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*Funny*Bunny*
03-02-2014, 02:49 PM
Are there certain pets you really really want and you know you will definitely have as soon as is possible? Are there any that you are really interested in having but not sure if you will? Are you always going to have rabbits? Do you make elaborate plans for future/dream pets like me? :oops:

OH and I were chatting about this the other day, and I have a lot of wants on my list :lol:

Firstly I want a dog, except two would be best just in case mine and OH shift patterns ever cross badly, so they'd have company. We'd also have to live in a big house with a big secure garden with a dog flap so they can choose to spend time in/out when they want!

Then I said I wouldn't mind getting a kitten too, but it'd be either cat or house rabbits (the house rabbits would have a picket fenced off area in our large open plan future dream home, dogs wouldn't be able to get in, but cats would) as I'd be too worried. OH said if we have an extra spare room we can have that as a full on bunny room, lino the floor, fill it as bunny dream-world! Then we can have a cat and bunnies as they're fully separate!

Next on my dream list are chinchillas! At least 2, but if I have room for a big enough set-up and there was a bigger group in rescue that would be awesome too!

Finally I summarised by saying that I wanted something unusual, like a couple of pigs or a couple of goats that are in a paddock attached to our garden via a gate :lol: OH said he wouldn't want anything like that, but he'd be cool with having a large chicken coop with chickens! So that's a future possibility!

Other pets I'd love to own but doubt I'll ever get a chance are a parrot (e.g. an african gray, or other big breed of parrot) and a reptile (perhaps a bearded dragon or two!)

Of course all this requires winning some money, or alternatively working extremely hard, picking up lots of extra hours and saving very very hard! I reckon I'm looking at 10 years time before I can start thinking of how to logistically house all these pets :lol: dogs, cat, rabbits, chinchillas and some chickens... sounds perfect! :lol:

I can't be the only crazy one on here who dreams of what pets I want one day and makes plans on how/when to do it all? I am a little bit obsessive about future planning :oops: even though I know plans often do not go to plan!

catherine09
03-02-2014, 02:54 PM
I'm the same. I eventually want a small holding with Pygmy goats, alpacas and probably a few ponies

My dream dogs would be an Australian Shepherd and a Novascotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Can't have cats as OH is allergic but I'd have a Ragdoll

I'm hoping one day this may be possible, it would have to involve me working part time/ not at all due to the care commitments (especially the working dogs)

Hopefully one day my aim of becoming a landlord might happen, and I can do the boarding full time and have all the above. Dreams :love:

Hele
03-02-2014, 02:55 PM
Erm, I'm in the process of adopting a dog... I already have 4 bunnies and 2 elderly hammies. I don't think you are crazy at all! :lol:

*Funny*Bunny*
03-02-2014, 03:05 PM
I'm the same. I eventually want a small holding with Pygmy goats, alpacas and probably a few ponies

My dream dogs would be an Australian Shepherd and a Novascotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Can't have cats as OH is allergic but I'd have a Ragdoll

I'm hoping one day this may be possible, it would have to involve me working part time/ not at all due to the care commitments (especially the working dogs)

Hopefully one day my aim of becoming a landlord might happen, and I can do the boarding full time and have all the above. Dreams :love:

I used to really want a horse, until I fell off one the summer before last, and I was very lucky to not have broken my back to be honest! I now don't trust that I'd be able to control something as large as a horse, so large dog is now the biggest I'll go! Although a large pig wouldn't go amiss :p


Erm, I'm in the process of adopting a dog... I already have 4 bunnies and 2 elderly hammies. I don't think you are crazy at all! :lol:

Awh I love dogs, I hope it all goes smoothly! Glad you don't think I'm crazy!! I'm sure a lot of people I know will think I'm crazy with all my dreams! I also have big career related dreams, and well the biggest and most unobtainable dream is that OH and I want to design our own home and have it built for us, Grand Designs style! Don't know if it will ever happen... but I know me well enough to know I won't stop dreaming of it and taking steps in that direction!

