• 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?
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • 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?
    5 answers · 1 hour 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 · 2 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 · 23 hours 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?
    10 answers · 6 days 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 · 4 days 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 · 5 days 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?
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • Why do I care more about other animal than humans?

    A human dies, it's doesn't affect me, even people I know who have died, it was sad but I got over it quickly. But my cat died a while ago, but I'm still not over his death, I feel more empathy for an injured dog than a human. Is there something wrong with me?
    A human dies, it's doesn't affect me, even people I know who have died, it was sad but I got over it quickly. But my cat died a while ago, but I'm still not over his death, I feel more empathy for an injured dog than a human. Is there something wrong with me?
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is there such a thing as keeping a raccoon as a pet?

    Best answer: As an American I'd tell you that you shouldn't consider it. Ever. It's wrong for you and them. Even if you have a raccoon and hand feed it from infancy, you will not be well off later--and they won't either. Very smelly, loud, destructive and can be restless, dangerous, etc. They deserve to be... show more
    Best answer: As an American I'd tell you that you shouldn't consider it. Ever. It's wrong for you and them. Even if you have a raccoon and hand feed it from infancy, you will not be well off later--and they won't either. Very smelly, loud, destructive and can be restless, dangerous, etc. They deserve to be free and are not happy to be caged indoors or out.

    They are cute when little, but you can look at countries like Japan to see what happened when people thought raccoons might be pets.
    12 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why do people think that everyone is abusing animals?

    The liberals have turned society into a place where everyone thinks that someone is abusing their dog. I can’t tell you how many people that have suggested or asked if I abuse my dog. My neighbors actually record my interactions with my dog because they are trying to get evidence against me. For the record I never... show more
    The liberals have turned society into a place where everyone thinks that someone is abusing their dog. I can’t tell you how many people that have suggested or asked if I abuse my dog. My neighbors actually record my interactions with my dog because they are trying to get evidence against me. For the record I never hit my dog. I sometimes yell at her, but I don’t physically abuse her. The thing is when you yell at her she urinates herself and that makes people suspicious.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Cats or dogs? Why? I am a cat person because cats are too cute?

    Best answer: Cats! I love them to death.
    Best answer: Cats! I love them to death.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Why do I look at animal shelter websites, to get super interested and fall in love with animals I can't get?

    That's not logical, but I do this every so often when there's nothing else to do, and now I want 4 different dogs and all the cats.
    That's not logical, but I do this every so often when there's nothing else to do, and now I want 4 different dogs and all the cats.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is this cage big enough for a ferret? or even 2?
  • Are ferrets hellspawn?

    5 answers · 1 week ago