Pets? The most unique pet you've had

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  1. MrKnowledge profile image59
    MrKnowledgeposted 12 years ago

    Dogs, cats, birds, fish, lizards, and just about anything that moves.

    That is the description for this forum. So my topic is about my 7 year old brother.

    Actually I want to hear about some of the unique pets people have. I'm not saying your dog or cat isn't special. I love my dogs, but at the same time, wouldn't you like to get a little information on some kind of pet that you've never had before? Myself, I've had about 20 different horses, and I would consider myself a horse expert. The most unique pet, however, was my Red Tailed Boa, Blondie(yes, the band), who was as docile as a kitten. Did you know that if you show a boa the same love and care that you do a kitten or a puppy, that they will have the same mannerisms? They will respond to you talking to them, follow your face, and will ENJOY being around you. I loved my boa smile

    1. Thunder Vixen profile image64
      Thunder Vixenposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I took care of baby squirrel once...I had found them dead picked them up and my warmth brought them back to life. They had no fur yet and very vulnerable.There were no rescues in my area and since I had already saved them from death I decided to raise them. They survived a few weeks but died still because I was living in a motel at the time and it was hard to keep them at the right humidity and their formula may have gone bad but I'm not sure.  I felt so terrible when they died but there was nothing more I could do with no rescue centers around.

  2. Maddie Ruud profile image74
    Maddie Ruudposted 12 years ago

    I'd love to have a big snake, but I'm afraid it might think my 12-lb dog was a light snack.

    1. Richieb799 profile image66
      Richieb799posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      get a small cornsnake to start off smile they grow to about 4 ft too smile one of my ex girlfriends had one, it was about 1.5 ft when I held it!
      I owned a leopard gecko, she was cute! especially when she yawned!

  3. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 12 years ago

    I thought it was pretty unique getting sea *** someone will come along and tell me the missing word.
    Bought them online, publicised as being great for kids, you put them in water and they turned into something you would want to treat with pure bleach but couldn't because the kids had been watching their every move!
    Sea urchins? no sea whatdymcallits. Them. Ugly little microscopic, almost, thingies!
    Pretty unique, not wanting to repeat the experiment all the same!

    1. Diane Inside profile image75
      Diane Insideposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      sea monkeys

    2. wychic profile image82
      wychicposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      The good thing about sea monkeys is that you can turn around and feed them to your aquarium fish, they love them! Brine shrimp put in a pretty package.

  4. Whitney05 profile image85
    Whitney05posted 12 years ago

    Chinchillas would probably be my most exotic, but I've also had and currently have a Brazillian Rainbow Boa, two Rosy Boas, 2 Kenyan sand boas, ball python (common), various gecko species (Madagascar spiny gecko probably the lesser known of them), pac man frog (pretty common), and of course dogs, cat, hamsters, mice, rats, and guinea pigs.

    Maddie, all you need is a secure cage lid and cage clips and your pup will be just fine. I have a 10 pound Yorkie who is perfecly safe in my house with my snakes and other reptiles.

    Izzy, sea monkey? I've had those too, but mine didn't last too long. They were boring for me.

  5. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 12 years ago

    I had a cat named tiger who was declawed, climbed trees and ate squirels.

  6. blondepoet profile image64
    blondepoetposted 12 years ago

    Crabs and..errr...not that kind you are thinking. smile

    1. MrKnowledge profile image59
      MrKnowledgeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      i got rid of mine neutral

  7. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 12 years ago

    Thanks Whitney...yeah sea monkey! Now that is clever marketing! Boring as Hell, but aimd at kids who believe a lot more than just their prayers.

  8. raisingme profile image81
    raisingmeposted 12 years ago

    I had a female skunk named Periwinkle.  I found her in the middle of the road when she was a baby while I was riding my horse.  My horse was less than thrilled to have a skunk on board for the ride home!

    1. MrKnowledge profile image59
      MrKnowledgeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      skunks can actually be really good pets, or so I've heard

  9. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 12 years ago

    I had a large (3' long) solid black cat that looked like a small panther.  He taught himself to use the toilet, which was great until the day he slipped and fell in - that was the end of that!  He used to wait in a tree or top of a small shed for a dog to walk by and them jump on them.  Hilarious!

  10. MrKnowledge profile image59
    MrKnowledgeposted 12 years ago

    I'm surprised at the amount of replies already. I don't feel like blondie was such an exotic pet anymore. she used to go in the bathtub and swim. ever seen a snake swim? coolest thing EVER. she also would perch on top of my bowflex or climb up it onto the vertical blinds above my sliding glass door.

  11. Whitney05 profile image85
    Whitney05posted 12 years ago

    I've also heard the skunks make great pets. Sort of like cats, from what I've heard.

    Red tail boas are cool. I would have one if I had more room. My Brazilian Rainbow Boa should average between 5-7 feet as an adult. She's just a baby right now.

    Oh, and I can't believe that I forgot to add my favorites! I have two Russian tortoises and 2 Brazilian red footed tortoises.

  12. MrKnowledge profile image59
    MrKnowledgeposted 12 years ago

    that reminds me! my first pet was an Australian box turtle! We had her for such a long time. My red tail had it made. I had a large oak bookcase, that I converted into a terrarium. I was on my way home from the pet store with an 80 gallon tank, and I drove by a church that had that out on the front lawn with a sign that read "FREE". So I loaded it up, and took the tank back to my pet store, and bought the tank's price in bedding, a waterfall/steam machine, and other things that would make her new environment more suitable. I want to get another one, but I'm going to wait until I can afford the power bills again!

