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how come pterosaurs and ichtyosaurs left no extant relatives, but birds are fucking everywhere?
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>>3761158
Please post some known Pterosaur genera from Maastricht period of the Cretaceous that had small bodies.
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>>3761164
I'm a blind retard faggot, sorry.
>>3761166
https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.160333
One of the better known examples in recent years, Campanian-Maastrichtian formation.
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>>3761176
inherited traits from theropods probably helped birds enough to overcome those pterosaur stragglers then.
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>>3754231
>Bat flight is superior

If you enjoy being incapable of gaining altitude and having to climb before taking off yeah.
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>>3761222
You've never even seen a bat fly.

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What is it about their face that radiates wisdom?
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>>3761144
They look like wizards.
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the way that they act, chill and all, and the way that the eyes look, tired, as if they've seen it all there is to see as if they're fed up and there's nothing else to acknownledge

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I'm not a furry but tigers are the most based apex predators on the planet.
>lives in the forests
>does not even give a fuck about camo, he's fucking orange
>solo hunter
Absolute chad.
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>>3760257
aren't tigers actually big enough to take human pp?
I mean, they need to give give birth without splitting in two as well
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>>3761011
They are.
A thickness of a human penis is about as big as the gape
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>>3758653
why would you need to point out that you are not a furry, liking or admiring an animal doesn't automatically mean you want to fuck it
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Put pics of tigers up in your workout space to inspire gains
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Dog fighting is not even the worse punishment compared to breeders breeding smashed of slammed toadline bullies
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>>3759921
dog fighting is the REASON random dogs seem to 'just snap'

puppies bred en masse for dog fighting are leaked into regular people's homes via being abandoned, dumped into shelters or just given away. These puppies, bred from dog fighter dogs for generations are the ones with fucked up aggression issues

inbreeding a dog to the point of uselessness is awful, but this dog that can barely breath isnt tearing someone apart. mass inbreeding is a problem that eventually takes care of itself but dog fighters fuck things up for everyone
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>>3759921
They’re both in very poor taste, but I’m with you Anon. One IS clearly worse than the other.
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>>3759921
counterpoint: Dog fighting featuring SMASHSLAMMED dogs
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>>3759921
Dog fight culture led to SMASHED culture.
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>>3759921
OP, I think most of us agree that we wish toadlines were more popular amongst the retarded than pits.

I remember seeing a picture where a fighting dog literally had his face eaten off by another dog. Shit's fucked up.

>>3761177
Checked but u know those dogs can barely stand let alone fight.

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What do we do about the animal cruelty problem on YouTube?
>fake rescues
>baby monkey torture
>now sitting in snakes for $10,000
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>normies think being surrounded by harmless snakes is a big deal
Fucksake fear factor pulled shit like this years ago. My only fear in this situation would be bringing mites home to mine because Brian "racknigger" Barzyck has hoarded so many animals that he's lost any concept of quality control.
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God you people are pussies.
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>>3758229
hahaha joe rogan, it's so surreal to watch in hindsight.
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>>3761125
>you fucking pussies don't even cause harm and distress to defenseless creatures
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>>3761125
So would you let someone put snakes over you, Anon?

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Post dudes.

You know what I mean.
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>>3739094
I really, really, really like this image!
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bump
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>>3757301
what the fuck is that
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>>3756395
Fat squrol.

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What kind of bug is this
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it's probably an insect of some sort
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>>3761069
spider beetle
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>>3761088
Thanks lad I really thought it was a tick at first. Found the bugger on my neck
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how did you get that pic of me bro wtf

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redpill me on Akita's
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>>3759977
>Ugly
>Dog aggressive
>Shitheads
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>>3759977
retard dogs
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>>3759998
Had an akita that loved cats and kittens. we were afraid he would gobble them up but he turned into their dog dad and they would mimic what he would do. I'm sure he's an anomaly though among the breed. I miss that boy every day
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>>3759977
They're inferior to the rarer and more obscure Shikoku.
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>>3761161
whoops, forgot pic

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cat
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>>3759844
is stupid
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cat!

Spiders are fucking badass and look cool as shit. But everytime i meet something bigger than a ketchup sacket, i try to get closer but the moment they lose their shit and move like crazy I also lose my shit and go into "auto-dna-rooted-shit-your-pants fear" mode.
I managed to lose my fear of frogs and grasshoppers, but that was via constant contact and handle, how do i make contact with spiders without them bitting me (4-hour hardon? no thx) and without me going pussy mode?
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>>3759890
oh fuck
seriously that these motherfuckers causes necrosis?! These fuckers are everywhere where i live
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>>3759667
>>3759890
>>3759945
HOLY SHIT SOMEONE ACTUALLY POSTED THE FUNNY MEME SPIDER, PLEASE NAME IT
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>>3757497
gay spider
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>>3757497
I hate their webs but I don't mind the spider that much.
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>>3757497
I'd suggest watching some youtube channels of spider enthusiasts and just start learning about them. You might actually find big dopey tarantulas more palatable and from there work your way down to smaller nopes. I've never been particularly scared of spiders but was certainly taught to be. I randomly stumbled across some tarantula channels and now I've got a collection of them

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Let's keep discussing chickens and our interest in them. Questions and answers very welcome, as are pictures of your chickens. How are your chooks, anons?
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Thinking about actually getting some chooks! I have a few questions though if someone doesn't mind answering. (this goes for both chickens full-grown and chicks as id like to raise them.

what are some appropriate restraint and safe handling techniques?
Im a bit nervous about chickens, because of the wing flap and stuff... so wondering how I could hold them safely (chicks included)

How should I prepare and provide food? What food is best for them? (food type, how is it prepared and where does it go when it is given.)

assisting with health care needs (how do I pick up on distressted behaviour that may signify this?) , as well as what signifies illness? what care will be able to rectify this?

