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What effect do loud drums have on cats' hearing?

I have two 15-year-old black cats. They're the most timid little things ever. My brother plays his acoustic drum set at least once a week, and the loudness is incredible no matter where I go in the ...
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My cat has a wormy eye discharge

I have 2 cats in my house, both Ragdolls, age 6-7 months each. The older one of the two has recurring eye discharge which you can see in the images: https://imgur.com/a/NjC5CTF . Video: https://...
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Caterpillar has stopped eating - what can be done?

I need some help with my caterpillar. I have two young caterpillars which hatched a while ago and I have one big one that doesn’t want to eat. He/she stopped eating 5-6 days ago which I know because I ...
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Can cancer/growth surgery on fish be successful?

This is a general question, on if cancer surgery on fish can be an effective treatment. An answer on the related question Tilapia - Growth on neck suggests that all cancer surgery on fish will be ...
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What could cause muscle spasms in a litter of piglets?

While feeding a mother and her newborn litter of piglets this morning, I noticed that most of the piglets seemed to have persistent muscle spasms, specifically on their backends. They were pretty much ...
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Do dogs 'sigh out of contentment'?

Over the years, I have noticed with all of my dogs that after I have given some sweet talk and ear scratches, they will give out a long sigh. I am hoping this is out of contentment. Is there any basis ...
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Indian Tortoise all puffy

We have two baby tortoise (twins - from the same egg). Recently we went on holiday for Christmas and left both Elmo and Leon at a pet boarding (which had good reviews). When we came back yesterday ...
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New cat being bullied ruthlessly by older cats; hides all day and never leaves bedroom

We recently added a new cat to our three-cat (now four) household. Our oldest cat is wonderful and gets along with everyone, cat and human alike. The problem is between our newest, youngest cat (the &...
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When should I take over from an injured mother cat who is not taking enough care of her kittens?

We have a cat which had 4 kittens very recently (they are approximately 2 weeks old). Yesterday, she seemed apathetic and worried. We took her immediately to the vet, who informed us she probably got ...
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Will scarring effect my horse's placement in a showing class?

My horse is now almost 3. (a week away) This year we were supposed to start showing in-hand (UK) However, when she was first introduced to our lower herd in November/December she unfortunately caught ...
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Dark Hairless Spot On Skin

While brushing our 5 year old Schnauzer-Poodle we found a bald spot. We have not noticed him trying to lick or rub this spot. It is completely flat, and looks like this: Any ideas on what this could ...
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Immaculately clean litter box versus leaving a tiny amount: any rigid science?

I have read several questions here regarding cats and toilet-training as well as the ASPCA and others. I have found that most agree that a cat who is making mistakes in this area should have the box ...
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Devastated and Lost Due to My Cat Not Wanting to Eat

Hi all fellow pet lovers, I am trying to find some courage on here. I have a 1.5 years male cat. Found him outside and decided to take him in and we formed a great bond. He acts more like a dog. Last ...
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Non-lethal rodent deterrents that are safe and tolerable for cats

We are currently facing an issue with rodents, most likely mice or rats, having taken up residency in our flat roof. The space itself is inaccessible for us or our cats, so they can't take care of ...
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What is this white foamy structure in my aquarium?

My aquarium (180 l) is inhabited by two Mikrogeophagus ramirezi, several Corydoras julii and some uninvited ranshorn snails. Today three of these structures appeared. They are white, around 1 cm wide ...
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Cat fang poking hole in lip

I have a 1.5 year old Maine Coon cat. One of the cat's upper fangs appears to be poking a hole in its lower lip. Only the right side lip has a hole in it; the left side has a small bump instead of a ...
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Cat behavior change: less playful indoors after became more active outdoors and ignoring the other cat

I adopted Korian 2 years ago. He was said to be indoors by the shelter place. However I noticed he seemed always curious about the outside at times begging me to open the door for him. I decided to ...
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Should I use a harness with a house line?

I am soon going to get a Shih Tzu 8 week old puppy. Many places have mentioned that at a young age these small breeds have very fragile necks. They don't recommend using collars for their leashes and ...
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What is the cleanest way I can pick up all of my dog's poop on grass?

This is somewhat of both a Lifehacks and a Pets question. My question is also short - but I think it's pretty self-explanatory. When my dog poops on grass (such as on my lawn or a park) I find it ...
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Potbelly pig's front legs pull to chest and she screams in pain

Maggie is an 8 year old, 150 lbs (68 kg) potbelly pig. She is often unable to walk. She goes to move forward, but then her front legs go tight against her chest and she sits up, screaming. She looks ...
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Building a Termite Farm

So me and my friend have decided to make a termite farm and with me and him both being in high school, we don't really know the best materials for it. We have looked it up and have only found a small ...
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Is my cat having trouble waking, seizures, or something else?

Almost exactly a month ago, my cat Dylan (female, 5 years) was sleeping on a chair when she fell out of it, scrambled about with her belly low to the floor and her pupils widely dilated, head turning ...
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White patch and spot on my goldfish?

One of my goldfish, which I've had for 3 months, suddenly got a white patch on the top and a white spot on its left side (the yellow-black one in the picture). I just noticed it today, but I'm sure it ...
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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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Suddenly lethargic Antenna/ Suckermouth catfish

I've got a 31,7 gallon tank in which about 35 fishes live. For cleaner fishes it is: 2 Antenna catfish (black and brown) and since almost 4 weeks now also 5 armored catfish (others are all non ...
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How do I stop my blind kitten from biting/clawing living things?

