• Why do my pet rabbits keep dying on me?

    I genuinely don't understand what I'm doing wrong. As I far as I understand, I'm taking excellent care of the little guys. I feed them high-end food from the pet supply store, I give them ample living space and attention, I bathe them at least every other day, I buy multiple bunnies at once so they can... show more
    I genuinely don't understand what I'm doing wrong. As I far as I understand, I'm taking excellent care of the little guys. I feed them high-end food from the pet supply store, I give them ample living space and attention, I bathe them at least every other day, I buy multiple bunnies at once so they can socialize, I make sure their always getting enough water, etc. Why do they keep dying on me? I came home from work yesterday only to find two of them huddled in the corner of the pen as dead as can be. This is the fifth time this has happened in the past six months. I've wanted to own pet rabbits since I was a little girl and I'm finally in a living situation that allows it. I'm really determined to make this work. What should I do differently in the future?
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • What is your opinion on rats as pets?

    10 answers · 1 day ago
  • What should I name my beetle?

    Best answer: Dynastes
    Tityus
    Dead Wood Diner
    Chunky Bug
    Magnus the Terrible
    Best answer: Dynastes
    Tityus
    Dead Wood Diner
    Chunky Bug
    Magnus the Terrible
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • What pet should I get?

    Basically, I’m going to move soon out of my house and rent one where I’ll be living on my own. I want to get a pet to keep me company.The thing is, I don’t want to spend a fortune on taking care of it. I’d like to spend around 100€ for its home, decorating it and all, not more. I had quite a few ideas. Another... show more
    Basically, I’m going to move soon out of my house and rent one where I’ll be living on my own. I want to get a pet to keep me company.The thing is, I don’t want to spend a fortune on taking care of it. I’d like to spend around 100€ for its home, decorating it and all, not more. I had quite a few ideas. Another problem is that occasionally I might travel to other countries or cities. So I’ll need to leave my pet at someone to take care of it. That means that it will have to be easy to carry around. First I thought of cats and dogs but these animals need a lot of money and attention. Then I thought of a turtle. I went and asked for tank prices and it’s in budget! For a big, comfortable tank of course. Not something small. However the problem with turtles is that I’ll have a hard time carrying it to my mum to take care of it when I need to leave to go places for a week or so. And even if I carry it there the turle will have to stay in a small tank because obviously I can’t carry the tank with me too. Next, I thought of bunnies. But I read that they get lonely if they don’t get much attention and I’ll be gone at classes for many hours of the day, plus, if I occasionally want to go out for dinner etc. And getting two bunnies will heighten the cost. Not to mention that I read they need to go to the vet every three months. So I really don’t know what the right pet for me would be! Any suggestions?
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Are domestic animals/Pets capable of having homosexual tendencies with their same animal gender?

    Best answer: Of course!

    It's just fairly uncommon, depending on species.

    For example it's not very common in dogs but it's common for male rabbits to mount each other. Though that's more about dominance..
    Best answer: Of course!

    It's just fairly uncommon, depending on species.

    For example it's not very common in dogs but it's common for male rabbits to mount each other. Though that's more about dominance..
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • Did your pet ever try to defend you?

    Best answer: Absolutely. I once got charged by a bear on my own property (I live in northern BC) and my husky/mastiff counter-charged. Both the dog and the bear stopped just before they made contact and backed off again. I was so glad because even though my dog is big and tough, the bear is obviously bigger and tougher and... show more
    Best answer: Absolutely. I once got charged by a bear on my own property (I live in northern BC) and my husky/mastiff counter-charged. Both the dog and the bear stopped just before they made contact and backed off again. I was so glad because even though my dog is big and tough, the bear is obviously bigger and tougher and would have destroyed the dog, but she fearlessly protected me. And even did a second time when the bear came back for another go 15 minutes later (the bear had stolen a bag of dog-food and was coming back for more). Good dog!
    9 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is it immature to buy a pet tarantula as an adult?

    I'm 36 and planning to buy a tarantula from the pet store.
    I'm 36 and planning to buy a tarantula from the pet store.
    10 answers · 7 days ago
  • What is considered a pet?

