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    Re: Does ferrets smell?

    The hob has a musty smell but if kept clean their smell isnt too bad, jills would be better as a housepet, they are less fragrant.
    Their litter tray will smell although in my opinion, its still not...
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    Re: Special dogs who really can drive a car

    in the late 1800's i believe, they created a car that a horse could drive. Driving isnt in itself a special skill for most animals, its just an adjustment to normal movement.
    The fact they did it as...
  3. Re: What animals have a natural carry system; for example, a Kagaroo?

    the womb itself is a fascinating carry system... check out gastric brooding frogs, marsupials as already mentioned, also look into the breeding of angler fish, water spiders (i believe water bell...
  4. Re: New Government Program to Kill some owls to save other Owls?

    While i do agree with managing wildlife, this is a short sighted, short term solution, if they are being outcompeted by a more adaptable species, culling the competitor will only be effective for a...
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    Re: Pet Foods That Have Not Been Recalled?

    Isnt it moer beneficial to teach people what to feed their dogs instead of simply using product recall (the page is 404'd so i see no credible source) as a way to market your own brand for your...
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    Re: Dog wont eat raw meat...

    Ok, im intrigued, explain how drops in the dogs water will encourage it to eat a different diet?
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    Re: Don't let them eat me!

    You missed my point, if it is humane (obviously the boiling method is not) then is it not a viable industry?
    The post was not based solely on the boiling method, but seemed to indicate a general...
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    Re: My pekin duck is limping

    Just take it back to the vet, on here we can not see the foot, see the results of the vets tests etc so noone on here could give you a true idea of what is wrong.
    I hope its ok though, my aylesbury...
  9. Thread: Blue Tits Babys

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    Re: Blue Tits Babys

    You can buy specialist insectivorous food, it is expensive but worth the cost. As it is their new diet may have just bunged them up a bit, however it couldalso be a sign that they are nto turning...
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    Re: Don't let them eat me!

    Ok, forgive me for playing devils advocate here, but why is the market cruel, yet the market for other animals ok? Why is a cat or dog more deserving than a cow or pig?
    While i dont like the thought...
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    Re: Birds of prey being wiped out by the rich

    As for non-indigenous species, you forget historically keepers that persecuted harriers did so to protect grouse, a long standing species in the UK. Not only that, these shoots fund our moors...the...
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    Re: Birds of prey being wiped out by the rich

    PMSL try looking at the true figures, my whole lifes work is birds of prey, both conservation and breeding. We actually hack falcons on a large estate in scottland and not one keeper has a problem...
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    Re: When Do Ferret Kits open their eyes...

    Dont worry for now, just make sure you give the mother space,very few ferrets are inviting attention during rearing their kits and will often cannibalise them if they feel their security threatened....
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    Re: Dog wont eat raw meat...

    Some dogs are not "hard wired" to refuse raw meat. Diet is often an imprinted behaviour. I see it often in other peoples falcons...someone will feed a falcon exclusively DOC's then wonder why it wont...
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    Re: Goldfish advice please! Quite urgent!

    goatfreak is right, the most common problem with goldfish in captivity is that they are commonly overfed. Their stomach is the same size as their eyeball! overfeeding causes infections in the swim...
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    Re: Got Attacked By A Angry Momma Bird Today

    Depending on where in the world you are, you could have been breaking the law. There is no reason why you need to take pictures of her eggs. You disturbed a wild animal that was incubating eggs for...
  17. Thread: Hello from FNQ!

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    Re: Hello from FNQ!

    Welcome to the forum, Ok, this is going to be a weird question, but i need to know if what i have heard is true....

    Is it true koala's are threatened due to the fact 80% of them have chlamydia?
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    Re: To feed or not to feed

    Misguided kindness! The animal is a trained working animal, by feeding it you can be interfering in the animals training. Leave it alone, it can find food if it needs to.
  19. Thread: Drowning dog

    by bhawk
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    Re: Drowning dog

    Our understanding of animal empathy and alutristic behaviour is an exciting part of science which is starting to show some amazing things.
    So far, scientists can not yet show any "human" trait that...
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    Re: Newbie from the uk

    Welcome!
    Im ben, nice to meet you
  21. Thread: Foxes

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    Re: Foxes

    We upset the balance long ago, fox hunting was an integral part of managing our wildlife, it (despite many peoples uninformed opinions) was commonly accepted among experts and vets to be the most...
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    Re: Vegetarian dog food?

    They have long been thought of as purely carniverous, but in light of new research it shows that one of the differences between wolves and dogs is down to their ability to process carbohydrates....
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    Re: Vegetarian dog food?

    I agree with the last two posts on the first page, do not force an unnatural diet on your dog because of your beliefs. Dogs are naturally omnivores and capable of digesting carbohydrates, but the...
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    Re: Are German Shepards ok around kids?

    this is a somewhat useless question, any dog can be good around kids depending on the ability of the owner to train the animal... people are often misinformed as to what dogs have good...
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    Re: Pet First Aid Kits

    I have a lot of medical supplies for my animals, ranging from enrofloxacins to iodine, bandages to things as simple as hair bobbles (to stop splaying legs in chicks)
    Everyone should have a basic...
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