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I just gave my cat a listerine strip, and now he is running around drooling, shaking his head, and opening and closing his mouth as to chew.
I'm really worried, he is salivating a lot and acting insane.
Should I take him to a Vet?
Before you ask, I joking offered him one, I didn't think he would just start eating it. They aren't poisonous to people... but I'm not sure what a single strip could do to a cat.
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So i have a problem /an/
One of my snakes some how managed to get out of his cage. He was there when i went to bed, i woke up, filled his water dish; locked up and then went to work.
I came home from work and did my usual things. I checked the temperatures and cleaned poop. But when i got to my Honduran milk snakes cage; he was missing. Now, he is only about 8-9 inches long, so when i didnt see him in his usual spots I lifted some bark up and still nothing; then i dredged the substrate and still found nothing. So i think he is somewhere in my basement; since that is where i keep my tanks.
Most of my snakes I could find pretty fast, but he is really small and He has probably been gone for 9 hours when I opened his cage before I went to work. I sent a little snake trap out, A heat lamp over a hide box, I also put a water dish close by because he is so small he will probably dehydrate quicker than most.
the thing that worries me, is he was being weened off live mice and he had chosen to refuse food for the past week and i worry how much time i have to find him before he starves. On top of that, I have some contractors coming in on Friday to rip up some carpeting and dry wall in another room beside the main basement area. I need any info you guys have, that would help me find him before that happens, because i really don't want him to end his life so young.
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Hey, /an/ I need your opinions on why my ball python isn't eating.
I bought a baby ball python at a reptile convention two weeks ago. They said she had been eating live pinky rats. They recommended I buy two pinky rats at the convention and try and feed her in ~3 days. So I did that and she refused to eat, I kind of expected this.
So I waited another week, tried to handle her less throughout the week and not at all for the past 2 days.
I offered her a frozen pinky rat, I had frozen the pinky I bought from the convention because I wasn't going to be able to care for it all week. This time when I offered her the thawed pinky she seemed more interested and I actually thought she was going to. She eventually just went into her hide though.
With that being said my question is at what point should I be seriously worried about my snake? I believe I've covered all the husbandry issues (the tank is ~80 degrees, with a warm hide at about ~87 degrees and a cool hide on the other side). How long should I wait to try and feed her again? And how would you recommend I thaw the rat (I thawed it out, but it seemed to be very cool to the touch near before I finally gave up)?
Pic related: It's the tank, warm hide is on the right (there is another hide under it, but it doesn't block out enough light to offer the proper conditions so I put the box over it to keep it dark).
Any input would be helpful.
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hey, /an/, how can I fix my agoraphobic rabbit?
I recently adopted her (I ASSUME it's a her, due to lack of anything that looks like testicles and her dewlap) from the old folks home my grandma was staying at, they had her in the garden in a smallish cage for the two or three years they had her, not getting much interaction. (the rabbit, not my grandma)
She's friendly enough, likes to be pet and never bites, but she seems pretty terrified of leaving her cage. She wont do more than stretch her head and neck out the door when it's opened. I took her out and held her in my lap today, sitting in my back yard. She just kinda huddled down on my lap for awhile making no attempts to leave it before nipping at my arm (which I assume meant something along the lines of "put me back, you jackass").
Pic kinda related, not her specifically, but the same breed.
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Hey, /an/ I woke up this morning and found these crawling all over my ceiling in the kitchen and I NOPED the fuck out of there. This is especially strange because I've looked up at the ceiling pretty often (cleaning the fan, changing bulbs, etc.) and this is the first time I've seen them.
What the FUCK can I do to get rid of them? I haven't left any food out, the garbage can is empty, and they're fucking disgusting and grossing me out. HELP!
My cat just died (3 years old)
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I want stories and pics of cats, i would love to see a Tabbi as well
About 2 hours ago now, me and my dad were rushing to the hospital, our cat had a collapsed lung. My dad was driving while i was with the cat.
He was struggling hard to breathe, starting to go blue in and around the mouth, i was giving CPR as best i could to a cat that was struggling to move around and breathe.
The hospital iwas 20+ minutes away, and my dad is weaving in and out of traffic.
We got every FUCKING red light on the way.
After some time, my cat randomly bit me, he never did this to any of us before, and it was all the way to the bone, and i couldnt open his mouth to stop him. after 10 or more seconds of pain he suddenly lets go of my finger, and lays down.
He is laying there with foam surrounding his mouth, but i didnt care, i continued to try to give him CPR to keep as much life in him as possible (i am borderline panicking at this point)
a few seconds later he stops moving, goes limp, twitches every now and then, while i continue the same routine.
He dies before we get there, we still had another 5 minutes or more to get there.
Now, i have to try to tell my mother when she gets home.
>pic related, Machiko being lazy (girls name but he responded to it every time we called him)
I've never felt so physically drained in my entire life, we've already buried him so my mother doesnt have to see him like that, i keep crying as i type as his face flashes in my mind as i replay the scene over and over and how his life slowly faded.