(Closed) Which pet should I get?

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 31
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Bumble bee

I’ve had many different types of pets throughout the years, and I’d give another vote for rats. They are wonderful. Very smart, and they love their people. Rat-proof your house and let them free-roam (supervised, of course). They are a lot of fun! Here are my babies:

Post # 32
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Bumble bee

maine coons are awesome cats. probably the only kind of cat i’ll ever own. also, a lot of people compare them to dogs if you like dogs. 

Post # 33
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Helper bee

Have you considered a chinchilla? They are nocturnal so when you are home it will be awake! We loved ours!

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

maybe i’m a tad late on the game here but what about a South American Short Tail Oppossum? I had one when i went to college because I couldn’t take my dog with me. She was my absolute love. She was litter trained, recognized my voice and they only get to be the size of the palm of your hand! Think hamster sized. Her name was Clara. She passed away when she was 5. I was absolutely heartbroken. I really want another one but my fiance said no :-p Also, if you want another cool pet, try a sugar glider! A friend of mine had one and she was AMAZING! They need a special diet and need to bond with their owners but other than that they are fairly low maintenace, especially if you get two!! 

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We actually work 7-7 but we still got a dog (an adult and the best decision ever as we never had to deal with potty training, chewing, etc) we do have a walker that comes in the middle of the day to walk him but think about adopting an older dog (1+year) you can’t get a better pet than that….and this is coming from a girl that has had parrots, hampsters, dogs, cats, and a tortoise 

Post # 36
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

I have had a full minagerie of animals over the years, if you’re looking for cute and cuddly, a rabbit can also make a good pet, you can easily build a covered outdoor area for them during the day to give them freedom while you’re gone. 

Another fun pet is a tortoise, although do your research and be sure to get a variety that works well in your climate.  

Post # 37
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

What about a bird? If you get something like a pair of parakeets or cockatiels, they need interaction but, not as much as a type of smarter parrot like an african grey or cockatoo. They are much happer in pairs and although their typical lifespan is 7-10 yrs, at least one of my childhood parakeets lived about 14 yrs!

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