MissSherwood89
03-02-2014, 03:08 PM
Currently in the process of adopting another bunny :love:

I reeeeeeally (and I mean REALLY!) want a hamster! I'd have got one ages ago but 1) New bunny is priority and 2) our gerbils are in a huge bin cage & we don't have space for another one :(

When we eventually get our own place we definitely want kitties :love: I'd love to take our two with us but I highly doubt MIL would let us!

If we had enough land I've always wanted pygmy goats, I think they'd be hilarious! And some chickens and/or ducks.

And lots & lots of guinea pigs! I miss my two :(

Ironically, being a dog groomer, I actually DON'T want our own dog! :lol:

catherine09
03-02-2014, 03:08 PM
Mine wouldn't be riding horses - although I love riding I wouldn't want the commitment of having to ride a horse as I'd mainly be doing it on my own. I love riding on a hack every now and again with friends but I think if it was a daily thing on my own it would turn into a chore :oops:

I just want a couple of rescue Shetlands really :lol:

rainbow_sammie
03-02-2014, 03:20 PM
I'd love some chickens and piggies (not guinea pigs, actual piggies :lol:)

*Funny*Bunny*
03-02-2014, 03:21 PM
Currently in the process of adopting another bunny :love:

I reeeeeeally (and I mean REALLY!) want a hamster! I'd have got one ages ago but 1) New bunny is priority and 2) our gerbils are in a huge bin cage & we don't have space for another one :(

When we eventually get our own place we definitely want kitties :love: I'd love to take our two with us but I highly doubt MIL would let us!

If we had enough land I've always wanted pygmy goats, I think they'd be hilarious! And some chickens and/or ducks.

And lots & lots of guinea pigs! I miss my two :(

Ironically, being a dog groomer, I actually DON'T want our own dog! :lol:

That is strange! You probably get home after work and have had enough of dogs!

I had the same feelings about getting a hamster before I got Sid! I just wanted one so bad (had hamsters continuously from about 7 years old until I was nearly 18, so after 4 years without one I decided I NEEDED one!), and I'm so lucky with my lovely Sid, he was a RSPCA hammy :love:


Mine wouldn't be riding horses - although I love riding I wouldn't want the commitment of having to ride a horse as I'd mainly be doing it on my own. I love riding on a hack every now and again with friends but I think if it was a daily thing on my own it would turn into a chore :oops:

I just want a couple of rescue Shetlands really :lol:

I love shetlands :love: maybe I'd be able to handle a shetland! It's not just riding, it's the leading such a big animal between stable and paddock and other manoeuvring, I'd be too worried now of losing control :oops:

Loosy
03-02-2014, 03:22 PM
I'd really like some rats, and I will get some as soon as I get my own place. My mum is scared of them so I can't have them while I'm at home!

I'll probably always have cats and rabbits, I've only had tiny buns so far so I'd quite like a giant at some point, but I'll probably just see what's available in rescues at the time I'm looking.

I have a list of pet names I'd like to use, but I never end up using them because when I get a new pet they don't suit any of my favourite names :lol: I'll get to use them at some point.

*Funny*Bunny*
03-02-2014, 03:23 PM
I'd love some chickens and piggies (not guinea pigs, actual piggies :lol:)

Chickens definitely seem popular!! I don't know anyone, even on here, who has a pig! It would be awesome to see pictures of pet/rescued pigs!

*Funny*Bunny*
03-02-2014, 03:28 PM
I'd really like some rats, and I will get some as soon as I get my own place. My mum is scared of them so I can't have them while I'm at home!

I'll probably always have cats and rabbits, I've only had tiny buns so far so I'd quite like a giant at some point, but I'll probably just see what's available in rescues at the time I'm looking.

I have a list of pet names I'd like to use, but I never end up using them because when I get a new pet they don't suit any of my favourite names :lol: I'll get to use them at some point.

