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What was your first pet?

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    icountthetimesposted 6 years ago

    My first ever pet as a kid was a budgie named Jimmy. He was very talkative and was a real part of the family. We once left a tape recorder on when we went out and he was coming out with all kinds of funny things we'd never heard him say before.

    What was your first pet(s) and tell me something about them?

    1. brandasaur profile image59
      brandasaurposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      A dog. smile We have lots of pet when i was a kid so i grew up as a pet lover.

    2. Cresentmoon2007 profile image73
      Cresentmoon2007posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      My first pet was a cocketiel, his name was pretty bird mainly because that's the only thing he could ever say. He barely ever stayed inside his cage. He'd fly around the house all the time and repeatedly say his name. I liked him quite a bit.

      1. wearing well profile image77
        wearing wellposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        A puppy called pudding,
        He was black,
        And had white on his back,
        Alas he didn't live long sad

      2. aviannovice profile image91
        aviannoviceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        It was a collie, to my knowledge.  I was only 3.

      3. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image60
        Dubuquedogtrainerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        A German Shepherd - she was my fist playmate, companion and protector when I was 10 months old.

      4. jenb0128 profile image92
        jenb0128posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        My very first pet was a guinea pig named Miss Piggy (hey, it was the 70s). My parents got her for me when I was five, and I've been an animal lover ever since. I've had cats, birds, turtles, fish, hamsters, gerbils, (and more guinea pigs), and even insects. Right now, I share my home with a bird, a cat, and a colony of Madagascar hissing cockroaches (don't worry, they stay in a tank).

      5. SakinaNasir53 profile image97
        SakinaNasir53posted 16 months agoin reply to this

        Hi! My first pet was a blue Indian Ring Neck(IRN) parrot named Puffy. He was very cute. After a month or two we got another green IRN named Booboo. Unfortunately he died within 2 days due to cold.
        Later, I discovered that Puffy was suffering from behavioral problems. Sadly, he flew away from the window after staying 7 months in my house. Even after countless efforts to bring him back...we failed. I have also written a hub about Puffy.

        Then, my mother was gifted a bugdie couple whom we named Candy and Booboo respectively. Two months later Booboo died and we gave Candy to a trusted pet shop; where she could stay with others of her kind. Also we couldn't see her alone.

        Almost seven months back, I bought a baby peachfaced lovebird. I hand raised him and named him Mumu.I have written a hub about Mumu too.

        Currently he is going to be almost eight months old. Two months back, we bought a white-faced violet roseicollis female lovebird for Mumu. We named her Lulu (it means pearl in Arabic).

        I love birds a lot... Nice question asked icountthetimes.☺

    3. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago

      My first pet? Was a family pet and it was a German Shepard Police Dog. wink

    4. IsadoraPandora profile image81
      IsadoraPandoraposted 6 years ago

      Don't remember, probably a dog or a cat. I've had so many pets I cannot remember the first one. Most of my pets growing up were wild animals. lol

    5. somedress2011 profile image58
      somedress2011posted 6 years ago

      i cat ,white and black, very nice and cute , love she so much .

    6. FloraBreenRobison profile image59
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years ago

      My first pet where I was old enough to remember him was a black and white alley cat named Jack who was blind in one eye. He was a real scrapper and ran away when I was 7. However, we had a cat when I was born who died before I was 5 and  thus I know him only from pictures and family home movies. He was a black cat that had originally been abandoned by a previous owner.

    7. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

      The Turtle With No Name.

    8. Cara.R profile image76
      Cara.Rposted 6 years ago

      My first pet was a Siamese cat named Pita. For pain in the a$$. She was a loyal, cross eyed cat that love Doritos and french fries. Eventually she got pregnant and the day she delivered; she came into my room, jumped on my bed and sat on my chest meowing. My mom said, "She picked you, you're staying home from school." (Cool) I was maybe 13 years old. 
      So I took an old pine hope chest put it on its side and lined it with old cabbage patch kids sheets. Around 2pm she started giving birth.  I watched her  pushed out four kittens and one was still born. Then she decided the living room was no place to raise her kittens and within days she brought them into my room and put them under my bed. I have no idea why she picked me or my bedroom but it was a cool experience.

      1. natures47friend profile image69
        natures47friendposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        This was amazing! You will always have that memory.

