Questions tagged [behavior]

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

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Is my older dog going to hurt my puppy?

So we have had our 2 year old lab since she was 10 months old and she's been an only child for 2 years. We just brought a 10 week old puppy home and the 2 year old follows the puppy around the house ...
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How to get cat not to steal food?

We took this cat from a shelter 4 years ago when he was 1 year old, but this problem did not happen until recently. Basically, it's not possible to leave any food anywhere in the open. He climbs the ...
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Bunny shies away from me after moving him, is he traumatized, what can I do?

My 4 month old bunny has been traumatized. I was going in to clean his cage, it’s a 12 foot (3.6 m) enclosure. I went to pick him up to put him in his temporary cage and he was fine a first but when I ...
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Remedying a girthy horse

So I've started to get my three year old filly used to being saddled. Currently with just a roller but she has had a pony saddle on her twice now (without stirrups attached.) However, she has started ...
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Why my betta lounges at water surface repeatedly

I have a no-filter small tank where I keep my betta. There is a small pothos inside, as a way to absorb all the urea. But just today I realized he keeps on lounging towards the surface till his snout ...
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Can I allow my puppy near my breast?

Recently, my husband and I brought home a small, 15 day old puppy from a local shelter. Its mom has passed away so I have adopted it. I feed it with a bottle filled with milk from my pet goat. The ...
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Do female bearded dragons menstruate?

This may seem very strange, but about once a month my 11/2 year old female bearded dragon goes in to a bit of a "mood". I adopted her about 5 months ago. She stays in one spot, usually in ...
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Did “Rough Collie” dogs (and maybe other dogs?) actually guard the farm when all the humans were away?

The rough collie's long coat has made the breed successful on northern Midwest farms as an able herder and guardian of the farm during the winter. The dog needs to be gradually acclimated to the cold ...
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Why does my cat become extremely well behaved when we put on his harness?

We use a harness to make sure our cat doesn’t jump off the balcony when we let him out there. We’ve noticed that the harness dramatically changes his behavior for the better. Zero biting, zero meowing,...
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My dog was attacked by an owl [duplicate]

My pet chihuahua was attacked by an owl and we took her to the vet. She was just bruised, but I just want to know how do you get your puppy back to normal self, because my dog hasn’t acted her normal ...
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Why does my cat beg for food with a cute kitten meow, only to not eat it afterwards?

So, almost daily, my cat looks at me as if he's been starving for 25 days straight (but it's actually been hours at most), looking at me with huge eyes, making a pathetic "meow" sound to ...
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Young kitten first day home, bathroom behavior

Today I just rescued a kitten that was under my porch at the restaurant I work at. One of my coworkers rescued him about two weeks ago, housed and feed him. Because he is feral and has just been re-...
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Chocolate Lab wants me to throw the ball for him but he refuses to give it back [duplicate]

My three-year old chocolate lab male is ball obsessed. But once I throw it for him and he catches it, he refuses to give it up, running around with it and if I tell him to drop it, he looks at me, ...
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How to stop a horse from ripping rugs

My horse, unfortunately seems to bare the brunt of our geldings rug attacks. The gelding himself is turned out with two mares. My own, a 3 year old Appaloosa and an Anglo-Arab mare. Prior to getting ...
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I hurt my puppy, please help

Yesterday, me and my dad were trying to remove ticks on our puppy. I had to hold him under his head and right arm, beacuse ticks were on his front right arm, near the paw. It was very painful for him, ...
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Why does my hamster freeze?

I've had several hamsters and was wondering why they do a certain behavior. Sometimes my hamster will suddenly stop whatever it is doing and stay completely still until I move around or say something. ...
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Took in a feral cat, but she is hiding and not eating

I started to feed this feral cat, who would walk around my apartment building but I would only see her at night. She would wait for my boyfriend and I Outside our door,she would come inside and eat ...
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How can I teach my cat not to vomit on carpets?

My cat sometimes vomits (usually to get a furball out), but he seems to always do it on a carpet. I moved the carpet somewhere else and he still vomits on another carpet. So what I wanted to ask was ...
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Convince a territorial pup to go out on walks

I recently adopted a stray pup. Although it is great in most ways, I just can't convince it to go out on short walks. It thinks the area around the house is its territory and is very happy/playful ...
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I rescued a kitten and my cats stopped coming home

I adopted a female kitten and she gave birth to her first litter, I decided to keep 2 kittens. Then, she had her second litter in a very short span and we adopted one female, so I have total of 4 cats....
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Fever and diarrhea in 4 month old kitten

I have a 4 month old kitten which was very active and playful. However, it seems sick as of two days ago. It's eating much less food and sleeping all the time. It has an increased body temperature, ...
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My cat's chin is black

My cat’s chin is black. He cries all the time, so I think he also feels pain due to this condition. Also he can’t close his mouth. I don't know what to do, should we visit a vet? He’s been like that ...
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My cat is on steroids and she won’t stop crying for food

So my cat has been on steroid medication for a few months now and it makes her hungry ALL the time. She wakes me up at 6am every day. And at night I keep her in my bedroom like I have done for years ...
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Boxer drinking urine

I got her from the humane society at 2 years old. She gets taken out right before I leave or go to bed and yes she goes when outside. Right after I leave or go to sleep she pees and I can hear her ...
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Why doesn't my rabbit want to mate again?

