyfish.com/
>https://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/
>http://rainbowfish.angfaqld.org.au/Melano.htm
>http://www.scotcat.com/
>https://www.loaches.com/species-index
>http://www.theaquariumwiki.com/wiki/

Aquatic Plant Database:
>https://www.flowgrow.de/db/aquaticplants
>https://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/plantfinder/all.php

Old thread: >>3293017
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wolfdog
What's it like to have a wolf as a pet?

What are the challenges?

Do they make good guard dogs (wolves lol)?

After watching Tiger King I know there must be a few of you exotic animal owners out there.

For the record, I've got enough space to own one. My house has a huge yard and its also right next to national park land where I'll be able to take it out there a few times a day if need be.

I'm also talking about a purebred Canadian/Siberians, so quite big. Not the scrawny Spanish/Italian ones you see.
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Effective tick removal
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Hi /an/ yesterday a dog was wandering around where I work, it was in fairly bad shape so I instinctively brought him home. After seeing a fatass tick fall off of him I began checking, there are several more. What are some effective ways of removal, preferably not the tweezers method as the dog has black fur, and I don't trust my hands. Advice on other methods greatly appreciated
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/kot/ General - Tomchad edition
cats vs dogs
Previous: >>3285842

Food & Nutrition
>http://catinfo.org/docs/Feeding%20Your%20Cat%20-%204%20pages%2011-13.pdf
>http://consciouscat.net/2012/03/22/the-best-food-for-your-cat/

Outside Enrichment
>https://catiospaces.com/
>http://www.adventurecats.org/backcountry-basics/train-your-cat-to-walk-on-a-leash/
Behavioral problems
>https://thecatsite.com/threads/inappropriate-peeing-problems-answered.9563/
>http://www.catvets.com/public/PDFs/PracticeGuidelines/FelineBehaviorGLS.pdf

Kitten care
>http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=1+2137&aid=912
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/invert/ - Invertebrate General
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This is the invertebrate general. If you have any questions about invertebrates, want to look into owning one or more, or want to simply discuss them, this is the thread to do so, whether it's
>Tarantulas and other spiders
>Myriapods
>Mollusks
>Crustaceans
>Insects
>Or anything without a backbone

Feel free to post it.

Resources/help and information
>Tarantulas
https://tomsbigspiders.wordpress.com/beginner-guides/
http://www.theraphosidae.be/en
>Mantids
http://www.mantisonline.eu/index.php?lan=en
>Phasmids
http://www.phasmatodea.com/web/guest/home
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/dog/ general
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Dog things.

Pic related: Water dog
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thoughts on bull terriers? I like their funny heads
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Platypus thread
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I'm going to post a platypus in this thread every day until all of /an/ wants to snuggle a puggle.

Previous thread>>>3234336 archived. Stupid temp ban stopped me from bumping.

This is your daily reminder to want a platypus
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/plant/ - Primula Edition
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/plant/ - The Plant General - Primula 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
http://www.theplantlist.org/
>Plant ID Sites
http://www.botanicalkeys.co.uk/flora/index.html
https://wildflowersearch.org/
https://www.nhm.ac.uk/content/dam/nhmwww/take-part/identify-nature/tree-identification-key.pdf
>Pests and Diseases
https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/plant-problems
https://homyden.com/garden-pests-diseases-directory/
>Thousands of Botanical Illustrations
http://www.plantillustrations.org/
>Cacti and Succulents
https://worldofsucculents.com/
https://www.succulentguide.com/
>Carnivorous Plants
https://carnivorousplants.org/grow/guides
https://www.carnivorousplants.co.uk/
>Orchids
http://www.aos.org/orchids.aspx
>Plants for Beneficial Insects
https://permaculturenews.org/2014/10/04/plants-attract-beneficial-insects/