Rats are lovely :love: I actually hope that when I have kids that they ask for rats when they're older, just so I can have some :lol:

I really hope I can always have rabbits, I'd love a giant too, but they have such short lifespans I may go for a large cross breed to avoid the life-shortening breed problems

OH and I like very different pet names, I like human names, he likes "animal" names! He says he would have called Lilly Lilly, but Harvey is a silly name for a rabbit :lol:

susie bun
03-02-2014, 03:28 PM
I would like always to have at least one bunny in my life. :love: I'm not really into cats, am slightly afraid of dogs, and although I am fond of other small furries and birds I would always prefer a rabbit.

Ellasyn
03-02-2014, 03:42 PM
I already have quite a zoo in my house, and we are looking at somewhere with enough space for me to have even larger accommodation for these, but I would love an aviary with canarys and zebra finch, and my OH would love to have chickens. I have discussed with him the possibility of doing a small scale rat/mouse/hamster rescue as there seems to be very little in the small rodent area locally, yet so many advertised free/ used for snake food.

One day I will manage to have a nice welsh c or d pony of high level show standard, preferably entire, definitely not a mare, and show/compete regularly with him.

MissSherwood89
03-02-2014, 03:44 PM
That is strange! You probably get home after work and have had enough of dogs!

I had the same feelings about getting a hamster before I got Sid! I just wanted one so bad (had hamsters continuously from about 7 years old until I was nearly 18, so after 4 years without one I decided I NEEDED one!), and I'm so lucky with my lovely Sid, he was a RSPCA hammy :love

I think every groomer I know has at least one (my old boss has 7 :shock:) and I love our Bella (MIL's dog) but I am most definitely a cat/bunny person!

I forgot ratties, I had a couple as a teenager and they were awesome :love: so I'd love to have them again.

Fellie
03-02-2014, 03:52 PM
I'd love some chickens and piggies (not guinea pigs, actual piggies :lol:)

This is my dream too - chickens and pigs :love::D

And maybe some miniture horses too...and a goat or two - and definitely a couple of hairy coos :love::love::love:

*Funny*Bunny*
03-02-2014, 03:56 PM
I would like always to have at least one bunny in my life. :love: I'm not really into cats, am slightly afraid of dogs, and although I am fond of other small furries and birds I would always prefer a rabbit.

Rabbits are definitely awesome :p


I already have quite a zoo in my house, and we are looking at somewhere with enough space for me to have even larger accommodation for these, but I would love an aviary with canarys and zebra finch, and my OH would love to have chickens. I have discussed with him the possibility of doing a small scale rat/mouse/hamster rescue as there seems to be very little in the small rodent area locally, yet so many advertised free/ used for snake food.

One day I will manage to have a nice welsh c or d pony of high level show standard, preferably entire, definitely not a mare, and show/compete regularly with him.

An aviary would be lovely, I think I'd really enjoy listening to birds in an aviary :love: I found that when I was looking to rescue my hamster there were no small animal rescues around at all, which is where I wanted to go ideally, in the end I realised the RSPCA happened to have loads of hamster in so I went and had a look at them, there was only one little boy though, but I'm not fussy, just wanted to give one a home! It would be really lovely if you ever manage to run a small animal rescue, I bet it will be really rewarding work!

*Funny*Bunny*
03-02-2014, 03:56 PM
This is my dream too - chickens and pigs :love::D

And maybe some miniture horses too...and a goat or two - and definitely a couple of hairy coos :love::love::love:

I'm so glad other people have pet dreams like me too! :lol:

Willowsmum
03-02-2014, 04:05 PM
Belgian hares :love::love: I dream of owning 2 begins hares :love:

I'd also love another dog (my choice this time :lol:) but I'm not sure because of Burt plus I think it would send the cats into a nervous breakdown :lol:

*Funny*Bunny*
03-02-2014, 04:08 PM
Belgian hares :love::love: I dream of owning 2 begins hares :love:

I'd also love another dog (my choice this time :lol:) but I'm not sure because of Burt plus I think it would send the cats into a nervous breakdown :lol:

I think this is my biggest dilemma, how to have all the pets I want and have them living in harmony with no upset on behalf of anyone! As a child we got a rabbit when our labrador was young and they used to curl up and sleep together :love: I wish I could have all my pets and they'd happily do this (when closely supervised of course!)!

