[a / b / c / d / e / f / g / gif / h / hr / k / m / o / p / r / s / t / u / v / vg / vr / w / wg] [i / ic] [r9k / s4s / vip / qa] [cm / hm / lgbt / y] [3 / aco / adv / an / asp / bant / biz / cgl / ck / co / diy / fa / fit / gd / hc / his / int / jp / lit / mlp / mu / n / news / out / po / pol / qst / sci / soc / sp / tg / toy / trv / tv / vp / wsg / wsr / x] [Settings] [Search] [Mobile] [Home]
Board
Settings Mobile Home
/an/ - Animals & Nature

Name
Options
Subject
Comment
Verification
4chan Pass users can bypass this verification. [Learn More] [Login]
File
  • Please read the Rules and FAQ before posting.

05/04/17New trial board added: /bant/ - International/Random
10/04/16New board for 4chan Pass users: /vip/ - Very Important Posts
06/20/16New 4chan Banner Contest with a chance to win a 4chan Pass! See the contest page for details.
[Hide] [Show All]


Janitor acceptance emails will be sent out over the coming weeks. Make sure to check your spam box!


[Catalog] [Archive]

File: orange monkey.jpg (483 KB, 1600x1120)
483 KB
483 KB JPG
For me, it's the Orangutan. The best ape.
5 replies and 4 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
https://youtu.be/GSgpcW8Hw4Y
>>
File: 5826099905_9396ba6806_b.jpg (288 KB, 1024x1024)
288 KB
288 KB JPG
>>3308804
flangeless virgins are not welcome in this thread
>>
Their faces are made out of couch material
>>
>>3308862
kys
>>
>>3308862
nigger

*gets in ur house*
>>
>>3308925
oh hey little guy
>returns to browsing

What's the deal with pomeranians?
1 reply omitted. Click here to view.
>>
Quintessential Stacy dog.
>>
>>3308522
SUPER clingy. HAS to be with you every second or they stress out
>>
I want to wipe my ass with one.
>>
File: 20200327_012550.jpg (1.66 MB, 4032x2268)
1.66 MB
1.66 MB JPG
>>3308752
You can train that out of them. But yeah they love company.
Also a fiend for cheese.
>>
>>3308522
fucking noisy

t. chihuahua owner

File: Cambarus pyronotus.jpg (216 KB, 1024x680)
216 KB
216 KB JPG
Before asking questions in this thread, do a bit of searching online to see if it has been answered already.
Make sure you give us at least some details when asking a question, such as:

>Tank size (include dimensions, not just volume)
>Parameters (ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, pH, GH, KH)
>Any and all inhabitants + how long you've had them
>Pictures are always helpful

Tank Cycling:
>http://www.firsttankguide.net/cycle.php
>https://modestfish.com/how-to-cycle-your-aquarium/

Articles and Care Guides:
>http://seriouslyfish.com/
>https://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/

Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
104 replies and 14 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>3308871
Almost all of the shrimp I got were really small (like 1 cm) so they were all clear. By reddish I meant that they are starting to gain their red/pink color.Already saw several molts so I guess they have adapted really well. Not seen a single dead shrimp either.
>>
>>3308875
you don't "need" to change water if
>you have enough plants
>the tank is fully cycled
>you don't overstock/over feed
clean is our perception of it. The fish don't really care, some do better in dirty tanks infact, but if the ammonia or nitrates are too high fish will die.
In my tank which is overgrown, the filter only contains biomedia, and understocked, i don't change water.
BUT, if you want to add a new fish you should change your water. Look up old tank syndrome.
>>
>>3308879
oh very smol. I assumed you bought them as adults. Sounds like they're doing well then anon
>>
>>3308875
>>3308880
i like cory's explanation of old tank syndrome. He's a great resource on a variety of fish keeping topics. He's more of idea's rather than hard facts guy if that makes anysense. More artful than calculated in his fishkeeping.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXXJ8UgM2kM
>>
>>3308875
Most of us do weekly water changes I imagine. Only a select few with the wisdom and self-control to perfectly balance their tanks are free from this burden.

