• Is a cage really necessary for a rabbit?

    I want my Rabbit to roam around freely like my cat, have a lil bed, filled with hay etc, feeding bowl and toys next to it, potty bin and all. Is it really necessary to keep it in a cage? If so, why?
    I want my Rabbit to roam around freely like my cat, have a lil bed, filled with hay etc, feeding bowl and toys next to it, potty bin and all. Is it really necessary to keep it in a cage? If so, why?
    12 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is my Hissing Cockroach dying?

    Best answer: Well,if properly kept, they can live up to 5 years. If not full grown, they will molt and should be left undisturbed during this time. Not really a pet that should be handled much, it can stress them. Those little containers you get these in are not suitable cages, they need a roomy tank with all their needs. 10 to... show more
    Best answer: Well,if properly kept, they can live up to 5 years. If not full grown, they will molt and should be left undisturbed during this time. Not really a pet that should be handled much, it can stress them.
    Those little containers you get these in are not suitable cages, they need a roomy tank with all their needs. 10 to 15 gallon tanks are the norm. They do eat a lot, dog and cat foods, fruits can make up much of their diet and scavenge on a lot of vegetable scrap.
    Consider the cooler weather, they tend to go torpid in cool temperatures, many keepers use pad heaters for cold situations, keeping their home 75 to 80 degrees.
    Supposed to be a hardy insect, I would check keeping conditions, and try a bit of varied diet, and see your pet has a proper setup. What insects I have kept seemed to do quite well in spite of less than optimum conditions.
    Can't say if it is dying or not though.
    4 answers · 21 hours ago
  • Is it safe to let your pet frog free in the house?

    Best answer: I wouldn't suggest it. He's just going to pick up lint and other debris that he would never come in contact with in the wild. Frogs live in puddles and never seem to have a problem. A kiddie pool for one Bullfrog is more than enough space.
    Best answer: I wouldn't suggest it. He's just going to pick up lint and other debris that he would never come in contact with in the wild. Frogs live in puddles and never seem to have a problem. A kiddie pool for one Bullfrog is more than enough space.
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • Buying at petco vs a breeder or local. what's the logic?

    Everyone always says not to buy from petco because the animals are not treated well. now in my mind I see buying from petco as rescuing an animal from terrible conditions and giving a good long life. If we never bought from petco wouldn't the animals just die after a while? and if no one shops there how are... show more
    Everyone always says not to buy from petco because the animals are not treated well. now in my mind I see buying from petco as rescuing an animal from terrible conditions and giving a good long life. If we never bought from petco wouldn't the animals just die after a while? and if no one shops there how are they going to pay to have people work their and pay to feed animals. I understand the idea of buying local or from breeders. typically those animals are treated better though. So what is the logic behind not buying animals from petco? personally I'd rather save an animal than buy from a breeder who takes care of them as the animal is more like to live healthy. Thoughts?
    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • What would you do if the monkeys escaped from their cage?

    Best answer: I'd run like hell in the opposite direction.
    Best answer: I'd run like hell in the opposite direction.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is my rabbit ok? (Gross kinda question)?

    I am thirteen and I have had my rabbits for maybe two years now. One of my rabbits butt seems to never stay clean compared to the other one. We kinda think she is a male because she is the one that always humps the other and she is also bigger, more shy/aggressive, smells more and she also sprays. The other we are... show more
    I am thirteen and I have had my rabbits for maybe two years now. One of my rabbits butt seems to never stay clean compared to the other one. We kinda think she is a male because she is the one that always humps the other and she is also bigger, more shy/aggressive, smells more and she also sprays. The other we are pretty sure is female and her butt stays clean and looks normal. They have not had babies yet but then again they have so much room to run so it might be able to get away. If they had babies I would also have no problem with it haha. I have kinda tried sexing them myself but I can’t because it looks so weird down there. She gets mats of dirt and poo which I just cut off of her tail. I have noticed for a while now but she also smells really bad around that area and the skin around her you-know-what is all loose and weird. There are this reddish brown gunk around the outside of it. She does not seem to be in any pain and is doing everything normally but I’m just really confused as to what’s going on down there. It’s not fun trynna clean it...
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can a 10 week old rabbit get pregnant?

    First and foremost I am going to state that we did not, under any circumstances, want to breed these rabbits. Today, we got two bunnies, a male and female, from the same litter. We of course were/are going to house them separately. The woman we got them from had them all... show more
    First and foremost I am going to state that we did not, under any circumstances, want to breed these rabbits. Today, we got two bunnies, a male and female, from the same litter. We of course were/are going to house them separately. The woman we got them from had them all housed together, males and females. Whilst setting up cages, my sister let them out on the bed. They were fine for a good ten minutes before my sister called me saying the male had mounted the female, and she had stopped it quickly so it was only about a second or two. My question is; since this happened, could she already be pregnant as she was living with her siblings before? We gently probed her sides to see and felt nothing, but she could also not have developed them yet. We are very worried for her health.
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can spiders eat goldfish?

    Best answer: There are spiders that feed on fish. I doubt your's is one though. Usually they just eat insects. Any pet store should be able to sell you live crickets. If not you can usually get them at a store that sells fishing bait. Make sure you have a secure enclosure for them or you'll have them all over the house.
    Best answer: There are spiders that feed on fish. I doubt your's is one though. Usually they just eat insects. Any pet store should be able to sell you live crickets. If not you can usually get them at a store that sells fishing bait. Make sure you have a secure enclosure for them or you'll have them all over the house.
    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • **URGENT** When Animal Protective Services gets called, do they come in a truck with some kind of carrier for animals?

