Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog and Pet Fun > Cat and Pet Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-01-2010, 06:07 PM
MericoX's Avatar
MericoX MericoX is offline
Roos, Poos, & a Wog!
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: In depression
Posts: 5,235
Default Best small animal for me?

I've finally got the go ahead to get a small critter (from the boss, aka mom lol). I'm trying to find something that can be handled/tamed (maybe to ride around being held or on a shoulder - just for an example). I'm not a big fan of pets that you can just watch - like fish.

Mom's criteria is that it not have tails (like rats), and something that is not very escape prone. No bugs, no snakes, no spiders.

I'm leaning right now to a tortoise, or a gecko, or perhaps a beardie. If anyone could share some personal experiences, or other pets I am forgetting, please let me know! Thanks!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-01-2010, 06:19 PM
Giny's Avatar
Giny Giny is offline
:( only one :(
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Maine
Posts: 5,527
Default

Ooh, geckos!! No experience here, just find them cute. lol
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-01-2010, 10:11 PM
Xandra's Avatar
Xandra Xandra is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 3,780
Default

Bearded dragons are cool, and they feel so nice to hold
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-02-2010, 02:16 AM
Punkygirl0101's Avatar
Punkygirl0101 Punkygirl0101 is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: California
Posts: 4,107
Default

Leopard geckos are an excellent choice!

Tortoises require a lot of specialized care, and not really a good choice if its going to be your first reptile.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-02-2010, 06:49 AM
Brattina88 Brattina88 is offline
treehugging clicker freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: OH
Posts: 12,745
Default

Bearded dragon!!!!!! My brother has one, and she us so mellow an cool. There diet is not that hard once you get into the swing of things. The most expensive thing would be the initiall purchase price for the tank and heat lights and stuff. he got an adult rehome, babies are harder I think. Anyway, She'll hang out on your shirt all day if you'd let her
__________________

Maddie CGC .:. Cocker Spaniel .:. 12 y/o
Bailey CGC .:. Shetland Sheepdog .:. 5 y/o
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-02-2010, 06:56 AM
ravennr's Avatar
ravennr ravennr is offline
ಥ⌣ಥ
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Oakville, ON
Posts: 2,314
Default

If you're really interested in rats, there are tailless rats out there.
My ex was apprehensive about my rat fancy-ing for the same reason. Until I showed him what a tailless rat looks like. He realized they look plain weird really, though not ugly, and after meeting a few he didn't even mind the tail.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-02-2010, 09:06 AM
SisMorphine's Avatar
SisMorphine SisMorphine is offline
Your Mom
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,993
Default

I think your mom needs to open her mind to rats. They are AWESOME little creatures and the tail creepiness you get over REAL quick!
__________________

Oldham's Goddess of War CGC, PSA1, CL1-F "Teeny"
Connors' Baloo CGC, TT "Blue"
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-02-2010, 09:53 AM
Dekka's Avatar
Dekka Dekka is offline
Just try me..
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 19,232
Default

tailless rat? Rats are awesome pets. Kinda like little dogs in many ways. Smart, trainable, sociable and really quite cute once you get to know them.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-02-2010, 12:24 PM
Punkygirl0101's Avatar
Punkygirl0101 Punkygirl0101 is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: California
Posts: 4,107
Default

Manx rats, I used to have one! He looked like a mixture between a rat and Syrian hamster!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-02-2010, 12:28 PM
Doberluv's Avatar
Doberluv Doberluv is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: western Wa
Posts: 21,907
Default

I used to have rats and so did my kids. They make great little pets. They're snuggly, sociable and slow. They don't race around to get away like a hamster or mouse. They're laid back and love snuggling in the crook of your neck and under your hair if it hangs down past your shoulders they like to make that into a little cozy spot, sometimes nibbling or fiddling with your hair. The tail, your Mom would get use to. It's just a tail without all the hair. They're definitely smart and trainable....fun little animals and much more snuggly than a reptile. (jmo) I'm partial to mammals. Or birds. I had parakeets for years too. They're lots of fun.
__________________
"If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." -- Samuel Adams 1776





"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

Thomas Jefferson
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:43 PM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site