Me? I overstocked a bit and do weekly 20% water changes. I have learned though and will be more careful in the future.

File: file.png (695 KB, 800x450)
695 KB
695 KB PNG
>Like cats
>Want a cat
>Horribly allergic to cats

This sucks man
32 replies and 1 image omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>3308104
I can't say how much of a difference it makes, but it's enough that they're known as better. Also anti allergy tablets work well.
>>
>>3308120
Yea It does but I can't be with a cat if I have to take the nose spray one + oral one every single day. That 1 day i forget to take I might seriously die in my sleep.
Still interested in the other cats tho
>>
>>3308135
You can get shots
>>
>>3308364
>Be allergic
>Get shots

Typical American
>>
There are breeds of hypoallergenic cats

File: IMG-20200331-WA0006.jpg (2.17 MB, 2250x4000)
2.17 MB
2.17 MB JPG
Dog things.

Pic related: Water dog
223 replies and 93 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
My medium sized dog is about 9 years old. I'm worried as he gets older he'll mess his joints with his habits of bounding up the stairs and jumping on and off the bed multiple times every day. Is this something to be concerned about? Should I be taking precautionary steps about this?
>>
What kind of things should I feed my dog to help him bulk up?
>>
>>3308900
cats
>>
File: 20200328_182017.jpg (2.77 MB, 1406x1875)
2.77 MB
2.77 MB JPG
>>3308272
Cute name! Having another dog around should help with socialization. Even so, you can still take her out and about with you, actually going into places, interacting with people, and being in the thick of it is not the important part anyways. She can be exposed to things from afar and just learn that they're ok.

>>3308279
Honestly I doubt the ear is injured, puppy ears go through lots of wonky phases, it looks normal to me and if it doesn't seem like he's in any pain I wouldn't worry. He's really young and it's very normal for puppies' ears to go through floppy phases like that even after they've been erect for a while.

>>3308815
Honestly the fact that he's still doing those things on his own indicates that his joints are in good shape. You probably don't need to worry about restricting his activity to keep him healthy. Just let him continue to do what he's comfortable with. You can feed joint supplements to help keep his joints in good condition. And if you're really worried it can't hurt to ask your vet what they think about his activity.

My dog Maple (40-45lbs) is 8.5 years old now and I can't say I'm immune to those worries, but that's how I deal with it anyways--she's as active and athletic as ever and although I'm conscious about what I ask of her physically, I don't prevent her from doing the things she enjoys. She's in good shape and I intend to keep it that way!
>>
File: 20200401_184350.jpg (3.9 MB, 2500x2001)
3.9 MB
3.9 MB JPG
>>3308900
What do you feed him normally? I've heard good things about feeding "satin balls" for helping dogs to gain weight. But basically anything high calorie, high protein, high fat will help

Self explanatory, really
8 replies and 2 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>3308788

UUUGGGH! Worst case of crabs ever! Abomination!
>>
>>3307900
this is a dream come true for a chink. guess it all really is just relative.
>>
>>3308791
Whale lice.
>>
File: gusic.jpg (49 KB, 1023x959)
49 KB
49 KB JPG
>>
>>3308789
Underrated