How would I groom them? Do they require grooming at all?

What kind of housing should I get for them?

sorry I understand that its pretty loaded but an answer would be greatly appreciated!
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>>3761663
>Smug bird for you.
You might want to start with a book on raising chickens. Here's a list: https://www.thehappychickencoop.com/chicken-books/
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>>3761721
Disregard the quote. Not sure how that happened.
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>>3761663
I'm no expert but here's the best answers I can give.

I've seen people picking up adult chooks by just grabbing by the legs and hanging them upside down but besides being efficient is probably not best practice. I normally opted for holding them by the body with my hands over their wings they'll perch on your arm or sit in your lap if you let them.

You should be able to buy premade feed from an animal feed store or possibly a pet or hardware store. This may be very easy or difficult depending on where you live. There's different feeds for different age ranges (laying hens need lots of extra calcium for example). They'll eat most kitchen scraps besides citrus and potato peels and will do some of their own foraging depending on how much free range they get.

Illness can be hard to detect. You'll normally notice a behaviour change of some sort and a colour change in the comb/wattle is a decent indicator too. The normal "broody" nesting state could come off as sick too. On /chg/ I've seen fermented feed (put seed and water in covered container and leave for a few days) and aloe vera leaf in the water as suggested remedies.

Adult chickens take dust baths to get rid of parasites. Give them somewhere to do that and they'll groom themselves. Just make sure that the environment is reasonably clean for the chicks.

Google "chicken coop" and you'll find plenty of options. As long as they have an outdoor they can hang out in, an indoor they can sleep in and somewhere more secluded that they can lay eggs in they'll be happy. For chicks you'll need a completely different setup that's more controlled and includes a heat lamp. A big box indoors with some newspaper or sawdust in the bottom should do.

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Don't forget to have fun edition

Previous Thread:
>>3742823

Resources :
https://speculativeevolution.fandom.com/wiki/Category:Tutorial

Recommended Projects:
https://sites.google.com/site/worldofserina/
>A world colonized by Canaries, Sunflowers and others

http://s1.zetaboards.com/Conceptual_Evolution/topic/5694942/1/
>A Chinese cave with very strange inhabitants


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>>3756318
Might be cool if they could jump and fly with the same limbs.
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>>3759836
Nobody knows how much they weighed.
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>>3757964
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>>3760413
We can pretty good allometric estimates, especially since muscle attachment sites are good indicators of muscle cross-section.
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>>3760336
Seems like a good way to take off

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I need a pet that will actually like me and will give me affection that won't qualify for my apartment charging extra rent (they charge extra for cats and dogs). So I have decided I will go with a pair of Guinea pigs. What are some things I can expect when keeping in mind I grew up with cats and dogs?

Here's my plan

>set up rabbit pin like this
https://livepantplay.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/indoor-rabbit.jpg
>put it on top of a tarp with bedding and some hiding spaces
>feed a cup of hay per pig in addition to pellets

What am I missing? What should I know? I think toilet training is out of the question as I heard on youtube they pee/poop everywhere.

Also, post your Guinea pigs and other pet rodents, along with any questions you may have about the like.
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>>3758657
I also have 2 white mice and they're somehow outshitting my two rats, they stink DAYS before the rats start to.
>>3761042
They're piss machines and if their urine sits on something for even a little while it starts to stink really bad. They're also known to pee out the sides of their cages so people usually get taller pans or liners. I'm looking into getting some deeper pans right now, actually.
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>>3761042
Ferrets are apparently the stickiest option
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>>3761042
Stinkiest*
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>>3761057
>I also have 2 white mice and they're somehow outshitting my two rats, they stink DAYS before the rats start to.
haha that's relatively comforting
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>>3757882
The scented bedding isn't good for small rodents such as hamsters and mice because their respiratory systems are very sensitive. Please use unscented bedding for your small rodents.

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Urgent guys!!!!
Just found this three baby birds outside my yard one died another is going to die soon and the other is alive what do i do /an/?
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>>3761027
I'm from spain
>>3761025
Thanks dude that really help
>>3761032
No they didn't die u faggot
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>>3761043
ok google your province / state and see if there are any bird sanctuaries, check facebook or other social medias as well. see if any shelters take birds and call them. here is a good guide for talking care of baby birds, yours look like nestlings to me so follow the instructions for them. also, don't force them to drink water as they may drown. they get water from the food they eat until they are old enough to drink on their own (once they have fledged.)

https://www.birdsadvice.com/how-to-save-a-baby-bird-from-dying/

https://www.birdsadvice.com/what-to-feed-a-baby-bird-without-feathers/
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>>3761063
Thanks dude is currently night in spain so there isn't any bird sanctuary open but tomorrow in the morning i'm going to call a vet friend but my intention is if the birds survive give them to my grandma that has a canary for pet
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>>3761072
What the fuck man if this was an option why did you post here in the first place? Your vet friend could have told you what to do immediately and may have even been equipped to help you
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>>3761095
It was the first thing i thought and my vet friend was working and i didn't want to bother him plus he isn't a close friend he is just a "friend" btw the birds are good for now they are miraculously allive

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>>3759814
>beginner bird
There is no such thing. Even the cheap ones like budgies require a lot of care, even if that care is less than that of needy birds like cockatoos.
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>>3759814
Finches probably, although they still need the very basic of avian knowledge and care
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Keeping birds inside is a heinous crime and all of you should be killed for doing so.
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>>3760784
How is it any more cruel than keeping a dog or a cat inside?
My birds are out of their cage all day. Proportionally to their size, they have a bigger environment than your cat does, let alone something that can't leave its cage like a fish or a lizard.
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>>3759814
your favorite bird! good beginner pet is a cat. or fish or turtle or snake.




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