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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:46 PM
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Any exotic pet owners here?
I have five exotics.

I have three Chinese Fire-Bellied Toads, a bearded dragon, and an iguana.

What have you got?
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:35 PM
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1. I have an African Sulcata Tortoise
named Rosebud.

And a rare patagonian ear-sucking cat-monkey. Sure, people TELL me he's just a regular cat, but I beg to differ.
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Lilli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 06:19 AM
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3. LOL
:)
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:19 PM
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2. I had a Chinchilla once
does that count? I must admit, he wasn't a terribly exciting pet. A bit like a rabbit, but not quite as smart.
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Madrone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 09:37 AM
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4. I have 6 -
3 sugar gliders, and 3 ferrets

I have 5 "regular" pets as well - 3 kitties, a dog, and recently aquired a cockatiel when my neighbor died and I took him in.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-04 05:35 PM
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18. Well, if we're counting those types of pets
I had a wonderful ferret, Ravi Stinkar, who was one of my all time favorite pets.

I've also had rats, mice, spiney mice, raccoons (orphans who were raised and released), rabbits, a duck, a pidgeon, budgies, a red-eared turtle,and guinea pigs. I'm sure I'll think of others later on!
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scarlet_owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 09:45 AM
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5. I have a bearded dragon, three ferrets, and a jird.
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gypsy11 Donating Member (286 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 11:22 AM
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6. I have a leopard gecko
that I call "cricket", as well as 3 run of the mill kitties. :)
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 11:40 AM
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7. At one time, I had two boa constrictors.
Got rid of them when they got too big to eat rats and there was no way that I was going to give them rabbits.
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americanwomanone Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 12:04 PM
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8. I Have Two Ferrets and more................
Three dogs, three cats, eight birds, ten fish tanks, one saltwater, two reef tanks and the rest freshwater. And a large feed bill!
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JennC Donating Member (115 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 04:01 PM
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9. Ahhh a group that makes me smile!
I was just puttering into the DU groups section to see if there was an anger management group because I have been on the edge all week and this group actually brought a smile to my face! I have 2 dogs, chickens, 2 ferrets, 2 firebelly toads and my pet mouse (gus) who was FOUR years old this summer finally passed. I also raised a baby blue jay this summer!

I just got the ferrets this year and what a riot they are!
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Mallifica Donating Member (203 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 05:31 PM
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10. I used to have a red-tailed boa
but I gave her to a snake enthusiast when she started eating rats instead of mice - I just couldn't do it.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 10:42 PM
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11. Two leopard geckos and a 55g of African cichlids
The geckos are named Killer & Stumpy. I think you can guess why, although they get along now (kept them with a tank divider after the "incident" for 6 months, until they learned how to defeat the divider). It's weird, because they were together for a couple weeks no problem and then Stumpy. Both females too.
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LibertyLover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 04:23 PM
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12. Exotics
I have 4 rats.
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-20-04 05:14 AM
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13. My special babies!
I have one significant other! He is very well trained! I love him the best! :)

We have... two freshwater tanks with several fish (I have named then all)...three tanks of baby guppies. Two females and one male Bettas. We also have a blue-headed Pionus parrot, Willow; a black-faced lovebird, Caesar; a quaker, Illapa (means 'lightning' in Quechua, ancient Incan); two breeding finches, Gnowee and Thorn, and their four babies and four eggs, and 14 Robovinskii Hamsters (miniature dwarfs), three are only a week and half old!!! And...TONY..the cat!

Once we move out of Oklahoma and get to our new home, we will get a dog and more pets (I love them! and my partner will get them for me to shut me up!).
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AlienGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-20-04 03:22 PM
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14. A rat and an a cockatoo
To me they don't seem very exotic, but other people think they are!

Tucker
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Lizzie Borden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-20-04 04:28 PM
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15. Well I used to have a python,
She was a good girl with a huge appetite. But the only way she'd eat was 'live'. I must admit this bothered me. For awhile I bred mice to feed her but I always felt so sorry for them. I found a good home for her, and I let the mice go free.
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InvisibleTouch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-21-04 09:39 PM
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16. Lots and lots and lots. ;)
It's not just the dogs who live with me. ;) It's only humans I can't tolerate in my space for too long....
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blindpig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-04 03:52 PM
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17. let's see........
Edited on Wed Nov-24-04 04:00 PM by blindpig
5 Poison Dart Frogs(Dentrobates leucomalas)
25 Gulf Coast Box Turtles
7 Flattened Musk Turtles
17 Texas Map Turtles
4 Chiapas Giant Musk Turtles
1 Mississippi Mud Turtle
1 Striped Mud Turtle
1 Gila Monster
2 Amethystine Pythons
4 Jungle Carpet Pythons
2 Corn Snakes
2 S Florida King Snakes
1 Madagascar Blond Hognosed Snake
1 Trans-Pecos Copperhead
1 Mottled Rock Rattlesnake
1 Hopi Rattlesnake
1 Desert Grassland Massagua

Many of the turtles are hatchlings. Most of these animals are captive bred, the rest are long term or rescues.
The Flattened Musk are descended from grandfathered animals.
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InvisibleTouch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-04 07:53 PM
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19. Color me mildly envious of the Gila...
One of those "someday" pets for me. :) Neat to see another herp person around. My personal love runs to the elapids....
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