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Found this skink in my tomato plant bucket. Is he trapped? Or could he leave if he wanted?

I've been growing some tomatoes in a 5 gallon bucket. About 4 days ago, I found this skink sitting there in the dirt. . Since he's been there, he's been happily just burrowing around in the dirt and (...
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Problems keeping stable PH in aquarium

I've had some fish deaths lately and paying attention to water params, I've gotten a little concerned about my PH levels. My tap water comes out of the tap with a PH of around 7.6. After aging it ...
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I think My betta is dying

I have a male crowntail Betta. He just sits at the bottom of the tank and he won't go to the top to eat or do anything we have an oxygen blower in the tank and a small filter. He gets fed twice a day. ...
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My leopard gecko has skin issues and won't eat

So, let me start from the beginning. I got my leopard gecko from Petco, 2 days into owning the gecko he sheds. A two days later he stops eating. I've tried every thing in my power to get it to eat but ...
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What's this tortoise type? Is it male or female? And what should I feed it? [migrated]

I woke up today and I found it in my garden and none of my neighbors is asking about a lost tortoise so I'll have to take care of it.. I have previous experience with turtles but I've never had a ...
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What foods are suitable for a 40 days old Cocker Spaniel?

I have been feeding my pup baby food for last two days. She is 40 days old. Is it ok to give her milk? What else can i feed her?
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deaf cat screaming to get attention

my sister has 2 cats and one is deaf every time the other one wants our attention (mostly when she wants to get out or she's bored ) she meows constantly it's not loud just a little annoying ...
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Should I carry my elderly cocker spaniel out of the car?

I own a 13 year old cocker spaniel. I like to drive him around in my 2002 Toyota highlander. I'm worried though, because he has to jump about 2-3 feet down whenever we get out. I think this may damage ...
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Is this American or English Cocker Spaniel? [on hold]

I need help in identifying the exact breed of this pup. https://i.stack.imgur.com/nLveC.jpg
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Why is my kitten pooping and peeing everywhere?

Our kitten uses the cat litter often, but she still goes other places as well. She pees or poops on our bed while we are sleeping in it. We have seen her do it on our 3 year old's bed when he is ...
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Can I get rabies from a stray puppy [duplicate]

I adopted a stray puppy about 2months old. The mom was abandoned near our home our neighbor took in the mom. He likes nipping clothes and shoe ties and I'm worried if I get bitten. Can I get rabies ...
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My gardner broke the shell of an indian flapshell turtle accidentally how can i treat there is no vet [on hold]

Me and my gardner were working on our garden and suddenly my gardner hit with hoe on turtle it was inside soil his shell was cracked or broke whatever. Few blood is outed but then it stopped. When i ...
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Why did my cat attack my eyeball when I was sleeping? [duplicate]

I have a nine-year-old cat who sleeps next to my pillow every night since he was a kitten. Last night, he attacked my right eye when we were sleeping. He then went on to sleep. I was lucky, my ...
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Replacing gravel plants and ornaments in fish tank

I’m looking to remove all my old gravel, ornaments and plants and replacing with new ones, including a new filter. What’s the best way to do it and best way to store fish whilst doing it? How long ...
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How can I get my cat to stop hissing at me even though she is comfortable around everyone else?

We've had our two year old cat for about 3.5 months. She is a 2.5 year old mother cat that we bought from a breeder, who seemed to treat her well (but more on that later). The cat is extremely ...
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Dog won't eat without an explicit order

We feed our 5 year old mixed breed 3 times a day (Royal Canin, gastrointestinal, 3/4 cup recommended dosage per day for her 10 lbs weight), around our own meal times. She never gets table scraps, ...
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Want to buy sofa for living room. What to do about cats?

I want to buy a new sofa for our living room. After I buy it, I'm 100% sure my cats will also want to sit in the new sofa and sharpen their nails in the new sofa and ruin the new sofa. I've talked to ...
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Adult Golden Doodle needs to stay home alone for 10 hours on weekdays, having trouble with accidents

I recently moved an hour away from my job, my 5 year old male Golden Doodle is house trained, he never has accidents when I'm home nor did he while I was at work before I moved, but now that I'm gone ...
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My molly is nipping at one of the cherry barbs in my tank. What should I do? The barb is losing colour

This has never happened before. My fish are in a 20 gallon tank, they've been fed the exact amount every day, and none of them have had problems before (other than another incident with my (now moved) ...
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What are the pros and cons of using a target together with a clicker in dog training?

(Note: I phrased this question after reading the help file. It is intended to be "constructive subjective", "[inviting the] sharing [of] experiences over opinions" and soliciting only "opinion [that ...
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Bearded dragon light whiteish spot

idk if it is anything but it can’t hurt to be sure, I just got him from a not very trustworthy pet store so idk if it’s a burn or skin shed or something worse.
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Is it possible for a cat to trust someone again?

My dad and cat hated each other and now my cat isn't afraid to be in the same room as him suddenly. I'm confused by this and want to know.
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Is it normal for a dog to eat it's dead puppies when giving birth?