I’ve trained many cats and kittens, but I recently adopted a new challenge, that’s proved to be, well, a bit of a challenge. I’ve adopted two kittens, brothers, and one is a special needs cat: he is ...
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Female rat suddenly having vaginal discharge

Clover is almost a year old now and she randomly gained weight and feels heavier, she also is getting a lot of mucus over her “lady parts”. I just recently adopted a male rat from a coworker so I don’...
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How can I encourage curiosity in an old bird?

A year ago, I adopted a conure that had lived with her previous owners for 19 years, her whole life. They apparently did not put much effort into hand taming her, as she shies away from most attempts ...
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My (older) dog is driving my roomate/neighbors crazy

So I have a little poodle mix named Jaxon, he's about 14 years old and weighs about 8 pounds. I've had him since he was about 2 and a half. He's always been a very laid back dog, likes to be around ...
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Is this eye gunk on my Leopard Geckos eye a concern?

My leopard gecko has some type of gunk on the inner corner of his eye. His eyelid isn't shut. We used to have the ground up walnut shell bedding but just recently changed it to the felt pad bedding. I'...
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My cockatiel gave birth to 4 babe in first cycle, need to take care of it, please educate me?

I had a pair, and they hatched 4 chicks in first clutch What would I need to know about care of the chicks?
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Bearded dragon sick or gravid?

I have had my bearded dragon for almost a year, and I got her when she was a baby. She has always been very nice and never seemed agitated toward anyone. About a week ago I thought she had infertile ...
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How does chaff compare to hay?

How does chaff compare to hay in terms of nutrition and fibre? For example, does lucerne chaff contain the same protein levels as lucerne hay?
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Aggressive bearded dragon help?

My bearded dragon is being aggressive, anything that comes in or near his tank he tries to attack. If I vacuum near his tank he tries to go after it, when I plug up anything in the socket, if I stick ...
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Effect of KH on Neocaridina shrimp

It is my understanding that, in the aquarium, KH (carbonate hardness) raises the pH slightly, but primarily acts as a "buffer", preventing large pH swings. For Neocaridina shrimp (I keep ...
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Is my home temp endangering hermit crabs

I have 3 hermit crabs (5 months). Two of my crabs buried themselves 1 month ago and there is no dead smell. Our home is kept 69 degrees day and 67 night. How do I know my crabs are not dying a slow ...
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What causes a Norman's lampeye to lose the ability to move it's tail fin?

I have an aquarium with eight Norman's lampeyes (unfortunately 5 male, 3 female) and some other fish. Last Sunday I discovered that one of the Norman's lampeyes wasn't doing so well. She was nearly ...
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How to get rid of fish oil stink on a dog?

I gave my dog a cap of fish oil and now he reeks of fish. I don't even have to go anywhere near his mouth to smell it. I can smell it from the end of the leash and while I sit on the couch and him on ...
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What percentage of pet identification chips (i.e. Avid) are reassigned by new owners?

This comes from a discussion on the question What information should we leave for a cat sitter/cattery? The chip company has a record of who the "pet owner" contact is, this can be updated when the ...
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Concerned about allergies: can I give my chinchilla rabbit foods or treats?

I have read that pine shavings are generally considered safe for animals, but not as safe for chinchillas. This link says that aspen also isn't good for some chinchillas - "Spruce is an another ...
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What is a rabbit's field of vision, range and visual acuity?

I have a pet house rabbit, rabbit eyes are pretty much on the side of their head. They also have great big ears. What can a rabbit really see? How well can they see? Can they see 360 degrees?
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What should the ideal salt content of a brine shrimp grow-out tank be?

I am raising brine shrimp in a grow out tank and I normally use 1.018 specific gravity of salt in the hatchery. I have read online that the the ideal specific gravity can range from 1.018 to 1.045. ...
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How can I protect my tortoise from ant attacks?

I've been getting prepared before attaining a new tortoise, and I thought I'd have everything figured out and set up before I get it. A while ago when I was cleaning my turtle's pool I left it to ...
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Why is my pair of budgies fighting in a nest box?

I have a male and female budgie. The female budgie has 5 eggs in her nest box and sits the whole day in it. Along with her, the male budgie also stays in the nest box with her. Sometimes, they act as ...
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I have a Russian Tortoise. Should I let him hibernate from fall till spring without feeding him? Or should I wake him up?

I have an estimated 15 year old Russian tortoise who I've had for 5 years. I typically leave his lights off throughout fall. This year he's gone through winter, too. Should I be doing this or is it ...
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How do I heat and/or build multiple snake enclosures?

I am starting to get setup for snake breeding (balls) and I am lost on the process of multi enclosures. It is hard to find information about getting started with them and best practices/equipment to ...
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How do I get my baby blue tongue skinks to get used to being held?

When ever I try to pick them up they tend to run away. They have never hissed or bitten me, but I would like to be able to hold them.
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Wild bunny - is she nursing or sick?

In my backyard, there’s this wild bunny that has been sitting in the exact spot for 3 days now. I go out, she’s just sitting down looking at me. I’ve even gotten as close as 5 feet (150 cm) from her ...
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How do I help a dog with a swollen paw

Our elderly terrier has a swollen back foot - one of his pads seems to be the issue and he has trouble walking. We've been keeping it clean and dry and trying to help him on rougher ground where ...
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Help - How can I help rescue this young stray kitten?

So there's this young stray kitten (can run and eat solid food) that got stuck outside our window on the 3rd floor of an apartment building. We helped bring her down and brought her inside the house (...

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