Angie B
03-02-2014, 04:23 PM
My dream pet is an African Grey Parrot :love: absolutely love them, they are so intelligent and beautiful and, if brought up properly, very friendly.

As they are so darned expensive however I doubt I'll ever have one.

I'll settle for having budgies instead :lol:

I hope to always have a bunny as they are so cute!

The children would like a dog but it's unlikely as we have rabbits and yes I know they could live together in harmony but the children don't so that's my excuse of not having one ... mwhahahaha

I like fish, but coldwater tropical I think as opposed to goldfish but on saying that some goldfish breeds are stunning.

I've kinda got a horse :thumb: which I've wanted for years. I used to have one before I was married but sold him due to not having the time for him really (working full time then children came along after we got married) so it wouldn't have been fair to keep him for weekends only. However, we now loan a pony for my daughter, so all the bills are ours (deep joy) and we have to muck out/look after her etc which isn't really a problem. I have one too but he's free :thumb: as the woman who actually pays all his bills etc rarely rides so I ride him for her and brush him too, but don't have to pay anything for him and don't have to muck out either! It's great! :thumb: I took him out for a hack in the woods this morning in fact and it was lovely :love: and it's fab at the weekends when the weather's kind for my daughter and I to both go out together, on horseback. We have had some wicked races; full speed gallops through fields! My daughter's only 10 too :shock: but she absolutely loves riding out and enjoys jumping too :love:

happybun
03-02-2014, 04:26 PM
when my four buns are gone, there will be no more bunnies for me.
i used to long for a little dog (westie) but having the buns has taught me not to want that any more.

syrian hamsters. big. hairy. characterful. one at a time. that's my pet future. luxury accommodation. someone on here is a hamster expert... i need to remember who...

Rosie42
03-02-2014, 05:33 PM
I don't have bunnies at the moment but would love a couple more when I moved out of my parents' house. I would also love some rats, as these aren't an option at the moment due my lovely big ginger cat being a major rat hunter :( I would also like guinea pigs and regular pigs and I would love to rescue a turkey. I have chickens but I'd like to live somewhere where I could have a cockerel or two as there are so many looking for homes :( I think that I always plan to have cats, although not as soon as I move out, probably more when I've settled down a bit more.

In an ideal world I would love a Leonberger or Newfoundland and possibly an English Bull Terrier, but I'm too lazy for a dog in reality, so I don't ever see it happening.

For all you people wanting chickens, I wanted to show you that they can easily fit in a back garden. I have four at the moment (one from a breeder, one ex-battery hen and two rescued 'posh birds') and I adore them. I've had chooks for nearly six years now and honestly had no idea how much joy they would bring to my life :D They can be a lot of hard work, especially when they get ill, but I wouldn't change them for the world.

Vivien (my ex-batt) and Tilly (my posh breeder bird)
http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae218/Pioneer_to_the_falls/Facebook/Chook%20integration%20Nov%202013/1480488_10153565390305533_1174732130_n.jpg (http://s973.photobucket.com/user/Pioneer_to_the_falls/media/Facebook/Chook%20integration%20Nov%202013/1480488_10153565390305533_1174732130_n.jpg.html)

The 'newbies', Dot and Elsie (rescued a couple of months ago from free ads)
http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae218/Pioneer_to_the_falls/Mobile%20Uploads/20140202_105256_zps7haklnj7.jpg (http://s973.photobucket.com/user/Pioneer_to_the_falls/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140202_105256_zps7haklnj7.jpg.html)

Oompa-Loompa
03-02-2014, 05:40 PM
A Ragdoll cat and a dog. As far as dog breeds go I really want a Golden Retriever...they're so lovely :love: Though realistically I think a smaller dog would be ideal. Maybe a cocker spaniel :)

I don't see myself getting more rabbits until I've got my own house with a garden etc.

