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>>3027934
Best ass in the animal kingdom
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>>3028108
they are really squishy, yet muscular
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>>3028185
I'm trying to think of a counter but I can't. You might be right. Horses won the genetic lottery in the ass department.
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>>3028194
Yes, and perfect temperature.
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Enough bullshit talk, everyone.
Let's rather talk about how they're able to build such speed while cornering on fucking sand

General thread for all content relating to birds, wild or pet. Feel free to ask questions, discuss, or blogpost about the birds in your life.

>clicker training, highly recommended.
https://hari.ca/avian-care/behavior-training/clicker-training-parrot-modify-behavior/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z-yiDIjn2s [Embed] [Open] [Embed] [Embed]
>bird chop, healthy bird food
https://www.thesprucepets.com/chop-concept-revolutionary-way-feed-birds-390189
>DIY bird cages
https://www.beautyofbirds.com/buildingacage.html
>Bird ID
https://www.allaboutbirds.org

oh yeah and some more info about serina : "Serina is an ongoing, chronological world-building exercise and speculative evolution project that explores the natural history of a fictional terraformed moon, two thirds the size of Earth and orbiting a large gas giant in the habitable zone of an alternate solar system, populated by only a handful of organisms including grasses, sunflowers, ants, crickets, guppies, and - most notably of all - a single land vertebrate: the domestic canary. Our journey to this strange world will take us from the very beginning and then progress steadily along though the eons as the world's newly introduced life adapts to and evolves to suit its strange, new and ever-changing environment.
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>>3027846
That shows nothing. Aren't their assholes supposed to touch what the fuck
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>>3028013
For most of thst video the cloaca were not touching. To make cloaca touch, male needs to put his tail down one side of the female and then twist his body so his cloaca slides near the female cloaca. Female can also help by twisting her body so thst her cloaca sways to the side the male is on.
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>>3027846
You fucking know why.

>>3028013
That's a failed mating. Too much wind.
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>>3028181
>You fucking know why.
No, I don't.

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Post your favourite less talked about birbs
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>>3028043
They're reddit tier. Not underrated.
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pls help
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Bittern
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>>3028272
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Youtube kept randomly recommending me videos of this bird for a while

https://youtu.be/occ1rC7jgc4
Why are boomers so BASED?
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>>3028082
>b-but cats d-do the same thing!
No one gives a shit. Don't fuck with my cat and you won't get shot.
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>>3028177
Keep your cat out of the street and it won't end up under my tires
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>shooting wildlife because it killed your invasive pest.

the absolute state of your toxoplasmosis brain
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Should have shot the cat before it could give his daughter a toxo injection
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>>3028177
The mentality of cat people.
Keep your pet where it belongs and I won't have a chance to fuck with it.

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>dog mom
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>Fur Baby
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>frog poster
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>>3028183
>muh dawg

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I killed a garter snake at work today. He was hiding in the plants where customers shop and I killed him with a shovel. My coworker told me later that he was harmless. The face that he made was chilling. I actually feel like I lost a piece of my soul today. I wish i could undo it
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>>3025601
>peps on this sub
And the problem is revealed
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>>3021734
You're more likely to get infected by being bit by a nail than a snake
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>>3021734
Just pick it up and move it though mate.
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>>3028267
>being bit by a nail
>bit by a nail
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>>3028271
Snail bites kinda hurt desu.

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what does /an/ think of capybaras?
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>>3028029
best bois
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>>3028034
Pic related. The coziest critter.
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>>3028029

meme animal, but they're alright.
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>>3028029
Boring although I wonder how good it tastes.

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A thread for discussing chickens. Post your birds in this thread, if you like.
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>>3027948
My hens went ahead and dug a hole under the coop fence the other day, little shits. Put bricks down to keep them contained.
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>>3027935
This is a picture from today. In the green circle is a small scab. I've checked them for mites in the middle of the night and found nothing, could getting pecked by the hen he's with be responsible for this? Neither of them show any signs of a mite infestation, and the hen's skin isn't this awful red color. In the red circles are just pine shavings. My camera is of pretty poor quality, so I just thought I would clarify what those where in advance if it was too ambiguous.

Still no bleeding or swelling anywhere. The red color has just been the same since I first noticed nearly two weeks ago. Fucking baffling and concerning.
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>>3028215
If it's not bothering him then I wouldn't worry about it. The scab is probably from pecking, they do that. It's not a problem unless the wound can't heal because it's getting picked at so much.

