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Neon tetras will school together irrespective to the order of introduction. The new fishes may hide and not eat for the first few days, but eventually even you wont be able to differentiate them. While not necessary, try to get same sized fishes as the existing ones. Acclimate them properly. Turn the lights off after releasing them into you tank. My Neons ...


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In my experience, neons will school at all times. It doesn't matter if they came from the same batch or not. When it comes to neons, the more, the better. Even tetras of different breeds (as long as they physically look similar) will school together if there aren't enough of the same breed.


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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. She doesn't want to be alone. If the only thing she reacts positively to is your meowing, you should do it. You goal should be to get her used to you, your ...


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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 him getting lost (a microchip will help if he is found by someone else) or killed by bigger predators (foxes, eagles, coyotes etc.) and vehicles. If you decide ...


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I would wait at least a week or two after moving an established tank to add new fish, and ideally closer to a month. Moving the tank does a few things to disturb its normal equilibrium, so it's just safer to wait until things have settled back down. It's really important to monitor your water quality after the move. For one, in a lot of cases you're doing a ...


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Honestly, I think you did fine. I think it's just because tetras, especially neon tetras, are sensitive to changes in water parameters, and your water was too different than the store's for them to handle. Something to keep in mind too,is that angelfish are in the cichlid family, so can be pretty aggressive at times. Generally I'll see them act out when ...


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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 solution that can be applied for that long. Every cat establishes her own territory, even if it's just the side arm of a sofa. You should not lock your other cats ...


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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 hide during the day and come out to eat at night when people sleep. It can often take a month before the cat comes out of hiding during the day; it is ...


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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 much more used to me and doesn't cry like before. Today I woke up terrorized because I slept too well and though she escaped somehow! Turns out she found a new ...


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To answer my own question then: I added three new tetras, identical in colouring to the original three tetras. The additions were smaller than the existing ones. Within two days, all three of the new additions were dead. I am not sure which of the other community fish (guppies, albino catfish, angel fish) were the main culprits. I did see the original ...


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Biggest concern is introducing a disease to your tank. Especially if you have a decent size group of them make absolutely sure the new ones aren't showing signs of ich or other diseases if you cannot quarantine them.


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I would say that taking them to a groomer to have their wings clipped would be the best solution. That way, if they get startled by a loud noise, they will be least likely to try to fly into a wall, or worse. Clipping a bird's wings is a common method for keeping birds from flying around until they're used to their new home, making them fully dependent on ...


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Something to note about the nitrogen cycle in aquariums is that the bacteria doesn't live in the water column. The bacteria mostly live in the filter media. As long as filter media stays wet, the bacteria will survive short periods without any nitrogen source. There should be no reason for the aquarium to cycle when you move it, just remove the fish, empty ...


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I did this when some of my neons died, I would recommend adding a few of the new ones as they can stay together until they familiarise themselves with the surroundings, in my personal experience after a month they were all schooled together no problem. I would suggest getting the same species of tetra.


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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 well accustomed to your presence through normal interactions like feeding it and cleaning its habitat. It's just a matter of time. If you get more happiness ...


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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 essentially a "puppy thing". One of our dogs - a Siberian Husky - always has been overexcited when he saw other people or dogs. He'd be unstoppable, trying to go after ...


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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 do this while you are sitting and are relaxed. Play is a good way to make her forget how scared she is. The fact that you have an adult cat in your house will ...


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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-conditioned environment for your cat all the time, I would strongly recommend against it. Second, it's very chancy you get the temperament you want in the kitten ...


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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 comfortable in a new house. Try to pet him a little when he comes out of hiding, but do not follow him as this can make him scared of you. After some time you ...


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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 forest cat. Hiking and camping will often be problematic for any cat, I have often taken walks in the forest with my cats and they do overheat quite fast even if ...


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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 properly ...but he would allow blankets if it was well below zero only during the coldest part of the day ...or night ...so we always followed his orders and my ...


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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 place where I got him from. This was 5 km away from where I live. I had him indoors for two more weeks and then he understood where his home was. There were no ...


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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 at it. Here's the process: Place the instrument on the ground or on a floor cushion with a few high value treats in a trail leading to it. I recommend treats ...


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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 that's strong enough that you can count on it in an emergency situation. Bring a soft-sided dog crate with you into your tent, and ensure the dog sleeps there. ...


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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 distance from shore and put the cat in the water. He stuck out for the shoreline. Someone was there with a towel to wipe him off. He didn't seem to mind, but I ...


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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 do so, letting the turtle out for sunlight is a good thing, but isn't really needed, the turtle could survive well in the cage without the needed sunlight but it ...


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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 come back? I want to test that theory with their wings clipped see if they would return.


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When I lived in Washington State, I had a small farm. I brought home about 7 or 8 guinea fowl. They were added to the farm because of their insect eating habits, for organic pest control. This was probably 20 years ago now, so the memories have faded a bit. I had free roaming Chicken's & Muscovy Ducks, everyone went it to the pens at night, if they ...


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