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Weirdest pets

1. Monkeys. I was at a stoplight one time, and saw a man on a Harley with a monkey sitting on his neck. The monkey had a diaper on. To this day, my girlfriend contends that it was not that weird.

2. Ducks. I was at a Medieval Fair this weekend and saw some lady dressed up and leading along a duck with a leash. The duck had a diaper on. My girlfriend and I both thought that was weird.

Just get a dog, people.
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I want jellyfish as pets, but I'd probably kill them in a month, so I'd rather not.
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Mother's house has an atrium with a small reflecting pool and water feature.
Pop would occasionally accept barter for doing dental work.
He came home one day with five baby alligators and put them in the garden room.
He would come home during lunch with a bag of crickets to feed them. This delighted him greatly.

This went on for a couple of weeks until Mother found an alligator in the kitchen.
Mother said the alligators could stay, but either they could sleep in the house or he could but not both.
We let them go in the pond where they stayed for more than two years, slowly disappeared one at a time. As far as I know all the children living down stream from us survived.
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When my mum was young, my lola had a whole lot of animals. Almost like a mini zoo, really. Some of them were rescues, the others were gifts to my lolo because he was Undersecretary of Agriculture at the time.

Lola had a bunch of sparrows she rescued and raised from eggs when a mama sparrow abandoned her nest. Those sparrows loved my lolo and lola so much they would perch on their morning newspapers and chirp at them, which annoyed lolo to no end because they would poop on his paper. Lola also had a cockatoo which would scream obscenities and say "pangit ka, pangit ka" (you're ugly) to everyone who passed by. She had a monkey-eating eagle, a rescue given to my lolo. They set it free after a while, though I wonder how it survived in the wild when lola would feed it chunks of raw meat and not let it out to hunt or whatever. Apparently she also had a monkey, though not at the same time she had the eagle, thank goodness. My mom hated that monkey because it pulled people's hair when trying to climb on them. Ouch.

Other animals in their "zoo" included mouse deer, ducks, chickens, several dogs, several other small birds (lovebirds and the like) and a white cat that my mum and her siblings dyed pink with food coloring.
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I had a four foot long Iguana named Einstein (he was a vegetarian like the real Einstein). I used to walk him on a leash. with a harness. He was really cool because if someone got too close he would get between me and that person. The vet said he was a good healthy guy for only being 2 years old and that big. He was potty trained to go in his cage and he was always loose in the house.

The only reason I had to give him away is because he attacked a friend of mine. Come to find out later when my dog started to watch his every move and snapped at him that he was hitting my pets. I caught him doing it. That was the last time he was ever welcomed at my house.

I should have kept Einie.
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Hmmmm, I've had ...

Tadpoles and frogs
Green turtles and Snapping turtles
All sorts of garter snakes and one vine snake
Praying mantises abound every Fall - kept their egg cases in the garage and put them in the garden in the Spring.
Had a couple of Orb weaver spiders in an aquarium that I had to make it a special job to find enough insects to feed them - let them go after a couple weeks of watching them.
Anoles, Jackson Chameleons, Iguanas
Finch, parakeet - kept a rescued egret and crow for a bit before releasing back
South American Boa - got to 10-1/2' long
Timmy the huge Rat
Bun Bun the rabbit I whose eye I cured, as it sat waiting to be snake food - and he was given to a home with children
Oscar that was dinner plate size, as well as a huge shovel nose - between both of them - they ate 100 feeder goldfish a week.
Mexican Redleg Tarantula - between the spider and the jackson chameleons - they ate 100 crickets a week
Bred long hair guinea pigs (peruvians) - Tater, Spud, Angus and Gumdrops were my breeding stock
For some reason I did well with cichlids - and so had 4 aquariums full of convicts, even had an angel fish breed for me.
Ferret named Harley
Wanted a hedgehog, prarie dog and scorpion.

When I was a kid and visited my Grandmother in PA - there was a 5&10 store with animals in it - and at that time it was legal to sell the little alligators, and I through a fit every time we went in there for an ice cream - and saw the baby alligators.

Mom and the relatives just loved me when I lived at home. Ex-husband was introduced to the "pets" when he came home one evening - sat down and looked over at a glass aquarium with a pair of Jackson Chameleons in it. And so it started for him ...
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I have a turtle which to me is very normal but to everyone else it's really weird.
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I have a turtle which to me is very normal but to everyone else it's really weird.
Yeah, turtles/tortoises are normal. We had one when I was a kid; it escaped into the drains one day when we let it out into the front yard. I hope he did ok... My friend has a huge tortoise that they have in an enclosure in their back yard. It's quite nasty though, and will only let my friend and his mom approach it.
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Originally Posted by thebarerider View Post
1. Monkeys. I was at a stoplight one time, and saw a man on a Harley with a monkey sitting on his neck. The monkey had a diaper on. To this day, my girlfriend contends that it was not that weird.

2. Ducks. I was at a Medieval Fair this weekend and saw some lady dressed up and leading along a duck with a leash. The duck had a diaper on. My girlfriend and I both thought that was weird.

