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Kokuhteel
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PostSubject: Other Pets Everyone Has   Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:20 pm

Aside from my tiels, I also have a 6½-year-old white German Shepherd named Lexi and a red and blue male VT (veil tail) betta named Duskie.
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PostSubject: Re: Other Pets Everyone Has   Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:37 pm

We have a 55 gallon tank full of mixed tropical fish. He-Man themed tank.



One beta, Scarlet O'Beta. She lives in a nice sized tank decked out in SpongeBob.



One cat, Whitley aka Bubba Kitty.



Stray cat who we feed and let come in and hang out. Black and white like a cow so our toddler always says "Hey Moo!" so we call him Moo too! Cool


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PostSubject: Re: Other Pets Everyone Has   Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:29 pm

Aside from my birds i don't need any more pets ,but i got em. 3 JRT mixes (yappier dogs) and ( thank goodness) 2 empty 55 gal tanks. How ever the subject of fish has come up lately.
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PostSubject: Re: Other Pets Everyone Has   Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:34 pm

5 Calves: Eugene, Pascal, Maximus, Danny, and Sassy-Girl

Dog: Shih-tzu/Japanese Chin - Stewie

But sadly, I'm moving in a week. My poor little dog won't know what to do without me Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Other Pets Everyone Has   Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:17 am

Kitty here, doggie at my mom's.

I also have two 10G aquariums, one holding a Betta and the other some Harlequin Rasboras.

A pet peeve I remembered... I friggin' hate the "Bettas live in footprints in the wild". Um... NO they don't, they live in rice paddies that stretch out for miles. Mine is in a heated and filtered tank flappinhappy
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PostSubject: Re: Other Pets Everyone Has   Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:19 am

Five pygmy goats, a bunch of chickens (regular and bantee), three horses, pigeons, a peacock & his hens, five dogs, and two cats. The ones I consider mine are:

Ginger - chihuahua
Smudge - black and white cat
Chewy - gray and white cat
Blaze - chestnut horse
Perry - peacock
Chicky Baby - red bantee chicken

Everyone else is really my mom's (Roz/patdbunny) Smile

EDIT: Oh and RB (pronounced Arby), Chicky Baby's rooster.

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PostSubject: Re: Other Pets Everyone Has   Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:52 am

We're down to three dogs now:

Sable, 9 year old, 70#, black Shepherd x. The sweetest dog you'll ever meet.

Oscar, 7 year old, 40#, terrier x (we think he's a Schnauzer/Scottie, so we call him a "Schnottie"). He's a PITA, but we love him. (He's ACTUALLY Sable's dog! lol!)

Phoebe, 5 yr old, 6.5# Yorkie. She's a purebred PITA. We spent a ton of money for me to have the cute little dog I wanted, then she picked my husband... who doesn't even like dogs. Go figure.

So I got birds. At least they like me most of the time. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Other Pets Everyone Has   Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:24 am

We have one dog, Australian Shepherd, her name is Murphy.



We have three cats, Libby, Chloe, and Skyler.



One gerbil, Skittles.



And of course, Merlin, also known as the pterodactyl.
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PostSubject: Re: Other Pets Everyone Has   Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:03 am

It's nice to see others have a betta besides me. Smile

Keeping bettas and fish in general, which I've done before, is so much fun. I started in the hobby with a 5 gallon, moved to a 10, and ended up with a 20 gallon. I had tetras of all kinds, koolie loaches, and several kinds of catfish to name a few. I'm back to a small 3 gallon tank now in which I just house one betta at a time. It's so much easier that way.
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PostSubject: Re: Other Pets Everyone Has   Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:47 pm

Sagira, the fat cat (he's not any breed, he was a feral rescue when he was 7weeks)
Chevy the Min Pin

I miss my 60 gallon tank Sad I used to keep Discus fish. They are AMAZING and just the most beautiful fish I can think of. I also had a red double tail beta named Firehose (my niece named him) Like I said, I miss my tanks. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Other Pets Everyone Has   Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:01 pm

Holy eff, Manda! Discus are my dream fish!! They're do high maintenance though!
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PostSubject: Re: Other Pets Everyone Has   Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:06 pm

We have two kitties, Nikki and Pepe Le Pew, who are missing Ariel as are we. I also have a horse, Clifton Smint, but he's currently being leased by a couple of young girls who will probably end up owning him.

I'd love to have a saltwater tank, but haven't taken the plunge, so to speak.
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PostSubject: Re: Other Pets Everyone Has   Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:31 pm

GlassOnion wrote:
Holy eff, Manda! Discus are my dream fish!! They're do high maintenance though!

They're not that bad. Definitely don't have a crowded tank though.

