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I think that foxes are adorable, but I'm willing to bet they're not quite as friendly as Viva Pinata and Disney makes them out to be...then again, it's all about how you raise them, isn't it?

It depends. I'm not just speculating about their status as pets, though, I speak to a lot of people who own them. Some of it is nature and some of it is nurture, and it also has to do with things like how early the kits are pulled from their mother.

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No, they're red foxes. The project has been around for quite some time but they're not very easy to get ahold of.

 

Regular red foxes make decent pets, though, even if they aren't from the Russian experiment. They're easier than a lot of exotics but not for everyone, of course.

the same is true of Raccoons. They're odd and quirky, but can be domesticated reasonably well. But well.... they're still raccoons.

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I have a sick guinea pig. She is turning 3 this year.

 

My dad when he was a kid her had everything!!! You name it, he probably had it. He even had a wild ferret that would follow him back home when he left him in the woods because he had to leave the house to move here. Everyone of them has a story just PM me or ask me did he have a _______? What was______ story?

 

And as for the rat, well listen. The rat escaped his cage on a hot night when they had the windows open. He climbed on my dads face and my dad flicked him off and out the window. The next day he was frantically searching for his rat. And, then he saw a bloody living figure that looked like a rat. The rat died that day after my dad cleaned him off. Poor Rat sad.gif

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It was a wild ferret which knew how to hunt and it was aggressive to others and it hunted for food, my dad did not give it some.

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No disagree i do Exotic in their words mean not many people have them but they say ferrets are but not really i have a cute male ferret named max a millionair he has a gaint cagee he is so funny i love him

 

FROM ERAGON

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I'd love to get some sort of small snake someday. It's been on my to do list for a while now but the time has just never been right. Maybe once I'm out of grad school I'll look into it more seriously!

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Well, doesn't picking them up count as 'provoked'? o.O What makes a snake angry?

not if the snake reconizes you. though the things that can provoke it is putting your hand in its face, fast movements, and forcing it to do something. just different snakes different things.

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Do Sea-Monkeys count as exotic? XP

 

They died due to micro-nuclear fallout - English: They got microwaved.

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Are Sea monkeys even real?

I could never see them when I was little....

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Ugh ferrets are gross, and beleive it or not they are really vicious. Like pandas o.o

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Are Sea monkeys even real?

I could never see them when I was little....

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Ugh ferrets are gross, and beleive it or not they are really vicious. Like pandas o.o

Ferrets are only vicious if they don't like you. tongue.gif

 

Sea-monkeys are real, but small and semi-transparent. see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea-Monkeys

 

Yeah, they're a type of small (saltwater) shrimp.

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I would consider those to be aquatic bugs, ie fish-food. Thus they don't count as exotic or pets. tongue.gifwink.gif

They aren't bugs, but why can't bugs be exotic or pets?

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They aren't bugs, but why can't bugs be exotic or pets?

I was kidding. tongue.gif

 

Ever play with Wood Roaches? I've known people to keep them as pets. They're big enough to play with and it's fun watching them eat. smile.gif

 

Note: bug is not necessarily a synonym for insect. tongue.gif

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My uncle had hissing cock roachs they were freakin sweet biggrin.gif

 

I have two king cobras and a rattle snake, my family help with anti-venom research and produce it from time to time so I get bit a lot, and some times on purpose which freaks my friends out or has my parents getting called by my teacher when I was in school last year. xd.png some people say we're crazy I ain't crazy you jst don't have the balls to do what I do! 0.o Get some! XXDDD

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I have two king cobras and a rattle snake, my family help with anti-venom research and produce it from time to time so I get bit a lot, and some times on purpose which freaks my friends out

This is not true.

Antivenom is very, very expensive. Especially for exotic species. You'd be looking at at LEAST thousands of dollars per bite. Also, with every bite, there would still be serious medical problems.

I seriously doubt you have any venomous snakes, especially if you don't know these basic things about dealing with them.

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I know pretty enough about the snakes, I know the toxions in the venom which snakes have which toxions in them, what the toxions do if not treated, how fast they react, what part of the body the venom targets once bitten.

 

Plus I just said we milk the snakes our selves and my parents work at the hospital and treat venomous snake bites everyday. Their Freakin venom specialists!

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There are so few licensed professionals who milk and support hospitals with anti-venom, I somehow doubt that story as well. You said you had a black mamba too, which... speaks for itself =p

Edit: Unless you live in Africa or southern Asia-- don't know how many herpetologists they have there.

 

I'm okay with people having exotic, venomous snakes if (big if) they are licensed for it, treat the animals well, and contribute to research and education. I despise people who use them solely as bragging rights, especially since after the inevitable accidents that occur, all the snakes are usually destroyed. Same goes for other reptiles, spiders, insects, any exotic pet in general, etc.

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I know pretty enough about the snakes, I know the toxions in the venom which snakes have which toxions in them, what the toxions do if not treated, how fast they react, what part of the body the venom targets once bitten.

 

Plus I just said we milk the snakes our selves and my parents work at the hospital and treat venomous snake bites everyday. Their Freakin venom specialists!

No you don't.

Being bitten like that would result in serious medical problems in the best case, even with antivenom. If you knew about these snakes you would know this. Just a bite from either species would land you in the hospital, regardless of anything.

 

You have obviously never been bitten by a venomous snake before.

 

 

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The thing about venomous snakes is they give warning bites, they don't use their venom unless they fill they will die. I've recived more 'dry bites' as we call them then a bite where venom was injected.

 

I study snakes, true I don't knwo every thing but I know enough where I haven't died I know where to stop and go, I know how to hold the head and milk the snake properly, I'm not a noob to venomous snakes I've lived where they are every where. I can tell the difference between the snakes what speices is which, I've lived where the most venomous snake is, the Taipan in australia QueensLand in fact.

 

Nine my parents both have license

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Ha ha, the only person that owns a black mamba is Elle Driver. And she's fictional...

Those snakes are supposed to be extremely dangerous, not to mention FAST. And who actually would WANT to get bit by a poisonous snake? I mean, it's probably painful, and extremely dangerous. o.O

 

Sea monkeys. Heh, we used to feed them to our fish. I think. The name sounds familiar, anyway...

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Well it hurts for a second because your quick to pull the snake off.

 

Yeah they are fast just hope to god your faster, plus we don't take her out that much any way.

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Well it hurts for a second because your quick to pull the snake off.

 

Yeah they are fast just hope to god your faster, plus we don't take her out that much any way.

Spreading false info like this is dangerous, and a source for many accidents because people feel they are in control when they are not =/

 

To anyone who may not know a lot about snakes: NEVER assume you'll be fine if you get bitten by a venomous snake, never assume it was a dry bite, and always seek medical attention. Even if you feel fine or it's a snake you "know". Do not attempt to touch it in any way, you could be risking even more bites, though most let go within a second of making contact. I love snakes, and I think they deserve absolute respect and caution especially when dealing with the dangerous species.

 

I don't want to press this conversation any further though, there's a lot about this that's making me suspicious. The Elle Driver comment made me laugh though.

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I know I'm not in control I don't do it for the heck of it. It's for avatar because of the high rate of snake bites and low rate of anti-venom. Because a snakes teeth are curled back you push their jaw towards you and they'll come out. Leaving snake attached will kill you so it's not a good idea to keep the snake on just gives them the chance to pump more venom into you.

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