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So I want to get Doberman but I just realized that thanks to EU cropping ears and docking tails is banned in my country. Are there any real downsides to having natural ears or tails or is it all just memes to justify cropping and docking for cosmetic purposes?
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>>3028225
No. One involved trimming the ears of an animal and the other is ripping out nerve endings of a human baby because of a barbaric jewish tradition.
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Cropping equals bad taste. Only third worlders and niggers do that.
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this thread makes me think cropping a dogs ears is worth it just to make bitches like you people rage
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>>3028264
yeah that'll show em
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>>3028265
the amount of crying your doing ITT really proves that it's a good idea

I'd walk my cropped dog in your liberal fag city just to watch you seethe

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This is the Cat general. Discussion of domestic and wild felines belongs here.

Join the cat conversation at /an/cord's cat section.
https://discord.gg/3xGbBG2

Old thread: >>2994147

Food & Nutrition
>http://catinfo.org/docs/Feeding%20Your%20Cat%20-%204%20pages%2011-13.pdf
>http://consciouscat.net/2012/03/22/the-best-food-for-your-cat/

Outside Enrichment
>https://catiospaces.com/
>http://www.adventurecats.org/backcountry-basics/train-your-cat-to-walk-on-a-leash/
Behavioral problems

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>>3027761
>buy
Usually cardboard, old cloth and something like that for first aid protection of furniture can be found for free. This shouldn't be a longterm solution anyway but depending on how long he's away it might not even be worth the trouble of trying to change it while getting frustrated if the damage increases.

>So how should I react when he claws shit?
If he's doig it as marking/scratching use a consequent sharp and loud 'no!' followed by calmly putting him away from the wrong spot and next to something he is allowed to scratch (can be a big branch or piece of wood from outside). Put the scratch posts at prominent places in the room.
If you think he's doing it fo attention just completely ignore it (therefor the protective gear for furniture).
Also if he scratches the right thing, reward him with positive attention, talk like he just won a nobel prize, pet him and offer a minute playtime.

>>3027784
>is my cat just depressed?
Maybe. Mine did something similar once, she suddently hid under a bush near the house, did'nt want to leave and cried while we were away. And she didn't even have a problem the first week, hitting week two was somehow too much.
In our case it helped letting people move in except just visiting 3 times a day.
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>>3027269
You took him from his familiar home. He's stressed out. Play with him. Get an old shoe string and just flop it back and forth. It's not rocket surgery playing with cats.
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>>3028005
FUUUUCCCCKKKK
>>3028035
>>3028169
He's in the same apartment as always, the one where me and my brother live, but only I pay for. The only difference is that the other occupant is off chasing tail instead of looking for a job or god forbid, taking care of the pet he smuggled into college.
>>3028059
I'll check my recycling for some cardboard.
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>>3028011
He was truly the king of belly fluff.
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>>3023462
kot means cat in polish

What y’all know about Jules Jacot?
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>>3027976
This is why you domesticated far less animals than the huwhyte man, tyrone.
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>>3027976
>>3027984
He was Hispanic. Literally spoke to the cats in Spanish and say shit like “Andale!”
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>>3028037
*white Hispanic
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looks like an asshole
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>>3027976
We master nature to suit our needs, even you.

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is there any way to not deal with this disgusting cat shit anymore. every automated cleaning litter box I see I hear that its bull shit just breaks in a year doesn't work. I see these dumb litter boxes that you twist and turn over or just sifts through the shit with a metal cage. im guessing thats the way to go because the motor just breaks on half of them anyways and its about 200 bucks for a new one every year and some of them dont even last that long.

I want to try a cheap one for now but it still looks pretty shitty you have to turn it over manually by hand to sift out all the cat shit but still better than this scooping shit thats fucking disgusting.

any advice on this? I dont mind spending a little bit but I dont really want to spend 150 bucks to have something clean cat shit
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>>3028156
if farmers were reasonable they wouldn't be farmers.
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>>3028157
kek
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>>3028050
He didn't say "Get a dog," he said "Don't own a cat."
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>>3028151
What the fuck are you smoking? What do you think happens to the feces of wild animals?
>>3028157
Then what the fuck would we all eat nigga?

