Questions tagged [domestic-animals]

Domestic animals (e.g. cats & dogs & chickens) in the garden

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What is a plant-and-animal safe way to kill a hive of yellowjackets?

I’ve seen plenty of questions on here about what wasps are doing to plants. Specifically I want my hive gone. I have a large backyard where I try to keep grass, cloves, and insects plentiful. (These ...
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Will a punctured stem harm my pepper plant?

The stem of one of my potted plants was slightly chewed on by a cat. Nothing that would seriously damage the structural integrity of the plant, but it did puncture the surface with a few small tooth ...
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Is there any way to keep cats away from indoor sprouts?

It's been a problem all spring. I have my sprouts that I want to plant in the garden, but living in Canada, it's better to sprout them inside to then plant them outside when it stops having freezing ...
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Cat safe colorful indoor plant?

Ever since the arrival of our clawed furballs necessitated the banishment of our house plants to the office room my GF misses having some green in the living room. I'd like to rectify this situation ...
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Tactics to reduce raccoon poop in garden

Raccoons and cats traverse my urban back yard every night. That's fine. I'd like to reduce their interest in defecating on the soil. It attracts flies, we don't know what they've been eating, noone ...
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What would be eating my lettuce plants, and leaving some other vegetables alone?

I planted 6 lettuce plants and this morning 3 of them are completely nipped. Do you know if they will grow back as only a little bit of the leaves are left. Also how do I protect the rest? I also have ...
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Will comfrey survive a stampede? [closed]

Since people say that comfrey can survive everything, can comfrey survive a daily stampede to the milking barn as ground cover in the alleys?
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What permanent grasses should I look into?

I'm looking for a drought tolerant fast growing grass mix that will work well with chickens in USDA zone 4A. What should I mix together for USDA zone 4a for feeding my chickens for planting it once?
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What animals make good “lawn mowers” for a fenced in food forest?

I'm looking at building a food forest, and was wondering what breeds of animals will make the best "lawn mowers", but leave my trees/bushes "alone".
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make chipmunk leave the back yard [duplicate]

I found that there are several holes, digged by chipmunk, in the back yard. Would you like to let me know how to handle these little animals, or how to push them move away from the yard? Thank you ...
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How can I prevent my neigbour's cat from marking its territory in my garden?

We have various bits of garden furniture and this is the kind of furniture that can be left out. Our neighbour has a male neutered cat that sprays literally everything, including our conservatory and ...
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Our cat is digging up our lawn

We have two cats (both female, 6 & 4 yrs old). The older one is becoming less mobile (can't get over the fence), and has started taking to digging up the lawn to do her business. Whenever I see ...
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Is there anything I can put on my lawn to prevent my dog from digging?

About a year ago, we had a really bad gopher problem in our backyard. I've successfully trapped and eliminated all the gophers but my dog sometimes can still smell something and goes crazy digging. I ...
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What would be a good “cat grass” for the central Texas heat?

So I can buy the little pots of "cat grass" or even the grow kits at my local pet store, but I thought it would be more fun to have a little patch of it growing in the yard that (hypothetically) would ...
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Why can't I compost dog & cat faeces?

Looking at this answer made we wonder again about why we don't compost dog and cat faeces. Any guide to composting will always caution against including dog (and cat) excrement (examples here and here)...
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How do I stop dog urine from killing grass?

Everywhere I've lived, the dog urine just kills the grass. I've found nothing on the internet and the garden person at the local hardware said it's impossible. Any suggestions?
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What are some tips on growing plants indoors with cats?

I have to grow my plants indoors because it does get cold enough in Dallas sometimes that frost may occur or even snow. However, we have a small household cat. She has bit our bamboo plant leaves in ...
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How do you safely and effectively stop a cat from pooping in your yard?

Our neighbor's cat keeps pooping in our mulch and around our yard. Is there a safe and effective way to stop neighborhood pets from doing so? Has anyone used a method that works well?