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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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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Why can’t my male cat mate with female?

I’m trying to breed my queen with a stud which is a friends BSH, he is on the smaller side but fully mature and so is she, she is younger but they are the same size, she is thinner and he is “thicker” ...
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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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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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Why did my mother cat suddenly attack me?

My nice and well behaved Siamese delivered her first litter 6 weeks ago. We had a very strong bond, she would sleep with me and I was her favorite human. She trusted me enough to go in labor lying on ...
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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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My pregnant cat is still nursing her 8 month old kittens

My cat is still nursing her kittens that are 8 months old . She recently became pregnant again and delivered 4 kittens that were stillborn. Could that be a cause of her still nursing the kittens from ...
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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 rabbits and I want to breed them. The thing is, I only want to breed them one time and then get them all fixed, but I'm scared that if I wait and breed them afterwards, I ...
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Snails eggs accident

I have some garden snails in a big dark container and I place some water for them in a little jar. Recently, one of them was laying eggs inside the water jar, so I took it off there (while it was ...
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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 ...