Questions tagged [behavior]

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

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Caterpillar has stopped eating - what can be done?

I need some help with my caterpillar. I have two young caterpillars which hatched a while ago and I have one big one that doesn’t want to eat. He/she stopped eating 5-6 days ago which I know because I ...
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New 5 year old cat being introduced to 1 year old siblings

So recently we took in an older family pet - a 5 year old cat, named Spartapuss. He couldn't live with my parents any longer, so he came to live with me and my fiancé in our flat. He was essentially ...
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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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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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Why my mom's cat starts crying if my mom is out of her sight even for 10 minutes and is there any way to pacify her?

The cat Bhutu was earlier my pet but now she stays with my mom in our ancestral home in country side. Due to life threatening conditions over there outside the security of living room, (house is very ...
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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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Cat biting only me

My boyfriend and I have an indoor cat. He is 1 year old and his name is Spock. He is normally very sweet and loving. He is rarely home alone because we have opposite schedules and one of us is usually ...
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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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Chattering weird noise!

My 1year old cat has started to chatter makes a weird movement with his mouth, mainly when hes doing nothing! Not like hes seen something to catch, the total opposite! Could this be anything to worry ...
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My dog gets aggressive to her brother

I have two dogs, both are cross Beagle and Cavalier. The older one, a male, is 2 years old and the younger one, a female, is 1 year old. 5 months ago, my younger started attacking my older when he ...
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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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My dog acts afraid of me after playtime

I have an almost 2 yr old red nose pitbull mixed with boxer and lab (possibly?) who is the sweetest, most playful thing you ever met. My wife and I take turns playing with her twice a day, once in the ...
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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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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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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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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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Dog is newly aggressive towards other dogs after lockdown

We sometimes take out a relative's German Shepherd for walks. She's generally been good with other dogs, playing well with larger dogs and ignoring smaller ones, and only getting a bit aggressive when ...
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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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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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Pet Bearded Dragon Attacks when outdoors

I've read in many places that is OK to take your pet beardie out in the garden, provided it's a place safe from predators, to sit a bit in the natural sunlight. Well, my beardie, otherwise very ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why does my dog invites affection and then acts aggressive when the person turns to go?

My 2 year old border collie is lovely natured and loves a fuss from people but 6 months ago she started being aggressive when they stop fussing her and move away especially when she is in her cage in ...
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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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My 2 cats never faught each other. When we moved, fighting was common. How could I resolve this?

Could I condition them? I'm gone for 10 hours a day. There are toys laying around. I play with them once I'm home & through the rest of the day. Could I effecively condition them to not fight, in ...
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Old pup lunges at new dog

we are fostering a dog with the intention of adoption. We have had our first dog for a year and a few months. She is somewhat dog reactive but has gotten along with my parents dogs. Our new pup is ...
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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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10 week Havachon menace, tantrum crying/howling in crate and playpen constantly, compounded by biting

We have several problems. Main Problem: Howling/crying bloody murder What happens: Howls, barks angrily, jumping up at the door of crate/barrier Sometimes bites/gnaws on barrier/crate Compounds ...
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Suggestions to expedite a 7 week domestic kitten's tolerance of humans

I help in a private cat/kitten rescue (cleaning litter trays feeding etc) we had an orphan litter of 5 five week olds come in via a 3rd party. Day 0 or 1 they were all distrustful of us (owner and 2 ...
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5-Month-Old Puppy Barks/Growls When Other People Play With Him

I have a 5-month-old Shepherd/Lab mix who's generally very sweet -- but I've noticed that if people play with them a bit he gets a bit tense and barks at them until I tell him to stop. Not necessarily ...
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How to get son and dad to stop fighting?

I have 3 dogs. 2 blue nose pitts (both male) and a mini dotson (female). The mini was here first and then we got the oldest pitt. They are currently 3/4 years old and we've had them since 9 months. ...
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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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Why is my dog sleeping in my bed (previously she was trained to not get on the bed)?

My dogs know better to not be on my bed because they pee on it. I have trained them to pee in their pee pads and they already know to do so. For the past two night, my female dog, Lexi, tends to jump ...
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Post bath - ferret full blown attacking other ferret!

I have 2 jills that have lived together, for the most part, peacefully for the past 4 years. I have recently bathed them and used a new ferret shampoo that is lightly scented. After bathing, I did the ...
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Dog was starving himself

One of our three Italian Greyhounds liked to play with his food. About 4 weeks ago we sometimes used to throw some food around for him until we realized he would wait for us to throw him his food and ...
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Why are my pair of budgies fighting?

My pair of budgies were doing fine with their first clutch. 2 out of 5 eggs hatched so far and I am expecting the next egg to hatch tomorrow. However, just this morning I found my hen fighting with ...
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Female pug getting too excited

I own a female pug, who is one year and ten months old. She is acting too naughty recently: she digs into our blankets and jeans, bites sleeves--but only those of my 14 years old sister--and pulls ...