Exotic pet owners ?

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Exotic pet owners ?

Chirple Chirple
Do you own an "exotic" pet ? Pinning down the definition of "exotic" is tricky, but generally it's just "uncommon", things like lizards, snakes, sugar gliders, skunks, et cetera.

Some depend on opinion. I'd call a reef tank "exotic" because of the commitment as opposed to just a goldfish. Some people think ANY birds are exotic, et cetera.

And if you don't, would you ? Or want more / different ?


Personally, I have an axolotl, which I would call "exotic" because people generally have no idea what it is. And I'd love to have a skunk when I have an actual house with different rooms for separation, I think the odd-colour skunks they've bred for can be really pretty, too.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
No.
Moein , deletedacct , zracer , Pink Jewel , wrmbreze
5  (15%)
Yes.
Envy , SMichelle , Bignuf , klyte , eeep , Stinkytofu10 , Cherry21 , Kaltir
8  (24%)
My pet is borderline / unsure.
AmberM , Ryuson , jedent , Holly14
4  (12%)
I do not have any pets at all.
No, and I like it that way !
DeliciousSurprise , Rarity , sktb0007 , DCLove
4  (12%)
No, but I would !
El-Jaro , Beck , eggiweg , Tangerine , Peggi , GonetoLovehoney , js250 , Darklyvan , CAKES , dv8 , Lummox , Willow Wand
12  (36%)
Total votes: 33
Poll is closed
12/03/2011
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AmberM AmberM
We have 4 snakes, and are currently babysitting a 6 foot long redtail boa.. i dunno if any of them are "exotic" but i <3 them!
12/03/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
That thing is frick'n sweet!

My cat is pretty weird...

I'd be ok with a pet raccoon, squirrel, or skunk.
12/03/2011
Beck Beck
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
That thing is frick'n sweet!

My cat is pretty weird...

I'd be ok with a pet raccoon, squirrel, or skunk.
I actually had two pet raccoon's, they are awesome. We had them as babies, we found them on the side of the road with a dead one near by. They were so friendly and can right up too us, so we took them home. We only kept George and Cooper for about 6months and gave them to a lady who was raccoon crazy like some people are with cats. Last she told us George was a fat lzy eating boy and Cooper was a horny little guy with a family.

It was soo cool having them and they were awesome. They were both boys and we use to here sucking noises all the time. They would go crazy on themselves to get themselves off!

I currently only have fish and cats, but we are planning snakes and lizards as well.
12/03/2011
Rarity Rarity
Sugar gliders are the cutest things ever!

Most of these exotic pets seem to require a different set of needs than the average dog or cat. I'm not sure if I would have the time to look after them realistically, so I'm going to go with no for now.
12/03/2011
Tangerine Tangerine
My sister had a racoon once....so amazing. I loved it
12/03/2011
Envy Envy
We own a lot of birds, mostly all conures and cockatiels, with a bobwhite quail to boot.
12/03/2011
Peggi Peggi
Right now we don't own any but I have in the past and would love to again!
12/03/2011
SMichelle SMichelle
I have four sugar gliders.
12/03/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
I have hermit crabs, which may or may not be exotic! My largest one is molting right now, but the other two love running around and digging in their synthetic coconut bedding!
12/03/2011
Vanille Vanille
I had two Anole lizards, they were awesome up to the point where I had to feed them live crickets and the damn crickets would often escape.
12/03/2011
jedent jedent
i love my ball python
12/03/2011
GonetoLovehoney GonetoLovehoney
I've had a few types of snakes in the past, a praying mantis, tadpole/frogs and I'd love to own a snake again. I miss having one chill out on my shoulders while I go about my daily business or whilst going on a walk.
12/03/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
Just my cat, but I like it that way lol
12/03/2011
js250 js250
I have owned two hedgehogs, but currently no exotics. We will have to wait and see what wanders into my life later.
12/03/2011
Darklyvan Darklyvan
Quote:
Originally posted by Chirple
Do you own an "exotic" pet ? Pinning down the definition of "exotic" is tricky, but generally it's just "uncommon", things like lizards, snakes, sugar gliders, skunks, et cetera.

Some depend on opinion. ...
When I was but an infant my grandparents had a young gorilla, boa constrictor, performing dogs, and other animals. Animal trainers, got to love it. They rescued the gorilla at a young age. It was very sick so they rehabilitated it and then donated it to a wildlife reserve.
12/03/2011
eeep eeep
I love my bearded dragon, they act like little dogs only in lizard bodies. Also I love chinchillas, but don't have the space for one at the moment, so I just get to play with the ones at my work (I work at a pet store). I will be inheriting 2 leopard tortoises and an amazon parrot someday as well.
12/03/2011
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
I used to, I am thinking of getting another little furry friend soon!
12/03/2011
DCLove DCLove
I have had traditional pets (cats & dogs) and I can't imagine owning something more exotic. Most reptiles and especially snakes creep me out!
12/03/2011
Willow Wand Willow Wand
Currently I have 6 cats, but in the past I have had Water Dragons, Rats, and Tree Frogs. I would LOVE to have a skunk though! They are so cute and such sweethearts!
12/03/2011
Cherry21 Cherry21
Quote:
Originally posted by Chirple
Do you own an "exotic" pet ? Pinning down the definition of "exotic" is tricky, but generally it's just "uncommon", things like lizards, snakes, sugar gliders, skunks, et cetera.

Some depend on opinion. ...
i have a quaker parrot, kind of exotic. i've also had an iguana, and i ahve a dove right now. I also have/had squirells and raccoons. I really want a greater egyptian jerboa ( Here ) though! although I'd have to risk smuggling it from the other side of the world...
12/04/2011
Cherry21 Cherry21
Quote:
Originally posted by Darklyvan
When I was but an infant my grandparents had a young gorilla, boa constrictor, performing dogs, and other animals. Animal trainers, got to love it. They rescued the gorilla at a young age. It was very sick so they rehabilitated it and then donated ...
aww, i would love if they would jsut let more people do that again. These animals need loving homes, and not all of them can go to a refuge location!
12/04/2011
Cherry21 Cherry21
Quote:
Originally posted by GonetoLovehoney
I've had a few types of snakes in the past, a praying mantis, tadpole/frogs and I'd love to own a snake again. I miss having one chill out on my shoulders while I go about my daily business or whilst going on a walk.
have you ever seen the orchid flower praying mantis? I cant recall exactly what they were called, but they have what looks like pink orchid flower petals on them, as camouflage. They're so pretty, we've been considering getting one!
12/04/2011
Cherry21 Cherry21
Quote:
Originally posted by Envy
We own a lot of birds, mostly all conures and cockatiels, with a bobwhite quail to boot.
lol, we have a quaker parrot, and a dove.
12/04/2011
wrmbreze wrmbreze
No pets at all right now but I would love a ferret.
12/04/2011
Kaltir Kaltir
We have a saltwater tank, a Tegu, 2 Ball Pythons, a 9' Burmese Python, 2 Bearded Dragons, 4 Snapping Turtles, and a few other pets I've never considered these exotic, but since you mentioned lizards and snakes I thought I'd post about them My closest friend has a skunk - he is AMAZING. I want a Coatimundi myself, but it will be awhile before I get one
12/05/2011
Total posts: 26
Unique posters: 23