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Are there any animal species that like to spontaneously pet humans the way humans love to pet animals? Are humans the only species that goes EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE PUPPY I WANT TO CUDDLE THE PUPPY at the sight of another animal? Basically pic related with the animal-human roles inverted
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>>2948381
that's nice
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>>2948369
Birds will preen you.
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>>2948381
Sauce?
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>>2948381
That was fake news CNN, sadly.
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dogs unironically, but they're not tactile so they just lick and cuddle

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Would a modern fish or sea creature just wreck everything that came out of the cambrian explosion? They had some pretty whacky designs back then.
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>>2949358
Yes. Pic related was considered a "giant".
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>>2949599
It looks like an alien capital ship.
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>>2949358
in combat, most of the inverts of the cambrian explostion would probably fare pretty well. the issue is if they can find a niche and take it over. if they can't take over a niche, theyre fucked

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Do you rawfeed your dog/cat?
Aren't you worried about salmonella or parasite?
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>>2948783
>cats can handle excess salt better then humans.
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>>2938518
Anymore I'm more worried about dental issues, hyperthyroid, diabetes, and kidney disease

I loved the hell out of my cat but I didn't feed him raw, he wouldn't touch people food, it was a struggle to even get him to eat wet food. Still I got him to 16 years old but boy was the end the worst experience of my life. I swear to God the next cat I have is going total raw, mice, rabbits, etc... WITH SUPPLEMENTS OF COURSE
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>>2949085
>but boy was the end the worst experience of my life.
What happened?

Are you saying cats aren't meant to eat dried biscuits and biscuit flavoured gravy?
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>>2946581
Feral cats don't nearly get the kind of 'assistance' pet cats get.
I agree that there could be deficiancies if you'd feed only cheap farmed mice. The best thing would be if you a chick, egg, reptile, some insects every now and then and try to raise them yourself on a healthy diet.

Bought food is still far from the holy grail of pet food. Not too long ago heart diseases were a common issue amongst older cats and people thought it was natural until they figured out how important and sensitive taurine is. Today it's kidney diseases and thyroid issues which might have to do with a unbalanced amount of calcium and iodine.

I still don't feed 100% raw either because I don't believe that the still somewhat artifical meat sources won't lack some nutrients I don't know and therefor don't supplement or overdo it with others.

Look at it like this: You won't feed your child no fresh food ever just because some snack company claims their crackers have all the vitamins and minerals needed and even come in 5 delicious flavours so eating won't get boring.
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>>2949248
>You won't feed your child no fresh food ever
Anon, i.. have some bad news for you. Many parents feed their children basically just fast food all day every day. You could even call it the typical modern diet.

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>>2948213
that's some top tier trollin bruh
here have a winston
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Winston boy is best boy
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>>2948551
winston loves you
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where is the anon who said he was gonna curbstomp the faggot sweater dog lol?
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>>2949609
i don't know
maybe he got banned for announcing a sage or trollin outside of b

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IN THIS THREAD WE DISCUSS THE SUPERB AND MAGNIFICENT FAMILY OF MUSTELIDS and why nothing will ever compare to them.
Bring your minks, ferrets, otters, polecats, badgers, weasels and wolverines.
>They live on land, in the sea, and in the trees
>Can never not have fun
>Supremely comfy at all times
>Bodies are perfectly formed for hunting
>Can BTFO animals multiple times larger and stronger than them
Ex.: Wolverines will destroy polar bears
https://archive.org/details/wolverine-polarbear
>Even a fat eurobadger can totally 1v1 a fox
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfZkuMfQdHU
>Predators are their prey
>WILL take humanities' place if we go extinct
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyyBx6-VMQg
>Very kissable

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>>2947619
Don't give these fags views.
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Which badger is the best?
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>>2947619
The Japanese make me sick kawaii desu xD
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>>2949456
Eurasian obviously.
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>>2949456
American are fluffier, but I have to admit it's hard to vote against the European ones adorable faces.

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Oy vey! He's a good pupper you Anti-doggo!
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>>2948862
cat owners are literally fucking insane
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>>2948976
Toxoplasmosis is perfectly sane
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>>2948661
Oh for the love of God, I like the breed because I've raised some, but Jesus fucking christ that's not how you get people to stop disliking them especially here.
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>>2949002
Nah dude don't worry. Comparing them to one of the most universally hated races and culture in western history will totally make people like them
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>>2949004
>western history

they didn't have a lot of fans in the Islamic world either. but everyone else is wrong of course

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>be me
>starting a nature conservation nonprofit
>mfw I can't come up with a name that doesn't sound gay
pls help bros
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What are you actually fucking doing?

Conservation non-profits are a broad spectrum.
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>>2949372
Yeah I’m unironically pretty generically interested in conservation as a whole. Natural resources including land, and also wildlife, etc.
I’m just going to get muh homestead together and see how else I can make money once I got a shelter and a self reliant source of food or myself down.
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I like hawks, but you have to say it very fast.
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>>2945021
Here's some fun ones I came up with:

DOUC :
Death of unfortunate circumstances

ACTAR :
Association of conservation through allocation and restoration
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NAMBLA
National
Animal
Man
Brotherhood
Life
Association

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This is the invertebrate general. If you have any questions about invertebrates, want to look into owning one or more, or want to simply discuss them, this is the thread to do so, whether its
>Tarantulas and other spiders
>Myriapods
>Mollusks
>Crustaceans
>Insects
>Or anything without a backbone

Feel free to post it.

