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Why is my 1 year old girl bunny breathing so fast while laying down in her cage?

So I was on my Bed for a while just chilling and then I look in my bunny’s cage and my bunny was breathing so fast and her ears were shaking nonstop. I don’t know if this Matters but I fed her some ...
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Boa Imperator terrarium cold end temperature – is 22°C enough?

I'm dry testing "kids" terrarium for my future boa imperator. I used heat mat on the side to convert conductive heat transfer into more of a radiant one and slow down heating and cooling. ...
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What are safe temperatures for dogs, indoors

The place that I live in is suffering some heat waves, with outside temperatures reaching 37 degrees Celsius. I live in a house that heats up a bit, possibly reaching temperatures higher (just moved ...
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What is the minimum safe room temperature for puppies?

My puppy is four months old. What is the minimum room temperature that he is comfortable? I plan to set the room temperature to 68 °F (20 °C) at nights. Is this OK? ========================= I have a ...
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At what point do cats start to be in actual danger (rather than "just being uncomfortable") from cold winter weather?

I just got a visit from the neighbour's cat again. He likes me, but doesn't fancy his owner too much. She might not be downright abusing him, but I think he prefers to be out from the house, even if ...
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Is there any species of corydoras catfishes that can live at pond temperatures?

My pond reaches temperatures as low as 20 F, rarely that low though. It does ice over from time to time in the winter. Is there any variety of corydoras catfish that can live there? I found some pond ...
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Are Koi Safe in the Summer?

I currently have two young koi fish, and they need a bigger pond. My dad and I are planning on making one in our backyard, but it gets incredibly hot in the summer. Is this dangerous to the koi, and ...
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Dog hanging out outside

My Croatian Shepherd mix likes to go out in the balcony and sleep there during the day. Right now we have 28 degrees Fahrenheit (-2 Celsius). If he's outside, can I assume, it's ok for him? It's my ...
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What temperature would be best for my Labrador dog?

I have a female Labrador dog, about 2-3 years old and weighing 25 kg (55 lbs), with a light coat. Her dog house is outside, but she's inside the whole day. Where I live, in the daytime it is 20-23 ...
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When do rabbits need a dry and insulated place to sit?

My female rabbit likes to sit on the grass in my garden. In summer, this seems normal to me, but in the colder seasons, I am worried about her health. For example today it is a cloudy, foggy, and ...
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Does my dog need boots for winter?

Winter will be early in my country this year. I have Labrador that is going to be one year old by then. And during extreme cold, temperature may fall below 10 degrees Celsius, but no snowing. I have ...
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Why do groomers tell you not to shear a long-haired dog in warm weather?

Specifically, I have a Great Pyrenees. I've had groomers tell me that a dog's fur keeps them cool in hot weather as well as keeping them warm in cold. This argument holds as long as the environment is ...
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Is it okay to give too many injections to a 40 day puppy?

My 40 days old puppy had loose motions and the vet gave him injections (antibiotics), a day later he had 103.5 °F (39.7 °C) fever and again got the injections, screaming in the process. Should I see ...
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Is it okay to heat a lactated ringer's bag using a sous vide cooker?

I have been told that cats like it better if their subcutaneous fluids are administered from a bag that has been warmed a little bit. I like this idea, but I don't trust my arbitrary means of heating ...
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What is wrong with my snake? Skin problem? Burn?

Yesterday my snake was absolutely fine. This morning I went to pick her up for some handling and I noticed a weird mark on her skin, as I looked closer it appears there's a small amount of blood and ...
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Clothes for shaved cats

Our Persian cat was shaved yesterday and now it's become sensitive about touching and I think also he could become cold at home by this situation, his conditions now and before are like this:   So I ...
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Can I use any digital thermometer on my dog?

I want to buy a digital thermometer to check the (rectal) temperature of my dog when needed[*]. I'm not sure if any digital thermometer will do, or if I should look for a specific "animal-grade" ...
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I heard I can't shave my cat's fur because it affects its ability to cool down. Is that true? [duplicate]

We live in a warm climate and have two cats. One of the cats is local and seems fine with the heat but the other one comes from the Northern region and has a lot more fur. In Summer, the heat is ...
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What the best way to get water up to temperature for a water change?

I'm just about to do a water change and was wondering what's the best way to get water up to the right temperature to put it back in to my tank?
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Acceptable temperature shock for aquarium water changes

It's generally accepted that it's good to get the temperature of your new water to match the temperature of the tank water before introducing it. You don't want to change the temperature of the ...
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Leo Gecko Too Cold During the Winter? [duplicate]

Over the summer I purchased a leopard gecko and have managed to keep her cage within the recommended warmth range, though recently I've noticed her cage becomes a little colder due to the winter ...
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How can I keep my 3 month old leopard gecko warm

I have a baby leopard gecko but my heat lamp just broke and I will have no money for a new one for about a week or two how can I keep her warm until then?? Is a floor vent heater okay? I’m panicking ...
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How can I make my cat use her house during winter cold?

My cat Catalina is 7 months old, pretty healthy and playful. I'm worried because the temperatures are dropping now and the inside of our house isn't really warm during winter at night (15 degrees ...
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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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Is my gecko's lethargic behaviour due to a heating issue or something else?

I just got a 5 year-old leopard-gecko from a family friend and I don't think her enclosure is warm enough. It usually reads between 80-85°F and my house is normally around 72°F. I use both a heat pad ...
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How much deviation (if any at all) is acceptable when housing amphibians?