    Are hamsters or fish considered as pets if you are renting a place? I understand cats and dogs are pets, but I'm not sure on hamsters or fish and aquariums.
    Are hamsters or fish considered as pets if you are renting a place? I understand cats and dogs are pets, but I'm not sure on hamsters or fish and aquariums.
    15 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can a pet shop deny to give your pets back?

    Best answer: Your girlfriend screwed up when she accepted a gift card in exchange for the ferrets. This once again made the ferrets the property of the pet store, and not her property. Secondly, because she accepted a gift card, she's now stuck with Monopoly money that she can only spend at the same store that refused to... show more
    Best answer: Your girlfriend screwed up when she accepted a gift card in exchange for the ferrets. This once again made the ferrets the property of the pet store, and not her property. Secondly, because she accepted a gift card, she's now stuck with Monopoly money that she can only spend at the same store that refused to return her pets.

    If she hadn't accepted the return, she could have demanded her property be returned to her. She got fooled. Likely, this is in the best interest of the animals, as pet shops don't typically behave this way for no good reason. They likely suspect that she's an inept pet owner, and it's entirely possible they're right. I don't know the details, but an injured pet after a couple days would look suspect, don't you think?
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Rabbit digging then bitting what does he want?

    Rabbit digging then bitting what does he want?

    Best answer: Digging and biting at what? If he is digging at your clothes, he is likely trying to get to your skin to lick (groom) you. Rabbits don't understand what that clothes is doing in their way. ;)
    He may then bite because he gets frustrated.
    Best answer: Digging and biting at what? If he is digging at your clothes, he is likely trying to get to your skin to lick (groom) you. Rabbits don't understand what that clothes is doing in their way. ;)
    He may then bite because he gets frustrated.
    5 answers · 7 days ago
  • What pet could I get for my flat?

    My contract says that I can't keep any "animal, bird, reptile or insect", are there any pets that would be ok?
    My contract says that I can't keep any "animal, bird, reptile or insect", are there any pets that would be ok?
    19 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why won't domesticated dogs/cats eat their owner while domesticated lions/tigers will?

    Best answer: They will.
    Its not out of hunger though, its a wild instinct that domestication can't breed out.
    Here is a Mortician talking about what a pet will do with a corpse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGr2KgWBy7U
    Best answer: They will.
    Its not out of hunger though, its a wild instinct that domestication can't breed out.
    Here is a Mortician talking about what a pet will do with a corpse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGr2KgWBy7U
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How many pets do you have?

    How many pets do you have?

    Best answer: just one, this dog!! :)
    Best answer: just one, this dog!! :)
    13 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Urgent! Rabbit with broken leg on road?

    There is a rabbit with a broken leg on the sidewalk at my campus. He's still alive breathing heavily but I don't know what to do. It is midnight and everything is closed. Idk whether I should kill it or help it. It doesn't look like it has rabies, but I still shouldn't touch it. Anything I can do? I... show more
    There is a rabbit with a broken leg on the sidewalk at my campus. He's still alive breathing heavily but I don't know what to do. It is midnight and everything is closed. Idk whether I should kill it or help it. It doesn't look like it has rabies, but I still shouldn't touch it. Anything I can do? I don't think calling public safety or anything is viable?
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Should animals be owned as “pets”?

    The idea of animals living in homes amongst humans and being kept as what we call “pets” has dawned on me today. I am curious about how it all began in the first place. How did the idea of breeding and domesticating animals come to life? Why is it seen as normal? Should it be?
    The idea of animals living in homes amongst humans and being kept as what we call “pets” has dawned on me today. I am curious about how it all began in the first place. How did the idea of breeding and domesticating animals come to life? Why is it seen as normal? Should it be?
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can anyone tell me about their pet?

