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This thread is dedicated to all animals of the reptilia and amphibia families. Topics include, but are not limited to: geckos, snakes of all kinds, frogs, salamanders, newts, turtles, tortoises, and much more. Before asking a question, do a search on the internet to see if it has been answered
Classifieds for finding breeders and products:
>kingsnake.com
>faunaclassifieds.com
>reptilescanada.com (Canadian breeders)
>caudata.org
Most forums will have a "for sale" section on them, so look for that, especially if you have a specific herp you want. Craigslist can also be a good source for cheap aquariums, and make sure to check for any reptile expos that occur in your area.

When asking a question, make sure to include these details:
>Type and size of animal
>Enclosure dimensions
>Humidity and temperature
>Type of substrate
>The decor you use
>How often you feed

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>>2969546
>most 'beginner' snakes don't give a fuck whether their mouse/rat is alive
Hell, most nonbeginner snakes couldn't give less of a shit either. The only ones that really give people any trouble are the ones that primarily eat other herps or eggs
>and it's also cheaper and safer to feed frozen/thawed
This. A thousand times this. Invest in a mini fridge if you're squeamish about storing near your food and just buy frozens. I've learned to buy in bulk and time my feeding schedule to make sure that I only have to actually go out and buy more maybe three or four times a year.
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>>2969716
>Hell, most nonbeginner snakes couldn't give less of a shit either. The only ones that really give people any trouble are the ones that primarily eat other herps or eggs

yeah i kinda conflated readiness to take F/T with very reliable feeding response there. Which I like for other reasons. With BPs, if they aren't eating it could just be because they don't feel like eating, OR it could be stressed or sick or temperatures aren't just right or humidity's bad. But it's normal for them to go off feeding for weeks or months, so you might think nothing of it. If my kingsnake or any of the boas ever turns down a meal, though, I'm gonna investigate and figure out why, because there's probably a good reason.

Unrelated - my desert kingsnake just shat and urated into his PVC pipe joint, so had him out while I cleaned it. As usual, the scamp didn't want to go back in, but I managed to get him to settle on top of the foam backdrop, which he fell off of when his tail was no longer supported by the rim of the tank. Then the goofy fuck sorts himself out, yawns, and stares at me like he expects a meal two days after eating a rat that was 15% of his body weight. Adorable little absolute unit is pushing 1/2 a kilo and is 3'8" at around 2 years old and still shedding every 4-5 weeks, with perfect body shape for the species.
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I want to keep a group of frogs or toads in a single enclosure. What are good options?
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>>2969963
Toads are easy and do fine in small groups as long as you have space. Just catch a few toadlets of whatever species is common is your area
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Is it bad I want to own multiple blue tongue skinks (mainly each different species/ subspecies)? They are too perfect.

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It just... it just blows my mind how accurate this image is. You literally can't dispute it.
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>>2969644
>S Tier
Birds
>A Tier
Dogs
>B Tier
Fish
>C Tier
Cat
...
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horse cock
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>S Tier
Rock
>A Tier
home spider, house centipede
>B Tier
wild life that will grace you with their presence in your garden
>C Tier
semi domesticated wildlife like pigeons, sporadic interaction (no feeding).
>D Tier
farm animals & bee keeping
>F Tier
aborted fetus
>Absolute Fucking Garbage Tier
all dogs, all cats, all animals kept in cage, aquarium and terrarium.
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>>2969783
based
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>>2968055
At least horses are really cute and might worth it.

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https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/canadian-wolves-are-being-airdropped-into-michigan-for-a-special-mission/

Thoughts /an/?
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>>2969820
Those are just the pre-invasion pathfinders. They'll find concentration of enemy prey animals and mark drop zones for the main forces that will drop in the next day.
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Why not pitbulls?
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>>2969807
Canadian wolves are too polite foe this job.
>so how aboot them moose eh?
>after you
>oh I'm not hungry
>I insist
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>>2970043
HAHA : ^ D this deserves MASIV upboat
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>>2970037
That comes later.