Previous Thread
>>3273762
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What are Capybaras exactly? Why are they so chill all the time?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMc2P4hgbJA
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What's your opinion on herons
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Would you let your pet die a virgin?
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What is it about certain types of animals that makes the human brain see them as cute? Cats, dogs, ferrets, hedgehogs, mice, bats, anything with a certain type of nose and shiny eyes, a lot of people are going to look at it and find it adorable.
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The cat was chewing on this poor bastard.
It's missing some feathers on it's leg and doesn't seem to be able to stand up properly but I don't see any serious injuries or blood.
What do I do so it doesn't die?
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Itt post animals you wish were domesticated
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Do any of you guys breed dogs?
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foxes

last thread hit the reply limit
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>be depressed over last few weeks
>barely get out of bed
>casually jokes about it to mom over phone
>"haha I've just been unmotivated"
>"why don't you get some chickens instead of being in your room all day"
>what
>look up chicken info
>go buy chicks the very next day from some lady on fb
>realise what a huge responsibility I committed to when bringing them home
>set up everything in their brooder
>has to change the bedding and water daily
>get invested and gets up to spend more time with them in the backyard under the sun
>gets woken up early by their hungry chirping but I don't mind
>stops thinking about wanting to die
>thanks mom
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*disfigures your face*
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/herp/ - Reptile and Amphibian General - Fabulous Fat-tail Edition
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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:
>kingsnake.com
>faunaclassifieds.com
>reptilescanada.com (Canadian breeders)
>caudata.org
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
>www.blackjungleterrariumsupply.com
>www.joshsfrogs.com
>http://www.reptilesmagazine.com
>http://www.anapsid.org
>http://www.hylid.clara.co.uk/caer.htm
>https://www.americanmadeexotics.com/breeding-ball-pythons-article.html
>http://blogs.thatpetplace.com/thatreptileblog/

Old thread: >>3285410
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>no racc thread
Angy
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Rat
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A Pet’s Ten Commandments
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1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.
2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.
3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.
4. Don’t be angry with me for long and don’t lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.
5. Talk to me. Even if I don’t understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.
6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.
7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.
8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I’m not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.
9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.
10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can’t bear to watch. Don’t make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.
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why are there no hexapod vertebrates?
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The white man's dog.
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Pitcher vs Flytrap
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Which is better?
The Pitcher Plant or Venus Flytrap?
(debating sundews or butterwort is forbidden)
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Why are humans so heavy compared to other animals? Like a 55 lbs dog looks so big and is so strong yet a grown man is easily 3x that weight and doesn't look it.
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insecto
Hi guys, anon here with a question, I find this small insect in my house today and it's not typical of my region and I don't know what it is, anyone?
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What is wrong with my kakariki? Is he just malting? What are these blisters?
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Can we get her banned all ready?
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Name a cuter wild animal than the boar.
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sad frog
>pH changes by 0.1
>goes extinct
When will amphibians stop cucking themselves and evolve an amniotic sac already?
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Can a frog eat a mouse? What an overall good diet for my froggo ?
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A pleasing head.
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Przewalski horses in Chernobyl raised to 141 individuals!
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Don't let your cat out anymore.

https://www.brusselstimes.com/all-news/belgium-all-news/103003/coronavirus-belgian-woman-infected-her-cat/

>“The veterinary medicine faculty in Liège reported that a coronavirus infection has been determined in a cat. The cat lived with her owner, who started showing symptoms of the virus a week before the cat did,”
>“The cat had diarrhoea, kept vomiting and had breathing difficulties. The researchers found the virus in the cat’s faeces,” he added. They did not say whether the cat was still alive.

>So far, only three cases where the pet has been infected by humans are known across the world. It concerns two dogs in Hong Kong, and now a cat in Belgium. Both dogs did not show any signs of disease, but the cat has respiratory and digestive disorders
>“We want to stress that this is an isolated case. Additionally, in this case, we are talking about a human-to-animal transmission, not the other way around,” said Van Gucht. “There are no indications that this is common. The risk of animal-to-human transmission is very small,” he added.
>“Animals are not vectors of the epidemic, so there is no reason to abandon your animal,” the National Council for Animal Protection (CNPA) reacted in the aftermath. However, it advises sick people to “respect the usual rules of hygiene,” to wash their hands before and after stroking their pet, and to “not rub their nose against their pets.”
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Manatees
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>No facial expressions
>No social skills
>Blankly stare at things all day without getting bored

Are they autistic?
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What are they plotting?
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The ocean is fucking cool man
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>deep as shit
>fucking huge
>doesnt care about nothing
>can ruin massive land in no time
>you drown in like two minutes down there
Yo wtf is this guys problem??
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Seal>otter
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Fruits
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Whats your favorite?
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Please help me /an/, I'm at my wits' end. I have a gravid bearded dragon who has been so for well over a month and a half. She's actively digging (been doing so for over a month), actively eating like a piggy, actively basking and drinking, high energy, happily digging massive holes in her lay bin and covering them up to start again. Her lay been is at least a foot deep with dirt, and she has been digging good little caves simply to not lay.

