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Old 16.10.2011, 22:06
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Did you look at them? They're all fuzzy and cuddly even!


When I was young, living in California, we used to go out in the desert and catch lizards. Mother kept a big (HUGE!) fish tank set up as terrarium so we could keep our new reptile friends for a few days or a couple weeks, then we'd let them go again.

We had horned lizards a few times, this baby one is very cute.



Actually, most anything non-poisonous that you could imagine adventurous 10 - 14 yo kids being able to catch wound up in our terrarium at some point. Many of them are pictured here in "Mojave Brad" blog.

We were a bit less successful getting Chuckwallas as they have a trick they do to help escape predators - they get in small cracks between rocks then breathe in deep so they become wedged in there. Smart guys they are!




Are you very sure you don't want a lizard?
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Blue tongued lizard ?

Yeah, you know what? Thinking of it, I might be more of a cat person....
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Coconut, I already have a cat and she is with me since 12 years. Sadly, she doesn't have much time left.
Sorry to hear about your cat. As you have two young children personally I would suggest that you wait until they are older and you can then decide what pet might suit you best. If you anticipate moving again, please take this into consideration as it is not always possible to take a pet to the next destination.
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Sorry to hear about your cat. As you have two young children personally I would suggest that you wait until they are older and you can then decide what pet might suit you best. If you anticipate moving again, please take this into consideration as it is not always possible to take a pet to the next destination.
When it comes of the possibility of moving, I am very strict about all the family or nothing.

When I moved to Istanbul, I brought with me my 2 cats and my dog and I wouldn't have gone without them. Ever.

And having an other pet isn't for the kids but for me. Like I said, I grew up with cats and dogs my whole life, so I don't know if I can go without....

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Re: Ideas for family pet?

Nil,

Growing up, we had a pet rabbit - white, small, cute

Now my dad has two giant tortoises: he built a little area for them in his garden with a small pond, shelter, place to hide in the winter, and they even have their own lettuce plants - cute but crazy! They are hybernated now, probably until the spring.

If you live in an apartment, I'd personally go with the pet rabbit rather than the tortoises, hehehe!

Good luck!
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