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This is unfortunate, but nothing to worry about. Of course the new surroundings and new people scare him at first. If the cat was taken from his own family (his parents or siblings), he might be calling for them. If he was taken from another human, he might be calling for them. He's basically trying to find his former home and family by calling them. ...


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First of all, get lots of cat furniture. Cats normally like perching up high, so if you give it places it can go to be higher off the ground, it will probably gravitate to them. You can make them even more enticing by placing them by windows or in rooms you spend a lot of time in. You can also place comfy beds on higher surfaces to encourage it to sleep ...


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Most important lessons -- outside of litterbox, which luckily comes naturally to most cats with just a bit of encouragement -- are practical ones. 1) Some surfaces are Not For Kitty. Food prep and serving surfaces are off limits in my house. One of the bookshelves likewise because it usually isn't stable enough. The cats learned this, after being told "NO! ...


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New cats require patience. Especially a year-old cat - at this age they will have recently bonded quite strongly with whomever their previous owners were so they will need time to adjust and to warm up to you as their new "person". It takes more time and work than with a younger cat. Take time to just sit quietly in the room near them - cats can ...


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You mention you not being able to crawl, but are you able to just sit or lie on the floor, maybe propped up by a pillow? One way to convince a cat you're not a threat is to be in its space and then ignore it. The cat will eventually get bored and come out to investigate. However, the lower you are and the smaller you look, the less threatening you seem and ...


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Being taken from her family is a scary situation, even if you offer your kitten lots of hiding spaces. As Trond Hansen correctly stated, her meowing is her call for mommy or anyone of her old family. She doesn't want to be alone. If the only thing she reacts positively to is your meowing, you should do it. You goal should be to get her used to you, your ...


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It sounds to me like your cats mostly get along, and some of this is your worrying the situation is far worse than it actually is. Here's my read on some of their interactions: The cats cuddle and groom each other, though you only see them do it "a little." This is a very good sign that your cats actually do get along. For many if not most cats, ...


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NO It is not much known from the wildlife of this kind of hamster. They are called winter white, because this kind has the whole year the color of the wild animals winter fur. In the wild there were very rare observations of pairs, and colonies only for the winter's time, to warm each other. In conclusion, they can live peacefully together for some time (one ...


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Could anyone recommend a breed? Breed doesn't always tell you everything you need to know about a dog, but it can give you a helpful understanding of the general needs and some characteristics that are to be expected. Without more information on what you're looking for, I can't recommend a breed, but I can give you some insights on how you can choose one by ...


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I can understand your fear, but dogs should not be chained at all. Where I live it's even illegal to keep a dog on a chain because it's considered animal cruelty. Dogs cannot understand that you want to protect them by keeping them on a chain. They also cannot understand why they cannot move to a certain place if there's no wall or obstacle in front of them. ...


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Young feral cats will not have had the interaction with people that kittens born in a household will have; the older the feral cats are, the harder it will be to socialize them. A feral cat will often hide during the day and come out to eat at night when people sleep. It can often take a month before the cat comes out of hiding during the day; it is ...


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Patience. Gifts / treats. Try to free some time so spend with the cat. Just sit / lay somewhere, with the cat around. It is important that she understands you do not have intentions to hurt her. Talking to her would help. Having handy some of her favorite treats will definitely help. Keep the treats in your hand, let the cat build the courage to come and ...


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This is a difficult question. You are 14 and do not have parental approval to bring a pet into your home. A rescue or shelter is not option in your area. The little bugs are probably fleas, you can learn about flea control at A stray dog has fleas. Any way to help remove them? & How can I get rid of fleas without dangerous chemicals? some of the more ...


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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 much more used to me and doesn't cry like before. Today I woke up terrorized because I slept too well and though she escaped somehow! Turns out she found a new ...


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1. Get a water test and update your question with the readings of pH-ammonia-nitrite-nitrate. 2. Stop feeding your fish to get the bioload down. 3. Keep changing water 20% each day (use dechlorinator to treat the water) 4. Add aquarium salt to limit the damage of nitrite. You need to read this article at fishlore.com; even after you add nitrifying bacteria, ...


