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Twitter Thread: User Explains Why Her Dog Suddenly Turned Green

Every once in a while, we find something in nature that we would absolutely love to study and read more information about. Like, when we found out the truth about fossils in the Appalachian mountains, or when we discovered that sometimes octopus punch fish for no reason whatsoever. We love discovering things about the animal world - when they're big things like that or... when our dog suddenly turns green, and we reaaally wanna know what in the heck happened. 

Thank goodness, that didn't happen to us. But, it did happen to @ExoStephO. And as an early Earth geochemist, she really did her research into this weird phenomenon. Of course, there's also the option that this dog is simply turning into some kind of superhero and will end up saving the world. But, what do we know?:

twitter thread explaining why a user's dog turned green | thumbnail includes one picture of a dog with a green neck and a tweet 'Font - Dr. Stephanie Olson @ExoStepho I was alarmed to discover that my dog turned GREEN overnight. I had no idea why. But it turns out that, as an early Earth geochemist, I was perfectly prepared to find out!'
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Tumblr Thread: The Gentle Giants Of The Horse World

If there is one animal that we believe does not get enough love, it's horses. Yeah, everyone knows what horses are, but does everyone know that horses are majestic galloping creatures of beauty? Do they know that horses get spooked by affectionate goats with pool noodles on their horns? Do people really know anything about horses other than people sit on them? We don't think so, so we think that it's time to learn.

We shall start with the most majestic galloping enormous horses of them all: draft horses. They are huge and gorgeous, they are the gentle giants of the horse world, and they are truly whinnying at life. And now, they're about to get the appreciation that they deserve. 

tumblr thread about draft horses | thumbnail includes two pictures of women sitting on draft horses 'Organism - I never made a post about draft horses. :T They are the gentle giants of the horse world, sometimes growing as large as 20 hands and over 2000 lbs. The tallest horse in the world is an American-type Belgian horse named Big Jake (I think???).'
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Tumblr Thread: Petting Cats Is A Grooming And Bonding Activity

Cats are misunderstood. So often, unfortunately, cats are treated as if they are dogs or some other animal when they are clearly so very different than them - same as any other animal. It takes a while for a cat to get used to a human, and humans have a tendency to be impatient and expect affection sooner than they earned it. But when they do earn it, when aloof cats finally warm up to their humans, there is nothing more satisfying.  

Learn what a cat's body language means, when and how they want you to pet them, and your relationship with it will improve faster than you thought possible. This tumblr thread is about to help you learn. 

When your cat does finally warm up to you, make sure to send us wholesome and awwdorable pics of it so we can swoon right there with you!

informative tumblr thread about how to pet cats | thumbnail includes one tumblr post 'Font - prokopetz Follow If you're unsure how to pet a cat (i.e., maybe you didn't have cats around growing up), it can be helpful to bear in mind that petting is a grooming activity. Grooming each other is how cats bond. Of course, each cat will have individual preferences, but the fact that it's a grooming thing gives you two basic places to start: Scratch areas that the cat has difficulty reaching, like the '
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Strikingly Stunning Birb: Victoria Crowned Pigeons Dazzle In Blue

Okay, we have seen many beautiful animals in our time, but this stunning birdmight just take the cake. "Strikingly beautiful and intelligent, the Victoria crowned pigeon is a fascinating ground bird to watch. It is common to see at a zoo or aviary. Although this is a gentle bird, it is not a bird for novices. Even pigeon fanciers and experienced bird owners need to ensure they have the dedicated space and time required by these majestic creatures." Via the Spruce Pets.

"This bird is the largest living pigeon and the closest remaining relative to the extinct dodo bird. It was named in honor of Queen Victoria for its flashy blue crown of intricate lace-like patterns and its regal poise." Who knew, this bird and the extinct dodo are cousins! It comes as no surprise to us thatthis bird was named after royalty, just look at how vibrant the color of its feathers are! Thismajestic bird looks like it was destined to sit on the throne of our hearts.  Via the Spruce Pets.

12 images of victoria crowned pigeons | thumbnail left and right images of the bird
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Spiderwebs: How Unique Are They Really

Is every spider web unique?? Oh, what wonderfully tangled webs they weave.  According to Live Science: "Spiderwebs are astonishingly complex constructions for objects that are so delicate. Even if webs don't literally spell out the words 'terrific' and 'radiant' like those in the book "Charlotte's Web" do, each is nonetheless an intricate engineering marvel. Building these strong yet ephemeral traps is a process that follows patterns shared among spider species. But is there room for individual variation that makes one species' web — or one individual spider's — recognizably different from another's?"

"There are approximately 48,000 known spider species worldwide, and while all spiders have silk-producing organs, known as spinnerets, and can produce several varieties of silk, not all spiders spin webs and lie in wait for their prey. Some spiders actively hunt for food, but they still use silk for making wind-sailing balloons, egg sacs or tiny 'house' to 'hide in." Very interesting! We had no idea that spiders vary so greatly, and even in the ways they approach basic activities such as hunting for food and building their web-y homes.

Story via Live Science.

12 images of spiders and spider webs scientific and informative | thumbnail left spider web with dew, thumbnail right spider in spider web
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Funny Yet Informative Facts About Cats (Tweets)

No matter how much we love animals and know about animals, there is always so much more to learn. That's one of our favorite things about the animal world. There are always more facts about animals - more than you will ever know. The other thing that we love so much about nature and animal facts is how heckin' funny and weird facts about animals can be. 

Today, we're giving you funny yet informative facts about cat - twitter style. It's time to laugh and learn all at once, and get to know some more important stuff about our adorable little kitty cats. 

funny facts about cats | thumbnail includes two tweets 'Rectangle - UberFacts @UberFacts Cats do recognize the sound of their owners' voice, but they choose to ignore it 12:35 PM - May 21, 2021 - Buffer' and 'Rectangle - UberFacts @UberFacts Most cats are lactose intolerant and shouldn't drink milk 10:32 AM - Mar 27, 2021 - Buffer'
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Scientists Have Examined The Mysterious Phenomenon Of Cats Sitting On Squares

Every cat owner has experienced that mysterious phenomenon of their cat sitting in some place that they shouldn't - from boxes to random books to whatever container they can fit in. If it fits, I sits, that is indeed the saying. We have even seen that cats will sit on flat, square-shaped objects on the floor. But have you ever thought about why they do it - what is this magnetic pull towards the square that we cannot see and do not understand? Well, scientists are now officially studying the phenomenon. 

study about cats sitting in squares | thumbnail includes a picture of a cat sitting in a Kanizsa square
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Funny Yet Informative Viral Tweets About Cats Domesticating Themselves

If you are a cat owner, you know one thing for sure: you are whipped for your cat. Anything that your cat wants you to do, you'll end up doing, whenever your cat acts like the biggest jerk, you forgive it, if your cat is acting crazy, you only ever say that your cat is mildly annoying you. Because you love your cats, of course you do, but we promise that there are still many things that you don't know about them still. 

Well, these hilarious viral tweets are about to inform you of some of the most ridiculous cat facts. Twitter doesn't know how to get informative without getting funny at the same time. This isn't the first time we enjoyed twitter in this way. Once, twitter taught us hilarious facts about Dachshunds, and another time, twitter showed us some hilarious research about octopuses punching other fish for no reason other than spite. 

informative viral tweets about funny cat facts | thumbnail includes one tweet 'Font - james tison like "tyson" @doioweyoumoney ... Everyone wants to talk about "gaslighting," nobody wants to talk about "how cats domesticated themselves and modeled their meows off of human baby cries to better manipulate our emotions." 4:06 PM · May 8, 2021 Twitter Web App 15K Retweets 811 Quote Tweets 115.6K Likes'
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Informative And Funny Viral Tweets About Dachshunds

Time to learn and laugh at the time time, because when twitter decides to teach you something about dogs, it is bound to be funny. A desperate plea for information about dachshunds from a very confused dog owner went viral, and people replied in the masses, sharing stories about not only their experiences with meeting dachshunds and raising dachshunds but also actual information that'll teach you why these small pooches behave the way they do. 

This is the perfect thread for all of us confused dog lovers out there that want to learn but have no patience for it, because with funny viral tweets like these, you will not be able to stop reading even if you wanted to. So, enjoy, and next time you'll walk past a dachshund, at least you'll know why it's attempting to kill you.

viral informative and funny tweets about dachshunds thumbnail includes one tweet 'Text - Sarah Cooper @sarahcpr I was walking my cockapoo Stella and passed a woman walking her daschund. I asked her if Stella could say hi. She goes, "no way lady, this is a daschund, that should tell you allll you need to know" and I've been thinking about it all day and realized I do need more information 3:54 AM Jan 17, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone 5.3K Retweets 1.8K Quote Tweets 131.9K Likes'
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Informative Tweets Discovering The Beauty Of Unique Pigeons

There is beauty everywhere in nature, even in the places you least expect it. You walk around outside, and every time you do, you see birds - some of them beautiful, some of them less so. But not many of you have probably stopped to admire the beauty of a pigeon. We're used to common pigeons, so we don't think about them too much, but when we see a special pigeon colored like the rainbow... well, that catches our eye. 

And it definitely caught twitter's eye, with a tweet about the pink-necked green pigeon going viral, people admiring its beauty. And luckily, there was a pigeon expert at hand to explain to us exactly what this rainbow-colored beauty is. 

tweets about the pink-necked green pigeon thumbnail includes a picture of the pink-necked green pigeon and a tweet 'Font - Rosemary Mosco (Bird And Moon Comics) @RosemaryMosco ... Replying to @RosemaryMosco Is it a pigeon or a dove? The answer is: Yes. Pigeons and doves belong to the scientific family Columbidae. Within that family, English-speaking folks basically name some species "dove" and some "pigeon" at random. Pigeons = doves. There's no real taxonomic difference. 7:13 PM - Mar 9, 2021'
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Informative Tumblr Thread About How Huge Wolves Actually Are

You know how you're in love with dogs? And by extent, any dog-looking this is also something that you want to pet? Yeah, we love wolves too, but... how big and dangerous are wolves actually? Because as far as we see, wolves are super affectionate, and they're the biggest goofballs, and yes, to us, they are basically dogs. 

