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Would you consider owning an exotic pet?

  1. LazyAndAmbitious profile image61
    LazyAndAmbitiousposted 5 years ago

    Would you consider owning an exotic pet?

    By "exotic pet" I mean everything from exotic parrots, fishes, turtles to tarantulas, scorpions, snakes, lizards, beetles and so on. If you already own some, write in your answer which exotic pets you have.
    I currently own a Bearded Dragon, an Aesculapian Snake and a Golden Knee tarantula. Sure I had lots of others in the past, but these are what I have right now, despite the food roaches and super worms that I care for, hehe.

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    Yes, I would and have. I have owned several constrictors, my favorite being a 12 foot Burmese python around 15 years ago. He had gotten so big I had to sale it because at the time the Lady I was dating had become terrified of it. Although it was just a big baby. I got it when it was around 4 feet long and it just grewwwwww.

    1. LazyAndAmbitious profile image61
      LazyAndAmbitiousposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ladies are always making problems about exotic animals. I'm lucky that my girlfriend likes my pets (except for roaches), but every time my mom or grandma comes to visit, they refuse to even enter the room. Thanks for answering!

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      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      LOL I know the feeling. My mom wouldn't come to my house. You are very welcome.

  3. Nettlemere profile image93
    Nettlemereposted 5 years ago

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    I love my terrapins (turtles), but they are very much a long term pet. I've had them 25 years already.

    1. LazyAndAmbitious profile image61
      LazyAndAmbitiousposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! There are a lot of long term animals, but not all of them live out all their life time when kept as pets. Congratulations on keeping yours friends healthy and safe with you.

  4. Shaddie profile image91
    Shaddieposted 4 years ago

    As a lady who owns exotic pets, I take offense at the idea that we are "always making problems" in concerns to exotics wink Quite the contrary in my experiences; I have had more problems with men, who are terrified of my reptile room, than I ever have had with women. At least women seem generally curious, even if they are scared.

    Currently I own snakes, tarantulas, and phasmids (leaf bugs). In the future I hope to attain both a skunk and a serval, as well as a smattering of other reptiles (uromastyx and savanna monitor in particular).

 
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