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Best and worst pets.
Match my Pet ^ | 6/12/2010 | David Beart

Posted on 10/14/2013 9:49:56 AM PDT by kyperman

Looking for a furry friend for your kids? Or maybe a slimy one? Before you bring a pet into your family find out which animals makes the best... and worst pets for little ones. (You might be surprised at which animals fail the test!)

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cats; dogs; pets; snakes
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My wife finally granted permission for my son to get a pet corn snake. I am shocked by all the people telling me that we are crazy let him have it. Do any of you have an exotic pet? Please tell me about it.
1 posted on 10/14/2013 9:49:57 AM PDT by kyperman
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To: kyperman

I’ve got crabs.


2 posted on 10/14/2013 9:51:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kyperman

Badger...Badger...we don’t need no stinking Badger.


3 posted on 10/14/2013 9:53:48 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: kyperman
I had an Irish Setter as a young teenager. She was with me all the time, even when we slept. She was a great bird dog but unfortunately she was dumb as a brick.

I suppose a corn snake is pretty dumb, too. But those pheasants were a God-send to our table. Amen to Irish Setters.

4 posted on 10/14/2013 9:54:20 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: kyperman; Slings and Arrows; Lady Jag

Worst. Kitteh. EVAH.

5 posted on 10/14/2013 9:55:40 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: kyperman

If you want to talk snakes, chat with Salamander.


6 posted on 10/14/2013 9:58:09 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: kyperman

My son had a ball python who he loved very much. The little guy was an escape artist and once he’d get out, it could takes days or weeks to find him again.

The snake actually did become attached to my son. If the kid wasn’t there, the snake didn’t eat.

They’re very clean and, in their own way, quite sweet.

Surprisingly, we all liked the little fella.

The only bad thing was that he was chronically dehydrated and this inhibited his ability to swallow. (Trips to the vet helped, but didn’t fix the issue.) So we’d end up with a choking snake about once a month. My son would have to fish the mouse out of this throat, then we’d have to let him rest and treat him for swelling for a few days. (We ended up fixing this by feeding him ‘pinkys’.)

Any animal can have medical problems.


7 posted on 10/14/2013 9:59:22 AM PDT by Marie (When are they going to take back Obama's peace prize?)
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To: kyperman
What a dumb article. It looks like it was written by a 12-year old. Turtles carry semolina?! I think the author means salmonella. Yikes.

And the furry family pet in Riki Tiki Tavi was a mongoose, not a ferret. It is illegal to import mongooses to the US.
8 posted on 10/14/2013 10:02:15 AM PDT by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: Marie

My kid had a ball python too. I was amazed how big he grew in a couple of years. Ours escaped a couple of times too. Second time was the end for my wife. Next day she found a good home for it.

I never picked up any personality from the thing.


9 posted on 10/14/2013 10:02:29 AM PDT by DManA
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To: kyperman; Salamander

“My wife finally granted permission for my son to get a pet corn snake. I am shocked by all the people telling me that we are crazy let him have it. Do any of you have an exotic pet? Please tell me about it.”

Ping to you Salamander


10 posted on 10/14/2013 10:02:40 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Apparatchik

LOL, I missed that. Spell checker strikes again.


11 posted on 10/14/2013 10:03:12 AM PDT by DManA
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To: cripplecreek

I’m so sorry-—I hear penicillin is good for that.


12 posted on 10/14/2013 10:03:26 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Apparatchik

Maybe they carry it in their back pack for long journeys.


13 posted on 10/14/2013 10:03:49 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Apparatchik

LMFAO! Turtles carry pasta! They’re carrying around semolina pasta!


14 posted on 10/14/2013 10:04:10 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Apparatchik
What a dumb article. It looks like it was written by a 12-year old.

BTTT

15 posted on 10/14/2013 10:06:59 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: basil

But then what will i feed the worms to?


16 posted on 10/14/2013 10:07:38 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kyperman

I had a corn snake when I was young. They’re very beautiful in coloring, mine got very used to being handled and was a nice pet. Used to let him around my neck and under my shirt while I was studying/doing homework, which drove my mother crazy.

Everybody would show up to watch him being fed. Even if they hated snakes, seeing him get the mouse fascinated them.


17 posted on 10/14/2013 10:10:07 AM PDT by Anton.Rutter
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To: kyperman
I don't see the point of having snakes. They don't display affection or learn commands. The only point of having a snake is to enjoy scaring people. Other than that, pointless and usually involves feeding mice to them. Not pleasant. I got bit once by a 5 ft. boa constrictor. NOT PLEASANT because it wouldn't let go. Finally freed myself by holding it (my arm) underwater. THAT REALLY SUCKED!

A parakeet is a better pet. They can get noisy but they CAN be taught to talk. I taught mine to say 'hello' when I was a kid. And his name, 'Opey'.

18 posted on 10/14/2013 10:10:27 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: kyperman

Ugh! Having been an owner and a breeder of ferrets, I can tell you this writer is misinformed on ferrets overall. While I do agree that ferrets are not the best pets for small children, they are fantastic pets for adolescent kids and with proper maintenance (like NOT bathing them), they don’t stink.

The BIGGEST challenges with ferrets are space and maintenance. You have to clean their living areas almost daily, depending on how many you have, and you must scoop their litter every day to prevent infestations and infections. They will destroy carpeting and wood if they want to get into something, so a large room stripped to the foundation with a lot of toys and tunnels is ideal.

Ferrets are wildly intelligent and are Houdinis in their own right. They live anywhere from 5-7 years depending on breeding and overall health. They are very affectionate, know their names very quickly, are litter trained (in general), and can provide hours of entertainment for little ones if properly monitored.