>Oh no, organic fertilizer on a hay meadow.
It's not going to run off any worse than any other fertilizer method, and if the farmer wants to get good effect from his fertilization (and he does, even literal shit isn't free) he's going to put down the manure when he can expect the weather to be dry enough to not wash his investment into the watershed. And if your local government has any care for water quality, they will have riparian barriers/setbacks in their land use rules to further reduce runoff pollution.
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>>3028248
>coffee on porch
>quiet spring morning
>watch dog walk all the way out to edge of property
>shits in neighbors field
>runs back all happy and energetic
Pretty comfy

What kind of toad is this, I spotted him outside my house which is strange cause I’m like a mile from a river or lake
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>>3028023
Not a toad.
>>3028026
Wrong. It's a leopard frog, and a big one at that. Leave 'er be.
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>>3028077
No leopard frog has eardrums that big and a tympanic membrane running along them. It's always the same shit with you retards trying to be smartasses in ID threads.
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>>3028023
Hoppity Green Recluse.
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*croaks loudly*
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>>3028023
Ribbit

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How can we capture a large amount of house sparrows in North America and release them back in Europe?
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>>3028078
>England
>Europe
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>>3028083
Well they also fuck up our shit over here, but I feel bad about culling them all, so I'd rather put them back where they belong in an ideal fantasy. Let's just release them all into Russia/Asia.
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>>3028090
Okay, for the sake of the individuals that makes sense. Those cheeky birds can live a happy life and people over here are happy to have them in their neighbourhood.
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>>3028085
Don't play geographically challenged just because of political issues.
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>>3028033
Why are sparrows so common in cities, though? There's like two dozen birds that are basically sparrows but differently coloured. Some of them aren't even that different. What makes the sparrow a better city-dweller than, say, a redstart?

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>family dog is 15
>only sleeps and eats
>cant pee in one place (walks in a circle while doing it because she can't steady her legs)
>cant climb any bed, couch, can't even walk up stairs or step off the sidewalk, even has a hard time stepping on couch cushions
>loses footing while walking on carpet often
>cant walk on tile or wood
>cant lay down or sit normally and has to bend her legs in weird ways
>doesnt want to go on walks anymore
>doesnt really like going outside at all so she mostly goes to the bathroom inside
>doesnt like playing with toys anymore
>has fallen off the couch twice
>have tried multiple different types of meds given to us by the vet but none of them have worked
>sisters still doesn't want to put him down and parents dont want to unless all of us agree to (3/5 of the kids do)
>almost want to say fuck it and take her in myself
What do? All 3 of my brothers realize she's fucking suffering and her quality of life is horrible. She's "healthy" otherwise but we feel like she's barely living. Should we really wait til her legs are fucked for good?
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>>3027834
Sounds like her quality of life is shit. If they're hesitant about putting her down, maybe bring up at-home euthanasia. She can die peacefully, surrounded by her family in a familiar place. It would be stupid to let the dog suffer more and wait for her to die on her own.
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>>3027834
As a person who has let 2 dogs go longer than they should have, don't do it. Let that fucker have a little decency and actually be able to walk into the vet for that last visit. You really, really don't want to see them not able to get up at all and peeing/pooping on themselves. I know it sounds kind of tone deaf, but set a date in the near future and stick to it.

F
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>>3027834
No.
Use the money you'd waste on keeping her alive a few more months and use it to give her the best last day(s) of her life if there's still something she enjoys. Maybe a walk outside in a handcart, the most delicious and unhealthy food or just hours and hours of cuddles.
Then let a vet make a home visit to put her to sleep in the home she knows and surrounded by the people she loves.
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>>3027834
Last month I had to put my 18 year old dog to sleep, she had the same problems you mentioned. Blind in one eye, mostly deaf, and she could hardly move her back legs, and would occasionally fall over, pee herself and then not being able to get back up. The only reason we didn't put her down sooner was because she was such a fighter, and never let any of her problems get to her.

Sidenote: Those fuckers at the vet accidentally group burnt her and discarded her ashes even though we had wanted them preserved and given to us.
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>>3027834
Absolutely heartbreaking, but I think it's time to let her go. I had to let mine go 3 months ago almost to the day...she was a good dog but I know first hand about keeping dogs alive longer than it is comfortable for them to be.

Just give her a good send-off, yeah?


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