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Zah Hosein - 2013-12-09
At what age should a double yellow amazon be ok to mate? I have a 3 yr old and he is showing signs.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-10
    Breeding age for Amazon parrots is approximately 3-5 years old.
  • fay lees - 2014-06-23
    we have 2 amazons one is 10 which dont talk and has got a bad habit of pulling her feathers out, my husband got her of a friend that couldnt look after her,we bought an other 1 which is a male who is 4, he talks alot(dont shut up).we been asking if the 10 yr old is to old to mate, some parrot experts says yes and others so no,has anyone ever mated theirs at 10 yrs old?
  • Clarice Brough - 2014-06-27
    Amazons reach sexual maturity at 4 - 5 years of age. Often around 5 - 6 years, it they don't have a mate, they will go through some teenage type behaviors for a year or more before settling down. They do best if they have a companion/friend in the same area, often with each in its own cage. They are not the easiest birds to breed, and  one of the biggest challenges in captivity is getting a mature pair to bond. Once they have bonded with a mate, they can breed from many years, (even beyond age 25), and healthy birds can live for up to about 50 years.
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Joseph - 2014-06-27
I have a pair of Alexandrine parakeets which have bred before, however, the male is now chasing the female all around the cage (large aviary cage) pecking at each other. This has been going on for a while (three weeks), I have also taken out the male bird for a week and placed him in a cage on his own next to the big cage, however, when I placed him back he started chasing the female again. I have another female in another cage opposite their cage but she is quite and would only interact with me. How can I stop the male from fighting the female?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-06-27
    These birds are very active and alert so need a lot of stimulation. They do need a very large cage with separate feeding and watering dishes, as well as many toys and plenty of perches.

    The reason for their aggression is hard to determine. It is usually the female that gets moody during breeding season, with aggression less often seen with males, but it does happen. An aggressive bird can hurt or kill anther bird, so it's good that you remove the male.

    Try to determine if anything has changed in or around their environment that could cause stress. If everything is the same and the chasing continues to go on when you try re-introducing them, you're seening unusual behavior and I recommend you take both birds to see a veterinarian. In the wild a sick bird attracts predators, so a flock will either kill an ailing bird or drive it out. You may also find that they will simply remain incompatible, and so will need separate cages. Good luck!
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Animal-World info on Cardinal Tetra
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Angie Higgs - 2014-06-27
I have twelve of these guys with my Neon Tetra's and my green Neon Tetra's which is sometimes called the False Neon Tetra. They are all Cousins and all school together and they also group off and they mix up, so I'm unsure if they see each other as all the same. The Cardinal Tetra is Beautiful, but so are their cousins, and if anything the Green Neons are colouring up just like my Cardinals. They love to School in the Flow and its a Beautiful Sight. The Green Neon Tetra's usually start this and then the Cardinals join in and the Neon Tetra's. They all seem so happy together and make my tank look Beautiful. I just can't stop watching them!

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Jay - 2014-05-28
I have a french lop male bunny he's 3 or 4 months sold and about 10 pounds. He's so cute but he makes me nervous because he flings around when I pat him and I feel like he may bite and have a big bunny big bite. He seems to get very excited or mad when I feed him. Any ideas?

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  • Mango - 2014-06-21
    I just bought one, still wondering how I'm going to house it. They say you can potty train but they leave droppings with every hop LOL so it stays in the garage. We let it outside and it doesn't run away but seems to enjoy herself. I want to convert an old shed into the house with an attached run but no idea how to begin. Certain someone is no help and it was his idea to bring the animal home, suddenly it was my idea and my rabbit. sigh. I'm hoping they do well outside in a warm hut, it gets -40 in the winter. They are super calm and she does enjoy our company, comes when called. Cute. One good thing, I planted a little garden and now have a use for all those bunny berries :D
  • Mango - 2014-06-23
    Oh, yes idea. They reach sexual maturity as early as 4 months of age and typically start reproducing around 8-9 months of age. With that you might notice behavior changes so it's recommended to spay or neuter your rabbit.
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Gabby - 2014-06-23
I got a mini rex tri color bunny for my birthday his name is Snoop Dogg.

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John Lee - 2011-03-14
What are good tankmates for a peacock bass and a matamata turtle?
The tank is 250 gallons.
The list that I already have is:
2 oscars
1 matamata
1 peacock bass

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  • samiran roy,india - 2011-11-23
    A silver arowana would be a good tankmate.
  • Anonymous - 2014-06-23
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Matt - 2014-06-24
Please help me with infomation on these things. My 'Arothron nigropunctatus' was spawning. She lives alone in a water tank. Female of 'Arothron nigropunctatus' was dying after spawning? Please tell me who knows these things?

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kristi - 2013-06-12
i just got my african sideneck turtle yesterday, he ate when we got home.. but now he's not eating and hasn't basked at all... the water temps are both good.. and he has a basking spot.

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  • Kriss Abplestein - 2014-06-24
    African Sideneck Turtles take 3/4 days to become accustomed to their new environments, so this is normal.
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Kaleemullah - 2014-06-25
Hi I have one pair of diamond doves but there is some problem when the male comes near to the female then the female fights with the male. Why is the female doing this please help me?

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Sandra Stephenson - 2012-05-20
I have a flying squirrel i think she is a little over a year old my daughter brought her home when she was just maybe 2 weeks old and she is doing great but i am concerned about her front teethe growing to long . Can they be trimmed or what do i do ? Also how long do they live in captivity ?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-20
    In the wild it is said to be about 6 years and I would think it would be at least that in captivity. For the teeth - you can get a hard chew toy--- lava rock bird toy, dog bone, soup bone (boil it) usually knuckle bones at grocery store. Something hard for it to chew on and it will wear her teeth down. Vet can also probably sand them down but i don't think she will like it.
  • Rick - 2012-09-01
    My wife not only make sure our squirrel has shelled nuts to gnaw on like hazel nuts, brazil nuts, almonds and pecans, we also purchased flavored wood chews in the hamster section at the pet store. She seems to enjoy them and her teeth are doing well.
  • Kisha - 2012-12-04
    I have heard a calcium block is used for ones kept in captivity, as pets to wear down the teeth.
  • bryan - 2014-06-25
    I've done so much reading on these flying squirrels yet I can't find out how they are with children, new borns etc. Can you help me out?
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