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Questions tagged [behavior]

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

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My gardner broke the shell of an indian flapshell turtle accidentally how can i treat there is no vet [on hold]

Me and my gardner were working on our garden and suddenly my gardner hit with hoe on turtle it was inside soil his shell was cracked or broke whatever. Few blood is outed but then it stopped. When i ...
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Dog won't eat without an explicit order

We feed our 5 year old mixed breed 3 times a day (Royal Canin, gastrointestinal, 3/4 cup recommended dosage per day for her 10 lbs weight), around our own meal times. She never gets table scraps, ...
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How to train my parrot to not poop on me?

Please don't say it is their nature and they just do it. Because then it would be a dog's nature to poop in a house (which my dog never does). Also, I have 2 parrots, for some reason the one NEVER ...
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One cat licks the other, but hates being licked

I have two 3-year-old cats. They are siblings (same litter), one female, one male. They get along reasonably well, with the occasional boxing and hissing match but nothing too serious (see my previous ...
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Sump Pump Aggression

My dog is obsessed with my sump pump. This has gotten so bad that she will rush down the stairs every chance she gets and sometimes just sit at the door until someone would open it. Now it’s to the ...
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13 week old kitten will not stop sucking on me [duplicate]

I have a 13 week old kitten, which I took away from her mama when she was 9 weeks old. She stopped nursing from her mom and started sucking on my ear lobes and neck (and sometimes the tip of my ...
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How does heat affect the relation between a mother cat and her child?

My mommy cat has a 1 year old. She was always a great mother she weaned them perfectly. However one day recently she stopped wanting anything to do with her even as a friend. I was worried I was going ...
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My cat is keeping his eye closed. Why?

My cat is keeping his right eye closed most of the day, and when he opens his eye, there is something wet coming out of it. Here is a picture of him.
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My cat has been hissing at her sister after 4 years of being with each other

I've noticed my cat Azula is hissing at her sister Divina a lot more than usual lately. Of course, cats play with each other and sometimes hiss but they are twin sisters, they've never been separated ...
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Leave a dog alone during night/daytime?

Where I live there are some regulations about leaving your pet alone. I don't know the details but I guess it is ok to leave a dog alone for a couple of hours, while fishes probably can be left alone ...
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Training for Canine Parking Lot Anxiety (?)

I am fortunate enough to be able to take my dog on an afternoon outing (nearly everyday) with the goal of wearing her out. We typically stop at one of the local grocers on the way home for any missing ...
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My dog after 7 years is now walking behind me; she now hates her harness

My dog always walked at my side or a little in front of me, both positions allow me to see her clear and predict if she is sensing a dog nearby. She used to be slightly to moderately reactive. But ...
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Cat won’t let kittens grow up

My cat ( who was feral at first but is now a “skittish” pet) had 4 kittens. She has them sheltered but not completely hid. Around 3 weeks of age she let me touch them with no hissing or growling. She ...
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I got bitten by an almost 1 month puppy [duplicate]

I got bitten, on my nose, by an almost 1 month old puppy. I had a scratch. I bled for sometime and then stopped. I had applied alcohol to the spot. I don't know whether the puppy has rabies or not. ...
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Cat staring at the wall all the time

My cat Annie is staring at the wall by her food bowls, so I keep changing her water every hour. She won't come out of the kitchen now. Annie and I are extremely close. I have always told her to show ...
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My cat mixes up the floors in my building. How can I help him?

My cat comes from two home cats with English shorthair father and Russian blue mother. I live in an apartment and he enjoys walking through the corridor and sniffing everything. The problem I have is ...
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rats not getting along,rats too young?

Im a new rat owner, and Iv'e gotten three rats at the moment. As a new rat owner I made the mistake of not getting my first rat in a pair or group and I got the largest one at the pet store. His name ...
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What's the most efficient way to burn my young cat's energy?

We own two cats - a Russian Blue female turning 7 this year, and a Russian Blue/Maine Coon Male who is 2 1/2. Both are rescue cats from the local area, and both are very well-tempered around us. ...
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My dog has been acting strangely around one of my cats' butt

Our family has a dog and four cats. The dog's name is Brutus, he's male, 6 years old and a Boston Terrier/Beagle mix. The cat relevant to this question is named Smudge; he's a male gray tabby cat, ...
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Why the dog of my girl change the behavior when I am with him?

My girlfriend has a dog He is 5 years old We can not understand why when I'm with him he changes the behavior. If I take the little one and put it on top of me with my belly towards the ceiling. He is ...
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Cat is tipping over bed-side lamps during the night

I've had my newest cat just a couple months. This is a female spay DSH tortie, shelter rescue, estimated age 1.5 years. I have small tables at each head corner of my bed, holding various things on ...
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I over correct my dog and now he's scared

I and my roommate both have dogs and we recently (6 months) moved into a new place. I thought the dogs were getting adjusted fine, we walk the dogs around the new area to get familiar and now have a ...
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Could I leave 3 cats alone during a trip of 3 days/2 nights

We have 3 cats who have been part of the same household for several years and are all friends. Age 10, 6 and 6 (the two 6 year olds are litter mates who we have had since they were kittens) We ...
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Cat ate small amounts of dried daffodil flower, should I be worried?

Title tells it all - my cat found some dried daffodil flowers in my flat and I couldn’t catch him before he managed to ingest one (it’s not the type of daffodil with huge flowers but rather small ones,...
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Mouse behavior; filling in holes made by eating food? [closed]

Just curious if anyone can explain this behavior. It's not of a pet mouse, but a wild one I put a large bag of bird nuts out in the shed recently, and I've since noticed that a mouse has nibbled ...
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How to help my cat adjust to a new routine?

