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Fish excrete hormones in their waste. In a confined space like an aquarium, these hormones build up and act as growth inhibitors, this is basically an evolutionary mechanism, to prevent fish from dying if they end up in a water system that is cutoff from continuous fresh water. The larger the fish, the more space and continuously replenished clean water they ...


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In general, cats stop growing when they are one year old; this means your cat will not get longer or taller, and the growth stop is gradual, not a sudden stop. In this article on pets.thenest.com you could find more information about growth of cats. A cat will continue to develop for another year until it looks like an adult cat, but the changes are relative ...


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For all breeds of dog, there are two main stages of puppy growth. The first is the rapid part where the main part of your puppy's skeleton develops. During this time, his bones grow and lengthen – a process made possible by the growth plates at the ends of long limb bones. This is from birth to around 4-5 months old. The second phase is slower, where ...


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15kg at 3 months and looking at your photos this seems fine for a male Husky. Male Huskies will typically grow to 20-27kg (45-60 pounds). At around 12 weeks/3 months they will be half of their adult weight. If you are concerned that the Husky is a bit chubby, the telltale sign is that their waist is wider than their chest (when looking down from above). You ...


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Hooray for British Shorthairs! I've got two of them, a brother and sister pair, since they were 5 months old. Like yours, they were neutered at 6 months old, and they're 3.5 years old now. On recommendation of the breeder, we always fed them BARF-food - fresh meat frozen into a sausage-like shape, which we had to thaw before feeding it to them (BARF stands ...


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The surest indication of a pup's eventual size is the size of his same sex parent, if he is purebred. It's a big guess if he is a mix. I can say definitively that paw size is not always an indicator of the finished size of the dog. I have one purebred German shepherd with huge feet, twice as big as the next dog (also purebred German shepherd), and the ...


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It is not the dog that needs the training, it is the dogs family. Some of the things you mention like being on furniture are personal choice, it would be inappropriate for you as guest to dictate on this. Other things like biting and growling, can only be addressed through long term behavior modification. You can't change it during a visit. The family ...


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Here is what I've been able to find about this turtle: A male red-eared slider reaches sexual maturity when his shell is approximately 4 inches long. Depending on nutrition, that's between the ages of 2 and 5 years. A female's upper shell must reach 6 to 7 inches in length before she's sexually mature, which occurs between the ages of 5 and 7 years. (...


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Unfortunately due to the fact that it's a mixed breed it is difficult to assess if she is at her healthy weight without physically seeing the pet. We have a few clients who have Bernadoodles (Bernese Mountain Dog Crossed with Poodle), they were both bred with miniature poodles and have both came out to be 90-100lbs fully grown. You should be able to: Feel ...


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Not to worry--young magpies leave the nest before they are fully independent. (This is a survival mechanism. The longer they stay in a single place, the more likely that a predator will find them in that place.) Parents continue to feed the babies for several weeks after fledging. Your baby magpie will start eating on its own when it is ready. Be sure to ...


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From WHY DO RABBITS' TEETH NEVER STOP GROWING?: A rabbit's teeth grow 3-5 inches annually. From the below quotes we can see that a rabbit's teeth grow very fast. The extensive chewing and gnawing that rabbits regularly engage in balances the perpetual tooth growth. If a rabbit’s teeth were not open-rooted, they would wear down very quickly, ...


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I raised a crow under similar circumstances; fed him mostly earth worms. In hindsight, he should have had a more balanced diet. I suggest commercial food for hand raised parrots and worms. We had his cage outside. When he was about full size we had the door open during the day. He figured out flying by himself, no problem. In winter, he was often loose in ...


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Because they die before they reach full size. Either from being poisoned by their own waste, or from complications due to their organs growing while their bodies are stunted. It's like saying that a puppy grows to the size of the shoebox it's kept in. Keep a puppy in a shoebox, and it isn't going to reach maturity.


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