Questions tagged [containment]

Questions about places where pets live, including housing, designing and maintenance, keeping pets in the place, restricting access, or keep other animals from these locations.

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How much space does a fish need?

I am wondering if there is any accurate way to determine how much space any particular fish needs. I have heard things like 1 gallon per inch of fish, but this cannot be accurate as a betta (2.25 ...
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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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What kind of cover do I need for a sectional to protect my furniture from my cat's claws?

We recently bought a sectional couch with a short chaise extension and back (picture included), and initially we were using a loveseat and sofa cover to protect the new furniture from our cat's claws (...
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How to prevent crows from eating rabbits' food?

My rabbits are outdoor rabbits. The crows do not act against them. But when my rabbits (daily) leave their enclosure to roam free in the garden, the crows want to get into the enclosure to steal the ...
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How to stop my cats from climbing on the window and door nets?

I have four kittens (4 months old) in my yard. They are really lovely, but very mischievous. About two days ago or so, they started to climb on the door nets to use it as a scratcher post. They are ...
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Prevent cat from falling from second story, indoors

I know there are similar questions here, but I think this one is a little different and I need an answer somewhat urgently. My house is two-story, with an upstairs living room overlooking the first ...
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My fish are disappearing :(

I have a 10 gallon tank I had 3 guppies and some snails. Only 2 adult snails and some babies. I had 3 guppies the night before and the next day one of my guppies disappeared. This has happened before ...
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Do pet garden snails need mud?

I have got two garden snails in a glass jar which is covered by a thin cloth for ventilation. For food currently I have given them white rice and powdered egg shells. I have also sprayed the bottom of ...
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Keeping fry out of canister filter?

I have a ~1000 gallon pond in my yard. It contains mosquitofish and goldfish. The pond currently has 2 of these submersible filters similar to this: However, to clean the filter, I need to wade into ...
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Getting a new rabbit to live with another one

I have a 8 month rabbit (male, neutered) and I'm considering getting another one so they can play together. What gender/age should I go for?
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How to use windows with no screens for my cat when I move

I'm about to move back to Paris with my cat after having spent years in North America. My cat was found in Pittsburgh and has lived with me there, in California and in Montreal. In all of those places,...
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How do I keep my leopard geckos cage warm without a heat mat or bulb? [duplicate]

I bought my gecko recently and had a bulb that worked fine, but it broke so I ordered a new one along with a heat mat, but they have not arrived. In the mean time, how can I keep it’s cage warm or can ...
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Design requirements for bearded dragon vivarium

I'm in the process of designing a new vivarium for a bearded dragon that I'm going to get in the future. I'm intending on building this from scratch out of high-quality materials (I'm an engineer so I ...
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How to build or find poo-pass-thru flooring for rabbits that won't hurt feet with long term usage?

I need to build a vertical rabbit hutch that has enough room for two pet rabbits. In order to do this I need to find a material (or construct something) that will be friendly to their feet since ...
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My leopard gecko keeps burrowing but not like in sand

My leopard gecko (I think it's a female but I'm not sure) keeps burrowing herself under things. It started with burrowing under her reptile carpet so I secured it, then under a heavy rock which I ...
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Is this a safe size for a dwarf hamster cage?

My new dwarf hamster Basil was gifted to me the other day, and she already is constantly chewing on the plastic tubing in her cage. I'd prefer (safety and aesthetically) to get her a glass aquarium ...
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Infared light effect on animals [duplicate]

I have built a Webcam with a raspberry pi. It is supposed to go in the house of our guineapigs to watch what their doing. The camera has no IR filter so I want to get some IR lights to give the camera ...
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Is this cage too small?

Too small? It has 2 sections, an upper level, and a second floor. It has 2 wooded houses, a stick of chewable things, and food stick, wooded logs, a second food bowl, a wheel, and only has tubes for ...
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Adequate UV light for my birds

My vet told me that my birds (parakeets like in the below image) may have calcium absorption problems in the long term because their exposition to UV light is low (they do not receive direct sunlight,...
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What should horse owners do if their property is threatened by bushfire and they are unable to evacuate their horses?

Our state is in a bushfire crisis. The worst in recorded history. Image courtesy of http://google.org/crisismap/australia The problem with evacuating horses is there is literally not enough trucks ...
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Comfortable place for rabbits in the snow

I have two rabbits in my garden. This will be their first winter in this garden, the rabbits had two winters in our last garden. The last garden had a lot of bushes and plants to hide in and find a ...
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How to keep dogs out of trash?

It's kind of ridiculous that when searching for dog proof trashcans 99% of the ones that come up have a foot pedal that opens them ... I don't know how stupid they think dogs are, but mine figured the ...
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Is cholla wood safe for a bug terrarium?

Specifically, is cholla wood safe for a lidded terrarium that will house springtails? I'm not going to put any vertebrates in there, just springtails and maybe isopods later on. I know cholla is ...
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Can a bunny register the dangers of falling?

I live in a two-floor apartment and I'm trying to free roam my bunny. However, our stairs spiral upwards and have minimum railing (only 4 horizontal poles), so it would be easy for a rabbit to fall ...
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How to help a cat that has gone suddenly blind

Our cat recently had a cardiac arrest and, as a result of the brain damage, is totally blind (he may get it back, if not fully, partially). Two days later he is out of hospital and back at home. He ...
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Racoons: What sort of protection do my rabbit enclosure need?

