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

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How to stop cats from chewing on cords

My cats have been chewing on various cords throughout the house. The cords to the sound system and the wifi router have been particular favorite targets, and last night they rendered our speakers ...
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Why does our blackheaded python wrap on herself?

Our blackheaded python has been wrapping on our hand but mostly herself when we pick her up. It began when she would be trying to burrow under us if we were seated and picked her up, but now she does ...
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My cat suddenly started to attack us!

My cat was really calm and very very friendly for a month since the beginning of March. She was sterilized when she was 3, now she is 5 years old. She was always aggressive and does not really like ...
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Dog licking herself when she can't hold it at night

My dog is an 11 year old terrier. She sleeps next to my bed at night and occasionally she wakes me up with the sound of slurping while she is licking her private area. I just let her keep looking ...
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How to stop gray parrot from biting?

So It is a very special case here. My mother bought a gray parrot 1.5-month-old. He was an adorable and very calm bird, At age of 5 months my brother started playing with him aggressively like ...
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My leopard gecko keeps burrowing but not like in sand

My leopard gecko (I think shes a girl but idk) keeps burrowing herself under things. It started with under her reptile carpet so I secured it more, then under a heavy rock which I assumed was to get a ...
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Cat Keeps Drinking Unattended Drinks

I have a ~4 year old cat of uncertain breed. For as long as I can remember, he's had the rather unfortunate habit of drinking out of cups containing water instead of his own water bowl. Considering ...
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Do fish make noises in order to get attention?

I have a small water tank with few fish at home. There are small stones for decoration, and for several weeks now, I noticed that every time I'm around, the fish go down to the stones and bump into ...
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Days after our young female was desexed, our older male cat is trying to mount her and will not leave her alone

Monkey is 15 years old with arthritis, cancer (a tumor on his adrenal gland which has been operated on once last year to remove it, and has since returned), pancreatitis and kidney disease as a result ...
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Neck shaking in the indoor arena

I have a 6 year old Arabian which I trained by myself. He is a pleasure to ride and very willing, but there is this one little annoyance: When we train in the indoor arena, he becomes a total ...
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How do I train my dog to not get overexcited when getting on or off public transport?

I have a 6-year old Malinois who is, all in all, relatively well-behaved by now. Taking her on a bus or a train however, is a nightmare. To be more precise, getting on or off the bus or train is the ...
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My pet rat bit his cage mate, what do I do?

Recently I got two rats from a lady who could no longer care for them. She had them for a week and I've now had them for two weeks. Today the youngest (2 months according to past owner) was climbing ...
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How to teach my horse to stop when I stop while leading?

I take care of a 20ish year old mare 2-3 days a week. She had her left eye removed due to illness years back and she is used to it. We still lead her on the left side though since that is what she was ...
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My Horse sniffs my head?

When I'm mucking out around her in the evening or if I generally just crouch low to the floor my young horse will always come over and sniff my head. She used to occassionally go to bite (never ...
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Stray cat terrorized because of medicines and trust issues

I'm Dex from India. I have been feeding a stray cat (1 year old male) near my house for almost 3-4 months. A week ago or so he has got some minor skin issues after fight with another stray cat (...
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Over-excited, barking dog and ways to exercise or calm him

I have recently (a little over month ago) adopted a dog from a shelter. He is year and a half old mutt, looking a little terrier - like, shaggy and wirehaired. He was at the shelter for half a year ...
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How to stop my horse from pawing the ground when she's eating hard feed

I have a horse who would constantly paw at the ground when being fed hard food. Basically any feed that was given to her in a container. Some background: When I got her she was underweight, covered ...
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Why does my horse snort?

My horse snorts if she sees something she isn't too sure about or if she's just had a bout of thundering over the field. I've always thought it's a build up of adrenaline and possibly endorphins but ...
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Why does my horse paw the ground?

Since I've had my young horse she paws the ground almost every night. I've tried adding boredom busters such as treat balls, lick it's and wood (she likes to chew it?) but every morning without fail ...
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How long will it take feral kittens (5 and 8 months old) to adjust to their new home?

On January 5 they were trapped along with several others from a cat colony and were brought to a sub Foster’s house in a cage where they remained with their colony mates. They were then taken to the ...
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My cat has started slapping my head/forehead with her claws when she wants to be fed

Unfortunately our cat needed to have all her teeth pulled and a couple of other visits to the veterinarian. Fortunately, (we're quite sure) she's not in pain anymore. However we noticed, that her ...
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How to reduce biting behaviour in pasture [horse]

I've got a field with two Appaloosas and one Anglo Arabian. One Appaloosa is a young 3 year old filly, the Anglo Arab is a 9 year old mare and the other Appaloosa is a 5 year old gelding. Admittedly ...
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My cat is terrified of me

My wife bought a pretty shy kitten, but after a while it got used to me and was even jumping on my shoulders in the morning purring when I was getting ready for work. She almost wouldn't leave my side....
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Why is my house cat trying to jump out my upper sash windows?

