How many pets do you have?

Chinchillaville13

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15 Chinchillas, soon to be more as one of my Angora girls is due kits.
3 Snakes
1 Bengal cat
1 Northern Inuit dog
Nice! Do you breed chinchillas or just keep a zoo of them?

I'd intend on breeding and selling but wouldn't be able to let the fellers leave and would just need to make a chinchilla "exhibit" for my "zoo"
 

borwin98

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Nice! Do you breed chinchillas or just keep a zoo of them?

I'd intend on breeding and selling but wouldn't be able to let the fellers leave and would just need to make a chinchilla "exhibit" for my "zoo"
PLEASE, never breed or allow any of your pets to breed. There are too many animals without homes as it is.
 

Pixie1984

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Nice! Do you breed chinchillas or just keep a zoo of them?

I'd intend on breeding and selling but wouldn't be able to let the fellers leave and would just need to make a chinchilla "exhibit" for my "zoo"
Yes I breed them. My breeding males & females are all pedigreed show winners/show quality chins & pedigreed Royal Persian Angora chins. There’s a good demand for them in the UK & for importing/exporting throughout Europe when it comes to RPA’s & certain mutations, so most of my homes for them are already lined up for them before they’re born through my waiting list.
It is very hard to let them go though, if I’m honest I do sometimes hold back the ones I know will either do very well in shows or produce some fantastic kits...or even the ones I’ve developed a special bond with. One of my favourite hold backs was a little boy being bullied away from the nipple by his 3 siblings that I ended up helping out with top up feeds, he was a still is the sweetest, tamest guy I have. He’s 3 now & his favourite place is still sat up on my chest trying to tuck his chunkiness under my chin lol.
 

Chinchillaville13

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PLEASE, never breed or allow any of your pets to breed. There are too many animals without homes as it is.
I always try to rescue. I won't even go to PetSmart for a pet, no matter how long it takes to find a "used" or rescue critter.

My dad buys any of his dogs from breeders, and I love them no matter what, but if I ever got a dog to call my own it'd be a rescue or stray.

I suppose I worded that wrong. When I said that I'd intend on breeding, I meant that if I did breed I would never be able to sell and would end up keeping all my critters
 

Chinchillaville13

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Yes I breed them. My breeding males & females are all pedigreed show winners/show quality chins & pedigreed Royal Persian Angora chins. There’s a good demand for them in the UK & for importing/exporting throughout Europe when it comes to RPA’s & certain mutations, so most of my homes for them are already lined up for them before they’re born through my waiting list.
It is very hard to let them go though, if I’m honest I do sometimes hold back the ones I know will either do very well in shows or produce some fantastic kits...or even the ones I’ve developed a special bond with. One of my favourite hold backs was a little boy being bullied away from the nipple by his 3 siblings that I ended up helping out with top up feeds, he was a still is the sweetest, tamest guy I have. He’s 3 now & his favourite place is still sat up on my chest trying to tuck his chunkiness under my chin lol.
Nice! Hey, do you sell your Chins to anybody or do you have them fill out applications to make sure they'd care for them right? If you don't do applications, may I suggest you do? It'd be very reassuring knowing that your little floofers go to good homes
 

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One reason I did not get a cat is that in the garden there appear 6-7 stray cats and I give them some treats or food once in a while. The one I liked the most unfortunately stopped appearing. He looked delicate and sickly and probably got worse or was injured or kicked out during heat.

Had a funny hoarse mewing too


Sometimes I worry they might sneak in while the 2 chins are out of their cage and playing in the living room.
 

Im Hyung Soo

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I have two dogs, a border collie and a cairn terrier, three box turtles, a chinchilla, and a recently rescued dwarf hamster. Although i'm not entirely sure what kind of dwarf hamster he is.
 

Jawramik

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My roommate and I rescue animals. Between the two of us, we have 1 dog (Aussie cattle dog), 3 cats, 2 rats, 3 lizards (bearded dragon, crested gecko, and veiled chameleon), 1 snake (ball python), 4 pigeons, and 1 chinchilla. The rats and the chameleon might eventually go to new homes (we'll see on that, nothing is concrete yet). We're pretty close to capacity in our small 2-bedroom condo, so going forward we're going to need to put a little more effort into adopting out some of our rescues.

We share responsibility for all the animals, but the dog and one of the cats belong to my roommate and are very bonded to her, so those are definitely "hers" (she also had them both when she first moved in). The other two cats are very much bonded to me, so they're "mine" (one I've had for over 10 years, the other is a 1-year-old we got as a kitten a few months back). I've also taken on most of the responsibility for the chin, so she's more bonded to me, probably just because I've spent more time with her. The pigeons are mainly my roommate's. I like them and can care for them when she's out of town, but I don't have much experience with birds, so I'm not really comfortable handling them and taking them out when my roommate isn't around (though I'm getting better with that). We pretty much share responsibility for the reptiles. If/when one of us moves and we go our separate ways, we plan to split the animals up in whichever way makes the most sense at the time (who's most bonded to whom, what animals are allowed in any new lease/living situation, who has space for what, etc.). If she moved out tomorrow, I'd probably keep my two cats, the chin, the rats, the python, and maybe one or two of the lizards.....but who knows, that could very well change down the road.