She eats heavily dusted medium roaches from a feeding bowl (so she doesn't need to hunt) as well as a dusted salad mix of collard greens, bell peppers, and squash. Her cage temp is 90-91 on the cold side (up from 87ish as instructed by a reptile vet I took her to) and nothing. She won't lay.

11 months old with sterile eggs and she won't lay. The vet said keep feeding and bathing her and just wait. High energy is a good sign according to him. She's even pooping regularly!

What am I missing? I know she's been gravid way too long, what should I do?

Here's an xray from March 11th.
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A cat
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That's my cat, what do you think?
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i'm sorry but shit like this is absolutely disgusting. This is a filthy fucking animal in a place that's supposed to be hygienic and clean
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Is it just me or are things getting crazier out there?
Chad stride
This morning a pair of hawks flew over my house and circled a few times before flying off. They were only only a few feet above the roof, I could hear them flap their wings, I've never seen hawks fly that low.

Is this an omen? What does this mean?
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is it true that this cat was actually grown insinde this jar? I had read that this is a Chinese social media thing, they put kittens inside of jars and see how big they can get before they don't fit anymore
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My roommate rarely interacts with her bunny or lets him out. I’m worried about him (the rabbit). Shouldn’t he be having more interactions with her, or am I making a big deal out of nothing? This doesn’t seem normal to me.

> t. His room
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Is there a better /an/ youtuber?
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Has /an/ ever accidentally killed a pet?
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*rubs hands*
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Anybody else think that the popular view of the ediacaran cant be right? Like you have these simple immobile passive feeders and some slow moving bilaterians. The jump from that to the developed and diverse animals you see in the Cambrian doesnt sit right with me. Are the important fossils just undiscovered? Where are my proto-arthropods?
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Cockatiel barely eating or drinking after cage switch.
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I finally upgraded my bird's cage after a solid 4-5 years of using the same thing, and I expected a bit of a shock to him but he's barely eaten or drank water for 2-3 days now and his poops are getting really dried out. He's acting completely normal despite this, is there anything I can do or just let time run its course?
Maybe he's drinking when I'm not looking or asleep, but his droppings are normally much wetter and routine. I'm getting really worried.
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dog hate thread
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I went outside to take a piss and one of my neighbor's pitbulls was eating out of my trash. They live across the street, and have a very long driveway, their dogs just get free reign of the fucking neighborhood. I fucking hate dog people, called animal control.
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Who else does this to their doggo?
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Why did the chicken cross the road?
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What kind of plants are these
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Many animal parks and zoo's will be faced with culling their animals because they won't be able to afford to keep them due to this shitty virus.
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What would happen if NYC had no rats?
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Big ass spider
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Does anybody know what spider this is?
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>WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEE WHEEEE WHEEEE WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
How do you respond?
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The fact that piranhas exist bothers me
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Birds!
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I like birds, do you like birds? Post birds. Shit post about birds. Sniff birds.
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what animal is this?
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I love my dog. I want to see your dogs.
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Nature gore thread.
3ecsuc
Post your best gore pics of predators killing and eating prey. Do your best to show that the god of nature is evil.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCKc15A9w4I&t=426s
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bacon
Has browsing /an/ made you question if it is morally wrong to eat meat?

t. yes
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>taking my dog out for a hike
>see chinese couples with theirs
>instantly my mind plays the chinese dog abuse webms

This website has ruined me forever. During the entire hike I tried my damndest to scrub my head from that mess but it just wouldn't go away.
I had to end the hike early even tho my doggo was enjoying it.

