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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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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 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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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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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 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 u had a male ...
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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?
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Weed killer that's safe for a horse paddock

There's some weeds I'd like to kill in the horses' paddocks. One is 'bindi eye' - the other I'm not sure what it's called. Anyway, I want to poison them before Spring (which starts next month here) ...
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Is a 36 gallon bow shaped tank okay for baby turtles?

I'm planning to buy hatchling or baby turtles and working out for a good home for them. I'm going to get a 36 gallon bow shaped tank but not sure if there are any specifics/dimensions I should follow ...
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What is the minimum space to keep a cat in an outdoor enclosure?

I was wondering what the minimum space requirement is for keeping a cat? I was thinking of rescuing another cat and keeping it in my bedroom because my dad is allergic to cats but it still would be to ...
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Pet smart Collar

Is there a smart collar that keeps you dog in a perimeter by shock and leash pull simulation. I am looking for something a lot like petelligent, but they went out of business. I am looking for ...
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What size of hutch would be right for two mini lops? [duplicate]

Warning, I am completely new to owning rabbits! Have had guinea pigs/hamsters in the past but no rabbits. I am interested in buying two mini lop rabbits and have a large garden but a small budget. ...
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Is there a “shock collar” that doesn't actually shock the pet but instead just makes loud noises when they pass the perimeter?

I don't want to get shock collars because I don't like the thought of hurting my pet but what I'm looking for is a collar that instead of shocking the pet with electricity, just produces startling ...
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Should I get a wire cage with a pullout bottom for my guinea pig or a solid bottom?

My mom and I are arguing about a cage for a Guinea Pig. She wants to get a wire cage with a slide out tray because she said it would be less expensive and less stinky. I didn't want to do that because ...
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Keep cat contained in a pet play fence. What to use for cover to not escape?

My cat had surgery on the back foot with a split on for 6 weeks. Cat in a wired crate with an opening to a pet play fenced area without a cover. What do I use as a cover to keep the cat from climbing ...
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Turtles: Fresh water in aquarium turned red after few minutes

Around 30-40 mins ago I changed aquarium water, cleaned the filter and dropped some toya food for my turtles. Now I am seeing water turned red, I have already checked there are no cuts, bites or ...
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Keeping my cats in a room while I am at work

Recently, I had to move back with my parents for various reasons, but one of which is to save up to buy a home. This process should take roughly a year or so. I don't have anyone with me so my cats (...
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Fish tank (Aquarium) as a room divider?

I am considering to buy a fish tank (~100L). I have not much experience yet, so I am doing a lot of research before committing to something. While doing, so I have seen fish tanks being used as room ...
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Are my windows cat safe?

I recently moved into the top floor of a 5 story building and wish to get two kittens soon. During the day the flat gets warm and we open the Windows a lot, so I'm worried that it might fall out of ...
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Where can I install a pet door?

Can a pet door only be installed on a door? What are the other places to establish that might be suitable for a beagle?
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Can my fish coexist?

I have 2 turquoise rainbows, 2 albino corys, 4 zebra danios, 5 serpae tetras and 5 cherry barbs in my 30 gallon tank. Do you think I'm overstocked? If so, what do you think is the best mix/number for ...
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How do I keep my leopard gecko cage warm?

I just got a leopard gecko at a reptile show and it is my first. My room is only about 70 degrees and is not warm enough for it. How can I make my room or the cage warmer?
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Can we house a baby squirrel in the same cage as a ferret or bunny?

I wanted to know if a baby squirrel could stay in the same 4-floor cage as a pet ferret or bunny we were thinking of adopting or buying. I also want to know if the baby squirrel might attack or ...
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My dogs are chewing holes in their chainlink fence; new fence recommendations?

I live in the countryside and I keep my 3 dogs in a fairly large fenced area. I let them out to play regularly, but they've started chewing holes through the chainlink fence to get out. It's insulated ...
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Are the snails suffering?

My roommate left me with 11 Giant African Snails for a week and my job is to feed them lettuce every day wich I'm doing. I'm worried for them because their glass aquarium to me seems too small (30 / ...
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Is it safe to leave a Sheltie puppy with access to a doggy door?

I have to go to work during the day and I'm struggling to find a system that works well for making my Sheltie comfortable when I'm gone. I leave her in the house with plenty of food and water, check ...
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Should I worry that my milksnake likes to hang out behind the rock facade?

