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Is it ok to adopt a kitten if you have a murderous cat?
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First, step back and read up on best ages for kittens to leave their mother. (The best age to adopt a kitten is around 10 weeks.) At 3 weeks of age a kitten is completely helpless and will need help ...

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Is it safe to keep bonobos as pet?
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Bonobos are NOT pets! And please, for you and the bonobo, do not try to keep one as pet. There are at least four reasons for this: Bonobos are not safe. The circumstances of bonobo capture and sale. ...

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Pulling my cat back to bed
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Stop trying to force your cat to go to bed. Cats sleep a lot more than us humans do. According to Wikipedia up to 20 hours a day. And they sleep differently as well in that they are prey animals in ...

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What can go wrong if people carry 1 week old kittens a lot?
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Well, you have a cat that trusts you, and that is good. And your cat knows the difference between people, so you have that covert. Before: When you start handling tiny kittens, do wash your hands ...

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Neighbor's cat coming back for kitten
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The main reason the mother comes back for her kitten is that the kitten is not weaned. That is, it is not finished with drinking her mother's milk and is not ready to handle the bigger world. If that ...

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Are crows good pets?
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Probably not Good pet might not be the word for it. While very smart, crows need a lot of space, probably more then you can provide. And smart means they need mental stimulation. Think flying border ...

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Kittens not getting along
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Your kittens will get along, very likely. Kittens this young will get along together. They just need to get to know the other. What you want to do is try and make their interactions with each other ...

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Husky puppy if I have cats: Yes or no?
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While there might be an argument made for yes, I go with a strong NO, don't do it if you love your cat! According to multiple websites it is not a good idea to have a dog with a high prey drive and ...

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Cat exposed to sewer waste, does it need antibiotic?
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No, do not use unnecessary antibiotics! Unless your cat is ill - then you should go to your vet with it - then take the steps to cure. Do NOT use antibiotics as a precautionary measure in pets, or ...

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How/why is non-stick cookware fatal to birds
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By googling "PTFE toxicity to birds" you will get a good number of hits. There seems to be a consensus about the lethality. As in, get those PTFE coated pans out of your house if you love ...

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Cat - how much time do anti-heat injections take to start having an effect?
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Note, this is not a direct answer to your question, but will address the yowling. If you have a male cat and do not intent to breed with it, please neuter him. Pro's and cons of neutering. And I ...

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Help. A common goldfish living in 3 gallon tank
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You are trying to do well by the goldfish. But 3 gallons is still very small for a fish. Your best steps now would be to get more information about fishes and aquaria. While the bigger the aquarium ...

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My cat tried to tuck me in bed. What does it mean?
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The behaviour is called Kneading. There could be multiple reason for it, but I'll go with Bedding Down: The wild ancestors of domestic cats liked to lay down on soft, comfortable surfaces to either ...

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Should I worry about a kitten who is the result of inbreeding?
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Inbreeding Inbreeding can be a problem, but in this case it probably isn't because it's only one time. (that you know of) And non-breed cats have overall less health problems. Breeders use ...

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Skittish, hissing kitten
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You have a long road ahead of you with this cat. Your kitten has been traumatized and did not learn to trust humans in the very important first 3 months. That takes a lot of patience to change. The ...

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Moving with pets: boxer, kitten and betta fish (1330 mile trip)
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Good luck on that trip! If you are sure you want to take them with you, do so. It is a long trip and a bit of a hassle to move pets over these kind of distances. If you decide not to take them with ...

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Do cats prefer transparent or opaque litter boxes?
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My first guess would be opaque. But that is wrong, according to this article. Cat's like to be able to see around when doing their toilet thing: Enclosed litter boxes may be perfect for people, but ...

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Male approaching female frequently!
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Welcome to having cats! Great that you are willing give your cat the best live you can think of! Wild Cats Now, cats in the wild are solitary when adults. That usually means they do quite well when ...

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Dog does not respect me, like or trust me now
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If I understand you correctly, you think you can take better care of your dog than you have up to this point. I would like to suggest to you to find a dog obedience class and or dog trainer. That are ...

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Are there breeds of cats that are more social than others?
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Yes and no. All cats that are in a recognized breed, are among others, selected for sociability. Also known as, do they get along well, or very well, with their humans. Other cats (strays) have a ...

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What breed of cat is this?
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Domestic Shorthair Tabby Thanks to @Stig Tore. But that says very little if any thing about your cat. Other than that it's a cat: domesticated from wild cats with a certain pattern to their fur. Now,...

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Plant for cat to eat that she won't vomit?
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Chlorophytum for one. There are more, way more. But this one is quite safe, or as safe as green stuff is going to be for carnivores. And then there is "cat grass". That seems to be a combination of ...

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Goldfishes died first night
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Welcome on Pets! First of, please research what goldfish need for an habitat before you buy the next ones. Wikipedia is good starting point. Please note that common goldfish can grow larger then 16 ...

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Is it safe for my cat to carry/jump around with heavy toys in her mouth?
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Yes, it's safe. The prey cats feed on can be up to their own weight, or so says Wikipedia. While dragging might go slow with heavy weights, they can do it. Same with jumping.

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Will a Norwegian skogkatt (forest cat) feel good in Sydney?
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Please do not get a skogkatt in Australia. As trond hansen points out, those cats are not adapted to warm climates. Worse, they are adapted to cold climates. So unless you are able to provide an air-...

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Is there a safe dose of vitamin D to give a cat?
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NO. Do not feed your cat human food. Period. Your cat probably thinks that a lot of things are tasty, more so if you eat it. Don't let her. It will kill her. A lot of things we humans can eat without ...

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Changing cat food necessary if no better results in coat?
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I have no better health advice than your vet has. But, if my cat was healthy otherwise, I would not change cat food for a really expensive food. Now, depending on where you live the quality of the cat ...

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Can spider habitat be repurposed to be used as an aquarium?
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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 ...

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Is my tank overstocked with Goldfish?
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Probably overstocked. This article keeps to 1 inch of fish per gallon. That sounds about the advice I tend to hear while I live (1cm of fish per litre). But as the article says, there a many a thing ...

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How can I train a cat to walk/hike with me on my shoulder?
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Yes you can. But the hard part is not the cat sitting on your shoulder. First you need your kitten to be perfectly comfy sitting on your shoulder / backpack. You can do this indoors, where it does ...

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