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Do you own a pet? 

42%
22 deviants said Yes, cat(s)
19%
10 deviants said Yes, several
12%
6 deviants said Yes, dog(s)
12%
6 deviants said No
12%
6 deviants said Not yet :plotting:
2%
1 deviant said Yes, bird(s)
2%
1 deviant said NO NO NO NO NO.
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No deviants said Yes, bunny, hamster or guinea pig
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No deviants said Yes, fish

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Miskwaadesi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
We have had Hop-a-Long, the Lop-earred bunny; Bailey, the Flemish Giant bunny (she was a house guest for a month); 2 hermit crabs, (don't remember their names); 6 different guinea pigs (not remembering all the names); Penny, the fox terrier, and currently the ancient, antique, elderly Wiley, the Yorkie.  Hmmm, we have had quite a few.
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist
Sounds like really sweet pets, well, except the hermit crabs - why them?
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Miskwaadesi Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
My husband has some animal allergies and had never had pets. The hermit crabs were the first type of pet we had in the house. They are an easy pet to care for and it was a good way to introduce my hubby to the world of pets.  Our kids had friends with hermit crabs and we decided to do the same.
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist
Ah, smart way of easing into it. :nod: How do you take care of a hermit crab?
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Miskwaadesi Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
They often like in a plastic box with lid with holes, of course. and pebbles in the bottom, a small bowl for water and one for food. Change food and water daily, and clean pebbles when needed. They don't really require much more.  We usually had a few shells they could move in and out of, too. Hence the name hermit crab.
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Huh, didn't know, really cool. Thank you for telling me :hug:
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NorseValhalla Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013   General Artist
One part ninja kitty and one part monkey...
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Bad ass!
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Velox-Mortis Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No pets. But I'll be trying to keep a human alive for the next 18 years. If that works out I might get a dog.
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petrova Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Sounds like a really good plan, indeed! When is the big day btw?
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Velox-Mortis Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Halloween is his due date.
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome time to be born :nod:
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Velox-Mortis Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed
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JohnnieV Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
2 Adult males, 1 Female and 5 kittens she has born a couple of months ago :P
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Woah! How has it gone with the kittens?
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JohnnieV Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Oh it's fun to tell you, after all this months all 5 survived and are growing up nicely. One of our male adults got poisoned though and we lost him. But guess what, the female cat got pregnant again and last week she gave birth to another 5 kittens! This raises us to 12 cats right now and we really need to start giving some to people!
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petrova Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Hey, the holidays is around the corner :plotting:

That's a lot of cats now! You haven't thought about sterilising her? I mean it can't be that good that she's getting preggers with just months a part like that.
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JohnnieV Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
We plan to sterilize her now after the little ones grown a bit and don't need her milk exclusively.
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist
Ah, I think that's a good idea :aww:
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Orkekum Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:meow:
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist
:aww:
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Orkekum Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:dummy:
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Barfighter Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to have a cat, but now I've got a dog. I hate dogs :(
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Then why do you have a dog? :confused:
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Barfighter Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not really mine, but my fathers girlfriend's. And her son was allergic to cats so we couldn't keep the cat (even though he lives far from here). It is a mess, really :P
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist
How sad :(
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Sjazna Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
I don't have pets per se, but my parents and brother have a dog - a german shepherd.
Throughout my life we've had a total of 6 dogs (all german shepherds), and four cats (though one of them has had two litters of kittens, so it's been more in periods, though only four were ours "for real"). 

I would want a hamster, but as I feel that I'm not responsible enough to care for an animal - or rather I don't want to have that kind of responsibility - I don't think I'll get one. It wouldn't be fair to the hamster.

How about you?
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Hm... that depends on how you see it.

My mum had a dog when I was born but she soon had to get rid of him because he tried to bite me. My dad (and girlfriend) have had 5 dogs (one poodle, 4 rhodesian ridgeback) and we've taken care of a german shepherd,  two rhodesian ridgeback and unfortunately I might have forgotten someone. My dad had a cat when I was little and his girlfriend had a cat from hell.

