Common animal misconceptions
>I need to be dominant with my dog as i am the alpha!
no, go research proper training techniques and stop watching caeser millan. dominance theory has been disproved.
>I just feed my guinea pig rabbit food, they're basically just rabbits without the ears
Go for it. Enjoy dealing with the scurvy and dead guinea pig.
>Betta live in ponds in the wild!
Yeah, briefly maybe, any longer and they die. This does not give you a pass to keep your fish in a bowl.
I wish there was some way to outlaw traditional 1 gallon fish bowls. I wouldn't be surprised to hear 99% of betta fish get shoved in those things their whole lives if not just kept in their store containers.
Eeeeh, when I was a kid we had a cat that didn't like me specifically. I remember it making eye contact with me, and pissed on my jacket intentionally. I watched it do it, and she wanted me to see her.
I don't need a theory to tell me that when my dog's pissed and wants to kill another dog that I need to step in. I can't have it doing that every time it sees a dog walking down the street. Are you going to let your dog cuck you? That's like maximum cuck status right there.
Cats are assholes. I've never forgiven the cat species as a hole for my friend's cat trying to steal a piece of my pizza with her mouth one time.
>I don't have to fix him he's a purebred that would make him worth nothing.
Who cares about resale value and what makes you think anybody would want him? We're not talking about drymounting a limited edition print.
>assumption that pet industry is somehow regulated and, if a product is sold in store and is indicated for your species, it must be safe
I'm not calling for government intervention here but at the very least pet supply companies need to yank products off shelves that have been proven to be harmful and potentionally fatal to pets.
this really pisses me off. those parasite medications with ingredients known to kill cats
or even just those wheels with bars instead of being a solid material that people give to rodents, just asking for injury
>But don't chickens need roosters to lay eggs?
I spend at least fifteen minutes trying to explain this to people every fucking time I hear it.
>But [literally any non-dog animal] can't love you because it doesn't [dog behavior]!
>[small animal] is fine in small cages because they're small!
Anything smaller than a Guinea pig = fits in a hamster cage.
>[anything involving negative reinforcements in dog training]
No, jimmy, making your 8 week old puppy eat its own shit doesn't teach him where he should go. Shocking, I know.
>Anything smaller than a Guinea pig = fits in a hamster cage.
Most hamster cages aren't good for mice. They can escape or accidentally get their heads stuck in the bar spaces.
Cages are really unsuitable for gerbils too, because gerbils prefer to live in deep tunnels made of substrate
Most hamster cages are far too small for hamsters, even.
Gerbils are great if you can get a tank with a cage topper, then fill the tank part with substrate. they love that shit
>No, jimmy, making your 8 week old puppy eat its own shit doesn't teach him where he should go.
people do this? actually encourage coprophagy?
i guess this is why good dog trainers always say you need to train the owners more than the dog.
You would be amazed. I was given a dog once. A neighbor of a friend. He was getting rid of it because it was a show dog, and it had injured itself jumping on something so it had a scar on it's shoulder, so it was no good for shows anymore. Literally the guy was like "I can't show it, so why the fuck keep it, it's worthless."
People that like status dogs tend to be worthless people.