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Questions tagged [acclimation]

Acclimation is the act of getting used to one's environment. Questions about acclimation are typically along the lines of getting a pet used to it's new home.

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Will a Norwegian skogkatt (forest cat) feel good in Sydney?

I'd like to have a skogkatt but am concerned that it would feel uncomfortably hot in Australia, with all of its thick fur. So the question is: will a weggie be able to adapt to hot and humid climate?
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Does my horse need to be rugged for winter?

This is a controversial question, as I am told horses are designed to thermoregulate in the wild (which does make sense). However my horse is getting old (20) shivering and she's hard to keep weight ...
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Does rugging horses interfere with the grow of the winter coat?

Pretty much what the title says. I've heard that decreasing daylight encourages winter coat growth. Others say that rugging will prevent winter coat growth. My question: Does rugging horses ...
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How long should I keep a well-adjusted cat in?

I grew up with family cats and come from a family of cat lovers so have been around cats for a long time. However, recently my grandmother died and I offered to adopt her 10 year old tomcat, Ned. My ...
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Kayaking Cat Conundrum

Backstory If you view my profile and peruse some of my recent questions, you will be able to figure out that a year ago I adopted a kitten that was quite different from what I had ever known before. ...
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How should I acclimate a puppy to the playing of a musical instrument

My son plays the saxophone and practices every night. The sound of a live instrument playing solo in the house is far different from having the radio on--it has much more resonance. My best idea so ...
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Keeping rabbits cool in extreme heat regions [duplicate]

I was wondering if anyone from extreme heat regions like the Phoenix AZ area have suggestions or thoughts on keeping and raising rabbits here? I read through the "how I can keep a rabbit cool" thread ...
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How can I train my puppy to ignore wildlife at night while camping?

I would like to adopt a puppy in the next year or so, and am starting to do a little research. I intend to make full use of the resources available in my community to ensure my new friend has the ...
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Is it advisable to “tame” a turtle?

Through my research on turtles, I have stumbled upon a few videos and articles that encourage you to "tame" your turtle or even tell you how to do so. Generally, reptiles are not the most tame pets ...
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How long will it take for a turtle to get used to a new aquarium?

I've set up an aquarium for my turtle, added the basics I know of. I move my turtle like 4 times a day, 2 times to place it under direct sunlight since I'm yet to find UV-B and UV-A lights. And ...
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How can I make my guinea fowls get used to my house?

My mum just brought 3 matured guinea fowls home and was told that they could fly off and never come back if they don't get used to our house. Therefore, we should tie their legs to prevent them from ...
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How long should I wait after moving aquarium before adding new fish?

I recently moved my established aquarium from one room to another in the house. I had to remove most of the water so that I could lift the aquarium (with help!). Once in the new location, I returned ...
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Adding neon tetras to an existing school - Any concerns?

I have three neon tetras and I'd like to add some more. My reading on the subject gives me different advice on what is likely to happen. One outcome is the two sets of neons will not school together, ...