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understanding animal behavior

I have always been fascinated by the intricate ways in which animals communicate and express themselves, especially our beloved canine companions. As a cat lover and enthusiast, I am curious to learn more about the behavioral cues, body language, and vocalizations that dogs use to convey their emotions and needs. Can you share any personal experiences or knowledge about interpreting and responding to canine communication signals? I would love to hear your insights on understanding our furry friends better https://imgur.com/gallery/simple-toys-are-best-PuOMSe5#/t/cat

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2024/06/21
21:01 UTC

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What to do with a dead bird in the nest?

I have a nest swallows with babies in my patio and one of the parents has unfortunately died. The dead parent is still in the nest next to the babies, should I remove it? I would use gloves of course. I'm worried about the bird rotting causing harm to the babies.

The other parent is still tending to the nest and feeding the babies so I don't think I want to do anything with them.

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2024/06/21
20:20 UTC

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Companion animals suggestions

Hi, I often wonder if there are any animals that likes to being around you and you can bring almost everywhere. I saw some people going around with various types of mouses, and I like them and they look very happy with their owners even when outside without them trying to escape or go too far. I'd like to take a small pet I could go outside with. I really like animals, I had 2 cats in the past and even an aquarium so I know how it is to take care of an animal and this is not just a current obsession that would disappear in the time, as I said i am willing to take one.

If TLDR: i'd like some suggestion on animals that may be more unusual or didnt know were adomesticable that you can bring with you easily, especcially if small

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2024/06/21
18:59 UTC

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Pigeon

Okay, so today, when I was about to set off my house, I came out and I saw a pigeon just standing near my house. I was confused so I tried swatting it off a little, which it moved away from me, but unlike other pigeons, didn't fly away; it just stayed there, so I left it. When I came back in the afternoon, turns out the same pigeon was still there and it first I was a bit weirded out, so I tried swatting it off again, which it moved away for a little, but then, just stayed where I last saw it. I opened my house a little and allowed the pigeon to come inside- before I kinda guided it back outside. I noticed the pidgen supposedly had a broken so I crushed some cereal chips and gave it to the pidgeon, as well as some water, but the pidgeon hasn't touched it. Now everytime I look at my doorstep, the pidgeon is just sitting there resting. Currently, it's on my doorstep. I tried opening the door and it tried to come inside, so I just closed the door on it. I don't know what's happening with the pidgeon, but it's still sitting there.

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2024/06/20
21:35 UTC

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Who doesn't love an Ele-fish?! 🐘🐡💜 #love #animals

#stopelephantslavery gentlegiantselephants.org

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2024/06/20
13:15 UTC

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For beginning : Ideas of website/books/applications/online quiz/social media account/resources to learn one species each day or to learn more about zoology daily ?

Hi,

I am interested by learning more about nature because I like seeing the multiple shape that nature and life can take. I look sometimes online article about unusual informations about what interested me at the moment (example : species with hermaphrodit reproductions, "eternal animals" like a jellyfish specie, animals with unusual shape or apparence...).

But I want actually to be more regular in discovering animals and zoology. For that I want a website, books, applications, or other resources that allows me to learn more about animal diversity and biodiversity.

  • First, I find a book called : Animal : the definitive visual guide by DK Publishing, some website says it's the best. I don't want actually an encyclopedia in multiple books but just one complete books about the diversity of the animal kingdom. I don't want also a big technic books, just as visual with some indicates of what details seperates species and just an introduction about life, food etc. So, I think that this is a good book for beginning (but I am open to other suggestions). I think that the next level is to have encyclopedia of each classes as mammalia, aves (or birds), reptilia, cartilaginous fish... But I don't know a collection of encyclopedia that makes that, have you ideas or other suggestions ?
  • Second, I search websites or applications, that allows to discover species, random facts daily. I already know to online games that are very entertainly for me : https://metazooa.com/ and the app Animal-Kingdom - quiz game. I also have some websites as https://a-z-animals.com/ and https://www.theanimalreader.com/ very interesting about animals in general, but the second provides information only about animals in geopolitics, or actuality. Have you other ideas of interessant websites, or resources ? I am also interested by app or other resources you know, not so technically if possible.

I remember that my unique goals is to better discover the diversity of animals kingdom, more than we can see, the world repartition of wildlife, some information of how can I differenciate two species (of tortoise for example the russian tortoise and hermann tortoise), and finally to know how places on the phylogenetical tree.

Thanks in advance for your help !

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2024/06/20
12:48 UTC

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What is an animal that you absolutely hate and do not understand why science/God created it?