Zoobec
03-02-2014, 05:41 PM
Chickens definitely seem popular!! I don't know anyone, even on here, who has a pig! It would be awesome to see pictures of pet/rescued pigs!

I'm not sure but I think halfpenny has a pig or more :? I've got 3 chickens and 2 goats amongst my menagerie, they wander around together in a little gang :love: the goats are hilarious I love to watch them playing. They're very mischievous :lol: my oh says it looks like a farm :lol: daughter wanted a parrot but OH said no more pets :lol: I think he's probably right we don't need any more pets :oops:

chloemurray
03-02-2014, 05:52 PM
I used to want all sorts of pets, but since moving away to be at uni and taking the bunnies with me, it's made me realise that I need to be more realistic about money/time etc. I've also realised that during the next 5 years or so I'll have so much going on, and I also have a list of places I want to travel to so getting loads of pets just wouldn't be practical. All my bunnies are aged 4 and under as well, so potentially have long lives ahead of them anyway. I wouldn't want to compromise on their care by getting more animals :) I think I'll probably get one more bunny, to be a husbun for Wotsit, and after that I think I'd just like a dog of my own in a few years time. My parents have three dogs so wouldn't mind dog sitting for me if/when I go on holiday :)

My 12 year old brother has three guinea pigs though, and I'm pretty sure he'll get to an age soon where he's not fussed about them anymore... they'll be passed onto me :roll:

Angie65
03-02-2014, 06:43 PM
I said no more pets, but now I'm buying a house with a substantial garden. I'm thinking maybe a couple of ex battery hens. I will have to do some research first though.

I have a dog now, although he's not the breed I would've picked, he is pretty awesome:love: I'm wanting to do a dog flap I think into my new garden. Just for the days when he's not at my sister's. Blokie wants another dog to go with him, but I think we got lucky with Marts tbh. I don't want another dog destroying that:oops::lol:

My new house has a stable. My horse - I would LOVE to move him, but he's old, settled & has friends. I can't move him now to live alone. :love: He'll only be 10 miles away so not a big deal

dumblepaws
03-02-2014, 06:57 PM
I'm still really in love with my bunnies. Only had them 3months but loving every minute

I'd love a baby polar bear or Siberian tiger if I could give it hormone suppressants and keep it cute and little and harmless all it's life. Was inspired by the movie spy kids 3 on this - but get it's totally unethical and unrealistic.

Charlotte_Jordanna
03-02-2014, 07:01 PM
I want a border collie. I've grown up with them and they're beautiful dogs. That's my main goal in life, not to have kids but to rescue a border collie or two :lol:
I'd also like guinea pigs when we move somewhere bigger. I'd like a cat too. :D

Bailey's
03-02-2014, 07:04 PM
I'm currently on the hunt for 2 siamese cats!:love: I'm so jealous of Chul! :lol:
I have been promising myself another 2 siamese for ages but we are only just in a position to get them now. I've grown up with siamese and have had siamese crosses in the past. But, I can't get my head around going to a breeder so I'm currently on the look out for any needing rehoming, few and far between I know :(

If anyone knows of any siamese/orientals needing a loving new home please let me know:wave:

Lea-Anne
03-02-2014, 07:11 PM
I will always have a gsd, they are just :love::love::love:

I will always have rabbits too. They are an addiction I will never be able to give up. :)

I would love a maine coon cat but no chance really as my husband is allergic to cats. :(

iggyperdyandme
03-02-2014, 08:01 PM
I would love a kitten! At the moment I dont have the time to commit to a kitten but maybe in a couple of years. :) I was reading online that Bath cats and dogs always have kittens in over the summer months too.

And Silly as it is, i would love another black bunny like Iggy was but I think its still too soon :cry: . I have a bonded pair at the moment and dont really have the space for more bunnies indoors too. And Walter has totally taken over our house, mainly used for running about at top speed! :lol:

Hele
03-02-2014, 08:07 PM
I would love a kitten! At the moment I dont have the time to commit to a kitten but maybe in a couple of years. :) I was reading online that Bath cats and dogs always have kittens in over the summer months too.

