Do any BYC members have a pet Penguin?

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by BadScorpio, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. BadScorpio

    BadScorpio Out Of The Brooder

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    I have always wanted a penguin since I was 8 years old (and read Mr Poppers Penguins). Now I'm 30 and I heard that a family in Japan had a pet penguin that goes to the market and returns with fish. (I guess it has a credit acount)

    Anyway I have never found any information for keeping a penguin as a pet and was wondering if anybody has.
     
  2. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No but a watched a really cute video on you tube! It was a penguin being tickled! Makes me laugh every time!
     
  3. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can...but the hoops are numerous. I only know of one heavily licensed individual who has some, but they run a USDA facility that is similar to a zoo. The aviary I worked at opted not to get any as they are expensive to buy, house, and feed, and have many requirements tha need to be met for their health.
     
  4. BadScorpio

    BadScorpio Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats what I thought. I was thinking of the south african penguins. They can tolerate some heat. Having a Emperor Penguin in Florida would be a logicistical nightmare.
     
  5. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. BadScorpio

    BadScorpio Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. Now I know what to do if I ever take a trip to Oregon.[​IMG]
     

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