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

[Advertise on 4chan]

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

08/21/20New boards added: /vrpg/, /vmg/, /vst/ and /vm/
05/04/17New trial board added: /bant/ - International/Random
10/04/16New board for 4chan Pass users: /vip/ - Very Important Posts
[Hide] [Show All]


[Advertise on 4chan]

[Catalog] [Archive]

File: IMG_20210724_065048.jpg (2.37 MB, 4630x3480)
2.37 MB
2.37 MB JPG
My daughter found a bat in the toilet this morning. I fished him out and have him drying off in a box In the garden with some old socks in for warmth. I'm in the UK and I'm worried about heat for him, is this an issue for bats? He didn't seem injured as he crawled around the table at pace and didn't have too much difficulty climbing over the socks, there is a bat rescue but they aren't open for advice until 10am (2.5hours away) should I put the box in my :-
airing cupboard
Garage
Leave it be
Any help for wet bats would be appreciated as I want Lil Boris to stay alive while its my watch. I have to walk the dogbbefre swimming lessons but I'll monitor the thread if I can. Muchos gracias caballeros
4 replies and 1 image omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>3874181
cough on him
>>
Wife is a health inspector and they are responsible for dog bites and rabies cases.
99% of the bats she tests have rabies. They're not the type of animal that hangs out with humans unless they're sick.
And their teeth are so small you can get bit and not know it.
This is very serious because rabies is 100% fatal without treatment.
>>
Second above poster. Super sharp teeth dont even know bitten, bats are the single largest source of rabies in nations that require dogs be vaccinated.

Once you have symptoms it is fatal, can only survive if you get treatment before symptoms start.

Bats that have trouble flying or are active in the day are sick. Daytime flopping bats are fatal to mess with.
You may need rabies treatment or daughter might. Rabies has no cure once you have symptoms.

If the bat is sick or not healthy get rabies treatment right away.
>>
>>3874844
I feel lucky.
I used to live in Malaysia in a 30 story apartment complex where lots of bats nested. When I was between six and eight years old I played with bats I found on the ground a lot and babied them by picking off their ticks and trying to feed them. They were super duper soft, really nice fluffy fur so it’s hard not to pet them. I did get bitten once by a flying fox-looking bat but thankfully no diseases occurred.
>>
Let the bat die. In the meantime get yourself a rabies vaccine.

were dinosaurs cute?
131 replies and 23 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>3872758
I've reached the current extent of human knowledge in one area of science and have good general knowledge in most other areas. The ten years spent on this were engaging, but learning physical facts won't help to fill a void if you feel one. Philosophy and ethics are better for that, but getting immersed in them traded my inner emptiness for a deep bitterness towards the current state of western culture.
I am comfortable though. I have satisfaction with how I live, and I accept that which I cannot change while working on that which I can. This is my comfortable.
>>
>>3861900
How joyless they are.
What sucks the soul from a person so?
>>
>>3872996
Doubt
>>
>>3858582
keep trying to convice yourself otherwise degenerate, calling others normalfags is a twitter tier way to cope with the fact that others are having a better life than you do
>>
>>3873457
Radiation from the fossils.

File: Henny.jpg (209 KB, 1500x1133)
209 KB
209 KB JPG
How are your chickens, anons?
What are they feeding on, what new structures are you building for them and how are your breeding programmes going?
Please post pictures, tell us what's happening and feel free to ask questions.
127 replies and 57 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
File: Old hens.jpg (3.43 MB, 2383x919)
3.43 MB
3.43 MB JPG
Old hens in the afternoon sun eating their fermented wheat.
>>
File: 20210705_134555.jpg (3.22 MB, 4032x2268)
3.22 MB
3.22 MB JPG
>>3859131
Hi /ckg/ I have a chicken that has sour crop and I'm basically a brainlet about chickens, but my mom is sad because it is gonna die from it. No veternary hospitals will take it or prescribe anything for it. She's been dangling it upside (which I would assume clears the crop) but this only temporarily helps. Is there anything I can do or buy to fix this?
>>
does anyone have a wildlife pond and chickens? Do they bathe/poop in it? Have you had to upgrade your filter? Do you keep them away from it and if so how, especially if you let them free range?
>>
>>3874444
isolating your chicken in a warm, quiet area
limiting feed intake
holding her upside down and gently massaging the crop in the direction of the head and carefully trying to induce vomiting
encouraging her to eat some yogurt or olive oil
keeping her drinking plenty of water with apple cider vinegar
sprinkling a bit of cinnamon over some plain yogurt and adding a drop of oregano oil

