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

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How do I stop my blind kitten from biting/clawing living things?

I’ve trained many cats and kittens, but I recently adopted a new challenge, that’s proved to be, well, a bit of a challenge. I’ve adopted two kittens, brothers, and one is a special needs cat: he is ...
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Cat behavior change: less playful indoors after became more active outdoors and ignoring the other cat

I adopted Korian 2 years ago. He was said to be indoors by the shelter place. However I noticed he seemed always curious about the outside at times begging me to open the door for him. I decided to ...
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Is my cat having trouble waking, seizures, or something else?

Almost exactly a month ago, my cat Dylan (female, 5 years) was sleeping on a chair when she fell out of it, scrambled about with her belly low to the floor and her pupils widely dilated, head turning ...
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Is this normal kitten behaviour?

I adopted a 11 week male from the shelter. I've never had a cat this young and some behaviour I'm not sure if it's normal for clumsy cats or there's something wrong. Every night he is suckling on my ...
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Bearded dragon sick or gravid?

I have had my bearded dragon for almost a year, and I got her when she was a baby. She has always been very nice and never seemed agitated toward anyone. About a week ago I thought she had infertile ...
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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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Wild bunny - is she nursing or sick?

In my backyard, there’s this wild bunny that has been sitting in the exact spot for 3 days now. I go out, she’s just sitting down looking at me. I’ve even gotten as close as 5 feet (150 cm) from her ...
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Help - How can I help rescue this young stray kitten?

So there's this young stray kitten (can run and eat solid food) that got stuck outside our window on the 3rd floor of an apartment building. We helped bring her down and brought her inside the house (...
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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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Is my bearded dragon trying to brumate?

Background: I have a male bearded dragon, a little over a year old. I live in a region that gets cold/snowy in the winter. I recently had some ups and downs with keeping my beardie's habitat ...
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One of my baby chicks looks like it is going to die...what should I do?

I have 10 chicks. They are all hens. But one of them is weak and is always sleeping under the food and doesn't eat like the others. What should I do? I would hate to see her die so soon... Please help!...
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pet mouse just started biting

We've had Winston for just about a year, we got him as a baby. When we got him we already had two grown mice (all caged separately but next to each other) and all was well. We (my son and I) held/...
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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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Is Elizabethan collar likely to cause very melancholic mourning or should I suspect of something else?

My dog is mourning like never before, this is compeltely new behavior (he is 16 monsths old shiba). Not much, like once a day, while lying down, he cries like a weak howling, at low volume, without ...
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Neck biting without release during play

My German Shepherd male is 7 months old and has been socialized and exercised since he was 10 weeks old with trips to the local dog park (almost daily). Recently, his behavior has changed toward one ...
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What is my cat trying to say and why is she refusing food from me?

Today morning when I was working on my study table. My cat jumped on the table. She started to meow. Then she started to lick my cheeks and nose. Then she started to put her paws on my cheeks and nose....
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How to stop cat attacks

I have a eight year old cat who has never shown any sign of aggression until the last six months or so. There have been no household changes during that time period. The first attack happened when I ...
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How Can I Reward My Puppy for Chewing His Toys Instead of Everything Else When He's so Food-Motivated?

This question is admittedly similar to this but with some differences that I wanted to see if folks had any more specific advice on. I have a 13-week old likely Shepherd mix puppy who's definitely a ...
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Foster momma cat causing trouble, how to solve it?

One month ago we rescued a pregnant cat from a risky area. People who knew her there told us she already got pregnant about 3 times before, but they never saw the kitens and they suspected someone ...
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Why does my dog drink another dog's pee?

We live in a home with three other dogs. We have a nice backyard and a doggie door, and all the animals know how to use it, but for some reason we can't get two of them to stop peeing inside the house....
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How to "re-tame" my captive shingleback

I have had my pet shingleback for a few years now, kept in an inside enclosure. I purchased the lizard of a breeder who had frequently handled the lizard and had it well tamed. For the first 12 ...
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Why doesn't my cat seem to mind loud music despite stronger hearing?

