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For raccoon dog general posting.
I love these things like you wouldn't believe.
They're cuter, dopier cousins of foxes.
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Red foxes are bullies, and will aggressively push out any canid they can win a fight with.
Just ask the arctic fox.
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I'm a Jack Russell terrier.
Fuck you!
Fuck you!
Can't catch me!
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fuckers fast
he can't keep getting away with this
Based, mine got cancer at like age 14 but she still ran around until the day she deteriorated and died
>Berlin circa 1987

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What does /an/ think of Bonsai trees?
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I read this as Bosnian for a moment.

sure are :)
I prefer big, wild trees. Bonsai remind me of urban lawns and the weirdos who obsess over those.
I tried bonsai once, but I'm incredibly good at killing plants in pots. The sole survivor was an oak I left outside. I ended up feeling bad for it and just planting it in the yard, and it's doing really well as a tree now.
It's abuse and an affront to God

Which make better pets, rats or degus?
Degus? more Denus
Degus seem pretty sociable and intelligent but I'll take not having to worry about heatstroke any day.
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Degus are cleaner.
Live over twice as long.
Need a daily sand bath so they don't get sick.
More expensive.
Likely not as intelligent as rats though.
Haha fat rat

German Shepherd is the best breed and you won't convince me otherwise

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Ask a T. rex anything.
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Are you alright? You may need to go to the doctor after that stroke.
They really distinctly used to be. The trend is mostly over though, replaced by dobermans and then by pitbulls.
What a tragedy, they could be breeding them to make other traits bigger.
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never seen one like that (2009) irl

Where can I adopt a kokoni in the US? I’ve read up a ton about it and it seems like the perfect dog for me. I even though up a cool name. Dio.
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How am I supposed to go to Greece and bring back a dog?
My aunt did it by hiding the puppy between her breasts. You're probably not a woman with an ample bosom, but knowing the average anon that shouldn't be a problem.
dogs fly on planes all the time
I've seen lots of strays that look like that.
Depending on how your aunt looks that’s either fucking awesome for the doggo or utterly horrifying.

There should be a service where you can rent a dog for a week. I'd enjoy having a pomeranian around for awhile, but I don't want one long term.
this is called being a dog sitter and you get paid for it
Yeah, but I specifically want a pomeranian. I doubt there are many people looking for a one time dog sitter who wants to watch a pomeranian for a week.
why don’t you just pick and choose your clients like “sorry can’t watch your husky for a week i’m booked” but in actuality you’re just waiting for a pomeranian. no ones gotta know.

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i like snails, post snail

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>Ywn see sapient corvids spread throughout the world
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Absolutely, anon. There is a wonderful book about an author's experiences interacting with a series of Octopus over several years that anyone interested in animal intelligence should read. Octopus are capable of affection, play, mischief, and a lot that surprised me.
Crows and birds in general are horny fucking sex addicts
nah that's the degenerate mammalian fish
Because intelligence doesn't lead to sexual deviancy. Human-like traits, and in humans low IQ and mental illness, lead to sexual deviancy.
Not to mention having descended from one of the more promiscuous animal lineages.

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I've got a cat who is obese (has been since I got him, pic semi-related). He tears out the fur on his rump & haunches. This causes scabbing, which causes flaking, which causes itching, which causes tearing out the fur around his rump and haunches. So, as a test, I simply shaved a swath off fur off his haunches with some clippers. My thinking is: shave the fur, nothing to tear out, skin heals, fur regrows, no scabbing to cause itching.

Are there flaws in my plan? It's warm here. This started when he got fleas about a year ago.
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Sounds like a flawless experiment let us know how it goes
The skin where I shaved has healed fine. I'm just wondering: is there a problem shaving the back half of a cat, aside from it'll look ridiculous for a little while.
i've got a semi-related question. Why is your cat obese to the point where it's very obviously harmful? Are you doing anything to make it lose weight?
They have deceptively thin skin and it’s easy to tear open sizeable wound just from a nick of the clippers. There’s also the risk of sunburn.
Otherwise, you’re fine.

Fat cats also have a lot of trouble properly grooming themselves in that area, flystrike is something else to watch out for until he loses weight.
I am, yes. It's a process. I'm not starving the dude, but he is losing weight.

Thanks. He's indoor, so flies and sunburns are a non-issue. Sounds like I'm good to give him a clip. I'm not trying to get skin-close, or anything. Just gonna keep it short until he heals. His one patch I tested things on is way better.

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Poposaurus and all other bipedal Psuedosuchians are incredible.
They're like those mid-20th century dinosaur drawings depicting them is big bipedal lizards and crocodiles, but still scientifically accurate.
Poposaurus is my favorite due to being the most blatantly bipedal and having a funny name which makes it sound like he's the law.
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Synapsids as a group are underappreciated
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Literally me
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Terrestrial crocs definitely still mogged a lot of mammals in the Cenozoic.

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it's okay, he's the mechanic
Take it to the vet
>I'm gonna need vise grips, a cat carrier, and two quarts of 5W30

I asked on /ck/, but they told me to ask you guys too

So, recently, I got a house in the countryside. Still doing renovations and shit, but hopefully in half a year or so it would be mostly done. I'm not planning on starting a farm or anything, gonna use it mostly as a summer villa to chill and maybe start a decent garden with crops and shit since I have a huge yard too.
I was thinking about also getting some chicken. Not a lot, maybe just 5-6 to have fresh eggs everyday and maybe slaughter and eat them at the end of the summer...
My question is, might sound dumb, but should I buy feed(sneed) for them? I've heard from people that its actually better to just let them roam in the yard whole and they manage to feed themselves on "natural" food, finding all kinds of bugs and worms, and shit and apparently the chicken feed they sell is mostly filled with garbage. I've heard that just feeding them straight grains or corn ain't that great for the taste either.
I'm not one of those "bio" freaks obsessed with hippie shit, all I care is for the taste of the eggs and meat eventually, whats the best option? Will they be able to get enough food that way?
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Standard chicken wire is fine. You can use 1" or 2". Just be sure that roost bars are away from wire. Some predators will reach through and grab birds while they sleep.
In addition to the concrete I also run hardware cloth (square hole wire) along the base for younger birds.
Unless you put a fence around your crops, don't expect too much success with the harvest if you let the chickens roam free. Also, your "decent garden" will be filled with holes and dirt patches
As it has already been pointed out, your timetable might be screwed because chickens don't start laying eggs until a certain age.
They can find food just fine but if you want them to be well fed and laying nice eggs, you should definitely provide additional food. My family uses store bought chicken feed + a mix of ground up corn and barley. Food requirements do vary depending on the season, the warmer part of the year provides more outdoor food. But even so, my chickens eat from the troughs every day. We also feed them leftovers (obviously not everything that would otherwise go onto the compost) and various vegetables. As for the taste of the eggs - as long as you don't feed your chickens some Monsanto poison or other sort of plastic bullshit, you will eat eggs far superior to store bought.

Get runner ducks.
Good idea anon.
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Blue Laced Red olive egger I hatched this spring.
Cross between an Ameraucana and a Wyandotte.
Did this one just for fun but I'm debating what to cross her with for the next generation.

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