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Is my rabbit able to know when someone or something is outside?

Last summer, we had out air conditioner on, and there was a big robin outside that was constantly making noise. Before the bird showed up, my rabbit was always very calm, but after he showed up, she ...
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How to hold a cat properly?

Cats hold their infants behind their heads with their mouth. We can also hold kittens easily in that way. But as they grow and gain weight, I don't think it remains proper way to lift. I usually hold ...
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Cat Vocal Exercises

Ok, I know this one is sort of weird but here it is: Is there any sort of vocal exercises for my cat? Backstory: I had a few cat's and I enjoyed hearing them purr, mew and etc. The problem is that my ...
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Essential care for rescue rabbit

I found a rabbit on the side of a trail in the woods. Clearly domesticated. Possibly released. While I wait for replies to rescue organizations and Craigslist replies from the owner (and if no reply, ...
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How to tell sex and spay/neutered of rabbit?

I found a domesticated rabbit on the side of a bike trail in a park. I've had it 12 hours and contacted local rescue / police in case someone reports it missing. While I take care of it, I have a few ...
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Why won't my dog defecate in the yard while on a leash?

I have a dog that will refuse to go number two in the backyard when being walked; it will go immediately when taken out of the yard though. Why is this? Basically, this is not specifically training; ...
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Can I use a human glucose meter be used to check the blood sugar of a pet?

Diabetes is a terrible disease that effects people and pets. If both I and my pet have diabetes can I use my meter to check my pets blood sugar. On a quick check of the internet I found a commercial ...
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Cats not drinking enough water [duplicate]

My cats doesn't drink enough water. They both fart usually. We tried to make them drink water usually but it didn't help totally. They both eat dry cat food and milk. What should be done?
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How do I switch from free-feeding my cat dry food to meal-feeding her wet food?

I've had my cat for several years now, and up until a couple weeks ago, I've been free-feeding her dry food. My vet has just told me that she's a little overweight (the cat, not the vet), and ...
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Are fish able to understand when one will be dying soon?

I had a really old tetra fish, who was getting weak, and the other fish were helping him get food, and were supporting him whenever he was swimming around. A few days later the fish died. Is there ...
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How to stop a cat from being aggressive towards me and others?

How do i stop my cat from being aggressive towards me and others? I just bought my cat three-days ago and had no problem but this morning I woke up to check on my cat but when I tried to touch her she ...
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Is it harmful to allow animals of different species to share the same water bowl?

This question can apply to any kind of animal, but I'm mostly targetting the aspect of cats and dogs sharing the same water bowl. Does this affect the relationship between animals? Would it be ...
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Why does my cat eat dog food?

He knows where the cat food is, and he mostly eats cat food, but there are times he'll eat some of the dogs food, even when there is cat food available for him. Why is this happening? The cat food we ...
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Why does my cat bite me when I sneeze?

Just now, typing on the computer, late at night, I sneeze a few times. And my cat comes running in from the other room and bites me on the arm. I shouted at him loudly enough to wake the upstairs ...
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How does losing a tail affect a cat?

I have a cat that just got home from getting her tail amputated. She is about 10 years old, she's typically an outside cat, but since the incident we are going to keep her inside. My question is, how ...
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My dog only pees in the house when I'm not home

My 13 month old dog started peeing in the house again after being house trained. He would only do it at night (when I was asleep) or when I would go out. At first it seemed just like an accident, ...
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Is she trying to talk?

My rabbit loves being around people, and her favorite thing to do is surprisingly be held. Whenever I hold her though, I notice that she opens and closes her mouth frequently. I sometimes feel like ...
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What are some safe sand sifters and residue eaters for my turtle?

Sand sifters are animals that move the sand bed, and the latter eat remaining food matter that fell down to the substrate, keeping in mind an animal can be both. Since I'm intending to add some ...
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If I train my rabbit to jump fences will she STILL stay in a two foot exercise pen?

I just watched Rabbit Jumping: How to Get Started I have a couple of rabbits that are very trainable, but I take them a lot of places where I expect them to stay in 2 foot high exercise pens. If I ...
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What age do cats stop growing on average?

I've heard humans stop growing around age 18-24. What about cats? When do they stop growing in height?
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How can I get my herding dog to not bark and chase after skateboarders, bikers, and runners?

I have a mutt that has begun to exhibit strong herding instincts. I would like to be comfortable walking him off-leash. However he is very aggressive towards skateboarders that roll by. He is less ...
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How can I keep disease from spreading in my fish tank?

If I discover I have fish in my tank that are sick or diseased, is there a generally accepted way to keep them from spreading whatever they have to my other fish? Can I separate them into another ...
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What can I do if my fish catch viral hemorrhagic septicemia (aka Fish Ebola)?

I have a friend who just got some new fish from somewhere that she had gotten fish from many times before without any issues. However, after introducing them to her tank, it turns out they had VHS, ...
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Why has my cat started urinating outside of her litter box? [duplicate]

Some information, we have 3 animals (all sterilized): Mia, a 1 year old Female cat. Bentley, a 2 year old Male cat. Stella, a 1 ½ year old Female dog. Both cats never go outside except for the ...
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Why does my cat bite me while I'm petting it?

While I'm petting my cat, she'll start biting me. She grabs a little chunk of my arm (not hard at all, doesn't hurt), then moves her head from side to side, as if she was trying to rip part of my ...
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How can I ensure my cat won't resent me after being alone for an 8-hour work day?

