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Budgie Thread
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I am sorry anon. I hope she had a happy life with you and is resting easy now.
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I saw some videos of parrots having sex in the wild and I think a lot of the reason he is bouncing around is just so he can maintain his balance better while two birds are on a little branch trying to find the right angle. At least, that's how it looks to me. I saw two cockatoos having sex on top of a traffic light one time in real life (I live in Australia) and the male wasnt shaking around as violently
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I have noticed that even when sexual dimorphism occurs with female being larger, it is still the males that pursue females? Any specific reason for this? Does female courtship simply not occur in nature? Why?
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Explain yourself?
It's not size, it's resource investment. Females almost always spend more energy to produce offspring than males, so they need to think hard about whether the investment is worth the returns. It takes you 9 hours to make some cum and 9 months for a woman to carry a baby to term.

Exceptions happen when the male starts investing more into the babies. Animals with paternal care are choosier than the norm (keep in mind the norm for males is "fuck everything that moves and most things that don't"). In some crickets and fireflies that feed themselves to the female, males even get pursued and courted by the females.

(This is usually not the case with spiders, but they're a special case because for them an individual male is worthless, their strength is they're smaller and cheaper to produce. Most males only see one female in their entire lives, so they need to take every reproductive opportunity they get. In some species the male is long-lived and better able to disperse, and is in fact choosy).
>In some species the male is long-lived and better able to disperse, and is in fact choosy
Any examples of this?
>Waner et al., Male mate choice in a sexually cannibalistic widow spider
>Riechert & Singer, Investigation of potential male mate choice in a monogamous spider (males don't choose larger/more eggbound females but do prefer older virgin spiders, 10/10 taste)
Allocosa brasiliensis has a reversal though I have no damn clue what the males offer, probably the burrow.
It might interest you to read about Neotrogla.

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Muscovy Duck...

My beloved...
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Some cities have ordnances about keeping hens (They quack, but drakes don't), so do check that out.

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I sure hope none of you are using this for your thesis.
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>OMG how did the professor find out about the AI essay app??
Someone we should all strive to be.
Exactly why ai response posts are worse than randos giving guesses, at least they tried even if they're wrong while the other is posing like an authority in the subject while feeding you bot garbo, also good to know It fails at reading wiki pages...
Return to sponge
Purest being

The cold never bothered me anyway.
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What animal is this?
doing god's work
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Goddamn those subtle freckles always get me.
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Most /an/post on /an/ in this decade

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The tarantula protects the frog from predators while the frog eats the insects that go after the tarantula's eggs.
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Isn't this a myth? Apparently sometimes the frog also eats the eggs of the tarantula.
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>This frog is primarily known for its mutualistic relationship with the burrowing tarantula Xenesthis immanis.
>It is clear the dotted humming frog greatly benefits from this relationship, as the tarantula provides the frog protection from predators, a stable food source due to the frog’s ability to feed off the remnants of the spider’s prey, and shelter to protect from climate changes. On the other hand, the frog's foraging protects the tarantula's eggs from ants. Alternative suggestions include the skin of these frogs containing antimicrobial chemicals which help keep the spider eggs healthy
>The relationship between this specific frog, Chiasmocleis ventrimaculata, and Xenesthis immanis appears to be a special one as these tarantulas attack similar frog species, therefore showing the dotted humming frog must have a special feature attractive to tarantulas.
>Tarantulas emerging from their burrows and dotted humming frogs closely follow, and although the tarantula would be expected to attack, they do not.
This Wiki page is awkwardly written, but this is a well studied relationship that's been recorded on multiple continents between different species pairs.
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Satan has always loved frogs, check out his coat of arms.

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Which cat is better?
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Are Servals smart enough to use their own tail as a warmer for their paws? No? Checkmate.
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the choice is clear
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they're so smart they learned to live in an environment where their paws do not even need warming
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I love Pallas round bois so much bros

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>In mammals, the larger, heavier and more aggressive animal has to get on top of the smaller and weaker animal in order to reproduce
Believers of intelligent design, explain yourselves.
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really? I've been throwing car batteries in the pond at the park across the street for a couple of decades now. there were catfish and bullfrogs there when I was a kid, dunno what happened to them.
Women want to feel cute and small, no amount of globohomo will trump that.
>Guts, don't look
He even goes in for a little homie kiss, lol
>Death by snu-snu

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My cat is going to die because I can't afford a $10,000 surgery.

I know it's hopeless and there's really not much I can do except make whatever time she has left as comfortable as I can, but I guess I just can't fully accept it yet and I can't help but keep wondering if there's anything else I could possibly do, or any organizations I could possibly reach out to.

