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General "Not so common" pets you own?

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Whether it's a rare breed of cat, dog, reptile or the stuff I personally have, feel free to share the uncommon pets you own currently! If you don't have anything uncommon,  which exotic pet would you like to have? 

As for me, I recently got into caring for young land snails and slugs. 

I currently own:

8 Prairie Rabdotus snails 

7 milk snails

7 leopard slugs

1 banana slug

Lemonade is my favorite so far. She is the best banana slug ever! Her species is indigenous to Washington state, Oregon and California.

Here is a video of her: Lemonade the Banana Slug

 

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so jealous of your snails! I've always wanted to keep some, the most interactions with snails I have right now is picking them off the tomato and corn plants :please:

I do raise chickens though! I guess that's considered unusual in other parts of the world (or just my country), but I live in a rural area so it's pretty common. Though a lot of people don't just raise them as pets, like i do. In terms of breeds I've got two americaunas, one silkie rooster, a prairie blue bell, a dark brahma hen and rooster, and a cuckoo maran who just had 5 chicks back in june. They're getting big, but still adorable! (and only one of them is a rooster, lucky us!)

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1 minute ago, PuddingPonyPal said:

@bubbleteapony Omg I love silkie chickens!!!!

They're just adorable! One of the chicks is either an ameracauna cross or a silkie cross because of her head tufts and leg feathers, I can't quite tell yet but I'm hoping silkie! :wub:

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I have a pet one-eyed field mouse that my cat brought home a few years ago. Due to it only being young at the time and having lost its sight in one eye, I ended up keeping and caring for it. It's about four years old now which is surprising considering that I was under the impression that they only lived for two to three years in captivity. But she is still going strong and looks really healthy. Lately, she likes to bite on the bars about two in the morning to get my attention.

Also, I have about four or five leopard slugs. Although they're not really pets. They just randomly appear on the kitchen floor late at night at this time of year. I sort of leave them be and just clean up after them in the morning. :P

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2 minutes ago, Treeglow Flicker said:

I have a pet one-eyed field mouse that my cat brought home a few years ago. Due to it only being young at the time and having lost its sight in one eye, I ended up keeping and caring for it. It's about four years old now which is surprising considering that I was under the impression that they only lived for two to three years in captivity. But she is still going strong and looks really healthy. Lately, she likes to bite on the bars about two in the morning to get my attention.

Also, I have about four or five leopard slugs. Although they're not really pets. They just randomly appear on the kitchen floor late at night at this time of year. I sort of leave them be and just clean up after them in the morning. :P

that's so cute! I used to take in injured garden snakes people found while they were mowing or doing yard work. Keep them until they were healed up, and then they get released back into the woods :BrightMacContent: 

We've got leopard slugs around here! I found a massive one under some old radishes I was digging up, nearly 6 inches long! Lucky for me (or unlucky for the garden crops) there's so many during slug season that I don't have to keep any around as pets 

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Those are some epic pets, well as for me I'd like a cobalt blue tarantula. Exotic and aggressive while very beautiful definitely. 

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On the other hand a less so exotic would be a fox as a pet they are adorable also a moose would be great. 

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@PuddingPonyPal Ooh awesome I like the pink bloom one too for same reason. They are very pretty tarantulas, however where I live keeping them as pets is not allowed same is true for most exotic pets. So a more realistic one would be a fox or maybe keep a lobster as a pet haha.

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I own three birds (2 pineapple cheek conures and 1 cockatiel).
I’ve had a bird since I was eight years old and I will always have one.

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Although common in my country, I know canary birds aren't the most common out there. I also had a pet chicken once but I suppose that's not the most uncommon thing~

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I've never really had exotic pets. The only thing that I'd consider "Exotic" was a small painted turtle I had as a pet when I was 7 or so.

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My family used to live with a pair of geese, male and female, that were already residents of a farm house we rented back in the day. They were the most fascinating animals I’ve ever met. We also had a Chameleon named Guido, and my parents had a snake named Snavely (which I’m happy to report was before my time!) There were other pets but these are the more unusual ones.

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