I am interested in buying a pet rhinocerous for my goddaughter as a birthday present (she just turned 3). Can anyone tell me where I can buy one, and how much I should expect to pay (I don't want to get ripped off!). Also, while my friend is generally supportive of me buying a pet rhinocerous for his daughter, he did express some concern about the cost of maintaining one. About how much should he expect to have to pay per month to maintain it (food, training, vet bills, etc.)? We're just looking for approximate numbers. Thanks.
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LOL! If we had a "best answer" feature, then I would select your answer!
Because anyone can buy her a dog or cat. I want to do something special for her. After all, she's my goddaughter. If I don't go the extra mile for her, who will?
Some people say that rhinos belong in zoos. But I think that zoos should share...
I can't decide whether you're kidding or you are serious about this, but I do not think wild animals, especially something like a rhino is a suitable "pet."
@Dubuquedogtrainer, I give up: I've just been kidding about all of this. I asked the question and left my comments as a joke!
PS I am the staff member who recommended your Hub to be awarded the "Hub of the Day" a few days ago!
Thank you, Ari! And sorry - I wasn't sure if you were kidding...you know there are people on here who want wild animals as pets....I apologize for not recognizing your attempt to make a joke.
No problem Cindy! PS I spent several years volunteering at the San Francioco SPCA. It has a strong tradition of positive reinforcement training, which seems to be a similar approach as yours.
Yes, the SFSPCA has a good reputation. Always glad to meet a fellow animal lover! And yes - I am a positive reinforcement trainer and clicker training devotee!