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How long does it take for an animal to decompose? There's squirrels where I live so that's a new experience for me, so for the last year I've watched them scurry around the trees outside my house. Today I woke up to see a neighborhood cat had killed one and was eating it.
I don't want to say I'm a "collector", because that makes me sound like a psychopath, but over the years I've acquired a few animal skulls. My mom gave me a cat one, and a preserved shark head. I found a cow skull on the beach that I got professionally cleaned. Anyway, the cat had detached the squirrel's head, so I buried it as deep as I could, not that deep because I hit cement, but I put some rocks on top to keep bigger animals out. I'll monitor it for the next few weeks, but how long will it take for the head to revert itself to just bone through decomposition? My lease is up in June, will that be enough time? It gets pretty wet here so I'm hoping that will help speed things along.
Teaching my parrot things to say.
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I just bought an african grey parrot approx. two weeks ago and need help thinking of funny, shocking, racist, politically incorrect, ect. words/sentences to teach it. Any ideas?? Also, ask a parrot owner anything.
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Hey all, I just found out that my new kitten has a 80% chance of having leukemia. I'm at a complete and utter loss for myself. This kitten has meant so much for me, and on this day, I feel him being ripped away from me. I know leukemia isnt a death sentence, and I'm willing to care for this kitten in every way possible.
In short, I'm just looking for other people that have had pets with special needs. and people who can share stories or information to help me through this.
Thank you for your time.
Pet names thread?
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post yours, ones you like, ones you want to use
I'm heading to the farm to pick out a lionhead this weekend as a house-rabbit. I've been mulling over some (mostly) non-serious names and I keep coming back to terrible puns:
Woody Harelson, Eddie VanHarean, Hareson Ford, Dustin Hopman, Bun Affleck, Rabbit Downey Jr, Anthony Hopkins
Help me /an/ or just share yours
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Me and my father have fallen on bad times, we're both struggling to find work and have to move from where we currently are.
The problem has now fallen on the fact that the only place we can afford, a place that would give us the best chance of finding work while living off of his unemployment (I can only find temp work right now) does not allow pets.
Placed in a situation where no friends or family can take our ten year old dog, he is more than likely taking her to the animal welfare league where she will be put to sleep.
I have very little power over any of this, and have exhausted everything I can do in trying to prevent this. I come to /an/ for any advice on preventing this from happening.
She is in fine health, no major sickness, the only thing being the obvious signs of age that would come from being as old as she is. Is there anything I can do?
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Looking for recommendations.
I've lived rural my whole life, and have been raised and never owned anything that wasn't a retriever or a pointer. I absolutely love sporting dogs. Two favorite breeds are far and away the Chesapeake Bay Retriever and the German Shorthair.
The only problem now is that I'm working on college and shit that I live in an apartment. It's not that big, but I have a lot of outdoor area around me and a lot of parks, so accessing running room is not an issue, but it wouldn't be available unless I was there.
So, knowing that I have an affinity for those kinds of dogs, which breed do you think would be a good apartment dog I could take camping in the weekends?
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How to deal with misbehaving dogs? I give mine plenty of walks and attention. He just likes to steal stuff out of my room and hide it, mainly clothes and cd cases and/or my mp3 player, my partner thinks he is just eccentric but it is not her stuff that he is taking out of our room, just my stuff! argh.
Now this situation isn't exactly life shattering or destructive to my stuff, more of a really out of hand annoyance, i've never hit him for punishment, only timeouts in the shower(water not turned on just to let him sit in there with the shower door closed) i gave him a really long timeout the last time and was even a bit more firm with him when taking him in there and left him there for a few hours.
Doesn't seem to work, do i really need to hit him over this? Any ideas?
pic somewhat related(those not my dogs, don't have a pic of my dog on this, have a 9 year old Siberian husky)