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which breed(s) of cats and dogs have the best and worst chance of survival in the wild (with no human interference)
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>ruin breeds with inbreeding because no one understands genetics
>understand genetics
>keep breeds ruined to maintain genetics
>snake cats
This is truly an interesting future to look forward to
don't ferrets already exist
i'd imagine white cats would do very well in the snowy and arctic climates

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

Join the cat conversation at /an/cord's cat section.

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Food & Nutrition

Outside Enrichment
Behavioral problems

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is it okay to rename a cat i adopt
Yes, in all cases except very senior or special needs cats, imo.
Routine is going to be important (time of day they get fed, when you're home, etc as much as you can). They'll get used to you in the process.
Yeah, especially if they have a retarded name. Just don't take a good name and turn it into a retarded one.

My cat's name was Arturo which was dumb, I changed it to Arthur which is noble and respectable.
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>tfw return home from work in the morning and cats are either at the door waiting for me, or hear me open the door from my room and run to greet me

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Everyone is welcome to post about birds here. Lots of birds. Any birds at all.
>clicker training, highly recommended.
>bird chop, healthy bird food
>DIY bird cages
>Bird ID
>Official Discord
>Old Thread
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I need some help, guys. I have two budgies (both male). I got the first one a year and a half ago and I got the second one 7 months ago; both were still very young when I got them (black eyes and rose ceres). The first one wasn't hand raised but I was able to tame him easily, he's pretty sweet and loves to play with me.

The second budgie also wasn't hand raised and I've been having an impossible time taming him. The first time I got him I left him alone in a different cage till he got used to his surroundings. After that I started to slowly approach him and softly talk to him just touching the cage without him getting scared. I later would give him food with my hand from the outside his cage (which he would eat). After that I felt like he was comfortable enough that I could try to make him perch on my finger (I was wrong). When ever I tried to make him perch on my finger he would get away even if I had food. I never chased him if he ran away, I would just back away.

He gets along pretty well with my first budgie. Both can fly and they spend most of the day playing outside (the second one always follows the first one). The second budgie seems to kind of tolerate me unless I try to make him perch on my finger he just flies away and I obviously don't chase him. Recently however something interesting happened. Since the second budgie always follows my first budgie and my first budgie always likes to get on my shoulder (or hand). The second budgie actually felt comfortable enough to follow him to me. I freaked out when that happened (not visibly of course). I didn't want to scare him, I just stood still and talked to him softly. I was happy because I assumed that meant he trusted me now. But he still doesn't let me pick him up. He runs away from me and only flies to me if my first budgie does it first. I'm not sure what to do anymore so I wrote this long ass post to ask you guys for some advice.
Anyone got the webm where a shiny black bird is switching between covering its face behind each wing?
Does someone have experience with extremely aggressive budgies? I'm fucking desperate guys.

I've got 3 budgies, a male that I handraised myself and two females, one that should be tamed and an handicapped one. The first female is the problem.

She's extremely aggressive and territorial, so much so that she's severely obese due to her constantly trying to stop the others from eating (she gets plenty of time outside, at least 4 hours a day, but that never helped her shed even a fucking gram).
She has attacked and made the other two budgies bleed several times, forcing me to isolate her, but the moment I "jail" her she goes berserk and tries to destroy everything (her cage is always a mess of shredded paper and toys).
On top of that, she's not even tamed. She gets on my finger by herself only when she knows that it's her time to return to the cage (or when there's food around), but other than that she couldn't give less of a shit about me.

It's been years now that I've tried to keep her, but that fatass has only brought problems. I don't know what to do, I feel bad thinking about giving her away, but she's a fucking hellspawn
What does he want? My new cockatiel (48 hours) started flying again nervously around the cage and doing this loud screech or a beep. I dont know is he happy or not. Before this he has been just quietly standing still
He came down to me when I was holding a treat (flew like 6inches from my arm) and then just looked at me. Is it a good thing?

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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 want to undertake phd studies in biology
That sounds horrible. Hope you found a job more suitable for you.
A unionized butcher? What's your affilliate/local?
I work on a fishing vessel, thats an /an/ career, right?
I'm into photography but it's humans that pay the pills

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Who do you think the best race horse is?
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what did they mean by this
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Do not question Golshi
This horse looks like it has autism
It's just bored. Worked horses do strange things in their off time. Conversely, horses that aren't worked are perfectly fine to lounge about in fields (provided they had good access to a run-in to escape the elements should they need to).

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would these two breeds create viable offspring?
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>implying humans are monogamous apes
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Sort yourself out, bucko.
They should. Though I remember reading if one of the parents isn't a dwarf rabbit, there's a chance the offspring won't carry the dwarf gene. I'm probably getting that wrong, but they should be able to bump ugly's just fine.
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I wish you'd see the irony.

>And this is my sons room, uhmm, hes quite the reptile connoisseur.
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Very few snake species resist F/T and its usually due to the fact their normal diets are mainly non mammalian like eggs/inverts/birds/fish
And even then most of those can be swapped over with relative ease
>Chickens have more intellectual capacity than mice, or even rats.

