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Pet Ideas

PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:07 pm
by RagDoll
I really want a pet of some description, but I'm not sure what to get. Ideally, I'd like a dog, but it wouldn't be fair on it to leave it in the house on it's own all day (my boyfriend and I both work full-time and have pretty much 9-5 jobs) and I don't like cats.

I'd like something furry, cute and affectionate, but reasonably low-maintenance and inexpensive.

Perhaps my criteria is so specific it rules out pretty much everything... but does anybody have any suggestions?

Re: Pet Ideas

PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:09 pm
by captainf
I know my idea isnt a furry animal or anything, but what about a few gold fish? The tank may require cleaning every so often but you havent gotta worry about the fish being on their own all day etc.

Re: Pet Ideas

PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:12 pm
by RagDoll
Nah, I don't see the appeal of fish, I want something that will respond to me in someway, that I can touch etc. It's got to be a mammal! :)

Re: Pet Ideas

PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:14 pm
by Skarlet
My colleague has just a miniature lop eared bunny, and they are really cute. Keep in a cage indoors, and housetrained, they are really cute. They need some care, but might be better then a dog or cat.

Re: Pet Ideas

PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:14 pm
by Skarlet
Oh and rats, sounds odd, but they are brilliant intelligent pets.

Re: Pet Ideas

PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:15 pm
by peecee
I used to babysit for a hamster when a work colleague went on holiday! :P

The little git would sleep all day, and when I came home, it would wake up, want food (they feed from your hand) and walkies round the sitting room. It was such a cutie, but unfortunately died this year, at the grand old age of 3.

Re: Pet Ideas

PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:44 pm
by Bel Bel
I was going to suggest a rabbit too or a guinea pig

and you are now banned from joining the fish appreciation society I was going to start :P

Re: Pet Ideas

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:26 pm
by kerrie24
What is it you dont like about cats?
Just cos from what youve said,a cat seems perfect to me.Independant,loving,low maintenence etc.Not trying to change your mind, just curious.

Re: Pet Ideas

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:41 pm
by RagDoll
I just think a lot of them aren't affectionate - sometimes they are, but if they can't be bothered with you, they can't be bothered with you. They aren't generally loving like dogs. I just think there's something very sneaky/sly about them too, haha.

Re: Pet Ideas

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:45 pm
by kerrie24
Aww fair enough,but my two are lovely and as loyal as any dog but not as much hassle lol

Re: Pet Ideas

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:59 pm
by rufio89
Awr cats are lovely :)

http://tinyurl.com/nv7esx

How can you say that's sneaky???

Get a rat, they make really good pets.

Oooh actually I was in the pet shop and I saw a cool looking pet. They're called Degus (I think??)

x

Re: Pet Ideas

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:20 pm
by RagDoll
I can't see that image Rufio. I remember my Aunt's cat used to be hiding somewhere in their basement (they live in Canada) and you'd go down there knowing it was watching you from somewhere, but couldn't see it. They're definitely sneaky :P

The degus look cool though, I haven't heard of them before, but just googled it.

Re: Pet Ideas

PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:08 am
by Bel Bel
If you wnat something low maintenance it will be difficult to get something affectionate
A cat actually does fit your criteria better than anything but you don't want one so it's irrelevant

All small pets like rabbits, rats etc will not be affectionate and a dog as you say is not suitable as you are at work

maybe a parrott at leat it might be able to talk to you :lol:

Re: Pet Ideas

PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:48 pm
by captainf
Have you decided what you're going to get?

Re: Pet Ideas

PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:07 pm
by RagDoll
No, if I can't think of something which fits my criteria, then I won't get anything.

I am half toying with the idea of getting a hamster (I've had one before), but I'm not sure if I can be bothered with cleaning the cage etc. etc.