My milksnake likes to find a way behind the foam rock wall and hang out against the glass. I try to move her and set the wall more securely, but she always finds a way back there again. Anything to ...
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Why does our dog pee/poop when we aren't home? [duplicate]

Our dog is almost 9 years old. She never pees or poops in the house while we're present, she only does it when we're gone. We recently had a similar problem that we were able to solve. Our dog used ...
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Containment Anxiety

I have a male mini Daschsund who has what I have identified as severe containment anxiety which he has had since the age of 10 weeks when I brought him home. It was originally misdiagnosed as ...
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Combined invisible fence with bark collar?

We are interested in using both an invisible fence and a bark collar with our new dog. It seems a bit inconvenient for both him and me if he has to wear two separate collars for this. Do products ...
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Beehive Construction

I'm thinking of getting into beekeeping. I don't know whether this question belongs on pets, because they're animals; garden & landscape, because they have to do with raising a food product ...
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Selecting & Installing “Invisible Fence” Systems

We're thinking of installing an "Invisible Fence" like system to contain our poodles – a miniature and standard puppy. I'm inclined to purchase parts and install it ourselves rather than have a ...
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Should I get a bigger cage for my Lovebird?

so my family has had a single Lovebird for plenty of years now, but its cage is about 15" W x 15" L x 18" H. It wasn't until recently that I learned that the cage I bought might be bad for them, so I ...
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Is a bedroom enough space for a bunny to be happy?

I've wanted a bunny for ages, and I'm still living at "mums house" and she has very strict rules on pets. The conclusion is that if I'm to get a bunny, he/she would have to live in my room. Now, I've ...
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Protection of neighbours from dangerous dogs

My neighbour has 2 large Rottweilers. When these dogs jump up & stand on the wall, they stand at the height of the wall. Their property is lower than ours. We have had a previous incident of ...
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Are there alternatives to electric fences that use GPS instead of buried cables?

I have a friend that would like to allow their dog to roam a large, unfenced, yard during the day but an "invisible" electric fence would be too prohibitive for the terrain. Are there any ...
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How much space do cats need when living indoors?

When keeping pets that live in terrariums or aquariums, it's common to consider the minimum amount of space they need in their enclosure in order for the animal to be happy. I was wondering if there ...
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Can a new cat owner, with no experience handling animals, be expected to successfully restrain a cat using a towel?

I need to give my cat ear medicine because he previously had ear mites (before adoption, he was a stray), and his eye medicine because he has herpes induced conjunctivitis, which isn't serious yet, ...
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What is the right height & width for a cat's tunnel?

We're building a tunnel to allow our cat to enter / exit a master suit (bedroom + bathroom) when the door's closed. How should I think about the right size to allow the cat to go through the tunnel ...
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Could roses be used to fence a dog in?

We are looking at buying a new house and would like a large yard for our dog to play in. I've never cared for most fences aesthetically, and they are extremely expensive/difficult to install. This ...
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How can I protect my tortoise from ant attacks?

I've been getting prepared before attaining a new tortoise, and I thought I'd have everything figured out and set up before I get it. A while ago when I was cleaning my turtle's pool I left it to ...
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If I train my rabbit to jump fences will she STILL stay in a two foot exercise pen?

I just watched Rabbit Jumping: How to Get Started I have a couple of rabbits that are very trainable, but I take them a lot of places where I expect them to stay in 2 foot high exercise pens. If I ...
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What size gaps need to be kitten-proofed?

My partner is set on getting a kitten. We live in a terraced house, and I've heard horror stories of cats getting trapped in walls, behind large appliances, etc. by finding their way into places they'...
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How can I keep my dog in my back yard?

My sister has a Siberian Husky, and just moved into a rental home. Her previous home had a fenced backyard (6 foot privacy), but this home does not. How can she easily keep her dog in her yard? They'...
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How can I keep a rabbit cool?

As pointed out in the question What temperature ranges are appropriate for a pet rabbit? temperatures above 85F (29C) are hazardous to rabbits. How can I help my rabbit stay cool in warm temperatures?...
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What temperature ranges are appropriate for a pet rabbit?

I have seen rabbits on TV living everywhere from the arctic to the desert. Can I expect a pet rabbit to do well in the same range of temperatures as their wild cousins? If not what temperature ...