Questions tagged [behavior]

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

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How to get my dog to poop where I want?

My 9 year old dachshund has no problem with "going" outside, but he's very particular about where he poops. Unfortunately, we've just moved into a new house with a fenced yard and soon will ...
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My budgerigar seems partially paralyzed, is breathing heavily, and is having problems standing. What should I do?

I am really not sure what to do. My budgerigar has started behaving very suspiciously since noon. It looks like he has some kind of paralysis and I am really not sure what to do. He has been looking ...
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Magpie robin raising

I found a baby magpie in my backyard; his parents had abandoned him because of other chicks. I tried to keep him in the nest, but everytime they pushed him out of nest and I finally brought him inside....
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Is the injection of carbon dioxide into a planted aquarium a detriment to fish living in it?

From the start, thank you for your time and consideration. Whilst planning a planted aquarium setup that would include CO2 injection, I stumbled across an article about possible behavioral ...
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Options for a wound other than a cone, collar or shirt [duplicate]

My cat gets out of everything. What can go on the wound, like spray bandage, creams, etc., that will help heal it through rubbing.
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New cat being bullied ruthlessly by older cats; hides all day and never leaves bedroom

We recently added a new cat to our three-cat (now four) household. Our oldest cat is wonderful and gets along with everyone, cat and human alike. The problem is between our newest, youngest cat (the &...
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What should I do if my dog fails a cycle of her separation training?

I'm training my dog to feel more independent when she's alone. I have her lie down on her bed in the bathroom, tell her to stay, and close the door. If she's lying down when I open the door, she gets ...
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Dog wanders aimlessly when it's time to go outside

I adopted two dogs (bonded) about half a year ago. One (Dog A) behaves as every other dog I've had in the past. One (Dog B) is a bit of an oddball. Both recognize what I mean when I ask them when it's ...
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My rabbit isn’t feeding her baby, what should I do?

So my rabbit gave birth to a baby two days ago. About seven hours later, she had two more (however, unfortunately, they died); they may have been dead when they came out, I don't know. We took her to ...
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Guard dog poops overnight on the garage/driveway

I live in a ranch (very small farm) in a tropical region, here there is 1000 m2 (10 700 ft2) of grass for my guard dogs to poop, however they insist in pooping in front of the cars (or the rest of the ...
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What is that cat trying to do?

Introduction: I have a male pet cat whose name is Gulu and his mother's name is Kuchi who is a stray cat we used to feed. We don't really keep him in all the time. He can go in and out anytime he ...
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How to feed two dogs, when one tends to graze?

We are dog-sitting for a friend for the first time next weekend (Friday-Monday), and I am struggling with how to get both his dog and our dog fed properly. Our friend's dog is a grazer/free-feeder and ...
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How can I get my 15 month old Dachshund to quit licking my other dog's pee?

My older female Dachshund goes out to pee and the male Dachshund, whose name is Buster, licks her per and he's constantly in there faces; the two don't like it and I am at wits' end about it.
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Is there a way to “change” the name of my dog? [duplicate]

I want to change my dog's name because back then, I somehow liked it. but now I think it is too hard to pronounce. If it's possible, how hard will it be? I know that changing the name is instant, but ...
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Old chihuahua being mean to puppies [duplicate]

My 3 year old chihuahua does not like other dogs. My children both got puppies and she does not want anything to do with them she growls shows her teeth and nips at them when they come near her. But ...
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2 male cats(brothers) started spraying. I clean it and they spray same place [duplicate]

I have 2 male cats almost 1 yr old brothers indoors only 3 rd floor condo still intact they get along great all day.at 10:00pm the craziness starts chase and play cat tag they getting little more ...
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How can I train my dog's reaction when she goes into full panic mode?

When my dog sees or hears something scary, then she can go into full panic mode, and in there she is uncontrollable. For example fireworks. She can handle 1, max 2 explosions, after that it's full ...
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Have a routine for my cat that wants to go out

Problem Description and Situation I recently moved to a new apartment with my cats Moe (female) and Joe (male). They are brother and sister. It didn't take long for them to get used to it. Moe started ...
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How to teach young cat to groom after using the litter box?

I recently (~14 days ago) adopted a young cat from a non-profit organization. He's a domestic short hair, about 8-9 months old, neutered and knows how to use the litter box - he found it right away ...
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Conditioning a positive response from my dog to a roommate

My wife and I have a six-year-old German shepherd mix who is a beautiful sweetheart. But she is reactive to unknown men in "her" house. We are staying with my dad for the summer and she has ...
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How long will my new cat stay hidden? [duplicate]

I got a new cat one week ago from the RSPCA, he was originally from a farm and was given to them; having been with them for two months. They explained he isn’t used to human contact and would take a ...
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How to convey to a dog that we are not playing with her because she bites?

We have taken in a 4 year old Icelandic Sheepdog almost one year ago from a shelter. At first she was shy with us, then playful. Over time she has become increasingly aggressive, biting adults and now ...
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How do I stop my neutered rabbit from spraying urine? [duplicate]

I have (one) 1 year old spayed bunny and her (two) 6 month old neutered sons, they are all bonded and share an area. Out of the 3, only one of the sons has very poor litter habits. I tried putting him ...
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How do I stop my male cat from stalking and biting my two female cat's necks?

