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We found a dove. How do we care for it?

We found one dove from outside so I want to know how old this bird is and what I can do for it? I searched the internet and, based on it's photo shown below, I think it must be an adult. This link ...
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Is my cat healthy, ill, or just getting older?

My cat is 5 years old. She is a very friendly cat, playful, and seems very normal, but she is very skinny. She eats and drinks regularly, goes to the bathroom normally, and gets plenty of fresh air. ...
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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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My dog is old and dying, how do I convince him not to be scared of me?

My dog is now 19 years old and on his last legs; completely deaf, nearly entirely blind (cataracts so bad you can see them) and occasional unsteadiness when walking, neither I nor his vet have noticed ...
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My German Shepherd has arthritis, how can I get her down the steps?

My parents have a 10-year-old female German Shepherd that has hip arthritis, which is especially bad on one side. She limps pretty much everywhere, and even has trouble getting up off the floor. The ...
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At what age do ginger cats start having black whiskers?

I have an adopted ginger tabby male cat who was found somewhere and his age was estimated by the shelter to be about 4 years old. You may notice that when your cat was young, their whiskers were ...
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How old is my kitten?

I've found this kitten beside me when I was sleeping (I don't even know whose cat this is) and now I've decided to become part of the family, but I need to determine the age of the kitten. Any ...
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What is an ideal age gap for between parrot friends?

I have a 9-month old Indian Ringneck parrot. I plan to get more parrots in the future (most likely smaller parrots). I am most likely to wait until he is 2 to get another parrot, but that is uncertain....
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What is the life expectancy of a Mustache Parakeet?

My daughter got Sam when he was less than a year old and he is now 38 years old. My Wife and I have been taking care of him for the last 30 years and we are wondering how much longer it's going to go ...
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How do I determine if this rodent is an adult or baby?

My neighbors found a tiny rodent in their garage and my kids are looking after it. They looked up on the internet that the best would be a surrogate mother (don't know of any); wildlife rehabilitators ...
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Is my pet tortoise's size normal for his age?

I own a 10 month old marginated tortoise who is 6cm long and 3cm wide is that normal?
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When is the best age to get a baby parrot?

Most people I suppose will get a parrot when it is still a baby. What is a good age to sell them and what age are considered cut off ages for proper bonding?
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How old should bearded dragons be when you adopt them?

So we know that it's bad to get dogs and cats when they're younger than 8 weeks old, but what about bearded dragons? Is there a certain age that you should wait for your bearded dragon to be before ...
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Does age matter when adopting a cat (if you already own a cat)?

If I already have a cat (or a kitten), and I want to get another to keep it company. Say the cat I have already is a couple years old, is it okay for me to get a new kitten? Or the other way around? ...
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At what age can I consider that my dog is an adult?

Unlike humans, there is no legislation that says that at insert-local-legal-age-here a dog becomes an adult. However, there is a lot of information (mostly on food) that is different depending on if ...
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How do I determine the age of my turtle?

I recently adopted a yellow-bellied slider, and the people who had her said that they had been keeping her for about 10 years, when they adopted her from a rescue house. I don't know how old she was ...
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How old is my non-kitten, non-senior cat?

What do people look for when estimating the age of a cat who is full-grown and not yet obviously elderly? Both of my cats came from a shelter and the shelter's age estimates differed significantly ...