Resources/help and information

>Tarantulas
https://tomsbigspiders.wordpress.com/beginner-guides/
http://www.theraphosidae.be/en

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Okay, after searching everywhere for tarantulas, my local petstore finally got one in stock. It's a brachypelma smithi. I haven't seen it myself, but the worker told me on the phone that it's not exactly a sling and is about 5cm from leg to leg.
I'm a first time keeper, so would you say that's too small or just fine? Should I go for it?
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>>2949407
5cm is plenty big enough for a beginner, even half that size is easily manageable
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>>2949414
Alright, that's great then. I was a bit worried as I don't really know how big they get before they're not slings anymore. Thanks for the info.
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>>2949407
>>2949425
>local petstore
I wouldn't buy a T from a petstore honestly. Most are incompetent with their care and species IDs and sell them for massive markups from their actual value.

But yeah, that size is fine. Honestly slings aren't that difficult either, there's no reason a beginner couldn't get one.
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>>2949491
Well I tried looking but I couldn't find anything else anywhere in my country, there weren't even any facebook groups about tarantulas. Only stuff I could find was either from 2004, behind a paywall or my browser not letting me access it for being unsafe.
But I think petstores around here are probably fine, especially if compared to Burgerland. The animals are treated with the care they need, and they don't sell dogs or cats at the places, only smaller animals. The worker I talked with on the phone said she'd be looking after it for a week to make sure the T is healthy and eats and all that. The price for it is 69€, it's not that good I feel but it could be worse. My only other option would be to order online from abroad, but it's gonna be a few months before that's safe.

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Why aren't dogs worried about the fact they live alongside huge bipedal creatures whose actions they do not understand 90% of the time?
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>>2945997
Because they've evolved in a way that they view humans as something that naturally belong in a pack just as other dogs
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>>2945997
They literally think we're just a weird big bipedal dog, that can fix problems for them
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>>2947883
perhaps that's exactly what we are.
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>>2945997
Do you? I mean I don't either.

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He stands no chance of mating.
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>>2948252
>*underslept
ftfy
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Help me name the baby chicks I got so far I have Dirt Nap. 10 more chicks need names.
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Lil' Cluck
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>>2948893
/thread
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>>2948893
correct
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>>2948893
>Not Marcluck
>Not Aureggius
>Not Combodus
>Not Augflufftus
>Not Chooktavius
>Not Caesar Salad
>Not Julayus
>Not Julayan
>Not Coopiter
>Not Neronnaise
>Not Cluckigula
>Not Justinihen
>Not Tradrumstick
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Quickdraw

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https://wtkr.com/2019/02/21/extinct-galapagos-tortoise-found-after-100-years/
This is amazing, an artifact and testament to evolution is rediscovered and going to exist in our world!
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>>2949036
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>>2949017
Super Shy boi hide and seek champ 1919-2019
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>>2949036
I heard you could a colossal erection from grinding up their shells and snorting it.
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>>2949017
Chinks and collectors haven't been as big of a problem for them as the local retards. At one point the Colombian(?) Government, or whichever one presides over the islands, cut into the fishing market through some sanction or tax or something I don't remember, so in protest the tard Galapagos fishermen started rounding up and publically lynching tortoises
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>>2949483
I would round up and publicly lynch fishermen in response.

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>https://twitter.com/planetepics/status/1099054994286891008
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ginger bate
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>>2949463
imagine frying those bitches up. south american popplers
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>>2949463
smugbatto
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Why can't you type like a normal person you underage roastie Reddit retard

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I'm used to labradors, had them all my life, but back home (I live abroad now) where I lived in big house with large garden and land etc...

Now with my wife in an apartment, just outside the door is the hillside but it is an apartment, wife has also never had a dog.

recommend me a breed?
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>>2949424
>pedigree cuck
lmao, why am I not surprised you have a faggot dog
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>>2949432
Why do Americans hate pedigree dogs so much? Where I live I've never seen a homeless dog and we only have like 2 or 3 shelters in the entire country... thanks to pedigrees and every sngle dog being required to be registration or confiscated
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>>2949439
>equating registration to jacking off over your dog's "champion bloodline"
>assuming I'm a burgerclap

Why do Pedicucks hate thinking so much?
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>>2949161
Get a small poodle. They're very easy to take care of, great with kids, intelligent and loyal. They also don't shed so you don't have to clean much.
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Pug.

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I miss him
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I feel bad that Bindi will never lose her boyfrieds because they would rather hang out with her dad instead of her
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Rest In Peace, I miss the fuck outta Steve watching his documentaries as a kid was the best the man is a legend.
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>>2948961
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeydzMjP4Oo
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At least he died how he lived, with animals in his heart.

Also, he is on Google's logo today.
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a long long time ago...


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