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Should I get the kitten which my friend wants to give separating from its mother?

It is hard to say how animals "miss" others, because we cannot really talk to them. But what struck me is the 6 weeks and 2 siblings already being gone! Even when the kittens are weaned, they are ...
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Kitten is suddenly paralyzed, refuses to eat and leaves

I am so sorry your lost your little friend. I know how bad that can hurt. Outdoor cats (and all animals) often live very harsh and short lives. There are a number of diseases such as FIP that can ...
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How to befriend 14 week old kitten?

I just had the same problems. This is totally normal, he misses his mother and probably his siblings, too. I also couldn't sleep well for a week because of the crying. Now, after 2 weeks, my kitten is ...
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Dog not eating homemade vegetarian food

Short answer: you don't. Reason 1: nutritional needs. Dogs, just like humans, need a varied diet including the right amount of protein, fiber, fat, minerals, vitamins and other nutritions. Dogs ...
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Why doesn't my kitten hunt like others?

Long ago, I had a kitten with similar behavior. I had gotten it particularly to catch mice. It just had no interest in chasing things. I even put the kitten in a large area with a live mouse and the ...
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Am I doing anything wrong with my kitten?

I’m really glad that you’ve stepped up to take care of this poor little thing but you must get her to a rescue center or an emergency vet asap. Newborn kittens can’t regulate their own body heat and ...
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How to make a kitten friendly with new kittens?

To cut my backstory short: we adopted two feral cats in April. They're incredibly shy. In October, we adopted another feral cat (we took him in from the street). The third cat is the most extraverted ...
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How can I save this baby bird?

Depending on your country call a vet or a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator. They will be able to tell you what to do and where to bring the animal. Taking care of a wild bird is not simple and needs ...
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How to tell if cat has abandoned her kids?

You say these kittens are in an "empty room in your house." How long have they been there? (How long have you been ignoring this room?) Is there a clear area where the mother can come and go ...
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Kitten hurt from bite/scratch developed swelling and bald spot on head. Has she got some disease?

You still need to get the cat to a vet to get this diagnosed and treated, but not only for your current problem, but to get the cat vaccinated and spayed/neutered. When you get a cat you take on the ...
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How do I make an untamed kitten friendly with humans?

Great that you try to make friends with this kitten. Most of the things you described are really good (One brief note: Don't feed a cat or kitten cow's milk, if you can't watch in which way it ...
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Why does my cat (kitten) run away from me all the time?

Because a month really isn't a very long time. The kitten is a little over a month old and from the sounds of it has been abandoned by its mother, it's really not surprising that it's a little wary. ...
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How to befriend 14 week old kitten?

You need to get him to play a little, so he forgets how scared he is. He cries because he misses his mother, so he needs you to help him feel safe. It does often take some time before a young cat is ...
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How can I warm up my budgies cage in winter?

You could use a gentle heat lamp (ensuring the actual heating elements, which can burn, can't be touched by animals), or use rubber hot water bags or heated socks full of rice (you can microwave these)...
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A pigeons' nest doesn't seem to have a "bed" for the chicks, should I add one to it?

You should leave the nest as it is. Looking at pictures of pigeon nests, it seems absolutely normal that they don't have a soft and fluffy "bed". As a general rule, you should not interfere ...
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Highly aggressive kittens

If the underlying cause of the behavior is a lack of food (due to it being denied), is there a practical way to resolve it with rather limited manpower? There are two ways to solve misbehavior: fix ...
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Can I get a young female cat to aim properly in the litter box?

I have a female cat, also from a shelter, who is a near perfect litterbox user in the sense that she never intentionally eliminates outside the box, but she has for her whole life exhibited the same ...
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Highly aggressive kittens

As an addition to Flater's answer: It is not practical for us to feed all of the cats separately. Feeding many animals from one bowl or in one tight spot creates stress because the weakest are ...
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Crating puppy first night

This depends on various factors which is probably why the advice is conflicting. Factor 1: Is your puppy comfortable being in the crate open/closed? Some puppies take easier to crate training than ...
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What makes a treat only suitable for a certain age range?

I've seen that before as well and couldn't find any significant reason that's directly obvious. The only one I could come up with are indeed the ingredients: A puppy needs a different relative amount ...
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Chorkie - Posy Op - Red Blister

Yes, you should let a vet have a look at the wound as soon as possible. It could be bacteria that grew inside the healing wound without you noticing until they started attacking the tissue now. There'...
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Puppy goes in tantrum when leaving for a walk

When we are leaving for a walk he starts crying and pulling and nothing can break his mental state. No treats, no amount of excitement to go away from the house or being calm and assertive and waiting ...
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Does anybody know what this lump on my bulldog could be?

If it's growing, you should get it checked by a vet. From the position in front of the hind legs, it could be one of his nipples that is swollen. That could either point to an infection or to the ...
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How can I save this baby bird?

He needs food mashed to semi-liquid mush and put in his mouth. A pet shop may have prepared food for infant parrots. A pigeon would need grains and corn, not vegetables. I once had a crow about that ...
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Do I really need 2 rats?

Yes you definitely need more than one, even more than two is best, they are very social and without another rat can become very depressed and ill. A human cannot be with them 24/7 and will never be ...
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Do I really need 2 rats?

Definitely need more than one. Even if you give her a lot of attention, you are not always with her when she is awake, you won't clean her fur like another rat would do. You won't run with her around ...
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Kitten is suddenly paralyzed, refuses to eat and leaves

It is impossible to know certainly but this could be Guillain-Barré Syndrome or some other auto-immune disease. It is unclear whether GBS is seen in cats, but autopsy results of two cats suffering ...
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Kitten is suddenly paralyzed, refuses to eat and leaves

I'm very sorry about what happened to your cat. You did everything you could, but it's hard to not know what happened. The rear leg paralysis sound similar to something that happened to my parents' ...
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Why doesn't my kitten hunt like others?

I taught my kitten how to hunt by balling up a piece of paper and fluttering it around in her face in an obnoxious manner until she'd bite and pounce at it in annoyance. After a while it turned into ...
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How to give first aid to treat open wound in kitten?

Flummox has a great answer and I encourage you to follow the advice there. If you are unable or unwilling to take the kitten to the vet, but are able to touch them occasionally. The best treatment is ...
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