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Integrating a kitten - meowing back

Being taken from her family is a scary situation, even if you offer your kitten lots of hiding spaces. As Trond Hansen correctly stated, her meowing is her call for mommy or anyone of her old family. ...
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How long should I keep a well-adjusted cat in?

Cats should be kept indoors or have an outdoor cat pen to keep him and the wildlife safe. Cats are making many species of birds, lizards and some turtles go extinct. You will also have the risk of ...
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How to befriend 14 week old kitten?

I just had the same problems. This is totally normal, he misses his mother and probably his siblings, too. I also couldn't sleep well for a week because of the crying. Now, after 2 weeks, my kitten is ...
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Introducing a third cat into a two cat household

First of all, you must be aware that the introduction period might be just one or two weeks, but it might also drag along for much longer, depending on the personalities of your cats. So you need a ...
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How long will it take feral kittens (5 and 8 months old) to adjust to their new home?

Young feral cats will not have had the interaction with people that kittens born in a household will have; the older the feral cats are, the harder it will be to socialize them. A feral cat will often ...
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How to befriend 14 week old kitten?

You need to get him to play a little, so he forgets how scared he is. He cries because he misses his mother, so he needs you to help him feel safe. It does often take some time before a young cat is ...
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Is it advisable to "tame" a turtle?

It all depends on what you want to get from your pet turtle. If you get happiness just from providing it with a happy habitat and seeing it go about it's day amicably, then your turtle should become ...
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How to make puppy comfortable with strangers without befriending them?

Is there anything wrong getting to know your neighbors? As for strangers, don't worry too much. The whole "come on, let's play!" excitement will become far less noticeable over time. It's ...
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Integrating a kitten - meowing back

To get the kitten out of hiding, try to get her to play. A fishing rod toy is the best because you can have some distance to the cat so it does not get scared. When you start playing with her try to ...
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Will a Norwegian skogkatt (forest cat) feel good in Sydney?

Please do not get a skogkatt in Australia. As trond hansen points out, those cats are not adapted to warm climates. Worse, they are adapted to cold climates. So unless you are able to provide an air-...
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Will a Norwegian skogkatt (forest cat) feel good in Sydney?

If the cat is an indoor cat and having air conditioning it will be ok, but if the cat is outdoors it will be too hot even in the shade; even here in Norway the summer heat is at the limit for the ...
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Does rugging horses interfere with the grow of the winter coat?

My father was a thoroughbred horse trainer he always taught me to let your horse be natural no blanket because they must get used to the cold and a blanket will cause the horses coat not to grow in ...
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How should I acclimate a puppy to the playing of a musical instrument

I had a similar situation with industrial equipment that creates both noise and vibrations. I tried using rawhide bones, but that did not distract my pup from the equipment, and she howled and lunged ...
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How can I train my puppy to ignore wildlife at night while camping?

Your question can't really be answered canonically, but there are a few things you might do: Train respect for barriers like crates, baby gates, and especially tent fabric. Train a reliable recall ...
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How long should I keep a well-adjusted cat in?

Two years ago I got a feral cat. He was at least ten years old. I kept him indoors for one month, but the day I let him out he escaped, and it took nine days before I got him back. He went back to the ...
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Kayaking Cat Conundrum

You certainly do love your cat. In requires to swimming. Cat can swim. If tipped over in your boat, she (he?) will immediately head for shore. When I was 12, we took our cat out in a rowboat a good ...
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How long will it take for a turtle to get used to a new aquarium?

The turtle should of already settled in, I think the problem is that you move the turtle around a lot more then needed, the turtle should be able to eat in its cage and shouldn't have to be moved to ...
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How can I make my guinea fowls get used to my house?

Well I have two grown fowls. All I had to do was clip some feathers out of their wings so they won't fly,but I don't know how long it will take for the wings to grow back, will that run away and not ...
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