I was raised with cats although my parents were always home so my cats adored them and there was always somebody around to pet them. As I go into the world, I'll be single. I mean, I'm young so ...
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How can I get my two cats to recognize when I'm saying their names?

Recently I lost a 8-month old cat. I had brought him at the age of 1.5 months. Within few days he was able to recognize his name. Now I have bought 2 kittens. They always stick and play together, like ...
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What size should an exercise pen be for a rabbit?

I am going to get a standard sized rabbit. It's going to be in an exercise pen most of the time; how large should the pen be?
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How can I get my rabbit to eat different greens?

I understand that rabbits are supposed to get a variety of greens in their diet, however, my rabbit only eats dandelions. We have tried to give her parsley, and no matter what, she just lets them sit ...
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Why does my dog sneeze when he lies on his back for more than a few seconds

Seriously, the dog is incapable of rolling on his back without sneezing. He's typically laying on his back to try and get his tummy rubbed, at which point he will usually sneeze in the face of the ...
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Why does my dog ignore the treats I try to give him when playing?

I usually use this little treats to teach my dog when he's behaving properly or when learning some trick and they work really well, he loves them. When I take him outside to play (I usually take him ...
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What's the effect of a dog watching you clean up his poo?

If I'm outside and my dog poops, I'm obliged to clean it up. My dog sees me do this. What's the effect of this. Will the dog think this is a dominant act or a submissive act, or just ignore it? Is ...
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Is there a way of getting rid of ants that's safe for my cats?

We had ants last summer. They came in through the kitchen and a wall near the kitchen. We caulked it up so they couldn't get in, and the problem was solved. This summer, we've had ants again. They ...
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How do you know what size terrarium you will need for a lizard?

The Backstory: Complete pet newbie here, so bear with me please. A good friend of mine has a bearded dragon and asked me to look after it for a couple days while he was out of town. I'm the type of ...
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How can I get my cat used to being picked up?

I recently adopted a cat from a shelter who does not seem to want to be picked up. She loves being petted on the head and scratched at the base of the tail but dislikes contact with the rest of her ...
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Can rabbits lose fur when stressed?

My rabbit is really used to people, and doesn't like other rabbits, so she is the only one I have. Before I went on vacation I made sure that she was brushed really well. We took her to my friend's ...
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Can crushed egg shell be used as a substrate for aquariums and terrariums?

A recent answer stated that egg shell can be crushed and used as a calcium supplement in Do-it-yourself food. This got me relating it to crushed coral, which is commonly used as a substrate. I've ...
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How do I help my dog adjust after moving?

My dog: Sex: Female Breed: Chihuahua/French Poodle Age: 9 Had surgery for a breast tumor a year and a half ago. No further sign of tumors. Previous Location: Mother's home 4 bedrooms (3 ...
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Would it be safe to use the offspring of wild crickets as food?

So feeding wild insects to reptiles is bad because they could carry nasty things like parasites or pesticides. But would it be safe if I caught some of them, bred them, and kept the offspring separate ...
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Glycemic load for foods with respect to dogs

Has there ever been conducted tests on how fast dogs digest various foods?That is, determine the glycemic load of various foods with respect to dogs...
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Dog doesn't drop ball after fetching

A neighbourhood dog that's gotten friendly comes over to visit us occasionally. He really loves playing fetch, and gets really excited if he sees me playing with a tennis ball. There's only one ...
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Can I make my dog comfortable around children?

Our puppy is now 9 months old and doing sooooo much better than he was previously. But then just to test him, we have two young kids, 6 and 8 who are staying with us for an indeterminate period. ...
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Why do rabbits wiggle their noses?

Every time I start playing with my rabbit (or other rabbits) I always see them twitch their nose. Mine usually does this whenever I start talking to her. Is this their way of communicating?
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How can I teach my dog to play fetch if she won't leave my side because she smells the reward treats?

I have a dog who wants to chase bones. I can take a bone and wave it in front of her and state, "Who's got the bone?" and she will yip and run after it if I throw it. A bone is the ONLY thing she ...
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What could be the reason for my Schnauzer having a bluish eye?

I have a miniature Schnauzer, who is 4 years old and in good health, but a couple days ago I noticed that his right eye is bluish and the left eye is normal (dark). I took two pictures to compare ...
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How can I tell the proper dosage of Selenium Yeast for a young pig?

I have some Selenium Yeast to feed to my pigs and help solve deficiencies. But it doesn't come with instructions on how much I should give them. How can I tell the proper dosage for the pigs and how ...
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How can I keep my dog from crying when he's kenneled in the car?

When I take my 2 dogs in the car, they travel in the same kennel in the backseat. My Boston Terrier is fine, but my Peke cries the whole way wherever we're going, but he's quiet on the way back. He's ...
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What could cause muscle spasms in a litter of piglets?

While feeding a mother and her newborn litter of piglets this morning, I noticed that most of the piglets seemed to have persistent muscle spasms, specifically on their backends. They were pretty much ...
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What can I do to keep my cat from running away during the day?

We recently moved into a new house with our 2 cats. On the day of the move, as we know it was traumatic for them, we lock them in a room for the day. Once it all had settled down we locked all the ...
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Is it normal for a dog to grab another dog's tail while playing?

We have two dogs - a four year old male and a 2 year old female, same breed and roughly same size. We've had the 2 year old for a few weeks now. So far the two dogs are getting along well. They ...

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