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Questions tagged [behavior]

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

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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 [on hold]

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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My puppy of 3 months wont stop biting us [duplicate]

My puppy is a pedigree cocker spaniel (English) and she is teething at the moment. I have tried everything! Dogs teething gel, teething rings and soft plush toys which squeek etc. yet She STILL bites ...
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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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My Beardie baby [duplicate]

My juvenile beardie waved at me. Does it mean anything else other than "don't hurt me."?
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What happens if my leopard gecko goes white and stayed white for a long time

My leopard gecko turned white and it has been white for two or three days. I don’t think it is shedding because it usually shedes it’s skin in a day. What would be wrong with it?
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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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Why has my cat suddenly changed meowing/vocal behavior?

I have read... New cat wont stop meowing Why is my cat meowing so much? How can I classically condition my two cats to not scratch on my bedroom door at night? ...and a few others, but none are ...
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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 (...
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New rescue cat behaviour change

We adopted an older cat earlier this month. She was quite shy to start with and gradually started coming to us to be stroked etc. We started moving her bowls out of the room we set for her as our Hope ...
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Why our cat loves us most even though our maids feed her? Is it natural animal behavior?

In case of my cat Bhutu, neither me nor my mom feeds the cat. It is the two maids who feed the cat. Yet she showers all her affection on me and my mom. She is just friendly towards the two maids. ...
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How to make a cat comfortable towards a person with whom she relates a terrifying experience?

One tenant girl had bought a huge teddy bear and came to show it. Bhutu, my cat, reacted as if she has seen a ghost and ran for her life. She is usually a very cheerful girl always trying to play ...
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Save my family from my cats?

We have had two male rescue cats for about 4 years. They were together at the shelter which wanted to keep them together, so we adopted both of them. They have tons of aggravating behavior issues: ...
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Cat goes crazy while grooming

Sometimes, in the middle of grooming, my cat goes crazy and starts to bite his hind legs ankle and also kicks under his chin with his legs, for no obvious reason. And he wiggles so erratically that he ...
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My betta is laying as the bottom of the tank with its head pointed up, why? [duplicate]

My fish lines in a 2.5 galling tank with a automatic heater and a thermometer. I got it yesterday (after my first one who lived for 2.5 years lived there) I cleaned it thoroughly and made sure no ...
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Will my runaway cat come out when he gets hungry enough

I moved apartments with my 2 year old cat. And after 3 days he got outdoors and went exploring. And suddenly disappeared. I've searched and called up and down the streets, put flyers, contacted local ...
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Can cat understand if we try to communicate in cat's language by mimicking sounds that cats make in different situations to communicate?

First of all my apology to those readers who have little or no experience with cats and don't know the meaning of a numerous numbers and types of cat vocalizations and gestures. This may sound absurd ...
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My baby chickens are screaming and not eating normal food

So,I got a pair of baby chickens.They are not too small though, they have beautiful yellow feathers and flap their wings, occasionally sitting on my leg. When we got them,the guy gave us some special ...
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Is this normal first day home behavior for my kitten, or should I be concerned?

My girlfriend and I received a kitten last night from a neighbor whose cat had a litter. It's my first cat (first interactive pet), but she's had experience in the past. According to our neighbor, our ...
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My gerbil is scratching like crazy at the corners of his cage. Is that normal?

So, I just got two gerbils on the 16th. They have a four story cage with clear plastic in the front, and so far, everything seemed pretty normal. I put a sand bath in for them to bathe in, and then ...
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Can Bettas have lazy personalities?

I had a betta a few years ago who was the most active, happy fish I've ever seen. He enjoyed hide-and-seek, watched me work at my desk, and constantly swam around his 5 gallon tank. He was a strong ...
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How to teach my cat to give death bite to rodents?

There are some rodents in my house recently. As usual my cat, Bhutu, is excited about it. But she prefers to play with the rodents. When the rodent freezes with fear she sniffs the rodent and then ...
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How to stop my dog chewing on everything?

Ok so recently my dog(I don't know if this matters but she's a German Shepherd) has been chewing everything outside which I'd presume because she's teething but she is 6 months and I don't know how ...
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10 mth old German Shepard is aggressive/excited toward our cats

I have a 10 mth old German Shepard who is VERY interested in our cats. We have had him since he was 11 weeks old and the cats have been there every day since. He killed a kitten in our back yard ...
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Small dog is scared of my cat

My cat attacked my sons small dog when he was a puppy. I am now living with my son and his little dog is terrified of my cat. How can I get them to live together
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How do I make a cat fall asleep?

Does anybody know how to make a cat go to sleep? I have to take her on a long drive and I want her to sleep so she doesn't get too stressed. I tried using the calming spray but it doesn't work on her. ...
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Cat urination problem [duplicate]

I have a cat urination behavior issue. To start off, I used to feed a cat who avoids fighting with other cats and doesn't fight for food if another cat tries to steal from her. So I decided to take ...
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Dog shows me his teeth when I enter the room

My partners dog always shows me his teeth when I come into the house or when I come onto a room after being gone for a while. He seems to be happy to see me, wagging his tail and loves pets. He is a ...
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I don't want to be petted. How can I get someone else's dog to ignore me?

Every week, about our entire family meets at grandma's house for coffee and chatter. My aunt has the habit of bringing her dog to those meetings too. He's not too well behaved, begs for food and ...
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Why my cat responds instantly to any movement?

Whenever there is any movement of any kind Bhutu (our cat's name) instantly gets excited. It may be our legs, arms, any vegetable, water bottle, TV remote everything. And she instinctively tries to ...
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How to help my dog remember a long term human friend after just 4 weeks apart?

My friend and I moved to another country with our dog, Jack. My friend left earlier and, after 2 months, I brought our dog to a new place. Now our dog doesn't recognise my friend after 4 weeks even ...