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How do I tell the sex of a bearded dragon?

I have a bearded dragon and I want to know whether it's a boy or a girl. I don't see any parts down there, so how can I tell?
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What size gaps need to be kitten-proofed?

My partner is set on getting a kitten. We live in a terraced house, and I've heard horror stories of cats getting trapped in walls, behind large appliances, etc. by finding their way into places ...
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Are there native web building spiders in North America that can be domesticated?

This question flows from a couple of previous questions 1, 2 about pet(s) to control insect pests in the home. One comment in particular caught my attention, and lead to me asking this. Is there web ...
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Cat not interested in food

I have a cat, at least 16 years old, who is not interested in food. On Sunday when I noticed it she had some food in the morning and none for the rest of the day. In the morning she puked everything ...
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Is it true that alfalfa hay is a treat and should not make up the majority of an adult rabbit's diet?

I read this question that claims that alfalfa hay is a "treat" and should not make up a large part of rabbit's diet. Is this true?
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Do all Siberian Huskies have blue eyes?

I want to buy a Siberian Husky, and I'm interested in knowing if they all have blue eyes or if they have different eye colors.
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Is it safe to move fish and all equipment to a new tank?

I currently have a 10 gallon tank with the following fish: 1 Male Dwarf Guarami 6 Glowlight tetras (4 female and 2 male) Here's my current setup: "Aqueon 10" filter (labeled as being appropriate ...
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Goat just gave birth and I'm worried

My pygmy goat gave birth about 2 to 3 hours ago. She has passed her afterbirth but she is still having contractions and discharge again and she won't let us touch her because she has always been ...
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Is there anything safe to put on a Naked or Skinny guinea pigs skin

I recently picked up a Skinny cavy boar. The person that originally rescued the guinea pig did not know anything about them or how to care for them and turned to me since I raise guinea pigs. He ...
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International travel with cockatiels (moving from the US)

I am looking for information on moving from the US to a different country with two cockatiels. (We are two people travelling, in case each is allowed to bring only one bird.) What airlines allow ...
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Can I put tetras in a tank with barbs in it?

I recently bought a new aquarium, along with four tiger barbs. I have already introduced two new Rosie barbs into the tank with them. I'm now wondering if I can introduce tetra fish into tank. And ...
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Why has my cat's pee started to smell very strongly of ammonia?

I have a female spayed cat in my flat for the last eight months. She used to be stray, I took her in when she was about six months old. So she's about 1,5 years old. This past month I have noticed ...
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Is there a pet which eats flies

Is there any pet which I can hold indoors in Central European household and which eats flies (and any other insects) flying around my house? I got plenty of them because my neighbor has a pig farm ...
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How do you determine the gender of a kitten?

I was looking at a litter of kittens, and it looks like they are all girls. Is that possible? How can I tell for sure what gender the kittens are?
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How do you tell the gender of a rabbit?

Someone wants to give us two rabbits about 4 months old, the say they are both girls; but I am not sure. How do I tell the difference?
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How fast do rabbits really breed?

Someone recently mentioned "breeding like rabbits". So my question is how fast do rabbits breed? If I accidentally bring home a pregnant female rabbit, or a male and female pair from the local fair, ...
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What is Cushing's disease?

I have been told that if you catch a dog drinking their urine it's a sign that they might have Cushing's disease. What is Cushing's disease and why would it cause dogs to drink their urine?
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Do pets “get” what we're talking about?

I have a cat that seems to get upset every time I joke about giving him away. He won't even get near me and he won't let me carry him. Do they, like, read our body languages or something?
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Is it possible to train dogs to share their toys?

We just adopted a second dog who is a female. We have a male dog which we adopted 3 years ago. He's used to having free access to all of his toys (he's a spoiled brat). I read that when you introduce ...
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How can I help my betta who is laying at the bottom of his tank?

My kids saw the "My Fun Fish Tank" on TV. (Not mine, but an example of what the tank looks like) I got it for them and after I put it together I went to the pet store and got a male betta. I ...
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Farrier Options for a stubborn donkey that kicks

I have a mammoth donkey that has developed a bad habit of kicking at Farriers. Unlike horses they can kick sideways making this very dangerous for the farrier and they pretty much universally are ...
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How can I train a full-grown untrained dog to stop eating garbage?

He's an 8-year-old beagle. I am his secondary owner of 6 months - his primary owner has owned him since puppyhood. Apparently there have been failed attempts to give him some basic training in the ...
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1answer
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Is it OK to crate my new dog at night while my old dog roams the house?

We adopted a dog almost three years ago from our local shelter. He is an amazing dog with tons of energy. We've been thinking about getting a companion dog for him for some time. Today, we finally ...
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Do the colors of a cat's coat correlate with its personality?

I've heard some people say that a cat's coat color says a lot about its personality. I think it's fairly common to think that tortoiseshell cats have attitudes ("tortietudes"). Is this urban legend, ...
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Can I keep my cat from defecating in the carrier during transport?

About 6 weeks ago, we adopted 2 senior cats. While bringing them home, one of the cats defecated in her carrier. Last night, I took them both to our vet for a checkup. Each cat has their own ...
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Dog drinks a lot of water and spits it back up

Recently, my puppy (a ~5.5 month old Pembroke Welsh Corgi) has started to drink a ton of water from his bowl (sometimes as much as half the bowl), and then a few minutes later, he will spit up some of ...
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Are dog leg braces an acceptable alternative to prohibitively expensive knee surgery?

