What pets have you had in your life? I have had Geckos, Raccoon, Goat, Dogs and Cats?
I had a dog when I was a little girl. I had albino mice for one year (my mother's classroom pet). I had a cat for a couple of years. Now I have 2 adult senior male cats for about a decade.
We had a pet skunk once. Also a pet squirrel. I have also had various breeds of dogs, cats, mice, a cockatiel bird, a turtle.
My son once tied a crawfish to a string and kept it for a "pet".
We had a tarantula take up residence in our front steps for a while. The males tend to do that when they wander around. But we didn't consider it a pet.
My friend has a pet African Grey Parrot that I did a hub about. It was just chosen for the new Pet ring site here at HP!
Americans spend tons of money on their pets. So it's a good topic for a hub or two.
My brother had a pet snake, and my Dad has had several versions of Turtles......
What was it was like having a Pet Skunk...I would imagine that would be a unusual pet...Like I can talk, I did have a pet Goat that can become like the neighborhood Pet......
I have had all the above (except goats) in your Q and many, many more from foxes to porcupines, salamanders to 60 lb African tortoises, red bellied Piranhas to fancy goldfish or however you want to sort a menagerie, Copperhead snakes to alligators and that's not including what I had as a wildlife rehabber.
Wanted goats but when the seller informed me they will climb onto your cars I nixed that one. I've had or co owned and/or bred Dobermans, Siberians, German Shepherds, pit bulls, Neapolitan Mastiff, Great Dane, Fila, Pekingese, Corgies, Lhasa Apso & Skiperke (not in that order), Bengal cats, 3 species of owls, crows, ferrets, rabits, chickens,squirrels, racing pigeons, Muskovy and Mallard Ducks, pheasants, horses, well, it's kind of a never ending list and I never lived on a farm. Some of the funniest escapades I had with these animals are related in my 5 HP Chapters of The Usual "Unusual" Pets I have had."
Currently my favorite pet is a 11 year old African Gray Parrot who is a source of endless entertainment as he comments on things we say with a variety of phrases he is conditioned to use based on the inflections in our voices. He'll participate in phone conversations saying what I'm about to say right before I say it, like ahuh, ok, bye, see ya later (which he says any time someone opens the door to go out and when we come home he always says Hellllooo! when we open the door and then sometimes, You OK? if we are slow coming in). He has screamed "it's good!" a split second before the announcer on TV says it after an extra point is kicked and he says "nite nite" when we cover him up at night. In the morning when he is ready to be uncovered he says good morning and when the cover is lifted he says Peek a boohooo. He does this every time and we didn't teach him to say it at these times. Any time he is out of his cage if I say go to bed he climbs back in his cage immediately and closes the door. The neatest thing, when he is on his rope perches outside the cage and I put up my fists he says Ya wanna fight, c'mon, c'mon, raises his wings up and puts his head down. If I swing at him he bobs and weaves ducking my punches saying c'mon, c'mon. When I hit him on the beak (he loves it) he tries to bite my fist then backs up and says "rope a dope" "rope a dope". I tried teaching him to say "want a piece of me" but as far as he got was "wanna pee..." so I gave up on that. I could go on forever about Kabul (his name) as he has a huge vocabulary of words and just forget the sounds!
Oh dear, where do I start? While growing up, I had gold fish, tiny turtles, parakeets, canaries, and always a dog & cat. As an adult, either I or my kids have had, dogs, cats, gerbils, hamsters, bunnies, parakeets and some creepy-looking lizard sort of thing. That, I told my son if he ever left it out & I happened upon it, I would send it swirling down the toilet bowl! I have my limits. I am NOT into reptilian-like creatures.
At the moment, since I now live alone, I have only 1 dog and 1 cat. When my doggy passes away, I will not replace him, but I may get a 2nd cat. The upkeep & activity needed for dogs has become more than I care to give anymore.
My father used to sip coffee at the breakfast table,staring out the window on the yard(only about 30'x 30') &4 ducks running around the pigeon coop their web feet wore a path all along the fence,he'd say I'm going to cook them! I'd cry.
LOL!! My son bought 2 pigs 4 the express purpose of filling the freezer. His wife is a sweet, soft-hearted woman. She cried for days & will NOT eat any of the meat!! LOL
oh, I had a pot bellied pig too! My dad wouldn't eat the duckscause when we let our lhasa apso in the yard they'd peck at his rear until he pooped then they'd eat it.Dad just wanted to annoy me since he was annoyed by all the animals I kept.
Let's see, I've had dogs, cats, mice, rats, snakes, rabbits, parrots and cockateils and fish. Oh, and chameleons. I love animals and will always have them around!
Ooh a lot ! We had a cat, 2 couple of loving birds they were adorable, a urchin, a cook and chickens and 2 fishes. Now I don't have any but I want to bring a cat soon.
by Whitney 2 years ago
I'm just curious. I seems that we have a wide number of people with exotic pets. I m just curious as to what all you Hubbers have.I'll start:Pets:5 Dogs (Mix breed-Spot, Dalmatian-Zabu, Yorkshire Terrier- Codie, St. Bernard/ Collie mix- Bella, American Pit Bull Terrier-MIA)3 Fancy Rats (Zoe, Lexi,...
by Zaiden Jace 4 years ago
If you could have any animal as a pet what would it be?
by TSAD 3 years ago
How weird is your parrot?When I tap my African Grey Parrot on his beak with a peanut he says "Cmon, cmon,... ya wanna fight" & raises his wings. So I'm trying to get him to also say, "Ya want a piece of me?" Weeks have gone by and he never says it. Today he says,...
by Cindy Lawson 6 years ago
If your dog or cat needed a limb amputated would you keep the pet or put it to sleep?For the record I have seen loads of dogs and cats with three, (even two) legs survive perfectly well, but likewise I have seen owners faced with this choice say that either they don't think it is fair to have a...
by Takako Komori 6 years ago
Can you have pets if you think you'll be away on vacation once or twice a year for a few days?In your opinion, which of these are the best pets to have if you think you'll be away for a few days once or twice a year for vacation? Cats, dogs (probably not), birds, hamsters, beetles.
by Ultimate Hubber 2 years ago
What do you have as a pet? Share with us.I have a turtle as pet.
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