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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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As I understand your question you wonder when the cat will start to interact with you, please correct me if I am wrong. After a cat comes to a new place it will take some time before it feels safe, and the fact that there have been an other cat in the house will make it take a longer time before the new cat feel at home. You will need to be patient the new ...


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I read through your previous post, and it sounds like the cats are making headway in their potential friendship. A soft paw hit is nothing to worry about. That may even be a sign of play, since they're both pretty young! To answer your question: locking a cat up for "bad behavior" is generally not recommended, because cats will respond negatively ...


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Having done rescue work for Mastiffs for a number of years I firmly believe that the answer is yes. BUT, it takes a ton of patience and a lot of time. It isn't an easy or quick road at all. Our worse case was food aggressive on top of abuse and neglect and it took about 3 years before she came out of her shell and started trusting people, other dogs and was ...


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To get the kitten out of hiding, try to get her to play. A fishing rod toy is the best because you can have some distance to the cat so it does not get scared. When you start playing with her try to do this while you are sitting and are relaxed. Play is a good way to make her forget how scared she is. The fact that you have an adult cat in your house will ...


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Kittens in a new home will be scared of all the new smells, sounds and sights and it's expected that they will hide for a while, especially after the trauma of being taken from their mother. The more familiar (and therefore comforting) things they have, and the smaller the space they have to explore, the faster they will adjust. A sibling in particular is ...


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You should reduce the stress to a minimum, and that means reducing the sensual input. Being caught in a place with the intense scent of another cat will probably stress the new cat because she "invaded" the territory of another cat (against her will) and cannot escape. Put a clean towel into the pet carrier that is easy to wash if your new cat has ...


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he got upset and lashed out when we tried to get hands on him to get him the carrier This a mistake that so many people make even with well-balanced cats. They make the carrier into "the scary box that you get manhandled into to go to unpleasant experiences". Because you are obviously very caring and are willing to spend time rehabilitating this ...


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Firstly, I have to emphasise how noble it is for you to take home such a cat. There are a few questions on this site on how someone might regain the trust of a cat after they abuse the cat. Your situation is not very different. The cat is probably abused, either by other cats or by people and you need to regain his trust to humanity. In my opinion, your wife,...


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Could anyone recommend a breed? No. Because the breed does not define the character of the dog. It's true that certain breeds have certain characteristics. For example Border Collies or Australian Shepherds are in general extremely high energy breeds that are completely unsuited for a first time dog owner. Traditional hunting breeds, like Terriers and ...


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First see, why does puppy bite? There are a couple of reasons that puppies may chomp. The most well-known one is that they're interested, and this is another approach to investigate their reality. They're additionally prone to bite things in the event that they're getting teeth as a method of calming the inconvenience. They may likewise nip energetically at ...


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First of all, get some help with disassembling the cabinet, as it is dangerous for cats to go without food and water for more than a day, and it gets progressively more dangerous as time goes. If the cat does not start eating within a very short time after getting her out, you need to take her to a vet immediately. It is always a good idea to take a new ...


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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 comfortable in a new house. Try to pet him a little when he comes out of hiding, but do not follow him as this can make him scared of you. After some time you ...


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I assume you mean the weird color of the torso of the guppy. It looks so weird because it's actually transparent and you can see the organs and the spine inside the body. Here's an example of 2 completely healthy guppies: image source: Phys.org The lower fish is completely transparent. You can see the spine and the silver and brown things in the stomach are ...


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Yes, that should be enough space. It is recommended to have at least 2903 cm2 (450 in2) of floor space for one hamster. Having more than one dwarf hamster will require a little bit more space than 2903 cm2. If your tank is 96 x 47 cm, then that is 4512 cm2 (699 in2) of floor space, which is plenty for a few dwarf hamsters. Note: this answer is solely about ...


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