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what if... - on Pets.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:34 am UTC
by parkaboy
If you could have ANY existing animal in the world, as a pet - from micro-organisms to blue whales - what would you choose?

I'm torn between a Snow Owl, Bats and a Fennec Fox, even though in some states the foxes are legal to own w/ a permit (last i checked. it was years ago)

on a more realistic note, i've thought it'd be cool to have a pet lobster. seriously, WHO has a pet lobster? no one.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:36 am UTC
by Verator
A giant squid. but if extinct animals count, a raptor, or a giant sloth.

Re: what if... - on Pets.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:38 am UTC
by zenten
apocralypse wrote:If you could have ANY existing animal in the world, as a pet - from micro-organisms to blue whales - what would you choose?

I'm torn between a Snow Owl, Bats and a Fennec Fox, even though in some states the foxes are legal to own w/ a permit (last i checked. it was years ago)

on a more realistic note, i've thought it'd be cool to have a pet lobster. seriously, WHO has a pet lobster? no one.


On the fox thing? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tame_silver_fox

And I want some sort of monkey, not sure on the specific species.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:40 am UTC
by KicktheCAN
I would want a giant tortoise. My house would be set up so he could travel around like a normal pet. How awesome would it be to walk past a giant tortoise in the hallway. Plus if you are not near a table and you need to pick something up he totally won't mind if you put your drink down on him.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:42 am UTC
by priapus
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Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:47 am UTC
by zenten
KicktheCAN wrote:I would want a giant tortoise. My house would be set up so he could travel around like a normal pet. How awesome would it be to walk past a giant tortoise in the hallway. Plus if you are not near a table and you need to pick something up he totally won't mind if you put your drink down on him.


I'm pretty sure you could get one. Or at least, there are many places in the world where you can legally own one without much issue.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:51 am UTC
by Lani
Wolves. Plural.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:56 am UTC
by KicktheCAN
zenten wrote:
KicktheCAN wrote:I would want a giant tortoise. My house would be set up so he could travel around like a normal pet. How awesome would it be to walk past a giant tortoise in the hallway. Plus if you are not near a table and you need to pick something up he totally won't mind if you put your drink down on him.


I'm pretty sure you could get one. Or at least, there are many places in the world where you can legally own one without much issue.


Yes but the hassle would be intense, plus you have to keep them in a specially heated pen. I was assuming this was some kind of magical world where owning a blue whale required no work or money.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:57 am UTC
by Flying Betty
Platypus.

I can think of several mythical beasts that I would love to have but we're constrained to the real world here, sadly.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:57 am UTC
by parkaboy
yes, thats what i meant.

ANY thing in the world. All housing, feeding and other needs are taken care of.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:02 am UTC
by xooll
Hmmm.... giant tortoise is a good choice.
Think I may have to get a hippo, though.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:04 am UTC
by Kawa
I think I'd turn all of the walls of my house into the world's coolest aquarium ever and fill it with all sorts of tropical fish. Because that would look SO cool.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:09 am UTC
by SmoothHeavy
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Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:49 am UTC
by Belial
I'd want a Raven. It is not *possible* to be more badass than a guy who walks around with a raven on his shoulder. That, and they're smart and have a nasty sense of humour. Best pet ever.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:09 am UTC
by Verator
Ravens are fucking bigass birds out west, they're bigger than my head!

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:10 am UTC
by Belial
Damn straight.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:15 am UTC
by Sandry
Belial wrote:I'd want a Raven. It is not *possible* to be more badass than a guy who walks around with a raven on his shoulder. That, and they're smart and have a nasty sense of humour. Best pet ever.


More badass? Duh, Belial. Two ravens: Hugin and Munin.

And an eyepatch. :D

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:18 am UTC
by DSK
Fennec fox! I've love to have one. They have some of the coolest ears ever. And I definitely have to agree on the choice of a raven<3

And as for a more out-there choice, I'd love a Northern Bald Ibis. Unusual but beautiful birds, I say! Plus, they look like the Skeksis of Dark Crystal, and that's awesome in my book. Unfortunately they are quite endangered...

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:19 am UTC
by Belial
Heheh. They were badass too.

