Questions tagged [lost-pet]

For questions about finding a lost pet, identifying the owner of a lost pet, questions about lost pets in general, and similar. Not to be confused with the tag "stray".

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Can I dye my bird's feathers ethically and temporarily?

I have a standard grey pigeon that I rescued as a squab off the streets, and now I am starting free-flight training with him. I’m very worried that one day he will fly too far, and get lost. How will ...
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Do lost dogs stay in packs?

I just lost two of my dogs, one small and one large. Do dogs who are lost normally stay in a pack? Edit: I just found my dogs, and I can confirm that they, and two other dogs that I found, stayed ...
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What to do if I cannot find my cat?

Introduction to my cat: I have a 10 months old male cat. He is almost a pet cat to us. He can enter our home whenever he wants to, but he usually spends most of his time inside our house. He is ...
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What should I do about my Siamese algae eater fish missing?

I put 1 Siamese algae eater fish in my 10 gallon (38 liters) tank aquascape with no fish yet, last night, until now it's been missing. What should I do?
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Is it normal for kitten to stray off for a week?

We had three stray kitten of which one have gone missing. We were used to feeding them since their mother had left them (actually we have not seen her since, which is unusual, and wonder if something ...
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Found our indoor cat after two months. Why do our other cats hiss when they see him? They were best of buddies for three years

Proud to say after two months and hundreds of flyers given out and posters and trail cameras set, someone spotted our cat 4km away and we got her back yesterday. We took her to the animal hospital and ...
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How to avoid accidental cat-napping?

At the start of the covid-19 lockdown our whole family was at home and the weather was very warm so we spent a lot of time in the garden. A lot of cats visit our garden and most ignore us but a very ...
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Help in luring our missing since two weeks cat, which we've recently spotted in our neighbourhood

Please help me in my attempts to lure our cat! Our cat has been missing for two weeks and we saw her today few neighborhoods down. As mentioned in one of my previous questions, our cat went missing ...
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Can one of my cats find my missing cat?

I have two cats now as the third cat ran away three days ago. I am wondering if I should let one of my other cats out, as they are very obedient, always come back, and stay within the vicinity of the ...
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What else can we do to find our missing cat (2 days now)

What else can we do to find our cat? It’s been 36 hours. She goes out every now and then but never more than two hours; this is the longest she’s been gone. She snuck out late last night when my mom ...
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Help! My hermit crab molted but went missing!

My tiny crabbie, Pipboy, was molting for a while. This morning I found her shell and inside was a hollow shell, but no sign of the crab anywhere! Is it possible that she’s hiding? Maybe she’s buried ...
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Neon tetra went missing?

I bought two neon tetras today and added them into the fish tank with all the needed procedures. One hour I see both tetras and I come back to only find one. I've moved around every arrangement and ...
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What percentage of "lost" cats are actually eaten?

Cats are often allowed to roam outdoors unsupervised where a dog would not be. I recently saw a craigslist ad about a cat missing for 8 years. My boy has been missing almost 8 years now and were ...
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Why are my tomcats leaving me?

I don't neuter my cats. There were 6 of them: dad, mom, 4 kittens, 3 tomcat kittens and 1 tammy kitten. I neutered the tammy one. The mom gone one day when I was about to abort her babies, the dad ...
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I lost my friend's queen

My friend gave me a queen for breeding with my tom. They were having fun last night and now the queen has disappeared. I looked around my house and then I also look into neighbor houses but I can't ...
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Will my cat ever be the same?

He's 2 years old, has never been outside before, used to be the sweetest cat that would stalk me around the house and always want attention. He depended on me a lot since he was abused as a kitten and ...
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Did my lost kitten return?

My 2 or 3 year old cat had 2 litters and raising the third one now. Her second litter had 5 kittens, one black, two gray tabbies, and two orange tabbies. One orange tabby was light orange. The mother ...
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Missing hermit crabs?

My little hermit crab joy has abandoned her shell last night and I have no idea where she is. I have no idea what happened and my other crabs look fine. She has never done anything like this before ...
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Neighbors claim to see our cat, but we can't find it

When I was going out of town I left my inside cat with my friends, but it ran away on the very first day (this happened about 4 weeks ago), so she never got to know my friends. When asking the ...
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How can I read lost dog's collar tag without it biting me?

I sometimes discover lost dogs on the street that have a collar with a tag with maybe a contact phone to reach their owner. Since I don't know their character or if something happened and scared them ...
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I am missing a small White Cloud Mountain minnow in my newly set 20 gallon tank

I am missing a small White Cloud Mountain minnow in my newly set 20 gallon (76 L) tank. I just added it and 4 others to the tank less than a week ago. Now, I can only find 7 out of the 8 White Cloud ...
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Are cats able to find their way back home if lost?

I have a cat which was at my place since its birth and we looked after him. Recently a neighbour had problems with him, so we had to leave him at a fish market around 2 kms from our home. But now I'...
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What is the safest way to find a missing snake?

What is the safest way to find missing snakes if they are loose in your house?
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