You need to get her to vomit that crap out.
>>
File: Sour crop survivor.jpg (646 KB, 753x622)
646 KB
646 KB JPG
>>3874444
The operation to remove the sour crop contents is a simple one, and there are examples on Youtube etc. I took my hen to the vet as I didn't have a scalpel nor sutures, and instructed/assisted him with it as he hadn't done it before and I talked him through what needed doing. Whole heap of twisted grass in there which'd never have emptied back through her throat, it smelt horrendous. She was instantly better, back eating that evening and stitches out a week later. She's still alive, years later.
Best of luck.

https://news.sky.com/story/lethal-chimpanzee-attacks-on-gorillas-observed-for-first-time-12360429

Uh oh, Gorilla bros...
11 replies and 1 image omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>3872649
gorillas DON'T want to fight

if they did they could kill you like a bear would, one swat and you're dead.

gorillas are basically peaceful
chimps are learrning to be terrorists
>>
>>3872900
>racist
>entirely different species
>>
>>3874768

If you study human history you would realize humans are the product of several different species.

Planet of the apes is closer to reality than you thought.

Scientists are coming to the realization of many different species once inhabiting the planet and interbreeding with sometimes fertile offspring that hybridize into new species.
It wasnt linear development.
Africans most likely stayed the dumbest because they lived near and continued to breed with thier ancestors. You gotta move away from the ape to seperate and then experience unique selective pressures. If you live amongst chimps, homo erectus and many in between you dont evolve away much.
If you travel far away, as far away as you can like way up north to try and be left alone, have die offs and change you become something new. Then you can become advanced and then go back to the homeland of tens of thousands of years before and bring all that advancement back to your primitive ancestors. Who then want to live in your societies and move to and replace and mix with you undoing thousands of years of seperation and advancement.

But just being seperate does necessarily lead to advancement, aborigines of australia traveled far and didnt get much better. So gotta get lucky too.
>>
>>3873430
>learning to be
They fucking are. What causes this violent war-like behavior?
>>
>>3872900
Yeah stop trying to justify you being the actual subhuman in that situation.

File: cute cats.jpg (193 KB, 1091x667)
193 KB
193 KB JPG
So, I have 6 cats, and a boyfriend that is allergic (he doesn't live with me yet). I recently had the idea of making a large storage building (maybe the size of a large room?) an outside house for them. I'm not quite sure how to do this though, though my mom has been keeping an eye out for buildings for sale online.

I figure insulated, with windows that allow for an air conditioner/heater, and one that leads to an outside caged area. As well as shelfing around the walls for the to climb/chill in. Everyone gets along for the most part aside from minor tiffs, but they obviously still need a good amount of space for themselves. I figure throw a couch in there and I'll spend a good amount of my time hanging out/sleeping there.

But after thinking about it, I'm wondering how I would get power to something to keep them at a comfortable temperature, maybe an extension cord and have the mini house close enough for it to reach? Do you guys have any advice/ideas? Pic related, some of my cats.
15 replies and 1 image omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>3872932

Is it that different than if we had to move, or when I'm away because I'm working or spending time over at my bfs house? I wouldn't be leaving them alone days at a time, I absolutely plan to go out there and chill everyday and sleep over some nights. And I'd set up a camera so I can keep an eye on them when I'm not there. I just want a solution where everyone is happy.

Before even testing him staying over I want him to go to an allergist to get advice since apparently some allergies are sniffles and some are "my skin is literally rotting" or "the more I am around my allergy the closer I am to death".

Currently stay in a house owned by my dad, it's a 3 bed 2 bath, though if I'm being honest it feels too big when I'm alone. I'm trying to get a psychiatrist to diagnose/work through my problems, but one thing is when I'm alone/dating a slob (my ex) I tend to be pretty gross. I clean up after the cats, but overall I do very bare minimum. I used to be able to tackle things like cleaning and hobbies just fine, so I figure it's just something I gotta work through. My thought process was also that it'd be much easier to keep things clean if the cats have a building that I can go over and do upkeep throughout the week, and the house will be easier to take care of,
>>
>>3872536
You had cats because nobody loved you. Now someone's dusting your meat curtains and your ready to drown each cat in the toilet. I'd hedge.
>>
>>3872536
Is your boyfriends name Bobby?
>>
>>3874508

N-no?
>>
> have dog for five years
> had since pup, literally my best friend
> meet girl, start dating
> time passes, move in together
> apparently has a minor dog allergy
> get in to argument because she wants me to get rid of my dog
> tell her that's dead
> 'ugh, it's me or the dog anon'
> tell her she's crazy if she thinks that's the route i'll take, lay in to her, basically tell her she's not the only piece of pussy in the whole world
> packs shit and leaves
> mfw

Bitch was trippin' thinking I was gonna go for that.

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

Old one hit image limit archived. 3652185
167 replies and 102 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>3872463
I bet Elon would want a platypus. He seems sensible like that.

This is your daily reminder to want a platypus.
>>
This is your daily reminder to want a platypus.
>>
bump
>>
>>3874819
bump
>>
This is a very good thread.
I want a platypus, but the unfortunate reality is that they have no place in a person's home.

File: Liger.jpg (241 KB, 1100x734)
241 KB
241 KB JPG
Well /an/?
9 replies and 3 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>3873573
I'm against race mixing on principal
>>
>>3873589
>>3873594
Interesting. Do you own those birds?
>>
>>3873573
I wonder what their parents and pure breads think of them
>>
File: images.jpg (93 KB, 678x452)
93 KB
93 KB JPG
>>3873573
I am fine if its happening naturally/without human interferences. The Polar/Grizzly bear hybrid for example has been found several times in the far North.
>>
>>3874564
Another anon turned me on to picrel. From the description,they have the potential to be the ultimate goodbois/girls, and good partners for me to take hiking and fishing.

File: david4poit2.jpg (872 KB, 4032x3024)
872 KB
872 KB JPG
Where can I buy sextoys for my cat?
Now covid restrictions have lifted I no longer have the time full entertain my beloved pet and help her reach enjoyment. What toys are available for her to use on her self?
>>
File: download (1).png (7 KB, 224x225)
7 KB
7 KB PNG
>>3874843

File: download.jpg (15 KB, 310x163)
15 KB
15 KB JPG
Hi. I'm picking up a rescue dog tomorrow. I've been reading about training and rescue dogs in general, but mostly I've been having trouble finding consistent info when it comes to schedule and methods.
Are there any particular dog trainers you follow on social media/youtube channels I could take a look into?

Dog is a 7mo mutt, very docile but a bit timid and energetic. I've got the whole checklist already and set up a crate already - though I'm not very sure where to start on the first couple days. What do you do with him on the first couple weeks? Do we just hang out?

I'm crating him on the living room at first and blocking access to bedrooms and kitchens. Where I live people don't really crate train and we can't really find one to buy, so I had to improvise a bit. I got a variety of leashes and harnesses to test before taking him to walk.
He seems like a good boy.
3 replies and 2 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
I don't have much to say except you go dude. Good luck with new friend.
>>
you'll be fine just put him on schedule that works for you
>>
>>3873395
>Are there any particular dog trainers you follow on social media/youtube channels I could take a look into?

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-qnqaajTk6bfs3UZuue6IQ

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCortXxJdZYbHCrOa3nddr6g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRz6crbrMMo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zth8EQ-0z2Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xVIj1odxhA

>Do we just hang out?

yeah. do not be too aggressive with your ahdnling at first. let the dog come to you. then reciprocate with affection based on how much the dog offers. on intimidation. jsut spend time on the floor together doing whatever. puppy proof your hosue. no food around. no cables. no toys. no shoes. no chemicals. no access to the kitchen. the door has to be locked and so ahs the garbage. crage training is a good thing but if you want to sue a crate, if has to be a crate. meaning it ahs to be safe, can't be broken out of and cant be bent open in ways that teh puppy will kill itself with.
>>
>>3873657
are you left handed?
>>
File: IMG_20210724_103317.jpg (3.76 MB, 4640x2610)
3.76 MB
3.76 MB JPG
>>3873657
Hi! Just letting you guys know I picked him up today morning and he's amazing. We brought him home and sat on the floor for a while as he smelled the room, for now he has access to the living room where he'll be staying and the porch area on the apartment only.
We spent the day playing, bonding and tyring him out - later, I tested a harness on him to see if he was used to walking at all, and he was great, so we took a walk - though he pulled a little bit and got a bit nervous at louder noises, he was very good.
At home, I introduced the crate to him and he spent a lot of time inside with a kong filled with treats and he was fed the as well. He's quite tired now and I hope he'll sleep at least half of the night.
Potty is a bit of a trouble though - foster home said he was potty trained on a sanitary pad, they even gave it to me to help him acclimate. I took him on lots of breaks and he has yet to pee/poop even when we were on a walk. I'm expecting him to go during the night when we're sleeping and the house is calmer, so I'm setting a few alarms to take him and see if he does end up going.
Overall I'm positively surprised, though it might just be because of his age - I've heard they become very troublesome at around 9mo.

