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I saw a turtle today
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I didn't :(
Was it a yellow belly? I got two of these
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>does this dude look normal?

no but the metabolic bone disease is rather mild all things considered.

>I thought it would get better but it actually got worse.

if it has accumulated a lot of unshed scutes this can happen, dirt and bacteria can hide in there and maybe even spots of shell rot will show up as it sheds.

>gets fresh UVB & heatlamp

make sure you get real ones and if real sunlight in an outside pond is an option climate wise, go for that. 1-2 months during summer will go a long way. the only real UVB bulbs available and biologically active are the Powersun UV (and like bulbs) as well as the Lucky Reptile Bright Sun UV metal halide lamps. for real high quality and intensity UV one should get this: https://www.osram.com/ecat/ULTRA-VITALUX%20UV-A-UV-A-Ultraviolet%20lamps-Industry-Specialty%20Lighting/com/en/GPS01_1028569/PP_EUROPE_Europe_eCat/ZMP_60829/

>decent size dry dock and he basks every day and gets nice and dry

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DIY bucket filter made from a rainwater drum, 50$.
in my country american aliens are more common than native turtles
damn imigrants

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

Previous thread>>>3264061 archived. Are we back in pit bull archive times?

This is your daily reminder to want a platypus
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I may not live in a world where I may snuggle a puggle but such a world is worth fighting for.
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We'll always have Healesville in Queensland anon.

This is your daily reminder to want a platypus.
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No. Even the males need interaction. At bear minimum they like to play tug like dogs.

This is your daily reminder to want a platypus
>current year + 5
>still believing platypi exist
Even Victorian scientists weren't fooled.
Look at that shit, it's literally duck, otter and beaver parts sown together to look like an animal.

Holy shit you retards

I am mailing Elon Musk about using neuralink to save endangered species Thoughts?
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>has money
>has influence
if you hate elon so much, why does he live in your head rent-free?
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You don't know what rent free means.
pet cheetah for me

seriously though, would lion be a better choice? It can still kill you whenever it feels like. A cheetah isn't strong enough.
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Hey its me Elon Musk©®™™®. I fucking hate animals god fuck sh,it

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NPR's Science Friday will host a livestream this Wednesday, 4/29, to discuss the Raccoon Project at the University of Wyoming!
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Cute racc.
wtf, is that raccoon being interviewed?

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>May 5th, 1970
>Inna 'Nam
>Seven man team of Marines under the command of Sergeant Robert Crane Phleger inserted 25 miles Northwest of Da Nang to do a five day recon patrol
>First night they set up camp
>2000 hours muffled screams are heard from Phleger's position
>Rest of the team attempt to search but it's too dark and they decide to wait until first light
>First light comes and they find Phleger's spot deserted with the exception of his M16 and a trail of blood leading away
>They follow the blood trail and find Phleger's body, neck snapped and partially devoured
>Tiger roars and the team open fires in it's direction
>Team call for extraction and while waiting the tiger advances on them again
>They open fire once more and throw a frag grenade in it's direction
>Team extract
>2 weeks later
>Another Marine recon patrol in the same area
>Patrol leader ends up shooting and killing a tiger that was stalking his team
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>August 5th, 1868
>Fort Larned, Kansas
>Rabid grey wolf bites one of the sentinels and enters the Fort, heading to the hospital
>Bites Corporal Michael McGillicuddy on the hand as he lays in bed
>Bit two other men in the hospital, pulling one out of his bed
>Tries to bite a laundress but she protects herself with bed sheets
>Passes through the hall of a Captain's house and attacks a large Newfoundland dog, mauling it
>Bites a Lt. Thompson on the porch of Colonel Wynkoop's house
>A guard fires a shot but misses and the wolf runs between his legs
>Charges a final sentinel and is finally shot
>All wounds are cauterized with nitrate of silver and washed with alkali washes regularly
>Corporal Michael McGillicuddy refuses to have his wounded finger amputated and shows hydrophobic symptoms on September 6th, ultimately dying on September 9th
>The large Newfoundland dog dies as well
>Everyone else manages to avoid infection
Rabies is terrifying.
That guy who refused the amputation was a moron.
sorry for ruining the thread
this would work so well as a dinosaur movie scene
>2000 hours muffled screams are heard
holy shit that's 83 straight days of screaming

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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
>Or anything without a backbone

Feel free to post it.

