Questions tagged [feeding]

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

25 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
8
votes
0answers
57 views

How to convince my cat to eat its enzymatically hydrolysed diet?

The situation Our oldest cat (Persian, about 13 years) developed a pretty nasty allergy to almost all foods. So she's given enzymatically hydrolysed cat food. If she eats anything else, she'll quickly ...
4
votes
0answers
27 views

Can I feed an orphaned baby rat cows milk? And how would I do that?

I found an orphaned baby rat, they're small enough that their eyes aren't even open yet, and I don't want to let the little thing die, but I only have access to cow's milk, and I can't go anywhere to ...
4
votes
0answers
58 views

How does chaff compare to hay?

How does chaff compare to hay in terms of nutrition and fibre? For example, does lucerne chaff contain the same protein levels as lucerne hay?
3
votes
0answers
77 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
127 views

What effects could long-term nursing have on a cat?

I have a cat thats 9 months old. The mother ended up getting pregnant again shortly after (fixed now, so no more worries), which lead to one of my cats to continue nursing after being introduced to ...
2
votes
0answers
24 views

One of my turtles hasn't grown and doesn't eat much, what should I do?

I have 2 red eared sliders in a 20 gallon (76 liters) tank and I got them both 7 months ago. They were both the size of a 50 cent coin (about 3 cm) and the one hasn't grown past that size and only ...
2
votes
0answers
33 views

I have a rescue that needs to lose weight and another that doesn't- I am not around at meal times to supervise- help!

I have put Nacho on a diet per the recommendation of the vet (15 lbs). He's a rescue stray that climbed into my car engine and was engine burned and we nursed to health. I joke that he is an ...
2
votes
1answer
60 views

How to stop my horse from pawing the ground when she's eating hard feed

I have a horse who would constantly paw at the ground when being fed hard food. Basically any feed that was given to her in a container. Some background: When I got her she was underweight, covered ...
2
votes
0answers
65 views

Moving feral cats’ food

My Mom was feeding four ferals and had them TNR’d . She passed away last year, and a neighbor has continued to feed them daily at my Mom’s house. I have been there on weekends for the last eight ...
2
votes
0answers
37 views

Feeding Geriatric Cat with Hyperthyroidism and Cancer

My sweet girl is nearing 17 and has been suffering with hyperthyroidism for several years. Just last year she was also diagnosed with terminal small cell lymphoma in her bowel. She has previously ...
2
votes
0answers
69 views

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. ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
34 views

Is meadow hay a good source of omega 3

Pasture is meant to be a good natural source of omega 3. Would feeding meadow hay replace that? If so would a diet of 30-40% meadow hay be enough?
2
votes
0answers
79 views

Domestic Rabbit Abandoned her litter

My Female show Florida White has starting "unintentional harming" her litters, I believe she is doing this while the cleaning them after birth. We managed to save 2 out of 5. We have been holding our ...
2
votes
0answers
197 views

Will a male cockatiel take care of 5 day old babies on its own?

Our female cockatiel died today. They have 2 babies which are around a week old. Will the male feed and take care of the babies by itself? What should we do?
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Can fish live in a plant-filled pond without being fed?

I have small fish (I don't know what kind they are) in a 500 gallon pond (around 2000 liters) that are very hardy. They survived their previous home (hundreds of fish in a 70 gallon / around 270 ...
1
vote
0answers
48 views

What is this pimple like thing on my nursing mother cat's nipple?

Please zoom-in on the area I have marked. It is like a small pimple head. Its color is also similar to a pimple head
1
vote
0answers
9 views

Best senior horse feed for post-colic surgery?

My horse has become picky post-colic surgery with his feed - Purina Senior Equine specifically. Luckily, we have been able to keep his weight on despite not being to eat hay because of his impaction. ...
1
vote
0answers
50 views

Milk seems to make the dog gentler and calmer — why?

Whenever the dogs hear me steam milk at my coffee machine, they come running because they know I'll give them a fingerful of milk foam from the inside of the empty milk container. This is a treat they ...
1
vote
0answers
52 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
315 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
67 views

How should I time feeding and watering while running amateur canicross?

I live with my 3-year-old mix of labrador and golden in big city and we started jogging together. For now we run 5km or maximum 10km long routes, about two times per week. If it matters, temperatures ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

How to feed multiple Betta together?

I am having 6 female Betta fish together and want to feed them equally, as overfeeding or underfeeding can kill them. So how should I feed them together?
0
votes
0answers
73 views

My cat has started slapping my head/forehead with her claws when she wants to be fed

Unfortunately our cat needed to have all her teeth pulled and a couple of other visits to the veterinarian. Fortunately, (we're quite sure) she's not in pain anymore. However we noticed, that her ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

Why is my cat so aggressive about feeding?

I adopted two male kittens (brothers), who are about 8 months old now. They are both generally calm and I play with them pretty frequently. They also have plenty of toys. I give them wet and dry food ...