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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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 are alternatives to prevention other than spaying or neutering?

After viewing answers to "Does neutering have any negative effect on the health of a dog?" and "Can a dog contract a sexually transmitted infection?", I am curious to know if there is a trusted way to ...
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What problems does inbreeding in 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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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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Why does the mother cat do this?

A stray mother cat just had two baby kittens in our apartment complex. They can't stand or walk or meow yet. They live in the staircase. I've visited them several times to give the mother cat milk. ...
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Which sex of rabbit defines the size of the kits and which one defines the quantity?

I need to know is it the doe or buck that define the size and quantity of rabbit kits.
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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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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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Why has my platy fish - which is a livebearer - laid eggs?

My platy was showing all the signs of being pregnant, so we had it checked and she was. But when it came to the day, she had eggs in a sack and it took two days for them to come out completely. ...
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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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What causes pyometra in cats, and if allowed to mate, will the chances of having it decrease or increase?

I read that it's common for unspayed female cats to get pyometra. I thought maybe that's because people don't allow their cats to mate when in heat, which causes the illness. But if I allow my cat to ...
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Is my guppy pregnant? How could I tell whether a guppy is pregnant?

I recently purchased a guppy and I feel that it's quite fatter and stomach is bulged compared to other fish. Is it pregnant? How could I tell whether a guppy female is pregnant or not?
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Is this normal for a pregnant guppy, is it a sign she is going to give birth soon?

My pregnant guppy is pooping yellow, then black, then yellow poo; is this normal? Is it a sign she is going to give birth soon?
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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 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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Need tips for my friend's sick lab [closed]

My best friend's lab is sick. She is vomiting, will not sleep, nor eat. I am really worried! She was just recently pregnant with 4 pups. Please help!
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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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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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How do I know if my platy is pregnant or just fat? [duplicate]

My husband got me a black long nose shark platy and a tetra a couple weeks back. I have noticed that they both have grown since then, but my black platy seems to be getting fatter than the tetra and ...
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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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My parakeet is flirting with the feeding box; does he needs a female parakeet?

When I bought my third parakeet, he was shy. But after some weeks, he became so happy and funny. However, now I see he's flirting with the feeding box. I don't know if he needs a female parakeet or he'...
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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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Hens and no rooster: what happens to hens and their unfertilized eggs?

I looked for the answer, but didn't manage to get clear information. If I have a bunch of hens, but no rooster, hens will lay unfertilized eggs (as far as I know). From what I read, hens will brood ...
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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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How can I move new born kittens if the mother has them in a bad place?

I have a 50-60 day pregnant cat, which goes freely in and out of the house, but prefers being outside 80% of the time, usually coming in at night to sleep. I read that newborn kittens need to be kept ...
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My dog spots got darker, is that normal? [duplicate]

We recently rescue a terrier mix, he was 1yr old when we first got him and he's now 1.5yr old. Since we got him, he always had those spots on his belly, inner paws and groin area. They look like ...
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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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Letting the 2 cats fight, or keeping them 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 approximately the same age as him. Female seems to be calm after 2 days in her new house, but ...
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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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Why do cats often screech when mating?

My friend has two pet cats. I saw them mating. After mating, when the male jumped off her back, the female cat screeched. This is not to be mistaken with cats fighting, he didn't bite her or anything....
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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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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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Can WiFi be harmful for my budgerigar family?

My budgie pair is all ready for breeding. But for the last 2 months I've been using WiFi throughout my home. Now I'm worried if WiFi radiation will lead newly hatched babies to death, or if there will ...
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How can I tell if my shrimp is pregnant?

Two of my five ghost shrimp are really bloated. They have no trouble staying at the bottom of the tank. Are they pregnant? What is up?
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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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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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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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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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Scared of my dog's behavior - is it anxiety or some superstition stuff?

I have a problem with my 8 (soon 9) year old Labrador. At night, he runs away and always comes back really tired, but keeps going outside every night. From time to time, he howls outside the house (...
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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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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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Why is my guppy being aggressive and not giving birth?

I had one male and two female guppies. A little more than a month ago, the male died because he was being bitten a lot by the females. Maybe there was another reason as well. The female was ...
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Pet Rabbits, Double Pregnacies, and Keeping the Buck in with the Doe

In my limited experience thus far, I have found that my rabbits get along well together and show every sign of enjoying each other's company. So I would very much like to keep my buck in with the ...
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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 ...