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There's not a lot you can go behaviorally speaking that's going to give you any level of surety. The "teddy doorman" approach is likely to be highly hit-and-miss - she's afraid of the teddy not the outside, so may be inclined to try a quick dash past the fearsome teddy and end up precisely where you don't want her to be! Far better to physically prevent ...


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Caves for reptiles can be made of lots of materials and the ones you buy are often made of: Plastic, often molded into shape and covered by sand or other materials to give a nice surface. Styrofoam that is cut and shaped by hand and covered by spray glue and some surface material. Plastic resin and fibers (glass fiber or wood fiber), molded and cut/shaped ...


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We ended up buying a modular cat condo that includes stairs, given the idea from @lpytel They use it just at intended.


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At the shelter where I volunteer, we don't use ramps for older\overweight cats but we do give them "stairs" wherever possible. I put it in quotes because sometimes the stairs are a scratching post against a higher scratching post. We also have jungles that are built as stairs that they use to get to and from the ceiling. It seems to me that if a cat thinks ...


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First I think you are doing great with training and playing with your dog. The thing with puppies is that they are like little children, it takes time to teach them. For some it will be few days, for other few weeks. But with stuff like biting you can slowly reduce how often it occurs, and probably won't eliminate it full until all teeth are changed. All ...


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No, it's not worth the risk. Any aquarium needs to be watertight. With 100% certainty that is will hold said water for 20+ years. For that they use glass that will hold the pressure of the water without any problems. And use special kits to seal the edges. That way you can go to sleep without worries about "when will that fish tank break?" 20 liters is ...


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Ok, I will leave the filter- and space-questions to others (I am not too good at those when it comes to turtles), but pointers about the light and the sitting on the flowers: About the light: Turtles do absolutely require UVB-light for their organism to work properly. That means sunlight, or a dedicated basking-lamp. Any bigger pet-store should have them. ...


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Most liners for ponds are black or grey; this is mostly for UV protection to make the liner last longer in the sunlight. Pre-formed ponds are often black for the same reason, but they can be painted in any color you want. A black pond will give protection against some predatory birds, as they will have problems judging how deep the pond is (herons and other ...


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In my experience, it sounds quite normal. I've kept African clawed frogs, and sometimes they go on a swimming frenzy where they seemed to "claw" (with their hands) at the aquarium glass. Mine also had a habit of eating whatever would fit in their mouths and I even saw one swimming into things to try to force whatever was in his mouth to fit (it was a dried ...


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DIY hanging kind of cage A cage from egg-crate-grid is resting onto two bent pipes. The pipes are hooked onto the tank's edges. The pipes are secured with screws to not disconnect. The cage holds together with some zip ties, also the cage is fixed with some of them onto the pipes. (I did not get any egg-crate-grid in Germany; because of this I used some ...


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If he's out for a short period of time (a few hours max), you shouldn't worry about the temperature/humidity. As for the cats, I personally have never had one but it may be likely that it can't be changed/discouraged and is too dangerous to try.


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Turtles need to get dry once per day. They only take a sun bath at secure points. This means points, where they have the possibility to fall/drop into (almost deep) water to hide from predators. This is not the cause, if the sunspot is far from the water, so training therefor would be difficult until not possible. The sun place should warm up to ...


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First, you should trust your cat some more. You write: Just two days back, Bhutu had escaped to a part of roof which is slippery and has slope. A fall would have meant sure death and I had to risk my own life to safely bring her back. That was very dangerous for you, but a cat has claws so they don't slip as easily and can climb very good. When you fall ...


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Your husky is still a puppy. She will most likely grow out of some of these habits, such as the biting. She could be just teething. My puppy used to do that, too but eventually grew out of it as she got older. My best piece of advice would be to not expect her to grow out of these habits right away. As for the outdoors part, I suggest trying to take her ...


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