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Any Exotic Pets?

Postby Flik » Sun 11.30.2008 1:13 am

I'm a hardcore animal keeper, so I was wondering if anyone else on here kept unusual pets. Currently, I have: 5 snakes, 2 blue tongue skinks, 4 crested geckos, 5 poison dart frogs, 4 red-eyed tree frogs, a 55-gallon aquarium with fish and a koi pond outside. It's funny when friends bring people over just to view my collection; it's almost like a tiny zoo. :D
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Re: Any Exotic Pets?

Postby becki_kanou » Sun 11.30.2008 6:55 am

We just have a Chocolate Lab, but as a kid I had a ball python, and I had a stag beetle quite recently until he croaked this August.
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Re: Any Exotic Pets?

Postby Harisenbon » Sun 11.30.2008 9:59 pm

I had a fruit bat for a couple of days before he died of a wing injury.

That's about the weirdest I've had.
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Re: Any Exotic Pets?

Postby gabi in japan » Sat 12.06.2008 7:16 am

i have 2 cockatiels, & 2 finches who are laying eggs. :D
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Re: Any Exotic Pets?

Postby tōkai devotee » Sun 12.07.2008 3:36 am

gabi in japan wrote:i have 2 cockatiels, & 2 finches who are laying eggs. :D


I don't think that's exactly what the OP meant by exotic! :lol:

Anyway, I once had a stick insect, which was the easiest pet in the world to care for. We also had a murray magpie when I was a kid. It fell out of it's nest as a baby and we raised it. I'd love to have some green tree frogs! :D
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Re: Any Exotic Pets?

Postby becki_kanou » Sun 12.07.2008 8:41 pm

tokai devotee wrote:
gabi in japan wrote:i have 2 cockatiels, & 2 finches who are laying eggs. :D


I don't think that's exactly what the OP meant by exotic! :lol:

Anyway, I once had a stick insect, which was the easiest pet in the world to care for. We also had a murray magpie when I was a kid. It fell out of it's nest as a baby and we raised it. I'd love to have some green tree frogs! :D


A cockatiel sounds rather exotic to me. Are they very common in Australia?

Of course I would love to have some tree frogs as well!
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Re: Any Exotic Pets?

Postby chikara » Sun 12.07.2008 8:54 pm

becki_kanou wrote:A cockatiel sounds rather exotic to me. Are they very common in Australia? ....

Very common, especially in the interior. As far as pets go they are almost as common as budgies.
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Re: Any Exotic Pets?

Postby ニッキー » Sun 12.07.2008 9:26 pm

They're common in the UK too. Budgies are probably the most common, but cockatiels aren't far behind.
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Re: Any Exotic Pets?

Postby gabi in japan » Wed 12.10.2008 4:15 am

You see them like every day here! They are all different! I don't think Finches are exotic though.
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