How old were you when you got your first pet? And what critter was it?

Contributor: DreamWolf DreamWolf
Just wondering, we may read some interesting stories, gotta love em about animals... ^^
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Contributor: jackie.jfky jackie.jfky
I was 6 years old, and I got a little parakeet couple
Contributor: gsfanatic gsfanatic
I got a mouse when I was 5. It was a fun pet and easy to take care of
Contributor: SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
My grandma got me a kitten when I was 5 year old. The cat is still alive and kicking.
Contributor: underHim underHim
I have never not had a pet. Hermit crabs, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, turtles, dogs, cats, snakes, I think that is everything. Right now we have 2 7 month old puppies, they are adorable, and 3 snakes, who are cute in their own way. We recently lost our cat we had for 18 years and our 7 year old dog. Both were just old. Still sad about loosing them and miss them a lot.
Contributor: 702zombie 702zombie
i was about 9 years old. my godmothers pups just had a liter and i was lucky enough to have one of my very own. he was a chihuahua named whiskey
Contributor: KiraCat KiraCat
I've had animals in the house since I was born but the first pet that was mine was a hamster when I was 6.
Contributor: Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
I have always had dogs & cats in the house since I was born. But the first pet I got to pick out and call mine, was a kitten when I was 6. All the others pets were considered family pets until my siblings each chose their own dog or cat.

In college, it was difficult to adjust to being without any pets in the dorms! Then, when I finally lived alone, I was only allowed to have a cat per the rental agreement. I hated not having a dog, but I got used to the quiet and the cats I accumulated (rescued and lied about having more than one to landlord, shh), are not used to dogs. So, when I moved into my own house last year, I decided not to get a dog, even though I still want one. Maybe later...
Contributor: wicked48 wicked48
I was 6 and it was a dog.
Contributor: TransMarc TransMarc
A chinchilla at 18 months or something.
Contributor: RedGlitter RedGlitter
Born with a dog at home! Never a day without a pet!
Contributor: LoveBug721 LoveBug721
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Just wondering, we may read some interesting stories, gotta love em about animals... ^^
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Contributor: Tigrica Tigrica
I was 19 when I got a Cockatiel. Then a year later, I adopted my dog.
I don't really pay much attention to the bird anymore. My father is a bird person while I prefer Dogs and Cats.
I day-dreamed for ages about having a dog.

I will hopefully be able to add a kitten/cat to the family in a few years. I think that my dog will be compatible. Hopefully, he won't be inclined to eat the cat. lol