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Can I leave a water dish in a Kenyan Sand Boa's tank?

Sand Boas need warm/hot temperatures and very low humidity, generally speaking. During shedding, for snakes having trouble with their it, especially eye caps, I've read that putting a water source (or ...
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Which is the better hiding place for a Kenyan Sand Boa?

Which would be more important, deeper substrate or a pair of caves (one on the hot side and one on the warm)?
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What color toy should I get for my dog?

I recently got a dog and it loves to play fetch with toys. I know that dogs are color blind, but not like they see black and white, just less colors than humans see. I'm pretty sure any color toys ...
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Would an alligator decoy work to deter herons in a state where alligators don't live?

I've heard that placing an alligator decoy in a pond will deter herons from visiting stopping by to eat all the expensive koi that live in it. This made me curious, because I live in a northern state ...
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How dangerous is the current situation for my turtles?

I have two Red-eared turtles (I was wrong in my former question about them being "trachemys scripta scripta": they are trachemys scripta elegans; don't know whether it makes a significant difference ...
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How do I remove mat from my long haired cats fur?

I have a Siberian kitten (13 weeks old) and he has several mats very low in his fur and close to skin folds. Even if I wanted to trim or cut out the mats, this really is not possible due to the ...
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Why is my bunny breathing fast? (About 120 Breaths per Minute)

I noticed that his chest is rising and falling very fast. Is this anything to be concerned about?
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My dog brings the ball back to other people

When I am walking my dog on my own with no one around he will bring the ball back to me occasionally and if so it is not even at my feet. However, when I am throwing the ball with other people on ...
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Are stray cats dangerous to newborn kittens?

A stray cat gave birth next to our building a few weeks ago. We check in on her almost every day. She has been taking care of her kittens well, and us, as well as other neighbors have been leaving cat ...
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Should we crate our puppy during their first car ride?

If a puppy has yet to be introduced to a crate, is it more stressful to crate the dog (and thus possibly create a bad association with the crate) or should we try some other method of transporting the ...
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How do I stop my 2 year old Siamese from soiling my bed and my nan's bed (on occasion, the dog's bed)?

I got Sunny from a breeder almost 2 years ago. He was approximately 14 weeks old. For the first week or so he continued to soil on the bed, and refused to go in the litter box. After some swapping ...
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My Betta is laying on the bottom

My betta will swim once he sees us but when I glance at him he usually is laying at the bottom of his tank lately. I have a thee gallon tank with two nirite snails and a moss ball. I use a baister to ...
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Sit and down at a distance, should I ask someone to be my “assistant”?

Clicker training and positive reinforcement are my way to go and I think I have a proper understanding of these principles. However, it is very rare to see tutorials, videos or live training with two ...
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How can I get my unsocialized cat into the carrier to be spayed?

12 weeks ago I bought a British short hair cat. I saw her in a cattery at breeders cattery at bottom of garden, well l think I did but the cat she was cuddling and kissing was a lot bigger. When i ...
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Dog Food Eating Issues

I've a Labrador and she is 10 months old. I've has been hand feeding my dog since two months and now she is not eating by herself. Last week, I was out for three days and my mom kept a bowl of ...
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Why do cats lick my toes?

This has happened with 3-4 cats I've came to own in the past years. They rub themselves against my feet, and if I'm barefoot/wearing flip flops, they start to lick my toes. Why do they do that?
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How can I keep my goldfish tank clean?

I'm tired of trying to get the scum marks and slime from the fish tank when doing a weekly clean, it looks gross so does anyone have any tips?
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Red flesh coming out my turtle's tail

I have two turtles in one tank. One of these turtle, day before yesterday got red flesh coming out of its tail, other one was pulling it out. I removed the hurt turtle from the aquarium and put it ...
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Can I raise baby cottontail rabbits

An adult cottontail rabbit has been staying around my house the past couple weeks. Well, the other day we found her dead, along with 2 babies, one was unfortunately dead but the other still alive. It ...
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Do cats sleep with their eyes open?

I think my cat is sleeping (he's snoring and his paws/whiskers are twitching occasionally). I'm not sure if he's asleep because he has one eye open (the other is hidden). Can cats sleep with their ...
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How can I switch my 1 1/2 year yorkie from toileting on a pad to going outside?

My yorkie was pad trained when I got her at 3 months. She did good for 2 months without poop and peeing around house, then out of no where she starting pooping right in front of us. If she pee on pad, ...
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how can I tell if my silver shark is pregnant

I have two silver sharks in my aquarium. Today I noticed that one seems to have a couple of bumps on its under belly (see pic) also is hiding at the back of the tank, but usually swims around in the ...
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My dog bites me when I hold her collar

I got my dog at a far to young age. I don't blame her problems on that but I would recommend that anyone getting a puppy should only get him/her from a breeder who only lets them go to their new home ...
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Dog obedience scent discrimination

I've been watching this video from Cruft 2015 , that's a demo from obedience winners. If you fast forward to ~10' there's the scent discrimination exercice. It seems that the correct cloths have a ...
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Is it safe to take a small (such as a robo or chinese) hamster in airplane, or can they “explode”?

I am planning to fly from USA to Hong Kong and wanted to take my small chinese hamster with me. My understanding is that a hamster would probably have to ride in the cargo hold with other animals ...
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Is it important to keep a strict feeding schedule for dogs?

