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We buy crickets regularly for two frogs, and we have purchased crickets from two local pet stores. Every batch of crickets we have purchased from one of the pet stores is noisy, chirping like crazy. Every batch of crickets we have purchased from the other pet store is essentially silent. As a result, we now only purchase crickets from the store with non-...


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The Physical Theory dB is the scientific symbol for Decibel [A] unit of measurement used to express the ratio of one value of a power or field quantity to another, on a logarithmic scale. And The decibel is commonly used in acoustics as a unit of sound pressure level. Well, that doesn't sound useful at first... but it helps us understand a few things. ...


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You have to clean your house, even if your cat gets a bit scared. Cats in general get over this in a short time. Putting your cat in the bathroom while you clean your room is not a problem, but you need to be sure he has a litterbox, food and water. If you get a cat tree, he will have a place to watch what is going on at the same time as he will feel safer ...


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So this question got me thinking a lot. I have tried several times to find a reliable research paper on the topic but no success yet. In my opinion there are a few layers to this question. Stress for the cat The way you describe it, there seems to be some stress for your cat when he hears the recorded meows. You describe the hasty eating and that he takes ...


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Cats wave their tails for many reasons. Other aspects of what it does with its tail and its general body posture can help inform what is the exact reason it's waving it. How intensely is it waving its tail? Is it rather slow and gentle? Or is it waving it hard enough to thump against things, and rather quickly? Is it mostly the tip of the tail that's ...


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I had these in every room in the house. My dog began slowly to show signs of discomfort, teeth chattering and started to jump with movements around her. It was getting worse. I took her to the vet to check her teeth and also a full check over. He found nothing. Then one evening it occurred to me it maybe the plugs so I turned them all off. It has been ...


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My dog is a very disobedient 3-month-old puppy. He howls at the Jeopardy song at a certain spot every time, while completely ignoring almost all other television sounds. I have not rewarded the behavior ever and, in fact, she did it spontaneously on her own the very first time she heard it, when I wasn't even in the room. She does it every time the final ...


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This is a form of manipulation. I can think of more cruel things. It doesn't sound to be causing harm to the cat especially in the case with the veterinary. At least no more harm than the harm of domesticating an animal (in case you consider that harmful or beneficial). Whether you feel comfortable doing so with your personal philosophy is another topic. I ...


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Disclaimer: Unfortunately, I could not find any scientific sources or studies on this, so my answer is purely speculative and not necessarily correct - merely an opinion. I also use these sounds to goad my cat sleep with me. I can see that he gets unsettled, as there are dangerous territorial cats around that he cannot see, but it usually takes five ten ...


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I have a non-ultrasonic humidifier, which I have used and never got even a curious glance at it from my cat. Recently, I purchased a new fancy ultrasonic one, which from the moment I turned it on, (making no discernably irritating noise to my human ears) attracted the curiosity of my cat such that I have never seen before! She spends a lot of time staring at ...


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Considering the lack of data on ultrasonic cat repellants, I doubt a google search will give you much information regarding ultrasonic humidifiers. Instead let's look at what we can find and try to be deductive. Here is an abstract (full article behind paywall) detailing the results of a study on one brand of cat repellants. The abstract shows an efficacy ...


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As you specifically asked for possible medications, a possible solution is to use alprazolam, aka. Xanax. There is a whole appendix dedicated to its use in cases like storm phobias in Karen Overall's book "Manual of Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Dogs and Cats". A (partial) quote of interest, from "Generalized Guidelines for Using Alprazolam for Noise ...


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Hoo boy, that's a fair-sized chapter in my copy of the Manual of Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Cats and Dogs... Having said that, there are both medicinal and non-medicinal options to trying to treat noise-based anxiety in dogs. Since I'm not a vet, I'm going to totally avoid medicinal options and mention some behavioral ones. Having said that, it would ...


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Yes, your dog can "sense" thunder. Simple science is behind this intelligence of picking up weather conditions by dogs. Dogs are capable of sensing the barometric pressure drop and any shift in static electric field. Change in air pressure and electricity are indications of adverse weather. As quoted by this article They can also sense the atmosphere'...


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Treats and slow introduction into areas where these noises occur. First practice the recall, always treat her when she comes to you when you call. Then take her somewhere where the noise she doesnt like is very far away, to the point where she might hear it but not feel threatened, then treat her. Slowly move closer to the noise and treat her as you do ...


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Chirping could mean many things, mourning for a friend, hungry, or just wants your companionship. He could even be communicating with birds outside


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I agree with the other answers that personal ethics and philosophy come into play here, but I would also like to point out your responsibility towards your cat. You took him in (hopefully) to give him a good life. To me, a good life means a life without any unnecessary stress. In the cases where you use it to get your cat to the vet, I can see some value to ...


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Usually you would start the process in, say, early summer. It’s a gradual desensitization, where you introduce one scary thing at a time, keep as much distance as necessary and decrease that distance very carefully and slowly. The goal is to never let her be really scared, pay attention to the little stress signs and body language. If she’s uncomfortable for ...


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If the cat waves the tip of its tail a few times but otherwise doesn't change its posture or tail position, that is a sign the cat has taken a mild interest in the sound but does not consider it a threat, probably in this case because it recognizes you're the one making it.


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Cats cannot hear anywhere near the frequencies used in ultrasonic humidifiers. However, the hissing sound from the water and water vapour being thrown in the air by the humidifier can be discomforting or annoying, especially if they aren't used to it. If you notice your cats stay away from it, or "attack" it, try getting one that is as quiet as possible.


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It's simple to reduce the singing of the crickets. You can either buy smaller or non-adult crickets, or turn a light fixture on them as if it were daylight. By the way, the males are the only ones who sing to get the females attention.


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The colder they are the less they chirp. I put my aquarium with 50+ crickets by the window at night and they are ten times more quiet.


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In are kitchen we have an electric fly killer to get rid of fly's. Recently our dog has being crying and acting as if he is scared. We tutned of all of any thing electrical like lights and flash lights but he seemed fine so turned back on everything and he went back to his bad behavior. Recently we were eating when when we heard are fly killer make a noise ...


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