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    ralwusposted 12 years ago

    My nine year old Solomon Island Eclectus parrot with over 200 word vocabulary. Nothing like him and he is a local celebrity here as he sits in my various trees and yells and talks to passersby. He whistles at pretty girls and calls them sexy. He is on my shoulder now and he is potty trained too.

    1. MrKnowledge profile image59
      MrKnowledgeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      NICE. I would tell people my parrot could make cat calls and whistle at pretty girls, but it would really be me.

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    ralwusposted 12 years ago

    big_smile funny, he also calls the kitty and says hello to the wild birds that come to see him daily.

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    Home Girlposted 12 years ago

    I remember one story, that happened some time ago in my old country. My then 9-year-old son wanted a small pet. I was really busy, so I gave him money and sent him to a pet store with instructions to buy something really small, like a hamster. After like a couple of hours I hear a knock on the door. I open it and there is my son smiling holding in his hand a big black absolutely nasty rat with ugly naked wiggling pinkish tail, that he shovels right in my face: look, mom, at my pet! Isn't she lovely? I still don't know who sold this monster to my little kid. But I did not have a choice but to buy a big cage to keep this gorilla out of harms way. The worst thing was that in a week she gave birth to 10 ugly pink absolutely hairless small baby-rats!!! And I could not say no to my kid, because he was so happy,having so may pets right away. "Pets" indeed!

    1. MrKnowledge profile image59
      MrKnowledgeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      this affected me in a negative way neutral I feel a tad sick. I hated feeding rats to my snake, I never watched.

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    ryankettposted 12 years ago

    Nothing too unusual, but after I had accidentally electrocuted by tropical fish collection I simply 'caught' some wild coldwater fish from the river, took out my heater, and shoved them in. They were absolutely crazy, they just would not calm down and become 'tame'. I subsequently fed them to some seagulls who frequented my garden.

    Any keen animal rights activists should note that I was ten years old and would not do this now! Well, probably not.

    1. MrKnowledge profile image59
      MrKnowledgeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      animals eat animals, and that's just how it goes.

  17. kerryg profile image84
    kerrygposted 12 years ago

    Somewhat to my mother's dismay (she's a gardener and has nothing against bugs, but believes they belong outside, not in!), my sister, brother, and I kept black swallowtail caterpillars, field crickets, and praying mantises as pets when we were growing up. I've had a couple mantises as an adult, too. They make great pets!

    1. Thunder Vixen profile image64
      Thunder Vixenposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I love praying mantises as pets ^_^

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    Precious Williamsposted 12 years ago

    Mine was a budgeriegar called Wolfie who tolerated me but adored my husband and used to sleep in our double bed with him.  He could say more than a hundred words in three different languages and he spoke in the accent of the person he had learnt the word from. His longest phrase was "Pugh, Pugh, Barney, McGrew, Cuthert,Dibble and Grub" (which were the name of characters from a child's programme back in the 60s!)

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    Lecieposted 12 years ago

    i had 3 lightning bugs for a day, shikapoo, calamity and grass hopper. i released them at the end of the day because i was afriad i would seperate them from their families.

  20. Diane Inside profile image75
    Diane Insideposted 12 years ago

    I had a flying squirrel once when I was about ten, we found him in the woods he or she not sure which fell and some animal must have tried to get it, but I guess we scared it off. It was injured so we brought it home and put it in a large cage my dad built so we could nurse it back to health.  It ended up dying anyway because it wouldn't eat. Dad said animals sometimes do that once they are hurt especially wild animals. It would have died anyway but it seemed to be better for a while. It was pretty young too.

  21. wychic profile image82
    wychicposted 12 years ago

    I guess my mantis wasn't such a strange pet after all...I had a praying mantis that reached about 7" in length, the biggest of the bunch after I released all of the ones that hatched at the same time into the garden when they were about 3/4" long. I also had a wolf spider that grew to bigger than my hand, and a couple of eels.

  22. PegCole17 profile image94
    PegCole17posted 12 years ago

    When I was a kid we had Red Eared Sliders (Turtles), named after each of us kids naturally. As an adult we found one in our front yard one day - must've gotten away from some mean little kid. It grew to be so huge we had to get a 100 gallon tank.

    Eventually we got a little baby turtle to keep Natalie company. Jeremy turned out to be a girl too and they both started laying eggs. That's when we found someone who had a pond and they released them into the wild. I still miss them.

  23. Chaotic Chica profile image60
    Chaotic Chicaposted 12 years ago

    Myself, I haven't had anything more exciting than cats and dogs and the fish my mom killed.  Unless you count the most recent cat whom we found and positively identified as a she.  Then she grew a set.  Nothing else, there is no 'member', just a set and a female identifier.  She also thinks she's a dog and likes to start running all over the house at about eleven o'clock at night.  Definately the strangest cat I have ever owned.

  24. spiderpam profile image76
    spiderpamposted 12 years ago

    a house fly

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    hedgehoggregposted 12 years ago

    Cusimanses are highly gregarious, living in groups of 10-24 members. Usually 1-3 family units comprise a group, with each family unit consisting of a mated pair and their offspring. They are diurnal, and will wander throughout their territories constantly, never staying in one place too long. In their wanderings they will create temporary shelters for themselves.

    Cusimanses are often kept as pets, since they are easily tamed and make good pets. They are said to be affectionate, playful, easily housebroken, and clean, although sometimes they mark objects in the house with their scent glands.

    this is my baby rifiki

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      Home Girlposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Is it like a rat, only nicer?


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