File: 20200322_073726.jpg (551 KB, 952x952)
551 KB
551 KB JPG
>be depressed over last few weeks
>barely get out of bed
>casually jokes about it to mom over phone
>"haha I've just been unmotivated"
>"why don't you get some chickens instead of being in your room all day"
>what
>look up chicken info
>go buy chicks the very next day from some lady on fb
>realise what a huge responsibility I committed to when bringing them home
>set up everything in their brooder
>has to change the bedding and water daily
>get invested and gets up to spend more time with them in the backyard under the sun
>gets woken up early by their hungry chirping but I don't mind
>stops thinking about wanting to die
>thanks mom
127 replies and 18 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>3308798
I forgot the mention but I can sorta push the lump back in and my hen doesn't seem to be bothered by it when I'm touching it or in general. I've cleaned the feathers around her vent but the weather around here hasn't given me a chance to give her a proper soak. The skin around the lump has also been scabbing pretty bad lately due to the lack of feathers to protect the skin with her daily activities.
>>
>>3308805
I asked because RIRs are pretty notorious for peritonitis, even when young. Golf ball sized and soft doesn't seem right for week three though. At this point I'd expect her to have a very firm distension. Palpation through the vent is medical speak for finger in the pooper. Cut your nails back, wear a glove, and use vaseline or another body safe lubricant. The colon is sorta to the right and is wide open. The oviduct is where you probably need to get. It's sorta to the left and up a bit. You have to wiggle around to find the sphincter and push through. The experience is shocking and weird for them, but not painful for a laying hen. Don't force your way anywhere, the tissue in there can be punctured by your finger if you just jab about. Nothing requires force, just consistent pressure.
I'd class this kind of exploration as okay for a novice, but not the squeamish. You're looking for a fully developed egg (be careful to not break any developing eggs!), or to see if you can feel the other side of whatever is causing the bump. If you can't feel anything even after pushing the lump in, then it could be a hernia. I've never had a herniated hen but it's certainly possible. Imaging would be required to confirm, and surgery to address.
>>
>>3308829
I wasn't aware that was an issue with the breed. I mostly mentioned the possibility of a hernia because the bulge was in the same spot as the injury she had before, so it's more right of the vent than directly underneath it like the symptoms of some conditions. I'll give her another look tomorrow. So I should be trying to ease a finger more to the upper left to try and find the oviduct?

The last time I checked her tried feeling a little downwards in the direction of the lump, but since I wasn't sure what I was suppose to be looking for, I didn't try to go very deep.
>>
>>3308854
Yes, you want to get into the oviduct which means the kinda upper left. It's hard to give direction because everything kinda floats around in there. The sphincter to get into the oviduct feels like a little nub of tissue. It's pretty obvious when you're in. The colon is easy to spot because there's nothing blocking it and generally there's fecal down there. You can get an entire finger inside either path easily. Exploring in the direction of the lump is a good idea, but the space the cloaca occupies is much smaller than that of the oviduct or colon, so you'll have to go down one to be able to feel for it I think. Really I'd be looking for a lost egg. If it's not that, then there's not much you can do anyways other than sate your curiosity.
>>
>>3295197
Bro this pussy virus is culling the weak and the nigger. I got it about 13 days ago and thought it was something else. Felt like shit for a grand total of 2 days and felt great after now im back at work. I legit only found out because work decided to test everyone.

File: EVFI5BtU4AEKmM9.jpg (32 KB, 629x396)
32 KB
32 KB JPG
What sites do you visit to get your fill of cute animal pictures for the day?
6 replies and 1 image omitted. Click here to view.
>>
I grab my binoculars.
>>
imgur used to be nice for finding animal pictures but it's been useless for anything other than US politics and unfunny china virus memes for months now.
>>
E621?
>>
/otter/
>>
My own dogs.

File: cats vs dogs.jpg (262 KB, 1400x569)
262 KB
262 KB JPG
Previous: >>3285842

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
>https://thecatsite.com/threads/inappropriate-peeing-problems-answered.9563/
>http://www.catvets.com/public/PDFs/PracticeGuidelines/FelineBehaviorGLS.pdf

Kitten care
>http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=1+2137&aid=912
113 replies and 22 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
Is it a good idea to feed my cat EXTREMELY spicy food from time to time?
>>
I think it's cool how cats ears rotate when they listen to something. Do you think they can control that consciously like we can move our eyes or w/e, or is it an entirely reflexive thing?
>>
My cat had kittens and they are starting to toddle! I keep them in a shelter on the foot of my bed and they climb all over me. It's thunderstorming now and mama cat is lying next to me purring. It's so wonderful and I've never been so happy in my life.
>>
How safe is it to eat the random birds and rodents my cat brings home from time to time? Money's tight lately and they're already dead yanno, better not to waste it?
>>
My friend said when a cat's too old to play with a laser pointer anymore it's time to look into getting them put down, do you think this is true?