I love our menagerie! It's a lot of work, but all our little critters give us so much fun, laughter, and joy. Fostering and adopting out is going to be hard for both of us, because we become attached very quickly, but ultimately it's about making sure the animals are happy and well cared for, whether that's with us or someone else.
 

Jawramik

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My roommate and I rescue animals. Between the two of us, we have 1 dog (Aussie cattle dog), 3 cats, 2 rats, 3 lizards (bearded dragon, crested gecko, and veiled chameleon), 1 snake (ball python), 4 pigeons, and 1 chinchilla. The rats and the chameleon might eventually go to new homes (we'll see on that, nothing is concrete yet). We're pretty close to capacity in our small 2-bedroom condo, so going forward we're going to need to put a little more effort into adopting out some of our rescues.

We share responsibility for all the animals, but the dog and one of the cats belong to my roommate and are very bonded to her, so those are definitely "hers" (she also had them both when she first moved in). The other two cats are very much bonded to me, so they're "mine" (one I've had for over 10 years, the other is a 1-year-old we got as a kitten a few months back). I've also taken on most of the responsibility for the chin, so she's more bonded to me, probably just because I've spent more time with her. The pigeons are mainly my roommate's. I like them and can care for them when she's out of town, but I don't have much experience with birds, so I'm not really comfortable handling them and taking them out when my roommate isn't around (though I'm getting better with that). We pretty much share responsibility for the reptiles. If/when one of us moves and we go our separate ways, we plan to split the animals up in whichever way makes the most sense at the time (who's most bonded to whom, what animals are allowed in any new lease/living situation, who has space for what, etc.). If she moved out tomorrow, I'd probably keep my two cats, the chin, the rats, the python, and maybe one or two of the lizards.....but who knows, that could very well change down the road.

I love our menagerie! It's a lot of work, but all our little critters give us so much fun, laughter, and joy. Fostering and adopting out is going to be hard for both of us, because we become attached very quickly, but ultimately it's about making sure the animals are happy and well cared for, whether that's with us or someone else.
Just found out that we're taking delivery of a Kenyan Sand Boa today. It's a species I've always been interested in keeping, so I'm super excited!
 

borwin98

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PLEASE, never breed or allow any of your pets to breed. There are too many animals without homes as it is.
I volunteered at a Humane Society. There was a special day set aside, once a week, to kill sick or unwanted animals. For almost every pet animal born, one has to die, there are only so many homes. and far too many animals. PLEASE, think before you breed animals.
 

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I have two mice Casper and Felix, a reeves turtle Lumio, a cockatiel Ari, 3 golden bell frog tadpoles and a chinchilla called Rose, (I want to get her a friend soon if I can find one). My Mum and I also share a budgie called Miep and a cat called Tika (we halve all expenses between us and share care of them).
I think that it depends on how much time you have to care for them and how much you have to afford expenses. The more pets you have, the more you have to divide your time between them to give them love and attention. On the other hand if you keep a lot of animals that are more observation only pets like reptiles and amphibians then you can probably get away with having a lot more of them, then say dogs which crave attention to thrive.

I am chronically ill so I am at home all day and have the time to give my pets attention. They are mostly my main hobby and I love taking care of them. They all get the biggest enclosures I can afford and have room for and I would never take on a pet that I did not have the room, time or money for.
Because I see a lot of animals in my country for sale that aren't taken care of properly, I am always tempted to rescue them and give them a good home. I used to keep guinea pigs for 17 years, and I always felt that I should keep owning them just so that I could rescue them. Most people keep them in a small hutch outside on the wrong diet with little to no attention whenever I rescued one they always looked so much better after a few weeks to a month on good food and exercise.
But when my last pair turned seven last year and passed away within a few weeks of each other, I had to be honest with myself that I didn't want to keep any more, and try to push away the guilt that I could be rescuing another pair and watching them thrive. I still feel guilty about this sometimes, but I try to tell myself that I can't rescue them all.
 

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I have two mice Casper and Felix, a reeves turtle Lumio, a cockatiel Ari, 3 golden bell frog tadpoles and a chinchilla called Rose, (I want to get her a friend soon if I can find one). My Mum and I also share a budgie called Miep and a cat called Tika (we halve all expenses between us and share care of them).
I think that it depends on how much time you have to care for them and how much you have to afford expenses. The more pets you have, the more you have to divide your time between them to give them love and attention. On the other hand if you keep a lot of animals that are more observation only pets like reptiles and amphibians then you can probably get away with having a lot more of them, then say dogs which crave attention to thrive.

I am chronically ill so I am at home all day and have the time to give my pets attention. They are mostly my main hobby and I love taking care of them. They all get the biggest enclosures I can afford and have room for and I would never take on a pet that I did not have the room, time or money for.
Because I see a lot of animals in my country for sale that aren't taken care of properly, I am always tempted to rescue them and give them a good home. I used to keep guinea pigs for 17 years, and I always felt that I should keep owning them just so that I could rescue them. Most people keep them in a small hutch outside on the wrong diet with little to no attention whenever I rescued one they always looked so much better after a few weeks to a month on good food and exercise.
But when my last pair turned seven last year and passed away within a few weeks of each other, I had to be honest with myself that I didn't want to keep any more, and try to push away the guilt that I could be rescuing another pair and watching them thrive. I still feel guilty about this sometimes, but I try to tell myself that I can't rescue them all.
Nice story. Nice collection, I can see how much you love them. Thanks for sharing.
 
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