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What to do when moving next to a bird sanctuary with a loosely-domesticated cat?

I'm about to move and a really promising location in a new city and it's surrounded by a large forest and bird sanctuary. That's great to me, but to my cat I suspect it will mean the beginning of his ...
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Can I make a baby wild rabbit a pet?

We had a cottontail rabbit that made a nest near our garden. She had a litter of babies about 2 weeks ago but the other day she was hit by a car. I checked on her babies this morning and only one is ...
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Are there native web building spiders in North America that can be domesticated?

This question flows from a couple of previous questions 1, 2 about pet(s) to control insect pests in the home. One comment in particular caught my attention, and lead to me asking this. Is there web ...
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Where do domesticated cats come from?

Domesticated dogs are considered the ancestors of a now-extinct species of wolf that had been domesticated years ago for the purpose of hunting. I found out from this site that domesticated rabbits ...
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How to release a rescued European Rabbit back into the wild?

We saved a bunny from certain death and raised him from baby for 3 months. We have to leave Morocco, and there are no shelters, no safe places for him. Basically, the choices are: a home where he ...
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How to “re-tame” my captive shingleback

I have had my pet shingleback for a few years now, kept in an inside enclosure. I purchased the lizard of a breeder who had frequently handled the lizard and had it well tamed. For the first 12 months ...
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How do you tell a wild rabbit from a release domestic rabbit in southwestern Europe?

We know from What species of wild rabbit is the domestic house rabbit descended from? that domesic rabbits are decendents of the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) they are native to southwestern ...
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Arthropods That Bond

I like arthropods a lot and enjoy keeping them, but most seem to be indifferent to humans or hate them, so are their any species of pet arthropods that enjoy interacting with humans and will bond with ...
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Cat is losing fur around neck and ears. Is it some kind of disease? How to cure it?

There's an outdoor cat who comes to our home very often. I don't know what has happened but her fur around neck has almost gone. Even on her head and ears, the fur has started to fall out. Also she ...
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Cats third eyelid showing and could it mean a contagious infection

My two cats both have their third eyelid showing. How would I know if it's an eye infection or something else
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How to introduce new cats with my only cat? [duplicate]

I live in a 2 bedroom apartment with a roommate. I have a male cat (who I'm about to get fixed soon). He's been the only animal around since I got him, and it's about a year old. He's starting to show ...
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Can a grizzly bear be kept as a pet?

I saw that video a few time ago. It shows the story of Brutus the Grizzly which is living as a pet with his owner. I take grizzlies as dangerous animals and so I think the grizzly must have been ...