My rabbit was pregnant but she killed her baby and I don't know why. Now the male rabbit wants to mate again, I have been watching them (they in the same cage), she nips and bites the male everytime ...
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I hit my cat and now he hates me

Well, I used to hit my cat from time to time when he did something wrong. He had just turned one year old and I’ve been hitting him so much lately, that now he no longer asks for cuddles, kisses or ...
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how do I stop my cat from killing wildlife? [duplicate]

our cats hunt a lot. we keep seeing them catching wildlife such as mice, chipmunks, and even rabbits. we try to get the cats away from their prey and see if it will be okay, but they usually aren't ...
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How can I stop my dog from barking when placed in outside pen?

My dog is placed in outside pen daily. It is a large pen with room to run. She has plenty of water and toys. She barks non stop for hours on in. How can I stop the barking? I hate the neighbors have ...
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I spooked my cat yesterday and now he has become suspicious of everything at home. How to bring him back to normal?

I have two cats, both male. Both are very playful and active. Yesterday when we got some new groceries, we got a broomstick which came wrapped in a red plastic and thus there was long red shaped thing ...
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One of our cats is a bully (and the victim is scared to go the litterbox)

We have three cats: two slightly older females (4 and 5 years old) and a young male (about 1 year old). The two females get along fine and the younger female and the male get along fine, but the male ...
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why does my leopard gecko bite me?

My leopard Gecko tends to bite me. He hasn't shed yet. I'm worry about him/her. He's kinda mad at me all the time. I give him his crickets, food, water and he will scream at me. He does have water, ...
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Kitten is cuddly, not playful--typical?

I am fostering a 10 week old kitten, tested negative for feline leukemia (but littermates are positive). He's the sweetest kitten, is very cuddly, walks around the house with me (and that's just after ...
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Adopted kitten brought home , what is normal behavior?

Recently adopted a 8 month old kitten from a rescue shelter. On the same day bringing her home she lunged and attacked my daughter, hissed and growl at my husband and I. We left her in the bathroom ...
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Cat licks her tummy

The moment I start to pet my cat, she starts to purr and then takes breaks in between to bend forward and inward to lick the primordial pouch on her tummy. She only does it when she's purring. She's ...
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My kitten is meowing loudly and constantly

Darien, my white Persian cat is 7 months old. I had him vaccinated for rabies when he was 3 months old. He has been dewormed three times, most recently today. He is not neutered. For the last few ...
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How to help my cat feel less threatened by other cats outside? [duplicate]

A little over a year ago, a cat showed up on our doorstep. Since then, we've taken her in and she lives with us. She spends most of her time indoors, but she doesn't have a litter box, as she goes ...
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Why do dogs howl?

I am wondering if dogs only howl due to fear or as learned behaviour. Are there other reasons a dog would howl? Are lonelines or other emotions a factor?
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15 Year old cat used to other cats/dogs now alone

My 15 year old cat (Simon) grew up with dogs since he was born. He actually thinks he's a dog (still plays fetch), so cute. When he was young, I got him another kitty friend, Buddy. They lived ...
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My cat occasionally wounds himself. Should I be worried?

To clarify I don't let my cat go outside and he sometimes runs around the house and has several hiding spots I don't know to this day. However my cat occasionally gets a wound (Usually near his head). ...
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I have a rescue that needs to lose weight and another that doesn't- I am not around at meal times to supervise- help!

I have put Nacho on a diet per the recommendation of the vet (15 lbs). He's a rescue stray that climbed into my car engine and was engine burned and we nursed to health. I joke that he is an ...
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Why does my cat never like to be picked up?

I have a 2 year old neutered male house cat. Had him since he was 10 weeks old. He has never liked being picked up - no matter how gently we do it. He does not like being petted very often either, ...
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How much play time does a 5-month old kitten need? [duplicate]

First time posting here, and Furry is my first pet ever. Furry joined us when he was 1-month old. Last month we decided that he was being too annoying at night so we set up an environment for him in ...
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Adult dog aggressive with puppy around my partner but not me

We have two dogs, a male 11-year-old and female 8-month-old, both border collie and Australian cattle dog mixes. My partner raised the male from a puppy, and we got the female when she was about two ...
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Help! My dog wants permission to eat

I was hoping someone might have some advice for a dog who seems to need permission to eat. We rescued our four-year-old jack russell/pomeranian cross from an animal shelter last year; we know his ...
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How normal is it for a non-dominant cat to stand its ground in a fight?

I live in a condominium complex where about 12 feral cats have made their home. The cats are fairly well-established, they tolerate people well, they are well-fed, they are all fixed, and some of them ...
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My betta is acting strange, loss of appetite and won't eat pellets! [duplicate]

I got a halfmoon male betta fish a few months ago. He is in a two gallon tank, water exchanges happen 30% every week, I use water conditioner and keep a somewhat regular feeding schedule and he also ...
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What's going on [duplicate]

Trying to feed ball python. If I put my hand in tank to spray water for humidity water mix soil or any reason the snake shows no interest and goes to hide head. But if the rat is in tank at the same ...
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Husband stepped on the cat's head, and now she hates him

While I was away, my husband gave my cat a bath and accidentally stepped on her head hard. She swelled up pretty bad, but she recovered. Every time he gives her a bath now, her head swells. But ...
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How long will the cat remember an unpleasant, failed kitten introduction?

My 2 year old female cat, named Flo, was just introduced to a 5 week old baby kitten that we had planned on rescuing. After the kitten had been here for about 4 hours, we soon realized Flo was not ...
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Outdoor cat suddenly stopped using litter box

I have a young cat (9 months) who was raised indoors and has never had the chance to observe other cats using the dirt outside as a cat toilet. Until now, she has never shown any concern about her ...

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