With the diabetes diagnosis for my cat, we got a whole new routine. I used to feed him his wet food at 6-7 am (basically whenever I got too annoyed by him trying to wake me) and then he would free ...
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How to ensure that my cat always remains indoor, no matter what?

The area where I live is extremely lethal for a domestic cat. There are scorpions, tarantulas, poisonous snakes, dogs, foxes, eagles, vultures, larger wild cat species, and even sometimes leopards. My ...
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My dog is squeezing between chair and side table, and also, between bed and wall [closed]

Why does my dog walk/squeeze between bed and wall, and also tries to go between chair and side table? Both areas are small, confined areas.
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How much depth of sand in litter box is ideal for cats?

This question is really puzzling for me. My cat is comfortable with any depth and has never shown any problematic behavior. Even she is not concerned with the company which is making the sand and ...
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How to make a cat remember where did he placed his toys?

My cat is 4 months old now. He always takes his toy off the bed, and once he doesn't want to play, he left his toy somewhere and just forget it. And when he wants to play with his toys, which I ...
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Why does my cat eat thin plastic?

My cat is obsessed with eating thin plastic. For example, the plastic from bulk food bags and thin grocery bags. I will actually find large holes in the bags, but he's yet to have bathroom issues or ...
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Shy and nervous kittens are too scared to eat

I recently adopted two kittens (both are siblings) and since having them I've noticed they are extremely nervous and scared. They only come out when nobody is home, and I'm trying to get them used to ...
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My 8 month old puppy won't eat

Raja, my pup, and I just moved back to college and she won't eat. When I give her her food she just noses it until its everywhere and keeps nosing it until it's wedged behind my desk. There was ...
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My cat has uncontrollable twitching on her back near her tail

My cat has been having an issue where she is clearly agitated and looks like she is trying to run away from her own fur. It will start with appearing very agitated, meowing, and twitching her tail and ...
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Is my kitten growling at her sister while playing with toys?

I recently adopted 2 kitten sisters and are 3 months old now. They play together everyday, with toys and each other, chasing each other or play fighting, climbing and other activities but for the ...
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Is that true that taking pills causes stomach discomfort or pain?

A few days ago my dog started taking one antibiotics pill a day for a mild otitis. Then he started to cry a lot at night, always next to the house frontgate, as if he had a desperate need for walk. ...
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New cat's third eyelid showing when asleep

I have a new rescue cat who is slowly settling in - she's very timid, but getting braver every day. This question is about her eyes. When she is falling asleep/already asleep and her eyes are half-...
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Alternatives to walking a dog

Dogs need to be entertained and physically and mentally stimulated to feel happy. Many behavioral problems are either caused by boredom or could be treated by engaging the dog in different games and ...
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My dog won't get tired

I have a mix of Border Collie with Australian Shepherd. Recently we moved to a country house and now he has a 24/7 access to big green fields and almost 24/7 human attention. Happy dog. But I'm ...
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Hiding rescue cat will get comfortable one day? [duplicate]

I've scoured the internet and found lots of similar questions, so I know the answer is just to give it time. But if anyone has any suggestions and reassurances I'd love to hear them. I adopted a ...
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Anxious dog howls and screams when we take our other dog out

So we have three dogs ages 5, 3, and 7 months. We take the two older dogs outside to go potty at the same time and take the puppy separately because she gets distracted to easily. Whenever we take the ...
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Why does my cat meow at me when I Iaugh?

This is quite a funny and also adorable trait that our seven year old cat has developed over the last year. Every time I laugh loudly, when friends are over or watching something on TV, the cat ...
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My cat nibbles me when I scratch myself

quite a funny question for your, as I couldn't find anything on the internet. Everytime I scratch myself our 9 months neutered male cat stops whatever he's doing, points at me and will run towards my ...
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Neighbourhood cat claiming our home as her territory

I live in a neighbourhood which is inhabited by a fairly large number of cats. One in particular, a smokey grey female around 3-4 years old, is very friendly, to the point where she casually strolls ...
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My new gecko is fighting my old one!

I got a leopard gecko about 3 weeks ago and i thought it needed a friend so today i got another and put it in the terrarium. They are both pretty young. The new one went into the hide my old one was ...
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Why does my cat only bite my partner? [duplicate]

My girlfriend and I have a 1 year old (or slightly younger) orange tabby that we adopted a little over a month ago. He is a good, easy-going cat overall, but he sometimes bites my girlfriend, either ...
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How do I teach my dog to “play nice” with smaller dogs?

I have a sight hound, small (22#) female, spayed, not quite 2 1/2 years. We go to the local dog park regularly so that she can run and play. I usually take her to the small dog side, but have taken ...
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Why has my dog started running out of our yard?

My 6 yo Pointer Mix has gone out on her own for the last year and a half or so. She was always very good about staying in her yard, doing her business and then coming back to the front door when ...
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Cat licks face while I'm sleeping

My cat climbs on my chest when I'm sleeping and licks my face. She does this several times a night. It's not just in the morning and it's not because she's hungry (she still has food when I get up). ...
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Overprotective cat wont stop attacking other cat

I adopted a new cat a bit over a year ago now and he moved in with my other 7 year old cat just fine, but the other day he (the newer cat) was misbehaving and hissed at me, which caused my older cat (...