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Re: Pets

Postby NodoBird » February 21st, 2022, 10:39:38 am

I have 15 cats, a dog, and a crested gecko. I live in a tiny house lol.
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Re: Pets

Postby Willowwindy » March 16th, 2022, 9:37:46 pm

I really don't like it either when people don't pick up after their dogs. I live in a Canadian city in Ontario that's quite small and it's filled with walking trails that go through the whole city. And you have to be careful and watch your step because you're always likely to step in something if you don't. There is dog excrement all over the place. So what we started lately is we have a group of volunteers that walk the trails hike the trails often. We carry our phones with us and have several times had to take pictures of people who don't pick up after their dogs. Unfortunately there's miles of trails and it's hard to cover them all.
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Re: Pets

Postby oxygenbreather » April 29th, 2022, 12:19:55 pm

i myself have guinea pigs! they're cute and super friendly little fluff balls, but what bothers me the most is how many people don't do proper research before getting them. they need daily handling in order to be tamer and avoid biting, they can't produce vitamin c on their own so they need a lot of veggies and fruits in their diets, they need a constant supply of hay to aid with digestion, and they're quite vocal so they're not a quiet pet. they also need ample room to move and play, and lots of places to hide. if i had a dime for everyone ive met with guinea pigs that stuck them in a 10 gallon aquarium with nothing except a food bowl, a water bottle, and a plastic hide, i'd have enough money to build my two girls a little guinea mansion.
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Re: Pets

Postby Amyloid » July 11th, 2022, 11:44:11 pm

I have two dogs. One is named Oreo and the other one Tea. I got them in my neighborhood when someone abandoned a box of puppies, and they are both female. They are sisters, but don't look very similar. Just had their one year old birthdays.

Oreo:
White with a bit of brown on her ear.
Seems to have some disorders. Has two nails on her back paws, but they don't affect her walking. Also can't have puppies because of natural disorder.
big but gentle. rarely barks.
hates bathing, brushing, and clipping nails.
very lazy at home but zooms around outside.
loves treats and belly rubs.
Recently got parasites but is now okay.

Tea:
White with beige speckles.
Totally normal dog.
smaller, looks better than Oreo but is meaner. She is still very nice tho.
very picky about food.
knows how to get attention and treats. Every time we eat at the table she jump on us and pat my arm with her paw.
Hates anything black, wheelchairs, bicycles, and cats.
Barks very loudly but gets scared easily.

I love these dogs. they are sooo cute.
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Re: Pets

Postby Rosalind1 » September 29th, 2022, 8:37:56 pm

I currently just have a cat, her name's Nova - or dumpster kitty, it depends if she's trying to fight me. She's a year old, black/gray tabby, and a big baby, but only for me. We recently applied to get a greyhound through one of the greyhound associations, and while the chances of being successful are really low, I would love a dog, especially one as lowkey as me and the boyfriend tend to be. Even the cat is independent and aloof 80% of the time, and I'm the only person she actively likes.

The only downside of potentially being successful(other than $, but that's fine) is if I have to visit my parents. They, regardless of the education and information provided, don't believe in indoor pets really, and only tolerate them when I visit...whether or not they would tolerate the dog is a big question, and I would hate to bring him there, with at least 3 ADHD having children under 11 and no concept of personal space live. Personally, I would love an excuse to never make more than a day trip back, and I know the boyfriend would willingly stay home to keep an eye while I'm gone.
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Re: Pets

Postby VirtusVita » November 18th, 2022, 12:52:12 am

NodoBird wrote:I have 15 cats, a dog, and a crested gecko. I live in a tiny house lol.

I have found my people. I have 10 cats, 4 dogs, 2 very old rats. I live in my parents house so space isn’t too bad. Making sure everyone is taken care of runs a toll on me. The cats just looove to get into trouble. Several times, I’ve woken up to the water running. My tabby Frank was given to me after his mom passed. I nursed the little guy back to health and we’ve been best buds ever since.
The 4 dogs are family dogs but I spend a lot of time hanging out and snuggling as they’re getting older now. We’ve got 2 mutts, a border collie and a doxin (aka daschund). My rats were rescues, I’d never owned rats before and it has definitely been eye opening. They truly are small dogs!
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Re: Pets

Postby KillerScreen » November 19th, 2022, 7:01:23 pm

I've really wanted to start keeping scorpions, I find it interesting that one of the best ones in my opinion (large size, docile temperament, beautiful solid black color) is considered to be the good beginner one. The only problem preventing me from doing this is that I hear they tend to be very secretive, like, they kind of just stay in their burrows all the time and it's hard to get a good look at them (they're sometimes called "pet holes" for this reason). This is why I've considered maybe looking into reptiles instead, but I don't think there's any other animal that I would give my utmost love to more. I think that's the most important part about deciding on a pet. You have to be completely sure you'll always love that animal and care for it to the best of your ability no matter what. Even if I never see it, I still feel like I'd be this way. Not sure if there are any arachnid owners here who'd like to talk about their pets, because I'd love to hear about them.
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Re: Pets

Postby BradTheMad » November 20th, 2022, 8:26:53 am

KillerScreen wrote:Not sure if there are any arachnid owners here who'd like to talk about their pets, because I'd love to hear about them.


KillerScreen wrote:Not sure if there are any arachnid owners here who'd like to talk about their pets, because I'd love to hear about them.


I keep tarantulas and true spiders. I absolutely adore spiders but you need to keep in mind they aren't the interaction kind of pets but pets you observe. There's currently a huge jumping spider hype going on but I find that most people do not treat them as spiders but tiny humans. Spiders have spider needs.
The only spiders I interact with are most of my tree-dwelling tarantulas as they are quite docile and a few of my more inquisitive jumping spiders who show no fear. They decide if they want to get out and explore; not the other way around.

There are a lot of spiders that are just as, sometimes even more, secretive than scorpions. We've got pet-holes, pet-bark, pet-plants etc. :lol:
For me it is the amazement when they do show their beautiful selves that makes it worth the while. They are just so beautiful and utterly fascinating. I love the fact that they are pretty low maintenance and do not give a hoot about interaction. I used to breed chameleons, had poisoned dart frogs and a complete zoo consisting of lots of reptiles but it was daily maintenance. Invertebrates are much easier in that regard.

Spiders have their own individual and quirky characters though. Some species are definitely for more advanced keepers than others but when people call a certain species 'docile' you can laugh that off. I have a few spiders from docile species who are raging psychopaths and some from so-called aggressive species who are really gentle.
I advice future owners to look at beginners' species but keep in mind that their new pets might not appreciate being handled. My spiders handle me :lol:

Scorpions are awesome too. Never really got into them myself but they are beautiful and fascinating. Might eventually want one in the future but for now I'm stuck with my spiders and fully enjoying keeping and breeding them.

Like any pet it's good to inform beforehand and know if they can meet your expectations or not.
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