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Old 06-28-2013, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Under the Redwoods
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I'd say the most atypical pet was the rescued raccoon. It was fun to have but also a nusance. I never intended to keep it so when it got old enough I left the door open so it could come and go. It came home every night for about a month and then one day he never came home.
I have and have had several exotic pets; iguana, geckos, bearded dragon, African Grey parrot.
My dad was an entomologist so we have had many living insects; ants, butterflies & beetles.

We currently have a house chicken, Isis. She loves to cuddle

Have had lots of farm animals- goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits. And the usual cats, dogs, rats.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Pot bellied pig. She was very smart and could be quite naughty. Cute, cute,cute tho.
I would consider one again if I had fewer dogs but only if I still lived in a climate where he/she could use a doggy door year round. They are pretty damanding pets time and effort wise when kept strickly indoors.
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:19 PM
 
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I have three male fancy rats and a half wild house mouse mother to be....
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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It wasn't really unusual, but when I was a wee tot I had a pet pigeon. I think I'd climbed up in the rafters of the barn and stole it out of it's nest before it could fly, then raised it myself in a vacant chicken coop on the farm. After a few weeks it would sit on my shoulder everywhere I went, even in the house once, where it flew across the room and broke one of my mom's lamps. That was the last time it went in the house!

Pidge was my buddy all that summer, then took off to join the other pigeons in the fall. Every now and then, for the next couple years, he'd momentarily leave the flock of pigeons he was with and fly down and land on my shoulder for a few minutes, then take off again.
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:06 AM
 
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I have had so many. The most unusual animals I had were duprasi, a type of gerbil that looks similar to a dwarf hamster with a fat tail. Neat little animals.

I have had hedgies, chinchillas, ferrets, all kinds of typical rodent pets, and a prairie dog.

Right now, I have a chinchilla who will be 16 in march, 2 flemish giant mix rabbits, some frogs and geckos and cockroaches (feeders). And dogs and cats.
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:46 AM
 
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I caught a mole one time as a child but i let it go after a couple of days.
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:03 AM
 
Location: NE USA
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Oddest pet my dad owned was definitely an Octopus... he also had tarantulas, scorpions, etc. I haven't owned anything too "odd" hence why I used my Dad as an example.
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:07 AM
 
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We had a Mynah bird, it was a stupid, filthy creature. I am not even sure why we had it. It lived in a large cage in the living room, and would bite. Made these odd noises, the only word it could say, was the dog's name....over and over, it would call the dog, and he would run in the living room, looking for who called him...maybe that bird di it in purpose, to mess with the dog....
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Old 12-26-2013, 05:28 PM
 
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i had a pet white-winged dove named Bobby, mended his broken wing as a child..
he healed up and i released him.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:55 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I also have had my slew of parrots , you name it we had it in the way of birds ...ugh the nasty to have to clean up ...LOL then the box turtle who loved alpo meat balls yep the dog food . Everytime that turtle saw that red can he ran for the door on his cage and I would get the spoon and yep he would take it from the spoon it took me about an hour to feed him or her but that turtle was a hoot . He lived with me for about 15 yrs and then it died, I cried like a baby when we buried the little one .
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