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Mon Apr 8, 2013, 11:13 PM

FICTION IS DEAD: Brazilian Rats On Steroids Are The Hot New Puppy



Brazilian Rats On Steroids Are The Hot New Puppy
Apparently the latest craze in Argentina is passing off ferrets which they call “Brazilian rats” as toy poodles. The idea is when the ferret is born they inject it with steroids to beef it up and then crimp its fur like Tiffany so it looks just like a toy poodle puppy. People in Argentina have been buying the Rat “Dogs” thinking they are getting a great deal on a pedigree breed puppy only to be told later by their vet that they have been snuggling the belly of a rodent.






FICTION IS DEAD. STARE INTO THE DEADLIGHTS OF THE REAL.

PB

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Reply FICTION IS DEAD: Brazilian Rats On Steroids Are The Hot New Puppy (Original post)
Poll_Blind Apr 2013 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2013 #1
Scootaloo Apr 2013 #2
notadmblnd Apr 2013 #3
Poll_Blind Apr 2013 #4
unblock Apr 2013 #5
TlalocW Apr 2013 #6

Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 11:16 PM

1. Weird story. But to be technical, ferrets aren't rodents.

They're weasels. And they can make good pets, though they are sometimes kind of nippy and hyperactive.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 11:17 PM

2. Ferrets aren't rodents

Aside from both being laurasiatheres (look it up) they've got pretty much nothing in common.

If the story is true (and I really, really doubt it is) then al lI can say is, those poor weasels.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 11:17 PM

3. You would think that the ferrets odor would give it away

Ferrets have a very distinct odor.

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 11:19 PM

4. They could have been de-scented. I mean, if people are pumping them...

...up with steroids, what the fuck else are they doing?

I cannot fathom it.

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 11:23 PM

5. i've known plenty of people who knowningly had ferrets as pets.

of course the fraud aspect in this story is problematic, but apparently ferrets can be good pets.

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Response to unblock (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 9, 2013, 02:05 AM

6. I've had five - all adopted from people who couldn't care for them anymore

I think they're a bit more work than cats or dogs, but they're rewarding pets to have. I usually describe them as kittens who never grow up into cats because they tend to be playful and a little crazy all their lives.

TlalocW

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