How do other pet owners deal with something like this?
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Fire-breathing animals
Dragon
Could any creature evolve to breathe fire, like a dragon? What's the most realistic way an animal could do it? I know Bombardier beetles are a thing. What else?
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lizard
Any lizard experts know what kind of lizard this is? I want to set a terrarium for it and keep it as a pet if possible. For now I mostly want to make sure it doesn't die in the next few hours/days while I do more in-depth research.
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speciesism
is it painful to be bitten by adult leopard gecko?
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World Rat Day
uptown rat
How are you doing on this important occasion?
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Allergy question
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Can someone who's very allergic to cats be considerably less allergic to cats when they're kittens, but have their allergies be worse once they mature into grown cats?
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What do you think it tastes like?
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Nova-zembla
Why are dalmatians so perfect?
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Where did the myth of cats being cold/having low emotional intelligence ever come from? The past few weeks I've been very stressed due to increased workload from my company while working remote, and have admittedly silently broken down in tears a few times while not in a meeting or scrambling to meet deadlines. Every single time this happened my 2 y/o cat has come into my room and rubbed up against me while purring while furiously headbutting me. I never expected this of my cat when I adopted him given how the general consensus of cat behavior is that they are loners that are second to "man's best friend" in the emotional intelligence department.
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tJhd3lk
Can we get a Guinea Pig & Capybara thread going? They are by far the two best modern day rodents. Post one or the other, or even both!
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Can rats eat spaghetti?
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Where is the spec evo thread
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Is dragonfly mating process romantic or creepy?
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Sometimes i forget that tortoises have tails and it weirds me out when i see mine wagging hers
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ITT sexual dimorphism
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Wild-Dog-Diet
Is pet ownership slavery?
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Hey guys. Pic related is my cat. Today he's been trying to get me to let him out in my backyard (once a day i put his collar on and take him outside to roam around my backyard while i stand close and watch him) but I cant let him out today because I put fertilizer down this morning. I'm going to trust the sources that say cats shouldnt be exposed to fertilizer for at least 24 hours.

Unfortunately for him today's a warm sunny day unlike the last few chilly cloudy days, and I'm feeling bad that he cant go enjoy it. I opened the windows so theyre just screens, but he's still been yelling and hovering around me, and he jumps to the back door and tries to get me to follow him whenever I get up. I know from experience this is how he expresses he wants to go outside and today hes been particularly anal about it Anyway what should I do for him while hes stuck inside? the toys we have are a little old and uninteresting now but i could still give it a try. he just wont be entertained for very long.
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Who would win in a fight between these 3. Permian helicoprion, Jurassic temnodontosaurus
Present orca.
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sophie
Our queen is live
https://twitter.com/breesophiebree/status/1246422476042592256
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I worry that my indoor cats are board, how do I keep them entertained and exercising without letting them outside?
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If I were to get a pair of pigeons, had them fly freely outside after some training so they don't fly off, how big are the chances of them joining local racing flocks? Since there's quite a few not far away, and I know it's not uncommon for pigeons to voluntary change owners. Is there a way to prevent that without keeping the bird on a leash indoors?
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Can cats eat salami?
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Fat cat goes dab dab haha
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NOAA news
Who the fuck is shooting dolphins?
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Would a cheetah really by able to fuck up a male silverback?
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Ticks are misunderstood
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I have come to the conclusion that ticks are actually relatively humble creatures. As such, I want to start keeping some and pets and maybe even breeding them.

Are there any tickkeepers here already who could give me some advice? Obviously I want to keep the ticks in some kind of enclosure and not on my person. I think I need to know the following;
>should I keep them in a glass enclosure
>how often should I feed them and what with - live food? Blood supplements?
>If I want to handle them would they eventually become docile or always try and feed on me?
>what species of tick is best for a beginner tickkeeper

Thanks and I look forward to any advices.
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>poisons the well of animal education
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cute bat
*coof*
haha sorry
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Free range hogs in rural maine?
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I raise goats way out inna woods in NW Maine. I quickly learned that fencing is totally unneeded as i have no neighbors and they come back every evening, they usually don't go more than a few hundred feet from the house.

Would hogs do the same? If i built them a nice shelter with an fenced yard and added a timed feeder set to go off in the evening could i just let them roam and expect them to come back?
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They are back
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Holy shit spring came early this year.
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crow
*CAAAAAAAWgghhhh*
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I love Birds of Paradise so much, bros. Silly lil' goofs.
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>be you
>wake up
>Pour a nice cup of coffee
>step away for just a second
>come back
>see this
How would you remove the birb and restore purity to your coffee and your morning?
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Looking for a painless method to kill wild house cats at scale
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Title pretty much sums it up but I'll provide some context to explain.
>Live in countryside, last two years there's been an explosion in stray house cats around the area
>Noticed a decline in local wildlife, particularly birds but also squirrels and such
>Have caught some when possible and donated them to shelters to be spayed and hopefully adopted, put down two I've found badly injured and suffering (think a bigger animal got them)
>But the issue keeps getting worse despite my best efforts
>Tried talking to local animal control and they're unable to help because they do not have the resources to stage a giant cat hunt, and there's few people around these parts and nobody I've talked to is interested in helping catch them

