Questions tagged [weather]

Refers to weather conditions (incl. thunder, lightning, rain, snow, etc.) which may affect a pet's behavior or environment.

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Are simulated thunderstorms beneficial for a saltwater aquarium?

Recently, I ran into a larger saltwater aquarium with a lighting system that includes simulated lightning storms. At seemingly random times, the lighting system would simulate a lightning storm using ...
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When does a dog need to wear a jacket or sweater?

I live in the northeast United States, and the weather can become fairly cold here in the winter. Jackets and sweaters for dogs seem to be popular around here, but are they necessary? I can ...
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Should my cat love having his fur pulled out?

My cat loves deep scratching. Over time, I discovered he loves getting his fur lightly pulled out. It started with his nose, which seemed reasonable enough because it's hard to groom there, but now ...
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Chickens in the rain

We’ve left our five-month-old-ish chickens outside in the rain. They don’t appear to want to go back to the shelter of the coop, and they aren’t huddling under trees, or anything, just rooting around ...
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How to keep my Persian Cat Cool?

Recently the weather in my city has gone extremely hot and humid and that has started to concern me. I have a Triple Coat Persian Cat and he is most definitely not enjoying the summer. He usually ...
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Comfortable place for rabbits in the snow

I have two rabbits in my garden. This will be their first winter in this garden, the rabbits had two winters in our last garden. The last garden had a lot of bushes and plants to hide in and find a ...
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Will a Norwegian skogkatt (forest cat) feel good in Sydney?

I'd like to have a skogkatt but am concerned that it would feel uncomfortably hot in Australia, with all of its thick fur. So the question is: will a weggie be able to adapt to hot and humid climate?
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Helping outdoor dogs in extreme heat waves

We are in the middle of our worst bush fires in recorded history, fueled by the fact we're in the second year of drought and are having record highs. The other day topped at 43 degrees Celsius and we'...
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Moving dog from warm to cold climate

We recently adopted a rescue dog from Houston and we live in Colorado. He's never experienced a cold winter and for sure not one like Colorado gets. Given that adopted him so close to winter will his ...
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Damp weather and kitty litter

So for the last 2 weeks, it's been extremely damp weather here with a relative humidity of about 90%. There are also 2 other things which are happening since the last 2 weeks. Kitty litter is ...
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Will keeping a WaterBath help prevent Overheating during summer in Cockatiels?

Maybe overheating was a word too strong to describe what is happening with my cockatiel. She seems to stick her tongue in and out in constant, rapid motion in order to dissipate heat into the air. I'm ...
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How cold is it acceptable for a Shetland Sheepdog to stay in for 2 to 4 hours?

We have a Shetland Sheepdog that we keep indoors. When we leave the house, we put him out, or put him in his crate. Suppose it is 10 °F (-12 °C) and not wet. Is this a safe temperature for several ...