I need a very tall post. My cat will not scratch a post if it wobbles even slightly. He doesn't prefer cardboard, but definitely likes carpet. I wrapped sisal twine around a traffic cone, but he doesn't use it often. However, the thickness of the twine I used is much greater than what I see on commercial sisal posts so I might try sisal again. Do any other anons try crafting a post at home? Any luck with sisal? What commercial posts allow the "full stretch"?
General cat scratching post thread, I guess.
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>>2970053
If he likes carpet, why not a horizontal scratcher?

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You'd never believe what they turn into.
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>>2968232
Pussy
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>>2967293
This makes me so unbelievably mad....
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>>2966185
They are not cute because they already have dead eyes, the ones with no empathy. Seeing these in their puppy form convince me that not only should there be a pitbull ban, we need to implement pitbull final resolution!
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>>2967284
what the fuck discord losers are also doing gay ops here? That board is slow as fuck how can they be THAT pathetic hahahaha

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: >>2958212

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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>>2968366
>>2968381
Mine are hit and miss with everything, they like a few high end foods but dislike most of them, and they like about half of the flavors of Friskies/Fancy Feast and won't eat others.

I can't stand it desu, I've had a lot of cats in my time and none were ever picky
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>>2969826

This is all my cats eat.
I have tried very high end foods and all 3 will only agree on this. It isn't the worst food available but Purina still makes me cringe.

Ive never had cats this pickey either. My last cat ate whatever was sat infront of her.
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>>2969828
I used to have a cat that loved fish heads.
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It became a surprise to me that cat produce soo much poop and piss throughout a day.
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Why does my kot gets stinky when I start petting her?

China is using technology to create a clone-army of police dogs. Police dogs require many years of training and training is not always successful. China is working on creating clones of a specially selected genius police dog that will reduce training times by years.

The specially selected dog's clone is currently undergoing training and testing as part of the "Super-Dog" program. The experts expect the clones to also be award-winning geniuses like the original dog.


https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3002346/chinas-first-cloned-police-dog-reports-duty

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What are some /an/ approved careers? What is your current job? How did you get there? lets discuss
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I’m transferring from mechanical engineering to bio with the intention of eventually going to vet school. Is it a bad idea?
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I sell and order tropical and marine fish in a relatively large, indie fish shop.
>no I won't tell you where
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>>2969947
Yes, vet school is miserable and it doesn't pay off for 30 years. Go to tech school.
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>>2966188
I have worked at a zoo in Sweden
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>>2969947

>>2966254 Here. If you have any questions, ping them over, I've almost finished vet school.

Is it worth it? That really depends, honestly, I can't see myself doing anything else but I know veterinary isn't for everyone. Have you ever worked/ seen practice in a vets yet? If not, find some work experience. You're going to need it for your application to get into vet school, and it'll give you an insight into whether you'll actually enjoy life as a vet or not.

As this thread has already highlighted, it's not all cute puppies and roses- however in my eyes it is arguably one of the most satisfying careers out there.

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Dog General - Miniature Eskimo Edition

Old Thread: >>2954868

Dog food review site - https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com

Puppy guide - http://drsfostersmith.com/pic/article.cfm?articleid=1449

Discord link goes to /an/cord's dog hub:
https://discord.gg/3xGbBG2

>What should I feed my dog?
>What breed of dog should I get?
>How do I train my dog?
>Rate my dog!

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>>2969964
jelly
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>>2969978
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one month before i go overseas for the first time since getting my dogs and having never been alone with them, my dad lets them run out the front door today after i am adamant every day about closing door behind him so they don't run out and he says he will.

finna kill myself if they get hit by a car when im gone, dont even want to go anymore.
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my dog is fuckin ancient and looks like she has that idiopathic vestibular thing where she acts drunk all the time

read that she'll be okay and isnt about to die, but does anyone know if this puts the dog in pain at all? she's really old and i'd rather put her down than let her live her last few months in lots of pain.
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>>2970031

Have you had her formally diagnosed with idiopathic vestibular syndrome? Vestibular issues can either have central (i.e the hindbrain) or peripheral (i.e nervous/ aural) causes. Whilst there are certain diseases in both boats that aren't painful, there are others that are.

