Questions tagged [new-pets]

Use in questions related to aspects or problems of owning a new pet. Please use this tag together with a tag indicating what animal is the question being asked about and other tags classifying the essence of the question, such as [behavior], [fear], etc.

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Will a 7 week old kitten stay long-haired? [duplicate]

I’m looking at getting a kitten, and in particular would love a medium/long-haired cat. I’ve been looking into ragdolls but since have seen this little cutie pop up (see photo). She’s the only one in ...
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How do I care for a freshly neutered cat that hates my guts?

So, I adopted a cat about two weeks ago who was unneutered and abandoned by the person who had had him for his whole life (2 years). I have been told by the vet that he's sweet and the friend who's ...
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Will My Schnauzer Accept a New Puppy

I have an intact, male miniature Schnauzer not quite 2 years old. He is very friendly with people, and generally likes other dogs (though we have had mounting issues). I plan on getting another male ...
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What would be a good breed of dog for a first time owner?

My wife and I just bought a new house and we're interested in getting a dog companion. Problem is that neither of us has had a dog before and we're a bit uncertain what would be a good choice. The ...
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How do I regain my budgies' trust after they have been suddenly forced into a new cage?

My family recently got five budgies, two males and three females. They get along fairly well, and were soon tame enough to eat from our hands. They would walk/fly around the room and come to our feet ...
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How can I get my cat comfortable around other cats after a traumatic fight?

This is my first post so I am sorry if this question is irritating to anyone. I tried to search up the answer to this but I just found posts about re-introducing cats who fought each other. My cat got ...
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New kitten not eating, threw up twice

Just got 2 new kittens, and this is the first time I've had cats. One of the kittens isn't eating much and threw up twice (mostly spit than anything). Her poo was also a bit runny, but her brother ...
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How long will my new cat stay hidden? [duplicate]

I got a new cat one week ago from the RSPCA, he was originally from a farm and was given to them; having been with them for two months. They explained he isn’t used to human contact and would take a ...
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Adopted a 7 month old cat a day ago, today she is hissing and yowling in the safe room

My partner and I adopted a 7 month old cat yesterday, she seemed fine, we were in her safe room for a few hours at a time, and she was curious and played and explored just fine. No hissing, and only a ...
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Is my guppy healthy? Its colour is weird

I just bought a male and female guppy, and the male guppy is really small, probably a month or two old. This is my first time getting a fish. The male guppy seems to have a black spot near his head. ...
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New enviroment introduction for termites

How would I introduce termites that I capture to their new environment (a farm that I am building) without causing too much stress to them?
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Is it okay to keep a dog chained in a room at night with proper food and water?

I recently got two stray puppies. One puppy died because a stray dog had bitten him. We tried our best to save him, but unfortunately, he died. They used to sleep together in a separate room. Now ...
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Did my kitten have a seizure?

We just brought home a kitten an hour ago and everything seemed to be fine. As I was crawling over towards it, it stopped and looked scared and started to shake. Its eyes were focused forward, but at ...
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My new cat won't stop meowing [duplicate]

I just got a new 1 year old cat on January 31st 2021. He's of course hiding, which is understandable. He's a domestic medium hair cat. Last night I went to sleep and he just kept meowing like crazy, ...
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Did I make a mistake getting a 2nd cat?

I have 2 cats. I got the 2nd cat mostly because my impression was that cat 1 was bored. However, cat 1 gives me looks that say, “don’t you love me anymore?” and “have I done something wrong to ...
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I rescued a dog from the street. What haircut should I ask for? [duplicate]

I adopted this dog some months ago. I don't know a lot of dogs and stuff. What haircut will suit him? Thank you!
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Is my hamster tank large enough?

The hamster tank I bought is 96 x 47 x 38 cm (L x W x H) and I’m looking to get three winter white dwarf hamsters. Would this be spacious enough for three or two?
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What could cause lameness in the back legs of a young rabbit?

My friend has got (as a present for their children) 2 around 7-week-old male (?) rabbits 2 weeks ago (when they were 5 weeks old). Like I wrote in another question, she has got no information about ...
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Is this normal kitten behaviour?

I adopted a 11 week male from the shelter. I've never had a cat this young and some behaviour I'm not sure if it's normal for clumsy cats or there's something wrong. Every night he is suckling on my ...
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Is it okay to close a new cat into her safe room when she behaves badly?

Some of you might have read my other thread I've opened yesterday. I have bought a new cat a few days ago, much to my resident kitten (only 4 months old) displeasure. My new cat absolutely hates to be ...
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Transporting new cat with resident's cat blanket?

I'll be picking up a new cat tomorrow. She is 1 year old. At home I have a kitten (3-4 months old). Is it a good idea to rub a blanket on the kitten at home, and then bring that with me to transport ...
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What next for our scared shelter cat?

We have a 2+ year old male, neutered cat, name George, that we recently picked from a local shelter. George was dropped off at the shelter at about 4 months old, and has been there ever since. He now ...
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How to stop puppy biting?

It's a common problem I have seen in new puppies. It's a big problem for dog owners to deal with it.
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Can an abused, malnourished and matted poodle 2½ - 3 yrs old ever show unconditional love like he was intended to?

I recently got an abused, malnourished and severely matted miniature male poodle 2 ½ - 3 years old. This is when I picked him up at the farm in Pittstown, N.J. on January 16th, 2020. ...
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How long will it take feral kittens (5 and 8 months old) to adjust to their new home?

On January 5, they were trapped along with several others from a cat colony and were brought to a sub Foster’s house in a cage where they remained with their colony mates. They were then taken to ...
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My cat is terrified of me

My wife bought a pretty shy kitten, but after a while it got used to me and was even jumping on my shoulders in the morning purring when I was getting ready for work. She almost wouldn't leave my side....
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How can we encourage our kitten to come up to us, if we're unable to get down on the floor with her?

My brother just lost his cat to cancer, he is alone, and really needs companionship of our kitten. She uses her litter box and is eating good. He gave her a room with all her stuff in it. She doesn't ...
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Two New Kittens [duplicate]

I just adopted two kittens. Sibling brothers. Both of these kittens were born on 11th of September making them about 15 weeks old. They were raised at a horse farm by loving people but I’m worried in ...
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New betta problems - I was unaware of cycling before new tank

So I am experiencing a plethora of issues with my new betta. I hope he makes it out okay. I was unaware of the cycling process before putting him into the new tank. It's small (1 gallon) and temporary....
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Integrating a kitten - meowing back

We've recently gotten a (10 week old) kitten and we're trying to integrate her into the household. There is already an adult cat in the house, but we haven't arrived at the point of introducing them ...
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How to befriend 14 week old kitten?

I've adopted a new, 14 week old kitten, who seems to be rather skittish. He has been avoiding being handled and he tends to hiss and run when picked up, and prefers to play with us from a distance. We'...
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New Cat stuck under kitchen cabinet

My daughter brought home a shy 5 yo fixed female. At the last owner's home Chloe was really sweet and friendly. She got her in the house and without thinking she opened the crate (she was concerned as ...
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Found newborn puppy on the street. What should I do?

My friends and I found a newborn puppy and have temporarily made a shelter for him in the park. It is an old sink covered with an asbestos sheet. Till the time we manage to find a home for it, what ...
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List of important habits to teach a young kitten

2 days ago I got a very tiny kitten (1.5 months old). Since then, I'm constantly trying to improve its manners, and I must say that I'm doing great so far. Yet, I hear many friends and acquaintances ...
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