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Rabbits make a variety of sounds. The following are the most significant. The loudest normal sound is non-vocal: foot stomps. Anyone who has seen Thumper in the Disney movie is familiar with this action. The bunny will stomp one of their powerful back legs. It conveys extreme displeasure or sends a warning of danger. I usually refer to it as bunny ...


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Diurnal by definition means of or during the day. Animals that are diurnal are active during the day. Though times of activity of an animal are in relevance to the animal, as in it is to its advantage, it can act against it when this animal is a pet. Pets are usually diurnal, which is generally great for them since mostly humans are also diurnal, so their ...


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For the most part rabbits are silent, but not entirely. We've had three pet rabbits and they did, from time to time, grunt. Most of the time it was when they got irritated by the cats, but also when they decided that they didn't like something we were doing (like stealing their plastic keys). At any rate, the grunting sound is a sign of displeasure and a ...


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As stated here, they don't change gender. Rabbits are one of those species whose gender is difficult to tell, especially in young animals, and therefore are regularly misidentified.


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No, snakes don't do any kind of measuring their prey before attacking like that. Typically they can see whether they can eat what they see. Similarly to how you don't have to bring out a tape measure to check whether something is bitesize. It's actually not unheard of that snakes try to eat something that's too big for them to swallow, or to mistake an ...


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No thanks to our friend, our cat rapidly chased a laser light in tight circles for one minute. The result when she stopped was that she looked dazed and wobbled when trying to walk and then fell over--Classic signs of dizziness. Following a brief second she belly crawled away until she regained balance, then hid for several minutes. Though unscientific, I'd ...


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These terms all fall under various sleep clocks that animals may follow. Sleep patterns for almost all species are monitored by the light given off the by the sun. If you've ever woken up early in the winter and noticed you get tired much earlier than you do when waking up the same time in the summer, you've experienced the sun's effects on daily life. Since ...


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There are a couple of growth periods for cats. The first takes about 4 months and takes them into the kitten stage. The second growth period of a kitten takes them from about 4 months to somewhere between 8 and 12 months to adult size depending on the size of the breed. Larger breeds will take longer to reach their adult size versus smaller breeds, but ...


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I'm not sure about what passive noises they make, but I do know when rabbits are really stressed/scared, they make a human-like screaming noise. They make the same noise to a lesser extent when fighting. It's more like a chirping/squealing noise if I remember correctly. It's been a while since I've heard rabbits fighting.


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Yes rabbits feel pain, I'm the anesthesiologist for our exotic pet surgeries and I can guarantee they feel pain. A part of monitoring their anesthetic depth you do a pain response by squeezing their toes, if they pull back/kick they are too light. During an ovariohysterectomy (spay) once we start tugging on those fallopian tubes and cervix their vitals can ...


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Cats can't literally "see in the dark", although they can see better in dim light than people can, because their pupils can expand to let more light in. So like us, they need some light, the more the better up to a point. (Glaring lights can make it as difficult to see as no light at all.) A cat's vision is different than ours in other ways. Their colour ...


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It could likely be a couple of things. First, it could be that they meant there are a few problem areas in the mouth, but forgot to give you specifics, using "points" as a synonym for "areas" or "issues". That seems a little strange, though, that they wouldn't tell you what the issues were. Did some brief research on rabbit teeth, though, and that brought ...


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Eyesight in corns, in common with that of many snakes, is considerably less acute than in humans. There are two primary aspects to this: The snake's eyes do not have lids like ours, so do not get cleaned other than when the snake sheds its skin (the shed skin will include eye caps). This means that they have to be hardier and less prone to damage from ...


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In general, snakes can open their mouths at about a 150 degree angle. That's pretty amazing when you consider 180 degrees is a straight line! The reason that snakes can open their mouths so wide is that their jawbone is connected by ligaments, rather than hooking into the skull like other animals. As you can see from the human jawbone below, the connecting ...


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Growth plates are "zones" of cartilage that exist at the end of our bones as we grow older. The cartilage is used up in order for the bones to grow. Note: This is a different type of cartilage than what's found in your nose, or what connects joints together. The growth plates "close" when the bones are fully formed. Really just meaning they've contributed ...


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Growth plates in dogs are the same thing they are in children, so the information below should answer your question. There are many more details at the link. http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_info/Growth_Plate_Injuries/default.asp What Is the Growth Plate? The growth plate, also known as the epiphyseal plate or physis, is the area of growing tissue ...


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I've no clue how can anyone claim they are a silent animal. I've had a rabbit at home for around 10 months, and while during the day it wasn't very noticeable, during night the constant sound of him scratching anything was definitely an issue. So, unless you plan to have the rabbit live where people can't hear him at night, you should definitely reconsider ...


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THE trick with understanding the tables and knowing what is available in a raw diet (from global nutrient tables is that many of the minerals in the aafco tables are expressed as mg/kg. While meat and offal nutrient tables are just expressed as mg, micro grams etc per 100g or food. "Minimum recommended daily amount of a tabled nutrient in mg/kg of DRY food ...


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In mammals, milk can be produced when young need milk regardless of pregnancy although it isn't common. In theory, a mom could lactate for as long as she liked as long as someone was nursing. Usually in cats the mother starts to discourage nursing, which then stops lactation, not the reverse.


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Dizziness is probably an artifact of how the nervous system processes input. As animals, we're adapted to pay attention mostly to changes in the environment, and to do that we tend to compensate for constant input... and it can take a while to readjust afterward. That's why we see after-images after staring fixedly at something for a while and then looking ...


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This is common to many dogs I've been with. This link http://m.petmd.com/dog/general-health/5-types-dog-eye-discharge-and-what-they-mean talks about several different kinds. I believe the one you're talking about is the dark brown/red crust (#3) Light colored dogs often develop a reddish brown discoloration to the fur below the inner corner of their ...


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I've had a multiple breed of dogs throughout my life, and most of them keep changing their colors with time. Your dog may or may not go back to the exact shade he was before, rather he may develop a new mix of colors. It is always surprising to see what new colors emerge on their fur from time to time.


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Sister went in heat the same time mamma did and although she mated she didn't get pregnant, this will cause the cat to enter a pseudopregnancy state, the cat will think it's pregnant and won't go into heat for another several months. Sister might have a hormonal(ovaries) problem/defect, I can't elaborate much on this, but one of my cats had ovaries with ...


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In humans, the mother will usually not begin to be fertile until the body fat ratio returns to a region where the new fetus can be amply supplied for growth. A breast feeding mother will usually remain comfortably below that threshold, so there is a general barring of a new child until the old is out and about. As mammals, mother cats probably have a ...


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Humans tend to keep themselves cleaner than dogs do. The difference in color is dirt buildup. Ask any girl who doesn't wipe off her mascara before she goes to bed what color her eye boogers are in the morning - black from the buildup! Of course dogs don't wear makeup, but they DO dig in the dirt, do their business outdoors, go for walks, stick their noses ...


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I have 3 pet bunnies. I have spent a lot of time watching them and have also done some reading. I have learned that rabbits depend on their sense of hearing and smell primarily. Their eyes are located on either side of their head, limiting their visual field, but rabbits have extremely keen hearing and move their ears accordingly in order to hear even better....


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