Yes, I feed the rabbits. When I owned a home and had a garden I used to landscape for the birds and feed the birds as well.
When I lived in rural Hillsboro, MO, I fed the wild birds, raccoons, opossums and a feral cat who brought back 4 kittens. Because Jefferson County, MO, was rural, I often came across dogs that had been abandoned along the stretch of Highway 21. I carried dog food and treats in my car in the event I came upon an abandoned canine, as I commuted 90-miles roundtrip to and from work every weekday. One morning I saw two dogs, a small collie and a Jack Russell terrier foraging for food close to the roadway. I stopped and tossed dog treats, which the collie took and ran. However, the Jack Russell trotted next to me as I made my way back to my car. I took him home and put him in the backyard, changed my clothes and went on to work. I found him a loving home two-weeks later. In the meantime, "Jack" managed to pass on the myriad parasites inhabiting his intestinal tract from his stint in the wild to my Golden Retriever. It was an expensive, "gut-wrenching" lesson in keeping unknown critters safe, but segregated from my pets until checked out by the vet.
The dog found a good home thanks to you, and it is sad to know that the stray dog got your dog sick and I hope your dog is well now thanks to the vet.
It only took one visit to the vet and an Rx for the medication that took care of the parasites and Leo was fine in short order. My sweet Leo, passed on 2 years ago from cancer at 12-1/2 after a life filled with as much love as he gave.
Yes, yes, yes! I can't stand to think of any animal being hungry.
I don't see a problem with feeding smaller animals. However, feeding larger carnivore animals such as bears, wolves, coyotes, or wild dogs could be detrimental to their survival!
I love all animals! I especially love the wild african male lions in Africa! I'd love to go on a safari some day! I think it would be the greatest vacation ever!!!
I totally agree with the fact that you should not feed bears, wolves, coyotes or any large wild animal. I am scared of lions.
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Kangaroo, that I have found as a joey and raised. After more than ten living back in the wild, she still comes close to our farm house to be fed. They said it is not possible, but who can measure a real attachment ...who can judge what animals can or can not do?
I would be happy to feed anything that isn't a pest or harmful to humans. We started feeding a wild kitten, coaxing her indoors, and eventually she adopted us, and has been with us for 4 years. Still doesn't like being picked up, or sitting too close, but she loves us, and likes being stroked, and we make talking noises to each other.
by ShawnB2011 6 years ago
I was watching a show about when animals attack the other day n which it depicted wild animals attacking humans and us humans slay these animals for what they do naturally. In addition to that, I think zoos, carnivals and circuses should be banned altogether from being able to hold wild animals for...
by Charlu 6 years ago
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by Sandra M. Urquhart 6 years ago
If you found a lost animal, like a dog or cat/kitten in the road; what would you do?Would you stop your car to help get the animal out of the road safely? Would you rescue it & take it home with you to try to find a shelter or adoptive home for it? Would you take it to a regular shelter, or...
by flashmakeit 6 years ago
Which wild animal behaviors do you like to watch on YouTube?
by Nina L James 5 years ago
Why would a person want taut and tease a wild animal?Upon hearing the story about the young man who jumped over the 17 foot fence "to be one" with a 400 pound siberian tiger, I couldn't help but to wonder why he would put himself in harm's way. He barely escaped from the jaws...
by Lauren Daly 20 months ago
What wild animal always comes back home?
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