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      Muldaniaposted 6 years ago

      A ginger cat called Gus.  We had him as a kitten, and our neighbour had his brother.  I was two, so it would hve been in 1974.  He died at Easter 1987.  He was a lovely, friendly cat.

    10. MrRockster profile image61
      MrRocksterposted 6 years ago

      My first pet was a Squirrel monkey named Bosco, we had him for 5 years til he died from a unknown cause. They would be hard to find as a pet today.

    11. Skiffer profile image59
      Skifferposted 6 years ago

      My first pet was a standard golden hamster named Whitey, because I loved to tickle his white belly.  I remember the day I got him and the day he died.

    12. leahlefler profile image99
      leahleflerposted 6 years ago

      Two ducks (Mallards) - named Chuck and Diana. Correction: two ducks with periods of up to 10 ducks, as Chuck and Di were rather "friendly" with each other!

    13. Kris Heeter profile image79
      Kris Heeterposted 6 years ago

      Mine was a dog - a German Shepherd named "Laddie"....and somewhere shortly there after, we had crow that sort of became a pet.  He would come and sit on my dad's shoulder and let us feed him.  I was rally little at the time but it's still a cool memory for me.

    14. natures47friend profile image69
      natures47friendposted 6 years ago

      We always had cats, a pig, ducks, chickens and a cow....but when we moved to town it would guinea pigs...two males. One was black, named Sooty and the other was an albino, named Alby (my brothers). We got a puppy later on who lived for 17 years, as did the next dog.

    15. made2becourageous profile image59
      made2becourageousposted 6 years ago

      A pop-belly pig. Her name was sweet sally. She loved my mother and me, but despised males. She hated my dad and my brother, which might be one of the reasons  she was one of my favorite pets that we had. After about 4 years of us having her and about 20 babies later (which we gave away) she was killed. Not by any of us though. We came home one day and went to go feed her and she had been shot in the head. From then on we only got animals that could be kept in the house. - I do want another one, but I dont think my husband likes the idea to much. Lol

    16. kids-toy-box profile image79
      kids-toy-boxposted 6 years ago

      We had several family pets--mainly dogs and a bunny but my first 'own' pet is my current pets... two budgies named Georgie and Frankie.

    17. ByChanceTV profile image59
      ByChanceTVposted 6 years ago

      I had a panda

    18. DonnaCosmato profile image96
      DonnaCosmatoposted 6 years ago

      My first "pets" were my dad's Blue Tick Coon hounds and my job was to feed them. I was terrified of them and used a stick to push the food dishes to them (he kept them chained.) My first pet of my very own (at about age 10) was my Cocker Spaniel Rusty and I've owned at least one dog (and sometimes more) ever since.

    19. MissDoolittle profile image61
      MissDoolittleposted 6 years ago

      I've had dogs from the day I was born, but I guess the first pet that I actually "owned" - looked after myself etc, was a rabbit called Bugsy. I was about 8 and was devastated when he died. sad

    20. anonimuzz profile image79
      anonimuzzposted 6 years ago

      A hamster, when I was about five years old.

    21. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

      ...a rock...my family was really poor

    22. Reality Bytes profile image84
      Reality Bytesposted 6 years ago

      My first pet was a blue parakeet, I picked him out right after he was born.  The guy hand raised him before I got him.  I wanted a dog but could not have one in the apartment.  I played with that bird like he was a dog.  He fetched and all  smile

    23. bruzzbuzz profile image61
      bruzzbuzzposted 6 years ago

      My first pet was a dachshund named Blacky. I loved that dog and remember him being like a best friend to me. My love of dogs comes from having him.

    24. scentualhealing profile image57
      scentualhealingposted 6 years ago

      A beagle name Pa'

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      Emily Sparksposted 6 years ago

      My first pet was a cat named Daisy......she was a calico.  I had to give her up though...sniff.....

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      voip-providersposted 6 years ago

      My first pet was a pug dog

    27. jennzie profile image83
      jennzieposted 5 years ago

      I've had pets since I was born, but the first pet that I brought myself is a Guinea Pig named Muffin. I've only had her since October. smile

    28. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago

      i just realized..this is a "i forgot my password" question....just sayin' tongue...or i should say the name of your first/fav pet...i can't remember

    29. Kathryn L Hill profile image82
      Kathryn L Hillposted 16 months ago

      This would make a cute children's book. I could illustrate the pictures.
      Can I have the rights to this thread?
      No? Darn.