Questions tagged [behavior]

Behavior of the pet, including social interactions with either humans or other animals.

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What is my cat doing?

My 4 year old keeps doing this. Does anyone know what's going on? (sound on) https://youtu.be/OWCEf7Gz0ZI Video description: the cat holds a toy in its mouth, carries it while walking around in a ...
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What is the best way to deal with cat jealousy?

I have two cats, both 10 year old males, same litter. One has been recently diagnosed with small cell lymphoma (but is in remission and doing well); however, he's been getting extra attention from it ...
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How do I get my cat to stop jumping on things?

My cat has the tendency to jump up on things. I had my food on my table and he knocked it over. How do I get him to stop jumping up on things?
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Aggression or rough play between my two dogs? [duplicate]

My two dogs won't stop biting each other. This concerns me because of their sizes, I'm afraid that my big dog gets out of control and ends up hurting my little one. What can I do to stop them from ...
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Wild bunny - is she nursing or sick?

In my backyard, there’s this wild bunny that has been sitting in the exact spot for 3 days now. I go out, she’s just sitting down looking at me. I’ve even gotten as close as 5 feet (150 cm) from her ...
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Rooster acts differently from hens when directly fed

So whenever I go to check on my chickens I always bring some treats for them. I usually give them turnips, etc. and I feed them by hand. Now, the hens come running for the food, but the rooster always ...
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1 Year old kitten doesn't like playing with 2 year old cat unless she is initiating it

I've had her for over 6 months and my 1 year old kitten refuses to engage in play when my 2 year old male cat tries to chase and play. She always bugs me to play and is clearly more attached to me, ...
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My bunny will not stop kicking her litter out of her litter box, what do I do?

I got bunny and she is an inside bunny. Well, she will not stop kicking her litter out of her litter box. I would like for her to stay an inside bunny, but my dad said if I do not get her to stop, she ...
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Goldfish stopped eating after moving to a new tank, how to help them eat again?

I used to have a very small fish tank (can be seen in this older question), and finally upgraded it to much bigger tank, moving the fish into it. In the old, small tank, the fish used to hover a lot, ...
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Is fish pecking at other fish a sign of parasites?

I setup two quarantine tanks, the first with some 2" koi, comets, ryukin, and orandas, the second with some very fancy, slow-moving goldfish. Both tanks seemed to be doing fine, colorful and ...
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Could a dog (hypothetically) respond to two names?

Often, when playing with my puppy, I interchangeably use his name with labels, such as "good boy" and other various lovable labels - I just can't resist my dog's adorableness. ;) I call my ...
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Did my kitten have a seizure?

We just brought home a kitten an hour ago and everything seemed to be fine. As I was crawling over towards it, it stopped and looked scared and started to shake. Its eyes were focused forward, but at ...
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Does picking up an adult cat by neck cause them to be paralyzed like kittens?

When kittens are picked up by the neck by their mothers the kittens become temporarily paralyzed. Is this also true for adult cats if a human was to pick them up the same way?
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Rooster seemingly not protecting chickens

So I recently got chickens and I wanted to test if the rooster would protect the hens. I let the chickens go free range and I started chasing them; the rooster went in the opposite direction of the ...
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Clear bubble forming on guppy fin

My male white guppy has a strange, bubble-filled pocket on both sides of his dorsal fin. It does not seem to be affecting or causing any pain to the guppy. He is acting normal. He is still energetic ...
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Why is my dog separating one pup and moving him?

My Shih Tzu is almost 2 years old and had her 1st litter 4 days ago. She keeps moving one pup, yet still nurses him. No physical problem or cleft mouth. I’m scared she’ll eat him, I’ve heard horrible ...
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How do I potty train a puppy who just cries when I take him outside?

We bought home our 9 week old miniature dachshund yesterday. Having read lots of puppy training information, we decided to crate train. He has taken to the crate very well and sleeps in there happily. ...
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One month old puppy pacing in circles and crying

I picked up a stray puppy from the side of the road 3 days back. She is an Indian breed. She was crawling on her belly into shade when I found her. I picked her (brown) up along with 2 other (black) ...
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My dog won't behave even when he knows he's wrong

This dog has been trained and everything. But huh, he knows, he really knows what's legal and illegal in my house, he ate some socks, he bites furniture, he obeys when I convince him with a treat, but ...
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Is my cat having trouble waking, seizures, or something else?

Almost exactly a month ago, my cat Dylan (female, 5 years) was sleeping on a chair when she fell out of it, scrambled about with her belly low to the floor and her pupils widely dilated, head turning ...
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Advice on my abused rescue cat

I am getting a rescue cat from a local charity, she is 3 to 4 years old and seems very affectionate in the videos. She has had a hard life so far, though, stolen and repeatedly bred, then booted out ...
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My dog will not stop going potty in the house and will not rest at night

For background, I have a 2 year old Siberian Husky and she is the love of my life, we hike a lot and have another dog she plays with throughout the day PLUS daily walks and play time in our backyard. ...
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How to stop my 7 month old Belgian Malinois from biting, grabbing and pulling the garden hose?

My 7 month old Belgian Malinois pup has an obsession with the garden hose. He bites, chews tugs and drags the hose around. He's like in a trance and doesn't listen. He will run from one end of the ...
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Will getting another cat change my cat's behavior?

I have a ~1.5 year old male tabby cat. I have had him since he was just 2 weeks old, when he was still basically blind and didn't yet know how to walk. I have raised him extremely lovingly and as a ...
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My Bengal cat doesn't cover his feces and pees over the edge of the litter box

We have two male Bengal cats, one of the cats we've had for 5 years (Esxi) and we got our second cat about a year and a half ago (Echo). We have a problem with Echo since the start, he doesn't seem to ...
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How to train a German Shepherd so that it is not agressive?