Me and my ex got a kitten who died, probably from stomach cancer when young, I still feel bad for walking away from her as she died just to get my boyfriend to come and be with her the last couple of minutes (he was just lying in bed and refusing to come). We also was supposed to take care of two cats after that but they only stayed for a day then the former owner changed her mind. I've also had two hamsters the last couple of years.

Hamsters I can recommend. They take care of themselves and they're not like rabbits, you can leave them for a weekend if you give them lots of food and make sure the water bottle is full.
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Sjazna Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
That's a lot of animals! ^^
I'm sad to hear about the kitten, but I understand it somewhat, as one of our GSDs came to us as a pup with some defect. We don't really know what had happened - if it was bad genes, some accident at birth or how the other pups from the same litter ended up - but he had very aggressive tendencies. While he didn't hurt us, his family (he adored my brother to bits and pieces), he would try to attack others if he saw them as a threat, and clearly marked that he would go for the kill if they didn't back off. So we didn't dar to let him live.

That's what I've heard too, so a hamster is definitely my best option, or so I feel. So we'll see. When I get my own apartment I can start thinking about it for real.
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petrova Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Ooh that's really sad and awful, it always makes me sad when I hear such things.

You should definitely do so, I recommend buying one from the breeders on hamster.ifokus.se instead of the ones in a zoo, they're usually not that healthy.
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Sjazna Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Made me quite sad too. Even if we didn't have him for more than a couple of months  he was quite loved. Especially since I was just about eight or nine, and as a kid I loved animals a lot more unconditionally, so... yeah.

Nice! I'll check that out ^^ I accidentally got in contact with a lady in a zoo when I just took a peek at hamsters, and I feel quite confident with her as an expert for the hamsters they kept in that zoo, but more options are awesome ^^ Especially for someone like me who doesn't know a lot about it xD
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petrova Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Some zoo people do care a lot but check if they know who the parents are. My second hamster was from a girl who worked at a zoo and bred hamsters for them, at least those she didn't sell at ifokus first so my little one was at a zoo for one night because I was too slow to say I wanted her, but that also meant I had to travel like 4h with bus to get her. :lol: I fell for the picture.
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Sjazna Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Thanks for the advice ^^ I'll keep that in mind :D
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:iconlaggtastic:
Laggtastic Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
3 Cats over here^^
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Nice! What are their names?
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Laggtastic Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hummel, Dabber & Turbo (first 2 are little typical Dutch, last one is a VERY suitable name for a little speedy one^^)
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Great names :la:
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Laggtastic Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeahhh but they never listen to their names XD Only Turbo listens sometimes but that's just because we have to mention her name by far most =P
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Haha, doesn't surprise me :lmao:
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Laggtastic Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
=D But we can laugh about it usually, Turbo is just crazy & fast XD
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ianvicknair Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I have a dog
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petrova Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh, what kind of breed?
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ianvicknair Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
shes a basengi, not sure how to spell it but half wolf, golden lab. Its a rare dog and shes beautiful.
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist
Isn't that dangerous though, having a dog that is part wolf?
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ianvicknair Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol, actually no, ok thats BS, yes sometimes but if she loves you then no. Shes trained and has a personaility like no other.
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Hm ok, well I guess if one always keep in mind that it's a predator and part wild animal then it's safer :aww:
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Kipporah Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
2 cats, 2 betta fish, Dad has a big tank, tons of guppies, mollies, mystery snails, two shrimps.
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petrova Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Crazy! How is it to have fish btw?
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Kipporah Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fish are PICKY. The PH level has to be just right or they die, you have to give them the right food or they die, there has to ammonia in the filter or they die, some fish like a certain PH level and others don't, you have to de-chlorinate the water or they die. Basically they die a lot. Betta fish aren't picky but they make the tank dirty really fast, slimy (not green algae slime either). That's the other thing, algae, algae, algae, mopping up the algae! Always, cat's are much easier.
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petrova Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Sounds like a tough job keeping those fishies alive! :omg: They seem so low maintenance though. Now I'm happy I didn't take that 2nd hand apartment some years ago, the one living there was going to travel and she wanted someone to live there will she was gone so that person could take of her 5 huge fish tanks she had. I think I would have killed all the fish if I had, thankfully I got an apartment before I had to go along with that idea.
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