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A few general observations from my experience: Kittens will usually adapt to entering a new household or having a new cat join them faster than older cats. Cats from multi-cat households will adapt to a new multi-cat household faster than cats who were the only cat in the household. In general, adding a cat to a single-cat household works better if the cat ...


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Karen Overall, in her book Manual of Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Dogs and Cats describes some general numbers: Until sexual maturity is the juvenile/puppy phase 6-9 months is sexual maturity and adolescence 12-18 months is the start of social maturity and ends at about 24 to 36 months where the dog is considered adult. 6-10 years marks entering into ...


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This is an excellent question, and an area of some controversy right now. I'll stick to the main non-controversial points here, and will offer some personal experience. I won't try to settle the controversies, but hope that these reflections are useful for helping you in using your best judgement. (1) Do not ever buy a baby parrot that is not weaned unless ...


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Build a ramp. After looking at your picture, I think it would be best to build it facing the side (right side of the picture) rather than lying over the steps. It could probably be a very simple design of a long board with legs on one side. Maybe you can even find a reasonably priced portable wheelchair ramp. As shown in this picture, the ramp doesn't have ...


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We kept large dogs (GSDs and Labs) for many years. All of them became arthritic in their old age, and getting in and out of vehicles could be a problem. Some of the dogs didn't mind being lifted in and out, but others found that to be painful, especially if you caught a hip joint awkwardly. The solution was simple enough: a ramp made out of a piece of ...


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It's very hit or miss with parrots regardless of age, as babies they are more likely to get along however once they become adults it still has a chance to turn sour. Some things to keep in mind when introducing new birds to the flock. Testing new birds for Chlamydia and PBFD, quarantine is a must until you get results. Have a separate cage for the new ...


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Thank you for taking care of this bird. An adult dove is about the same size as a pigeon. Compared to the newspaper's scale, the dove seems to be fully grown. Indeed, feeding a few fruits and vegetables can be beneficial for the animal. But the bird should only consume those types of foods occasionally as doves mostly eat dry food. Small dried fruits such ...


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A five years old cat is middle aged, so you should not see signs of advanced age in her yet, like the cat being less active or starting to sleep more. If your cat changes behavior, starts to hide more than normal, changes her eating/drinking habits, or changes the use of the litterbox, you need to take her to the vet to find the reason for it. The normal ...


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Dogs rely very much on their sense of smell and sound. Imagine for a moment that your dog has completely lost these faculties and can no longer comprehend who is approaching him. Maybe he is still learning to adjust to these losses? It’s perhaps also worth mentioning that dogs don’t “think” the same way humans do. I agree with some of the other comments......


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It is impossible to tell how old a kitten is just by looking at a photo. However, we can estimate, and I would agree that 3-5 months is likely the right range. The most reliable way to age kittens is to look at their teeth. All the baby teeth will be present by about 2 months. The baby teeth are smaller and sharper than the adult teeth. All the adult teeth ...


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Reptiles in general don't grow the same way mammals do. Every single one of them will grow at different rates depending on how much they eat, what they eat and their environment. If he grows slowly it doesn't necessarily mean he's unhealthy, you will often see sibling tortoises be completely different in size (one can be double the size of the other) . ...


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There's not really a set age to adopt a bearded dragon at, because like most reptiles they don't care for their young after they hatch. What you're going to want to consider is how much time you have to care for it, and your experience with reptiles. Juvenile bearded dragons need more care than adult bearded dragons, because they're more fragile being so ...


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It depends on the person who adopts a cat. From my experience: I've got 2 cats. The first one I got when she was 4 weeks. She was small and cute. Everyone likes kittens :). And I managed to educate her, breed her how I want. However, I didn't know whether I would be successful or not (as with children, we can never be sure no matter how hard we try). Some ...


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I'm unsure if age deltas make a big difference. I feel a young cat is more likely to accept another cat than an old cat (but am not sure on this), but the biggest factor is how the personalities an insecurities work with each other. I've had at most 4 cats at one time. The first two cats adjusted relatively easily I think because of their temperaments and ...


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I have integrated new cats with cats from all ages from a few years to 15 years. All went without serious incident. When adding a kitten to a really old cat there can be a bit of friction if the kitten does too much roughhousing, but this is fairly easily dealt with. If the difference is only a few years, then the older can probably handle kitten energy ...


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First, let's concentrate on the symptoms. You dog is looking away from you and sometimes shivering when you approach him. You interpret this behavior as fear, but there are other possible explanations. Cesar's Way list as possible reasons for shivering: Excitement Have you ever experienced a dog tremble or shiver in the middle of a game of fetch or while ...


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Color of whiskers isn't set in stone, nor is their transition. Some cats start black, other cats start white (one of our current cats has blakc whiskers at age 1, the others have white whiskers at age 1). I've had a cat who kept white whiskers to the day she died (age 21). There's likely no guaranteed answer here, only an average approximation.


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This bird has had a good life and has lived longer than expected. The normal lifespan for this type of bird is about 25 years; some longer like yours and some shorter. It can possibly keep going for another year or two but this is impossible to say for sure. One day you will find it dead in the cage and this will probably be unexpectedly hard for you. Here ...


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This is indeed a baby mouse (perhaps wood mouse/deer mouse), if you do not want to bring it to a wildlife rehab you can try to care for it yourself. Wikihow has an excellent guide to feeding and caring. This mouse looks to be 1.5 weeks old. Some important points: Mice ages 0-1 week need feedings 6-8 times a day; mice 1-2 weeks need feedings 5-6 times a day; ...


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OP here. This is going to be an answer to the comments. I've posted as a guest (haven't made an account yet). As a guest, i can't answer to the comments directly. Back to topic: Thanks for the answers. To my knowledge, the mother cat had 3 kittens. I can't be sure about the age of the kitten. I only have the date that was written in the sanitary book/...


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It's entirely normal for a turtle to float in water. They can adjust their buoyancy too. However, if your turtle is floating, but with its limbs and head hanging down, you should be concerned. As for the gender, one of the easier ways is examining the tail. Is it long or thick, or short and skinny? Males have longer and thicker tails than females. I would ...


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your cat is about 4 months old after what i can see but this is an estimate so it can be two weeks younger or older. i base this on body shape and on how developed the limbs are and the fact that the muscles are not yet fully developed. so you have a little teen cat in your house,remember to get it to the vet for a health check and to get it vaccsinated ...


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