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PostSubject: Re: Other Pets Everyone Has   Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:40 pm

how do you guys keep your fishies alive?? I feel terrible about all the fish that have suffered under my incompetent care and have vowed never to get more (though a tiny part of me wants to try justone more time.... they're so cool to watch Smile )

I'm not allowed other pets besides rainbow but I'd love to smuggle in a rat, iguana, or ball python....
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PostSubject: Re: Other Pets Everyone Has   Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:42 pm

You should set up a small 3-5gallon tank for a pretty Betta. Very Happy




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PostSubject: Re: Other Pets Everyone Has   Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:09 pm

moa wrote:
I'm not allowed other pets besides rainbow but I'd love to smuggle in a rat, iguana, or ball python....
I vote rat - it's like a puppy with a creepy tail. But a ball python's easier to hide.
Not that I would know. . . or had to hide animals from my parents who didn't like animals like I did. . . not that I have any tips on how to hide animals from your parents. . . I'm a parent so that would be an irresponsible thing. . . but if I were a teen. . .

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PostSubject: Re: Other Pets Everyone Has   Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:22 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Other Pets Everyone Has   Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:42 pm

patdbunny wrote:

I vote rat - it's like a puppy with a creepy tail.

LOL. I learned a bit about rats when a colleague was trying to rehome his prior to a move. The main problem with them is that they don't live very long. They are smart and affectionate pets, and quite clean -- his were all trick trained and took baths once a week...
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PostSubject: Re: Other Pets Everyone Has   Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:50 pm

I could see us going for a rat, since they are reputed to be very smart. Not gonna happen here in Alberta, though, as it is rat free. They won't allow them to be sold here for fear that someone would lose their pet or release it on purpose. We have an entire department of the government devoted to keeping it that way. It is illegal to have a pet rat here.
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PostSubject: Re: Other Pets Everyone Has   Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:57 pm

RogerP wrote:
I could see us going for a rat, since they are reputed to be very smart. Not gonna happen here in Alberta, though, as it is rat free. They won't allow them to be sold here for fear that someone would lose their pet or release it on purpose. We have an entire department of the government devoted to keeping it that way. It is illegal to have a pet rat here.
What?!
That's ridiculous!
A domestic rat wouldn't last a week in the "wild".

Yeah, they really don't live long enough at all - like ferrets.

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PostSubject: Re: Other Pets Everyone Has   Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:53 pm

patdbunny wrote:
moa wrote:
I'm not allowed other pets besides rainbow but I'd love to smuggle in a rat, iguana, or ball python....
I vote rat - it's like a puppy with a creepy tail. But a ball python's easier to hide.
Not that I would know. . . or had to hide animals from my parents who didn't like animals like I did. . . not that I have any tips on how to hide animals from your parents. . . I'm a parent so that would be an irresponsible thing. . . but if I were a teen. . .
Roz well my closet does have a window and could fit a rat cage.... though I don't know how I'd feel about putting one of my pets in a closet... lol I'm a fairly good child though and will refrain from giving my mother a heart attack since she has an, um, aversion to both reptiles and rodents

GO- I have been thinking about a beta. they're pretty and apparently easy to take care of? the closest I came to successfully caring for fish were two friendly koi I had for a while in the pond in my yard but the 'coons ate them Sad grrr, I was really attached to those guys too
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PostSubject: Re: Other Pets Everyone Has   Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:45 pm

Bettas are easy to take care of, but require a heater and a filtered tank to thrive since they're tropical. One will survive in a bowl, but the poor fish is cold its entire life. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Other Pets Everyone Has   Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:37 am

I say the same thing as GO - filtered tank w/ heater. A little one's cheap at Walmart. And then a couple of small docile fish with a betta are nice to watch.

I think you were saying you don't do well with fish. I think most people fail when they mess with them too much. Too much testing, too much adjusting. You kinda have to just wait until "and then a miracle occurred" when it's cycled and the bugs have equalized.

What do you do that kills fish?

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PostSubject: Re: Other Pets Everyone Has   Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:11 am

Not sure why these old threads were highlighted for me. I must be having technical difficulties...or lack of coffee!

Aside from Fids we are owned by:

- Gideon & Fynn - Rhodesian Ridgebacks

We were owned by Saxafrage (Kitten of 7 years), but while we were selling our house/moving/etc., she remained at my in-laws (the dogs were there until we sold, and promptly came home!)...they kept making excuses as to why we should leave her at their place for a little bit longer.

MIL's birthday was last week, so we gave them a new name tag with their address and contact information, and decided Kitten is good for their marriage (MIL just retired...the Kitten takes up a lot of her time, hence FIL is much happier!). She lives 5 minutes away, so is still in our lives - but she has it REALLy good now Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Other Pets Everyone Has   Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:39 pm

Aside from our 5 fids, we have 3 cats... Aowyn is a 6 yr old tuxedo, Itty Bitty is a 3 yr old gray and white tabby and Maximus Orangmus (Maxx) is a 3 yr old orange tabby, long hair angora mix. We did have a 72 gallon bow front salt tank with live coral, anemone, crabs, octopi and various tropical fish (clowns, tangs, angels, damsels...) but the expense of running such a lively tank became overbearing after Bryan lost his job. We'd like to redo the tank, possibly set it up in the playroom of the new rescue. Who knows.
Jeanne and John have 2 rescue grayhounds (Frankie and Daffy) who are part of our family as well as a hamster named bamboo, a gecko and an iguana....yeah... we're turning into a wildlife sanctuary it seems LOL

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