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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Goldfish breeding behavior?

I have an outdoor pond that has 6 large (10+ inch nose to tail) goldfish in it. These are fish that were originally bought as pet store feeder-type fish, so they're nothing special. I have a webcam ...
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What happens if female cat mate after anti heat injections?

2 days ago I went to the vet for my cat's anti heat injections and he told that it will effect in 36 hours. Then i moved my cat where male cats are also available. If my cat met with the male cat ...
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How do zebra finches mate?

I got a pair of zebra finches who are not successful in breeding, Every turn the female lays 1-3 eggs but none is fertilized. I'm wondering if they do ever mate? I've seen mating in other birds but I ...
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Do male cats mate with dolls or other things, like dogs?

It is well known that lone male dogs "use" (instead of a girl-dog) almost anything else: dolls, furniture, the legs of the people around, and even rabbits and chicken (when available). ...
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My pregnant cat has difficulty breathing; will giving birth be risky for her?

I take care of a stray female cat that is 10 moths old and pregnant. A couple of months ago, she used to have some problems with breathing such as noisy breathing and some nasal discharges (note that ...
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What should you do with kittens when the mother runs away from you?

I have recently bought a farm, and with it comes seven (yes, seven) cats that are already living on the farm. The original owner had been feeding them all, but never bothered to play or interact with ...
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My rabbit isn’t feeding her baby, what should I do?

So my rabbit gave birth to a baby two days ago. About seven hours later, she had two more (however, unfortunately, they died); they may have been dead when they came out, I don't know. We took her to ...
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How to tell if cat has abandoned her kids?

Today, when I woke up, I found several kittens in one of the empty room in my house: Now, I am monitoring them from the morning but I don't see their mom anywhere. My questions: Has the cat ...
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Older cats are nursing on the new mother with newborns

I have 3 kittens which are 14 weeks old. Their mother cat gave birth to 5 newborns last night. Today, the 3 older kittens are latched on her teats, are happily helping themselves and she isn't ...
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Can cat with pyometra be allowed to mate and get pregnant?

My cat was diagnosed having a pyometra. I'm thinking: if I allow her to mate and get pregnant, will it be okay? And will it help my cat with recovering from pyometra?
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Is it normal for a duck to leave its eggs for long periods of time?

HELP! A female mallard duck left 12 eggs in my yard and has nurtured them for a few weeks. She has been gone for over a day now and the temperature is going below freezing tonight. High winds bring ...
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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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My cat gave birth yesterday and she keeps breathing heavily via her mouth

Yesterday, while delivering her kittens, my cat kept breathing through her mouth and breathing heavily. We thought it's because she's just too tired. This is her second time. Last time, she gave birth ...
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Is it normal for a breeder to refuse to send AKC registration number until after the purchase?

I'm looking at pups from puppyspot. I've asked them if I can have the pup and parent's AKC ID so I can verify their registration. They responded that they cannot hand those out to the general public ...
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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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Pregnant platy fish not releasing fry and developing a white tube gland [duplicate]

I've had my platy fish for 3 weeks and she's pregnant. She squared off last week, as well as developing a white tube/anal gland. I'm just wondering if anyone can help as to when she might release her ...
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How to deal with newborn kitten bodily waste?

We have a cat that just had kittens. The mother and seven kittens are in a big plastic enclosure and at this point the kittens can only wriggle and nurse. I don't think they can leave the container at ...
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Why is my dog separating one pup and moving him?

My Shih Tzu is almost 2 years old and had her 1st litter 4 days ago. She keeps moving one pup, yet still nurses him. No physical problem or cleft mouth. I’m scared she’ll eat him, I’ve heard horrible ...
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Is it advisable to let my cat mate two months after having given birth?

My cat (Persian) is in heat two months after having given birth! Yes, she has stopped breastfeeding the kittens as they have been adopted. However, in case she mates with my male cat and gets pregnant ...
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How can I prevent my non-neutered cat from breeding?

I have 2 kittens with my family, a male and female. My family is strongly opposed to having them spayed/neutered for ideological reasons, and I've tried having that discussion with them, even at a vet ...
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My cat does not play with me after giving birth

My cat had 3 kittens 2 months ago. Before she was pregnant, she used to play with me all the time, but now she doesn't. Why do you think she no longer plays with me?
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How to protect shrimp babies?

I have a tank of shrimps where I have a red cherries that is pregnant and two yellow sunkist shrimps that are pregnant. To keep their soon-to-be-born babies safe, what should I do? I have a serial ...
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Is it possible to tell shrimp eggs if they’re cross bred?

I have noticed that my shrimp are recently becomin g pregnant, also I keep my shrimps in one 40 liter tank so I wonder if it’s possible to tell by only the eye if the eggs are cross bred. You may be ...
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Will my neutered male hurt my female cats kittens? [duplicate]

My female cat is pregnant; I also own a neutered male cat. My question is: will the kittens be safe around him or should I keep him away from them?
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Queen lost litter of kittens and started nursing her only surviving 8 month old, should I intervene or just let them be?

