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    Pets for college


    Whats up guys? Lookin to get a pet for college. Im wanting something other than a bird, fish, rodent. I have been looking into getting some type of cat and making it badass, not a wuss. and i have also been looking at bearded dragons.


    what would yall/have yall had as pets?

    I live in an apartment if that helps.
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    A snake, i've got 2 ball pythons, if you play with them enough they're as friendly as any animal out there. My oldest one recognizes my voice, and will come to me when i let him out in the yard.
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    I went the lame route with fish. Had one of the real tiny sharks, in fact several as they all died within a couple of days. I say Iguana, funky little buggers
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    yeah we also looked into chameleons. I think if i went reptile route though it would be a bearded dragon. Im not a fan of snakes really. Im mainly interested in a lap cat that is pretty matienence free. do yall know anyone who has had one in an apartment just fine?
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    If you get an indoor cat, just make sure that you take care of the nails, otherwise you can go through a lot of decorative stuff awfully fast.

    Most people I know who have had one in an apartment have been ok, as long as your landlord is cool with it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper329 View Post
    If you get an indoor cat, just make sure that you take care of the nails, otherwise you can go through a lot of decorative stuff awfully fast.

    Most people I know who have had one in an apartment have been ok, as long as your landlord is cool with it
    yeah it would be strictly indoor. do yall have an idea of how much shots, vet appointments, ect are? I have no clue as im a newbie pet owner
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    get a shih tzu

    lizards are cool too, I had an iguana when I was a kid but I didn't take good care of it and it died, but a kid down the street had one that lived awhile and got absolutely huge. Hope you are ok with all the hurricane ike stuff going on
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    Go with a cat for sure. Cool pets and easy to maintain overall. They basically care for themselves for the most part. The perfect set-up for the college student.

    Well........the bearded dragon does sound cool though, lol.

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    I had a chinchilla in my dorm. Still have him actually.
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    Dwarf hamsters rock. I got 2.. boy and a girl.. Girl's a bit<h.

    but yeah, I agree with T1, go for the cat!
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    get a lion cub......thats a nice lil kitty.

    Hope you guys are ok from the hurricane. We got hit by the winds, 84 out of 88 counties in ohio are in a state of emergency. most places still dont have power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasLifter89 View Post
    I have been looking into getting some type of cat and making it badass, not a wuss.
    hrm... methinks you want my cat. but i'm not trading him

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    Quote Originally Posted by suncloud View Post
    hrm... methinks you want my cat. but i'm not trading him

    haha badass. yeah man i want one
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    Cats are the ****. Very self-sufficient, and hilarious in an a-hole way.
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    what kind of cat is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozarkaBRAND View Post
    Dwarf hamsters rock. I got 2.. boy and a girl.. Girl's a bit<h.

    but yeah, I agree with T1, go for the cat!

    I agree, my dwarf hamster is awesome!!! Mocha!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrchristian View Post
    I agree, my dwarf hamster is awesome!!! Mocha!!!
    i used ot have 2 gerbils named mylo and skittles
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasLifter89 View Post
    what kind of cat is that?
    some tabby i picked up at the animal shelter. i was volunteering there for about 8 months, and he was there from the day i got there, till 8 months later. i felt so bad for him, because i think he scared everyone, so i took him home. 14 pounds of coolness.

    he follows me and the kids on walks - usually about 1/2 a mile from the house and all the way back. the scary thing about him is when he yawns, you can hear his teeth click when his jaw closes. but the kids love him, so its all good.

    here's a pic of him next to my son when he was still wearing twozies, and a picture of the beasts teeth...


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    My girlfriend and I have a tiny toy chihuahua. I got it when it was six weeks old. now it is about 5 months old or so. I trained it to pee and poop on pet diapers (mats)(the things you lay on the ground so they can use the restroom...forgot what they are called.) I have an 8 to 5 job, she stays in her room all day and uses the restroom no where else but on the pet mat. She is a great lil dog. She takes care of her self all day, we just leave food out for her and she'll eat throughout the day.

    I am not a big fan of cats. I dont like cat hair all over the place, especially on my furniture, clothes and etc. but they are good pets, they do take well care of themselves .....and you dont have to shower them, vs a dog, you do. (There's another plus)

    As far as shots, they (cat, dog) have to get about 4 to 5shots throughout the first year. Every visit is about 45 dollars and plus the shots. Then, there is the rabi shot, which is a little more expensive. Then if you dont want them to breed, thats another expense. (all this is what we have to go through with my lil chihuahua).

    If you have time to train a dog, I'd say get a dog if not a cat or a lizzard or something.

    You should get a parrot, that way, you have some to talk to when you are up late studying....just a thought.
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    yes, a parrot. you know, if you're in college, and you can train the parrot to say "hey pretty lady" every time a woman enters your room, its a great icebreaker and pickup line all in one.
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    haha a parrot would drive me nuts. So if i get one that is older than a year, lets say a young cat 2-5 years old...i shouldnt have to worry about shots, ect?
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    mine doesn't get shots. he brought me a bird that he caught yesterday. silly cat.

    if you want a big cat, stop by the local animal shelters, or call them, and ask if they have any "bengal cats". there was one at the shelter close to my home that weighed around 16 pounds. they're by far the biggest of the housecats.
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    Suncloud-hadn't thought about the icebreaker suggestion. lol. Texaslifter - Then a parrot it is!

    As a pet owner, you decide of you want your pet to have shots and etc.
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    Get a Savannah, they are wicked cats. I will be getting one when all my housecats are gone.http://www.joykatz.net/savannahinfo.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero V View Post
    get a lion cub......thats a nice lil kitty.
    "Anybody can get past a dog. But NOBODY ****s with a lion."
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    lol....love that movie
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaddow View Post
    "Anybody can get past a dog. But NOBODY ****s with a lion."

    lol.


    I dont like anything that doesnt have hair.....reptiles is my phobia.
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    If you get a snake you can feed all the above pets to it
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    yeah my best friend used to have a ball python and we would feed it mice and stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasLifter89 View Post
    yeah my best friend used to have a ball python and we would feed it mice and stuff
    Both mine are into rats now, eventually I would like to get a reticulated python, but they get 20+ feet, and I would need a whole room for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crader View Post
    Get a Savannah, they are wicked cats. I will be getting one when all my housecats are gone.http://www.joykatz.net/savannahinfo.htm
    i just looked at those. that would be really badass, but they are between 1500-4000. i dont have NEAR that kind of money
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    ....i still say Parrot.
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    too loud and big. i used to have a cockateal
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    http://www.petfinder.com/search/sear...x=&location=TX


    Ragdolls are beautiful but they go limp when you pick them up. You would have to make sure your friends were nice to it.
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    I swear my cat acts like a dog. He greets you when you come home, and he also loves playing fetch. Yes, this cat will go get it and bring it back to you, lol.

    He's cool beans.

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    ragdolls are cool. i have been looking into main coons. they are cool my girlfriends sister has one
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    Well all of those are rescue cats, so they may not be pure bred but they have all their shots, and are litter trained.
  

  
 

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