"Hey..." Shadow rasped. "S...say 'Nevermore'"

"Fuck. You." Hugin said dryly.

(reproduced from memory. No idea how accurate)

But the whole "staring at the wall and drooling while they're not there" thing kindof tanked Odin's badassery.

Also, ooo, yeah, Ibises are pretty.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:22 am UTC
by Sandry
Not that I want to dislodge thread topic, but... is that in mythology itself? I didn't recall any of Odin sitting around staring vacantly. And I'd think you wouldn't much get away with it a) around Loki, and b) while married to Frejya.

Though to be perfectly honest, it seems when it comes down to it, Tyr is totally more badass than Odin. Hanging from a tree? Eh. Sticking your arm in a giant wolf's mouth? Clearly badass.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:24 am UTC
by Belial
No idea. I haven't actually looked at anything directly from norse mythology in ages, just stuff derived from it.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:26 am UTC
by Vaniver
Sandry wrote:Though to be perfectly honest, it seems when it comes down to it, Tyr is totally more badass than Odin. Hanging from a tree? Eh. Sticking your arm in a giant wolf's mouth? Clearly badass.
Tyr is indeed the most awesome of the Norse gods.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:27 am UTC
by Belial
Grumble Grumble he's not so badass, Steve Irwin would've gotten to keep his arm when it was all over Grumble Grumble.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:31 am UTC
by PhantomReality
If it had to be one that is real: an armadillo.

but if not:

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The most amazing of all animals.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:32 am UTC
by (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
I want a pet moa to ride on, if I can have an extinct bird. Otherwise, I think I'll stick with kitties.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:32 am UTC
by Emmaskillz
I'd kinda like to have a meerkat (don't know if it's a k or a c but yeah). Also bats are so cute!!! The little ones anyway I'd probably have some of them too. Maybe some kind of freaky sea creature in an aquarium set in the wall. Sea things are too weird.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:41 am UTC
by notallama
i was going to mention crows, but raven has already been mentioned, so another one:

fruit bat!
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Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:43 am UTC
by Belial
Hells. Yes.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:44 am UTC
by priapus
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Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:45 am UTC
by pi-3 orionis
I'd like a big tortoise too. I'd also like a big jungle cat like a panther or a tiger.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:47 am UTC
by notallama
Emmaskillz wrote:Maybe some kind of freaky sea creature in an aquarium set in the wall. Sea things are too weird.

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Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:48 am UTC
by EvanED
Koala bear maybe. Talk about your cuteness...

Edit: notallama, not cute. ;-)

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:51 am UTC
by Spot
notallama wrote:
Emmaskillz wrote:Maybe some kind of freaky sea creature in an aquarium set in the wall. Sea things are too weird.

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What is that thing? I need to look it up on the Wikipedia.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:54 am UTC
by DonChubby
A panther definitely. Or perhaps a caracal, it's a friggin' awesome animal.
And a raven.

Seriously, nobody is more badass than a guy in a cloak, with a raven on his shoulder, and a panther following him.

Edit: And a blobfish for a hat.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:36 am UTC
by Verator
Oarfish
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Dragonfish
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Giant Squid

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Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:45 am UTC
by Sunshine
I want a flock of Galapagos Vampire Finches. They peck holes in other birds and drink their blood for sustenance. Anyway, I want about 30-80 of these guys, and I want to train them to attack on my call. It would be like Hitchcock's "The Birds" wherever you went. So badass.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:45 am UTC
by Shizo
a human. 8)

If humans don't count, then a Platypus.

Re: what if... - on Pets.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:48 am UTC
by __Kit
apocralypse wrote:on a more realistic note, i've thought it'd be cool to have a pet lobster. seriously, WHO has a pet lobster? no one.

Homer Simpson had a lobster...

Awesome thread, ok well a fox would be cool, not exotic enough though, I would like something BIG perhaps ridable, Yeah I'll definitely settle for a panda or a white tiger! Maybe even a bear.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:48 am UTC
by Belial
A polar bear would be pretty badass. One could ride him about the town. No one would dare fuck with you.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:51 am UTC
by Verator
I think my pets win still in the pure being-badass category. They're all at least 13ft long. and are as deadly as shit.