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I just recently had the "tiny little claw got stuck in the corner wires between cage" episode. I was scared out of my mind, and thankfully got him out before (I hope to god) any permanent damage happened. His toe was bleeding, but I cleaned and applied pressure quickly. It's just swollen now, and he's still climbing and not really limping. Hes doing his own self clean and is sleeping a lot more now.
I've been thinking of ways of combating this so it doesn't happen again, and this is what I came up with.
Wired cages come with the hook together design in the corners, and I think what happened is Tin was leaping around and got his toe stuck inbetween. With this he'd have something besides wire to grab onto, and if tight but not too tight it could provide something else to climb without getting his toes caught. What kind of shoe string or rope should I get to use this idea that'll be safe for rats? Is this even a good idea to begin with?
Rat master race thread.
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So here's my story, non-native speaker warning
Some weeks ago my dog started barking non-stop outside in the terrace (I live in an attic/penthouse studio with a big ass terrace/deck/patio in the city), turns out there was a cat roaming around the rooftops.
Seemed like a young female cat (3 color), she was like asking for attention and at first it looked like she had trouble maneuvering the slopy terrain, what I mean is that it didn't look like she was a wild city cat just like the many there are around here. Also, none of those ever get to the rooftops, they prefer to stay at floor level.
One day, after some days of crying for attention I bought some chicken/salmon cat food and tried feeding it to her by climbing on a portable stair and reaching for the roof, after some trouble on both parts she managed to get to the end of the roof and started chewing on the food. She also managed to step down to the outside hanging AC box where I could finally pet her (she was really friendly) and decided I should pick her up. While I was petting her, I thought I could feel the RFID chip in the left side of the neck which is mandatory for pets here, but didn't know for sure.
My dog didn't like what I did that much, so she started barking and growling, scaring the shit out of the cat. After leaving some scratches in my chest (they are healed now) the cat hastily ran back to the rooftop in an instant.
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I am fostering a boston terrier x bulldog mix, he weighs about 40 pounds. We just got him yesterday, and found out that he is pretty dog aggressive. He leaps and lunges at other dogs, on and off leash. He doesn't even seem to read their body language. The dogs that he met yesterday all acted very friendly and sweet and submissive towards him, yet all he wanted to do was jump in and fight. How can I help him get over this?
I don't care if he's a social butterfly, but I would like for him to calm down and also to coexist with our dog.
Pic not him but it looks a lot like him. He definitely is some sort of bulldog mix.