Do elephants make good pets?

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  1. Ari Lamstein profile image79
    Ari Lamsteinposted 7 years ago

    Do elephants make good pets?

    I just moved into an apartment that doesn't allow cats or dogs.  However, I had a lawyer look over the contract and it doesn't say ANYTHING about ELEPHANTS.  So I'm sure that I can have one!  The only question is: do they make GOOD PETS? 

    It's important to me that whatever animal I get can learn to play FETCH and CUDDLE while I watch TV!  As you can see, my first choice in pets was a DOG.  But since I obviously can't have one, I want an ELEPHANT instead!  What do you think?

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  2. maolaun profile image83
    maolaunposted 7 years ago

    I adore elephants. smile But I think they are far too smart to be pets. Dogs are smart too, but it took a long time for them to become domesticated and to learn to love people. I think elephants have way too much potential to be pets. Too big? No way. But they walk for 1,000's of miles and I'm not sure I'd be up for that. Walking my dogs everyday is enough for me! And hopefully you don't have town water, boy that bill would be sky high. : )

  3. profile image0
    digitrocksposted 7 years ago

    Bart Simpson says Stampy was a model pet:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bart_Gets_an_Elephant
    If it's on tv it must be true!

  4. lilian1 profile image60
    lilian1posted 7 years ago

    Your joking of course or are you hehe elephants are gorgeous your food bill for it would be sky high !!! and he/she would drink the town dry !!! definitely NOT recommended unless of course you are rich and can buy your very own zoo !!!

  5. rickzimmerman profile image69
    rickzimmermanposted 6 years ago

    Sure, you may like your mole rat, gerbil, python, tarantula, goldfish, potbelly pig, poodle, lynx, mastiff, ferret, cockatiel, budgerigar or Guernsey, but I say pachyderms are tops! read more

    1. Ari Lamstein profile image79
      Ari Lamsteinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Fantastic Hub Rick, thank you for your well researched answer!

  6. racksjackson profile image57
    racksjacksonposted 6 years ago

    I can not afford elephant bill so it is better to stay elephant in zoo .

  7. JamesGrantSmith profile image58
    JamesGrantSmithposted 5 years ago

    Elephants are very friendly but i'm not sure a full size African elephant would fit in your small apartment unfortunately, however i do like the general idea, but it would probably be easier just to get a Duck, I bet the contract does not say no ducks either.

 
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