We noticed our 4 year old Lab/Rottweiler mix limping on her right hind leg recently, and we took her to the vet to check her out. Our vet diagnosed the problem as a partially torn cranial cruciate ...
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How do I get my dog to stop barking in the morning?

Our charming rockaway wolf is about 9 months old and is turning out to be a great alarm clock. He is up at 5:55 am every morning trying to nose us out of bed. If nudging and blanket yanking and elbow ...
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Cat dental proceedure

I have an older cat with a "bad mouth". She has two fangs and no other real teeth. Her gums are somewhat inflamed (the vet showed me that when he opened her mouth). At the time he suggested ...
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1answer
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Why is zinc oxide bad for dogs?

This answer to applying sunscreen to dogs says that you shouldn't apply human sunscreen because it contains zinc oxide and that's bad for dogs. What about it is bad, and what would happen if a dog did ...
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How can I encourage a kitten to poop for a stool sample?

I always seem to have this problem. My kitten has her second doctor's appointment coming up (second round of shots), and I still need to get them a stool sample for a checkup, preferably no older ...
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Can furry pets get sunburn?

If my pet is outside do I need to be concerned about sunburn? Does their fur protect them, if so what about exposed areas, like nose and inside ears.
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Can I keep tiger barbs and rosie barbs together in the same tank?

I have 4 tiger barbs and I introduced 2 new rosie barbs to the tank with them. I think one of the tiger barbs is either playing with one of the rosie barbs or hurting it. I am not so sure of it as I ...
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My tiger barbs are getting pale in color [closed]

I recently bought a new aquarium along-with four tiger barbs. They were so rich in color. Its been 4 days now and i think that their color has changed a little bit. They are getting pale. Can anyone ...
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Why does my dog drink so much right after relieving herself?

When my dog comes back in the house after relieving herself outside, she often heads directly to her water bowl to drink like a fiend. It seems logical to me if she does it on a hot day, or if she's ...
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Did my cat just spit at/on me?

I have a kitten about 10-11 wks old. She's very human-friendly, as sweet as can be and very active. This morning as I was sitting at my desk she was doing the usual routine of running around and ...
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1answer
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What does becoming a canine good citizen allow me to do with my dog?

My dog is taking a manners class which I hope will end with him becoming a canine good citizen. What does this designation enable me to do with my dog? Are there public places that don't allow dogs, ...
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Diurnal, crepuscular, nocturnal, matutinal, vespertine; what do these mean and how do they impact my pet's life?

A recent answer listed all of these and said the group a pet falls in could impact how they behave: diurnal, crepuscular, nocturnal, matutinal, vespertine. What do all of these mean and how do they ...
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Can I bathe my cat with shampoo?

My cat is almost six months and really needs a bath because she is an outdoor/indoor. Are there any problems relating to bathing her that I should know about? Additionally, what kind of shampoos are ...
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1answer
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Why does my puppy sleep so much?

I have a 15-week-old puppy. My baby is a purebred dachshund. She sleeps an awful lot. We'll take her for a walk (20-40 minutes), she will play for about 10 minutes, and then she is out like a light ...
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1answer
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How many days does it take an ammonia spike to occur?

I recently bought a new aquarium along with four small tiger barbs. I'm currently learning how to cycle the water so I was wondering how long can the fish live in the unchanged water before it needs ...
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656 views

Is it a problem to pet my kitten while she is eating?

For purely selfish reasons I like to pet my ~10 wk old kitten while she's eating. I mean, she's really soft, and she just lets me give her the attention while she purrs and eats. How could I not?? ...
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Is there any substrate for turtles that avoids the risks of impaction?

I've been reading a lot about impaction in Reptiles. Various articles have suggested alternatives that prevent impaction in Reptiles, but they've all been about land Reptiles. So far all substrate I ...
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My rabbit survived botulism poisoning is she now immune to it?

According to this article by the Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs; An inactivated toxoid is used to vaccinate horses against botulism. Though it does call for an annual ...
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Cat seems to be scared of other cats

We've made a few attempts to get our cat to co-exist with my brother's cat, which is home for the summer. Both are neutered, ours is male, his is female. They're both rescued off the street and ...
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Does “redirect instead of correct” really work for cats

I like "redirect instead of correct" because i find it agreeable. But i have a 15 week old kitten who i have had for 7 weeks and i have not had any success with this. In all cases where i attempt to ...
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Can tiger barb eat insects like ants etc

I have four tiger barbs in my new aquarium and was wondering about a tiger barbs diet requirements. Can tiger barbs eat insects like small black ants or red ants?
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Positive reinforcement to diminish barking

This is a question for my friend who has a (female) Chihuahua (8 years old) named Maple. She has a tendency to bark at pretty much every person who enters the house, even if it's family and friends. ...
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How can I help my Uromastyx who won't adjust to safer conditions and handling?

My dad owns a pet wholesale, and received in a shipment a one-eyed baby uromastyx. He decided to bring it home as he figured he wouldn't be able to sell it. At the time, we had a female who had just ...
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3answers
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What can I do about my cat shedding too much fur on my clothing?

I have a long haired white cat that sheds (much more than my black short-haired cat). Every time you hug him, you end up covered with fur. It seems natural for him though; he doesn't get bald and all ...

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