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Questions tagged [multi-pet-families]

Regards concerns about households containing multiple pets of the same or different species and their interactions.

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Are rodent repellent devices safe for snakes?

We have young curious large breed dogs who make using mouse traps and poison difficult and/or dangerous. We also have a ball python who lives in his terrarium, not free roaming. All information I ...
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Male cat attacking female cat

We have 2 cats 1 male & 1 female 8 months old now. Both are siblings and they were very attached to one another as we separated them from mom when they were only 2 months old. I recently neutered ...
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Why does one of my cats attack his siblings?

I've got 6 kittens. Mom, dad, 3 tom kittens and one female kitten. They are now 1 year old. The female one is neutered. First Dad left me, then another kitten. Why is obvious. One of the kitten, a ...
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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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A single parakeet and an older cat - good idea?

I have a single male 5 year old parakeet. He is very tame and friendly. I know he is unafraid of dogs, as I have had two wonder up to the cage and my bird has been very curious. In fact, I was more ...
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Kitten going potty next to litter box

My kitten had been pooping in a corner, so I put a litter box in that corner. It's a large box for his size with low walls and is kept clean. He walks into the box, scratches around, and then exits ...
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Are my cat and kitten fighting or playing? [duplicate]

I have a new 7 week old kitten and a 1 year old cat. My cat has come to the point where she will clean my kitten (when he lets her) and plays with him. My kitten has not been neutered yet. When they ...
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Kitten pooping in same spot

My kitten is 7 weeks old and I have had him for a week. He has been using his litter box just fine until yesterday. He disappeared in a corner and I find a pile of poopies. I picked it up and put it ...
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Should kitten be isolated to one room?

My kitten is still in the process of potty training. I have only had him for a week so he is still learning the layout of the house. He has only had one accident during this time. Should I lock him up ...
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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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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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Can I keep 2 breeds of turtle together

I need to keep Indian Flapshell turtle along with Red ear slider turtle. Will it be ok to keep both together in one tank?
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Cat suckling sister

My cat has started to lick and suckle his sister, he does this on the side of her. She doesn't seem to mind, but when she has had enough she walks away. This has only just started to happen, her fur ...
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My male fancy mouse Ace has recently started biting

So I've had Ace my male fancy mouse for a little over 5 months now. He's such a little darling and I love him dearly, he has always been very social and active, he's bit me only twice in the past but ...
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How to get son and dad to stop fighting?

I have 3 dogs. 2 blue nose pitts (both male) and a mini dotson (female). The mini was here first and then we got the oldest pitt. They are currently 3/4 years old and we've had them since 9 months. ...
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Female cat attacking male juvenile cat

I stay in a hostel and we bought in a stray baby cat to live in the hostel as it was abandoned by his mother. Its been over 4 months and he is around same age ( 4-5 months). I have another pet cat ( ...
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Male kitten (7 months ) attacking female kitten (3 months )

I'm having problems with my cats fighting. One is a 7 month male , and the other is a 3 month female. We got Pablo a month ago. His personality is what made us get him. Honestly I couldn't have ...
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Why does my cocker spaniel behave inappropriately towards my new maltipoo?

My 7yr old cocker spaniel has been an only pet since we've had him at 6 weeks old. We recently got a maltipoo who's now 4 months old (we got him at 6 weeks, but he was confined until all his shots ...
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I'm moving and have stray not ferral cat I don't want to leave behind. Won't come inside at all

This question is different then one posted because this stray won't come inside the house nor will he even go inside the cat shelter I built for him. I've been caring for outside cat for about year ...
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Why do my two cats use one litter box for pooping and the other for peeing?

I had two cats, and I was wondering as to why they use one litterbox for only pooping while use the other for only peeing? They used to poop in the litterbox A (both) and pee in litterbox B (also ...
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When integrating a new cat into a house with a resident cat, how should I divide my time?

I have a newly adopted cat (female, spayed, 1.5 yrs) in a safe room. I have a resident cat (female, spayed, 3 yrs) in the rest of the house. I am not yet at the point where the new cat is ready to ...
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My kittens keep fighting?

About 3 weeks ago we bought our Kitten Missy. She's very playful, and we find it hard to get her to know when it's hurting when she bites or scratches. We decided to buy her a playmate. We brought ...
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Cat aggression while away

So we have two cats that have been together for about 9 years, male and female. They've lived in harmony until about 3 years ago when we had a stray cat peeing on our front door and one spring day we ...
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Dotsiepoo & baby kitten [duplicate]

I have a 2yr old dotsiepoo, I took in a stray 6-8 w old kitten! My dotsie is shaking and whining around the kitten! Why is this happening?
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Training multiple pets: separately or together?

I'm using a clicker to train two cats. I would like them to respond specifically, i.e. I want to be able to direct a command to one cat and not the other when both cats are present. If I train them ...
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my cats won't play together (not neutered or spayed)

I have a 1 year old female cat who as a kitten up until now used to play with me as if I am another cat, she runs, and I'll have to follow her then its her turn to chase. I do that because she's been ...
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How to punish an aggressive misbehaving puppy?