I'm at my wits end and now looking to humanely dispose of them. I reckon poison is off the table because I fear foxes or falcons or other carnivores/scavengers may consume whatever bait I leave for the cats. Is there any other possible way to do it? I could buy a hunting rifle but it'll be a long and slow process. Also considered constructing some traps with catnip to try gather them en masse and then take care of them in bulk, preferably by donating them to a shelter, but I dunno how they might react to being caught like that and don't want to just be digging slaughter pits where they kill eachother due to being locked in confinement together. Seems less humane than just shooting them.
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virus
Are viruses animals?
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It's dangerous to go alone! Take this.
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Screenshot_2020-03-27 World-famous lone wolf shot and killed on Vancouver Island CBC News
Sometimes the hurt is too much and I just can't cope. Fuck hunters, man.
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Alligator mississipiensis
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Pure Gravemind
This infection is nature, Anon.
Do not fear nature. Embrace it.
Embrace me.
Because I'm going to embrace you, in my stomach.
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Why are cat's noses so cute while dog's are so gross.
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Australian Shepherd
>the perfect dog breed doesn't exi-
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you know what a turtle is?
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disgusting species
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The Gombe Chimpanzee War/Conflict
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What does /an/ think about this conflict? Are you surprised how similar we are to chimps in this aspect?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gombe_Chimpanzee_War
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Animals taking over amid corona virus pandemic.
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You see my fellow humans the world doesn't need you. If your light was to be extinguish from this planet there are plenty of animals that are willing to take your place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO4NZXJJYz8
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Someone tell me what bug is this (need answer FAST)
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NAAAAAAAAAZEEEEBBBBBBBEEENNNNJAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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Any bird experts here? What kind of hawk/eagle is this?
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Hello boys
I have an acquarium at home, which is mostly taken care of by my mother.
Some people on facebook (yeah, I know...) suggested her to buy this book, as its very useful, as they say.
Now, before making my boomer mother lose some money, is this book worth it? I see it is really old (end of the 70s/start of the 80s), so, can it be really helpful? Does anyone here have this book?
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My 16 year old cat is dying
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She has refused to eat for three weeks and I have to force feed her. She doesn't drink water, necessitating IV fluid subcutaneous irrigation. She doesn't even use the litter box and will just piss and shit on beds or on the floor. I have to bathe her every other day because she's covered in food and vomit.

But my family doesn't want to put her down, and are holding out hope that she'll respond to her lymphoma medicine. I'm convinced they're delaying the inevitable. Thoughts? Pic unrelated.
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Penguins
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The seal thread is getting too big bros
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Snake/scaled animal backgrounds
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Pictures that could be made into a background image, not just "show off your reptile here." Scales include fishes and alligators and whatnot. I suppose dragons could be OK, but they have to be "realistic."

bonus points for green, extra scaley
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What is the alpha predator of your country?
>Jaguar
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/kot/ General - Gamers Edition
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Last one 404'd?

I don't know This copypasta is from an archive from November:


Discord: https://discord.gg/3xGbBG2

Food & Nutrition
>http://catinfo.org/docs/Feeding%20Your%20Cat%20-%204%20pages%2011-13.pdf
>http://consciouscat.net/2012/03/22/the-best-food-for-your-cat/

Outside Enrichment
>https://catiospaces.com/
>http://www.adventurecats.org/backcountry-basics/train-your-cat-to-walk-on-a-leash/
Behavioral problems
>https://thecatsite.com/threads/inappropriate-peeing-problems-answered.9563/
>http://www.catvets.com/public/PDFs/PracticeGuidelines/FelineBehaviorGLS.pdf

Kitten care
>http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=1+2137&aid=912

Cat Food Database:
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corona-virus
What about pet virii?
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ITT: Stupid /an/ shit that makes you laugh
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There's one of these around my area and I shit you not, this particular one sounds EXACTLY like that "oof" soundbite only a bit changed to something like "oo-oooooo oo o-oof".
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pongo
pongo
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