And Silly as it is, i would love another black bunny like Iggy was but I think its still too soon :cry: . I have a bonded pair at the moment and dont really have the space for more bunnies indoors too. And Walter has totally taken over our house, mainly used for running about at top speed! :lol:

Most rescues will have kittens over the summer... I used to work in a cat rescue and we were inundated throughout 'kitten season' it was wonderful and reeeaallllyyy hard work! :lol:

On the other hand the hand reared kittens were always amazing little chaps :love::love::love: I had my own foster hand rears at one point, broke my heart to give them back!

It's amazing how many people just simply do not seem to understand that an unspayed female let out to roam will end up pregnant! :roll: One guy actually blamed the cat! :shock::roll:

iggyperdyandme
03-02-2014, 08:22 PM
Most rescues will have kittens over the summer... I used to work in a cat rescue and we were inundated throughout 'kitten season' it was wonderful and reeeaallllyyy hard work! :lol:

On the other hand the hand reared kittens were always amazing little chaps :love::love::love: I had my own foster hand rears at one point, broke my heart to give them back!

It's amazing how many people just simply do not seem to understand that an unspayed female let out to roam will end up pregnant! :roll: One guy actually blamed the cat! :shock::roll:

Poor Cat! We had a couple of rescue tabbies when i was a child and they were awesome! One of them was hand reared and was the friendliest little soul!:D I think there is something wonderfully charming about a tabby! Both my bunnies are cross bred sort of lionleads /lop/nethie/general rabbit.

We also live close to a bigish road which would worry me BUT we are hopefully moving in the next year and then it might be a better option.

*Funny*Bunny*
03-02-2014, 08:47 PM
Wow so many animal dreams! I'm glad I'm not the only one who seriously consider which animals I'd like and what I'd need to make it possible!

I hope everyone manages to get in the position where they can home as many of their dream animals as possible! I think OH and I will maybe get chinchillas in about 4-5 years time, dogs maybe in 10 years time, the rest will have to fit in around those (and my rabbits) and depending on our financial/home situation!

Sounds ages away, but I'm beginning to get used to the fact that the older I get, the faster time speeds up, so it's not going to feel too long I hope :lol:

Sarah1989
03-02-2014, 09:29 PM
I'd love an Arabian stallion, palomino colour :love: I haven't ridden since I was 17, but I used I ride regularly as a child and young teenager. I used to want a retic and a burm too (pythons) but got a little tired of the snake world recently. I'd also like a Conti & a duckling :love:


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tulsi
03-02-2014, 10:11 PM
I want a massive set up for my six rabbits and a really big shed/run for the guinea pigs. I would like a run for Harvest hamster to exercise in.

It would be great to have a couple more rabbits (belgian hares) and some ducks, perhaps our (gorgeous) collie could learn to herd them ...

I would love a cocker spaniel, a poodle, a keeshond and a couple of cats ...

Most of those animals will probably just remain on the wish list but you never know.

Never say never!!!

Sarah1989
03-02-2014, 10:19 PM
I want a massive set up for my six rabbits and a really big shed/run for the guinea pigs. I would like a run for Harvest hamster to exercise in.

It would be great to have a couple more rabbits (belgian hares) and some ducks, perhaps our (gorgeous) collie could learn to herd them ...

I would love a cocker spaniel, a poodle, a keeshond and a couple of cats ...

Most of those animals will probably just remain on the wish list but you never know.

Never say never!!!

I thought you were adopting two Belgian hares? :? Am I going completely loopy?


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Snowytoshi
04-02-2014, 12:37 AM
I want two greyhounds or whippets :love: Probably wouldn't work so well with free-range house rabbits, but I can dream...

tulsi
04-02-2014, 10:58 AM
I thought you were adopting two Belgian hares? :? Am I going completely loopy?


