Strangest pet you or someone you know has owned?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by reveriereptile, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. reveriereptile

    reveriereptile Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Northern NY
    I'm curious at what types of strange pets other people own.

    The only strange ones I owned were a newt, African fat-tailed gecko (similar to the leopard gecko), prey mantis', wolf spiders I caught in the house, leopard moth (very pretty), sugar gliders, baby snapping turtle that was sick but didn't make it, and raised a blue jay that a cat killed the parents and knocked the nest out of the tree.

    The pets I know of other people owning would be my father-in-law's camels, lamas he use to have, fallow deer, and use to have ostriches. His brother has buffalo, wild boars (he had them before they became illegal so he can still have them but can't sale or give them away), use to have bobcats, and their sister has a miniture horse.

    Forgot to add that another woman I know has a pet piranha that was her sons. Had two but it ate the other one.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2009

  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    When I was in high school I had the strangest pet -- chickens!! However, that's not so bizarre around BYC. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Songster

    May 8, 2008
    we had llamas growing up. Got them to "foster" for a month after a area zoo closed. We had them for 6 months
    The younger had to be bottle fed. my mare was terrified of them and it took her a while to get used to them. But after she did they were friends and shared a pasture
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2009
  4. FunnyFarmer

    FunnyFarmer Songster

    Jul 20, 2008
    Efland, NC
    I saw on Craigslist yesterday that someone was looking for a new home for their stingrays......I never heard of anyone keeping stingrays!

  5. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Songster

    Sep 22, 2008
    Holly Grove, VA
    When I was a little girl I recall our neighbor having a squirrel as a pet. She rescued him from freezing to death on the side of the road. Once or twice she let me play with the squirrel (he was sweet and didn't bite) and I just thought it was the coolest pet. You don't see too many people these days with pet squirrels.

    All I could think of while posting this was the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory girl... "Daddy, I want a squirrel!"
  6. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    I owned a rat and named it Plague I saved it at the end of the school year from the science lab.
  7. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    my cousins grandmother had a tarantula and my dad had a skunk as a kid.

  8. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Songster

    Sep 24, 2008
    Newark, Ohio
    Hmmm where do i start!!
    Well....My very good friend used to resue exotic animals...and I dont mean exotic like "ferrets chinchillas and sugar gliders" I mean
    YES even a bear one time and his name was Tonka
    Ummm.. Lynx
    capuchin monkeys

    These were all rescued at one time or another and ALL have either passed from old age or been sent to a sancuary (sp). Some of the conditions these poor things came from was HORRIBLE. I was lucky to have gotten to know each of them and help them get better and live a better life!!
  9. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    I've had a grey squirrel, 2 raccoons, and a oposum....

  10. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    We had a nutria (coypu) She was the neatest pet. Really smart, loved to aggravate the dog. She escapted her pen one day and after that, she lived under the shed. She would come to the door every morning and cry for a biscuit. She loved to sit in your lap and get scratched. Really an amazing animal.

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