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Gatão is being friendly. When cats are friends, they will "hang out" by simply staying near each other. If one cat moves, the other is likely to follow. Only the most affectionate cats will actually cuddle with each other and groom each other as a sign of friendship. Otherwise, you can tell your cats are friends if you usually see them peacefully ...


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This is a summary of information originally given in comments. If a cat keeps panting after giving birth, the most probable reason is that she has milk fever (a lack of calcium in the body). This condition weakens the mother and can be lethal to her, but it also keeps her from nursing her kittens. If possible, please have your cat treated by a vet as soon as ...


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I think we do not know. I do believe dogs and cats can remember humans for a long time so they could remember other cats also for a long time. They may or may not understand that they are the mother of an adult cat; but just as some humans do not care for their own children, cats, lacking any cultural reason to prefer their own adult offspring, may not treat ...


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i dont really have an answer for you, but more of a shared experience. My cat is absolutely terrified of balloons. He likes to stay in the bathroom most of the time, but my daughter just had her second birthday and I blew up many balloons and made a balloon tower. he wasn't scared until he popped a balloon. after that, he literally ran for his life. I've ...


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Dominance signs in cats: cat wants to show how tall it is, starts to stretch the head up and wants to get above the opponent. Dominance in rabbits: rabbit wants to be groomed, wants to get UNDER the opponent. This is why rabbits and cats are this happy together :D each of them thinks "I am the dominant one" and wins the fight. So how you described ...


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In general, rabbits are prey animals to cats so your cat is doing regular cat behavior. The rabbit is afraid to fight back because the cat will have the upper hand in a fight. I would expect this as normal behaviour between prey animals and predators. But most of the time, cats that live indoors that do not learn to hunt will not attack other prey pets. Cats ...


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I used a small hand drill & some craft wire to hold it down. Doesn’t touch the water & kitty can’t rip it apart.


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In addition to StephenS's answer, you can improve your relationship with the cat via nonverbal communication. Every time you go into her safe room, you should do the "lazy cat blink" at her to tell her that you're friendly and don't want to fight. Never ever stare into her eyes or you destroy any chance at a peaceful life together. Looking at a ...


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Look at things from the cat’s perspective: she was taken from everything she knows and dropped in a confined space with two strange animals ten-plus times her size. She is scared out of her mind, just as you would be in that situation, and hissing is one of the ways a cat tries to intimidate other animals to leave it alone without risking a fight. Also, keep ...


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Cat food is formulated with all the vitamins and minerals a cat needs and with the assumption that the cat would only drink water in addition to eating the food. So if you want to make gravy yourself, you don't need to worry about adding any more nutrients. However, you must worry about not adding any harmful substances to the gravy. First and foremost those ...


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Please treat your cat. Two shots of insulin a day is pretty simple. Testing is also simple. Sure beats urine everywhere. Of course the kitty doesnt feel well. How would you feel if you were sick and had an untreated medical condition? Your husband sounds ignorant and to ignore the real issue here is horrible. Its like blaming someone for throwing up with a ...


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A trick (that worked in the past for me) is to take a long walk with the 2 problematic dogs. Each of you should take one dog and then you just start walking with the both of you in the middle, separating the dogs. They'll probably want to interact with each other right away, but at this stage you keep them strictly separated and just walk on. You shouldn't ...


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It sounds to me like the root cause is boredom. Bengals have a reputation for being very high energy cats. Furthermore, at 9 months old, I would expect him to still have kitten levels of energy. So already I can tell he almost certainly requires a lot more play than the average cat. But also his pattern of behavior, sleep, chase, attack, follows the ...


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This answer is part of Pet's Spring Cleaning Campaign. This question is old, but this answer will still help people with the same problem. It is possible for an animal to stop liking things they were okay with in short time, especially if they aren't feeling well. Animals think in simple categories like good (pleasant, tasty, comfortable) and bad (painful, ...


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Please note that I'm not a vet and can only speculate, but that sounds like a pulled muscle, maybe in the hips or spine area. The "one bad movement" type of thing that happens during physical activity when your muscles aren't warmed up. That would also explain why her condition improves so much in so little time.


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According to beautyofbirds.com/biting: In many cases (particularly in cases of poorly socialized or abused birds), it is self-defense. You should allow them to see your hand as friendly and not hostile, Because he/she probably was abused in his/her previous life. As mentioned above - the trick is to teach them that hands are something good -- only to be ...


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As it states on thesprucepets.com, your cat could be doing this because it is encouraged: When kittens scratch and bite, it's likely that they've been encouraged to do so at some point in the past. This is especially common if you or your children thought the behavior was cute when the kitten was very small." It also gives solutions of how to stop ...


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I can only agree with Nai54's answer. If your dog escapes your yard, it doesn't mean that the dog is bad, it means that the yard doesn't fulfill the dog's needs. A very easy way to entertain a dog is a puzzle feeder. Those come in various shapes and sizes and can also be crafted by you. Feeding a dog in a bowl is easy and boring, but feeding them in a puzzle ...


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Your dog needs mental and physical stimulation! The question should not be, "how can I physically trap and contain my dog?", rather, "why is my dog doing this, and how can it be corrected?". she chewed up just about every piece of paper in our house. We solved that by getting chew toys. No. Incorrect. By just buying chew toys, you haven'...


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I am composing this message because highest voted answer misses some very crucial parts. Similar questions are unfortunately abundant here, so I adapted another answer of mine. Panting in cats is a sign of extreme stress. Do not approach him if he is panting. Get some cat treats and occasionally offer him. Don't overuse this, because treats are harmful ...


