Adopting a new cat
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So our cat Socks recently passed away from diabetic ketoacidosis. We are planning on going around to look at the animal adoptions today, but I'm wondering if we will be denied because our other cat is unvaccinated. She is probably around 16 years old and has CRF and is indoor only, which is why the vet and I have agreed that her being vaccinated is not all too important.
I'm thinking of heading to the vet to see if they can sign some kind of paper stating she is unvaccinated due to health reasons, but I don't know if the shelters would even accept it.
I do understand there would be a risk of her contracting something from a new cat(even though the cats come vaccinated and tested for fiv/felv), but we would be more than willing to have whatever needs to be done on her should she get sick, as I was ready to max out all my credit cards and take out care credit if it would have saved Socks.
Any advice from people who have been in similar situations? Pic related, it's Socks, who I miss dearly and still bawl like a baby over.
Cat throwing up
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So, my cat is throwing up food. It's not hairballs (dealt with them from other cats), it's food chunks. Vet says she's fine, no health issues. Tried a sensitive stomach food, still happens. I'm looking at automatic feeders, anyone here have any luck with them? She has just a gravity fed bowl right now.
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Hey /an/, I have a bit of a problem with my bird.
He's kind of an asshole, but lets rewind a bit.
He's around 10 or 11 years old. Around 7 years ago, our little Quaker Parrot passed away, he was this guys neighbour and they would chirp to eachother a lot. Prior to the quaker passing away, we would take them out periodically but separately. After he died, this bird became a bit of a recluse and wouldnt come out. Then, a year or two later, we brought him to this animal store and they were going to trim his beak. The dumb broad cracked his bottom beak straight down the middle, blood went everywhere, she said it was ''normal''. We had to take him to the vet, they stopped the bleeding but it wasnt looking great. Luckily he survived, but these days his bottom beak still grows in two pieces (mainly it grows in one stem to the left, very high up and if unchecked pushes the skin ontop of his beak up a little)
After this event, it really just made it worse and I don't blame him for that. We recently took him to the vet for a proper beak trim as the top was getting long as well, Vet found out he potentially has Fatty Liver Disease from all the seed.
It really shocked me into realizing how much of a shitty life he's had since the quaker died. I've been trying my damnedest the last few months to change that. We've switched him over to vegetables (he has a bit of trouble eating them with his crooked weak bottom beak) and I've made attempts to get him out of the cage to socialize.
But he's not having it. At all. Only time he will ever come out of his cage is if I go in, take one of the toys with a bell on it and shake it infront of his cage door (the cage has a bar that keeps it horizontal so he can walk out). If ever I get him on my hand, he will always try to climb higher and attack my ears whenever I move my head, so I keep him on my hands. Whenever I tell him to step up to another finger, he bites the shit out of it until it's under his feet and only then he'll stop...
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Never posted here before, so I'm unsure what most threads are like.
Anyway, On Friday I purchased a Crested Gecko, it's 3-4 months old and about 4 inches long, Still has it's tail.
It's living in a large Exo Terra Faunarium as it's still so young.
It was last fed Komodo CGD on Friday night, initially it wasn't taking it from it's 'bowl' so I dabbed it on its noise and it licked it off. This morning (Sunday) I found poop in its enclosure.
Now, do you think this is from when it was fed on Thursday at the breeders? Because I cannot seem to get it to eat now.
Oh and initially when I got it I handled it a lot, but then I found out you're not supposed to and haven't touched him since about 6pm yesterday.
He never seems to move either, heat + humidity seem to be fine.
Basically, I'm just asking for any tips on looking after a crested Gecko and if its behavior seems normal to you guys.
>tl;dr Crested gecko won't eat and doesnt move much what do?
Pic related, it's him/her