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Questions tagged [feeding]

The "act" of feeding a pet, including feeding methods and situations.

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Is my cornsnake overweight?

My 3 Year old boy (corn snake) has come back to me after being looked after by a friend for 9 months. I'm concerned about his body shape; he seems to have a pivot where his spine is, with mounds ...
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Kittens drinking from a male cat?

I have 4 kittens, 3 from one mother (5 months old) and another from a different mother (6 months old) and recently we noticed that these younger three kittens keep trying to feed from the 6 month year ...
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What food should I give to African gray parrot?

Which feed is suitable for an African gray parrot. Also mention name of that feed and other edible foods for parrot if that specific feed is not available.
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Cat loves to eat newly opened can food, but after a day or two hesistates to eat the food

One of my cats (2 years old) loves can food and goes crazy once a fresh can is opened. However if I put the can in the fridge for the next meal it seems the scent has gone away and she wont eat it ...
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Why would my baby ball python strike/constrict then lose interest? [duplicate]

My ball python is 3 months old and was eating adult froze/thawed before I got it. It had been refusing food after I got it and then yesterday finally strikes/constricted but then he just wandered off.
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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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Can dogs eat yoghurt?

My dog loves eating yoghurt. I'm wondering if this is good for her. Can dogs eat yoghurt, is it good for them? Are there any dangers? What should I be looking for when selecting a yoghurt?
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Alternatives for kidney disease food

I've checked the scope to make sure this is on-topic as it sort of involves product recommandations and medical advice. Feel free to let me know if I am overstepping! My old cat has kidney disease ...
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What types of feed are naturally high in magnesium for horses?

My horses are supplemented with a standard mineral mix combining Zinc, Copper and Magnesium compounds that help supplement the feed here, as it tends to be deficient in these minerals. The copper and ...
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How to feed outdoor cats when you're away for a month

I have an outdoor cat that my neighbors refuse to feed. Now I have to be absent for one month. How can I feed my cat during my absence?
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What alternative feeds to hay, grain and legumes can horses eat?

Where we live our state is going through the worst drought in decades. Livestock are dying from starvation. Pasture has died and crops are not producing. Hay, legumes and grain is being trucked in ...
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kittens wont stop nursing on mother and is killing her. what do i do?

so my cat lady had kittens and they are 6 months old. we re-homed all but three and all three are still nursing even though they eat solid food and they catch mice, moles, rabbits and eat that to. i ...
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My Cat is Rejecting His Food [duplicate]

I recently decided to switch my cat food due to the manufacturer halting it's production. My cat was hooked on the brand and was the only food that he licked clean in his bowl. I have tried many ...
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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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How to feed stray/wild cat

I do not have a pet, but every other day a cat comes to us for food. This has been going on for a month now. In our part of the world (subcontinent), the stray cats/dogs will eat just about anything. ...
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My cat always hungry

My cat had babies 2 weeks back and now whenever she sees me she starts to meow, giving me a sign that she is hungry. But after eating, 5 to 10 minutes later she starts to meow again. She is a normal ...
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Can my cat go without wet food for two days?

I normally feed my cat dry food in the AM and 1 small can of wet food in the PM. I also have a Catit water fountain for him so he has a constant supply of fresh water to drink from. I'm going away ...
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My five month old kitten is still drinking mommy's milk?

December 7th, my two year two, beautiful grey cat gave birth to five kittens. Two of which got sick, one dying. They all switched to dry hard cat food. April 3rd, the same mom, grey, gave birth to ...
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Problems at the food bowl

I have an adult 4 year old and a puppy of 5 months that we've had since she was 2 months old. We had an incident early on where the puppy went into the adult's food bowl while he was eating. The ...
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My leopard gecko is not eating [duplicate]

My leopard gecko is not eating anything I have tried everything I have for her ,she has lost a lot of weight and is not very active I took her to the vet and they gave me Emeraid IC Carnivore to help ...
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Should I feed my cat whenever she asks? [duplicate]

My cat has always been good about weight. She's always been fit, incredibly active, and agile. People often guess she's like 2 but she's actually almost 9 years old. She was indoor for the first year ...
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Why my cat loves to drink ice cold cow milk and is it safe to offer so? [duplicate]

My cat generally doesn't drink any milk. But she loves to drink ice cold cow milk. So my question is why is it so? And is it safe to offer so? Note that there is very little chance of food infection ...
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Is dry food completely uniform? My cat always leaves half and wants more

Even with smaller portions he leaves a lot behind. Next meal time he wants food from the bag. Should I suspect the quality of a portion of the food in the bag? Is dry food controlled to be completely ...
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Puppy became very thin in a day

I feed a litter of stray puppies. A puppy was just healthy enough, but suddenly when I saw him the next day, he became so thin I can see his rib cage. What could have happened and what can I do ...
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How often should I feed a pregnant cat?

A stray cat adopted us a few months back. Initially, we thought it was a boy but then discovered that it's a girl and expecting kittens. I have never had a cat before and I am learning on the go ...
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My pet emperor scorpion is not eating

I have bought a female emperor scorpion 20 days back. But she has not eaten still now. I try to maintain the right temperature by placing heating mat under the tank. I try to maintain right humidity ...
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Why is it that if it is me and not my mom giving dry cat food, she will wait until I disappear from her sight?

My cat has this peculiar behavior. If it is boiled fish then my cat goes mad, and will accept food from any family member and eat it immediately. But if it is anybody other than family member, she ...
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I feed my cats wet food in tthe AM and PM and they always have dry food is that OK [duplicate]

I feed my cats wet food 2 times a day and they always have dry food....am I feeding them too much? Do I feed my cats too much?
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Green Tree python refuses to eat

I've had a green tree python for about a year now. She has been eating really well with no illnesses other than constipation when I first got her. However for the past few months she has been ...
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Can I give my cat large amounts of food before leaving home?

I'll be moving to my new apartment in +/- 2 years, and I plan on adopting a cat, since I always wanted one, but never could due to our dogs (which I also love). But then I realized that his feeding ...
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Turtle stopped eating food post accident [duplicate]

My turtle fell off from the 5th floor. She was bleeding from her mouth for two days but then stopped. I saw her opening her mouth and I could not see any injured mark. The local vet she is fine, the ...
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Nursing kittens on adult male cats [duplicate]

I have two kittens from different litters. They continually try to nurse off my (also not related) male adult cat. Is this harmful to any involved?
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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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My praying mantis has stopped eating

I'm a bit worried for my pet Asian praying mantis. He won't eat, just backs away from the crickets. The problem is that he has gone about a month now with no sign of molting or interest in food. ...
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How and what to feed my Betta community tank?

I am thinking about getting some Cory catfish, a couple of Kuhli Loaches, a small shoal of Harlequin Rasboras and a betta fish but I cannot find the answers to: What to feed my community tank? I have ...
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How to prevent my cat from deconstructing cat fountain

Since vet stated that it might be better for them to prevent dehydration I bought a cat fountain for my girls (Catit Flower Fontain). However they seem obsessed with deconstructing it into basic parts ...
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my dog won't eat kibble and tried to bite my roommate

my dog is a 2 years old shiba inu, male. sometimes (maybe once a month), he won't finish his meal, maybe only eat half of it, and then just look at the bowl or laying next to it. I used to just put ...
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Dog eats the cat food, Cat eats the dog food

I put down both dry and canned food, My dog (15 yrs old) eats the cat food, and my cat (6 months old) eats the dog food. They both eat both types of the others food. Why?? and is it doing any harm to ...
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2 month old kitten care

Am caring for kittens that I found last night, that the mother seems to have abandoned, that I thought were one month old. Ideally I wanted her to come back to them. They were likely fathered by one ...
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How to tell if Mother cat is lactating?

How can I tell if my cat is producing milk for her newborn kittens? My cat birthed 2 kittens on October 31st. One of them died yesterday morning. The other one has been crying a lot. I am concerned ...
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My pug doesn’t eat until fed by hand [duplicate]

My dog does not take a single bite of his food until he is hand fed and, since yesterday, he has stopped eating anything whether hand fed or not. I'm not able to understand what to do and even the ...
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How do you breed daphnia to feed to aquarium fish?

There seems to be a lot of conflicting information on the internet regarding how to breed daphnia, with the goal of feeding them to aquarium fish. Some of these at large expense including having ...
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My cat vomited and pooped in the house?

My cat pooped on my bed last night and a few days ago my sister noticed he vomited on the floor. He's a little over a year and usually goes out in the garden to poop. We haven't changed the kind of ...
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Is 10 months late to teach a cat to self-feeding? If not, how shall I proceed?

OK some background first... We got the cat from the streets when he was approximately 1 month old. He was in an animal shelter until he was 2 months then came to our house, December 2016. The first ...
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Feeding Mashed Green Peas To Discus

I have been feeding my juvenile discus (3 inches each) and other cichlids in my tank with a wide variety of food like pellets, flakes, bloodworms, beef heart mix etc (4 feedings a day). As all my ...
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One discus fish bullying the other discus

I have two discus as recent additions to my tank. They are 3 inches each and they are the only discus I currently have in my tank. I have been observing them for a week and one of them is constantly ...
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Should I clean the turkey baster used to feed my axolotl?

I use a turkey baster to feed my axolotl blood worms. I can see that there are old worms stuck at the top of the baster. Should I use hot water/bleach to do a proper clean of the baster?
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Should we have separate bowls for the cat?

My roommate started using my bowls to feed their cat wet food. Are there any risks to anyone eating from the same bowls if the cat stays indoors?
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Cost of keeping a dog vs cat [closed]

What will be the average food cost (per month) for having a dog vs cat? How much will vet cost (average) (per year) for a dog vs cat?
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How can I reduce feeding my fish to keep my snail population under control?

I posted the other week about some snails I had noticed in my relatively new tank; where I was warned that it would be wise to get the snail population under control while I can. Sure enough, the ...