Well, tumblr is about to give you a reality check by showing you just how big wolves are... But if you're anything like us, them being totally dangerous, enormous, and not always dog-like in behavior is... not going to stop you even slightly from wanting to cuddle them.

tumblr thread about how big wolves are thumbnail includes a picture of a dog and a wolf 'Human body - shrewreadings Follow I love how wolves & humans - so disparately sized - looked at each other and said, 'Huh. That looks friend-shaped.' 140,914 notes'
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Informative And Funny Tumblr Thread About Helping Cats Eat More Slowly

Every cat owner knows that cats food - the morning wake up screaming is iconic at this point. But some cats have the tendency to get too enthusiastic. My cat will sometimes eat so fast, she'll throw up almost immediately, and that's always awful to see. So, you have to do your best to take care of them and make sure that they don't end up hurting themselves with their overenthusiasm. 

Thanks to this informative and also funny tumblr thread, you're about to learn some ways to help your kitty calm down. It's advice for everyone - whether you have money to buy these things or you want DIY ideas. So, thank you tumblr, for allowing us to laugh and learn at the same time. 

funny and informative tumblr thread about helping cats eat slowly thumbnail includes a picture of a cat trying to eat from a challenging bowl 'Cat - Kitties who eat too fast get THE PUNI SHMENT B OWL Sometimes cats eat so fast they puke bruh. It's not healthy. pancakemilkshake'
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Informative Tumblr Thread About The Differences Between Big Cats

If you're a cat lover like us, you have a soft spot in your heart not just for house cats but also for big cats. You'd pet them if you could, and you know it. And you wish you could spend more time around big cats like that and get to know them better, learn about each of them - what makes them special and different and what their personalities are like. 

Well, say thank you to tumblr user carnegiemuseumnaturalhistory for deciding to share their big cat knowledge with us and teaching us - unlucky big cat lovers who can't spend time with big cats - about what makes wild cats unique. Reading this has both educated us and made us want to cuddle a snow leopard even more. 

tumblr thread explaining the differences between big wild cats thumbnail includes two pictures including a clouded leopard on a tree and a Eurasian lynx 'So, big cat can mean something different to everyone, but let's learn a little bit more about each of the cats listed above'
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Tumblr Thread: One Of The Smallest But Fiercest Kittens

We all know that cats are the fiercest, coolest, most badass little beings. Even our little spoiled fluffballs have a little tiger in them. But the The Black Footed cat, well that is a true fierce kitty. Thank you, tumblr, for introducing us to this special wild kitty

Tiny even when it's fully grown, this murderbaby has a higher kill success rate than actual lions. And you know what, looking at it... we are truly terrified. We totally don't want to lift it up and cuddle it and give it snacks and kiss its fierce little head. Totally not. Then again, we love cats so much that we would probably say the same thing about actual lions, so... gimme that little murdermuffin, i wanna give it a smooch. 

tumblr thread about the Black Footed cat thumbnail includes a picture of a man holding a very small cat 'Carnivore - geekwithsandwich Follow OK but you can't mention my all-time favorite cat without also mentioning that these little for being 1000% ready to throw down with | anyone at any time, they've literally been seen trying to fight a giraffe and are known kers are legendary to successfully bring down sheep by getting underneath them and ripping their bellies open like what libertarirynn S'
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Tumblr Thread: Rabbit Owner Gives Informative Advice To Anyone Wanting To Get A Rabbit

Adopting pets is never easy. Even the most knowledgeable people have things that they will learn about each and every pet that they have. But, most people who are adopting for the first time don't even have the most basic knowledge, especially when it comes to animals that are slightly less common than dogs and cats. 

If you are interested in adopting a rabbit, today, you are in luck! Tumblr user tom-hanks-is-bae has come to the rescue. They had to learn through experience and trial and error exactly how much it takes to properly take care of a rabbit, and they've decided to share what they've learned with everyone else. From how to choose a rabbit in the first place to what kind of food and cages are good for them, this is your ultimate guide to rabbits from a rabbit lover like you

informative tumblr thread about rabbits thumbnail includes two pictures of a rabbit one with the rabbit standing up and the other with the rabbit flopped over onto its side 'Ok, this post is to inform people about pet rabbits. Now some bunny moms and dads may know this information but when I first got my rabbit I didn't know all these things and I needed to.'
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Be still our beating hearts! What is about pandas that turn our hearts into mush? 

They're one of the cutest animals around, and it definitely helps that they're so silly and weird. Sadly, giant pandas are an endangered species that's been really tricky to breed and raise in captivity. According to National Geographic, "n the 1960s, only 30 percent of infant pandas born at breeding centers survived. Today 90 percent survive."

What changed? This video helps explains.