Honestly, a trip to the vets is where I'd go if you've not already come from there. If you have, I'd ring up your vet and ask what he/she thinks. None of us have physically looked at your dog- and idiopathic vestibular syndrome is a really wide umbrella term covering a multitude of conditions.

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I get some of these fellas in my home and I wanted to identify them.

Sorry for the quality of the pic. It is a small spider (around half an inch, probably a tad more), light brown and with a black abdomen with wite dots on it. Any ideas?
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>>2969887
Yeah, I doubt it.
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>>2969886
Yes, let me search the entire fucking world's diversity of spiders to id your blurry ass pic. Where the fuck are you
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>>2969886
Chilean brown recluse. how fast are they?
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>>2969886
holy shit how hard is it to take a decent picture it's not going to fucking fly away
it looks like it could be some kind of steatoda but the picture is a blurry mess and you didn't provide location so for all i know it could be a rare exotic mountain spider from fucking namibia yet to be discovered
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>>2969908
>>2969996

Sorry, guys. South America.

Emily, claimed
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>>2965625
>small head
>those hips
>that collarbone
Nah. And her hands aren't even that big, it's just that she's holding that bone and perspective, look at her left hand, it's quite small actually.
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>>2965617
David Attenborough
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>>2969747
Dude. This post made me shit my pants.
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>>2968373
lol

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Hand over the oats and no one gets hurrt edition
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>>2969903
You can't really go wrong naming horses after flowers.
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>>2969774
Well you call the best mare Asuka obviously
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>>2969903
They're normal though. It's culturally acceptable to name your horse "Cookie" or "Ruth". It's not culturally acceptable to name your horse Maki or Asu-

>>2969960
I literally wrote Asuka in the above post before reading this. Okay, nevermind. Some weeb names definitely work for horses.
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>Jazz for you foal

>you lived to experience the California butterfly swarm

what a memorable experience! Painted Ladies everywhere!
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>>2968268
>being bitter flyover
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>>2968268
I swear it was a different pic before
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>>2968315
la is nothing but gangbangers and superficial people

flyover is a cope for living in an expensive, polluted shithole
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>>2967397
>What a memorable experience!
No it isn't. These shits are annoying.
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>>2969834
t. Never been to LA

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The Plant General - Spring Blossoms Edition

Welcome to /plant/, the happy green place on this blue board, where growers, gardeners and horticulturists share their love for things that grow.
Newbies and amateurs are very welcome, and we’ll always try to answer your questions.

The trees are now starting to awaken, and many of them have already begun to put forth their sweet and fragrant blossoms.
In the bare and dim woods, the Blackthorn and the Willow herald the coming of Spring.
Or maybe where you are out walking, another tree celebrates the season with it’s blooms?

LINKS
>Royal Horticultural Society
https://www.rhs.org.uk/
>Dave's Gardening Tips
https://davesgarden.com/
>Cacti and Succulents

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Btw how we could share seeds/cuttings and remain anonymous? Would be great.
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>>2970032
You can't.
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>>2969897
What kind of paint did you use? The hand painted pot looks nice.
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>>2969897
Looks nice, but be warned, the paint will eventually flake off as the moisture from the pot forces it off.
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>>2970032
I imagine it varies from country to country. Where I live you can send packages directly to post offices, newsstands and certain pickup points and receive them after scanning a code you get in a text message. It technically still requires a name but i've never been asked for ID. Doesn't work with international mail.

That said, discordfags share plants just fine the regular way. I doubt anybody would go out of their way to fuck you over in any way. Trying to send stuff anonymously is just gonna make it more likely that your package will be held, checked and the plants damaged in the process.

>4am trying to sleep
>hear a oud as fuck noise from under my patio
>YWWORRRR MRROWWW HISSS MRROWWW
>Go outside to see cats fugging
>They hiss at me

Its bad enough I cant get laid why do the cat chads have to torture me like this
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>>2970010
Kill them if they’re bothering you that much
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>>2970010
Shoot em
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Throw a penis at them.


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