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Postby parkaboy » Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:34 am UTC

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.
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Postby Verator » Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:36 am UTC

A giant squid. but if extinct animals count, a raptor, or a giant sloth.
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Postby zenten » Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:38 am UTC

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.

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Postby KicktheCAN » Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:40 am UTC

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.
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Postby zenten » Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:47 am UTC

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.

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Postby KicktheCAN » Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:56 am UTC

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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.
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Postby Flying Betty » Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:57 am UTC

Platypus.

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

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Postby parkaboy » Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:57 am UTC

yes, thats what i meant.

ANY thing in the world. All housing, feeding and other needs are taken care of.
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Postby xooll » Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:02 am UTC

Hmmm.... giant tortoise is a good choice.
Think I may have to get a hippo, though.
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Postby Kawa » Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:04 am UTC

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.
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Postby Belial » Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:49 am UTC

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.
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Postby Verator » Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:09 am UTC

Ravens are fucking bigass birds out west, they're bigger than my head!
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Postby Belial » Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:10 am UTC

Damn straight.
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Postby Sandry » Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:15 am UTC

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
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Postby DSK » Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:18 am UTC

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...
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Postby Belial » Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:19 am UTC

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.
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Postby Sandry » Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:22 am UTC

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.
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Postby Belial » Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:24 am UTC

No idea. I haven't actually looked at anything directly from norse mythology in ages, just stuff derived from it.
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Postby Vaniver » Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:26 am UTC

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.
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Postby Belial » Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:27 am UTC

Grumble Grumble he's not so badass, Steve Irwin would've gotten to keep his arm when it was all over Grumble Grumble.
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Postby PhantomReality » Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:31 am UTC

If it had to be one that is real: an armadillo.

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I want a pet moa to ride on, if I can have an extinct bird. Otherwise, I think I'll stick with kitties.
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Postby Emmaskillz » Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:32 am UTC

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.

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Postby notallama » Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:41 am UTC

i was going to mention crows, but raven has already been mentioned, so another one:

fruit bat!
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Postby Belial » Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:43 am UTC

Hells. Yes.
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Postby pi-3 orionis » Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:45 am UTC

I'd like a big tortoise too. I'd also like a big jungle cat like a panther or a tiger.

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Postby notallama » Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:47 am UTC

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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Postby EvanED » Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:48 am UTC

Koala bear maybe. Talk about your cuteness...

Edit: notallama, not cute. ;-)

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Postby Spot » Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:51 am UTC

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.

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Postby DonChubby » Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:54 am UTC

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.
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Postby Verator » Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:36 am UTC

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Postby Sunshine » Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:45 am UTC

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.

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Postby Shizo » Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:45 am UTC

a human. 8)

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Postby __Kit » Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:48 am UTC

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.
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Postby Belial » Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:48 am UTC

A polar bear would be pretty badass. One could ride him about the town. No one would dare fuck with you.
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Postby Verator » Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:51 am UTC

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.
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