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Why are we not teaching other species, like apes and octopi, how to create and use tools.
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>>3591412
shit's been discarded. koko is just a pet with a hippy gorilla mummy blogging about her
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>>3590581
At first I was with this but then I realized it's the exact opposite of rejecting humanity and returning to monke
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The only one that can use them well are the hyper-violent chimps that would wage war against us if they could. Why aren't we uplifting a species we actually get along with instead of murderapes?

Imagine if certain dogs were as smart as us and lived among us as equals. Herding, bomb sniffing, and police work would never be the same. Fuck, even the army. If dogs were smart enough they could learn how to use body-mounted weapons systems and start shooting people. Imagine entire fucking packs of assault collies with rocket launchers and fucking laser beams on their foreheads
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>>3592724
>murder apes
>assault collies
why not both?
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>>3591705
>Because then we have to give them rights and reparation for locking them in zoos.
Kek thanks for the good laff lad

It's a baby.
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>>3592529
>matters
Um it's matta you chud
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>>3572817
Whats wrong fogga?
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>>3592629
you still can see the white dot
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>>3592726
they get it all dirty on purpose so you can't see that either
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>>3592726
So cute

Can anyone identify this breed? Nobody can give me a definitive answer, and ive asked vets, breeders, and trainers alike. He is 25 pounds. I will post more photos of him (5 years old)
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Pit mix, good luck with that.
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disgusting nigger dog
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>friend whose family member had a pit mix
>it's a clearly aggressive dog
>keep warning him about the breed
>"don't be so bigoted, its more like a labrador than a pit"
>within a month the thing gets put down because it tore apart the neighbor's terrier
Every single time.
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>>3592687
>huskies and german shepherds do this same shit all the time
>not up front but as hunting behavior
>its highly recommended that you keep them away from cats and small dogs if you don't want them eviscerated
>no one cares and goes "based, rat dogs btfo"
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>>3592711
So what's different?
>Husky owner: no, i'm not going to let him off leash here, he eats chihuahuas, and the last time he saw a cat he lunged at it. these dogs were bred to be able to hunt for their own food after all.
>Pitbull owner: perfect doggo nanny doggo wouldnt hurt a fly theyre so misunderstood *unhooks leash* people are so unfair they are such sweet and loyal dogs

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Why did you chop them off, anon?
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>>3592286
my mom has really inconsistent pathology
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>>3591461
This, dude, it's not even hard. Simple dog jacking procedure:
>make sure dog is horny. not hard. the word "horndog" exists for a reason.
>get dog to an acceptable jerkoff area, like a floor you were going to mop anyways
>do NOT use a condom, most dogs are allergic to everything in them
>lube up your hands. keep everything wet and periodically slather lube all over the dog dick in a gentle massaging motion.
>get one hand at the base. kind of just scissor your fiingers around it so you are cupping the swelling knot
>if the dog does not provide the necessary action do some light tugging here
>keep everything moist, dogs hate dry dicks. keep slathering lube all over the thing. this helps get it done faster.
>once the dog is done, it's done, clean everything up and get on with your day
keep in mind the dog might get overexcited and run around, possibly tracking jizz all over the house, so take precautions. also don't use the bathtub because they could get hurt bolting out.

i do not recommend this if you:
don't want your dog to get boners around you more often (as in, multiple times a day)
enjoy a standoffish dog and don't want them to get super cuddly

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>>3592368
>boners around you
>super cuddly
why would the dog do that? is it because of conditioning (like when you give them treats) or because there's an emotional aspect? do dogs form long-term sexual relationships?
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>>3592672
Ask the dog
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>>3592368
>the dog might get overexcited and run around, possibly tracking jizz all over the house
Bahahaha dogs are so fucking hilarious

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Rat thread rat thread
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>>3592509
Is there any chance it will just go away?

I think it may have been attracted by food left on the garden for birds, in which case if that food was to be taken away it would have no reason to stay, right?

We do actually have a cat and there are also a lot of stray cats in the area so it might well just get eaten before long I guess.

>>3592510
She's a character from the Touhou series called Nazrin.
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>>3592523
>Is there any chance it will just go away?
>I think it may have been attracted by food left on the garden for birds, in which case if that food was to be taken away it would have no reason to stay, right?
Might work ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Did some searching and apparently many local councils in the UK offer services for dealing with rats, so that might be the route to take.

The same site also recommended removing any sources of food and especially water from the garden, so I will try that for now and keep an eye out to see if the rat disappears.

Apparently the idea of them as spreaders of disease is very much based in reality, so it seems that one way or another I am going to have to get rid of it (and soon, given their reputation for breeding).

It's a shame that my cat is so old and rarely ventures outside now that it's winter. She used to catch tons of mice just a few years ago.
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>>3565944
Does anyone know if rats can recognize what hands are?
Or do they struggle with the concept of fine manipulators?
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>>3592546
They kind of have hands of their own, so I don't see why they would struggle with that concept more than any other concept.

Who would win
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>>3589144
the game was rigged from the start
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>>3592363
https://youtu.be/1PDOkrpHPE0
https://youtu.be/8HSH44CAIA0
https://youtu.be/W5WfWmISKrk
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>>3588829
Anyone that believes a gorilla can beat a grizzly, is a fucking retard.
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>>3591455
That is a baboon, which are far smaller than leopards. Leopards can only kill young gorillas, maybe female ones.
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>>3591553
Nobody cares about how much weight he can move with his stubby short limbs, and it's easier to hit than wrestle. Any famous kickboxer or even boxer above 6'0 could give any lardlet a concussion in 30 seconds.

How big can land mammals get, theoretically?
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>>3592676
egg-laying*
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>>3591215
I'm not getting the purpose of this drawing. Is this some fantasy creature or some random animal you created.
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>>3592676
Large clutches of eggs. Baby are tiny but mostly self sufficient. Think like a sea turtle, but better parenting, parents stayed nearby to protect them when they could.
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>>3588676
>the virgin Indricotherium vs the Chad Palaeoloxodon
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>>3589692
The title for largest mammalian carnivore is basically between one of the hyaenodonts, which were hypercarnivores, and the short faced bear, which was debatably omnivorous, so it’s possible. However, keep in mind that the herbivores that grew massive adopted body structures that are uniquely fit for herbivores. Omnivores, particularly those that lean toward carnivorous/scavenging lifestyles, run into the same energy issue as regular carnivores.
Semi-aquatics are still somewhat bound by the rules of the terrestrial food chain, if they are in freshwater habitats. The ocean, on the other hand, is completely different because the food chain is built differently and energy is distributed differently. Animals, or at least some of them, provide more energy when consumed. So since the food chain is oriented differently, ideally the biggest animals should be geared toward being piscivores. Unless you are talking a fully aquatic animal, in which case filter feeding or eating other really big animals is the way to go.

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I'm going to post a platypus in this thread every day until all of /an/ wants to snuggle a puggle.

This is like the third time that I know I posted but it didn't go through or something and the thread got archived. >>>3458488 previous.
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Oh noes it's friday.

This is your daily reminder to want a platypus.
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This is your daily reminder to want a platypus.
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>>3591150
do they moult?
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>>3591152

I've heard that their hair is unlike mammal hair, it grows out in little tufts from a single pore, we know they can grow hair like humans, cats, dogs etc, since their sister-species the echidna have large spiny hairs with a finer layer of insulating, very mammalian hair.
Perhaps the plat's unusual hair-plug arrangement creates an electronic neutral- barrier from their skin, which may interfere with their electronically sensitive bill tissue.

They really are the world's most interesting animal.
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>>3591523
It's extremely water proof. It evolved to trap a layer of air next to their skin.

This is your daily reminder to want a platypus.

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i got a puppy for the first time. but he will barely eat (though he goes to the bathroom a lot) and has no interest in anything. he sits there and does nothing. doesn't do anything with toys, maybe nips at a blanket occasionally. sorry if i sound dumb, this is my first pet after a really long time and im pretty worried about him. is he supposed to be unintersted in anything? he just seems depressed.
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>>3591995
sorry for not updating.
9 weeks old, poodle. got his first vaccination. got him from some shady guy's apartment. taking him to a vet. gosh i really love him, i hope he's ok.
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>>3592099
taking him to a vet first thing tomorrow. if this thread is still there then i will give an update. i was already worried but thanks to everyone so much for confirming for me
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>>3592099

He's really fucking cute, OP. Vaccines can make them feel bad for a day or two, the same way they can make you and me feel bad because they stimulate the immune response.

