would you own what some consider a "dangerous" pet?

United States
March 19, 2007 7:18am CST
or have you owned one? granted,any animal could potentially turn on you(for what ever reason)..but i'm talking about people who keep tigers, alligators,gigantic snakes,things like that. i have a rule of thumb-if it can eat me,i don't need it :)
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@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
20 Apr 07
Well while "dangerous" pets might be cute when young not such a good idea to have them as they get older...I mean you have to agree, that as youngsters tigers are cute...and who can resist how cute Knut that Polar bear is..wouldn't you just love to have him...LOL...I had a friend once that did have a virtual zoo in her apt...yes. apartment, not house...she had a german shepherd dog, two cats, four lizards, a tarantula, and a fully grown Python..and yikes they are huge...But that's a good one --"If it can eat me, I don't need it..." But even small animals can be dangerous... was told once that even though they're kind of cute, ferrets can be downright nasty..so I guess size isn't everything
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• United States
20 Apr 07
knut is adoreable-i love watching those wildlife shows where the baby bears slide down snow hills cause they haven't got feetwise yet LOL. a friend of mine had ferrets he had to give up- ferrets+cats=not a good idea. and the ferrets had the upper hand,too!
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@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
20 Apr 07
Thinking of Knut and the wildlife shows...ever see the movie Alaska? It's all about a young polar bear that two kids try to save from poachers..his name was Cubby--adorable...
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• United States
20 Apr 07
no i hadn't heard of it-i'll have to keep an eye out for it :) maybe it'll pop up on the on demand channel
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• United States
20 Apr 07
oh,No,I would never have an exotic pet.It's not only dangerous but it's not fair to the animal either.
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• United States
20 Apr 07
sometimes the poor things get turned out in bad areas for it too when if becomes dangerous/too big. we had somebody release piranha into our local water supply.unfortunely for the fish,it's new england-the cold got 'em.
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• United States
21 Apr 07
the poor fishies-I wonder if I would still be calling them poor fishies if i were to fall into paranh infested waters ,lol?Anyway,we have a problem down here in Florida with boa constrictors and pythons. The everglades are getting overrun with them becasue they get to big to handle and instead of finding somewhere else to put them,they turn them loose in the everglades and they are killing off the wild life there.
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• United States
21 Apr 07
ooh..everglades would be a good place for a snake that big to hide too..yikes.. bad place to be animal control-i'd hate to get that call..
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@VANILLAREY (1473)
• India
12 Apr 09
I don't have any pets and don't plan to keep any. I don't like snakes or alligators, but I seem to like Tigers and Lions cubs. They look so cute and cuddly. Still I would not keep them as pets. When one keeps wild animals as pets, they would have to feed the animals meat. It is very likely that the animals would like to taste fresh warm meat. That day..
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• United States
14 Apr 09
i can only imagine what it would cost to feed a full grown tiger. that'd be some expensive.
@agrim94 (3811)
• India
31 Mar 09
I have a dog in my home and thats the maximum i would ever keep. potentially dangerous animals no way for the following reasons 1. I dont like them as pets as they are not domestic animals. 2. They are dangerous. I live in a flat ( apartment) and there are lots of flats around mine and lots of kids play and i cant keep a lion or tiger in a 1000 sq ft flat 3. it is against law to keep tigers and other endangered species as pets and you can be jailed for more than 5 years to keep them.
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• United States
31 Mar 09
yup. i was surprised that woman in connecticut had a chimpanzee. i had thought they were illegal there,but she appearently had it before the law was passed.took her friend's face off one day.
@freak369 (4783)
• United States
20 Apr 07
The closest I've come is a Rottie that decided to plop down in the front yard one day. He was abandonded and I called animal control and eventually ended up adopting him. He's a massive beast that thinks he is a lap dog but I know that he has the potential to 'turn' due to the way he was raised and probably tortured or made to fight against other dogs. So far he's been an awesome dog and I have had no problems with him. As far as your rule of thumb ... that's sage advice :]
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• United States
20 Apr 07
i used to know a woman with 5 rotties-all 5 were "babies" LOL how they are raised does play a large part.. the poor dog.he's probably been through a lot like you said.
@femimi (872)
• Indonesia
11 Apr 07
I think I don't want to have all those dangerous pet :D My hubby also will throw it away. Although small tiger is cute, but I will think how about if it bigger, maybe not dangerous for us, but for other people will be afraid to come to my house. And my place seems not suit for all of them, so those animal won't enjoy the situation, and you know their reaction if they become wild and angry... wow...
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• United States
11 Apr 07
that would be scary. i suppose if you had a lot of land,it would be do-able..at least it wouldn't get space frustrated.
• India
11 Apr 07
Well i don have or intented to have... but my husband loves animals! we have dog like rotwiler and german sheaperd! we have fishes... cats, birds till here i was ok!!! last monh he said he wants a snake..... crazy!!! i told him have snakes or me... lol! he has never asked again after that! i mean whats the idea of dangerous pet, infact they can never be pets!
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• United States
11 Apr 07
i don't mind small snakes..as long as they're not venomous.but i'll pass on the big ones. we have garter snakes around here that are maybe 7 inches long at the most.kind of cute :)
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
20 Mar 07
HAHAHAHA very good rule of thumb, the only thing I had that people were moreso scared of was a snake. I had a ball phthon in my early twenty's. I kept him for a while, I moved and needed renters insurance, I had to give him to a pet store because I couldn't have exotic animals in my home..lol.. But, now being older, my dog is just fine for me....
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• United States
20 Mar 07
some snakes are cute.a friend of mine had one that had babies-it wrapped around my finger like a warm ring. aaaawww:)
@horsesrule (1962)
• United States
20 Mar 07
No, I wouldn't want a dangerous pet and I haven't ever had one. Well, some people would consider a horse to be dangerous because they are very big and strong but, they don't eat people. I can't even imagine having alligators, giant snakes, lions, tigers, bears, or any of those. I don't even see the point, you can't cuddle with them or they can eat you. And you hear about people dying from animals like this. It just doesn't make sense to me unless a person is an adrenaline junk*ie.
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• United States
20 Mar 07
the one that really surprises me is the giant snakes. i heard a case about a month ago of one trying to strangle it's owner.
• United States
19 Mar 07
There was a time that I had wanted a tiger for a pet. It may have been because of the martial arts style. Imagine this. A burglar breaks into your house, & in the living room, he finds a real living tiger staring back at him. I DEFINITELY would not want to be that burglar, & picture the look on his face.
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• United States
19 Mar 07
LOL! i have no doubt the burglar would crap himself. you'd in no way be expecting that in someone's house :)=)
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
5 Apr 09
Dangerous or in dangerous, I wouldn't like to have a pet. Thanks for asking.
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