    Best answer: This depends on the local animal services. Some just come to investigate, and if they need to remove an animal that needs to be in a cage, they call in for backup. Some animals are fine without being in a cage and can sit nicely in the car. My local animal services has both, and will send different vehicles... show more
    Best answer: This depends on the local animal services.
    Some just come to investigate, and if they need to remove an animal that needs to be in a cage, they call in for backup. Some animals are fine without being in a cage and can sit nicely in the car.
    My local animal services has both, and will send different vehicles depending on what is needed at the site.
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • I like living things so much in thinking of turning my room into a minature zoo?

    I like living things so much in thinking of turning my room into a minature zoo?

    Best answer: As long as you have the time and means to care for them all, enjoy your pets. This was my son's room several years ago (he's a biology grad student now-- still loves animals!).
    Best answer: As long as you have the time and means to care for them all, enjoy your pets. This was my son's room several years ago (he's a biology grad student now-- still loves animals!).
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is it good for a rabbit to be fat?

    I have a bunny and we constantly feed here so she really fat. Is this good?
    I have a bunny and we constantly feed here so she really fat. Is this good?
    11 answers · 1 week ago
  • Why does PETA claim to care about animals?

    Best answer: PETA wasn't always like that, it started out fairly decent, compare to SPCA. Somewhere it began a decay and its people becoming extremist. Funded by donation, the top brass began to see it as money. Now they have gone completely rabid, one activist suggesting to kill all domesticated animals and ban the keeping... show more
    Best answer: PETA wasn't always like that, it started out fairly decent, compare to SPCA.
    Somewhere it began a decay and its people becoming extremist. Funded by donation, the top brass began to see it as money.
    Now they have gone completely rabid, one activist suggesting to kill all domesticated animals and ban the keeping of animals.
    They became big enough to lobby government, but look at all the law suits from people where wanted pets have been euthanized. Even the justice department is investigating for donation funds going to mansions and exotic cars.
    Note their books and records are closed to public inspection unlike SPCA.
    I took part in rescue efforts for the starving seals in southern California, You guessed it, PETA people were there protesting. Like socialism and capitalism, they can't last, I for one will be glad when they are gone.
    More:
    For those that believe they care here is my observation; A young lady lost her cat, the cat was chipped so hopes were high for recovery. They got a call from animal control that their pet had been found and put into a shelter where they could get their pet back.
    They called the shelter saying they would be there in the morning when they opened, sorry,we are closed tomorrow.
    The following day they arrived for the cat, well the cat had been euthanized. this spans a total of 5 days.
    the shelter is run by PETA. It was shown the cat was euthanized needlessly even in spite they knew the legal owner wanted their pet, and a law suit followed. I don't know the outcome of that, but really,does that sound like they give a $hit about animals, much less wanted pets.
    6 answers · 7 days ago
  • Have you ever been in charge of giving a pet daily medication?

    Best answer: Yes, I usually wrap the medicine in a treat so my dog eats it
    Best answer: Yes, I usually wrap the medicine in a treat so my dog eats it
    13 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Humans need to be trained not just the dog?

    Best answer: You are right.
    A lot of dog owners need to be educated about the needs of a dog and how to care for and train them.
    My old dog trainer used to often say " It`s easy to train dogs, but often its the training of its owner that`s the hard part".
    Best answer: You are right.
    A lot of dog owners need to be educated about the needs of a dog and how to care for and train them.
    My old dog trainer used to often say " It`s easy to train dogs, but often its the training of its owner that`s the hard part".
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • Should I wash my blankets if my rabbit pooped on them?

    A couple of days ago, my mom's friend's daughter gavetas me her rabbit as an early Christmas gift, anda she's very cute but she keeps pooping on my bed a lot. The pooping itself doesn't leave stains nor a smell, but should I keep washing my bedsheets anda blankets nonetheless? It's the 3rd time... show more
    A couple of days ago, my mom's friend's daughter gavetas me her rabbit as an early Christmas gift, anda she's very cute but she keeps pooping on my bed a lot. The pooping itself doesn't leave stains nor a smell, but should I keep washing my bedsheets anda blankets nonetheless? It's the 3rd time I washed them since I got her and it's kind of a pain. Are there any ways to make her learn to stop going potty on my bed?
    5 answers · 7 days ago
  • Alternative to Timothy Hay for Bunny?

    Alternative to Timothy Hay for Bunny?

    My little Bun is no longer a little bun. He’s approx. 5 months old. And had developed very early (around 4 mo) he’s a BIG boy and I’ve wanted to start adding Timothy to his diet. He despises it. He won’t even eat any hay at all even if it’s mix with his favorite alfalfa. He won’t even touch the alfalfa if it’s... show more
    My little Bun is no longer a little bun. He’s approx. 5 months old. And had developed very early (around 4 mo) he’s a BIG boy and I’ve wanted to start adding Timothy to his diet. He despises it. He won’t even eat any hay at all even if it’s mix with his favorite alfalfa. He won’t even touch the alfalfa if it’s mixed. My husband said we could try Orchard or Oat hay/ grass. But I don’t want to feed him the wrong things in the long term. I know it’s a little early for the switch in diet. But like I said. He’s a very big boy. I’ve tried all brands, even straight from a local farm. Still no avail.
    4 answers · 6 days ago
  • Ferret with watery/swollen eye?

    Hi, i have a ferret around the age of 4. Her name is Minx, and for the past day, her left eye has been a little bit swollen. Recently, her left eye has started to water.
    Hi, i have a ferret around the age of 4. Her name is Minx, and for the past day, her left eye has been a little bit swollen. Recently, her left eye has started to water.
    4 answers · 7 days ago