For me, I don't understand why science/God created mice and rats. I see no reason why they should be alive and absolutely hope that they all burn in hell. One of my greatest fears is to have a rat run up my leg and all around me. Why tf do they exist? When I dies there better not be any damn rats in heaven.

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2024/06/20
04:26 UTC

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Will a raccoon poop in a box if i leave one out?

Recently discovered I have a raccoon living in my backyard. Fine by me I don’t wanna kick him out, but he keeps pooping in the same spot on my deck. If I clean all the poop up that he left and put a shallow box in the same spot to make it easier to get rid of do you think it would work? He’d probably just end up going next to it but who knows

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2024/06/20
00:13 UTC

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Trying to figure out what this animal is

Saw something outside built like a raccoon but it was completely black with an oddly flat face it ran after the stray cats and attempted to run up a tree to go after a squirrel couldn't find anything online anyone here know what it is

3 Comments
2024/06/19
19:27 UTC

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Did I mess up?

Hey everyone.

So outside my window, a Common Kestrel made her nest and layed 5 eggs, of which 3 chicks were born. I saw the whole process really cautiously to not mess with them and let nature take it's course. A friend of mine at work told me he had the same birds at his house and was able to feed them with some chicken gizzards with everything going well. I tried doing the same. I chop them up finely and, as the mother left to hunt I assumed, I hand fed the chicks. This was yesterday at afternoon. Today the 3 chicks are dead, with 2 of them having their heads picked apart. Did my feeding made the mother do this? I feel really bad if this is the case, but after some research I cannot find something reliable that says that human influence makes the mother reject the chicks.

I must note that these 2 days were heavy rain days, and the mother was not there to shelter the chicks, as the nest is in an outside window vase with no cover from the elements. Could they have died from the rain and the wind?

Thanks in advance everyone

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2024/06/19
08:22 UTC

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My homework ate my dog

How do I cope

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2024/06/19
01:56 UTC

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RIP to my little wild albino ferret

Rest in peace to my precious ferret. We had to put her down today.

7 Comments
2024/06/18
23:05 UTC

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Need help to take my ferret to the vet

Albino Ferret

Hi all, I have an albino ferret and she is 6 years old now. She is not eating/drinking and screaming due to seizures. She’ll be fine for a little and then be right back in a rut but this time, it seems to be lasted longer… this has been going on for a few months now. Unfortunately, I don’t have the money to actually take her to the vet and get her checked out and I did call up to a vets office but they said they don’t recommend putting ferrets down and just letting them go on their own…

It’s been very difficult because for the last two nights, I’ve been waking up to her screaming with these seizures and she is now twitching, along with not eating and drinking. I don’t know what I can do. Actually getting her seen by a vet is too expensive for me right now and I just hate seeing her like this. The vet is charging $400 for a checkup and blood work.

She has a ferret sister and she is 6 going on 7. They’re inseparable. I just hate seeing this, it breaks my heart. Is there any suggestions?? Please help!

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2024/06/18
13:36 UTC

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I'm afraid of a particular stray dog

In my neighbourhood, there are multiple stray dogs (around 7-8). One of them is a black stray dog whom I find very scary. I am very comfortable around rest of the stray dogs. Except that black dog, I am very easy with rest of the dogs and don't have an iota of fear of them.

I don't understand why I am so afraid of that black stray dog. He never bit me. The other stray dog whom I find more comfortable dominates the black dog whenever they quarrel or bark at each other.

I heard dogs harm those people who are afraid. I cannot stop being afraid of that black dog whenever I walk outside. I have fed him several times just like I do with other dogs. Whenever that dog follows me, I get scared. He has an angry look.

18 Comments
2024/06/18
04:27 UTC

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What is an easily trainable pet that isn’t a dog?

36 Comments
2024/06/18
03:41 UTC

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"Adopt! Don't Shop!" :-)

r/BattleJackets moment

A band I follow dropped a clip from last year's show and I noticed this at one point...and I thought, this is just too awesome not to share with someone :-)

Not affiliated with or promoting the band, and I don't care about upvotes - karma farming is for people who need karma lol I am OK ;-)

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2 Comments
2024/06/17
22:06 UTC

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What are some animals that are bigger than people assumed?

5 animals that are bigger than I thought:

Wolves

Hyenas

Moose

Dolphins

Walruses

On the other hand, 3 animals that aren't as big as I thought:

Alligators (most of them. Some do actually get huge)

Coyotes

Baboons

18 Comments
2024/06/17
10:28 UTC

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Which is more annoying in your opinion ? Pigeons or Seagulls ?

11 Comments
2024/06/17
08:47 UTC

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