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No, you aren't going loopy! I had reserved two bh x rex but only mum is spayed. Son cant be done til end of feb. I want to pick them up once he has been done (my vet costs 80.00 to neuter a boy) but they arent up for reserving them for that long as they want the space so I am praying that they will still be there at the end of the month ...

Sarah1989
04-02-2014, 11:03 AM
Ah! In that case, fingers crossed for you! I think it would be harsh if they let someone else take them when they agreed with you and they'll go at the end of this month to you anyway. I do realise the pressures rescues are under, I'm not critisizing at all, they do a wonderful job, but I do think it would be harsh of them to let someone else take them when they know about you.


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tulsi
04-02-2014, 11:21 AM
Ah! In that case, fingers crossed for you! I think it would be harsh if they let someone else take them when they agreed with you and they'll go at the end of this month to you anyway. I do realise the pressures rescues are under, I'm not critisizing at all, they do a wonderful job, but I do think it would be harsh of them to let someone else take them when they know about you.


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To be fair to them they wanted me to take them at the end of Jan. and bring the boy back to be neutered or have him done at my own vet. I wanted to leave it cos it would be expensive for me, either in time (is a six hour round trip) and petrol or in neutering costs.

Dawson
04-02-2014, 11:31 AM
Well soon I will get a husbun for my girl :) I actually dreamed that I woke up and there was a neutered male bunny in the puppy pen and they were grooming each other and they were all lovely but I was in panick! Then they turned into hammies and escaped :shock:

Then there are some dreams/plans/realistic/unrealistic.

Dogs
I am definitely going to have dogs as soon as possible in my life.
I'm thinking of either one or 2 max at the same time, but will continue to have them until I'm too old myself to take care of them.
Its not possible right now because I work fulltime and am in a single household and planning on going to uni soon and then go to a foreign country for a year as well (for uni).
My boyfriend is a real fan of husky's, saarloze wolfshond etc. I am a fan of big dogs: Tibetan Mastiff (my father has one she won prices), newfoundlander, Berner Sennen, Leonberger, St bernard etc. I do love labradors though!

Raccoons
I really want a raccoon and my boyfriend promised to pay for it (someday in a very far future) but i don't know how realistic it is and so I am not sure if this plan will ever go through as they are really bad pets, destroyers, turn aggressive etc, they are just so adorable :love:

Anteaters
I am not entirely sure if its legal to have one and I'm not planning on moving to the USA. But they have a cute factor:love:

Hamsters
I definitely see a potential here as I have had hammies before. I had them in my bedroom and refuse to do that ever again! So only if I live alone or have my own house. In such a case I would want to build a huge complex with lots of toys etc. Where I would enjoy seeing the "cage" and the hamster inside of it.

Pigs
I kind of like those mini pigs but have read stories about them becoming huge. I like pigs they are very smart however I'm not sure if I can have a pig and still eat pork, so I think I would have to become a vegetarian first. Also not very realistic until I have my own house.

Farm animals
I kind of have this dream of having cows and sheep and horses etc :D
But I would have to have lots of land and live in the middle of nowhere first and make myself knowledgeable on these animals.
Also I must have the type of job where I will be able to take care of them. I'd also have to find someone willing to look after them when I'm on vacation. I would only get horses if I'm extremely rich and for some reason don't have to work for my money so that I have time to take care of them :lol:

Rabbits
I think I will stick to indoor rabbits which brings extra difficulties. I am not so sure if I continue on having rabbits in the future:roll:

Jacqueline122
04-02-2014, 11:59 AM
Currently my husband and I live with my parents with our rabbit & dog. We moved out of a private let flat to save for a deposit. We're buying a house this spring. I always wanted to get another dog but living with my parents dog I've realised my dog is far to jealous & it's not fair on her having to share me with another dog :lol:

I want to get two or three guinea pigs (kept away from bunny) and a friend for my bun once we have more space. Hopefully by the end of the year I'll have everything sorted!