When my dog was a puppy he was eating 3 times a day, always finishing his bowl. Then as he grew up we switched to feeding him 2 times a day. For the last month he hasn't been eating regularly as ...
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Why do dogs and cats eyes reflect light? Does bright light affect their vision?

At night when the light is pointed towards dogs and cats their eyes give a gleaming effect (greenish light). It even happens during a flash of a camera. I've seen this on a cat and the dog and ...
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Can chewing gum hurt a saltwater aquarium?

My daughter & son were playing & somehow accidentally threw a piece of gum in my boyfriend's aquarium. Before I could get it out, it had already fell behind the rocks. I'm afraid to tell him, ...
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Does L-Lysine supplementation help cats with feline herpes?

My cat has chronic congestion and sneezing (aka feline viral rhinopneumonitis (FVR) or feline herpesvirus type 1 (FHV-1)). During a recent flareup (the congestion worsened so that he stopped eating) ...
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Determining if a Female Cat Was Spayed

Is there an easy (external) way to tell if a female cat has been spayed? A neighbor is considering adopting an abandoned stray and I'm trying to help them determine if the cat has already been spayed. ...
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Are split antlers as good as whole antlers for chewing?

We are expecting a puppy in June and I'm anticipating that chewing stage. We already bought 3 sizes of Kongs for the pup to grow through, but my understanding is that those are for treats, especially ...
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How to carry or transport a pet parrot in Indian Railway

I have three parrots, I have to move to another state. How can I carry parrots in Indian Railway? Specifically, which type of cage or food is required, or else what do I have to do. How can I care ...
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My dog licks up his own urine [duplicate]

My 18 year old Jack Russel will lap up his own urine when he urinates on the floor by accident. Why does he do this?
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Foster dog suddenly violent

We took a foster dog 4 days ago and he's been a bit depressed, not eating nearly enough, no matter what food we give him, but all in all he is very calm and quiet. He's trained and does tricks, not ...
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Where to find/buy a good puppy?

Hello I'm currently looking for a dog for my family and I'm not really sure where to start my research. In the past I've always gotten a dog through a friend of a friend but we recently moved and I ...
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I want to help my dog feel better [duplicate]

One day I accidentally hurt my cute little dog and she got so scared she thought she had to stay by me 24/7. She had her head down looking scared, literally. Than after a while she was always close ...
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Orange stuff in my fish tank [closed]

I have two sets of orange looking eggs on the glass at the top of my fish tank. I have never seen that before. I have snails, tetras and another one I can't remember the name of. Would it be eggs, if ...
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What qualities are essential for a Search And Rescue dog?

I've been watching some documentary and these dogs are of course super impressive. So these dogs obviously must have some good physical capabilities and are very well trained, over many years. At ...
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My bearded dragon has a discoloration on her side and I would like to know what it is? [closed]

My beardie has had this mark on her side for a while now and I'm concerned that it's a disease of some sorts? This is the first time I have had a reptile so i am a newbie.. She is about 5 months old. ...
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What should I do about my betta fish sinking?

I haven't had a fish for ten years and two days ago an anonymous person gave me one. Right now he doesn't move much and doesn't eat. He is in a smaller fish bowl and doesn't come up unless he is ...
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Why are my pair of budgies fighting?

My pair of budgies were doing fine with their first clutch. 2 out of 5 eggs hatched so far and I am expecting the next egg to hatch tomorrow. However, just this morning I found my hen fighting with ...
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Why do animals try to stay awake when they need sleep?

I found a video on YouTube of animals drifting off and trying to stay awake (by jerking their heads etc. like humans do). Why do they do this instead of just letting themselves fall asleep?
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Keep dog isolated until fully vaccinated

We have recently acquired a Boston Terrier. It's our first dog, but we are amazed by her capacity to learn. We have been told to keep her isolated until her third shot (she is getting V8, but I'm ...
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Cat meows when being pet

Two cats. One is rough and tumble, (Nora) , the other small and sweet, (Luna) They are sisters and have been in our care two years from birth. Nora will seek out attention from me. And when I pet ...
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Are blank pet passports available outside of the EU?

In Europe vaccination history and pertaining information about your pet are collected in his pet passport. Now we moved away from Europe and are about to get another pet (in addition to the ones we ...
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How can I get my dog to take liquid vitamins from a dropper?

I have a male Japanese spitz who is 5 weeks old. I am trying to feed him Doggy Doggy liquid vitamins. The vet says it's fine for him to take. I'm using a dropper to administer them. But every time ...
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29 views

What to do with my shy Sheltie?

My family just got a Shetland Sheepdog. He is seven months old, and has been a little bit trained. (He knows to do his business outside, and will sit on command somewhat.) We have had him a week, and ...
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Why would my cat seem to prefer 'liquid' food?

My cat does like his wet food but seems to particularly enjoy the liquid part of the food. He'll lick all of the jelly or gravy from the food first before eating any of the meat or fish chunks and ...
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Training a dog to “sit pretty”

How would you proceed to obtain a nice "sit pretty" from your dog? Clicker training is about clicking the right "approximations" at the right moment. So what would be the sequence of approximations ...
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Breeding pet rabbits: neutered brother and sister, should I separate them when she is pregnant?

We have a neutered brother and sister rabbit who live happily together. I am going to let the doe have one litter, and my question is do i need to remove her brother from the time she is mated, or ...

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