Eh, mice are so stupid they will drown themselves in a bowl of water, but rats are really really smart.
I own over 30 different exotic snakes (Savu Pythons, Black Heads, Retics, Indigo Snake) and they all take frozen thawed every time.
to add to this, the only times I have ever fed live in my many years of snake keeping is with newly hatched snakes who will take live pinkies for the first month, and even then its very incidental. There is only 1 adult snake I have kept in my decade of herp keeping that wouldn't take a single f/t rodent and It was a checkered garter snake that I ended up feeding feeder fish to
They are also supposed to be out in the wild

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Dog General - Miniature Eskimo Edition

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>The American Eskimo Dog is a breed of companion dog, originating in Germany. The American Eskimo is a member of the Spitz family. The breed's progenitors were German Spitz, but due to anti-German sentiment during the First World War, it was renamed "American Eskimo Dog". Although modern American Eskimos have been exported as German Spitz Gross (or Mittel, depending on the dog's height), the breeds have diverged and the standards are significantly different. In addition to serving as a watchdog and companion, the American Eskimo Dog also achieved a high degree of popularity in the United States in the 1930s and 1940s as a circus performer.

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:

>What should I feed my dog?
>What breed of dog should I get?

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I'm buying a teacup pomeranian when I get the money
I forgot only NEETs come to 4chan.
Namecalling is just sad, man.
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>have a male chihue/rat mix
>3 years old
>had for 3 months
>sweet as ever, never barked or bit at me
>him and cat got along well ASAP
>completely fine around any woman
>freaks the FUCK out if i invite any 20-30 year old guy
>wants to bite their face off, never acted like this before even to bigger dogs
>try having friend give treats, give pets, and play with them w/ toys
>still upset after an hour of this

what do? do i punish him? or let him get over it?


Where do you stand with Pitbulls? Is it really an owner thing or are they naturally dangerous?
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>innocent children
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Holy shit, Kek!

Welcome to /rocks/.
Here we talk about anything related to rocks, fossils, minerals, or crystals. Feel free to post about rocks you like or whatever you have in your collection or your recent outing to a museum or a mineral show or auction.
You could also try having a mystery rock be identified by other anons if you want.
Any other geology questions welcome.

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Important links
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I love looking for stone. I always grab something from an area I hike, something that looks somehow interesting and is most likely from the area I am. I've gotten some incredibly interesting stuff, I found a bunch of embedded rocks below the soil peeking out. It's pink substrate with white crystals (i assume quartz), I've brough back chunks longer tham my forearm. Wish I knew what it really was. But either way I've got green shit, shiny shit, brown shit, interesting shapes, etc etc. I've lost track of where I got most of them (cept the really good ones) but they are all from south western idaho with few exceptions.

I want to get better at identifying things. I want a sample of everything I can get around here from the most common to more rare.
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How about some PICTURES ya silly dingus?
lol yeah yeah im getting to it. within the hour, things are weird right now here
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So this guy in particular. This is one that I've kept out of the yard because I liked the smaller crystals. That said it's still been outside for over a year and when I first dug it out of the ground in it was much more pink and white.

I know where a ton more are. I'd like to go up and dig a bit to see if I could get some killer specimens. My larger ones I packed out by hand and bag and while larger also had much larger crystal growth, much less of the white crystals. This one looked better but it's been moved around kids have mucked with it and generally its been a conversation piece while outside with friends and neighbors.

Sorry about my exposure/focus/DoF its dark and I just shot wide and fast. I wanted to followup as I would love to connect with others that can help point me in the right directions on not just this but other things i have found
It kinda grosses me out, makes me think of teeth. Also here's tanzanite for contribution.

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You'd never believe what they turn into.
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This makes me so unbelievably mad....
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!

Emily, claimed
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Fixed her
>Would you.jpg
With a small bit less gusto, but yes.
>not photoshopping Steves face on
Anon, I am dissapoint
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>put it in her cloaca

OMG, you are a seal!

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I hope your parents signed your permission slips for the feels trip.

The picture here is a K-9 unit dog named Hunter who had served for 10 years on the force and was scheduled to retire a month from the photo. However a few weeks earlier he had been diagnosed with aggressive liver cancer.

The officer carrying him is his partner, who had been with the dog since it was 6 months old AND has had his lived saved on multiple occasions (stopping an armed robber, combative meth-head, and from a fire). He is seen here carrying the dog into the veterinary office to be put down among full police salute.

Lets take a moment to pay respects for this good boy
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nothing like saying you're against the system as a laborer like using an iPhone while having such skinny arms and fingers to show you never worked a day in your life
God I wanna stomp commucuck skull
Says the meth-head.
There’s a diff between muscle and fat, that dog just looks like a sausage

Also imagine being such a police-cock sucker that you have to defend a dog just because it’s a police dog, you’re wasting your energy. Go somewhere else to attack actual liberals who hate cops.

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>You can't feed your dog raw meat they'll get sick

Why do people act like dogs are human?
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praziquantel is cheap
Are you american?
Is there a downside to cooking your dog/cat's food? I know nothing on the subject but I'm worried it might result in an underdeveloped immune system since they won't be encountering nearly as many bacteria and the like
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If you ask one of these you know the answer

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Why are killer whale/orca attacks so rare in the wild? Looking through the internet they seem to attack pretty much anything else, so what's with their tolerance towards humans?

Are they bros?
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Maybe they just think the boat ate the seal.
I haven't seen or heard of any cases ever. wikipedia says there haven't been any cases. I am in no way saying wikipedia is a reliable source... but I'm inclined to believe it. I'm not saying it's never happened either... oral histories tend to be fairly accurate, so if some pacific native culture has someone(s) being killed by one of the largest predators on the planet I don't disbelieve it.
How good is Orca pussy?
>males make it to 30 years old females to 50 with a max around 100 for either sex.
What's killing them?
We are too boney to eat, too interesting and similar to hurt for fun and they also chat about how we dragged some idiot members of their species back into the ocean.

Yeah, they're bros.

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