Recently, I've been considering getting a Pacman frog, but have a question / concern regarding the the ideal temperature of the environment. Most resources I've read online specify that the ...
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Need help choosing a chiller

Given that I live in a very hot place where the temperatures get extremely hot (especially during the summer) and I have a 55 gallon (around 210 liters) tank with a few angelfish, an aquarium chiller ...
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How to cool a dwarf hamster in hot weather

Our Djungarian hamster is apparently getting hot when temperatures reach about 25 °C. She then sleeps outside her house, in a corner of her terrarium, leaning on the glass and looking annoyed. She ...
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Can a house get too hot for tropical fish and what precautions could we take?

We really want to get tropical fish but there's a problem. In the state we live in, it can get as high as low 40's °C in the summer. And worse, we don't have insulation installed in our house. Would ...
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Goldfishes died first night

We bought 3 small goldfish from Walmart last night. We poured some tap water in the tank and waited for the chlorine to be released. After 2 hours, we put them in with their water (initially in the ...
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Betta fish is a dark blue, but color keeps fading and returning quickly; why?

My Betta fish, named Sapphire, is a female veiltail and she's dark blue normally, but her color keeps fading and returning to normal in a short span of time and I don't know what to do. I already lost ...
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How cold should I let my home get in the winter for my small dog?

My home gets cold in the winter. What temperature should I heat my house to for my dog's safety and comfort. I have a small dog with tons of fur (a Pomeranian). She sleeps in a plastic crate with two ...
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How to safely keep a parrot's space warm through the winter?

My partner and I inherited a parrot a few months ago and are doing our best to take good care of him. He's a middle-aged caique. Temperatures are beginning to drop here in northern USA and we're ...
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Betta is not active and laying on the bottom after tank dropped to 19C [duplicate]

I Recently decided to get a heater to keep the water temperatures higher for my betta. This heater will overheat my tank if I am not watching so I only turn it on during the day. One night I had ...
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How to keep my cats warm in outside cat house?

I really need to figure out a way to have my cats live outdoors (6 months old). They're stinking up the whole house. I'm going to buy a cat house on Amazon, but I'm not sure how to keep it warm. I ...
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Indian flapshell turtle not eating

I have a baby Indian flapshell turtle (Lissemys punctata), around 4-5 months old. I have observed that it has not been consuming its food for the last few days. It is playing fine inside water and ...
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What are the ways to help my cats feel better during a heatwave?

Recently, the majority of UK was hit with heatwaves, and as I am writing this, it's a flaming 90 °F (32 °C). Comparisons aside, it is the hottest it has been in the past few years, for London. Since ...
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Should you shave a Norwegian Forest cat for summer? If so, how?

They have the double coat so it is not the same as other cat breeds. It gets hot and humid here in Saitama, Japan. While we use aircon, we do tend to leave it off when going out and my 8 year old cat ...
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Does fur protect a rabbit from heat or make it hotter?

There are various suggestions I have read on how to keep a rabbit cool in hot and extreme heat conditions, including here. What none of these seem to address is the suitability of shaving or ...
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What material should I use for fish tank for tilapia

I live in the tropics and have a temperature range of 75-95 °F (24-35 °C). I would like to grow tilapia fish in a tank with volume of 10,000L. I like the tank on my terrace, it will be covered. What ...
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What happens when a gold fish pond freezes?

I used to have a neighbor with a gold fish pond, and large (8 inch, 20 CM) or bigger gold fish (Koi?). The pond was only about a foot deep and would often freeze over and/or freeze solid. As I ...
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Do cats need clothes?

Do cats need dressing clothes when weather is cold? If so, what is the temperature in which cats start to need clothes?
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What temperature should I keep my home at for my cat's comfort?

I recently got a cat, and with summer just getting here, what is the best temperature to keep the house at, for the cat's comfort? I'm asking because I would like to leave the place at 75 like I was ...
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How can I determine the temperature when my dog needs to wear a coat?

I have a short haired mutt who gets cold easily. How can I figure out the temperature when he needs a coat and when he doesn't need one?
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Can an American Bulldog tolerate Wisconsin temperatures?

My American Bulldog spends the night indoors (not heated) but then is outside for 12 hours every day. Will my dog be okay during winter? If not, what precautions should I take?
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How long can an aquarium remain without any filter and heating?

The filter and the heating of my aquarium do not work anymore. After trying to solve the problem, I've concluded that the only way to solve the problem is to buy a new filter and a new heating. Can my ...
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In what temperature ranges are Labrador-type dogs comfortable outside?

My wife and I would like to get a dog for our family, specifically, a Labrador-type dog, but we don't want to leave it inside for extended periods. It's not as bad as us both being gone 8AM - 5PM each ...
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How can I keep a rabbit cool?

As pointed out in the question What temperature ranges are appropriate for a pet rabbit? temperatures above 85 °F (29 °C) are hazardous to rabbits. How can I help my rabbit stay cool in warm ...
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How can I keep a rabbit warm?

I was thinking about my sister's rabbit today, who she keeps indoors. Her house doesn't always keep a stable temperature, as it is mostly wood-heated. It is getting warmer out, so I suspect there won'...
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What temperature ranges are appropriate for a pet rabbit?

I have seen rabbits on TV living everywhere from the arctic to the desert. Can I expect a pet rabbit to do well in the same range of temperatures as their wild cousins? If not what temperature ...
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