Pets, the ones we had/have, the ones we didn't like, what we think about pets

United States
May 1, 2008 5:31am CST
I saw an advertisement about bunnies for sale in the newspaper, all of those that were returned to a humane society after Easter, no doubt. I have heard that there are a lot of people trying to purchase hedge hogs as pets. It seems like there are lot of people who have tigers and other big cats and even bears and wolves as pets. Some people like dogs and cats. Others like fish. Still others like birds. Still others like snakes and frogs, and turtles. Still others like hermit crabs. Still others like hampsters and other rodents. My brother liked insects and spiders and had them as his pets. I had a guena pig named soupy sales which was a horrible pet as it would climb on my shoulder and poop and pee ... not exactly an endearing trait. I must admit that I was not unhappy when it escaped in the backyard as I was letting it feed on some tender clover and disappeared never to be seen again. I also had fish and a frog but they died. I really liked the frog I had and it apparently liked me too as once I left the top partly off the aquarium and it hopped out of the aquarium and hopped to where I was in another room, across the carpet, and hopped finally right into my hand. What pets have you had? What pets do you have? Are there pets that people should not have? How do you find a good pet? Have you ever had a pet that you did not like? What did you do with that pet?
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@paid2write (5202)
1 May 08
I don't think any wild animal should be kept as a pet. Rabbits and guinea pigs are good pets as long as they are not always confined to small hutches. They should not have to spend their lives alone but should have the company of other animals. Rabbits and guinea pigs usually get on well together and there is no risk of them breeding. Birds should be kept together in aviaries and not alone in a cage. Cats and dogs make good companions for people but I don't like it when an animal is left alone all day while its owner is out at work.
• United States
1 May 08
It sounds very much as if you have the strong belief that animals, like people, need companionship with peers. I agree with your assessment. Thanks for posting here.
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4 May 08
Thank you whiteheron, it's nice to know you agree.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
16 May 08
I agree. Wild animals shouldn't be kept as pets.