The only time she has tried to jump in the 18 weeks of her being a happy though clingy pussy cat (mummy's girl) is when she was in heat and I had a horrid guest who stank of dog (a scent she is ...
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How can I recover my cat and boyfriends relationship

My boyfriend is an alcoholic and has done some horrible things when he's got hammered. It had affected the whole family and been a very toxic abusive time for the last three years. My cat is terrified ...
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Male cat suddenly aggressive towards female cat with whom he has been together for more than a year

I have 2 outdoor cats, A male and another female. Both were very friendly and have had a litter too around 4 months ago. They are together since more than a year. They were very playful and shared ...
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My dog goes crazy in a cage and destroys everything. HELP

I have an 11 months old female husky, she has a lot of energy and she’s very sweet. We took a training class and she did very well but lately she started destroying things in the house when we leave, ...
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Is my cat actively trying to get hurt to win sympathy and cuddling from us humans?

I frequently catch my cat sitting or lying very close to the door in the kitchen which he knows opens inwards. Quite often, the door is violently opened and smacks the poor creature, and then I always ...
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Dog mounting. Help

I currently have 2 dogs, a 9 month old female collie and a 20 month old Chihuahua/jack Russell male who's neutered. We are fostering a 17 month old intact Siberian husky but seem to be having some ...
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Why do cats love vets?

In my experience, cats prefer familiar surroundings, people they know, warm soft surfaces, the ability to go wherever they please, and exactly as much petting as they want (and absolutely no more than ...
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How can I get my feral kitten to let me approach her?

I adopted a 5-month-old feral kitten who had been fostered for socialization. Initially she was very skittish so I kept her in a small room in which I could reach into her hiding spots. She ...
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Cat behaving strangely for no apparent reason

Our indoor/outdoor cat of six years is being strange this week. Exhibiting the following behaviors randomly on and off: Urinating and defecating on the floors/rugs openly (but still occasionally ...
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Dog with weird bump keeps running away

My 4-year-old dog ran away from me one night and when I got near her she would run further once we got her back home she ran away again. I have her back right now but she is acting differently like ...
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I'm very exhausted giving ear drops to my overly skittish cat. I can't take him treating me like a threat. What should I do?

Context: I got my cat ~2 months ago. He was in a shelter, and he was very sweet when I first saw him so I decided to adopt him. Unfortunately, they didn't let me to because he still had some small ear ...
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Is there a way to discourage extreme fear of strangers in my two 4 year old cats?

Our 2 indoor cats (same litter) live with three people, one of the three being me. They're fully accustomed to our presence and are very affectionate, asking to be petted, sleeping with us in beds, ...
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Depressed budgie

I have a female budgie, whom I have had for at least four years. She is in a cage about 3 ft square x 1.5 feet wide with a slightly younger male. They used to groom each other and sing all day long, ...
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Why does he knock over his heavy refillable water dish

A while back I got this refillable water bottle dish for my cats because I got a second one and they don't mind sharing, my 1.5 year old cat though will sit there and knock it over until all the water ...
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Working with fear based puppy before it becomes real aggression

My 7 month mixed breed (lab, cocker spaniel, Pomeranian, and breed groups herding, guard, and sporting, his brother had dna testing) growls, gets stiff and hair stands up when ever he sees someone ...
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Two New Kittens [duplicate]

I just adopted two kittens. Sibling brothers. Both of these kittens were born on 11th of September making them about 15 weeks old. They were raised at a horse farm by loving people but I’m worried in ...
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Dog kicking all four paws when playing?

I have a 7 month old Chihuahua male and whenever he's on our bed he kicks all four paws when you are playing with him. We have a female that is his sister but she was born 3 litters before him and ...
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How do cats decide which litter box to use?

I have two cats and three litter boxes. It seems that some days they will both go mostly in box A, with a little bit in boxes B and C, and other days they will go mostly in box B, with a little bit in ...
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How to reduce my parrot's aggressive behavior?

I had two parrot which I believe is ringneck. They were raised by uncle. They were once very friendly. But after one flew away, the other became very aggressive even towards my uncle. I bought another ...
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What are emotional support animals?

I read the term "emotional support animal" several times now. I have some imagination about them, but no real information. Because of that my question is: What are emotional support animals? Most ...
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cat holding baby's stuff hostage, but cat's demands cannot be met

We've had this cat for almost 4 years. She's peed on stuff only when obviously mad at us, until about a year after we brought a baby into our lives. The problem is the baby loves to interact with the ...
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Should I keep my rat alone?

I got a pair of male rats from a friend who couldn’t keep them anymore and everything went good for months. They were a sibling pair, named Frederick and Connor. A couple of months ago, I found ...
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Senior female cat will not accept male 14 week old kitten?

We adopted an 8 week old male cat into our household. His name is Ollie. We have a 14 year old Siamese female - her name is Jade. Jade was the 3rd of 3 cats that I had for a very long time. She ...
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Cat sometimes dont uses the litterbox but my whole Bathroom

I have a cat (6 months old) and got myself a second one about 3 months ago (4 1/2 months old). After some difficulties at the beginning they understand each other well and play and cuddle with each ...
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Cat jumping and clawing at her door, disrupting my sleep

The issue My cat is in a room of her own, every night she jumps and claws at her door to get out. Any sound she hears (from me), she starts yelling and jumping to open the door. If I have to go to ...
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What medications or treatments are available for a ultra-hyperactive dog?

We brough home an 8-month-old male Bichon Frise about six weeks ago. The little bugger fits the description in this pets.se question ... My dog is becoming unusually hyper. Whining, won't hold ...
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How to reduce the attachment of an overly attached stray dog?

About me I am ~20 y/o student and live in college provided hostels. I share room with one person who hates stray dogs while having some at his home. I started getting familiar with dogs ~1 year ago. ...

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