File: 38_4_c365-6-l.jpg (441 KB, 1024x830)
441 KB
441 KB JPG
Jesus Christ
189 replies and 30 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
Wrote and the answer to this is to reduce the life giving gas that plants breathe and give more money to the elite, wow wtf I love eugenicist technocrats now
>>
>>3863527
Go read climagate emails, also co2 rise follows warming periods. Go relate Gore after you pay him money for your carbon credits goy
>>
>>3868479
Nice admission of being a coward
>>
>>3863358
There is no dilemma here. We must invade and occupy China.
>>
>>3863366
America:
>well I'll tell me citizens to try but leave my poor megacorps alone
China:
>well I won't try

File: 1627147318815.png (684 KB, 955x762)
684 KB
684 KB PNG
>>
>>3874626
marmoset
>>
shouldn't China be experimenting on bugs?
>>
einstein-headed brown recluse
>>
>>3874799
Experimenting on people is a thing of the past, anon.

File: fb_image_596e0181e4c2b.jpg (271 KB, 1200x630)
271 KB
271 KB JPG
Are rats friends?
255 replies and 82 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>3874118
>AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
>>
File: 3m9mst7vys431[1].png (402 KB, 604x604)
402 KB
402 KB PNG
>>3852928
Depends on the individual rat.
>>
>>3874681
I was going to ask what individual rats have malicious intent but then I remembered my meanest rat from when I was a kid. Mona was a little asshat and would regularly bully her cagemate despite being smaller. They still snuggled to sleep but that fighting was relentless even in old age. The other rat was very friendly and loved being held but Mona would bite and scratch every time. Through their whole lives, despite frequent efforts I never managed to soften that bitter little shit up to humans.
>>
https://twitter.com/PicsWithUTOST/status/1375078785297625090?s=20
>>
>>3874118
Rat Pog
Rat Pog

File: giga.jpg (33 KB, 680x763)
33 KB
33 KB JPG
>It lives in the water? Must be a fish
3 replies and 3 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>3874277
This is a bony fish though.
>>
hippos are rinofishes
crocs are lizzarfishes
beavers are hogfishes
ducks are chickenfishes
turtles are shildedfishes

and most importantly, penguins are not birds.
>>
File: 32f.jpg (46 KB, 822x960)
46 KB
46 KB JPG
>it walks on two legs and lacks feathers? Must be a man.
>>
>>3874240
>>3874281
>>3874780
What do these try to prove
>>
File: 1621524070580.jpg (159 KB, 799x801)
159 KB
159 KB JPG
>>3874780
Here's your human

Post the most superior bird: shoebill
30 replies and 25 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
Name one (1) bird better than shoebill
>>
File: 1619046565797.jpg (119 KB, 1080x1080)
119 KB
119 KB JPG
>>
>>3865313
these things are cunts
>>
File: cassowary.jpg (97 KB, 684x480)
97 KB
97 KB JPG
>Blocks your path
>>
>>3874607
Over designed

I find it cringe to talk to animals.
My dog has no name and I communicate with him exclusively in a non verbal way.
However mi gf insists I should name him and keeps talking to him with a dumb baby voice which I find extremely irritating.
Am I in the wrong here?
70 replies and 15 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
I talk to my cat as if he was a street nigga
Can't do it when there's people around though
>>
>>3873705
Mmm...frankly I do baby talk my dog, but if she acts retarded, which does happen on occasion, suddenly it's, "AY! Stupid ass retarded ass bitch, get your dumb ass over here! This ain't that, you're fucking up right now.". And she knows this, and comes back ears down, looking up at me, tail wagging like, 'I didn't do it.'. Crazy ass dog...
>>
File: image.jpg (64 KB, 530x440)
64 KB
64 KB JPG
>>
>>3872231
>Truly, the republicans of pet ownership.
Now this is someone who has a great relationship with their father. You can tell.
>>
>>3871611
based as hell




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.