I'm sure he'll be okay. He's almost definitely wormy. Definitely should be checked out.
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>>3592099
>>3592110
go to the vet NOW and until you do, don't let the dog meet other dogs and do not take it outside to roam around freely. may catch something if it's not vaccinated which I doubt it is.
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>>3592099
Puppies sleep a lot too, way more than you would expect if this is your first time with a puppy. It also takes time for them to learn their bodies and how to play. Movement is pretty stimulating for them, try wiggling your fingers in his face in a playful manner when he is rested to try to iniate a play session

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Why are the screams of ungulates so human-like?
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>>3591841
Based bulls
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>>3592543
Yes, humans evolved to be easy prey items without the strength and speed of ungulates.
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>>3592662
>Posting this meme image
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>>3592662
Nothing evolves to be a prey animal. It just fails to evolve to not get eaten.

>humans, later:
Driving big cats to extinction lol
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They’re not, although mountain lions can actually mimic the sound of a human woman screaming in pain it’s freaky as shit

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There are cats crossing my yard.
I don't want to shoot them because I know at least one belongs to a neighbourg, but they fucking murdered so many lovely birds that used to come this summer.
Is there anything I can do to make them fuck off? I don't want to poison them :(
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>>3591714
slingshot
you can also trap them and relocate the cats (especially the ones owned by your neighbor) a few hundred km away.
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>>3592674
A few meters to the bottom of a river would be better
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>>3592134
literal retard, cry more birdtranny
>>3592272
Literal no such thing, hope you fail your classes faggot
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>>3592661
And humans evolved from african ungabungas
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the birds will be places other than your yard eventually. so will the cats.

the only solution is permanent removal. nothing of value is lost. if people loved their cats they wouldn't be strays, and there's no point in saving them because the same people will get more cats.

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Why do gibbons look so fucking retarded, even when you compare them to other monkeys and apes? They don't even do anything. They just exist, with those dumb fucking faces and long arms.
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>>3589873
Gibbons are incredibly based. What's your problem OP?
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>>3589923
keyboard
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>>3589914
Ah yes
finger boy
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>>3589923
A 70s synth guitar
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>>3589873
My favorite simians after I saw one drop like a dozen meters without giving a flying fuck.

No chicken thread?

Well I suppose it's a little early, but I have come into possession of a piece of property where I can own chickens. I have no idea where to start.

Everything from the coop to the fenced in yard would have to be built from scratch. Anyone know of good resources to get started?

>building a coop
>purchasing your chickens
>general care and maintenance
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>>3592453
Cute chook
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>>3592474
Super comfy.
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>>3592474
Kippen is Dutch for chicken right? Funny, because I'm currently working for a Dutch company from Twente, when not tending my farm for extra income. Just something I noticed in the link. Lol
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>>3591193
Most of the chicken breeds we have available today are heritage breeds that were developed 100-200 (or more) years ago and we can only guess what the parent breeds were.
Crested Cream Legbars is one breed that was created recently and highly documented.
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>>3592670
Nice info. Will check out. Thx

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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 it's
>Tarantulas and other spiders
>Myriapods
>Mollusks
>Crustaceans
>Insects
>Or anything without a backbone

Feel free to post it.

Resources/help and information
>ID/General Info
https://bugguide.net
https://www.keepinginsects.com/
>Tarantulas

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Has anyone ever experimented on insects with LSD? Communal insects may be the natural target as you can get them regularly visiting a food site, and you can watch their nest
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>>3591090
There were some studies that looked at Aranea web building under the influence of various drugs.
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>>3587602
What did they do
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>>3592123
Pure autism
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What's a good quarantine period for integrating new inverts? I went to an expo and bought a velvet ant and two death feigning beetles to be with my current death feigner. How long should I wait to put them together? It's been a week so far.

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Sheep are neat
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>>3554322
Well it's not COMPLETELY different if they can be cross-bred, yeah? Haven't you heard of shoats?
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>>3590315
*tips f-ewe-dora*
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>>3548085
Jannie are you ok?
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>>3561710
>skub
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