My parents adopted a puppy(Nora) a month ago, she's about 3 months old now. I'm having trouble disciplining her when she misbehaves. She is not getting along with our other pets. By that I mean that ...
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Brothers not getting along

I have two male cats age 7 years old who I purchased from a local petfood store when they were 6 weeks old. They have been friendly with each other for these seven years, eating, playing, sleeping ...
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Can tamed foxes and pigs live peacefully together?

So, my wife and I were planning on getting a kit (baby red fox), but my wife also wants a miniature pot-bellied pig. I had a pig when I was young, so I know how to care for it, but would it be safe ...
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Will 2 cats keep each other stimulated?

My girlfriend and I are waiting for 2 kittens to reach the 12 week mark so we can bring them home (since they are siblings they should get along, right?). We have both had cats as children and love ...
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Cat poops on the floor by the catflap overnight

We have 2 cats and they're pretty well behaved, toilet-wise. They are allowed out during the day, but we keep them in overnight as they're black cats so would be hard to see if any cars go past. For ...
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How do I correct play biting?

I have two dogs, ones a 4 year old male Siberian husky with double hip dysplasia and the other is a 1 year and 8 month old female husky malamute mix of some sort. We just got our girl dog and she is ...
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Puppys trying to Breed too early not in heat

I have a seven month old havenese boy and a three-month-old havenese girl we just recently got the girl puppy and my boy he is constantly trying to hump her I'm worried that he would be able to ...
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Why is my Persian 9 month old kitten so scared of me? In fact it is getting worse

5 months ago I got a Persian 5 month old white kitten from a breeder. He didn't take too long to get along with my older cat, though he doesn't seem to like me. He is afraid if I walk by, like my ...
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How do I stop my male cat from “controlling” and attacking my tiny female cat?

I have a female cat(Annie) who is not spayed and a male(Felix) who who is neutered. Annie is very tiny and has no claws. Ever since I got Felix he is always chasing after Annie or preventing her from ...
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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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Rescue cats- letting them outdoors ? Together or alone

Leo and Tiggy have been living with us for just a month. Leo has trust problems - goodness knows what has gone on in his 3 yr old life before, but he is coming to accept love now. We hoped to let them ...
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Dandruff with male cat

My male cat has horrible dandruff. What can I do?
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How to stop my pet from chewing on everything [closed]

My Pet has turned 1 year old but her chewing everything habit is not going. If kept loose she eat up almost everything(wood, plant, cloth, plastic, chair sheet etc.). Everybody is fedup and I'm trying ...
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Life of dog after loosing her companion from birth

I had two German shepards. Daisy and Dalmi. Daisy was Dalmi's Mother. From birth Dalmi was living with a companion, Her mother, Daisy. Though me and my family is also a part of their life, still I ...
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One of my cats bullies the other. What can I do?

I have two Siamese cats that are siblings. They are almost two years old. Before I moved out and brought them with me, they lived in a house with three other cats. They always loved each other and ...
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How many times a day should I feed my cats?

How often should my cats be fed in a day? I have three cats. One is on a special diet for struvite crystals. My other two eat dry food. Ella is skinny, but Maisie is overweight as well as her brother, ...
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Struvite crystals.

I have a five year old cat who was diagnosed with struvite crystals. He's had it ever since he was about One to one and a half. He's done a catheter a few times and he's now on special food to help. ...
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How can I get my cat to like me?

I have a five year old cat named Binx. I've had him since birth. I also have two other cats that are his sisters. Only four years old. Binx has never really been a cuddly, passionate cat until about ...
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Older male cat being very aggressive with younger female cat

We have 3 cats in our household all fixed 2 males and a female. Mr Kittty is the oldest at almost 18 years old and still as active as ever. Then there's Risotto who is essentially a rambunctious 7 ...
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Helping dog recover from death of his brother

Two dogs. Both adopted when they were puppies from a rescue organization roughly 9 years ago. Dogs grew up together, slept together in a large dog bed, pretty much best of friends entire life. Few ...
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Licking all her hair from her belly to her back paws

My cat is 5 and last year this time she started to lick her fur from her belly (leaving a mohawk) down to her back legs. She is very skittish ,and the slightest loud sound makes her run for cover. She ...
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Will I have any problems with this combination of fish?

I've got a 6gallon tank housing a total of 9 fishes, 1 Betta 4 Neon Tetras 2 Golden Mbuna 2 Orange Zebras So far all fishes are doing fine, my betta is silent and doesnt harm other fishes also the ...
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How can we prepare our older cat for the introduction of a kitten?

We have a cat that was born and lived in our house 13 years ago, she is very domestic, never goes outside the house, and thus, other than her mother that passed away 3 years ago, have seen no other ...
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My Cat isn't eating or drinking or playing

This seems to be really weird to me. My cat Mister Demeanor has been really playful, he always eats and every time i eat he wants some of what i have. But ever since i left to go to D.C. for three ...