Cats and dogs are common household pets, but we want to hear about your other type of favorite pet. Please keep answers confined to your personal experience with the pet you describe. (Not looking for a description of an animal, but a description of YOUR animal).
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Beautiful answer, Silva Hayes. Squirrels seem so skittish, once they're in the wild, but it's fascinating to hear they'd behave like a pet if raised by people from early life.
I lived with a friend who had a flying squirrel, the poor thing was not happy. They finally released it.
Sounds like a great pet. I wouldn't mind having one of these.
If that's Jack in the pic, he was a very handsome fellow. He looks intelligent, too.
Thank you - yes that is jack, waiting to be rewarded with a bit of grape, which was one of his favorite foods.
Birds can be quite interesting. I had a parakeet once that would sit in my mother’s hair on top of her head and when she would take a drink of her coffee the bird would stick his head in the cup and steel a drink. He always came when whistled for.
Another friend of mine owned an iguana. It liked to station itself on top of one of her cabinets and observe the lowly humans. He seemed quite intelligent (if not a bit arrogant :D)
Amazing. I'm learning today how many people make house pets of rabbits. I had no idea.
Snakes and spiders aren't pets for the feint of heart. Many of them do require that you feed them live animals as food. My fellow airmen in the Air Force made pets of tarantulas, as we were stationed at a location where they were easy to catch.
I had an aquarium a long time ago and I kept a rare sort of shrimp in it (along with other sea creatures). It looked very much like a blue miniature lobster and it was a spectacular hunter.
Thelma and Louise . . . ha ha ha! Rats are more complex than we give them credit for being.
The only goats I was ever around ate everything in sight. I think that would be a handful training one. Sounds like your Muscovy Ducks might be distantly related to platypus.
Rabbits are so curious that even the wild ones around my home come surprisingly close to the house. Dust baths for chinchillas? I'll have to learn more about that!
You are one daring Floridian standing there holding that gator! He'll keep more than just the Yankees out of your yard!:)
Right. He'll keep me out of the yard!
Ummm....when he gets a little bigger he'll probably start looking for food on his own. And that's a scary thought!
A buddy of mine owned ferrets. They were a little high maintenance, it seemed. But, he really loved them. Guinea Pigs are adorable.