How to introduce cats to dog?

Me and my boyfriend are planning on moving in with each other.
I have 2 cats and he has a dog (a little bit bigger than my cats)
I got a dog before but she was very poorly trained before we got her and she used to chase the cats around.

Now I'm faced with this problem. How would we go about introducing the dog to the cats?

Answer: 
Seperate them - have them in different rooms but loose so they can sniff eachother under the door etc. If that's not practical - get a large puppy crate and put the cats in there. Let the dog out to sniff them in the cage. Then put the dog away and let the cats come out and play. Keep switching them over and if the dog usually sleeps say in the kitchen, let the cat access the dogs territory (without the dog in it) to put their scent around. Then they can meet face to face - through the bars of the crate. Take things really slowly If you are worried that the dog might attack you could muzzle train the dog so it can't actually attack the cats. Then put a lead on the dog and let them both out loose together - that way the dog is under control and cannot chase (or bite if muzzled). Do this for maybe 2-4 minutes at a time and no more than 2-3 times a day (spread out) - judge their reaction. If all goes well, let the dog off the lead but stay with them to supervise. The cats may have learnt to avoid the previous dog, they may have got used to not having a dog around - I know my dogs have got used to not having a cat around. If the dog is likely to chase small animals, or is likely to snap (if it's aggressive or fearful or overly playful with other dogs) I would muzzle and lead it for longer. Even if a dog can't bite through a muzzle, it may use its paws to pin a cat down Take it slowly and it should be ok - never push it though. Short meets are better at first - and both animals should be allowed time away from eachother

How to get my ferrets to do their business in their litter box inside/outside cage?

I just got them the other day, 2, male and female, both neutered/spayed. I adopted them, they are about the age of 1-2. They are extremely friendly :D But they dont use their litter box.

Are there any tips to get them to use their litter box while in their cage, and while they are roaming my room.

I take the litter box out while they roam and put it in front of their cage, am i supposed to do that or no?

Thank you guys

Answer: 
theres multiple things you can do :) but it also depends where they are currently doing their business. If they are going in the corners of their cage, start spraying a ferret deterent to make them not want to go there anymore. If they are going up against corners in rooms, what some people do is tape newspaper against the wall and place some on the floor, or buy more than 1 litter box to place in every corner, but those seem like a lot of work to me.. What I would suggest is, don't let them out of their cage until theyve done their business, cus they usually do right after they wake up. If they do their business anywhere but the litter box, just take the droppings and place it in the litter box because the scent of their droppings will be there, and they should start going in the litter box from then on. So do any or all of these suggestions, I hope they help!

How to train a rabbit to roam free?

I want my bunnies to roam around just like cats or dogs would. But in doing so, I am facing two problems:
1) Wires
2) even though they are litter trained and neutered, they pee on my carpet.
I also wanted to train them to follow me, and come when I call them
Please let me know if you have any suggestions
Thanks!

Answer: 
Well, "the animal" doesn't know rabbits very well. Rabbit are not rodents, they are lagomorphs. All rabbits love to chew wires. Just get flexible tubing to wrap around any exposed cords. You can buy the tubing by the foot at hardware stores. If your rabbits are litter trained, they won't pee on carpet. If they have been going on one area of carpet, then you'll need to get the smell out thoroughly and then block off that area. Start small with litter training. When the cage is open, keep their roaming area limited. Don't expand it until they are returning consistently to the litter box. BTW, are your rabbits bonded? If they are not bonded, the peeing may be due to territorial markings. Bonded rabbits won't do that. I'm assuming you are referring to letting them loose in the house (not outdoors). Using limited treats is usually how people train their buns to come when called.

How to scare off a nearby coyote?

Recently when I take my dog for a walk at night, a coyote has crossed our path. The first time it was running into a yard and didn't see us only 10 feet away. This time it was across the street with an animal already hanging from its mouth. I ran home with my dog before seeing it again, but its getting to be a real nuisance to be on edge every night I take him for a walk. I'd like to be protected since he does need to be walked every night before bed. Would a flashlight be enough to scare it away? Any other suggestions?

Answer: 
Take a BB gun or a pellet gun and shoot at it this with the sound alone may scare the coyote but do call the game and fish or a wildlife agent and let them know this is around they may be able to trap the critter and re home it and then you will be free of the critter.

How to predict the colors of my unborn baby rabbits?

My female rabbit is pregnant, and I would like to have a good idea what colors the kits might be. The doe is a sable point, and the buck is black. Thanks!

