any exotic animal you wanted, and had the capacity and money to properly care for it, what would you have and why? (Can only pick one) :)
I used to say I would want a baby chimp, but did you know that they have done studies where the mother chimpanzee actually goes through depression/mourning because of having her baby taken away? Because chimps live with their mothers for a very long time and people that want chimps, want babies. So they have to be taken from their mothers. They have shown that their emotions are similar to humans in that respect. That made me so sad that I had changed my mind. But anyway....tangant, sorry...I would get a fennec fox. Some good family friends of ours work with the Division of Wildlife rehabilitating animals and finding places for ones that can't be rehabilitated, and they have a fennec fox and it's sooooooo neat :)
I would want a Zebra. I used to want one when I was little. I guess because I always had the spotted horse and tought it would be cool to have a striped one. The major question though is, are they black with white stripes? Or white with black stripes?
I would have an elephant....but somehow it can be genetically modified so it only stays the size of a baby elephant and I can ride it down to the shops...and it can live in my house and sleep in my bedroom!
Or a false killer whale like in Free Willy would be cool....I love whales.
But since I can only have one, a small elephant!
***Edited By: Boxer Babe on 11/18/2004 7:09:29 PM*** Reason: Had another thought.
Well, this is not exotic, but I want a pig farm! For pets..not food (hmmph) I want all types..pot bellied, vietnamese. They are all so cute. And I know you don't have to have tons of money to house, feed or have them...but in a sense you do, because you need a big house, lots of acres and help. When we move out of base housing...I will get a Vietnamese pig and own it as if it were a dog...house train him and everything. OINK OINK!
I agree with you TJ, I would def have a black panther. I've always thought they were so beautiful, and in high school a psych teacher did this cool evaluation on all of us...anyways, it came out that if I were an animal, that's what i'd be! I was pleased :) I'd also have a little monkey of some sort...like Marcel on Friends....or maybe a fox, i've always thought they were beautiful...I can't decide!
***Edited By: emerald00 on 11/18/2004 10:57:22 PM*** Reason: Thought of more stuff
Heffanator- I have always wanted a capuchin monkey too. I love those little guys! But really I am like the biggest fan of primates ever, I spend hours upon hours reading and studying about them. I have entire book cases full of books and notes about them. I know this sounds like a strange dream, but my biggest goal in life is to actually get to touch a living gorilla, I want to hold it's hand just once! It is practically on the top of my list of things to do before I die, it is my ultimate dream. I have got to vist them at zoos and things but to actually interact with one would be amazing to me. A chimp is right up there on my list of things to see also, i have never got to see a living chimp yet, and it drives me nuts. I finally got to see whales and dolphins for the first time last summer, that was right after gorillas, LOL! I know it is kind of weird to love animals so much that it is your life goal to get to meet one, but really that is just how bannannas I am over primates!LOL
Scout, did you know that there has never been a great white successfully kept in captivity. Something to do with them having to be constantly moving and the captivity killing them or something. I thought that was interesting. I would love to go in a cage with whites. It's something I have always wanted to do. Sharks are fascinating.
Seijun, I was worried no one else would know what a fennec fox was when I said it. When I saw our friend's, that was the first time I had ever heard of one. But he was just like a dog. Came and sat in my lap, let me pet his belly. And he made the weirdest noises! He cracked me up :)
***Edited By: huntersmom on 11/18/2004 11:18:17 PM*** Reason: added something
I would have a three toed sloth. I've always loved sloths because I think it's so neat that they're so slow and it takes them hours to get back up a tree if they fall off. I saw that they made a beanie baby sloth and I had to get one on impulse. They're just so cool!!
I would love to have a monkey, but I would have to have the mother too because I wouldn't want to take it away from it's mom. My aunt and uncle used to have a spider monkey but had to get rid of him because they never housetrained him and he was too wild, he would jump on people's backs when they came in the house. If I had one I would train it to listen, like a dog.