Could there be any other possible way to get my cat the surgery she needs without also pulling me into massive financial debt? I'm thinking of calling ASPCA later today to ask for help, I doubt it'll really do anything but I'm getting desperate and it just feels wrong to accept her coming demise when, right now, she's still alive. I've also considered GoFundMe, but I doubt I could get the word out in any big way since I only know like three people and from how it sounds, my cat only has a few days left. Is there anything else I could do?
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Lmao you brokie, don't adopt pets you can't afford to keep. Your cat will die and it will be your fault because you're too pathetic to keep it alive. Hope you're cool with having that on your conscience forever.

Get a real job before you get another one.
This, who would pay >$500 on a catgroid??
>can't afford to drop $10,000 in the blink of an eye
>Y-YOU'RE SO POOR!!!! LOOLL!!!!!!!
I'd chip in like $200 if you post the GoFundMe here and you can actually get close to your goal...

does pet surgery actually cost $10k though? that sounds insane (and robbery, frankly)
Hey man. I'm sorry about your cat. I lived out in the middle of nowhere country for a while. My cat went missing, and when I found her she was very, very sick.

I put her down after saying my goodbyes using CO2. I sealed the carrier I got her in barring a hole for a rubber tube, put a CO2 monitor near the front of the carrier so I could keep the levels safe and not painful, and mixed baking soda and vinegar in a bottle connected to the other end of the tube.

I was quite literally 8 hours from the nearest vet, and I think I did the right thing. After that, however, I can never get a cat again I think, even if I have moved back into society.

I'd suggest helping them go on your own terms.

My gf is obsessed with getting an American Akita ever since I made the mistake of watching that stupid Richard Gere movie. She has zero dog handling experience. How bad an idea is this?
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>hey my girlfriend wants (designer pet).
Leave them immediately, for they are a stupid cunt with no concept of empathy or responsibility. This is the attitude of a spoiled child and I guarantee no amount of advice or explanation will change her mind on breed or pedigree. You will end up taking care of that dog yourself.

I've warned so many friends about this shit before. Their dumb cunt live-in gf wants a designer dog that costs thousands and is guaranteed to be inbred, won't be talked out of it, won't even entertain looking at a shelter, and then inevitably neglects the ultra-high-maint dog they demanded until my friend finally realizes what a cunt they are and kicks them out. Hopefully before they get cheated on but not usually.

Fuck I hate people that demand designer dogs. They're living things not toys.
i demand designer dogs because 40,000 years of domestication has produced some insufferable pathetic disgustng worthless shit eating constantly barking drooling child mauling canine-shaped piles of LITERAL SHIT that even smell like it and all those trash genetics from "dogs" meant to live on a chain and die fighting off a bear or mauling enemy soldiers, other dogs, or hogs absolutely do pollute the "mutts". prolifically. these creatures are so pathetically stupid they will eat themselves to death. do any wild wolves normally die eating a stick or a rock? no. if they did they died before reproducing.

dogs are garbage.

if you want them to be less garbage, support "designer dogs" that attempt to filter out some of that 40,000 years of dysgenic trash. or let's just put an end to "dogs" and start over. they're too far gone. use CRISPR to make midget wolves with williams syndrome and never go further, kind of like the canine version of cats.
>Adopt dont shop they are living things:
>Pitbull bulldog beagle lab german shepherd mix
>Neurotic barker
>Hair trigger, uncontrollable once going
>Child aggressive
>Pathologically eat turds like candy
>Obeys all commands the first time but can not figure out how to open a cracked door that needs pulled rather than pushed
>Might not be able to figure out pushing open doors either
>Will die if left alone with anything that fits in their mouth
>Needs locked in a cage when not being actively "enjoyed" for their own survival
>Food and sometimes water have to be rationed so they don't vomit/die
>Can't move after eating or they die
>Average lifespan: 5 if you put them down when they're in pain, 7 otherwise

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Pits act as a lighting rod for all the hate these dogs along with other aggressive breeds like malinois and dobermans should receive.
Don't get me wrong they are absolutely on the top of the pyramid but they completely dominate the conversation.

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This is my favorite birb, they are big, cute and they bow to show affection.
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consider potoos
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cute weird hawk falcons
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How difficult would it be to get into falconry as a hobby? Money and spare time aren't really an issue for me.
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I want to see some more of this bird. Post any pictures or stories you have
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wet pussy / soggy cat thread
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Does your cat have a weird "wet cat" smell too?

Every cat I've bathed put off this ancient litterbox/rarely cleaned mens bathroom smell until they were thoroughly shampood AND dried. For some reason the cats between ultra fluffy and sleek and otterlike smell the worst.

For reference wet dogs either smell like mushrooms/soil+human hair or rank shit depending on whether it's a shiba/husky/greyhound/whatever or a pitbull/lab/mastiff/hound (the awful smelling ones).
hows y'all knows my cat was outside getting soaked?!?
This is what people are talking about when they say cats smell like piss
how do I wash my pussy
I sprayed him with the spray bottle today for climbing up my curtains and he smelled like >>4470851 afterwards and now I want to bathe him
Also I like dog dick in my ass

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