I have six cats total, two of which are male and four are female - all fixed. My three oldest cats are, Binx - the oldest (7 years old), Phoebe, and Mavis. Binx only attacks these two consistently and ...
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How cruel is it to make your cat listen to other cats?

From time to time, to control how cats act, I use other cat sounds (I play these sounds using my phone). Female cats are attracted to crying kittens, whether they are spayed or not, while male cats ...
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Betta fish ignores bloodworms as food

I recently purchased bloodworms as a supplemental food for my Betta fish, which are often represented as a "treat" for them. However, even though my Betta fish swims to the front of the tank ...
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Do dogs 'sigh out of contentment'?

Over the years, I have noticed with all of my dogs that after I have given some sweet talk and ear scratches, they will give out a long sigh. I am hoping this is out of contentment. Is there any basis ...
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Is there something wrong with my cat and rabbit's relationship?

I'm hoping someone can help me. I assume my rabbit has just formed a strong bond with my kitten, but just wanted another person's perspective on the matter. So, my cat is only four months old. However,...
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Adopted a 7 month old cat a day ago, today she is hissing and yowling in the safe room

My partner and I adopted a 7 month old cat yesterday, she seemed fine, we were in her safe room for a few hours at a time, and she was curious and played and explored just fine. No hissing, and only a ...
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Cat won't drink water, only gravy from wet food; can I prepare the gravy myself?

My cat eats Royal Canin gastrointestinal wet food from the vet. She has constipation issues with her dry food (science diet sensitive stomach), so I took it away completely ($700 vet bill from ...
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How can I introduce my puppy to my boyfriend's dogs?

I recently moved in with my boyfriend and brought along my year-old intact male pup, and my boyfriend has four other dogs. Including his attentive, jealous German Shepherd, and I want my pup to get ...
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How can I prevent my male Bengal cat from attacking my two other cats?

I have a neutered male Bengal cat who is nine months old, and two neutered female Bengals, both nearly four years old. The male keeps attacking the females, sometimes without a pause. We have tried ...
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Making a cat less scared [closed]

My cat is a very sweet guy, and around a year old. He's very cuddly, but still gets scared by my wife and me around the house. There is no shortage of love that he receives, and we thought he would ...
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Hound/Retriever keeps escaping

I have a mix of Hound and Retriever who just wont stop escaping. Here is the story: We got her from a rescue shelter about 3 years ago, and she was the only one that was laying down and kept quiet, so ...
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What’s happening with my dog and the swing?

We have eleven month old brother and sister Boxollie (boxer/ border collie cross). When we got them they both had parvovirus and almost died. The girl lives with us and the boy lives in an apartment ...
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Is it normal for a duck to leave its eggs for long periods of time?

HELP! A female mallard duck left 12 eggs in my yard and has nurtured them for a few weeks. She has been gone for over a day now and the temperature is going below freezing tonight. High winds bring ...
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Black molly male attacking female

We have 3 female black mollies. 2 black ones which have turned a bit silvery/whiteish. Originally, we had one male which had the same colour, but we noticed it will be dying soon (swimming upside ...
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Do cats shiver when they have a fever?

Just like us humans, do cats shiver or seek warmth when they have a fever? My 6-yo domestic short-haired cat likes to sit in our hot tropical sun for a long time and I’m worried she may get dehydrated ...
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What should I do to make my cat spend more time with us?

So we have a black cat, who is the son of a white female stray cat we used to feed. We call the female cat Kuchi, and her son Gulu (9 months old). Gulu was born inside our house, he is almost like our ...
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Why is my pair of budgies fighting in a nest box?

I have a male and female budgie. The female budgie has 5 eggs in her nest box and sits the whole day in it. Along with her, the male budgie also stays in the nest box with her. Sometimes, they act as ...
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My cat gave birth yesterday and she keeps breathing heavily via her mouth

Yesterday, while delivering her kittens, my cat kept breathing through her mouth and breathing heavily. We thought it's because she's just too tired. This is her second time. Last time, she gave birth ...
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My dog claws at me when he wags his tail. Why does he do this?

My dog wags his tail and then paws me with his front paws and I am at a loss as to explain what he wants. This rarely occurs while I eat, and usually occurs when I am doing normal things, like being ...
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Two male dogs: one neutered, one intact; they were fine until one was neutered, now he goes after intact male; will neutering other male help?

I have 3 dogs: a female Ellie (7 yrs), male Blake (2 yrs), and male Bosco (9 months). Blake was neutered a few months ago and since then has gone after Bosco completely unprovoked. Blake is half the ...
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Is it safe to let cats tear up paper?

If a cat likes finding paper and tearing it apart, is it safe to let the cat do so? And does it matter for the type of paper, e.g. toilet paper, tissue paper, wrapping paper, printer paper, etc.? I'm ...
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Why does my dog lick her lips while being petted?

My dog (well, my landlord's technically) seems to love being petted, running to my bed when I first let her in my apartment where I usually pet her, and reaching her head towards me begging me to ...
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Why is my dog scared of me all of a sudden?

I have a mix of hound and retriever and she is the love of my life; we got her when she was about 1 year, maybe a few months old, and raised her up. However, she will all of a sudden just be scared ...
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My Cat is Licking Everything

My cat is around a year old and has had the same bed ever since we've gotten him. Lately, he has been licking the wood frame. I've also seen him lick the wood of his older toys and stuffed animals of ...
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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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