File: IMG-20200323-WA0014.jpg (59 KB, 748x446)
59 KB
59 KB JPG
Itt post babby animals and parents
35 replies and 17 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>3308479
Geese >>3308123
Gorillas too, while the mom is still the primary caretaker of young ones the dad is responsible for the troop as a whole, including defending them from other males.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51d1XLud3Hw
>>
>>3308069
>>3308070
Why do cheetahs always look so sad
>>
>>3308632
Because they are always sad
>>
File: 5UtzyA5.jpg (148 KB, 1200x784)
148 KB
148 KB JPG
>>3308632
might be the tear stain looking marks
>>
File: D29qKx-U0AEnSTU.jpg orig.jpg (310 KB, 1108x1478)
310 KB
310 KB JPG

>Right now there's people actually complaining that sanctuaries aren't realesing captive bred Tigers into the wild
Kill me
2 replies omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>3308620
He looks cute
>>
>>3308619
Tiger King propaganda
>>
>>3308619
We should release tigers in cities to curtail the homeless problem
>>
>>3308736
We should capture the homeless and feed them to tigers
>>
>>3308736
The hepatitis would make the livers a choking hazard.

File: 7.jpg (616 KB, 800x800)
616 KB
616 KB JPG
How to fish black bass in Japan is amazing....
【https://youtu.be/KNayynhzCYU】
crazy. .
>>
reminder the japanese will be the end for any fish life in our seas/rivers/lakes. they just don't give a fuck.
>>
>>3308822
>not the fisherinos!!!!!
>>
crazy. .XDDDDDDDDDDDDD
>>
That first one was huge.

File: IMG_2342.jpg (247 KB, 960x894)
247 KB
247 KB JPG
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

Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
4 replies and 1 image omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>3307863
They're considered essential businesses though their hours may be modified to that of a typical Sunday schedule (i.e. 10-7) for the foreseeable future.
>>
Can I give my more active reptiles a running wheel? For example Tegus. I think the wheels used for cats would fit well for that. As long as it’s even used
>>
File: IMG-20181211-WA0001.jpg (190 KB, 1200x1600)
190 KB
190 KB JPG
ssssnake gang rise up
>>
>>3308225
Most wouldn't be intelligent enough to make the connection or even gain positive stimulus from aimlessly running
>>
File: Snapchat-2083700804.jpg (609 KB, 1332x2560)
609 KB
609 KB JPG
Built a table/cupboard for my future gargoyle enclose to rest on. Pardon the clutter. I'm very excited to decorate the tank. I'm thinking of propogating a ton of moss and having a whole bed of small plants in the bottom.

File: salix caprea.jpg (116 KB, 1440x810)
116 KB
116 KB JPG
/plant/ - The Plant General - Pussy Willow 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 Plant List
http://www.theplantlist.org/
>Plant ID Sites
http://www.botanicalkeys.co.uk/flora/index.html
https://wildflowersearch.org/
https://www.nhm.ac.uk/content/dam/nhmwww/take-part/identify-nature/tree-identification-key.pdf
>Pests and Diseases
https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/plant-problems
https://homyden.com/garden-pests-diseases-directory/
>Thousands of Botanical Illustrations

Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
185 replies and 61 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>3307838
>I woke up a few days later
>>
>>3308711
>not taking coma-like, days-long naps
He's not gonna make it
>>
>>3308544
>Lol no
Enjoy your clay, then.

>>3308603
Some sort of blue fan palm tree, like Brahea armata
>>
>>3308376
well I'm not talking specifically about cacti, they are more of an exception
I'm referring to "tender plants"
>>
>>3306186
>his pots arent 90% rootmass


Delete Post: [File Only] Style:
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
[Disable Mobile View / Use Desktop Site]

[Enable Mobile View / Use Mobile Site]

All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.