FWIW, if you have a ferret that bites, YOU are doing something wrong. Ferrets only bite out of fear. Play biting is not normal and should be disciplined out of them from the get-go.


19 posted on 10/14/2013 10:10:50 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: kyperman
Cats were not mentioned, but they are great pets and pretty good chimney sweeps too....


20 posted on 10/14/2013 10:12:06 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: cripplecreek

See a Dr. Get Ridd of them...


21 posted on 10/14/2013 10:21:53 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: kyperman
FTA:

Turtles actually carry semolina.


22 posted on 10/14/2013 10:24:41 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: martin_fierro

You read about the ferrets sold as poodles?


23 posted on 10/14/2013 10:25:22 AM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: rarestia

Elephants are good pets, but don’t try to play fetch with them.


24 posted on 10/14/2013 10:25:33 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I think you can find anything imaginable on the internet....


25 posted on 10/14/2013 10:27:05 AM PDT by Maringa
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To: kyperman
that fine choice of a reptile..(beautiful).. so is a skink..turtle is not so good.
the snake won't get too large to handle; best book on care of the snake,
Petersons' Guide to Reptiles of the Eastern / Central United States.

26 posted on 10/14/2013 10:30:35 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: kyperman
Turtles actually carry semolina.


27 posted on 10/14/2013 10:32:44 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: cripplecreek

LOL!

I guess you have a point.


28 posted on 10/14/2013 10:34:23 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Maringa

There were a lot of pictures of Turtles and Pasta.


29 posted on 10/14/2013 10:36:49 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: HerrBlucher

31 posted on 10/14/2013 10:42:09 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: kyperman

We have rats, and they’re the most adorable, loveable pets we’ve ever had. We had a large rat we named “Eeyore,” and the kids still talk about him after he’s been gone six years now.

I always wanted a ferret, but investigating them, I realize they’re more trouble than they’re worth.


32 posted on 10/14/2013 10:46:52 AM PDT by Thorliveshere (I wish I lived in Texas.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

lol


33 posted on 10/14/2013 10:58:46 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (if "meat is murder" what is abortion?)
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To: kyperman

Want to get a dog or cat? Go to your local SPCA - they have tons of animals that will be destroyed if not adopted out.

And please...spay and neuter your pets. There are so many cats that no kill shelters are turning them away.


34 posted on 10/14/2013 10:59:25 AM PDT by diamond6 (Behold this Heart which has so loved men!" Jesus to St. Margaret Mary)
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To: Thorliveshere
kind of fond of rabbits myself - weve had 7 through the years - litter trained and had the run of the house - each had a distinct personality - even had a couple of rescue wild ones we raised from babies, letting them go when grown....several stop back regularly (we can recognize the scars)....though not so much since the great horned owl took up residence in the woods ;(

we had a dutch lop that would chase you around the house for some banana

35 posted on 10/14/2013 11:02:36 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (if "meat is murder" what is abortion?)
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To: listenhillary

I just love the picture it made me howl!


36 posted on 10/14/2013 11:03:34 AM PDT by diamond6 (Behold this Heart which has so loved men!" Jesus to St. Margaret Mary)
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To: Dick Bachert

Absolutely heartbreaking! We adopted a stray cat that lives in our neighborhood and I’m trying to capture the second one to spay it.


37 posted on 10/14/2013 11:06:14 AM PDT by diamond6 (Behold this Heart which has so loved men!" Jesus to St. Margaret Mary)
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To: listenhillary

LOL! Great pic.


38 posted on 10/14/2013 11:17:50 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Revelation 911

Yes...the dangers of using a Spell Checker.


39 posted on 10/14/2013 11:18:41 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: kyperman
Bad pets:

40 posted on 10/14/2013 11:24:47 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: kyperman

Great for kids who want to take over the neighborhood!

41 posted on 10/14/2013 11:27:44 AM PDT by Ken H (First rule of gun safety - have a gun)
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To: Ken H

My son has a golden retriever. A boy and his dog is huge in a boys development. Now my son is in college and I have the dog.

I talk to the dog and freak him out. “What Lassie, Timmy fell in the well?”

Growing up, a friend of mine had an Oscar that was carnivorous. Once in a blue moon he fed him a live mouse. Looked like a great white attack.


42 posted on 10/14/2013 11:41:24 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (President Stompyfeet....Priceless.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

I love Irish Setters, beautiful dog.


43 posted on 10/14/2013 11:42:29 AM PDT by kyperman (Hows this for a face you love to hate.)
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To: cripplecreek

lmao


44 posted on 10/14/2013 11:43:44 AM PDT by advertising guy ( if your cell phone is in the front pocket....it wasn't a butt dial..............just sayin)
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To: kyperman

Worst pet for little kids: Adult Burmese Python.


45 posted on 10/14/2013 11:43:59 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Right Wing Yahoos taking Over the GOP --YAHOO!)
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To: kyperman

I never got very far with my scorpion petting zoo project.


46 posted on 10/14/2013 11:44:48 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: basil

penicillin is worthless for crabs....ya need an ice pick


47 posted on 10/14/2013 11:47:29 AM PDT by advertising guy ( if your cell phone is in the front pocket....it wasn't a butt dial..............just sayin)
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To: kyperman

Hornets make terrible pets. DAMHIKT.


48 posted on 10/14/2013 11:48:55 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: listenhillary

Sent this to my hubby. He is always pretending that our very laid back ginger tabby is a killer.


49 posted on 10/14/2013 12:01:53 PM PDT by Roses0508
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