I was following the progress of a pregnant dog. When she gave birth the owner said two of the pups were born dead and she ate them. I'd never heard of this and a dog breeder told me this was normal. ...
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Scholarly article on the percentage of vets who recommend spaying/neutering

Today I've been told by the vet to consider spaying our almost 3-year-old Jindo dog. We haven't spayed the dog for four reasons: A while back, doing some light research on google (meaning I only read ...
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Scholarly article on health effects of spaying a dog

Today I've been told by the vet to consider spaying our almost 3-year-old Jindo dog. We haven't spayed the dog for four reasons: A while back, doing some light research on google (meaning I only read ...
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Is this dog a pitbull? [closed]

Can anyone understand what is this dog's race? It looks like a pit-bull. If not what kind of dog is this? Is this dangerous when it grows for my cats?
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Hair loss on stray cat's head behind ears

There are two stray cats (around 6-7 months old I guess) near my house. I often feed them boiled chicken or cooked egg yolk. About 10 days ago I started giving them Whiskas Dry Kitten Food. Few days ...
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Grain-free Options for Preventing Struvite Crystal Formation

My adult male cat was treated for FLUTD and our vet recommended that I feed him Royal Canin's Feline Urinary SO dry kibble and canned food from here on out. Both of these contain cereal grains. ...
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Can I dissolve antibiotics and steroids in warm water for my dog?

I have been mixing antibiotics and steroids for my dog in his food, without realising that this is often mixed in hot (almost boiling) water, to make it more appealing to him. Has this neutralised the ...
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How to train my parrot to not poop on me?

Please don't say it is their nature and they just do it. Because then it would be a dog's nature to poop in a house (which my dog never does). Also, I have 2 parrots, for some reason the one NEVER ...
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My cats used to groom each other, now they are fighting

I’m in need of help with my cats. To preface, I’d like to consider myself one who knows a great deal about cats and behavior. I’ve read a number of books and have searched webs and watched many videos....
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Have an older cat that lost her sister and now meows all the time, why?

We adopted both cats from the shelter on the same day. The younger one was 1 year old or so and the other was closer to 2 years old the vet said. We had them for 14 years and they really didn’t play ...
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I desperately need help with my cat

Me and my wife adopted a cat about a month ago. He hasn’t ate or drank much in the month we have had him. He is always hiding and just doesn’t move much at all. We have taken him to a our vet, and ...
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What’s wrong with my beta fish?

He has this big bulge and don’t swimming properly. He kinda swims crooked. He was healthy when we got him, but now he won’t eat. We have a betta tank with a filter and a heater (all the pet ...
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Adult cat not getting along with new kitten

My adult cat is 4 years old. My kitten is 4 months old. They are both female. The adult is spayed and the kitten is not (but will be soon). They have been living together for 2 months now, and were ...
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Skin condition causing red spots and light hair loss

My 14 year old American Short Hair has three spots on her ears and now one on her forehead where there is light hair loss, and in the centre is a small red dot like blood congealed over an insect bite ...
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What arguments are there for lure-and-reward (with or without some use of a clicker) as opposed to “pure” clicker training with dogs?

By "pure clicker training" I mean a programme that keeps strictly to the cue-click-reward structure and does not involve any luring, for example with food. Rather, the trainer "captures" behaviours or ...
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What to do when moving next to a bird sanctuary with a loosely-domesticated cat?

I'm about to move and a really promising location in a new city and it's surrounded by a large forest and bird sanctuary. That's great to me, but to my cat I suspect it will mean the beginning of his ...
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What books explain most comprehensively the lure and reward method of dog training?

Having first read some reviews of several books on canine clicker training, in the hunt for works that experienced trainers would list among the "must read" books on the subject, I have now finished ...
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Keep cat away from wall decorations [duplicate]

I recently got a cat and she destroyed all of my wall decorations(some tapestries and lantern lights). I've given her a horizontal scratcher and a large scratching tree, I leave toys out for her ...
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Is it dangerous for a healthy cat to eat prescription diet?

We have two cats, and sadly one of them has just been diagnosed with kidney disease, and so we've got to feed him a special renal diet. Luckily, he seems to like the food - the problem is, so does ...
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My cat has lost his teeth and can't keep food in his mouth

My cat is a senior cat, and has lost most of his teeth. He really wants to eat but the food just falls out, then he gets so frustrated that he just stops trying. I have to cook for this cat and give ...
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When should I use bleach to fix the issues in my fish tank?

I have a 55 gallon tank that has been giving me problems but I'm not sure if I'm just over thinking or doing to much. When does one know it's time to bleach the tank to kill anything that could ...
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How to settle new cat politics? [duplicate]

I recently brought two new cats into my home. They were rescues from an elderly relative who is to sick to keep them. One cat is elderly herself and has a bad hip. The other is a forever kitten type ...
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my dog is changing colour [duplicate]

I have a 3 and a half year old dog named Daisy. She's always had multiple colours on her such as black,brown,grey and blonde but about a month ago an orange colour started to appear. Daisy is mostly ...
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Are all fish Tetra breeds nippy?

I have a variety of breeds in my fish aquarium, and I have realized that most of my fish have their fins nipped at. I have three different breeds of tetra, but I am only witnessing one breed that is ...
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Help! Rabbit has a circular bald spot. It's very red and has hardened

I was busy a couple days ago and and when I checked on him I found this. Is this from stress? Is this a wound from over grooming? The spot is dry, hard and red. It's circular and very distinct from ...
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Can a pug be trained for extended hiking

We are thinking of going on a long hike. About 15 km per day for a week. Weather will be mild. We have a five month old healthy pug. At the moment she appears weary after 2 hours walking with us. I ...
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One cat licks the other, but hates being licked

I have two 3-year-old cats. They are siblings (same litter), one female, one male. They get along reasonably well, with the occasional boxing and hissing match but nothing too serious (see my previous ...
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Cat dislikes a person who they used to love before [duplicate]

So my boyfriend and I have a stray cat. She quickly bonded with him and then after 2.5 months she has now become afraid of him but only during the day. At night she jumps up on the bed with him and ...

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