I have two dwarf rabbits in an enclosure in the backyard. Some time ago I heared about some rabbits catched by a group of racoons. (In a place some away. Here I havend heared about or seen racoons.) ...
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What boundaries are necessary for outdoor rabbits?

I handle two rabbits in the backyard. At night they have a 3 square meter enclosure, at day the whole garden (I assume 100 square meter, but I am very bad in dimensions). What requirements at walls/...
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How can I maintain high levels of comfort and life quality for my outdoor rabbits?

I have two rabbits in the backyard, they are healthy and the enclosure is secure. (See this question) How should I shape their surrounding to offer them good life quality?
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How do I ensure the safety and good health of my outdoor rabbit?

I want to handle two rabbits in the backyard. What factors are important for rabbits safety and health? (I'm only looking for answers relating to safety and health. I have asked about happiness and ...
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rats not getting along,rats too young?

I'm a new rat owner, and I've gotten three rats at the moment. As a new rat owner I made the mistake of not getting my first rat in a pair or group and I got the largest one at the pet store. His name ...
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Shy and nervous kittens are too scared to eat

I recently adopted two kittens (both are siblings) and since having them I've noticed they are extremely nervous and scared. They only come out when nobody is home, and I'm trying to get them used to ...
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Is it safe for my puppy to sleep in my bed?

He is 14 weeks old and was diagnosed with tapeworms four days ago. The doctor prescribed 1/2 tablet for a one time consumption. He is doing well and full of energy. I have been checking his bowels and ...
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10 month old large breed crate time

My puppy is rather large for his age. He sleeps out of his crate at night, is up at 9 am, put in the crate at around 2:30 pm for me to go to school, let out of the cage at 9pm when I get back. That's ...
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How to manage weaning a 4 month old foal?

My 4 month foal has a broken leg and requires stable rest for 3 months and we need to wean her. It's impossible to keep her and mum in the same stable without risking mum getting cast. Mum had ...
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Would my work schedule rule out getting a dog?

I have been thinking about getting a dog (a medium or large breed - most likely large), as I have always wanted one, and my daughter wants one. I live in north-central Florida, where we have hot ...
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Is my horse too cold?

This is my first horse and he is an Appendix (thoroughbred/quarter horse cross). He has a long slim athletic build much like a thoroughbred. I came out to feed him this morning and he was shivering ...
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How much land is required to not poop scoop for average sized dog?

I am hoping to eventually buy some land (at least 4 acres) outside the city, and I plan on adopting a bunch of "undesirable" (seniors, "bad" breeds, ugly, unfriendly, etc.) dogs. ...
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Suitable heat source for young blood python

The goal: Design a habitat suitable for a hatchling/juvenile blood python. Main issue: Controlling temperature and humidity Progress so far: What I've got so far (all theoretical at this point) is ...
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How large of a space do cats need before being introduced to full house?

We have one cat and are bringing in two more. Our resident cat is 10 and will have the run of the house for about a week to 2 weeks while we continue to switch out bedding and make sure that our ...
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How to cool a dwarf hamster in hot weather

Our Djungarian hamster is apparently getting hot when temperatures reach about 25 °C. She then sleeps outside her house, in a corner of her terrarium, leaning on the glass and looking annoyed. She ...
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Neighbor's cat coming back for kitten

I've been looking around and haven't find someone in the same situation as I am, so I'm making my first question here. About 1 1/2 month ago my neighbor's cat gave birth to 4 kittens in my basement. ...
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How much water do betta fish need?

How much water do betta fish need?
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Why did our Djungarian hamster stop using her house?

Our Djungarian hamster has had a big, wooden house (under the wheel) where she used to happily live since we got her a few months ago. But recently she stopped using it for sleeping. Instead she just ...
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Buying new rabbits, unsure if they need neutering

So I'm going to be getting two new male rabbits (from young ages) and was wondering if it is best to neuter? I don't want them fighting and then having to separate them. Although I had an un-neutered ...
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How long can domestic rabbits live in wild [closed]

I lost my place to live and found myself in my car with my kids and two rabbits. My significant other and her mom moved in with her grandparents, who wouldn't take them. I called every animal rescue ...
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Leopard geckos being housed together

Can I house a leopard gecko with one that has lost her tail? I have a 30 gallon long tank that she’s currently in and there’s 3 hides so there’s lots of space to hide.
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My 2weeks old kittens is probably ill

I'm having a problem with my 2weeks old kittens. They have been sprayed by a perfume. Suddenly they started to vomit worms, and milk also. And the other kitten have been dropped in a 1meter high ...
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DIY Aquarium air blower to run up to 20 tanks

I have many aquariums each driven by individual air pumps, keeping them on 24x7 makes it bit expensive for me complying with the local electricity charges. I would like to make a single more powerful ...
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Cat in a electronics hobbyist house

I really want a cat, but the problem is that my hobby is electronics. Half my house is a lab. I don't have dangerous equipment, but I do have tiny pieces. Most of the time are inside boxes, but when I ...
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What is the minimum space for keeping a horse? [duplicate]

I was wondering what the minimum space is for keeping a horse. I would like a horse but don't have much room so I was wondering what the minimum space is for keeping a horse?