My Queen "Phobos" has had difficulty having babies; she's had three litters totaling 12 kittens and only one made it ("Mazakeen," 8 months old) past a few days. Her 8 month old ...
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How can I tell if a breeder is ethical?

I am preparing to adopt a puppy. I have done a lot of research, and keep hearing about puppy mills and such. I am considering a Goldador (mixed-breed), and the breeders are relatively few and far ...
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Cat is in heat with about a 2 week break

Usually, my 7 year old cat would go into heat about once a quarter. However, over the last 3 months, she has been on heat several times. It will last around a week, then subside for a week or two, ...
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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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Wild rabbit nesting in my yard

[Not a pet, but I don’t see a better SE and there are folks here that know rabbits.] There is a wild rabbit that keeps digging nests in my yard and having babies there. My cats killed three of four ...
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Terrapin laying eggs! Help!

So I adopted 2 terrapins 5 days ago. The female 'Babs' layed 2 eggs yesterday (1 crushed and 1 didn't). I've checked her over and she feels like there's another 4 eggs to be layed. I've set up a box ...
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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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Will behavioral issues occur in dogs that don't leave their mothers?

Information regarding separating puppies from their mothers, generally, only talks about at what age is it appropriate to remove a youngling from its dam. There isn't much information about whether ...
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Dalmation molly pregnant? [duplicate]

My dalmation molly is pretty dark, so I can't see a gravid spot, she is very swollen and belly looks big, is there any other way to see if she is pregnant?
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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 could I find out the breed of my dog?

My dog was very smart, he was around 80 pounds, totally has no interest and offensive to other people, only loves the family members, he seldom barks except he found something wrong, he is protective ...
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Separating the fry from parents - German Blue Ram

If I leave the eggs to hatch with parents and let the parents raise the fry, when should I take the fries out? I mean, for how long they can live with their parents? I know at some point parents will ...
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Are either of my guppies pregnant? [duplicate]

Bottom one seems to be, but I'm not positive. Please help me, I need to know before she pops!
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Can Red-eared Sliders lay another set of eggs after already laying a month ago?

Recently, my RES has been constantly splashing and refuses to bask. A month ago she laid eggs. Could there be another set of eggs to be laid?
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Accidentally bonded and bred sibling rabbits....what do I do? Will the doe ever accept a different buck?

I purchased two young does (sisters) and a buck (unrelated) from an experienced Standard Rex shower/breeder back in March. I was just starting in rabbits and didn't know a whole lot, but was told you ...
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Rats: I have 1 male 1 female, she just had babies. How long can male be left alone in the cage?

My husband brought me home 3 rats, he doesn't know much about them so when he was told they were all female he didn't pay much attention. Turns out there were 2 males and 1 female. Within a day, one ...
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Are German blue rams canibals

Do german blue rams eat other german blue rams' fries? I mean not their own fries but the same species fries.
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Why did my mother rabbit kill her baby? Will it happen again? [closed]

I didn't know my rabbit was pregnant, so I threw the hair she was pulling for her babies away, not having realized she was preparing a nest. My rabbit gave birth to only one kit, I tried to make a ...
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Gravid female red eared slider

So it's the time of the year where last year on April 29,2019 my female red eared slider who is turning 4 soon layed her eggs but this time she hasn't. I moved her to her nesting area today (29th ...
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My female rabbit is failing to give birth, the bunnies die right after they are delivered [closed]

My doe is unable to give birth, the bunnies die just right after they are delivered. Is something wrong with my doe's womb? Any help would be appreciated.
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Is my orange platy pregnant? [duplicate]

Hi does my orange platy look pregnant? It’s been that size for a little while now so I’m not sure.
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Can a praying mantis ootheca die of humidity?

Some time ago, I found a New Zealand praying mantis laying an egg and the next day I collected the egg and hung it from a branch. I sprayed the container I put it in with water every day and now I'm ...
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Can my newly neutered male cat get his sister pregnant?

I just had my 7 month old male cat neutered 4 days ago but now his sister has gone in heat and he is chasing and mounting her. Since he is only newly fixed can he still get her pregnant? Should I ...
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What can I use to crush peas

I own a few fowls (around 50) and started mixing cereals, corn and dry legumes a few weeks ago. Although I was able to get hold of a good load of peas, it is unfortunately uncrushed: I was told that ...
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Do guinea fowl chicken crosses lay eggs?

Chickens and guinea fowls will cross breed, but the young are sterile. Question - do the females lay eggs?
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Inbred kitten -- What are the risks?

I have a 6 week old male kitten; his mother had a litter before his, and the person who owns her kept one of them, so the son and mother bred. She only had three kittens. One passed away unfortunately,...
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