William
04-02-2014, 01:17 PM
Too many to list! I want to have a farm/zoo of all sorts of domestics and exotics :D I also want to rehab wildlife and have a rescue so a farm/zoo/rehab center/rescue mixture:lol: And maybe open my zoo to the public and be like DeYoung zoo or Chasing Tail :love: If only I were rich and could do this now!


Well soon I will get a husbun for my girl :) I actually dreamed that I woke up and there was a neutered male bunny in the puppy pen and they were grooming each other and they were all lovely but I was in panick! Then they turned into hammies and escaped :shock:

Then there are some dreams/plans/realistic/unrealistic.

Dogs
I am definitely going to have dogs as soon as possible in my life.
I'm thinking of either one or 2 max at the same time, but will continue to have them until I'm too old myself to take care of them.
Its not possible right now because I work fulltime and am in a single household and planning on going to uni soon and then go to a foreign country for a year as well (for uni).
My boyfriend is a real fan of husky's, saarloze wolfshond etc. I am a fan of big dogs: Tibetan Mastiff (my father has one she won prices), newfoundlander, Berner Sennen, Leonberger, St bernard etc. I do love labradors though!

Raccoons
I really want a raccoon and my boyfriend promised to pay for it (someday in a very far future) but i don't know how realistic it is and so I am not sure if this plan will ever go through as they are really bad pets, destroyers, turn aggressive etc, they are just so adorable :love:

Anteaters
I am not entirely sure if its legal to have one and I'm not planning on moving to the USA. But they have a cute factor:love:

Hamsters
I definitely see a potential here as I have had hammies before. I had them in my bedroom and refuse to do that ever again! So only if I live alone or have my own house. In such a case I would want to build a huge complex with lots of toys etc. Where I would enjoy seeing the "cage" and the hamster inside of it.

Pigs
I kind of like those mini pigs but have read stories about them becoming huge. I like pigs they are very smart however I'm not sure if I can have a pig and still eat pork, so I think I would have to become a vegetarian first. Also not very realistic until I have my own house.

Farm animals
I kind of have this dream of having cows and sheep and horses etc :D
But I would have to have lots of land and live in the middle of nowhere first and make myself knowledgeable on these animals.
Also I must have the type of job where I will be able to take care of them. I'd also have to find someone willing to look after them when I'm on vacation. I would only get horses if I'm extremely rich and for some reason don't have to work for my money so that I have time to take care of them :lol:

Rabbits
I think I will stick to indoor rabbits which brings extra difficulties. I am not so sure if I continue on having rabbits in the future:roll:

Raccoons aren't bad pets exactly - they're bad pets for the wrong people. Just as rabbits or cats or anything animal can be a bad pet for the wrong person.

They don't all turn aggressive. As long as they're neutered they probably won't be but yeah aggression is something you have to be aware of and be willing to tolerate.

Aggression is also something that any pet owner might have to deal with, I mean I have very affectionate ducks that randomly get into 'aggressive zones' occasionally (maybe for 10 minutes total everyday). They can't hear me when they're in this zone and I always have bruises and cuts from them biting me (my mom says anyone that didn't know might think I've been abused :lol:) so aggression isn't something that only occurs in exotics.

Destruction - yeah this is true :lol: But they should have an outdoor enclosure that they're put in when you can't supervise so that should keep destruction to a minimum. They should spend time indoors with you too so some raccoon-proof rooms are necessary.

Anteaters - I don't know of any British anteater owners but I'm sure they're legal in the UK, most exotics are. At the most you might need a DWA license. The USA is actually a horrible country for exotic owners, it's a pet peeve of mine that people seem to think the opposite just because of stupid tv shows. A couple of states are good (like mine:love:) but most aren't. Some Americans actually want to move to the UK to have the exotics they want, that's how bad it is. It's the worst thing about America imo.

Mini Pigs - they're a cross breed pig that's made up of small breeds like julianas, pot bellies, kune kunes, mini mulefoots, etc so you just need to make sure you buy from a reputable breeder that is really breeding mini pigs as opposed to a larger breed.

Sorry if this seems like nit picking, it isn't meant to be! :D