Just get a dog, people.
Are you sure its not the diapers that are weirding you out?
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I had a Gar once....

Not this big, though.

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When I was a boy, we lived in the country and a lot of the kids had motorcyles. My brother and I wanted a Honda dirt bike badly, and we must have really bugged my dad, because one day, he came home from work with a Manchester Terrier puppy. He handed the dog to my brother and I and told us very manner of factly "His name is Honda and that is as close to a motorcycle as you are ever gonna get from me!"
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^^Hehe, nice!

I forgot about my current weird "pets"--the daddy longlegs (about 3-5 of them) in my bathroom. My mum keeps bugging me to get rid of them, but I am quite fond of the little buggers. They get rid of the other pests, see. I do sweep away the more obvious cobwebs for her sake, though it pains me to do so. I hate making a spider relocate because her home is a work of art.
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Originally Posted by nekohime View Post
When my mum was young, my lola had a whole lot of animals. Almost like a mini zoo, really. Some of them were rescues, the others were gifts to my lolo because he was Undersecretary of Agriculture at the time.

Lola had a bunch of sparrows she rescued and raised from eggs when a mama sparrow abandoned her nest. Those sparrows loved my lolo and lola so much they would perch on their morning newspapers and chirp at them, which annoyed lolo to no end because they would poop on his paper. Lola also had a cockatoo which would scream obscenities and say "pangit ka, pangit ka" (you're ugly) to everyone who passed by. She had a monkey-eating eagle, a rescue given to my lolo. They set it free after a while, though I wonder how it survived in the wild when lola would feed it chunks of raw meat and not let it out to hunt or whatever. Apparently she also had a monkey, though not at the same time she had the eagle, thank goodness. My mom hated that monkey because it pulled people's hair when trying to climb on them. Ouch.

Other animals in their "zoo" included mouse deer, ducks, chickens, several dogs, several other small birds (lovebirds and the like) and a white cat that my mum and her siblings dyed pink with food coloring.

That brought a tear to my eye, no, seriously.
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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
I had a Gar once....

Not this big, though.

Every time I see a Gar, I think of the fish in the moat from The Sword in the Stone Disney movie.
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I too had an iguana as a pet. Also, various snakes, a frog that lived in the sump, various cats (or perhaps I was their pet...) and a couple of dogs.

The snakes were smuggled home in suitcases, my mom learned early to never open my suitcase...
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That brought a tear to my eye, no, seriously.
Yeah...I miss my lola a whole lot. I got my love of animals from her. When I was back home she had 4 dogs--two large doberman mixes (named bantay 1 and bantay 2), one jap spitz-poodle mix that looked like the dog in 7th Heaven, and one daschund mix; a whole bunch of lovebirds; a parrot who babbled nonsense all day; and two cats. Now she's too old and sick to care for all of them so most were given away to relatives, but she still has one tabby cat.
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Just get a dog, people.
With a diaper.

(For the dog and the person.)
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I had a hedgehog once. Rozelle was a feisty little creature. Pokey, too.
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I just have a dog....he wants to eat my bike tires
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Originally Posted by Tude View Post
Hmmmm, I've had ...

Tadpoles and frogs
Green turtles and Snapping turtles
All sorts of garter snakes and one vine snake
Praying mantises abound every Fall - kept their egg cases in the garage and put them in the garden in the Spring.
Had a couple of Orb weaver spiders in an aquarium that I had to make it a special job to find enough insects to feed them - let them go after a couple weeks of watching them.
Anoles, Jackson Chameleons, Iguanas
Finch, parakeet - kept a rescued egret and crow for a bit before releasing back
South American Boa - got to 10-1/2' long
Timmy the huge Rat
Bun Bun the rabbit I whose eye I cured, as it sat waiting to be snake food - and he was given to a home with children
Oscar that was dinner plate size, as well as a huge shovel nose - between both of them - they ate 100 feeder goldfish a week.
Mexican Redleg Tarantula - between the spider and the jackson chameleons - they ate 100 crickets a week
Bred long hair guinea pigs (peruvians) - Tater, Spud, Angus and Gumdrops were my breeding stock
For some reason I did well with cichlids - and so had 4 aquariums full of convicts, even had an angel fish breed for me.
Ferret named Harley
Wanted a hedgehog, prarie dog and scorpion.

When I was a kid and visited my Grandmother in PA - there was a 5&10 store with animals in it - and at that time it was legal to sell the little alligators, and I through a fit every time we went in there for an ice cream - and saw the baby alligators.

Mom and the relatives just loved me when I lived at home. Ex-husband was introduced to the "pets" when he came home one evening - sat down and looked over at a glass aquarium with a pair of Jackson Chameleons in it. And so it started for him ...
All of the above plus just about every type of tarantula available, I had Black Widow spiders when I was 15, 10 of them to be exact, and at the moment I have a Cuban tree frog, and about ten Black Emporer scorpions, it's all my wife lets me keep Heres a pic of their enclosure and a pic of the two that were not in the tunnels they dig.




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