Answer: 
If you know the parents, it could be much like them, or a mix between the two parents, or anything really. If you want a good idea, look at your does and bucks parents, and it could be much like that! It can really be anything though, no sure base!

How to keep a small spider alive?

I have a biology experiment in which i need a small specimen of an arachnid. I've caught a small, yellow spider, about half an inch long, and i'm keeping him in a plastic bag. What do I need to keep him alive? What can I feed him?

Answer: 
A cup, jar, or tupperware bowl with a lid should work. Small web-builders need space to make such a web, and a half inch spider would do best with a 4x6x4 inch bowl. Keeping her alive is simple: just put in something like a small moth or a fly or a tiny cricket every day, maybe incapacitating it to make sure it is easy to catch. Have holes in the lid for air flow, and mist the web every two days so the spider can drink. Good luck!

How to put more weight on a growing rabbit?

Looking for tips guys! I have a Flemish giant, almost 4 months old. He's been growing like a weed, but seems very bony. He eats about a cup and a half a day of pellets mixed with a bit of calf manna, and some old fashioned oatmeal (oats). He also gets occasional fruits and vegetables in small portions. He drinks a fair amount as well. Any tips on foods to give him? He's eating farmer's best pellets (generic feed store pellets).

Answer: 
My rabbits don't get fed pellet feed. My rabbits are healthy weight very heavy/solid in the build. No sign of bones on them, yet no surplus of fat. My basic Everyday rabbit feed routine is as follows. 1st- Feed mix: 50lbs Oats,50lb Crack corn, 20lbs Alfalfa Pellets (If no Pellets Available Substitute 50lbs 10-12% All stock sweet feed.) They have unlimited supply/access to this feed mix all year round. 2nd- They receive farmers hay mix. Either Alfalfa, Timothy, Or Haylige (Mix of Hay grasses and weeds) This is available at all times in large amounts along with water. 3rd- They also receive 2 times a day, fresh veggie mix made of: Carrots, Cucumbers, Chard, Romaine Lettuce, Tomatoes, Clover, Grasses, Dandelion, Kale, Mustard Greens, and Spinach. On occasion herbs are also included. I feed my rabbits this 2 times a day (Fresh Mix, Feed is available at all times along with hay.) They maintain a healthy weight and never had any health issues with feeding them the diet of feed mix. However, you can stick to feeding them pellets and hay. This will pack on the weight, since that is what rabbit pellets were originally made for. Meat rabbit producers use pellets to quickly add weight to there rabbits. Maybe a new type of pellet food is needed. Its up to you what you decide to feed them. Hope this helps

How to break a horse who bucks when you try to get on him?

I have a 3.5 year old pure thoroughbred. He has never been ridden. He accepts the bit and saddle no problem. I have tried getting on him myself and as soon as there is a lot of pressure on the stirrups (one foot in and about to get on the saddle) he bucks, and goes a little wild. He does not charge afterwards, he just turns looks at you and walks away. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Answer: 
Don't know where you live, don't know if this is an option: Walk him by the bit into a pond, or lake, or any body of water that covers him to his shoulders. Get on his back whilst in the water - then, ride him out. I read that this is how Native Americans used to break tough horses. Just a thought, hope you find a way.

How to set up a half tarrarium half aquarium for a fire belly toad?

Right now he's in a little exo terra glass encasing and he'll be upgrading to a 10 gallon here soon, but how do I set it up for half water half land? I own several tarantulas, a lizard, and a snake, so I know the basics, this is just a new one for me. Thanks!

Answer: 
All you need to do is build up one side with small pebbles (and large rocks to take up extra space) and keep a gradual slope from one end to the other. Or you can silicone a piece of plexi-glass in the middle to separate the two sides. Hope I helped :)

How to introduce a pair of ferrets to another pair?

I allready have 2 ferrets and I was going to get another pair of them so how should I introduce them to each other?

Answer: 
With any small pet, always use caution when introducing new animals, and never leave them alone until they are used to each other. One tactic I personally use is taking my animals to the bath tub and placing one (or in your case two) in a small pet carrier, while letting two run around the tub free. This way they can smell each other and familiarize themselves without having the opportunity to fight. After a little while, switch their positions (tub to cage; cage to tub) and reverse the roles. After the animals have both had the opportunity to sniff, if there have been no signs of aggression, let the other pair out of the pet carrier. Carefully observe all behaviors, and look for any signs of malice. Do this for a few days or until you are confident that there will be no harm in letting them live together in the same habitat.

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