    Best answer: I have a standard poodle. He gets fed twice a day. He goes outside to relieve himself about every 3-4 hours. He gets two one-hour walks a day .. one of those hours is at off-leash parks. I work about 30 minutes 3 times a week on obedience and tricks. I play with him and interact with him about another 30 minutes a... show more
    Best answer: I have a standard poodle.
    He gets fed twice a day.
    He goes outside to relieve himself about every 3-4 hours.
    He gets two one-hour walks a day .. one of those hours is at off-leash parks.
    I work about 30 minutes 3 times a week on obedience and tricks.
    I play with him and interact with him about another 30 minutes a day.
    When I go places, he goes with me whenever/wherever possible. Not just staying in the car, but often going INTO places that allow dogs in. I once took him up an elevator to a physiotherapy office to book an appointment for a later time. There are offices and stores that allow dogs in .. including my bank. So he goes places and sees things.

    So .. on average, 3-4 hours a day. Dogs need you to work with them, they have very real exercise needs, and they need newness and stimulation in their life same as people need.
    And regardless of their size, you have to have a well-trained dog and you have to know what behaviors of yours indicate that YOU are the pack leader. Otherwise you get a dog that is trouble, due to your own fault, and that is not fair to the dog. Nor to you.
    If you cannot give a dog what they need, you don't get a dog.

    I brush him every day, I bathe him at home every 2 weeks, and he goes to the groomers once every 6 weeks.
    I brush his teeth every day. Poodles get tartar if you don't take care of their teeth, and a tooth-cleaning at the vets requires them to give the dog anesthesia, and costs $700+. So you take care of their teeth to avoid those expensive cleanings.
    He goes to the vet for a checkup once a year.
    Oh .. regularly you have to clean up the yard. And when you take your dog for a walk, you have to bring along doggy bags to clean up after him.

    Costs:
    $100 a month for food, chews, etc
    $100 every 6 weeks for a grooming. He gets a "kennel cut", which means short all over but a little longer on top of the head. It is an easy-care haircut. Those show poodles take 1-2 hours every day to keep that long hair from tangling.
    $100-200 every year for vet checkups and shots, assuming the dog is healthy and the visits are just routine.

    The benefts? You have a companion. Poodles are very intelligent, very responsive and obedient, very loyal, very playful. My dog even made up a game "Hide the squeaky toy". He'd take the blanket off his bed, pull it over his toy, push it around until the toy was totally hidden somewhere in the blanket, and then look for the toy.
    And poodles are highly trainable. Took only 48 hours to TOTALLY housetrain him. And only 3 tries to teach him how to sit on command. He won't touch food, even if it is put on the floor, UNLESS you tell him it is for him .. even if you set it down and walk out of the room, he won't touch it.
    Standard Poodles want to please you so much, they won't disobey. Once they know what you expect, they wonderful. And because they are so sensitive, all you have to do is mildly scold them.
    They are very calm, unless something exciting is going on, in which case they are absolute clowns. I have never laughed so much in my life, since we got this dog.
    They don't bark unless someone comes to the door or back gate. And they are not aggressive, so you don't have to worry about them biting people (although ANY dog is capable of biting). Since they are a big dog, their bark SOUNDS like a big dog, and that is enough to make intruders cautious.

    You can talk to this dog. He only understands words for some of his toys, for people he knows, and for his favorite activities. As you talk, he lifts up his ears, tips his head from side to side, poised to jump into enthusiasm IF you mention one of the words HE knows .. his lips pulled back. I swear that dog can smile. And if you say, "Do you wanna ...." and not finish the sentence .. he knows that means something good is about to happen and he poises his body to jump into action (of course, then you have to finish the sentence ... "go for a walk", "go for a ride", "have a treat")

    He also knows when you are sick, and he just hangs around you, often resting his chin on your arm.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • My Rabbit won’t lay on/near her heating pads after being spayed?

    Best answer: Unless she's outdoors in very cold temperatures, remove the heating pad and hot water bottle. Rabbits are far more prone to overheating than becoming chilled and once no longer under anesthesia she should have no trouble regulating her body temperature appropriately.
    Best answer: Unless she's outdoors in very cold temperatures, remove the heating pad and hot water bottle. Rabbits are far more prone to overheating than becoming chilled and once no longer under anesthesia she should have no trouble regulating her body temperature appropriately.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Monkey for a pet?

    I want to get a small capuchin monkey or marmoset. I have done lots of research and it is legal where I live.
    I want to get a small capuchin monkey or marmoset. I have done lots of research and it is legal where I live.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago