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Sorry if this has been done to death...<br><br>
But which pets do you have? Which pets do you want? What are their personalities like?<br><br>
At the moment I have three rats and a dog.<br>
My dog is so clingy and needy!<br>
My rats are greedy things! Brackie loves to just snuggle up to me and doesn't really like other people or his brothers, Jimmy is outgoing, curious and a little dim, Sirius just follows Jimmy around everywhere although is a little more hesitant and intelligent.<br>
When we move house I am getting a corn snake, and am 'allowed' two other pets. Deliberating between lorakeets and rabbits.
 

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Out of interest - what's wrong with mice?
 

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Corn snakes like to eat them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Mice rock. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cool:"> Mine have all been very tame, playful and snuggly. Kirsche mouse is sitting on my shoulder right now. Currently caring for 2 males and 2 females, in separate tanks so they don't have babies. In the past, I unknowingly adopted a pregnant mouse and I was able to keep the mother and 5 daughters. Her sons were adopted out although I wish I could've kept them too. Seb mommy and 3 of her daughters have passed due to old age. The two left are still going strong at 2 years and 6 months of age. I read it's rare for mice to reach 3 so I'm happy they've been living full lives.<br><br>
We also care for two male rats that get to roam the house and play a couple times each day. Mordie is very serious and Mikus is super goofy.
 

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I have six pug dogs. Yep..6. five rescues. Of the six, two are show dogs. The rescue show dog is a double champion in both the AKC and UKC. The non-rescue show dog is a UKC champion and is working on his AKC points. The other four are sweet and loving dogs who love to hang out with their people. They are going RV-ing with us this weekend, Thanksgiving, Christmas and February at the beach. My old girl is 15. She was abandoned. She thinks I hung the moon, or something. Then there's my boy. His mom and dad came from a puppy mill bust. We fostered his dad and his mom was pregnant with him when the bust went down. She was very sick but is doing great now. His litter was sickly and one died. He is great. This little boy is the sweetest dog I have ever know. He just lavishes love on everybody. Then there's the other boy. His owner decided she didn't want him anymore. He is smart. Very smart. He loves to cuddle with my wife at night and he moans when he is happy. Then we have a little girl who's owners died. She came into rescue and suffered an eye injury when a puppy scratched her. She came to our house to foster and she never left. I put her next to my pillow while the eye needed treatment because she needed drops every two hours. I set my alarm and put drops in her eyes every two hours for weeks. She is a dog with high expectations. She acts like royalty. The rescue show dog had his AKC championship before he came to live with us. His male owner died and the female didn't think she would be able to take care of him by herself. So, she surrendered him. Since that time he has earned his UKC champion. The newest member is a puppy I gave my wife for Christmas last year. He has finished in the UKC as a champion and is currently working his way towards champion in the AKC.
 

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I have a feather baby, Levi the cockatiel. He's extremely spoilt...he even shares my organic fruit and veg.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"> Ha!<br><br>
He's a huge sook, and cries when he can't see me in the room.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"> He's a cool dude though, and great company (my hubby & I live 5.5 hrs apart<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">).<br><br>
As I rent, I can't find a landlord that will let me have a dog. I'd LOVE a big dog, something like an Irish Wolfhound. In the meantime though, it's me & Levi.
 

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I have a black cat (with green eyes) called Karma, she's only been here for five days now though.<br><br>
So far she's been very sweet but you have to watch her when you have food because she eats EVERYTHING including fruit and then gets sick later. lol.
 

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We just got a puppy, Lucas. He's a boxer/lab mix. Cute little guy but he's teething so we are all his chew toys.
 

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I have two male cats: Bistro and Panther (who's all black, obviously). I got both from the Ottawa Humane Society, within 2 weeks of each other, and they are both about the same age. They're best buddies. I love them to pieces. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":love:">
 

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I have....well...a lot of animals. I have 4 cats, 3 ferrets, 1 dachshund, 1 cockatiel, 1 leopard gecko, a 10g fish tank, and 33 snakes (4 are not mine, I am caring for them for a friend).
 

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I have a cat called Chandler (my sisters have Rachel and Phoebie, and poor Ross died!) and he is the sweetest and calmest cat in the world. He would let you carry him like a baby and rub his belly. He wakes me up every morning at 5.30am to go out but he is so rewarding as a pet that it is just a small price to pay!<br><br>
I had two Degus too (rodents) and they were so sweet and funny. They have a lifespan of 10 years. They let me stroke their bellies through the cage bars and would eat oats from my hands but other than that, I let them have their freedom from human contact as I don't think they really liked it. Unfortunately, when they were 1 year old, I found them curled up together in their hammock. They had passed away. I was absolutely devestated. Upon further investigation, it turned out that they had been chewing the wood around the hall mirror (their cage was too close - a terrible mistake) and it was toxic to them, as most woods are. I loved them to bits but wouldn't get another one as their lifespan would pretty much tie me down and I am hoping to go off and work for a cruise ship (I don't think my cabin-mate would be please with my little buddies). I would really recommend them as a pet for anyone who will be in the same place and will put the work into their upkeep - but they aren't for kids!!<br><br>
But for now, Chandler and I are just pottering along, loving life! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I have a feather baby, Levi the cockatiel. He's extremely spoilt...he even shares my organic fruit and veg.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"> Ha!<br><br>
He's a huge sook, and cries when he can't see me in the room.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"> He's a cool dude though, and great company (my hubby & I live 5.5 hrs apart<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">).<br><br>
As I rent, I can't find a landlord that will let me have a dog. I'd LOVE a big dog, something like an Irish Wolfhound. In the meantime though, it's me & Levi.</div>
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Cockatiels are great, except that they can be annoyingly loud when they're really desperate for attention. I had a cockatiel who was with me for 21 years before he died in 2007. I miss my little birdie. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"><br><br>
Now I live with Flash, aka my Easter bunny. I found him wandering outside, hungry and confused, about a week after Easter in 2008. I'm assuming somebody bought him from a pet store for Easter then dumped him after the holiday. I still can't imagine how someone could abandon such a cute, smart, sociable little guy.<br><br>
--Fromper<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 

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We have two cockatiels, a rat, and a 110 gallon fresh water aquarium <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> We did have a dog as well, but she had aggression issues with our youngest child (not the older ones for some reason though), and we just had to give her up. That was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do, but she bit my son twice, and every time he walked into the same room with her she'd start growling. We tried to make it work and even did one-on-one sessions with a dog behavior specialist. But, the aggression did not go away even with the techniques we tried <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> It was unsafe to continue to have her in our house, but she was my baby and I'm a mess right now!
 

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Two rescued cats, one orange tabby and one 'priest' cat (black with a bit of white at the throat) - someone told me once that back in the dark ages (or whatever they call it) when they used to kill black cats as witch's familiars, if they had a bit of white the Catholics let them live - thus purely black cats are now very rare but the ones with throat markings lived to pass down the colouring.
 

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Cockatiels are great, except that they can be annoyingly loud when they're really desperate for attention. I had a cockatiel who was with me for 21 years before he died in 2007. I miss my little birdie. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"></div>
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Sorry to hear about your bird. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br>
I was thinking about getting Levi a friend. Perhaps a eclectus parrot? No doubt they'd need separate cages.<br><br>
I work such long hours and feel terrible leaving him alone so often.
 

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I have 3 rats too, 3 boys. Koby & Haze are 5&6 months and are little squishy love bugs. I recently rescued a 2 month old fawn hoody rat, his name is Milo. He came from pretty ****ty conditions and was going to be snake food. He's pretty nervous still but soooo sweet. He's starting to really come out of his shell little at a time. I also have a snuggly, mischievous 3 month old kitten named Azalea. She's my little cuddle buddy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I have 5 hamsters 5 guinea pigs and a rabbit.<br><br>
they are all spoilt little devils!<br><br>
Apart from two hamsters they are all rescue adoptions!
 
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