I am effectively making a colloquial assumption that my cat's hearing is better than mine but... if this truly is the case, why doesn't my cat seem to mind loud music? Surprising noises that come out ...
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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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Male cat attacking female cat

We have 2 cats - one male and one female, which are 8 months old now. Both are siblings and they were very attached to each other as we separated them from mom when they were only 2 months old. I ...
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Introducing a 6 year old cat into a home with a 12 year old cat

Until 6 months ago, my husband and I had 2 cats we rescued from the local Humane Society. One was larger that the other and loved sleeping with us. If the smaller cat jumped up on the bed and saw the ...
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New cat stressed

Hi I adopted a cat from the spca today who was abandoned. When we first picked him up he was super loving and was taking as much pets as he could. We placed him in a room and he was meowing and ...
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Why is my bonded pair of cats suddenly fighting?

I have a bonded pair of cats: 1 male and 1 female. They are the same size and both were adopted from the shelter as kittens. Now, two years down the road, my male is suddenly attacking my female. I ...
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Almost fell on my cat and now she's scared of me

As the title says, I was feeding my cat her dinner and she was winding around my legs as usual. Except, this time I tripped on her and accidentally stepped on her paw. I also almost fell on her, but ...
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Cat suddenly being aggressive

Two cats - both male, neutered and have access outside. Older cat has recently been hissing, hitting and yowling at the younger cat. Younger cat is not aggressive or retaliatory and is pretty ...
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Is a female dog licking her vulva always a sign of a problem? Or can it be just pleasure masturbation (not an issue)?

I think my dog is sometimes masturbating by licking her vagina very passionately while making humping motions while she is in heat. Can a dog actually do this for pleasure to themselves (i.e. there is ...
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Dog escapes as I am parking in the garage

Backstory: I have two dogs, one is a female black mongrel (poodle sized) that we have adopted when young (she is now ~8 months we got her when she was ~4 months), and the other is a spayed female ...
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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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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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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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How to stop neutered male cat from mounting the other one?

I have two neutered male cats that sometimes exhibit dominance behaviors. I've had them both for about 5 years, and they go between cuddling, ignoring each other, and trying to be dominant multiple ...
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Having Trouble Harness Training my Macaw

I have been trying to harness train my 1 year old macaw, but it is not working out well. She is comfortable with the harness around her and I have been trying to convince her to overcome her fear of ...
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A cricket has taken a chunk out of my gecko's tail. What should I do?

As it turns out, I had way too many crickets in my gecko's terrarium and one of them had been eating away at her tail. It was just a little off the tip and I've taken the crickets out and I'll be hand ...
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My cat is afraid of me after bringing him to the vet

I tamed a rescue cat, took a long time. He became really loving and friendly after a few months and we became the best of friends. Yesterday I had to bring him to the vet because he had a cold for a ...
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Momma Cat dragging her older kitten to her newborn litter when nursing

My momma cat just had a new litter of kittens. The newborns seem to be doing well. But Momma Cat keeps leaving them to come find her older kitten that is now about six months old. And trying to drag ...
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Introducing new cat (or kitten) to kitten at home

I have recently gotten myself a cute little kitten at the start of September. I might want to get a second cat/kitten to keep her company. I've done some research about introducing new cats and read ...
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Cats don't know how to mate

My Persian male cat is 1 year and a month old. Two days ago, one of our close friend brought her Persian female cat, because Queen was in heat, who also is 1 year and a month old. Tom is 10 days older ...
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Pregnant platy behavior

I have an orange platy and I suspect she is pregnant and switched her from the main 60 gallon to an old 20 gallon tank, but would eat until I put the the male platy with her. Is this normal? I wonder ...
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How should I stop my aggressive cat from viciously attacking me?

My 2 year old, male, part Egyptian Mau cat is really vicious when he attacks. There is always blood after it has happened. What can I do to stop him? He will attack any part of you and he always ...
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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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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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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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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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Sweater training my pig

I have a ~5mo (mostly) American mini-pig/potbelly mix. It's starting to get a little colder where I am, and already the little guy is getting hesitant to go outside (and shivering/running back in ...
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Introducing a blind cat and a playful kitten

I am currently fostering Alex, a two year old cat who was left completely blind after a car accident about two months ago. He has only recently left the vet clinic but is already quite well adjusted ...
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