What Were Your Favourite Childhood Pets?

Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 12:55 PM By: Tigeress

Hello People

What pets did you lot have or still have and which ones were / are your favourites?

While growing up I had a different range of pets with my sisters.' This ranged from a cat, hamsters, gerbils, rats, mice, a jerd (like a gerbil but a bit bigger).

I would say the best rodent out of all the ones I had were rats even though they had sharp nails and can easily scratch but if skin covered it's ok.

The cat was ok because he was friendly, didn't do much and was easily trained. Rats could be taught tricks and liked sitting on your shoulder. One problem I had though was that the rat used to leave this weird rash on my chin so I had a sensitivity to them which annoyed me. I think because they got too close to my face when they climbed up me to go on my shoulder. I was fine with the cat and other rodents. It seemed so strange.

The first rats we had could climb up our legs when they were running on the floor. They had such good grip and were clever.

Another rat we had could open his cage door. He shared a cage with a another rat who always wanted to fight with him. He didn't like fighting back and was really scared of the other rat so I guess he learnt how to open the cage door to escape.

A cat for me is a pet which is ok as well.

Even though I had all these animals I always wanted a snake as a child but never had one. I liked their markings and the way they looked. Does / has anyone ever had one?

I remember one time my cat I have now caught a snake in my back garden. My sister caught it and called the RSPCA. They came and said it was a baby Corn Snake and was a pet snake.

I wonder if it escaped how on earth did it end up being in my garden in my cat's paws or mouth? Must have belonged to someone in my neighbourhood. Maybe they left it outside and didn't want it anymore.

It wasn't badly injured. My sister must have got it in time.

  1. KoRnChiK18 avatar

    On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 12:08 AM, KoRnChiK18 said:

    I've only had dogs as a child. Nothing else really. No gerbil or anything. Just several dogs. My favorite one was a blue eyed Siberian husky named Crackers. lol My father was allergic to a lot of different things. And I got the same allergies as him. :(

  2. Wind Dancer avatar

    On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 5:35 PM, Wind Dancer said:

    My favorite was a dog named Ethel. She was the most coolest dog, bad ass at that. I will never forget how she took her twisted mind out on my boss who was razzing me at my house, that is right at my house. She proceeded to lift her leg (she thought she was a boy) on his tire, and when he got up to the end of the street at a stop sign, she jumped up on the hood of his car, barking and showing her teeth through the windshield at him. "Ethel get your clothes back on! A song that came out in the 70's, when people were streaking (naked) through schools and malls. Ethel, (dog) I named from this song. LOL

  3. cdu avatar

    On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 4:31 PM, cdu said:

    We had a cat and a dog :)

  4. xMinna avatar

    On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 2:40 PM, xMinna said:

    My best pet was probably my rabbit Lilly. She was a house rabbit so spent her time in doors. She had such a big personality, very bossy. If she had like a piece of cake, she'd follow you from the kitchen, to the front room and then jump on your lap and nudge your hand and fuss untill you have her a little bit. She was very cuddly too, would just jump on your lap and snuggle in, what she liked to do was lie on the floor infront of you and for you to sorta rub her back with your feet. She loved it. She unfortunately had a lot of gum problems, and got a lot of reccuring abesess. It just wasnt fair on her to put her under the stress of going to the vets every couple of months to get them removed, so we had to get her put down. But nevertheless she was just awesome.

  5. KeepHoldingOn... avatar

    On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 1:16 PM, KeepHoldingOn... said:

    I had a dog coming up named bandit, he was loyal and always eager to be my pal, also the neighbors cats would frequent my house and ended up warning up 2me 2 tha point they would jump in my lap, pur and go 2sleep,, I really like cats they are just so fuckin' cool & laidback and they just do their own thing, u have 2 earn their affection but its worth it lol

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