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Questions tagged [breeding]

Issues to do with the reproductive cycle and process of mating and breeding a pet, including gestation, birth, feeding and weaning.

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Preventing inbreeding in Muscovy duck flock

I have 4 adult muscovy ducks. A drake and hen each of blue and black. I have no idea of their lineage, so they may or may not be related, as they all came from the same flock. The black hen has a ...
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My female Red Eared Slider, as far as I'm guessing, is gravid

So, it's my first time having a pet and it turns out that one of my turtles is a female. I have come to that conclusion after extensive researching and because of her behavior. These days she has ...
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Is it normal for a dog to eat it's dead puppies when giving birth?

I was following the progress of a pregnant dog. When she gave birth the owner said two of the pups were born dead and she ate them. I'd never heard of this and a dog breeder told me this was normal. ...
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Male dog was forcefully removed from female dog

A male dog mounted my female dog for like 2 minutes and my brother forced the male out of the female, will the male release sperm in her?
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Shrimp Breeding

I just picked up some Jade Shrimp (pretty cool, bred to be green, not dyed) and the employee (whom I'm quite acquainted with) threw in a pregnant one! Woohoo, right? Anyway, the question is, she is ...
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Wanting to breed my rabbit once and then get them fixed, but is it possibly to then later slowly intergrate them all back together?

I have 2 female and 2 male rabbit and I want to breed them. The thing is I only want to breed them one time and then get them all fixed, but im scared that if I wait and breed them afterwards I won’t ...
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Does my fish look like she is ready to drop her fry? [duplicate]

I know she is prego but I don’t know when she will drop her fry help
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Are there any breeds of domestic cat that are bred primarily for their intelligence?

Are any breeds of domestic cat bred primarily for their intelligence? If so, which breed(s)? By "Intelligence", I mean problem solving ability. This would include such things as the cat attempting ...
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Mother cat won't care for her newborn kitten

My cat Ylaya had her first babies two years ago. All of her kitten until now were/are inbreeding. Her first litter was two cats, one of them was very sick and died. The other one (Yrwana) lived but ...
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Can a cat get a sexually transmitted disease?

If my normally indoor cat mates with a feral cat, is it at risk of getting any diseases? My cat has all of its vaccines up to date, so I suspect the only concern would be a sexually transmitted ...
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When breeding two purebred dog types, does it matter which parent is which breed?

For example, will there be any consistent difference between a Beagle / Cavalier King Charles Spaniel if the mom is the Beagle and the dad is the Cavalier compared to the dad being the Beagle and the ...
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What to do about our two male cats?

Our oldest male cat (Bear just turned 2) and our younger male cat (Jr. will be 1 in July) keeping grabbing our youngest female (Callie was born Feb. 22, 2018) by the back of the neck & climbing on ...
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Is it possible to breed nightcrawlers (Lumbricus terrestris)?

I'm looking at trying to breed earthworms, specifically Nightcrawlers (Lumbricus terrestris) also called dew worms. Part of the reason I'm specifically interested in keeping nightcrawlers as opposed ...
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Will my cat have long hair or short hair [duplicate]

I just adopted this little cuty here and i’m just curious if it’ll have short hair or long hair it seems to me that’s it gonna be long haired Any help i’m thankful i want to know if mine is from the ...
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Is it good or bad to get a puppy from a mother who has had her first litter?

I am looking to get a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy. However the breeder that is expecting to sell soon said that the puppies will be from a mother who will have her very first litter. I just would like ...
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Rabbit breeding

Can I breed my doe rabbit with one buck to get ovulation started then with a different buck to finish the process? I have a buck that wouldn't for what ever reason breed the 2nd time
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Should I worry about a kitten who is the result of inbreeding?

My friends' cat recently gave birth however it was later revealed that the father was the cats' son. My friend offered to let me adopt one of the kittens but I am worried that the kitten I adopt will ...
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Neutered dog mating with undesexed female [duplicate]

We have a 11 month male Havanese who has been neutered. We also have a 9 month female Havanese who just went through her first heat a couple of weeks ago. Now the male is having sex with the female. ...
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Male approaching female frequently!

We recently bought a female cat for our male cat. Female took 3 days to stop hissing whenever she sees the male cat. Male cat was trying to approach her since day one but today he got the chance to ...
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Letting the 2 cats fight? or keep them separate in separate closed rooms?

My male cat got mature and was yowling whole day. We don't want to neuter him so we bought a female cat approx. the same age as him. Female seems to be calm after 2 days in her new house but our male ...
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What problems does inbreeding with chickens cause?

I have a big farm (without animals so far) and want to get chickens. They can run freely in the farmyard and the garden, having approx. 1500 m² with grassland, sand, a dunghill and copse. I'd like to ...
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When do I know they're ready to give birth [duplicate]

How do I know when my platy fish (Xiphophorus variatus) are going to give birth in the next few days?
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Should I get fish from different stores if they might breed?

I have a 55 gallon that is currently up and running, and finally settling down after some wild spikes in the waste cycle (Accidental dump of food in the tank that was not cleaned up while I was out of ...
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Cat becomes weak, a few weeks after giving premature birth

I would like to know how to handle a cat that becomes very weak (her legs especially), she cant stand firm or long enough, cant run, very skinny i can really feel her spine. This started a few weeks ...
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Caring for a dog and its 11 puppies

A dog gave birth to more than 11 puppies near my house. 1 has been reported dead, walked over by a car. They are living beside the road in a place where people park cars. I cannot adopt even one of ...
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Is it normal for a pregnant cat to have a hard stomach?

