What Type Of Pet Is Your Favorite?

  1. I own a cat because I'm not al;lowed to have more than one where I live, and it has to stay inside. I also am disabled and get around in a motorized chair. However, if I had my own way, I'd have a short legged Beagle, a cat, a bird, and a ferret. Then I would have all the entertainment I would need.
  2. Poll: What Type Of Pet Is Your Favorite?

    • Horse

      9.09% 1
    • Dog

      45.45% 5
    • Cat

      36.36% 4
    • Goat

      0% 0
    • Alpaka

      9.09% 1
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  4. by   BCgradnurse
    I have 2 cats, 2 rabbits,and a dog. I'd like to have a goat, too. But if I had to choose my favorite, I'd pick a cat every time.
  5. by   Crystal-Wings
    I'd pick cats every time.
  6. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Right now it's dogs, but I love and miss having a cat. Next round we plan to have one of each to be raised together.
    I think ferrets are so sweet and funny, they'd be very entertaining to have, but you have to be careful about electrical wires and that they don't escape out the door if it's opened, and other concerns if you let them out of the cage. When I worked in the animal room of a museum, we had three ferrets; they loved to hop onto the end of a long towel and be dragged along, across the floor, then roll off and run to get back on, chattering (laughing, I always thought) happily.
    But even descented ferrets carry an odor, the boys more-so than the girls, so you have to not mind that. And in some states they are illegal to own as pets.
    Regardless of what kind of pet, you have to be able to give them the time and attention and socialization they require. My rule is "no more than two" because I only have two hands and "equal time" is important to them.
  7. by   Wannabenurseneko
    My favorite types of pets are cats and fishes , because you don't have to walk either of them outside .
  8. by   psychrn4u
    Quote from BCgradnurse
    I have 2 cats, 2 rabbits,and a dog. I'd like to have a goat, too. But if I had to choose my favorite, I'd pick a cat every time.
    goats in pajamas - Google Search
  9. by   Mudpinesredneck
    Dogs. My friend is a survivor of many ailments. Things he should have been dead from, without going over his whole medical history

    One of his dogs is extremely entuned.

    He left me with the dog for a week while he took care of some business across the country.

    I had a major panic attack one of those nights. She sensed it, and whimpered at me.

    Sat by my side, until that dog KNEW my RR and pulse was down. I know, I counted my respirations and my pulse.

    Harley knew I was experiencing something not normal to that dog. She reacted with giving me unconditional love, even though I was just there to let her pee and eat.
  10. by   nursefrances
    I wish I could have an alpaca!
    My husband and I have loved llamas and their cousins for years.
    But we do have two puppies that are my little sweeties.
  11. by   Daisy Joyce
    Guinea pig.
    Large and intelligent enough to cuddle and be interesting, little enough to keep in a cage.
  12. by   NurseBlaq
    I have 2 adult cats and 2 kittens, all rescued. I had a shar-pei that died from cancer a few years back. I also have 2 freshwater fish tanks. It's hard keeping the cats out of them. LMAO
  13. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    You couldn't pay me to keep a fish aquarium; it's a lot more work than many people realize.
  14. by   NurseBlaq
    Fresh water aren't that bad but I would never have a salt water tank. They take up way too much time and cost too much money. Plus they're super fickle.
  15. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Quote from NurseBlaq
    Fresh water aren't that bad but I would never have a salt water tank. They take up way too much time and cost too much money. Plus they're super fickle.
    Have you seen the TV show TANK, where those guys make huge fish tanks inside all kinds of things like a school bus, once; a jukebox, just amazing, for both fresh water and salt water creatures? Now, you KNOW the folks who commission them have more money than they know what to do with.
    There were parents who surprised their young son with a kind of a tree-house tank which had the fish inside the tree, which was semi-wrapped around his bed, so he could lay and watch the fish as he went to sleep and when he woke up. You KNOW that had to take an arm and a leg to maintain! And how will they ever top that kind of a present???

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