I just wanted to know how to make a German Shepherd less aggressive, so it doesn't bite and snap. These dogs are around 1 to 1.5 yrs old. And they're owned by most of my friends. Most of these GSDs ...
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Why is my female cat over-licking lower abdominal raw?

Mini Moose, my female cat, is pregnant and is over-licking her lower abdominal area raw. Two years ago she had a stillborn baby. Her babies are alive in her, I can feel them moving around.
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10 month old GSD going crazy in crate - how to stop this?

My "bad" dog is crate trained for bed. At night he's great, but not when he goes in there for naps--he doesn't nap, he just goes crazy. He's mostly focused on my "good" dog (who ...
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Why does my dog act normal when he is alone with me, but acts afraid when my wife is around?

He is a rescue dog that belongs to my wife, so I know he was abused and I know I am the the rule maker and my wife didn’t really have rules for him before, but he only acts scared of me when she is ...
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My Cat Meows at Me Every Morning

I wake up at 6:30 every morning and when I get out of bed, I hear an insane amount of meows. When I get into the shower, she sits right next to the tub and cries at me. I open the door so she can go ...
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How do I get my cat, who doesn't let me hold her, to the Vet? [duplicate]

My rescue will probably never let me hold her - no clue why - but how am I going to get her into her carrier and take her to the Vet? I'm a senior and live alone and she's 15lbs (7 kg). She is ...
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1 year old bearded dragon problem - he is getting stressed by his own reflection [duplicate]

I have a 1 yo bearded dragon. I have always used a 100 watt basking lightbulb for my 40 gallon (150 L) tank. He is just now starting to notice his reflection. I have the static background around 3 of ...
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Why does my cat lick my lips every time he purrs?

I’m not sure why, but without fail, every time my cat starts purring he licks my lips. It’s not just a few licks either—sometimes he’ll do it for up to a minute or two, walk off, then double back for ...
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Why one of my cats doesn't like to play with toys when my other is playing?

I'm the human of two female young cats, one is 7mo the other around 5mo, they're wonderful and behave very well, very affectionate, they like it around us and feel confident around the house. They ...
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Calming aggressive puppy

Me and my girlfriend got our puppy (German Pinscher) 4 weeks ago. Everything went on fine so far, he is quite an energetic comrade, but we try to give him as much rest as possible. Sometimes, it is ...
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What's wrong with my pet mouse?

My pet (feeder) mouse has been acting strange, she has gained weight and hasn't been using her wheel as much. She is also either drooling or foaming at the mouth (I believe only a small bit). To my ...
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Can a 4yo cat be taught not to binge eat?

This is a 4 something year old Siamese cat. It is used to being fed precise meals. I would love to train it to eat only as much as it needs. Currently, it eats everything in the bow, possibly vomiting....
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Why does my dog become so anxious to come to my lap?

So here's what happens, I have a small dog, that loves to sleep on my lap while I'm working. She'll often even ask me to pull her onto my lap. The thing is while she's down on the floor, I'll extend ...
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Why doesn’t my dog come out with me?

I’m in an interesting and weird situation. I have a boxer. She doesn’t want to come out the house with me; for instance, I can’t take her outside to pee or poop; I can’t take her out at all. But when ...
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Why is my oranda goldfish gasping at the surface?

I have 110 gallon (420 liter) tank, which contains 1 ranchu measuring 13 cm, 1 ranchu measuring 10 cm, and 1 oranda measuring 8 cm. The oranda is gasping for air, while the other fish seem fine. ...
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My new cat won't stop meowing [duplicate]

I just got a new 1 year old cat on January 31st 2021. He's of course hiding, which is understandable. He's a domestic medium hair cat. Last night I went to sleep and he just kept meowing like crazy, ...
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Cat peeing on couch learned behavior [duplicate]

I have two cats about 10 months old. I changed litterbox and litter around Christmas and within 2 weeks it became evident that they did not like the new litterbox situation, as they had pooped on the ...
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My nephew traumatized my cat. HELP! [duplicate]

I have a one year old cat and he's very fearful. Unfortunately, he is scared of a lot of things, but he was normally playful as can be. However, one day my Nephew was chasing him around the house with ...
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Submissive puppy

My puppy is really submissive/afraid with other dogs. Low back, tail between the legs, turn on his back when other dogs come to play with him and won't let any dogs smell his butt. That being said he ...
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How to make sure dog doesn't tear stitches in paw?

My dog stepped on something and now has a pretty nasty cut on the back paw pad. Got stitches there. Now for the next 10 days I need to keep her very calm both indoors and outdoors, so that it could ...
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Potty training troubles

I have a 4 month old Rottweiler puppy, and she’s outside quite often as she’s very energetic and loves to run around and play. The problem I’m having though is that even though she is outside for ...
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When choosing a cat, how to determine temperament and personality and decide on a good fit?

For the last few months, I have been gradually preparing to adopt my very first cat! I've been a fish owner and a partial dog owner before, but have never taken care of a cat on my own before and have ...
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My female cat hisses and pins down my kitten before licking her and cuddling her?

I got a kitten a few weeks ago. At first my older female was unhappy with it of course, but no severe fighting, just a hiss or two. Now she’s recently started to hiss and pin her head down randomly. ...
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Why does my cat purposely knock over her water dish?

My cat is around 1 year old and I have had her for 4 months. 2 months after I got her she started knocking over her water dish. At first I thought it might be because she didn't like the high sided ...
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I took in a malnourished kitten; how do I stop my other cat from stealing her food?

I took in a abandoned kitten; she is skinny, malnourished and needs to eat. I bought her kitten dry food, but my older cat keeps stealing her food. He has his own dish of food filled to the top ...

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