My cat is almost due to delivery. We expect her to give delivery withen these days. Her tummy on each side (where I assume there is a kitten on each) is hard, is this normal? Also the cat sets on ...
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Unsuccessful rabbit mating [closed]

One of my does pulled fur and built some sort of nest. Its been 13 days but no litter yet. What is the reason for this? Another doe isn't always willing to lift her tail. She has bred before but I ...
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Can my kittens get worms?

I have a pregnant cat, she had some kind of parasites before, worms I guess. Call me irresponsible, but I really don't know which kind of parasites she had when I got her dewormed. She's been dewormed ...
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How do you breed daphnia to feed to aquarium fish?

There seems to be a lot of conflicting information on the internet regarding how to breed daphnia, with the goal of feeding them to aquarium fish. Some of these at large expense including having ...
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My cockatiel gave birth to 4 babe in first cycle, need to take care of it, please educate me?

I had a pair, and they hatched 4 chicks in first clutch What would I need to know about care of the chicks?
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Do snakes give birth to live young or lay eggs?

My son was watching a video of a snake giving birth to live young. I was under the impression that reptiles laid eggs. Do snakes give birth to live young or lay eggs?
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Is my guppy pregnant? If so what should I do? [duplicate]

It is not a clear picture but you can see her on the right side of the picture, we bought her 3-4 days ago and I noticed that she was a little fatter than other female fish. Is my guppy pregnant? ...
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Female turtle unexpectedly laid eggs, what do I do now?

I have recently rescued a female Indian flapshell turtle. I kept it in my tank for few days. I found 9 eggs in my tank today. Can I expect babies from the eggs? How do I need to care for the eggs?
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It's been 3 months and my crickets still won't breed, lay eggs, or chrip

I've been trying to breed crickets for 3 months; but my crickets wont breed, wont lay eggs and wont chirp. I have a bed of soil (that I moist daily) covered with a secure screen to keep adults from ...
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My female cat is in heat and is constantly meowing loudly. We are unable to sleep. Help

My female cat is 6 months old. This is her first heat. Vet has confirmed it as heat. She is constantly shouting loudly in a harsh voice. We are unable to sleep for the last two days. Please help.
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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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Does a cat necessarily get sick after giving birth?

Lots of feral cats give birth and end up fine. Can a house cat give birth and not get ill? Do house cats always get sick after giving birth? What are examples of sicknesses she can get from giving ...
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How does spaying leaving the ovaries in tact affect the heat cycle?

This question and one of the comments got me thinking: What is the benefit of an ovarian-sparing spay? First comment: but the heats would be "clean" heats right? No uterus no mess? Second ...
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Puppys trying to Breed too early not in heat

I have a seven month old havenese boy and a three-month-old havenese girl we just recently got the girl puppy and my boy he is constantly trying to hump her I'm worried that he would be able to ...
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Why is my unspayed cat trying to chase off my other cat that has kittens?

I have a cat that is unspayed, about 1 year old. She has been sleeping next to my other cat, who has kittens about 10 days old, to the point the mother is constantly having to move the kittens. She is ...
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How to know if an Indian Star Tortoise has laid eggs

I have a pair of male and female Indian Star Tortoises (Geochelone elegans). As far as I can tell, they have mated successfully. However, I have also observed that my female tortoise was digging in ...
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My 10-months old male dog's penis doesn't want to retract

My 10-months old male dog's penis doesn't want to retract. What do I do now?
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How can I tell the difference between a pregnant or overweight cat?

I'm taking care of this cat, and I don't have a great deal of experience with animals. My friend told me the cat was overweight when we first got her, but I've noticed she has quite a pronounced belly ...
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I think my female map turtle is trying to lay her eggs in the water.

I have two map turtle one male the other female. I caught them doing the mating dance and the deeds plenty of times. I got the male from a friend and he was lonely so about a month later got the ...
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When do Star tortoise lay eggs

I have a pair of Indian Star tortoise. I have make them to stay together since last one month. What is duration that my female will lay egg after breeding? Also How much time it will take for a baby ...
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What should i do with my parakeet is still on her eggs after 30 days and what happen to her?

My parakeet is still in the nesting box with 7 eggs and it been almost 30 days and she is still on them ? What should I do ?? Will she have more eggs soon or do I remove everything? I have 3 females ...
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Can wild cottontail rabbits interbreed with domestic rabbits?

If a wild cottontail rabbit and domestic rabbit try to make babies, will they have kits? I know that horses and donkeys make mules what do domestic and cottontail rabbits make?
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How long before my redeared slider she lays eggs? Should I force her onto land?

I have 4 adult redeared sliders, two male and two female. One of my females is definately carrying eggs. They are in a wonderful outdoor habitat. We did all the research before we built it two ...
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How long can a Rhodesian Ridgeback run for?

According to http://www.outsideonline.com/1856881/20-best-dog-breeds-runners, a Rhodesian Ridgeback is the breed of dog that's the best for endurance running because it was originally bred to hunt ...
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Can rabbits make babies when separated by a single wire cage wall?

I have heard several people say that their female rabbit got pregnant while physically separated from the buck by a wire cage. I have heard it from multiple people, over a span of years. In all cases ...