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No isn't sound typical. Because your sweety (kitten) is growing elder. he wants to be a usual cat. this time he is making the decision he is continuing with you or going to be a wild cat. I guess that's all. I have a tip for you. This time to more take care of him, it will help him to make a decision easily to be with you. Give him a kiss to me.


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While shivering can be a symptom of fever, it’s not always present, so I wouldn’t consider shivering an important indicator. Many lists of fever symptoms in cats don’t include shivering. A far more telltale sign is an overall sluggishness and low responsiveness, lack of appetite and possibly dry/parched nose and mouth. If you know your cat, you won’t miss it,...


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he definitely seems to be trying to get our attention You're absolutely right about that, and he's succeeding, because: I have tried spraying him with a water bottle Unfortunately, by doing that, you're counterintuitively allowing your cat to win the struggle between the two of you. He wants you awake and paying attention to him, to reach the ends he's ...


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This answer is part of Pets Spring Cleaning Campaign. This question is old, but this answer will still help people with the same problem. Basically what the comments already suggest: Cats are creatures of habit. Whenever you want to change one of the factors connected to habits you need to do a slow transition, so your cat can get used to the new thing. ...


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At this point in time the chicks (if there ever were some in the eggs) are certainly dead. Duck eggs need to be kept in a very narrow range of temperature to develop and the incubation time is 21 - 31 days. This period is very stressful for the mother, because she has to constantly turn and shift the eggs around to keep them at the same temperature, but she ...


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In the most general terms, this is a sign of stress or frustration. Your dog is stressed by something, probably but not necessarily the playing children. Boxers were bred a working dogs for big game hunts, herding cattle, police and military service. Their character is described as "energetic", which translates to "they have a lot of energy ...


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Animals have different personalities. Some kittens may not be attracted to toys. Not playing with toys alone is not a symptom. Lethargy itself is an important symptom and a good reason for an early vet visit. However, if he follows you and if he shows a decent activity doing so, as long as he doesn't show any other symptoms, I would not worry about it. ...


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This is very normal in cats. The reason they might want to sit next to your feet, or just be near you while you're going to the bathroom, is an instinctive thing that cats all do. They usually do this to protect you, since going to the bathroom is a very vulnerable action. Do not worry if your cat doesn't do this, nothing is wrong with them, they just might ...


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It's possible they like the acoustics. If the area is minimally used and/or minimally furnished, their voices may bounce around in a way that's interesting or pleasing to them, so they head down there to make noise and listen to it. During some renovations where rooms were emptied out here, my cats would frequent the empty spaces and yowl while in them; the ...


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You have at least two factors working against you: First, the mother cat is driving away her offspring, that’s natural behavior (as cruel as it seems to humans who have a different perspective on family). If your home and it’s surroundings are “her” territory, he may be permitted to pass through, e.g. to feed, but depending on her personality she may not ...


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1: Honestly what I would do is grow potted plants for your cat. It would be a lot safer than letting your cat out, and a lot less risky, plus your cat may be after the plants. What I would do is research the plants in your area and try and plant them in your house and see how that works. 2: Get a play pin for your cat that has room for potted plants (If your ...


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Welcome to Pets.SEQ&A. They might be fighting for dominance as most birds will do this. In this case the dominance being who runs the nest box. The best chance would be to put them in separate cages and put the cages close enough for them to see each other but not close enough to injure each other. Then they might not fight each other. I would also put ...


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The problem here isn't that he isn't exercised enough, the problem is that he's too excited. Those are 2 different things. He could see a big dog before he had any walk this day (hasn't exercised) and still stay calm. And he could have the longest walk of his life, see a small dog and still get too excited despite being physically tired. Personally, I wouldn'...


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I speak from experience as I have a very playful Hound/Retriever. Usually if they jump and put their front paws on your lap and claw at you, it could be many things, they are trying to hold on, they want you to play with them, or they are worried about you if your still for too long. Usually its them saying "Its time for play". If you really think ...


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THIS IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY! According to https://www.greencrossvets.com.au/pet-library/articles-of-interest/why-is-my-cat-panting/, The only reasons why cats would be breathing through their mouth period would be because they are Hot, Stressed, or have an underlying disease.


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My dog does the same thing. He is also a rescue and lived the first 7 months of his life fending for himself in the middle of nowhere. I am wondering if it is their version of “playing dead” as I assume he had probably been approached by wild animals many times over that seven months. It almost seems like a defense mechanism because he will just go to dead ...


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He wants to play (or is hungry/thirsty)! This shows several signs that your dog desires to engage with you, such as: tail wagging physically engaging you by "pawing" occurs when you are not focused on him (instead, on your phone, sleeping, or swimming) When this happens, I encourage you to play with him, dogs - especially younger ones - need ...


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If your cat is ONLY shredding the paper, that is fine. Some cats seem to like the feeling of destroying things, and paper is easy to destroy. I would even take advantage of its desire to shred paper by providing it with things that it's allowed to shred, and encouraging it to shred those, such as cardboard scratchers. If your cat is busy shredding and ...


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I'm really sorry to hear that. Usually, we expect neutering to make a dog calmer and less aggressive. But unfortunately, several studies found that neutering increases territorial aggression (for example against strangers and delivery workers approaching or just passing by the home) and anxiety in dogs. This article has a summary of 2 studies; The number of ...


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