Resources/help and information
>ID/General Info

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Do not use that at all.
You are wrong.
Help me invert
What is wrong anon?
Hmmm, i wonder what all of these posts were for.

rat thread rat thread
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The silvermane looks like a wererat.
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Don't rats constantly spot? You pick them up, droplet of pee on you, put them down on your bed, droplets of pee on your bed, and it comes with a nice marking scent too.
>droplets of pee on your bed

Who cares, my bed is already covered in 1cm thick layer of dried cum.

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What's "specism" exactly? Different sources and people (usually vegans) tell different meanings.
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How if you can barely move? The most people calling for human euthanasia are dying already and just reached a point where they'd rather skip the last two weeks of nothing but pain.
A lot of people mean it in the way that people are disgusted and shocked by dogs being farmed and eaten but are happy that pigs suffer and die for their meals. Society tells people that it's okay to eat one and not the other, when these socially acceptable beliefs are called into question, these people become defensive and often lash out.
>What's "specism" exactly?
Something made up like every “ism”.
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A way for faggots to feel special.
that's kinda disgusting. I bet it came from a swamp.

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>get my first pet dog
>as in, the first one I'M responsible for
>a cute little corgi
>no clue how to raise a dog
>mostly just do what I've seen family do and what I've read is good for them
>feed him good food, potty train him, get him neutered, play with him when he's lonely
>fast forward 2 years
>slowly begin to realize the gravity of what I've done
>he's very spirited, yet quieter than any small dog I've ever seen
>he's smart enough to open doors and navigate his way around/through any barrier, yet polite enough to not do so when I say not to
>has no health issues at all
>little tail stub wiggles madly whenever he sees me
>incredibly loyal to me
>protective of me
>loves me

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It's either him or your pillows anon
> t. Lamarkist
Early neutering increases the risk of bone cancer and joint problems including hip dysplasia.
Unless your dog was a top winning show dog and/or working dog actively used for herding sheep, and passed all breed appropriate health and DNA testing it was not breeding quality to begin with.
no because outside of America there is more focus on actually being a responsible owner instead of cutting bits off your animal - reproductive organs, toes, tails, ears etc

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Freg babi
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I rather not imagine that thanks
The dream
Would be so neat
if you lived in Asia you could have a rice paddy and 15,000,000,000,000 frogs and nobody would suspect you were a dangerously insane frog maniac
t. guy who lived next to some rice paddies with 15,000,000,000,000 frogs

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Why is it so hard to find a quality cat tree?

Everyone time I find one that looks really cool, it either just doesn't exist, or it costs thousands of dollars.

I just want a nice tree for my fat Mao. Any anon have kewl cat gyms? And where did you get them?
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Might break down and buy this one for about $600
I already have something basic like this. But, it's just too small.
it’s kind of a niche luxury product that is hard to ship, logistically a PITA in general and involves a lot of artistry and design work.
imagine how much work has to go into making all that fancy shit and designing it and building it, shaving the carpet and whatnot. And I think only Americans have enough room for something like this in their house

post your dogs
here's diesel
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perr/o/ caca
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Here's Liza
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My nigga bixby.
r8 my doge
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Hinata the Shiba
3 year old girl

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It wasn't pic related but it had a similar body shape, except the one I saw was a little fatter but more triangular. My first thought was mosquito too, he had a bit of that look. He was just over an inch long. He was white on top and black at the very bottom, and the bottom half of his body was striped with shades of reddish brown. The colours actually caught my attention because he was like a little swatch you'd get from the paint shop. He also had golden yellow eyes. I'm in Scotland and haven't seen a little critter quite like him before.
>My first thought was mosquito too, he had a bit of that look
Look up robber flies
He’s in Scotland, they’re called Robert flies over there

Hey what kind of rat or bird eats duck eggs and leaves no shells behind? My duck started hatching 9 eggs and she steadily kept loosing them over the course of 3 weeks . She managed to hatch 3 ducklings and today I left them outside where the duck nest was and I lost a duckling , no trace whatsoever .
What is this ?
Pic related is similar to my male duck
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Maybe he wasn't hungry enough? Also where are you located? It might help finding our suspect
Just found the missing duckling , he must have sliped trough the wire fence

Eastern Europe
She's eating her own eggs.
You lose lots of calcium birthing eggs.
She's eating them, baby, shell and all to regain much need calcium lost from egg production.
If there aren't even some crumbs of shell left and no panicing happened I vote snake, too. They can be very sneaky.

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Not amusing in their behavior necessarily, but in their existence as a life form.
Crabs are very amusing to me. When I think about crabs I almost always end up smiling.
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crane flies and opiliones are both clumsy moe.
>I'm sure to win because my speed is superior
>haha funny scrungo chungus XD
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They use those claws to crack open coconuts right? Does anyone what the gif of one killing a seagull?

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